Work is being done in NZ to save the rare but smelly corpse plant by trying to produce its seeds in cultivation.
Home and Gardening
Community awareness about legionnaire’s disease is growing, but some gardeners still underestimate the risks posed by potting mix, a Christchurch researcher warns.
Ever fancied making your own chest of drawers or coffee table? This retired college woodwork teacher will help you "build it from scratch".
New data shows the number of people searching for properties in Canterbury increased substantially in 2020, while house prices in some parts of NZ doubled over the last decade.
The quakes may have claimed many of Christchurch's heritage buildings but, if you know where to look, there are still plenty of landmarks around that connect us to the past. And if you don't know, here's where to find them.
Giant swells and waves reaching up to 10m high along the South Island's West Coast are on the cards as a bout of wild mid-week weather kicks in.
Two community housing complexes in Christchurch have been gifted automated external defibrillators (AED) in a bid to reduce the number of deaths from cardiac arrest.
The Dunedin Botanic Garden is now the smelliest place to be in NZ, as the corpse plant reveals its rare and pungent bloom.
When Nicky McKenzie saw the state of her rented sleepout, she was greeted with every landlord’s worst nightmare.
Two forested stream gullies on a sheep and beef farm on Banks Peninsula will be fenced off to protect water quality and biodiversity.
Housing stock across Canterbury and a number of other parts of the South Island has hit a record 13-year low.
Health authorities are repeating their warnings about staying safe while gardening as cases of legionnaires’ disease continue into summer.
House prices in the Banks Peninsula township have jumped by a whopping 58 per cent year-on-year to $830,000.
Christchurch’s real estate boom shows no signs of diminishing with one agency shifting 24 properties worth a combined value of more than $16.5 million last week.
The property market continues to run hot, with the median house price in Canterbury hitting a record-breaking $526,000.
When Maerushia Scorgie - who grew up in a big, old Christchurch home - and her husband bought this grand Dunedin property, they were well aware of its colourful student history.