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  In every home there are many simple and easy ways to save energy. Saving energy can help reduce your household costs and help you make a difference to the environment. STEP 1: GENERAL HOUSE TIPS Check for and repair any holes in your ceiling, floor, windows, walls, roof, pipes and plumbing. These can relea

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Home Design for Easy Breathing

Asthma New Zealand’s Breathe Easy programme recognises products, such as Autex Industries’ GreenStuf insulation, that are beneficial for people with asthma. All Breathe Easy approved products have been developed by reputable companies who are dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of their customers. As

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Tom and Shaye Boddington and their baby girl Hazel have been living in their tiny trailer house since December 2013 in West Auckland. Self described as a ‘DIYer and creative’ combo, it took them four to five months (part time) and cost $25,000 to build, including furnishings. Together they have evolved the h

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Compact Living

By Davina Richards With more people deciding to build their own home and lead a life of simplicity with lower living costs, the tiny home movement is a testament to the benefits of living in a custom-made, compact space with all the amenities of a standard house. People all around the world are enjoying bespoke and t

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Breathing Easy This Winter

Asthma New Zealand’s Breathe Easy programme recognises products, such as Autex Industries’ GreenStuf insulation, that are beneficial for people with asthma. All Breathe Easy approved products have been developed by reputable companies who are dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of their customers. Asth

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Lifestyles – Issue Eight

1. Now you see me Table lamp Cast a little light into your shadows with this stylish table lamp with a beautiful metallic copper finish. With a combination of a warm glow and its contemporary, confident statement, it makes a great addition to your desk or side table. RRP: $179.00 Available from: www.freedom

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Black & White – Lifestyles

When you’re selling, renting, leasing or letting neutral walls just make sense. But sometimes sensible is just a little, well… sensible. If you want to add a little spunk to the style stakes, a feature wall can give you maximum impact for minimal effort. Why have a feature wall? When your walls are a

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