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New Zealand’s Supreme Homes Announced 25 November 2017

A new build in Christchurch and a renovation in Wellington have been recognised as New Zealand’s best homes, winning Supreme Awards at the prestigious 27th Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year Awards.

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Timaru Supreme build captivates judges with stylish and precise finishings

A striking Timaru home has taken out a Supreme Award at the Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition.

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Historic Christchurch renovation wins Supreme award

A historic Christchurch home has taken out a Supreme Renovation Award at the Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year awards.

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Queenstown supreme build’s beautiful craftmanship impresses

An impressive and beautifully crafted Queenstown home has won a Supreme Award at the Southern Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition.

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Contrast of modern and historic wins Grey Lynn renovation a Supreme Award

Contrast of modern and historic wins Grey Lynn renovation a Supreme Award

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New Zealand’s top 100 home builds announced

One hundred of the best home builds in New Zealand have been named as National Gold Reserve Finalists in the Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition.

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Wellington & Wairarapa Regions Top Builds Announced 11 Aug 2017

A Kapiti Coast home and a Mount Victoria renovation have taken out this year’s Supreme Awards in the Wellington Wairarapa Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition.

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Auckland Region’s top builds announced 5 Aug 2017

A Waiheke home and a Grey Lynn renovation have taken out announced as this year’s Supreme Awards in the Auckland Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition.

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Taranaki Region’s top builds announced 4 Aug 2017

An Opunake home has taken out this year’s Supreme Award in the Taranaki Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition.

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Marlborough, Nelson & West Coast Region’s top builds announced 28 July 2017

A West Coast home has taken out this year’s Supreme Award in the Marlborough Nelson West Coast Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition.

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Bay of Plenty Central Plateau Region’s top builds announced 28 July 2017

A Rotorua home has taken out this year’s Supreme Award in the Bay of Plenty Central Plateau Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition.

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Canterbury Region’s top builds announced 28 July 2017

A Mount Pleasant home and a Fendalton renovation have taken out this year’s Supreme Awards in the Canterbury Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition.

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Stowaways

Anyone will tell you, you can never have too much storage. Build a house with many cupboards. Then invest in shelves, drawers, hooks and baskets and you’ll be sorted.

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Wonder Walls Resene Update

There's plenty of action happening for walls this year, including exciting paint effects

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The Update

The new, the interesting, and even the made-it-myself. A round-up of the season’s best.

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Natural Wonder

The new naturals combine comfort and texture in wood, linen and leather layers. The result is a home worth hibernating in.

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Gardens

Don’t accept pot luck when it comes to house plants, writes Mary Lovell-Smith. Bringing choice botanicals inside is an easy way to commune with nature

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Kitchen Report

The kitchen really is the heart of the home. Lavish yours with beautiful hardware and interesting details.

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Bathroom Report

Think of the bathroom as a sanctuary, an escape from the madding crowds, where you can indulge in everyday rituals

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Waikato Region’s top home builds announced 14 July 2017

A Flagstaff home and a Hamilton renovation taken out this year’s Supreme Awards in the Waikato Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition.

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Mid and South Canterbury Region’s top home builds announced 14 July

A Timaru home has taken out this year’s Supreme Award in the Mid and South Canterbury Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition.

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East Coast, Manawatu & Whanganui region’s top home builds announced 15 July 2017

A Mahia home and a Havelock North renovation have taken out this year’s Supreme Awards in the East Coast, Manawatu & Whanganui Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition.

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Southern region’s top home builds announced 15 July 2017

A Queenstown home has taken out this year’s Supreme Award in the Southern Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition.

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Search widens to find NZ’s top builds 19 June 2017

Judges have started their journey up and down the country seeking New Zealand’s top quality builds in this year’s Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition.

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Revived Wellington Character Villa wins award

Taking on the challenge of reviving a rundown Thorndon villa certainly paid off for Scott Feasey

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New Zealand’s Supreme Homes Announced

A new build in Auckland and a renovation in Hamilton have been recognised as New Zealand’s best homes, winning Supreme Awards at the prestigious 26th Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year Awards.

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Manawatu homes make it into Master Builders' top 100 new builds - 29 Aug 16

Five Manawatu homes are considered among the best of the country's new houses, making it into the top 100 builds of the 2016 Registered Master Builders' House of the Year.

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Marlborough Sounds project up for architectural glory - 24 Aug 2016

A Blenheim builder who pulled off an impressive Marlborough Sounds project will compete on the national stage for the crown of New Zealand's best build.

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Top 100 builds announced as best of the best - 22 Aug 2016

One hundred of the best builds in New Zealand have been named as National Gold Reserve Finalists in the Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year.

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Blenheim building company George Guthrie Construction takes out regional renovation award - July 25 2016

The Blenheim house that judges awarded the Registered Master Builders Renovation of the Year for the Top of the South area.

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House of the Year Wellington and Wairarapa top awards go to Masterton and Karori homes - 8 Aug 2016

A new home in Masterton and a Karori renovation have been judged this year's finest Wellington and Wairarapa homes.

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Geothermal-powered home amongst NZ's best - 12 Aug 2016

Taupo builders came away with three category wins at the Registered Master Builders House of the Year regional finals in Mt Maunganui last weekend.

