Do you have a wood burner and a heat transfer system? Have you ever had this experience?
A Nelson woman woke at 2am to find her house filled with smoke. She wants others with home ventilation systems and wood burners to know the risks.
I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now they're living happily in their Hawke's Bay home.
Have a read and see how they did it, and while you're at it have a listen to our third episode of First Rung, the podcast for first home buyers for a little more inspiration.
A meeting in Motueka heard too many children are "not achieving" in reading, writing and spelling, while a new report shows alarming numbers of children are starting school with very poor language skills. Experts are pointing to factors including busy lives and screen time. Where do you think the problem lies?
To celebrate the refreshed Stuff Travel website, enabling you to dream, plan and now book your next escape all in one place, we're giving away a $100 voucher.
To go into the draw to win simply vote below on which of the following destinations you're most likely to use your voucher on. Visit travel-booking.stuff.co.nz for inspiration and to view all the other destinations.
4.4% Auckland4.4% Complete
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