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Terrace house with secret pub

There's no need to wander down to the pub, when you can just walk upstairs and stand behind the bar.

There's no need to wander down to the pub, when you can just walk upstairs and stand behind the bar.

7 Steps to Cleaning Out Your Fridge

When it comes to cleaning your refrigerator, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all that needs to be done.

When it comes to cleaning your refrigerator, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all that needs to be done.

Sir Peter Blake's former Bayswater house for sale

Kiwi yachting legend, the late Sir Peter Blake and Lady Pippa lived in this stunning Bayswater waterfront home in the 1990s. The house is now for sale

Kiwi yachting legend, the late Sir Peter Blake and Lady Pippa lived in this stunning Bayswater waterfront home in the 1990s. The house is now for sale

TIDA house and renovation awards

Here's the creme de la creme of the TIDA New Zealand new home and renovation awards.

Here's the creme de la creme of the TIDA New Zealand new home and renovation awards.

Bunker Hill for sale - may contain explosives

Bunker Hill in Ngaruawahia is a former army munitions base. The property is for sale with a warning about potential explosives underground.

Bunker Hill in Ngaruawahia is a former army munitions base. The property is for sale with a warning about potential explosives underground.

Oriental Bay villa sold

The striking Oriental Bay villa, which was restored over three years, has been sold to a Wellington family.

The striking Oriental Bay villa, which was restored over three years, has been sold to a Wellington family.

A Glimpse Into the World's Greenest City

The Global Destination Sustainability Index has named Gothenburg, Sweden, the reigning champ of sustainability since 2016.

The Global Destination Sustainability Index has named Gothenburg, Sweden, the reigning champ of sustainability since 2016.

6 ways to avoid microplastics

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that microplastics are a major source of global pollution.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that microplastics are a major source of global pollution.

London Hotel Unveils World’s First Half And Half Hotel Suite

The world’s first half and half hotel suite has been designed.

The world’s first half and half hotel suite has been designed.

Spectacular Bamboo Treehouse That Sits In The Indonesian Jungle Is Available To Rent

A spectacular treehouse that sits among the Indonesian jungle is available to rent.

A spectacular treehouse that sits among the Indonesian jungle is available to rent.

Log cabin in the Coromandel bush

It's not just the log cabin that appeals on this property for sale - it's also the stream, waterfall and woodland setting.

It's not just the log cabin that appeals on this property for sale - it's also the stream, waterfall and woodland setting.

Color-changing furniture pieces are painted by hand

Color-changing furniture pieces are painted by hand

Color-changing furniture pieces are painted by hand

Creating fake neon signs with spray paint

Adam Fu creates signs and images that trick the eyes into seeing them as neon lights. Each line or spray of paint is placed intentionally to recreate the glow of a real neon light.

Adam Fu creates signs and images that trick the eyes into seeing them as neon lights. Each line or spray of paint is placed intentionally to recreate the glow of a real neon light.

Mt Eden rental provides an old house for a good price

In the two years Alex Ross Smith has rented a room in this Mt Eden home, his rent's only gone up $8.

In the two years Alex Ross Smith has rented a room in this Mt Eden home, his rent's only gone up $8.

A move from large to small meant a new beginning for this foodie

Celebrated food writer, drum player and whiskey fan Sarah Tuck talks about her Ponsonby home.

Celebrated food writer, drum player and whiskey fan Sarah Tuck talks about her Ponsonby home.

5 ways to keep your avocados green for longer

How to keep your avos looking their best - because no one likes brown guacamole.

How to keep your avos looking their best - because no one likes brown guacamole.

Hamilton Gardens is opening its newest Picturesque Garden

The garden is also based on Mozart's opera The Magic Flute.

The garden is also based on Mozart's opera The Magic Flute.

Oriental Bay heritage villa for sale

This colourful heritage villa on Oriental Parade, Wellington is on the market for the first time in decades.

This colourful heritage villa on Oriental Parade, Wellington is on the market for the first time in decades.

