Many people dream of a laid-back lifestyle on the beach, but it often takes tough decisions and hard graft to get there.
Gillian Vine visits a tropical garden in central Dunedin.
Gillian Vine looks at summertime tasks.
To future generations, St Dominic’s Priory will represent a way of life as remote to us as medieval castles, those on a recent tour of the building were told. Kim Dungey reports.
Gillian Vine visits a beautiful addition to the Dunedin Open Gardens collection.
Doing a favour for a neighbour set a Mt Barker couple on an unexpected path. Kim Dungey reports.
Gillian Vine suggests some variety for salads.
Clare Fraser takes a look at the work involved in managing the bush area at the Dunedin Botanic Garden to ensure its future.
Gillian Vine gets a sneak preview of a Sawyers Bay garden that will be open on Saturday.
An award-winning concept for a waterfront community centre by an Otago Polytech architectural studies graduate integrates Polynesian culture with modern architectural practice. Kim Dungey reports.
Gillian Vine isn’t apologising for repeating herself.
Gillian Vine stops and stares at magnolias.
Wool sacks are not usually found on construction sites, but this build was no ordinary one. Kim Dungey reports.
Gillian Vine looks at some of spring’s less flamboyant beauties.
A six-month renovation saw this 140-year-old villa go from cold and tired to warm and welcoming. Kim Dungey reports.
Gillian Vine makes the most of lockdown and takes a look at some new garden books.
A hotel turning heads internationally was inspired by the glacier that once occupied Wakatipu. Kim Dungey reports.
As well as putting out food in winter, encourage birds with suitable plants, suggests Gillian Vine.
This steel and concrete home above the Shotover River makes a statement. Kim Dungey reports.
Gillian Vine wonders how roses got their names.