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Sheryn Clothier's top 10 strategies for the ultimate lifestyle block

SHERYN CLOTHIER'S TOP 10 STRATEGIES FOR THE ULTIMATE LIFESTYLE BLOCK

It's not luck, it is hard work and the right skill set that makes holistic living on the land the ultimate lifestyle. Words: Sheryn...

NZ Lifestyle Block Smart Series Part Two: 6 design tips from eco-friendly home owners

NZ LIFESTYLE BLOCK SMART SERIES PART TWO: 6 DESIGN TIPS FROM ECO-FRIENDLY HOME OWNERS

Julie and Edward's smart home is two-bedrooms and 117m². Look out for a full profile of the smart features of their home in an upcoming...

 
 
 
The most beneficial trees for livestock

THE MOST BENEFICIAL TREES FOR LIVESTOCK

Having animals without trees means you have only half an ecosystem. Trees provide shelter, food, and medicine, capture and recycle...

Why low-fuss Wiltshire sheep are the best breed for Kenmore Farm owner Jane Penno-Chisnall

WHY LOW-FUSS WILTSHIRE SHEEP ARE THE BEST BREED FOR KENMORE FARM OWNER JANE PENNO-CHISNALL

Kenmore Farm is nestled in the picturesque Moutere district. From the Chisnall's property you get extensive views of the Kahurangi,...

 
 
 
Talented young Codlin sisters make world-class art and slow fashion in Picton

TALENTED YOUNG CODLIN SISTERS MAKE WORLD-CLASS ART AND SLOW FASHION IN PICTON

Keeping it in the family, two talented Picton creatives share a love of hand-crafted work with individual pieces that take fierce focus...

NZ is about to impose levy on tourists

NZ IS ABOUT TO IMPOSE LEVY ON TOURISTS

Tourists pouring in New Zealand are set to be upset with a $NZ35 tax. However, Australians will be exempted in spite of some protest...

 
 
 
Be in to win one of three New Zealand cheese gift boxes for NZ Cheese Month, valued at $50 each

BE IN TO WIN ONE OF THREE NEW ZEALAND CHEESE GIFT BOXES FOR NZ CHEESE MONTH, VALUED AT $50 EACH

Be in to win one of three NZ Cheese Month celebratory gift boxes, valued at $50 each. Each wooden gift box includes six award-winning...

How riparian design can protect New Zealand waterways and improve property value

HOW RIPARIAN DESIGN CAN PROTECT NEW ZEALAND WATERWAYS AND IMPROVE PROPERTY VALUE

It's an investment in something beautiful and it works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, forever. Words: Abby Matthews Riparian zones...

 
 
 
Things to consider when buying an air rifle

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING AN AIR RIFLE

Spring brings all kinds of new projects. Here are some tips on how to win the pest war against possums. Words: Nadene Hall If you have...

How to make tempeh without using plastic

HOW TO MAKE TEMPEH WITHOUT USING PLASTIC

Silverbeet leaves make an ideal wrap. Once you've got the hang of fermenting tempeh in plastic bags, you can move onto the real deal...

 
 
 
Spring dessert recipe: Coconut Panna Cotta served with Citrus Salad with Passionfruit & Mint

SPRING DESSERT RECIPE: COCONUT PANNA COTTA SERVED WITH CITRUS SALAD WITH PASSIONFRUIT & MINT

This is a very satisfying dessert and should be enjoyed with a wee glass of late harvest riesling. Recipe: Ruth Pretty eam 4 plus ¾...

A life less ordinary in a 1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

A LIFE LESS ORDINARY IN A 1978 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW II

Once the domain of royalty and rock stars, a glamorous Rolls-Royce is living the ordinary life in Rotorua - well, almost. Words: Ann...

 
 
 
The NZ Life & Leisure Book Club reviews Into the Night by Sarah Bailey

THE NZ LIFE & LEISURE BOOK CLUB REVIEWS INTO THE NIGHT BY SARAH BAILEY

The NZ Life & Leisure Book Club reviews Into the Night by Sarah Bailey. Synopsis: Broken-hearted by the decisions she's had to make,...

How to deal with the death of an animal

HOW TO DEAL WITH THE DEATH OF AN ANIMAL

Unless your pets are cockatoos and turtles, you are probably going to outlive them, which means sooner or later you need to deal with...

 
 
 
September garden guide: plant asparagus crowns, sow parsnips in time for summer

SEPTEMBER GARDEN GUIDE: PLANT ASPARAGUS CROWNS, SOW PARSNIPS IN TIME FOR SUMMER

September is time to plant early potatoes, sow parsnips and peas and your last chance to plant strawberries in time for Christmas....

NZFW Lookbook: Our favourite hair looks so far

NZFW LOOKBOOK: OUR FAVOURITE HAIR LOOKS SO FAR

We are truly in the throes of NZ Fashion Week! We are so impressed by the powerful expressions of style both on and off the runway,...

 
 
 
5 ways in 5 days: nail your NZFW hair looks with Evo

5 WAYS IN 5 DAYS: NAIL YOUR NZFW HAIR LOOKS WITH EVO

Veterans of NZ Fashion Week know all too well that when it comes to a killer look, no detail can be overlooked. That statement dress...

Bolt-resistant coriander varieties to grow and how to harvest coriander seeds

BOLT-RESISTANT CORIANDER VARIETIES TO GROW AND HOW TO HARVEST CORIANDER SEEDS

Coriander can be a little bit fussy to grow, but with the right care you can prolong leaf growth Words: Jenny Somervell Coriander is...

 
 
 
How to grow a stunning potato crop and avoid psylid

HOW TO GROW A STUNNING POTATO CROP AND AVOID PSYLID

Compare the yield and size of the potatoes from a control crop with a covered crop. Words: Nadene Hall When Dr Charles Merfield started...

Creative chameleon Felicity Morgan-Rhind: ‘How empathy makes me a better director'

CREATIVE CHAMELEON FELICITY MORGAN-RHIND: ‘HOW EMPATHY MAKES ME A BETTER DIRECTOR'

A happy childhood in a musical family led one young woman to pick up an instrument, whisk up life with a wooden spoon, and ultimately,...