Fiona’s one for the birds

EastLife editor, HELEN PERRY well remembers idyllic picnic days on Motuihe Island during the ’50’s and 60’s. A Hauraki Gulf gem, with beaches either...

Hanging Gardens grows gold

Laurels don't just grow on trees. Well, they do but they're not dished out to every green thumbed garden designer, that's for sure, as...


The arrival of prestigious brand Mercedes-Benz, in South and East Auckland, is here to create an encounter clients will never forget at Mercedes-Benz Botany. From the...

Head Start on Wedding Day

Getting ‘hitched’ might once have been a simple and easy affair but not these days. The modern bride and groom have plenty to think...

Family holiday made in the USA

Rachel Watts wasn’t Born in the USA, but after an stimulating three-week holiday States-side, you could almost call her an American Girl. She told...

It’s all about the detail ……

Without wanting to be a slave to design trends, it is interesting keeping an eye on what’s happening overseas. Donna Jones from The Design...

Ruby reflections sparkle on ice

A celebrated coach marks four decades of dedication to an elegant but challenging sport. NATALIE BRITTAN breaks the ice with the long-time local. It’s a...

Terri’s mad for hedgehogs and other creatures great and small

Terri Marchant’s haven for hedgehogs is not for the faint-hearted – she can have several baby hogs to care for at any one time...

The menopause

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when menstrual periods stop permanently and they are no longer able to bear children. Medical professionals often define...

In a Remuera city garden

At the heart of Auckland is its leafy green suburbs and, at the heart of those JON RAWLINSON found Keren McDonnell. When spring finally deems...
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