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summer0708rrp7.95theResenemagazinetheearthissuesustainablelivingsuddenlyitshipnothippylocalcolourwhatsonthemapfor2008instantplayhousejustaddcardboardWIN48PRIZESinsideincludinganAthenaCreationShower welcomeTheyrealloverthenewsCatchwordssuchascarbonfootprintfoodmilesemissioncreditsandenvironmentalcostofproduction.Itstakenalongtimebutwerestartingtorealisetheneedtotakesomeresponsibilityforthewaywetreattheworld.Quiteapartfromtheragingdebatesistheearthactuallyinacoolingcycleisglobalwarmingpurehypothesisorfactmanyoftheideasunderdiscussioncomedownnotjusttosustainabilitybuttohowwecanlivemorehealthily.SowelcometoHabitatsearthissue.Hereyoullndideasonlesseningyourimpactontheworldaroundyouandimprovingyourqualityoflifeatthesametime.WevisitastunningrammedearthhomeinOtagoandacuttingedgeenergy-efcienthomeinAuckland.Onyourhomefrontweshowyouthestep-by-stepconstructionofatriplecompostingsystem.Weinvestigatehowtogoaboutchoosingandhiringanarboristtomakethemostofyourtreesandtakealookathowtoresponsiblydisposeofleft-overrenovationmaterials.Wealsointroduceyoutoabodyartistacommercialmodel-makerandamanwithabonetopickwithtaggers.EnjoyyourspringreadfromReseneImagineusingavermilionpaintcolouredbypigmentsmadefromamercurycompoundonyourbathroomwallsorperhapschoosingagreenpaintcontainingarsenictonishthefence.Bothscenariosareridiculoustocontemplatetodayyetwerecommonplacelessthanacenturyago.Signicanttechnologicalleapshavebeenmadesincethentoproduceawholerangeofmaterialsthatcreatelessenvironmentalimpactthantheirpredecessorsmakingitsaferforproductusersandbuildingoccupantsandeasierontheenvironment.TheseincludeEnvironmentalChoice-approvedpaintscarpetsplasterboardandmuchmore.Resenehasalwaysfocusedontheneedtoreducetheriskproductsmaypresenttocustomersandtheenvironmentlongbeforesuchanattitudebecamefashionable.FirsttherewasthebasicinnovationofResenewaterbornepaintstoreducetheleveloftoxicsolvents.OtherstepssuchastheremovalofleadfromResenedecorativepaintsinthelate1960sgainingEnvironmentalChoiceapprovalonanextensiverangeofResenepaintsin1996andlaunchingthePaintWisepaintrecoveryprogrammein2004haveallbeenwellaheadoftheirtime.Todayjust8ofthedecorativepaintResenesellsissolventbornethecompanysaveragesolventlevelshavedroppedbymorethan90intwodecades.TherstwaterbornepaintwaslaunchedherebyResenein1951andjusthalfacenturyonitisnowpossibletopaintentirehomesandbuildingsinsideandoutwithwaterbornepaint.ColourchartssuchasTheRangefandeckwhichwouldoncehavebeennishedinsolventborneinksnowfeaturechipsnishedinEnvironmentalChoice-approvedResenepaints.Whatsmoretheyareprintedonpaperstockfromsustainablymanagedforestsusingvegetableinks.Thejourneytowardssustainabilityisnever-endingbuteachstepalongthepathisrewardingandworththeeffort.Everylittlethingyoucandoinyourhomeorworkmaynotseemlikemuchbutcollectivelyitallhelpstokeepourenvironmentgreenforfuturegenerationstoenjoyasmuchaswedo.Letskeepitgreenfromtheeditor7 creditsCoverGetthelookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoReseneSupernova.FlowersfromVidaFlores.DaybedfromPerfectPieces.BambooooringbyLinellImports.PhotographybyRobinHodgkinson.EditorRachelMacdonaldArticulateCommunicationFeaturesEditorJenniferPownallArticulateCommunicationEditorialAssistantMelanieLudwigArticulateCommunicationManagingEditorJulianAndrewsAdvertisingManagerCarolyndeFreynePhone0272808070emailcarolynjonespublishing.co.nzProductionDirectorLisaMortonProductionManagersEstherLaurieLauraGraceMcFarlandPublishersJohnBakerJulianAndrewsDesignMaximGroupLtdDesignTeamMaryDavyOdeaFuPrintingPMPPrintPublishedforInAustraliaResenePaintsAustLtdPOBox785AshmoreCityQLD4214Websitewww.resene.com.auEmailadviceresene.com.auPhone1800738383PublishedbyJonesPublishingLtdPOBox91344AMSCAuckland1142NewZealandPhone6493606424Facsimile6493587291www.jonespublishing.co.nzHabitatisabi-annualpublication.ThecontentsofHabitatarecopyrightandmaynotbereproducedinanyformwithoutthewrittenpermissionofthepublisher.OpinionsexpressedinHabitatarenotnecessarilythoseofResenePaintsorthepublisher.Noresponsibilityisacceptedfortheauthorssuggestionsorconclusionsorforanyerrorsoromissions.Copyright2007ResenePaintsLtd.ISSN1176-8010Coloursareascloseastheprintingprocessallows.PrintedonenvironmentallyresponsiblepapersourcedfromsustainablemanagedPEFCcertiedbreandcompliantwiththerequirementsofenvironmentalmanagementsystemstandardISO14001usingenvironmentallyneutraloffsetwebinks.Toupdateyourmailingaddressemailupdateresene.co.nzwithUpdateHabitatmagazinedetailsinthesubjectline.IfyouareaColorShopCardholderpleaseincludeyourcardnumber.Orcall0800RESENENZor1800738383AUST.InNewZealandResenePaintsLtdPOBox38242WellingtonMailCentreWebsitewww.resene.co.nzEmailadviceresene.co.nzPhone0800RESENE737363InNewZealandResenePaintsLtdPOBox38242WellingtonMailCentreWebsitewww.resene.co.nzEmailadviceresene.co.nzPhone0800RESENE737363 contentscontents105choosingandusingAnarboristmodelbusinessMakingalivingoutofminiatures10212anythingbutretiringwithnatureinmindAbathroomthatsgreeninmorewaysthanone63SustainabilitymeetsmoderndesignandcontemporarylivinggoinggreenWorkingfromhome122nikaunikauonthewallHowdooursurroundingsandlifestyledictatehowweseecolour58responsiblerenovatingThinkenergyefciency119specialeffectsThrowawaythecanvastrybody-paintinginstead23testpotsTodaysdesignanddecoratinginnovations28winwithHabitat70diykidzEntertainmentinabox108tipstricksSavingwater72102step-by-stepLayingpaving94 deckedoutRelaxedoutdoorliving86noeffortwastedReducingyourhouseholdseco-footprintwiththeWATEDteam11138ThisrammedearthhometakesitsinspirationfromtheenvironmentarounditletthesunshinesignofthetimesMeetamanwithamissionagainstgrafti48thehardtruthaboutsavingpower76step-by-stepMakingacompostheap82beginnersguidetoReseneEzyPaint7953muckingaroundinboatsNauticalinspirationinalakesidekitchenheyHabitatYourquestionsandviews130fromReseneReaderoffersanddiscounts116intouchwithyourrootsMaggieBarrydiscussesresponsiblegardening114128thatrocksOnceatenniscourtnowawater-savinggardenofftheshelfNewtomarket12411 anythingbutretiring12 wordsRobynYousefpicturesKallanMacLeodandVictorChiaHoweverthiselegantresidenceisalsoaprimesuccessfulexampleofahomethatupholdstheprinciplesofsustainabledesignandeco-responsibility.BuilttotakefulladvantageofthesunalongwithmagnicentviewsofMaungawhauMtEdenMountainViewincorporatesaraftofenvironmentallyfriendlyfeaturesandworkswonderfullywellforElaineandAlanStrachanandtheirlargeextendedfamily.DesignedbythecouplessonDaveandhisfellowdirectorPatdePontatAuckland-basedStrachanGroupArchitectsSGAitislocatedonthesiteofa1910workerscottage.Theoriginalhomehasbeenre-sitedandisnowinuseinRotoruaasahomeandofce.DaveStrachanundertookhisMastersdegreeinsustainabledesignandenvironmentalethicsunderpinalltheworkcarriedoutbythedesignteamatSGA.ThermhaswonsevenNZIAReseneArchitectureAwardsincludingaNationalAwardthisyearandmostofthemhavebeenforbuildingswithastrongenvironmentalagenda.AndthecarefuldesignofMountainViewpracticallydemonstrateshowfeasibleitistoliveinanarchitecturallydesignedhomewhileconsideringtheenvironmentevenintheconstructionstage.Usingoneofthebasicprinciplesofecologicallysustainablearchitecturethehousewasorientedtofacenorthtocapturethefullbenetsofthesun.Itsdouble-heightglassfrontagealsofacesthemountainprovidingslicesofruralvistabetweenthesuburbansurroundingswhilethetwo-storeyatriumattractslightandwarmth.Thiswasparticularlyimportantasthesiteandhousearerectangularelongatedinanorthsouthdirection.TheatriumallowsthesuntopenetratemoredeeplyintothebuildingPatdePontexplains.ThecrispcontemporarylinesofthishousenamedMountainViewbyitsdesignerwhocreateditforhisparentsretirementmakeastrong21stcenturystylestatementinastreetdominatedbyvillasfromthe1900sinAucklandsMtEden.13 