First-home owners opt for Passive House

Despite a small budget, the owners of this Hamilton house have built a highly sustainable Passive House.

Despite a small budget, the owners of this Hamilton house have built a highly sustainable Passive House.

Gulf Harbour farm could be new subdivision

This picturesque 13.43ha farm at Gulf Harbour on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula may become the next waterfront suburb.

This picturesque 13.43ha farm at Gulf Harbour on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula may become the next waterfront suburb.

A peek inside Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien's Oxford home

The author lived her in the 30s and 40s, and would have written large chunks of his famous novels here.

The author lived her in the 30s and 40s, and would have written large chunks of his famous novels here.

From old ambulance, to new 'campulance'

Leanne and Dan Edwards have turned a decommissioned ambulance into a luxury camper.

Leanne and Dan Edwards have turned a decommissioned ambulance into a luxury camper.

Tiny house built by former ship builder a nautical treat

The home by first time tiny home builders Kathy Nanson and Morgan Constable is as ship-shape as you could want.

The home by first time tiny home builders Kathy Nanson and Morgan Constable is as ship-shape as you could want.

Villa is last 'do-up' on the block

This Grey Lynn villa owned by the same family for 50+ years needs some serious love.

This Grey Lynn villa owned by the same family for 50+ years needs some serious love.

Cute cottage hides a secret

This 'small' traditional villa for sale in Grey Lynn, Auckland is not what it seems.

This 'small' traditional villa for sale in Grey Lynn, Auckland is not what it seems.

The Block NZ: Firehouse take two

Here's another fire station-apartment conversion. This one is in Gore, and it's for sale in one title.

Here's another fire station-apartment conversion. This one is in Gore, and it's for sale in one title.

Waikari garden of quiet contemplation

Vassilis Skouras and Laura Sultze have created a spiritual sanctuary in their North Canterbury garden.

Vassilis Skouras and Laura Sultze have created a spiritual sanctuary in their North Canterbury garden.

Tropical getaway garden in the heart of Auckland

The move from the country paid off for this couple.

The move from the country paid off for this couple.

Most expensive house sells cheap

The most expensive house in the US had an original asking price of US$250 million. It has just been sold for $94.

The most expensive house in the US had an original asking price of US$250 million. It has just been sold for $94.

Cromwell kitchen team wins SBID award

A small-town Kiwi kitchen design team has taken on the world and won. Masterwood Joinery is the winner of the KBB Award at the SBID awards in London.

A small-town Kiwi kitchen design team has taken on the world and won. Masterwood Joinery is the winner of the KBB Award at the SBID awards in London.

Unusual art moderne home in Thorndon seeks new family life

This art moderne home in Thorndon might be one of the first in the country to be constructed from concrete blocks.

This art moderne home in Thorndon might be one of the first in the country to be constructed from concrete blocks.

How to use olla pots for irrigation

How to use olla pots for irrigation.

How to use olla pots for irrigation.

Semi-derelict villa in Invercargill for sale

This semi-derelict villa for sale in Invercargill has four flats, two of which are currently tenanted.

This semi-derelict villa for sale in Invercargill has four flats, two of which are currently tenanted.

New Plymouth's twilight garden

Shane & Mel Hurliman's Sequoia Steps is designed to shine at the setting of the sun.

Shane & Mel Hurliman's Sequoia Steps is designed to shine at the setting of the sun.

Building a rammed-earth house

There are plenty of sacrifices when you choose the DIY approach to building a rammed-earth house to the highest sustainability standards.

There are plenty of sacrifices when you choose the DIY approach to building a rammed-earth house to the highest sustainability standards.

Hurst Seager rebuild in Sumner for sale

This two-year-old house is an exact copy of the orignal Hurst Seager house that once stood on the site - before it was destroyed by the earthquakes.

This two-year-old house is an exact copy of the orignal Hurst Seager house that once stood on the site - before it was destroyed by the earthquakes.

Young gardener is using his skills to help

Young gardener is using his skills to help his Granny who taught him everything he knows.

