In today’s open-plan homes, life inevitably revolves around the kitchen. Sculleries, multi-purpose islands and a connection to the outdoors are often on the wish list and many feature a mix of materials.
Ten years ago, Otago’s school leavers were looking forward to a bright future. Kim Dungey asks those who received ODT Class Act awards in 2010 how they are dealing with the Covid curve ball.
Some have had to cancel overseas travel, some already out of the country are missing family but Breiana Bennetts sums it up in a sentence: "Covid-19 has changed every single one of my 2020 plans."
The strangest thing about studying at Cambridge University is how quickly it ceases to be strange, Oliver Hailes says.
At 15, Sean McIntee spent all his savings on a pair of kicks.
A dilapidated cottage was the starting point for an unconventional build in Central Otago. Kim Dungey reports.
The interior of this Dunedin home has a Scandinavian feel but the bush-clad setting is quintessential New Zealand. Kim Dungey takes a look.
Strong geometric shapes feature in this Central Otago home. Kim Dungey reports.
As winter bites, this home on the crest of a small hill near Arrowtown remains cosy. Kim Dungey reports.
A Dunedin couple are restoring a historic hotel with an intriguing history. Kim Dungey reports.
The owners of this Wanaka crib wanted a low-key home that felt like a cabin. Kim Dungey reports.
There's a good reason this Wanaka home has such a bold profile.
Claudia Babirat and Peter Preston are working hard to make dreams of native regeneration a reality on their retired farmland south of Dunedin. Kim Dungey reports.
Vintage finds sit alongside contemporary art and hand-blown glass in this Dunedin villa. Kim Dungey reports.
Dunedin is home to a small but growing number of apartments. Kim Dungey talks to a couple who own one of them and who enjoy living with less.
This sprawling beach house south of Dunedin was a long time coming but worth the wait. Kim Dungey reports.
A historic Dunedin house provides a fascinating glimpse in to the lives of the people who have owned it and those of their live-in help. Kim Dungey reports.
Beautiful landscapes feature in several of Elizabeth Jenkins’ paintings. Now she has created her own on Otago peninsula. Kim Dungey reports.
Converted shipping containers are used as shops, storage facilities and workers' accommodation but there are still very few examples in Dunedin. Kim Dungey reports on one.
It’s dry, warm and efficient, and Cushla McCarthy couldn’t be happier with her new climate-safe home, writes Kim Dungey.