Gillian Vine offers some seasonal safety tips.
To many of us, spending quiet time in green, calm places feels good. Research shows we’re soothed by the sounds of nature.
A dash of rhubarb, a bright yellow wall or a whole room painted orange? Swap safe neutrals for bold hues and feel your mood lift, writes Nell Card.
Want to attract bees and other pollinators to your garden? These easy-to-grow perennials are proven to benefit everyone, writes Rebecca Lees.
Applying science to building will give us better performing houses, says Peter Wolfkamp. He talks to Kim Dungey.
In Big Ideas for Small Houses, Catherine Foster looks at a range of small houses around NZ and the strategies the owners used to get a toehold in the tight housing market. Built from shipping containers, this home was awarded eight stars by the NZ Green Building Council.
A prime spot to see wild birds, Dunedin Botanic Garden gives us an amazing opportunity to observe 40 different bird species close-up in their own environment, write Clare Fraser and Mary Thompson.