Fleeing to the foothills to forget the city

It's okay to chat sideways when you have these views.

Hair stylist to Trump's ex Marla Maples: No free services for 'exposure'

Hairdresser slams Marla Maples' bid for free hairstyling at inauguration in exchange for 'exposure'.

After nearly losing my husband, I'm determined to see the glass half-full this Christmas

How nearly losing her husband to a heart attack has made one woman thankful for what she has.

Brightening sick patients' days with flowers

One year on since starting her charitable trust and Janine Thomson says her service which delivers flowers to sick patients around Christchurch for free.

A Christchurch hillside home which sits outside the box

This Mt Pleasant family home eschews "the box" in favour of angled wings that embrace sun, sea views and a garden courtyard.

The wildlife haven on the outskirts of Christchurch

On the edge of the city is a safe home for endangered birds, reptiles and a gorilla troop.

New Zealand Racing Board to axe 43 TAB Phonebet jobs

The Christchurch-based staff will be replaced by a fully automated service.

In pictures: Paeonies from heaven

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

In pictures: Nurses' Chapel Garden in Christchurch

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

Bad luck meant they took on their house build themselves

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.

On the level

Sumner house

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

The place to be

Avenues House

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

A harbourside haven


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 Pass retreat

A 1906 home lives on.


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

Inside a country cottage

From creamery to crème de la crème


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

A builder's dream home

Designed to suit family and friends


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

Lansdown Homestead and Park

A Tai Tapu home rich in history


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

Rebuilt to last

Tai Tapu House

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

Sir Miles Warren's Ohinetahi

The gift to the nation


A slice of heaven given to New Zealand.

Woodford 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.

Fendalton family home

Fendalton house

A touch of country flourishes in a contemporary family home.

Ohinetahi Valley home


Owned by an interior designer, this home is beautiful inside and out.

A designer paradise

Rosling house

The Tai Tapu home of Stephen and Georgina Rosling brings city chic to the country.

Treasure box


A small cottage in Akaroa is a true example of shabby chic.

A country classic


Oberau is an enchanting European-style villa offering elegant country living.

Life in Northwood


Downsizing has been a relatively pain-free experience for Cheryl Colley.

Home on the range



Tucked away in Tai Tapu is an oasis for travellers.

Pride of the South



In rural Harewood a Southern American-style mansion defies convention. 

Ohoka homestead


Every Christmas a North Canterbury farmstead is garlanded in a traditional theme.

Living history

Kate Sheppard


Rosa Shiels tours a property once owned by suffragette Kate Sheppard.

Colours on high



Are we in Palm Springs or Christchurch? It's hard to tell with this home.

Riccarton ritz

Riccarton home

A modern home with all the trimmings.

Portugal meets Cashmere


A piece of Portugese summer in a small corner of Cashmere.

Village people

Merivale abode


A smallish 1920s bungalow becomes a capacious family home.

At the foot of the hills

Cashmere abode


An interior designer's home at the foot of Cashmere Hill is a tribute to her rich life of art, song and dance.

Georgian recall

Ohoka home



A new Ohoka home captures the old classical spirit.

Safe haven

Shaken but not stirred


A modern home in St Martins remains a sanctuary for its owner.

Native ambition



Barry Gadsby welcomes garden writer Diane Keenan into his native retreat.

Top shape



A series of sculptures adds quirk and drama to a Mandeville show garden.  

Holidaying at home

Church Bay


A converted bach fulfils every requirement for a couple who swapped city life for Church Bay views.

The full monty

Ohoka overhaul

Ohoka home

A spacious property underwent a complete revamp in eight months.

Flourishing flora



Textured plants are perfect for a hassle-free city garden that looks good year-round.
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