Anothereco-friendlyfeatureistheinstallationofinsulatingpolystyreneunderthetiledconcreteslaboorsystem.TheroofandwallsalsoofferahighlevelofinsulationusingGoldPinkBattsmadefrom70recycledglass.Theexternalcladdingisnger-jointedweatherboardsmadefromhigh-qualitycedaroff-cutssourcedfromsustainableCanadianforests.Thereisalsoa5000-litrerainwatertanksolarpanelsontheroofawood-burnerforspaceheatinglouvresfornaturalcross-ventilationandthreelayersofsunscreening.Theexteriorcedarsunscreensplayanimportantroleinpreventingtoomuchsolargaininthesummerfromthenorthandwest.Thisinturnallowsthethermalmassoftheconcreteoortohelpkeepthehousecool.Inwinterthelowerwesternscreenslidesbacktoallowthesuntopenetrateandwarmtheconcreteinside.Thesehouseshavetobedriventoperformattheirbest.TheoccupantsplayanactiveroleintemperingtheirownenvironmentopeningorclosingwindowsshuttersscreensandblindstotrackthesunorthebreezePatexplains.Whilefromastylisticpointofviewthehouseistotallydifferentfromthesurroundingvillasthearchitectswerecarefultoensurethattheroof-lineofthetwo-storiedbuildingwasnothigherthanitsneighbours.TheyalsointegratedtheavourofthestreetintotheirchoiceofDesignedbythecouplessonDaveandhisfellowdirectorPatdePontatAuckland-basedStrachanGroupArchitectsSGAitislocatedonthesiteofa1910workerscottage.14 alternativeideasforthisinterioronpages18-2115 materials.Patpointsoutthatthegabionboundarywallsforexamplearemadefromvolcanicrocktakenfromthesitewhenitwasclearedalsosavingthemoneyandenergyofremoval.Andwetriedtoreferencetheareabyusingtimberweatherboardsandcorrugatedironaswereusedintheoriginalbuilding.AlthoughthehouseisonlyafewminuteswalkfromtheheartofMtEdenviewsofthemountainareframedfromseveralaspectsandthepowerfulpresenceofMaungawhaualsoinuencedthedesign.Traditionalpaintedweatherboardsandnaturaltimberprovidelinkstotheexistinghousingandarecombinedwithmaterialsthatarere-formedlikethevolcanoSteelportalframesglassandcagedrocksPatsays.WhenIvisitedMountainViewitwasaverycoldandblusterywintersdaybutthesolarheatinginthehouseandthewarmthradiatingfromtheconcreteoorsmadeitincrediblycosy.ForElaineandAlanthemovefromMissionBaytoMtEdenintheirsemi-retirementhasbeenhugelybenecialandtheyaretotallyhappywiththeirnewhome.Foryearswelivedinolderwoodenhouseswhichwereoftendampandcoldandrequiredlotsofcaretaking.Hereitallsoeasytokeepcleanandwiththesolarheatingandextrainsulationweseldomhavetouseelectricalheating.OurpowerbillshavebeencutinhalfElaineexplains.LivinginthehubofMtEdenmeanstheydonthavetousethecarsomuchandtheyreclosertotheirantiquesbusinessbasedinnearbyEpsom.ItalsomeanstheyarenowmoreaccessibletotheirvechildrentheycanseeDaveshomefromtheirbedroomwindow17grandchildrenandmanyfriends.Theygrowtheirownvegetableson-sitewithanattractivegardenincludingamixoffruittreesornamentalplantsandvegetablesbuiltonthesunnywesternsideofthehouse.Thishasbeencreatedinraisedbedswithconcreteedgingstomakegardeningeasier.ItsbetterthiswayformewithmytrickykneesAlanexplains.Eventheclotheslinehasbeenadaptedforeaseofuseandthereareareasofgrassforthegrandchildrentoplayouton.ThewatertankistuckedawayatthebackofthehousewhilealongtheeasternsideachannelofwaterrunningoverriverstonesgivesapeacefulZen-likegracetothegarden.Italsohasapracticalpurposeconditioningtheairanddraggingacoolingbreezethroughthehousewhenthehotnortherlyblowsinthesummer.Theexteriorcedarsunscreensplayanimportantroleinpreventingtoomuchsolargaininthesummerfromthenorthandwest.ProtectexteriortimberfromtheenvironmentwithEnvironmentalChoice-approvedReseneWaterborneWoodsmanidealforweatherboardstokeepthemlookinggoodforlonger.SeetheReseneExteriorwoodstainscolourchartfortheReseneWaterborneWoodsmancolourrange.16 ArchitectsPatdePontandDaveStrachanfromSGABuilderBramleyContractorsAluminiumjoineryMorganAluminiumVerticalslidingdoorCrittallArnoldMetalbiltSinkFrankestainlesssteelTapsandshowerttingsLineafromEurohausonthefollowingpagesndtwoalternativestylesuggestionsKitchenandbathroomcabinetsVictorianashveneerandDesignerWhiteMeltecadesignedbySGALtdDesignbuiltbyLeslieA.J.CoLtdCabinetmakersGettheinteriorlookwithReseneSpanishWhiteandReseneHero.Gettheexteriorlookwithchoice-approvedReseneWaterborneWoodsman.ReseneCarpeDiemReseneLemonTwistInsideaseriesofslidingcavitydoorsmeansthekitchendiningandlivingspacesonthebottomlevelcanbeusedasonelargeroomorconvertedintotwooreventhreeintimateareas.ThisisidealfortheStrachansastheycanusethesmallspaceswhentheyarehometogetherwhileatothertimestheresampleroomfortheirextendedfamilyof30.Ahugeslidingglassdooralsobringstheoutdoorsinsidemakingforfabulousowandawonderfulentertainingspace.Whenthedoorwhichoperatesonahydraulicpulleysystemandis4.8mwideand2.4mhighisliftedthefrontyardeffectivelybecomespartofthegroundoor.Thisalfrescoextensionwasrstusedforatwilightautumnpartytounveilamagnicentstainless-steel-and-glasswaterfeaturebyAucklandglassartistDarrylFagenceofGlassCreations.Thisisattachedtothefrontwallalongwithanotherstainless-steelwallsculpturebythesameartist.Bothhavebeendesignedtocomplementthesteelcagingofthegabionwall.Aninternallifttothesecondoorisarealbenetforthecouplewholovetoentertainandhavemanyelderlyfriends.Theirformallivingroomisonthesecondlevelalongwiththemasterbedroomensuitecompletewithaspabathdressingroomtwoguestroomsandaguestbathroom.Thereisalsoasmallkitchenupstairsfortea-andcoffee-making.Thecouplesextensivecollectionofantiquesmeldsperfectlywiththeirmanymodernpieces.IntheformalloungeaveryearlyandornateFrenchcabinetlooksperfectlyathomebesideacontemporaryleathercouch.Infacttheyuseeveryroominthehousetheresevenaspecial-dutycarpetlaidinthegaragewhichdoublesasalaundrysothegrandchildrencanstagetheirshowshere.AbrightorangedoorinReseneHerowelcomesvisitorsintoMountainViewwhereyoudonthavetoremoveyourshoes.AsElainesaysitisaworkinghouse.ThishousehaseverythingwewishitjustsuitsusdowntothegroundAlansays.Weenjoyourhomeitiselegantfunctionalandsoenergy-efcient.rstoorplangroundoorplanReseneWasabiReseneSpanishWhiteReseneAspiringReseneHero1Living2Kitchen3Dining4Bedroom5Outdoorroom6Bathroom7Ensuite8Entry9Dressing10Study11Garage12Laundry13Lifts14Void17 TrytextureinthebathroomReseneLemonGrassalternativesolution18 CorticacorktilesinStoneCorkConcepts094433134www.corkconcepts.comVanity2ndFloorbyDuravitMetrix095221166www.metrix.co.nzBathKaldeweiAvantgardeConoDuowithsurroundMetrixReseneRhapsodyReseneEarlybirdScreenwallpaperReseneNaturalTexturesWallcoveringpattern21411ReseneColorShops0800RESENE737363www.resene.co.nzLightsKouralightshadebyDavidTrubridgeEonDesignCentre093684860www.eon.co.nzReseneKubrickReseneGreywackeIncorporatingnaturalsustainableproductsthatcalmthesensesthisschemewasdevisedasatranquilretreatfromtheharsheverydayworld.Thebathroomfeaturestexturednaturalmaterialssuchastimberreedorjuteclayandcorkwhichcombinetogivearelaxedandcontemporaryfeel.UnlikecoldhardceramictilesthecorkooringprovideswarmthandcomfortwhiletheKourahangingshadesfurthersoftentheenvironmentandaddanartisticfocalpoint.NeutralcoloursincludingReseneGreywackeonthewallsgivetheroomasoftinvitingfeelandcomplementtheadjoiningbedroom.phone094433134websitewww.corkconcepts.comDavidBellfromCorkConceptssuggeststhisalternativedesign19 