Young gardener is using his skills to help his Granny who taught him everything he knows.

One of a kind interiors

Forget trends - the best homes are all about individuality.

Forget trends - the best homes are all about individuality.

Charlotte Horan's Christmas House

Charlotte Horan's Christmas House.

Charlotte Horan's Christmas House.

Flip Grater's central Christchurch loft

Flip relaxes at home with husband Youssef Iskrane and their three-year-old daughter Anais Iskrane.

Flip relaxes at home with husband Youssef Iskrane and their three-year-old daughter Anais Iskrane.

'Norman castle' for sale in Sefton

When your home is literally your castle - this five-bedroom house in Canterbury comes with crenellated turret and vaulted timber ceilings.

When your home is literally your castle - this five-bedroom house in Canterbury comes with crenellated turret and vaulted timber ceilings.

How to grow peas

How to grow peas

How to grow peas

This mid century bach in Petone is a real find

The value of this property has risen steadily over the past few years, making it a bit of a bargain, according to realtors.

The value of this property has risen steadily over the past few years, making it a bit of a bargain, according to realtors.

This bank conversion is right on the money

A former BNZ bank in Taranaki has been transformed into a cool and quirky home.

A former BNZ bank in Taranaki has been transformed into a cool and quirky home.

How to grow rhododendrons

How to grow rhododendrons.

How to grow rhododendrons.

Upcycled painted plant pots

Create your own range of colourful flower pots, in both fun and funky styles.

Create your own range of colourful flower pots, in both fun and funky styles.

New Zealand's botanical artists through the ages

From plant-hunting sailors to modern artists working today, botanical illustration has a rich history in Aotearoa.

From plant-hunting sailors to modern artists working today, botanical illustration has a rich history in Aotearoa.

Boxwood: the constantly reimagined Taranaki garden

Jo Collins is constantly putting her personal touch on this memorable garden.

Jo Collins is constantly putting her personal touch on this memorable garden.

A stunning Takapuna beach-side build

An architect brother helped create this family home for the 21st century.

An architect brother helped create this family home for the 21st century.

Gone With the Wind house for sale

Twelve Oaks, the mansion that inspired the setting for 'Gone With the Wind' has come onto the market.

Twelve Oaks, the mansion that inspired the setting for 'Gone With the Wind' has come onto the market.

The Great Kiwi Bach

A classic Kiwi bach should be near the water, have a hint of nostalgia about it and be cosy enough to relax in.

A classic Kiwi bach should be near the water, have a hint of nostalgia about it and be cosy enough to relax in.

Trade Me's longest property listing

This four-bedroom executive home on 1.61ha at Welcome Bay, Tauranga is the property listed the longest on Trade Me - 10 years.

This four-bedroom executive home on 1.61ha at Welcome Bay, Tauranga is the property listed the longest on Trade Me - 10 years.

DIY VIDEO - Fridge Flower Magnets

DIY VIDEO - Fridge Flower Magnets

DIY VIDEO - Fridge Flower Magnets

Great former state houses

A well-renovated former state house is a thing of beauty...

A well-renovated former state house is a thing of beauty...

DIY windowsill planter boxes

DIY windowsill planter boxes

DIY windowsill planter boxes

Destination decor: where to shop around the world

The hunt for unique decor items has gone international...

The hunt for unique decor items has gone international...

DIY: Wooden beaded star

DIY: Wooden beaded star

DIY: Wooden beaded star

Man cave is a happy place

Ian Hamilton's shed is a runner-up in the 2019 Resene Shed of the Year competition.

Ian Hamilton's shed is a runner-up in the 2019 Resene Shed of the Year competition.

How to grow Asian green vegetables

Bok choy, pak choy, tatsoi, wong bok and choy sum – the names may be confusing but they're grown the same way.

Bok choy, pak choy, tatsoi, wong bok and choy sum – the names may be confusing but they're grown the same way.

Where's the cleanest place to keep your toothbrush?

You might already have poo particles on your toothbrush. Here's how to stop it getting worse.

