Tag Archives: Sustainability

BREAKING NEWS – The final vote count is in…

October 5, 2017

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Disclaimer, this is not the election results, but it’s just as exciting. Aucklanders have been voting on the future of their homes, and the results are in. In the past the Auckland home has been synonymous with the villa, the bungalow and the quarter-acre dream. Today, what we picture as a typical Auckland home is changing. The Auckland […]

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What’s the Buzz? Becoming the World’s Safest City for Bees

July 17, 2017

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Bees play a vital role in the production of our food, as well as the functioning of our ecosystems. A recent decline in the global bee population means that now, more than ever, we need to protect and support our helpful little friends. This week, we speak with For the Love of Bees, a local organisation on […]

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Warmer Homes: Six Ways to Keep the Frost Away

May 26, 2017

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With temperatures dropping, Aucklanders are beginning their annual stock up of beanies and woolen socks, requisite winter clothing if you’re a local villa dweller. However, you shouldn’t need to suffer in the cold. The Auckland Design Manual looks at how you can beat the chill by following some simple design solutions. Living in Auckland during winter can be tough […]

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No Driving This Daisy

May 19, 2017

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Having recently profiled medium-density housing developments in Australia, we decided it was time to showcase a local developer making their mark on Auckland’s apartment scene. Ockham Residential is behind some of Auckland’s most popular apartment developments. Their journey into medium-density housing  began with the Ockham Building on Sandringham Road, and their impressive portfolio has expanded rapidly and now includes The Isaac […]

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Grow your own leafy green Auckland

April 26, 2016

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The practice of adorning buildings with plants has been around for a long time. Modern green roofs were pioneered in Germany in the 1960s, and vertical planting has been around in different forms for centuries. Most notably in the last two decades green architecture, also known as ‘building integrated planting’ (BIP) has expanded and diversified. […]

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