Whau is a northern native quite unlike any other. It is the sole member of its genus, Entelea, found only in New Zealand.
The moss scientist and bestselling author reveals the secrets of these primitive plants — and what they might teach us about surviving the climate crisis. Rachel Cooke reports.
The owner of this Dunedin property wanted a warm, low-maintenance home that maximised the views. Kim Dungey reports.
To survive the chill of winter, deciduous trees drop their leaves, some flaunting splendid colour before they fall.
Under the protection of the Winter Garden glasshouse, Pentas lanceolata provides wonderful colour over many months: flowering in early summer, through autumn and well into winter.
After an enforced hiatus last year due to Covid-19, the Resene Architecture and Design Film Festival is back for its 10th year, with films about architecture, art, photography and gardening.
When Riverstone Kitchen was being built, owner-chef Bevan Smith was determined to establish a kitchen garden to enhance the menu.
Complementing the camellias and specimen trees in the lower botanic garden camellia collection, which covers an acre of cultivated land, are the underplantings of herbaceous ground covers.
Margaret Mahy's old book collection may go back to the community if a bid to purchase her former home and turn it into a space for locals and aspiring writers is successful.