Sitingthettingsinthisbathroomcapitalisesonlightandfunctionality.ReseneSoapstonealternativesolution20 VanityPomdorwall-hungvanityMilanoAgencies094425391www.milano-agencies.co.nzWall-hungMamoliFuentetapMilanoAgencies094425391www.milano-agencies.co.nzReseneAnticipationReseneTripleWhitePointerReseneMaxwellSmartReseneWhitePointerAcolourpaletteofblackandwhitesoftenedbychocolate-tonedtimberlendsacontemporaryfeeltothisdesign.ReseneWhitePointerisalovelysoftgrey-whitethataddsafreshlooktotheblackandtimberelements.Repositioningthevanityandtoiletandreplacingthebathwithaglassshowerstallhelpsmakethespaceveryfunctional.ItalsomaximisesthenaturallightaroundthevanitywhichisaccentedagainstasectionofwallpaintedReseneMaxwellSmart.Thewall-hungPomdorvanityhasablack-grainedchocolateebonywoodnishandablacksquarebowltocomplementtheblackoortileswithcharcoalgrout.TimberwindowlouvrespaintedReseneMaxwellSmartprovideprivacyandvisuallybalancethespace.phone078493967emailinfocreatenz.co.nzStephanieWeldon-DayfromCreateNZoffersthisalternativebathroomschemeVilleroyBochSubwayback-to-walltoiletPatersonTrading093093022www.patrade.co.nzPomdorsquarebowlMilanoAgencies094425391www.milano-agencies.co.nzMamoliFuenteShowermixeranddiverterMilanoAgencies094425391www.milano-agencies.co.nzSatinjetGenesisHandshowerMethven0800804222www.methven.bizGroheFreehandershowerheadPatersonTrading093093022www.patrade.co.nz21 colourfulpeoplewordsKateWilliamspicturesKallanMacLeodspecialeffects23 SpecialistCosmeticSurgeonOurfacilitiesincludeafullyequippedmodernsurgicaltheatreandyouareassuredoftotalprivacyandcaringqualifiedstaff.CosmeticSurgeryisbothpopularandaffordableatTheSurgicalClinic.Wespecialiseinbreastenlargementorreductionliposuctiontummytucksandfacialcosmeticsurgerysuchaseyelidsfaceandneck.19SecondAvenueTaurangaachievethebodyshapeThatYouDesireTEL0800491111www.4cosmeticsurgery.co.nzTheSurgicalClinicTheSurgicalClinicwithCosmeticSurgerysurprisinglyaffordable Howeverthepastcenturyhasputpaidtothatdenitionasartistsexploreeverykindofexcitingmediumelectronicslightbrickwallsinstallationsandthatmostprimitiveofcanvasesthehumanbody.BodyartistYolandaBartramcannotgetenoughofworkingpaintingisonlythestartonsuchaversatilemedium.Mymodelismymusesheenthuses.Icreatecharactersandthemodelcanbringthepaintsalive.Youcanturnawholehumanintosomethingextraordinary.Currentlyhermuch-lovedandpatientmodelisAucklandactorHannahTaskerPolandrecentlyseeninthetelevsionshowRudeAwakenings.Ilovetoseetheartworkcomealivetohavetheideainmymindandthenseeitactuallylookasyoudplanned.BodyartisafamilyaffairforYo.ShemetherhusbandJulianwhenhecommissionedhertocreatebodypaintsforaprojecthewasrunningforGEFreeNewZealand.HethenbecameherbestmodeleveruntilHannah.TheywereengagedfourmonthslaterandhaverecentlymovedtoAucklandwiththeirbabysonandtwo-year-olddaughter.HoweverYosrstmentorwashermotherNicoleHydenrijkwhowasoneofHollandsleadingbodyartistsuntilthefamilyemigratedtoNewZealandsevenyearsago.NicolehademergedfromatheatremakeupbackgroundpickingupthegrowingtrendinEuropetopushtheart.Yolandetrainedinfashiondesignandthenneartsasmallcourseinair-brushtechniquesgotherhookedonthescopeofthebodyasamedium.ThemotheranddaughterduosetuptheirBodyFXstudiointheheartofWellingtonsartsceneteachingstudentsrunningeventssuchastheBodyArtsRocksshowandbecomingaxtureatfringeandstreettheatreevents.ArtItusedtobesosimple.Paintoncanvasorpapersculptureinrockorbronzeanelycarvedpieceofwood.25 Fortunatelythereisalivingtobemade.Corporationslovetowowclientsatproductlaunchesorstaffpartieswithabevvyofbody-paintedactors.Aparticularhitisbodiespaintedtolooklikesculpturedcentrepiecesonatableuntiltheheart-stoppingmomentwhentheyhandguestsadrink.Yolandahasevenpaintedapairofsky-diversfortheirmatrimonialjumpoutofaplane.TheboundariesofthebodyartareconstantlystretchedbyYolandaNicoleandtheirartists.ArecentWellingtonWaitangidayfestivalwowedaudienceswithagiantpaint-by-numbersinteractiveartpiece.TheBodyFXteamsketch-outlinedaseriesofpanelsrepresentingearthwindreandwaterandinvitedtheaudiencetocompletethepanelsusingResenepaintsthroughouttheday.Alongsidethisanintensebodypaintingsessionsixartistsformorethansixhourscreatedcharacterstomatch.Thenalewasadancepiecewheremodelsandbackdropmergedintoathree-dimensionalwork.Top-endbodypaintingcrossestheboundaryintowearableartYolandahaswonawardsintheWorldofWearableArtsforhermasksandprostheticswork.BodyartisoneofthebiggestgrowingartformsintheworldAustriaisthemeccasheexplains.ShehasplanstotraveltherenextyeartocompeteandlearnfromsomeoftheindustrygreatsaswellascompetinginAustralia.ForseriouscompetitionsYolandarecentlywonawardsinaNZnationalcompetitionjudgedbyRichardTaylorofWetaWorkshopsandHollywoodspecialeffectsexpertsshespendsmonthsdevelopingherconceptcreatingspecialprostheticsmasksandheadgeartocompletethecharacter.Mereclothingpaintedontoabodythisisnot.InthiscaseherentryPhantomsNemesiswasinspiredbybaroquearchitecture.YolandaandhermotherhavealsotransformedcelebritiessuchasWellingtonMayorKerryPrendergast.TheyhavealsodonatedtheirtimetotheBaldHeadProjectanongoingfundraiserfortheCancerSocietytheyhavepaintedmorethan130famousandnot-so-famousheads.QuizYolandaonwhereshegetsherinspirationfromandshepullsoutanotebookfullofsketchescolourcombinationsandfantasticalcreatures.AninspirationboardinherofcewhichalsodoublesasthegraphicdesignstudioforJuliansbusinessiscrammedwithphotosandtreasures.WhensherunsoutofbodiesYolandapracticesontinycanvasesQuartersoffaceswiththenewshapescolours.Sheswearssomeofhermostinspiredmomentscomewhenshespaintingdozensofchildrensfacesatapartyorfair.Theyarelittlepiecesofarteachone.Youonlyhavesuchashortspaceoftimesoyoucantrysomethingoutandmoveon.AslongastheyrenotallSpidermenIcoulddoitforhours.Butbutteriescomeinthousandsofcombinationseveryoneofthemdifferent.Ijustloveit.ReseneMissHussyReseneRagingBullReseneLipServiceReseneSpanishWhitePhotocourtesyofBodyFX26 house-huntinghelperCantdecidewhichhousetobuyLogontowww.housepoints.co.nzcompletethequickregistrationandstartcompilingyourwishlist.FreeforhomebuyersHousepointsletsyourankandcomparefeaturesofeachhouseyouvisit.Justprintofftheconvenientopen-homeevaluationsheetanduseittoraterelevantfeaturesasyouwalkaroundanopenhome.WhenyougethomecopythescoresintoHousepointsandgetasummaryandoverallratingforthehousebasedonyourpersonalwishlist.testpotsgreenatheartCleverlypackagedwithnameslikeITriumphOverGrimeEvilandIllDoYourDirtyWorkB_E_Ehouseholdproductsaremadefromgorgeousblendsofessentialoilsplant-basedingredientsandminerals.B_E_Eproductshaveanenvironmentalconscienceandaimtohelpcreateasafercleanerplanet.EveryingredientintheB_E_ErangehasbeenrigorouslytestedandtherangecarriesNewZealandEnvironmentalChoiceaccreditation.Formoreinformationvisitwww.bee.co.nzoremailinfobee.net.nz.ReseneSublimeReseneLimeWhitebeautifulbambooIfyourelookingforatimberooringoptionthatsnotonlyecofriendlybutalsoextremelydurableandgreatlookingbambootsthebillperfectly.Thishardwoodtimbercomesfromself-regeneratingplantationsthatarereadyforharvestinjustveyears.Unlikeothertimbersthatarebecomingseriouslydepletedbamboowillre-growtofullmaturityfromthesamerootsystemonceharvested.Affordabilityandeaseofinstallationareotherkeybenetsofbambooooringanditslowmoisturecontentmeansthereslessmovementthanotherhardwoodtimbers.Tondoutmorevisitwww.linellimports.com.ReseneStarbell28 