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Master Builders judge Auckland's best new house and renovation 2016

An "exceptional" Cape Cod-style beachfront house and a "stunning" Northcote renovation project have taken out the major awards in the Auckland Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition.

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Wellington & Wairarapa Region’s top builds announced - 5 Aug 2016

Wellington & Wairarapa Region’s top builds announced A Masterton home and a Karori renovation have been announced as this year’s finest Wellington & Wairarapa homes, winning Supreme Awards in the Wellington Wairarapa Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year competition.

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Taranaki's 2016 House of the Year award winners - 5 August 2016

Taranaki's top houses have been praised for their expert design and detailing at this year's House of the Year awards.

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Bay House of the Year revealed - 5 Aug 2016

A Mount Maunganui home and a Tauranga renovation have taken top honours at this year's regional House of the Year awards.

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Canterbury House of the Year winners announced - 29 July 2016

Two very different styles of home have been named supreme winners in this year's Canterbury Master Builders house of the year contest.

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Nelson designer Harris Builders Awarded supreme award for Tasman home - 25 July 2016

A dramatic home which stretches 60 metres along a hillside overlooking a Waimea Plains vineyard has taken out a supreme building award.

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A mix of materials catch the eyes of Waikato House of the Year judges - 22 July 2016

Timbers from the family farm helped a Taumarunui home take out Waikato's House of the Year competition on Friday night.

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Nelson, Marlborough & West Coast Region’s top builds announced - 23 July 2016

A Nelson home and a Blenheim renovation have been announced as this year’s finest Nelson, Marlborough & West Coast homes, winning Supreme Awards in the Nelson Marlborough West Coast Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year competition.

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Waikato Region’s top builds announced - 22 July 2016

A Taumarunui home and a Hamilton renovation have been announced as this year’s finest Waikato homes, winning Supreme Awards in the Waikato Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year competition.

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Dark & Light

Compiled by editor Leanne Moore

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Colour Trends

What's new and interesting in the world of colour

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Bathroom Trends

Compiled by Catherine Steel

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Metallic Trends: Shine On

Let brass, bronze and copper highlight your home

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15 July 2016 - Small Fairlie firm scoops big regional building award

Small Fairlie firm scoops big regional building award

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Kitchen Trends

Compiled by Catherine Steel

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Great Gardens

with Carol Bucknell

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Deco Delight

Compiled by Catherine Steel

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Auckland Design Trends Q & A with Fiona Wilson

Interior designer of Auckland's Fibonacci.

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Bay of Plenty Design Trends Q & A with Emma Walash

The owner of Flux Boutique, MOUNT MAUNGANUI.

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Taranaki Design Trends Q & A with Paul Maseyk

New Plymouth-based ceramics artist.

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Waikato Design Trends Q & A with Vicky den Hertog

Owner of Hamilton furniture and homeware boutique, Le French Quarter

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Mid & South Canterbury Design Trends Q & A with Annabel Berry

Creative Director of Design Federation in Omaru

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Mid and South Canterbury Region’s top builds announced

15 July 2016 - An Oamaru home and a Timaru renovation have been announced as this year’s finest Mid and South Canterbury homes, winning Supreme Awards in the Mid and South Canterbury Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year competition.

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Southern Region’s top builds announced

A Queenstown home has been announced as this year’s finest Southern home, winning the Supreme Award in the Southern Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year competition.

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Manawatu, Wanganui & East Coast Region’s top builds announced

A Havelock North home and a Palmerston North renovation have been announced as this year’s finest Manawatu, Wanganui & East Coast homes, winning Supreme Awards in the Manawatu, Wanganui & East Coast Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the Year competition.

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Manawatu Design Trends Q & A with Claire Ongley

The owner of Izzy and Jean Co. in Manawatu

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East Coast Design Trends Q & A with Vic Bibby

One half of Hawke's Bay design duo Bibby+Brady

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Southern Design Trends Q & A with Anna Young

Owner of Janet Brown Furniture and Tussocks Homeware in Wanaka.

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28 April 2016 - Palmerston North company goes for gold in House of the Year

28 April 2016 - Palmerston North company goes for gold in House of the Year

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22 April 2016 - Black in fashion for house exteriors, house judge says

22 April 2016 - Black in fashion for house exteriors, house judge says

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11 April 2016 - Search begins for NZ's top builds

Search begins for NZ's top builds

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14 November 2015 - New Zealand’s Supreme Homes Announced

A new home in Mt Maunganui and a renovation in Auckland have been recognised as New Zealand’s top homes

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Canterbury Design Directions - Angelique Armstrong

Design Directions - Making your house a home

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Waikato Design Directions - Mel Oliver

Design Directions - Making your house a home

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East Coast Design Directions - Amy Tennent

Design Directions - Making your house a home

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Marlborough/Nelson/West Coast Design Directions - Sue Cunningham

Design Directions - Making your house a home.

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This and that

This and That

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Mid and South Canterbury Design Directions - Maree Hynes

Design Directions - Making your house a home

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Manawatu Wanganui Design Directions - Rachel Brandon

Design Directions - Making Your House a Home

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Southern Design Directions - Talia O'Connor

Design Directions - Making your house a home

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