Others saw only a steep, overgrown site but a Dunedin couple saw potential and set about planning their dream home. Kim Dungey reports.
The owners of this Cromwell property wanted a warm, comfortable house that felt like a home. Kim Dungey reports.
This Dunedin mansion might have seen better days, but many of the original features are intact. Kim Dungey reports.
As rising sea levels highlight the problems of building in low-lying areas, Kim Dungey talks to a Karitane couple who battled for the right to build on flood-prone land.
It sounds improbable: a wealthy entrepreneur approaches a Queenstown architect and asks him to design a huge fashion complex in China. But, as Kim Dungey reports, that is exactly what's happening and he's using Dunedin expertise to get the job done.
Fact and fiction collide in a telemovie based on the marriage of an Australian commoner to a Danish prince, writes Kim Dungey.
A musical couple have been in seventh heaven since moving into a converted church. KIM DUNGEY reports.
Can poetry make you feel better? Ruth Arnison thinks so. She talks to KIM DUNGEY.
Many of us avoid cemeteries for as long as possible, but Stephen Deed says they have fascinating stories to tell. He talks to KIM DUNGEY.
Strong, feminine women in life, literature and film fuel Sarah Dolby's imagination. The Otago Peninsula artist talks to Kim Dungey.
It's World Green Building Week. Kim Dungey takes a look at a Christchurch home so efficient, the electricity bills are predicted to be nothing.
A once peerless name in Dunedin retailing will soon ride off into the sunset. Kim Dungey looks back at the colourful history of Arthur Barnett.
After a year of planning and two months of work, the refurbished music room at Larnach Castle recently reopened to the public. Kim Dungey looks inside.
As the Otago Daily Times prepares to celebrate this year's Class Act awards next week, Kim Dungey catches up with some former recipients and finds their lives are seamlessly integrated with the digital universe.
Basil Hooper was a leading figure in the New Zealand Arts and Crafts movement. Kim Dungey visits one of the first homes he designed in Dunedin.
As the gavel falls on his 12-year career in the auction business, Kevin Hayward gives Kim Dungey a tour of his own favourite pieces and offers practical advice for would-be collectors.
Retaining your own personal style when renting can be achieved, reports Kim Dungey.
Nobody likes to be sick or to be near someone who is about to throw up. But for some people, vomiting is so terrifying, it causes intense panic. Kim Dungey reports.
Worrying appropriately about real concerns helps keep us safe, but too much fear can ruin people's lives. Kim Dungey investigates.
Fancy playing detective and tracing the history of your home? Kim Dungey tells you where to look for clues.