junglehourOneofthemostcelebratednavepaintersHenriRousseauisbestknownforhisjunglescenesinspiredbyillustratedbooksandtripstotheParisbotanicalgardens.Hisworkrevealsarefreshingvisionandattentiontodetailwiththeinventiveuseofcolourahallmarkofhisuniquestyle.ThisuseofcolourwastheinspirationbehindCavalierBremworthsnewcarpet.CalledRousseauitfeaturesdiversecolourwaysincludinganearthyrangeaswellasredblueandgreentones.A100purewoolhard-twistcutpileitsidealforstairsandheavy-trafcareasinthebusiesthomes.Viewtherangeatwww.cavbrem.co.nz.ReseneHotAugustmust-havesofaTheMustsofafromLonghisLoveluxecollectionisntjustcomfortableitmakesaneye-catchinglivingroomcenterpiece.HandcraftedinItalyandskillfullyhandupholsteredinleatherorfabrictheMustsofacomesinarangeofsizesandasamodulardesignforultimateexibility.LonghifurnitureisimportedfromItalyexclusivelybyAshtonGrove.Visitwww.ashtongrove.co.nz.earthrstAspecialistinsustainabledesign-ledooringsystemsInterfaceNZhasannouncedanenvironmentalrstinNewZealand.ItsInterfaceFLORcarpettilesarenowclimate-neutralwhichmeanstheyhaveanetzeroimpactontheearthtakingintoaccountgreenhousegasemissionsoverthecarpetsentirelifecyclerawmaterialacquisitionmanufacturingtransportationusemaintenanceanddisposal.Producedintilesthecarpetsare100recyclableandwornsectionscaneasilybereplaced.Theyalsohavea15-yearguaranteeandthelowestvolatileorganiccompoundemissionsofanycarpetinNewZealand.childsplayTheysaynecessityisthemotherofinventionandwhenAucklandinteriordesignerRachelMcDermottcouldntndsuitablebedroomfurnitureforherchildrensroomsshecreatedherown.HerDarcyandRosarangesaresturdycolourfulandfullofcharacterjustrightfortransforminganaveragekidsroomintoaspecialplace.AndnowRachelhasaddedtwonewtimberbedrangesTheTylerstainedshutterbedpicturedandtheclassicPeytonbedwithuniquestain-and-paintnish.PhoneTheJuniorRoomStudioon093361157formoredetails.ReseneMilestoneReseneMoroccanSpiceResenePearlLusta29 watersmartIfyourebuildingorrenovatingyourbathroomandwanttocombatthewaterpricehikesasmart-ushingwater-efcientloomightbejustthething.Designedtohelpreducewateruseindrought-strickenAustraliaCaromasSmartushtoiletsuitesusejust4.5litresofwaterforafullushversustheold-stylesingle-ushcisternsataround11litreswhilemostexistingdual-ushtoiletsuseatleast6litres.Thatcouldsavetheaveragehouseholdaround35000litresofwaterayear.Formoredetailsvisitwww.smartush.com.au.truesophisticateNotonlydoesitfeaturethelatesttechnologybutSharpsnewPianoFinishAquosLCDTVboastsadesignerlooktakingitsinspirationfromtheshinyblackkeysofagrandpiano.Thesuper-fastpixelresponsetimeensuresbrilliantpicturequalityandvibrantcoloursevenwhenviewedfromextremewideangles.ThePianoFinishAquoscaneasilyconnecttoXboxBlue-rayandPS3devicesandiscompatiblewithawiderangeofhometheatrecontrolsystemsmakingitoneofthemostuser-friendlyandaestheticallypleasingLCDsonthemarket.Choosefromthreescreensizesfrom32to42wall-orstand-mounted.AvailablefromHarveyNormanstoresandotherleadingretailersnationwide.shineonDrawinginspirationfromancientbuildingmaterialsRockcoteSystemsnewMilanorangeofinteriornishesisdesignedandmadeinItalyusingpremiumItalianmarbleandlime.Hand-plasteredinteriornishessuchasthisMilanoMarbleStonereplaceinReseneQuarterMasalafeatureahighpolishandexceptionalvisualdepth.Apenetratingwaxappliedtothenishoffersscuffandwaterresistanceandmakescleaningeasy.Callfor0800507040orllintherequestformatwww.rockcote.co.nzmilanotoreceivethelatestMilanobrochureandsamplesofthenishes.goodgroomingOfcourseweallwanttogetthebestpricepossiblewhenwesellourhouseandalittlebasicattentiontoafewkeyareaswillgiveexcellentnancialreturns.Heresabookthatwillhelpyoudojustthat.HomeStaginginNewZealandbyCatherineSmithshowsyouhowtogroomyourhouseforsale.Itcontainsstep-by-stepchecklistspracticaltipsandshortcutsifyoureonatighttimeframe.Plusthereareextensivenotesoneverythingfromde-clutteringspacesandcosmeticmakeoverstostagingthegardenandmakingbedsproperly.HomeStagingalsooffersapeekintothebehind-the-scenesworkingsofrealestateagentsmarketersandhome-groomingexperts.PublishedbyRenaissancePublishingandavailablefromallgoodbookshops.testpotslookupDressupaplainceilingwithamoremoderndramaticlook.OneofarangeofnewcorniceprolesfromGibGIB-CoveLegatocreatesastreamlinedceilingeffectthatsperfectforcontemporaryhomesandapartments.Itsgeometriclinesandrecessedshadowshelpvisuallyenlargearoomandenhanceaminimalistdcor.GIB-Covecomesin3.6mlengthsandisquickandsimpletoxandeasytopaint.Learnmoreatwww.gib.co.nzaccessories.ReseneEpiphanyReseneCutGlass30 dyejobStainedcarpetinanoutdatedshaderuinsyourwholedcorsomostofusresorttorippingitupandreplacingit.Howeverrecyclingyourexistingcarpetisacheapermoresustainableoption.Carpetwasteinlandllscantakearound250000yearstocompletelybreakdownandreusingyourexistingcarpetcansaveyouupto80offullreplacementcosts.CarpetColouristscleansanitiseandrecolourfadeddiscolouredormarkedcarpetusingnon-toxicnaturalvegetable-baseddyesandyoucanchooseyourshadefromanyResenecolourchart.Forafreequotecall08007326568orvisitwww.carpetcolourists.co.nz.testpotstakeyourcueThedecoratingcuesfor2008canbeseeninthenewReseneTheRange2008palette.Itfeaturesaheadyblendofcolouroptionsinspiredbyelementsoffashionnaturetheeconomyandglobalevents.Amongthemahostofwarmearthtonesisjoinedbyrichburgundiesandbrownshoneyyellowsandcitrusgreensalllightlycooledwithcontemporisedbluesandgreens.SeethebrochurePaintcolourcuesfor2008brochureformoredetailorvisitwww.resene.co.nzorwww.resene.com.au.TheRange2008isavailablefromReseneColorShopsandResellersnationwide.TheRangehuesarealsoavailableinyourfavouritecolourtoolsincludingA4drawdownsself-adhesivesandtestpotsandcolourpencilandRGBformulationsareavailableonline.beforeafter designyourfutureIfyouenjoyHabitatyoureprobablypassionateaboutinteriordesign.Heresthechancetoacquirespecialisedknowledgeandcareer-orientedskills.TheInteriorDesignInstituteisofferingNewZealandsrstandonlyonlinecourseininteriordesign.BasedonasuccessfulinternationalprogrammeitsbeenspecicallytailoredtotheNewZealanddesignindustryfeaturing12modulesandinteractiveonlineassignments.Enjoytheexibilityofbeingabletostudyinyourowntimewithassessmentandfeedbackfromyourpersonalprofessionaltutor.Fordetailsemailinfoidinz.co.nzorvisitwww.idinz.co.nz.sleeptightWhenyouconsiderthatwespendathirdofourlivesasleepwhatwereactuallysleepingonbecomesprettyimportant.ThenewTwilightCollectionfromDreamMakerincludesaselectionofpillowsduvetsandunderbanketsmadefromTENCEL.This100biodegradablematerialcomprisedofentirelynaturalrawbreshasaluxurioussilkyfeelandletsyouenjoyacomfortableuninterruptednightssleepbydrawingawaywatervapourandhelpingregulatebodytemperature.Visitwww.autex.co.nzdreammakerforalistofstockists.ReseneWotEva testpotsontheedgeGardenssprawlingintolawnareaslookuntidyandbadlymaintained.Butheresanattractiveandeasywaytosolvetheproblem.TheSnap-itlandscapeedgeandbordersystemisanedgingmouldthatguidesconcreteandmortartocreateanattractivesolidborderaroundgardensandplantings.Thefour-stepplace-and-poursystemallowsforbendscurvesstraightsandcornerstobebuiltintotheedgingdesign.AndthenishededgingcanevenberollerstampedtoreplicatebrickspriortostainingwithSnap-itExteriorConcreteStainwhichisproducedbyReseneinachoiceoffourshades.AvailablefromBunningsorseewww.snap-it.co.nzforstockists.ReseneTripleWhitePointerhighlyrecommendedThenewReseneRecommendedPaintSystemsbrochureincludeseasy-to-followsurfacepreparationinformationcombinedwithusefultablesexplainingwhatpaintsystemstousewhereandtheappropriateaccessoriestogetaprofessionalnish.Fromhallwaysandbedroomstodecksandroofsthisbrochurehasresidentialpaintingcovered.AvailablefromReseneColorShopsortheResenewebsiteitsagreatplacetostartwhenyourelookingfortherightpaintforyourdecoratingproject.ReseneWhizzBangNewZealandsLeadingSolarCompanyWebsitewww.reidtechnology.co.nzFreephone05084SOLAR476527Emailsalesreidtechnology.co.nz