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Franklin, Auckland
Saturday 19th August 2017

Natural outlook – can’t see the walls for the trees?

The wallpaper craze deepens with a myriad of colours, textures and images bringing new encounters to indoor spaces including the outdoors! And, some designs are so...

The beautiful house of Payne…

With green living concepts attracting increasing interest, so, too, is the Living Building Challenge, a certification process established by the International Living Future Institute. A...

Bless this House

When the Broomhall family moved to a former rectory in the Franklin countryside they had no idea what life changing events were around the...
Canterbury Bells to ‘ring’ again?

Canterbury Bells to ‘ring’ again?

As the fate of one of New Zealand’s most iconic buildings is finally being decided (we hope), many people are still wondering if the...

Now and then and back again

Much like the winding river which runs through it – or near enough! – Tuakau has more than just a few twists in its...

Our Tuakau…Today and tomorrow

Tuakau is an awesome place to settle in. During the 24 years I have lived here, I’ve had plenty of opportunity to move

Remarkable History Told

When the new Ngai Tai E Rua Marae whare moe in Tuakau was formally dedicated in April this year it was as if the...

Back to the Future

In 2014, Rural Living profiled one of our region’s most interesting history buffs. While a few more years may have been added to Tuakau’s history...

Down Tuakau’s memory lane

I read recently how the ‘powers that be’ predict Tuakau will become the area’s biggest town before too long. This made me recall growing...

Interiors.etc – for ‘in’ things

Located just 5km from the Drury off-ramp, the historic Old Karaka Church is home to Interiors.etc, an extraordinary fashion, gift and homeware store. Owner, Rachael...

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