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House of a lifetime

Energy-efficiency evangelist Russell Baillie put years of preaching into practice when he created an eco-home with the lightest of footprints.


Meant to be

New Raglan resident Milly Shanley shares what makes her house a home.

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The good life

Architect Lindsay Wood found Nelson was the perfect place to create a self-sufficient, sustainable lifestyle.

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Hooked on making stuff

What’s behind the garage door? Matt Philp meets a self-taught maker.

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Surburban sweet spots

Like many good ideas, the seed of Hops Rutene’s and Baz Allen’s business venture sprouted over a few drinks in a bar one night in Ponsonby, Auckland.

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Home warming

Sharon Stephenson visits a green-filled house on Wellington's Kāpiti Coast.

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Housing: A market that's too big to fail

Bernard Hickey writes the Covid-19 economic crisis has again proven there’s one type of asset that New Zealanders know in their bones is too big and important to be allowed to crash: housing.

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Income protection: Checking the options

What should you look for in an income protection policy?

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Mortgage options: Getting the timing right

Rob O’Neill talks mortgage options with an experienced broker.

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Head and heart

With a bit of luck and a lot of work, an Auckland couple turn a house into a home.

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