You might already have poo particles on your toothbrush. Here's how to stop it getting worse.

How to recognise asbestos in your own home

Chemcare asbestos supervisor James Sokolich-Beatson shares some tips on how to recognise asbestos in your own home.

Chemcare asbestos supervisor James Sokolich-Beatson shares some tips on how to recognise asbestos in your own home.

Derelict villa is end of an era

Much has changed in 120 years, but here's one old villa for sale that carries a wealth of nostalgia.

Much has changed in 120 years, but here's one old villa for sale that carries a wealth of nostalgia.

How to establish an espalier

Small but lusciously formed, this central Christchurch garden is a model of edible abundance.

Small but lusciously formed, this central Christchurch garden is a model of edible abundance.

DIY: Paper Bauble

DIY: Paper Bauble

DIY: Paper Bauble

House of the future here already

Architecture 2019 is all about adaptability, sustainability and connection.

Architecture 2019 is all about adaptability, sustainability and connection.

Queenstown house wins three awards

This stunning Queenstown house built by Summerhill Construction has won three big awards in the Southern Registered Master Builders 2019 House of the Year Competition.

This stunning Queenstown house built by Summerhill Construction has won three big awards in the Southern Registered Master Builders 2019 House of the Year Competition.

The Banana House: A Kiwi architectural gem

Inspired by UK stately home Gatcombe Park, every room in this home opens onto a long, glazed gallery.

Inspired by UK stately home Gatcombe Park, every room in this home opens onto a long, glazed gallery.

Indoor plant popularity growing

Social media sowed the seeds for a revival in indoor plants.

Social media sowed the seeds for a revival in indoor plants.

A landlord whose rental was trashed wants more support for property investors

A landlord whose rental was trashed wants more support for property investors.

A landlord whose rental was trashed wants more support for property investors.

Top 10 herbs for home remedies

Top 10 herbs for home remedies

Top 10 herbs for home remedies

Wife Swap NZ's dog enthusiasts

These Great Dane lovers are set to swap homes.

These Great Dane lovers are set to swap homes.

TIDA award-winning bathrooms 2019

Luxury is to the fore in this year's winning TIDA Bathrooms.

Luxury is to the fore in this year's winning TIDA Bathrooms.

Award-winning Shibui House

The Shibui house, designed by ADNZ member Tane Cox of Red Architecture, was stripped of adornment to present a strong, minimal composition. It has won two ADNZ Waikato awards.

The Shibui house, designed by ADNZ member Tane Cox of Red Architecture, was stripped of adornment to present a strong, minimal composition. It has won two ADNZ Waikato awards.

Kiwi sheds ain't what they used to be

Once a place to stash your garden tools, sheds are taking on a new lease of life all over the country.

Once a place to stash your garden tools, sheds are taking on a new lease of life all over the country.

Officers' houses ready for makeover

These Hobsonville Point officers' houses for sale have pristine exteriors and landscaping, but are waiting for new owners to add their personal touch.

These Hobsonville Point officers' houses for sale have pristine exteriors and landscaping, but are waiting for new owners to add their personal touch.

The High Life: Apartments around the world

Apartment buildings from cities across the globe.

Apartment buildings from cities across the globe.

Two young Westies on property ladder

Sacrificing luxury and holding down several part-time jobs helped Nathalie and her husband own two houses by the age of 30.

Sacrificing luxury and holding down several part-time jobs helped Nathalie and her husband own two houses by the age of 30.

Domestic aquariums are big business

Cashed-up New Zealanders are investing as much as $200,000 on the perfect at-home aquariums.

Cashed-up New Zealanders are investing as much as $200,000 on the perfect at-home aquariums.

DIY picture frame planter

DIY picture frame planter

DIY picture frame planter

New York Hobbit hole inspired by Lord of the Rings films

New York Hobbit hole inspired by Lord of the Rings films

New York Hobbit hole inspired by Lord of the Rings films

Hot tips for securing a rental house

Trade Me head of properties Nigel Jeffries gives his top tips for securing a rental house.

