A real black beauty

A Stars in their Eyes winner gave up city life for a barn-like house on the edge of a forest in rural North Canterbury.

Top Kiwi bathroom for 2017

This year's Supreme Bathroom Design award winner is all about simplicity and clean lines.

'Compact' rebuilds shine

Diversity is celebrated in this year's ADNZ Canterbury-Westland design awards, and sometimes simple is better.

Stunning bungalow makeover

Before-and-after photos highlight the extraordinary award-winning transformation of a Rangiora bungalow.

Abandoned homestead? No longer

"We knew as we walked up the driveway that we would buy this house," say buyers who beat 10 other parties.

A reinvented dream home

A retired Cashmere couple loved their old home so much they had a new one built in its likeness.

Beautiful, but abandoned

UK owners abandon North Canterbury colonial mansion after their dream falls through.

Where the collectors live

'Buy once, buy quality' is the mantra of these two mid-century devotees.

Suzannah Tonascia's favourite things

The textile emporium owner is drawn to beautiful pieces that tug at her heart strings.

Taking the high ground

A couple who defied advice and bought a steep section overlooking Christchurch are now reaping the rewards.

Fleeing to the alps to forget the city

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

A home to delight the senses

Texture and light take high priority in the contemporary home of visually impaired Christchurch resident Lynne Smith.

Trump's ex tries to score freebies

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

My glass is half-full

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

Plunket garden tour delights

Massages and cake decorating

Flower delivery service for sick patients

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 place in the sun

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

Christchurch's island sanctuary

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

Racing board to axe 43 TAB 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.

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