tothelastdropAnewwater-savingconceptistakingoffwithenvironmentallyconsciousNewZealanders.NewWatersRainRevivabladdertanksareexibleenoughtotunderahouseordeckandcancapturewaterfromtheentiresurfaceareaoftheroofcollectingupto300percentmorewaterthanastandardtanksystem.ThisinnovativeAustralianproductletsyouharnessrainwatertouseforactivitiessuchaswashingthecarwateringthegardenushingthetoiletoroperatingthewashingmachine.TheRainRevivasystemdivertstherainwaterfromeachdownpipeintothebladderswhereapumpsystemallowsittobereticulatedtoarangeofdevicessuchasthegardenhosesprinklersystemsandthedishwasher.Formoreinformationcall08004NEWWATERorvisitwww.newwater.co.nz.softmetalsComplementyourstainlessormetallicapplianceswiththeseGraphiteCorticaCorkTilesfromCorkConcepts.TheyaremanufacturedwithaninfusionofReseneBlastGrey2fromtheReseneMetallicsandspecialeffectsrange.Whilegivingyouroorametalliclookthecorkprovidesawarmcomfortablesurface.Andifyoudropaplateonthisoortheresagoodchanceitwillsurvivethefall.Seewww.corkconcepts.comfordetails.ReseneMoonbeam breathoffreshairPaintfumescancausedizzinessheadachesnausearespiratorycomplaintsandallergicreactionsandareparticularlybadforchildren.Todayjust8ofthedecorativepaintsoldbyReseneissolventbornecomparedto20forothermajorpaintcompanies.EnvironmentalChoice-approvedResenewaterborneproductssuchasReseneEnamacrylReseneLustacrylandReseneSpaceCotewaterborneenamelshavereplacedsolventbornepaints.Tocelebrate10yearsofReseneZyloneSheenbeinganEnvironmentalChoice-approvednishResenehasdevelopedReseneZyloneSheenVOCFree.ItcombinesthepopularlowsheenofReseneZyloneSheenwithouttheunwantedorganiccompoundsVOCs.SeeeMakeaSustainableChoicebrochureforinformationaboutResenesfresh-thinkingfocusanditscommitmenttominimisetheenvironmentaleffectsofdecorating.bathroombeautifulAthenaslatestbathroomwarebrochureisoutandithighlightsaselectionofexcitingnewandupdatedproducts.AmongthesepicturedarethenewSoulfreestandingbathwithitsclassiclinesandcentrallylocatedwastethecontemporaryWaveNShapevanityindarkoakfromtheever-popularWaveRangeofvanitiesandtheAlloraroundshowerwhichfeaturesamouldedone-piececurvedwallliningwithanin-builtstoragerecessandchromeannelrail.Visitwww.athena.co.nzfordetails.testpotsReseneAltitude letthesunshinewordsDeirdreColemanDrawingtheirinspirationfromlocalwineriesandhistoricalbuildingsandusingrawmaterialsontheirpropertyCentralOtagoresidentsShonaandDannyRaehavecreatedahomethatworksinharmonywiththenaturalenvironment.38 picturesSuellenBoagAroundveyearsagotheRaesbeganbuildingtheirrsthomeasingle-levelrammed-earthhouseinBannockburnjustsouthofCromwell.Anhistoricalgold-miningdistrictwheresluicinghasleftitsmarkonthelandtheCromwellBannockburnareaisalsoknownasthefruitbowlofthesouthforitsabundanceoforchardsandvineyards.SittingonasmallknollelevatedoffthevalleyoorthehouseisorientedtomakethemostoftheclimateandthestunningviewsofLakeDunstanandthesurroundingmountainranges.AsfarmerswereusedtohavingalotofspacearoundussowejustlovedtheoutlooksaysShona.Alotofpeoplecommentontherelaxedfeelofthehouseandthatsexactlywhatweweretryingtocreate.HavingadmiredthearchitectureoflocalvineyardssuchastheSpringvaleEstateinAlexandraoneoftherstrammed-earthwineriesintheareaShonaandDannywerekeentoreplicatethislookandconstruction.Dunedin-basedarchitecturaldesignerRichardWildenwascommissionedtohelpthemtransformtheirideasintoacomfortablesun-lledfamilyhomebringinghisexperienceinrammed-earthconstructionandvernaculararchitecturetotheproject.Takinghiscuesfromthelocalhistoricalarchitecturewithitspitchedroofslean-tosandearthconstructionRichardworkedwiththeRaestodevelopthedesign.Itincorporatesacentrallylocatedkitchenanddiningroomandalivingareawithacovedceilingnishedintongue-and-groovemacrocarpa.Ononesideofthelivingspacesisaguestwingandanofcewiththemastersuiteattheotherendofthehouse.WhenitcametosourcingtheprimarymaterialfortheirhousetheRaesdidnthavetolookfar.Theydugtheearthdirectlyfromtheirownproperty.Withrammed-earthconstructioncementisusedtostabilisetheearthandthewallscureovertimetakingabouttwoyearstodryout.ThesustainablemacrocarpatimberusedforframingandnishingwasalsosourcedlocallyaroundTapanuifromoldwindbelts.Aswellasmacrocarpaceilingsthehousehasdeepmacrocarparevealsandwindowsillsthatconcealthealuminiumframing.ReseneHoneymoonReseneStarbell39 TheRaeswerealwayskeentoincorporateelementsofpassivesolarheatingandcoolingintotheirhomewhichworkedwellwiththeearthconstruction.Akeydesignfeatureisthelargewindowinthelivingareawhichfacesdirectlynorthandcapturesall-daysun.Insidelarge-formatceramicoortilesabsorbtheheatreleasingitthroughthehouseasthetemperatureoutsidedrops.Howeversunmodelsshowedthattheintensesummersunwouldheattheroomtoextremes.Thereforeanadditionaloverhangabovethewindowandaseriesoflouvreshalfwaydownhelpshadetheinteriorofthehouse.Basedonheat-losscalculationsRichardincorporatedanumberofinsulatingfeaturesintothedesignandconstruction.ForexampletheamountofinsulationinthehomeiswellaboveBuildingCoderequirementsandasyoudexpectinCentralOtagothewindowsarealldouble-glazed.Earthisntagreatinsulatorbutwiththeexternalwallsbeing450mmthickitperformsreasonablywellhesays.Manyoftheinteriorwallsaremadefromconcreteblockwhichhasthesamethermalvalueasrammedearth.Rammedearthisaverytechnicalwaytobuildahouse.Whilethematerialsarerelativelyinexpensivetheresalotoflabourinvolvedandthedetailingandxingisverycomplicated.WegotacontractorfromHaweaFlatwhowasexperiencedinthistypeofconstructionanddidthegreatjob.WhilethesiteandcontextwerebiginuencingfactorsinthedesignoftheRaeshousetherewasanothervitalconsideration.Earlyonintheplanningprocessitbecameclearthattheirwonderfullocationwouldposeamajorpracticalchallenge.Itsaruralsubdivisionandthelocalpowerauthoritywasgoingtochargeusafortunearound30000togetconnectedtothepowersupplysaysShona.alternativeideasforthisinterioronpages44-47Manyoftheinteriorwallsaremadefromconcreteblockwhichhasthesamethermalvalueasrammedearth.ReduceheatbuilduponexteriorsurfaceswithReseneCoolColourtechnologyidealforanythingfromroofstowalls.ReseneCoolColoursaredesignedtoreectthesunsenergykeepingthesubstratepaintandinteriorcooler.40 