Trade Me head of properties Nigel Jeffries gives his top tips for securing a rental house.

Mansion sold after seven years

Te Rere Cove Estate, a house and winery on Waiheke Island, is believed to have been sold for between $18m and $24m.

Te Rere Cove Estate, a house and winery on Waiheke Island, is believed to have been sold for between $18m and $24m.

Enter a Star Trek lover's dream home

Marc Bell's Florida mansion has an 11-seat theatre in the style of a star ship bridge. PHOTOS: SOUTHEBY'S

Marc Bell's Florida mansion has an 11-seat theatre in the style of a star ship bridge. PHOTOS: SOUTHEBY'S

Tips on how to organise your pantry

Tips on how to organise your pantry.

Tips on how to organise your pantry.

DIY: Seed Paper Flowers

These seed paper flowers make a great Mother's Day gift and there's still time to make some.

These seed paper flowers make a great Mother's Day gift and there's still time to make some.

How to grow rhubarb

Rhubarb is a hardy, easy-care, perennial crop with many uses in the kitchen.

Rhubarb is a hardy, easy-care, perennial crop with many uses in the kitchen.

How to get bach style

How to get bach style.

How to get bach style.

Swimming pool created from a disused water tank

Tom O'Carroll proved the doubters wrong by successfully converting a disused water tank into an impressive back yard pool in Napier.

Tom O'Carroll proved the doubters wrong by successfully converting a disused water tank into an impressive back yard pool in Napier.

Ditched city life for bus life

Amber and Andy ditched city life and quit their jobs after a near death experience during the Christchurch earthquake, to live in a bus with their children, Jake, 6, and Daisy, 4.

Amber and Andy ditched city life and quit their jobs after a near death experience during the Christchurch earthquake, to live in a bus with their children, Jake, 6, and Daisy, 4.

Cottage charm in Christchurch

This small 1870s cottage in Montreal Street, Christchurch, is for sale for the first time in 20 years.

This small 1870s cottage in Montreal Street, Christchurch, is for sale for the first time in 20 years.

'Lovely light' feature for Mt Albert renter

Emily French rented in Wellington, but after an urgent move to Auckland found a rental in Auckland with lovely light.

Emily French rented in Wellington, but after an urgent move to Auckland found a rental in Auckland with lovely light.

Explainer: Why are NZ houses so pricey?

Why are Kiwi houses so pricey?

Why are Kiwi houses so pricey?

'Flintstones' house for sale

The real estate agent labels this 'Flintstones' house in Stranolar Drive, Mt Roskill a 'disaster' - it will be auctioned on October 15, 2019.

The real estate agent labels this 'Flintstones' house in Stranolar Drive, Mt Roskill a 'disaster' - it will be auctioned on October 15, 2019.

First passive house 7 years on

The Ivaniers are in their 7th winter in the first passive house certified in New Zealand, and they still have miniscule power bills.

The Ivaniers are in their 7th winter in the first passive house certified in New Zealand, and they still have miniscule power bills.

Family gives tips for downsizing

The Abbotts of Sydenham, Christchurch have downsized to get into the right school zone. Here's how they make it work.

The Abbotts of Sydenham, Christchurch have downsized to get into the right school zone. Here's how they make it work.

Got your eye on the family heirlooms?

Got your eye on the family heirlooms?

Got your eye on the family heirlooms?

Native bush regenerates in 30 years

This home for sale in Normandale, Lower Hutt is surrounded by native bush that has regenerated over the past three decades.

This home for sale in Normandale, Lower Hutt is surrounded by native bush that has regenerated over the past three decades.

DIY: How to make a flower vase sleeve

DIY: How to make a flower vase sleeve

DIY: How to make a flower vase sleeve

Orchid rescue: how to get your orchid to rebloom

Orchid rescue: how to get your orchid to rebloom.

Orchid rescue: how to get your orchid to rebloom.

Makeover for French residence in Wellington

Take a look around the French ambassador's Wellington residence.

Take a look around the French ambassador's Wellington residence.

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