In pictures: Paeonies from heaven

The couple behind Simmons Paeonies explain their passion for these gorgeous blooms.

Remembering the HMT Marquette

This year is the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, and we again remember the brave men and women who took part in the First World War

House build "a long journey, but worth it"

What do you do if several companies behind the house you are planning go belly up? Take on the project yourself.

House of the week: Christchurch

Among the sand dunes of Southshore sits a 1950s beach house with sprawling gardens.

House of the week: Cashmere

This 1910 Cashmere home has been transformed after suffering major structural damage in the earthquakes.

House of the month

Sumner house

When the Canterbury earthquakes tipped the Joneses from their hilltop haven, they found life is perfectly good on the flat.

House: The place to be

Avenues House

Two brothers have converted a Beckenham house into a stylish pad for laidback living and entertaining.

Down by the bay


Sweeping views of Lyttelton Harbour set the scene for a family home in Governors Bay.

Here's the ultimate man cave

'I have an English pub in my shed'

English Pub

Shaun Maloney has built an old English pub complete with a 'snug' for the ladies, in his backyard in North Canterbury.

Sumner, and the living is easy

Sumner house

It's contemporary and well positioned, with beachy good looks, but this Sumner house has got brains, too. Sumner is the owner's home territory. There was no question this is where he would build.

Dyers House in Cashmere

A 1906 home lives on.


A Cashmere hills home combines the charm of yesteryear with modern comfort.

A classic recreated

From creamery to crème de la crème


From homestead, heritage barn and creamery to modern, family home.

Huntsbury home built to spec

Designed to suit family and friends


With breathtaking vistas, a builder's dream home keeps everyone happy.

Canterbury history in a homestead

A Tai Tapu home rich in history


A fine Tai Tapu homestead and park resonates with stories of Canterbury's distant past.

A Tai Tapu home replicates its past

Tai Tapu House

A stylish Tai Tapu home worked so well for its family, it has been rebuilt exactly as it was originally designed.

Inside Ohinitahi, Governors Bay

The gift to the nation


A slice of heaven given to New Zealand.

An 1887 Papanui residence restored

An 1887 Papanui residence renewed


A grand 1887 residence in Papanui is back to its magnificent best.

Home for Christmas

Rolston house

A Tai Tapu home is the perfect gathering point for one extended Christchurch family at Christmas.

Inside Dame Ngaio Marsh's home

Ngaio Marsh

Tucked away at the base of the Port Hills is a cottage that once housed a queen of mystery

A stylist's respite

A peek inside Angela Stone's townhouse

Angela Stone's house

Clients arriving for a session with style guru Angela Stone step into an elegant light-filled atrium, the business end of her contemporary town pad.

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