EventhoughintheenditprobablycostthemaroundthatamounttogoitaloneShonaandDannydecidedtomaketheirownpower.WeliketodothingsalittledifferentlysaysShona.Andtherewasalsotheprincipletoo.ShelteredfromcoastalconditionsbyhighmountainrangesCentralOtagoenjoysauniqueclimatesimilartothatoftheMediterraneanwithhotsunnysummerscoldsnowywintersandminimalrainfall.AndsotheRaesdrewonthisabundanceofsunshineandharnessedthewindcominginoffthelake.Inorderforthe16roof-mountedsolar-poweredpanelstoproducethemaximumamountofheattheyhadtobepitchedat45degrees.Theyfeedthroughtoa16-batteryconvertingfromDCto240VACforuseinthehouse.Anadditionaleight-panelloopclosedsolarwaterheatingsystemisusedtoheatwaterforshowersandissupplementedbyacoalrangeviaawet-backconnectedtothehotwatercylinder.YoudohavetokeepaneyeonthelengthofshowersandtheamountofwaterpeopleareusingsaysShona.Anythingthatheatsusesalotofpowersowecookonagasrangeandourradiatorsrunoffthehot-watercylinder.Wedohavetheoddpowercutbutitsneverforlong.Attheendof2006ShonaandDannyputinawindgeneratorsimilartothoseusedonocean-goingboats.Adieselgeneratoralsoprovidesbackupinthemiddleofwinter.Allthemechanicalsystemsrequiredtokeepthehouserunningarehousedinacentralcontrolroombehindtherangeinthekitchen.Obviouslywereveryawareofpowerconsumption.Wealwaysturntheappliancesrightoffhavingthemonstandbyusesabout10ofyourpowersaysShona.WehadtoimportourfridgeandfreezerfromDenmarkbecausetheyweremuchmoreenergy-efcientthananythingwecouldndhere.WhiletheRaeshomemightbepoweredbythesunandwinditsdcorisalsoinspiredbynaturethankstotheinputofinteriordesignerJocelynMorrisonfromCreationDesignStudioinQueenstown.Shedeviseda41 0223HABTWIF ArchitectDesignerRichardWildenInteriordesignerJocelynMorrisonfromCreationDesignStudioGasrangeWestinghouseBuilderMoggyfromOCallaghanandWalkerBuildersTilingAnticaMarrowlaidbyBrentSmithiesfromInstyleTilesHeatingAndersonsPlumbingSolarpanelsReidTechnologyHotwatersystemsValleyIndustriesFlooringCoburnFlooringPlasteringReidPlastersCromwellPaintingKevinWaiteWindgeneratorPowerOptionsGettheinteriorlookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoReseneJazzReseneTussockReseneKenyanCopperandReseneSoul.ReseneTussockReseneMidwinterMistReseneEscapadeReseneTeacolourschemebasedontheautumnalshadesofCentralOtagoandchosenishesandfurnishingstocomplementthenaturaltextureoftherammedearth.Decoratingahouseofthiskindposedsomechallengesthough.YourefairlylimitedwiththedesignbecauseofthestructuresaysJocelyn.Weusedpull-cordsonthelightsinthebedroomssowedidntneedtoputasmanyswitchesinthewalls.Hangingartonrammed-earthwallsisamajorexercisesoyouhavetobeverycertainaboutwhatyouwanttogowhere.Andbecausetherammedearthcannotbepaintedcolourneedstobeincorporatedintootherelements.Forexampletheoorsareanature-inspiredcombinationoflarge-formatbrick-redceramictilestimberandpale-greencarpet.AndbasedonanearthsamplefromthepropertyReseneinAlexandramixedaspecialpaintcolournamedReseneJocMudforJocelyn.Usedontheplastered-concreteinternalwallsitsbrownygoldtonesmatchtherammedearthwalls.WithsomanyoftheseearthybrownsinthetimberandwallsIwantedtogetsomecolourandwarmthintotheschemesaysJocelyn.InternalplasteredfeaturewallssportstrongcolourssuchasReseneJazzusedbehindthewetbackandoffsetbykitchencabinetryinReseneTussock.AndafeaturewallinthemasterbedroomispaintedinReseneKenyanCopper.Imabitofabold-colourpersonsaysShona.TheCentralOtagowintersarequitelongsoitsnicetohavesomewarmcoloursaroundyou.ReseneJazzonthefollowingpagesndtwoalternativestylesuggestionsReseneKenyanCopper1Entry2Dining3Studyguestbed4Kitchen5Family6Laundry7Bath8Utilitiesbatteries9Patio10Bed111Bed212Bed313Bath14Garage43 Strongshadesandfunkyformscreateawholenewfeel.ReseneSoulalternativesolution44 ReseneJalapenoReseneUrbaneReseneCaffeineDavidShawMethvenchairDavidShaw0800847848www.davidshaw.co.nzDavidShawChartwellsofaDavidShaw0800847848www.davidshaw.co.nzCarpetSalleLinearLogicinAxisSalleNewZealand0800salleewww.sallee.co.nzReseneWarholJamesDunlopfabricinLavishBurgundyJamesDunlopTextileswww.jamesdunlop.co.nzSoukwidevaseinFireCountryRoad095291987www.countryroad.com.auVillaNovafabricinTempoBoogalooSpiceJamesDunlopTextileswww.jamesdunlop.co.nzAcontemporarystyleiscreatedthroughamodernpaletteofredwhiteandblack.Thesecoloursaresoftenedbywarmneutralsincludingdarkbrownandoff-whitewithReseneUrbaneandthebolderReseneCaffeineusedonthewalls.Afocalpointofthedesignisthedeep-redtwo-and-a-half-seatersofagroupedwithadark-oakcoffeetable.Thehighlytexturedcarpetaddsvisualinterestandtheremovalofthemantelpiecelendsamodernfeel.Accessoriesarekepttoaminimumwithalargeredglassvaseonthecoffeetableandcushionsonthesofa.Theschemeisdesignedtosuitthecountrylocationandtocomplementtheexistingartwork.phone033563516mobile0212068380emailamvinkxtra.co.nzMaryVinkfromMaryVinkInteriorDesignsuggeststhisalternativesolutionUrbanite6coffeetableindarkoakUrbanFurniture033385069forstockistswww.urbanfurniture.co.nz45 Colourandtextureareusedtosoftentheroom.ReseneTripleWhitePointeralternativesolution46 Montrosependant9lightLighthousewww.lighthouselighting.co.nzWakeeldfour-seatersofaDavidShaw0800847848www.davidshaw.co.nzSofaandarmchaircushionsWarwickBelwoodEbonywithCutRucheChenilleEbonyfringingWarwickFabricswww.warwick.co.nzGiltmirrorSarseldBrookewww.sarseldbrooke.co.nzSofacushionsWarwickCavalierRougeWarwickFabricswww.warwick.co.nzResenePerfectTaupeReseneRedHotReseneDigeridooReseneWanderlustThegutsymasculinefeelofthisroomhasbeensoftenedandmodernisedthroughtheselectionoffurniturefabricsandaccessories.Aclean-linedfour-seatersofacoveredinastripedfabricgivesvisualstrengthandtexturebutiscomfortableandsofttothetouchespeciallywithitsfeather-lledcushions.Aheavywaterhyacintharmchairwithadarknishandanatural-tonedmodernfabriconthecushionscontinuesthecasualmasculinelook.Thene-linedoorlampwithitsnatural-weavelampshadesuitsthesimplicityoftheroomwhilealargegiltmirrorabovethemantelprovidesatouchofformality.ThenaturaltexturesandmaterialsarecomplementedbyanearthycolourschemefeaturingResenePerfectTaupeandReseneWanderlust.mobile0276023298emailterryterrylobb.comwebsitewww.terrylobb.comTerryLobbfromTerryLobbColourandDesignsuggeststhisalternativeschemeJulararmchairwithWarwickFabricsVivaRedEarthsquabsPerfectPieces093033229www.perfectpieces.co.nz47 doingitCaptiontogoherewordsKateWilliamspicturesKallanMacLeodVandalismisnotpretty.Mostofuswhenweseesuchdestructioninourcommunityasmashedbussheltertaggingasnapped-offroadsignrespondwithatut-tutandamutterabouttheyouthoftodayandkeeponourway.signofthetimes48 FortunatelyforthepeopleofAucklandsNorthShorethereisonemanwhodidntjusttutanddriveon.JohnCrewsalreadyactiveinhiscommunitywassoannoyedatthemajorproblemswithgraftiinSunnynookthatheroundedupagroupofvolunteersandwiththehelpofthelocalcommunityconstablesetaboutcleaninguphisneighbourhood.TwelveyearslatertheUnTagTrusttheorganisationhefoundedin1995hasgrowntosupportapaidstaffmemberandafullyequippedtrucktocleanuplargechunksoftheNorthShoretwootherorganisationscoversinglesuburbsinthearea.Aswithmanycommunityorganisationsfundingwashand-to-mouthinthebeginning.FortunatelyJohncouldtapintoextensivenetworksbuiltupover30yearsasavolunteercommunitypatroller.HavingworkedcloselywiththecommunityconstableheknewaboutBlueLightdiscospolice-runeventsforyoungpeoplethatgenerateincomeforlocalprojects.Suchfundshelpedbuypaintbrushesandequipment.InthebeginningteamsoffourpeopleaweekfromtheNorthHarbourRotaryClubturnedupeachSaturdaytosupervisetheclean-upbutsince1998theTrusthasbeenabletopaystafffor20hoursaweek.UnTagprovidesadoublesolutionforthecommunity.YoungoffendersarereferredbyPoliceYouthAidCYFSorthecommunityconstabletoworkonthetaggingclean-upaspartoftheirsentencingorrehabilitation.Johnsuspectsthatfortheseyoungpeoplefromallpartsofthesocialspectrumheisquicktopointoutworkingside-by-sidewithaninterestedgrown-upmaybethersttimesomeofthemhaveexperiencedalisteningear.Wearenotcounsellorswearejustordinarypeopleheexplains.Wedonttellthemwhattodoweletthemdothetalking.Veryoftenthemoretheytalkthemoretheyndtheirownanswers.TheprogrammeisbackedbytheNorthShoreCityCouncilalthoughformalfundingonlystartedin2005.Itcleansupgraftionresidencespublicbuildingsandbusinesses.Taggingisreferredtotheclean-uphotlineviacomplaintstothecouncilAction-LinebythecommunityconstableorthroughdirectcallstotheUnTaghotline.JohnhaslearnedthatcarefulrecordingandmonitoringisessentialtothesuccessofhisserviceEverypieceofgraftiisphotographedandrecordedbeforeitisremoved.Informationandphotosareenteredintoacouncil-rundatabasecalledTrackerandsharedaroundthecity.Thisdataisusedtoidentifypersistenttaggingre-offenderstaggersliketomovearoundthecityandtagineachothersterritories.UnTagcanhaveanythingbetween160and570tagsaweektodealwithIn2006theteamtackledmorethan4300tagsusingbetween60and100litresofpaintamonth.TwoyearsagoasResenewasbeginningitsPaintWiseprogrammeJohnandotherlocalgroupswereofferedtherecycledpaintfreefortheirwork.ThePaintWisetrucksplitsopenoldcansorbucketsofwaterbornepaintReseneHalfSeaFogReseneGroovy49 