Sandi MacRae thinks she was born to garden.
Star Home and Gardening
Queenstown’s property market has been given a boost by a surge in Auckland investors prepared to pay “shocking numbers” for houses there.
Christchurch’s housing market boom has lifted property values in many suburbs - but one neighbourhood appears to be missing out on the bonanza.
It isn’t cheap to maintain an award-winning garden each year, particularly in Christchurch, a city teeming with fierce and passionate competitors.
Gardening may not be everyone’s cup of tea - but for Christchurch Botanic Garden’s newest apprentice it’s a dream come true.
First-home buyers in Christchurch will need about 30% more money in their pockets than they did a year ago to secure a house.
While 13-year-old fluffy tabby Max has no injuries after being stuck high up in a tree, the same cannot be said for his human rescuers.
Plants, flowers and vegetables are taking up every spare bit of space at six Canterbury schools ahead of the school gardens exhibition at Grow Ōtautahi in March.
Water restrictions have been stepped up on parts of Banks Peninsula due to the hot weather and critically low stream flows.
A four-bedroom home in Christchurch sold at auction for more than $100,000 above the reserve after just one weekend of open homes.
The Larnach Castle garden has gained a wider overseas profile by being featured in prestigious British magazine Country Life.
A new study shows a quarter of New Zealand renters who left their homes did so because their landlord forced them out.
The grass beds of Lake Wanaka took on a whole new meaning yesterday when a caravan popped up on a pontoon with a patch of greenery beside it.
Powerful new tenancy regulations, which advocates say will shift the balance of power between landlord and tenant, come into effect today.
ECQ’s On-sold programme offers salvation for many long-suffering Christchurch homeowners a decade after the quakes - but they could face yet another wait if builders shy away from undertaking the remedial work.
Renters are increasingly having their tenancies prematurely ended, as landlords make moves before new rules set in, a tenants' advocacy group says.
Residents at Christchurch social housing complexes are feeling increasingly unsafe in their homes due to the behaviour of their neighbours and the people who visit them.
Kilometres of fencing inside Christchurch's former residential red zone is being removed to make the areas more accessible to the public and easier to maintain.