Bob Fitzpatrick likes nothing more than searching for a new treasure for his Dunedin house. Kim Dungey reports.
Gillian Vine thinks you’re never too young to start gardening.
In this extract from Homesteads: The story of New Zealand’s grand country houses, author Debra Millar and photographer Jane Ussher look at Kuriheka Estate in North Otago.
Gillian Vine gets some hot garden tips in South Australia.
Persistence paid off for the owner of this renovated Dunedin villa. Kim Dungey reports.
Gillian Vine welcomes the resurgence of gladioli.
In today’s open-plan homes, life inevitably revolves around the kitchen. Sculleries, multi-purpose islands and a connection to the outdoors are often on the wish list and many feature a mix of materials.
Gillian Vine is overwhelmed by the number of New Zealand-bred rhododendrons.
A dilapidated cottage was the starting point for an unconventional build in Central Otago. Kim Dungey reports.
Gillian Vine meets a snowdrop specialist.
An aquatic centre, a wine-tasting room and university lecture theatres built in the 1970s are among 23 projects to be recognised in the 2020 Southern Architecture Awards.
Gillian Vine looks forward to spring in the vegetable garden.
Strong geometric shapes feature in this Central Otago home. Kim Dungey reports.
Gillian Vine asks where have all the phlox gone?
In Wild Interiors, best-selling author Hilton Carter showcases 12 homes around the world that demonstrate the versatility of decorating with plants.
Gillian Vine falls in love with a West Coast garden.
As winter bites, this home on the crest of a small hill near Arrowtown remains cosy. Kim Dungey reports.
Gillian Vine encounters sex among the water lilies.
This two-storey duplex with a shared common wall and a mirror-image floorplan makes best use of a small site, and was built in such a way that future owners could transform it to one large dwelling...
In her third article on poisonous plants, Gillian Vine warns that despite their looks, some attractive garden plants can be harmful.