doyouneedfreepaintforyourcommunityorganisationResenedonatesgood-conditionpaintandgreywaterbornepaintcollectedthroughtheResenePaintWiseservicetonot-for-protorganisationsandschools.IfyourcommunitygroupisinterestedinreceivingfreepaintcompleteResenesonlineregistrationformatwww.resene.co.nzpaintwise.htm.Allpaintsarewaterborneandcoloursandsheenswillvarysorecipientsmustbepreparedtoacceptitonanasisbasis.Itwillallbemarkedandlabelled.Resenewillcontactsuccessfulapplicantsaspaintbecomesavailable.keepthenastiesawayTolimitthepossibilityofyourpropertybeingvandalisedbytaggingRemovetagsassoonastheyappearonetagattractsmore.Ifpossiblephotographthetagsandreportthemtoyourlocalpolicestationorcouncil.Choosehedgingormetalfencinginsteadofblockplasterortimberaroundyourpropertyboundary.Installsecuritynightlightstoilluminatepossibletaggingsites.Ifyourstreetfrontboundarydoescompriseanunbrokensurfacethatwillbeappealingtotaggerscoatitwithananti-graftisurfacesuchasReseneUracryl.OncecuredyouwillbeabletoquicklywashawayanygraftiusingReseneGraftiRemoverwithoutdamagingthepaintnish.whichresultsinagoodserviceablegreythatcarriesthein-housemonickerEchoPaintperfectforpaintingouttagsonconcretetunnelsandskatebowlsareparticularfavouriteswithtaggers.InadditiontheTrustuseslow-costmistintsinasetofkeycoloursbutclientsaremadeawarethattheclean-upisnotapaintinganddecoratingservice.Johnwrylynotesthatwhiletheserviceisfreeitisthehard-uplittleoldladieswhoaremorelikelytomakeadonationthanthelargebusinesscustomersSupportfromForrestHillMotorsandAutoquestmeansthattheTrustwasabletopurchaseadedicatedpainttruckandkeepsitwellservicedandontheroad.TherearenewtaggerscomingoutonaweeklybasissaysJohn.Mostofthemarearound14to18yearsold.Thethingistheystartofftaggingbutthenprogresstootherpettythennot-so-pettycrimes.Johnsuggestscitizensinterestedinde-taggingtheirownneighbourhoodshouldrstmakecontactwiththeirlocalcouncilorcommunityconstable.Soundrecord-keepingisessentialbothtomonitortheextentoftheproblemandtosupportapplicationsforfunding.Aswithmanyorganisationsacoreofdedicatedvolunteersneedstobefoundtosourcepaintandsuppliesmanagerostersandcleanupdutiesandalwaysraisemoney.50 muckingaroundinboatskitchenwordsDeirdreColemanpicturesKallanMacLeodGettingawaytoabeach-houseorlakesidebachisagreatwaytorechargeyourbatteriesspendtimewithfamilyandhavefunwithfriends.53 AndthatsexactlywhattheAuckland-basedRichardsfamilyhasbeendoingforthepastve-oddyearsenjoyingholidaysandweekendsattheirLakeRotoitibachnearRotoruainthecentralNorthIsland.Withthreebedroomsontheupperlevelandabunkroomdownstairstheresenoughroomtosleep12.AndovertheNewYearsholidayespeciallyitsafullhouse.Whentheyboughtthe1940shousein2001theyenthusiasticallylaunchedstraightintorenovatingwiththehelpofRotorua-baseddesignerDarrylChurch.ThehousehadbeenownedbythesamefamilyformanydecadesandoverthattimeithadbeenaddedtoandliftedwithablockbaseputunderneathitsaysPipRichards.Wedidntwanttochangethefootprintatalljustupdatetheinterior.Avitalpartoftherenovationsinvolvedupgradingthekitchentoimprovelayoutanddesignandtocreateroomfornewinternalstairaccesstothelowerlevel.WhenitcametotheirdesignbriefPipsaystheyreallyonlyhadonekeyrequirementforthekitchen.Itwasverysmallwithalargecupboardthattookupalotofspace.WetoldDarrylwewantedtoopenupthekitchenandlivingareacompletelyandincorporateabreakfastbartocreateahappypartyfeelwhereeveryonecouldgetinvolvedsaysPip.Whenyoureonholidaypeopleliketohelpoutandfeelpartofwhatsgoingon.AnotherthemethatcamethroughintheirdiscussionswithDarrylwastheRichardsloveofboatsandallthingsassociatedwiththewater.SowiththelakeedgeonlyAvoidyspotsonceilingswithReseneSpaceCoteFlatFlyDeterrent.Designedtodiscourageiesfromlandingonthepaintedsurfaceitreducestheappearanceofunwantedyspots.ReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenKitchenBathroomcombinesanti-bacterialsilverprotectionandMoulDefendermouldinhibitorperfectforminimisingunwantednastiesinkitchensbathroomsandlaundries.54 DesignerDarrylChurchofDarrylChurchArchitectureMaincontractorCGCollinsJoinerPatHumphreyJoineryLightingAestheticsGettheinteriorlookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoReseneNapaandReseneWasabi.OvenhobrefrigeratorandDishDrawerFisherPaykelVentilationRobinhoodBlindsWindowTreatmentsFlooringOriginalboxpinestainedandurethanedGetthestainedlookwithReseneWaterborneColorwoodandReseneAquaclear.15mfromthefrontofthehouseheworkedtoaddasubtlenauticalavourtothedesign.Thekitchenopensoutontoalargedeckthatwrapsaroundtheopen-planlivingareaandlooksstraightoutoverthelake.Insteadoftheblueandwhitecolourschemetypicallyassociatedwithaboatingthemetheroomfeaturesaplayfulupbeatcolourpalette.MeltecacabinetryinSnapdragonaboldpurpleshadeisoffsetbyanL-shapedreturnpaintedinReseneWasabi.Thisbrightgreenwallrunsaroundtheouteredgeofthekitchenandacrosstothefrontdoor.Howevercleverlittledetailssuchastheatstainlesssteelcatchesonthecabinetsanddrawersarereminiscentofthosefoundonboats.Aswellasenhancingthenauticalthemetheygivethecabinetryacleanushlook.Asimpleceilingofgroovedplywoodlaidinabattenedgridalludestothetimberconstructionofaboathull.Ratherthaninstallafulltimbersarkedceilingwewentfortheeco-friendlyoptionofusingplywoodsaysDarryl.InwhatwasabitofagambletheRichardslifteduptheexistingcarpetandlinoleumtorevealtheoriginalboxpineoorunderneath.Fortunatelythiswasingoodconditionsoacoatofstainandaurethanenishwereallthatwasneededtobringoutthewarmorangetonesofthewoodandmakethespacemuchmorepractical.Othertimberelementscomplementtheoorandenhancetheboatyapproach.Arectangularwoodenbanistersupportedbyroundstainlesslegscreatesasimpleupstandaroundtheedgeofthemainbenchtop.Atthebackofthekitchenbelowthemicrowaveawoodenroll-downdoorconcealssmallappliancestokeepthebenchtopfreeofclutter.RatherthancupboardsPiprequestedthatthekitchencabinetryincorporatelotsofdrawersforeasyaccesstothecontents.TomaximisespaceDarrylconvertedanotherwiseinaccessibleareaattheendofthebreakfastbarintousablestorage.Accentedwithatimberframeandfrosted-glassdoortocomplementthetimberfrontdoorwithitsglazedportholethisrectangularcupboardisdesignedtostorewineglassesandabottleortwoofsomethingniceforafternoondrinks.ThefrontofthebreakfastbarisnishedincorrugatedCOLORSTEELpaintedinResenePutty.Aswellasbeingpracticalandhard-wearingPipsaysitlinksthespacewiththeexteriorofthehousewhichfeaturesalargepanelofcorrugatedsteelrunningfromtheoutsideofthedeckdowntotheground.AllinalltheRichardsarethrilledwiththeirlakesideholidayhome.Andtheconstantstreamoffamilyandfriendsthatjointhemthereareobviouslyjustashappy.ResenePuttyCabinetsMeltecaBenchtopsTrezziniandstainlesssteelServeryfrontCorrugatedCOLORSTEELReseneHighFiveReseneNapaReseneWasabiReseneMexicanWaveReseneWicked55 advertisingfeature56 ThatswhyleadingItalianappliancemanufacturerSmeghascreatedaselectionof16freestandingovensinarangeofsizesandwithachoiceofgasinductionorceramiccooktops.Theresliterallysomethingtopleaseeveryonetosuiteverystyleofcookingandtotanysizedkitchenandbudget.TheSmegfreestandingovenrangecomesin60cm90cm120cmand150cmwidemodels.Allare900mmhighwiththeoptionofliftingthemhigherifrequiredandcomeinachoiceofgood-lookingstainlesssteeloranthracitenishes.AtthemorecompactendofthescaleistheSNZ60EVXSmeg60cmstainlesssteelfreestandingoven.Idealforsmallerkitchensandthosewithmorestraightforwardcookingrequirementsitcombinesafan-forced50-litrecapacityovenwithafour-burnerautomatic-ignitiongascooktop.Withitssingle-piecehobsurfaceenameledtrivetssplashguardandremovableovendoorclean-upisquickandsimple.TheSmeg90cmfreestandingapplianceofferingsincludeaspaciouselectricovencombinedwithachoiceofinductionceramicorgascooktopseachofferingitsownspecicfeaturesandbenets.ForexampletheSA9066ASinanthraciteprovidesfan-forcedcookingconventionalbakeandfangrillfunctionscomplementedbyasix-burnergascooktop.WhatmakestheSA9066oneofNewZealandsmostpopularfreestandersisthefactthatithasallofthesefeaturesaswellastwin-fancookingtechnology.Twin-fancookingenablestheoventoheatupmuchfasterthantraditionalovensandoffersmoreevencooking.IfspeedenergyefciencyandsafetyareprioritiestheCS19IDSmegfreestandingovenwithinductiontopwillsatisfyyourneeds.Consumingupto30lessenergythanstandardcookingmethodsandheatingupto48fasterthanceramichobsinductioncookingoffersexceptionalcontrolallowingyouswitchfromboilingtosimmeringalmostinstantly.Withnodirectheatthecookingsurfacenevergetshotsospilledliquidscanbewipedupimmediately.Thismodelalsofeaturesafullyfunctioned85-litreovenwitharemovablesafe-to-touchtriple-glazedglassdoor.Smegs90cm-widefreestandingovenrangealsocomeswithaceramiccooktopwithveelementsandoffersgreatvalueformoney.ForthosewhofrequentlyentertainorjustlovecookingandarelookingforanappliancethathasitallSmegoffersits120cmand150cmhand-builtfreestandingmodels.Therearethreedifferent120cm-widecookersandanimpressive150cm-wideone.Allhaveamainandauxiliaryovensoyoucancookseveraldishesasonceamustfordinnerparties.TheA3A120cmfreestandingcookercomeswithaselectionofaccessoriesincludingawokstandrotisseriekitandTeonoventraywithanoptionalteppanyakiplatealsoavailable.AndthequeenofthemallistheA5-5150cmfreestandingovenwitheightgasburnersincludingawokburnerandsemi-rapidburnerarapidburnerandashburner.Thisimpressiveappliancealsooffersapizzafunctionandcancaterforallculinaryrequirementsprovidingrestaurant-stylefacilitiesforresidentialsettings.AswellasmatchingyourspeciccookingneedsSmegfreestandingovensandcookersareagreatwaytocreateavisualfocalpointinyourkitchen.Theirstylingsuitsbothcontemporarydesignsandrenovations.WhetheryouhavefreestandingcabinetryorafullyttedkitchenaSmegfreestandingovenwillslipseamlesslyintoyourspace.SmegisavailablefromKitchenThingsG2andBettaElectricalstores.Forfurtherinformationpleasevisitwww.smeg.co.nz.Thewayweliketocookandpreparemealsisaveryindividualthing.Whetheryourecomparingagroupofcordonbleuchefsorahandfulofaveragethrowtogetheraneveningmealcooksyoullndanarrayofdifferentcookingstylesandpreferences.57 colourtrendsnikaunikauDoournaturalsurroundingsinuencetheshadesandhueswechoosetodecorateourhomesAnyaKusslerndsoutwhichcolourstickleourfancyandwhy.onthewallEverwonderedwhetherpaintingyourbathroomturquoisebluehadanythingtodowiththefactthatyourelivinginacountrysurroundedbywaterOrwhetheryouchosegreencushionsforthelivingroombecauseyourfavouritebushwalkisthickwithnikauandpongaJudy-LeaEngelisthecolouranddesignmanageratInvistaoneoftheworldslargestbre-manufacturingcompanies.Shermlybelievesthatourenvironmenthasagreatdealtodowithhowweperceivecolourespeciallythekindwebringintoourhomes.KiwisaredaringandexuberantintheirinteriorcolourchoicessaysJudy-Lea.WerequitesimilartomanyAsiancountriessuchasThailandwordsAnyaKusslerillustrationsDeanProudfoot58 butalsotoCaliforniainthatwelikestrongredsyellowgreensandboldblues.Shesaysourvegetationandtheoceaninparticularaffectoursenseofcolour.Wegrowupsurroundedbyseafreshgrassandnativeforests.Wehavebeautifulredspohutukawasandwarmnaturaltimberslikerimuandtotaraandallthatshinesthroughinourbolduseofcolour.Weresurroundedbynatureandwerenotafraidtouseit.TherearemanypublicspacesinNewZealandwhereanedgynaturallyinspiredcolourapproachisevident.OneistheMinistryofEconomicDevelopmentsfunkyin-housestaffcaffedmedinWellingtonwherepowerfulgreensPacicbluesandredsinboldgeometricshapesdominatethetout.SimilarlyJasmaxjazzedupWestpacbyextendingtheorange-redofthebankslogothroughouttheinteriorsgivingitamoderncrispandcontemporarylook.Howevernoteverybodylikesithot.EuropeansandAustraliansforexampleprefermoresedatecolourslikebeigesgreysandpaleshadesofgreensaysJudy-Lea.AgainitseemstheenvironmentgreyinEuropedesertinAustraliacouldbeacontributingfactor.InAustraliatheyhaveanaversiontoyellowgreenslikelimeitstoostrongforthem.Theyprefersubtlenuanceslikejadeandeucalyptus.Anotherelementthatmayexplainwhycolourpreferencesdifferfromcountrytocountryisnaturallight.InNewZealandthelightiscleanclearandbrightcomparedwithhighlypopulatedandindustrialisedcountrieswiththeirpollutedatmosphereswheremoresedatepalettesaregenerallymorepopular.OurcoloursenseisalsoinspiredbyourPolynesianconnectionwhichisintrinsicallyearth-boundandfeaturesstrongcolourfuldesigns.TupuYouthLibraryinOtaraisabeautifulexampleofaPacic-inspiredinteriorfeaturingPolynesianartworksonthewallswoodcarvingsdeskscoveredwithtapaclothandabluecarpetwithaPacicdesign.59 TheNewZealandpsycheisanotherkeyfactorinshapingourcolourperceptionJudy-Leasays.Wearefriendlyopenandlaidback.Wetendtowalkuptopeopleandchattothem.Wealsoliketoentertainatourhomes.InEuropethementalityisdifferent.Therepeopletendtobeabitmorereservedandkeeptheirhomesprivate.SowhatabouttheenvironmentalmovementthatstakentheworldbystormDoesourquesttopreserveournaturalresourcesmakeusinclinedtouseevenmoregreensinourhomesJudy-Leasaysthatwhiletheeco-enthusiasmprobablydoesnthavemuchbearingonourcolourpreferencesitdenitelyhasanimpactonwhethertheproductsweusetodecorateourhomesincludingourpaintsareecologicallysustainable.Andswitchingtosustainableproductssuchaseco-friendlylightbulbswhichemitabrighterlightthanconventionallightbulbsmightindeedaffecttheinteriorcolourswechooseTherearevariousotherlessobviousbutnonethelesskeydriversthathelpdetermineourperceptionofcolour.Technologyandthefactthatcomputergraphicsnowenableustomanipulatecoloursisonesuchtool.Politicaleventsareanother.Take911whichJudy-Leasayshassparkedasurgeofcalmingaquabluesininteriorsaroundtheworldnottomentionaso-calledglobalcocooningeffectatendencyforpeopletoentertainathomeratherthantosocialiseinpublic.Globalisationtooaffectsourchoiceofcolour.Itisnoweasyforpeopletotravelanywhereintheworldandgleaninspirationfromthedesignsandcoloursofothercultures.Infactwedontevenhavetotraveltoanothercountryinpersontobecomeinspiredbyitortobringthoseideasintoourhomes.Ifwelikespice-colouredMoroccanfabricswerelikelytobeabletobuythemovertheinternet.60 Thefactthatwearelivinglongerisalsochallengingandchangingtherulesthatusedtomeanwebehavedacertainwayatacertainage.Forexampleitisnotuncommontodayfor70-year-oldstorunmarathonsorremainintheworkforcewhilemanyofourteenagershavenoqualmsaboutjoiningabowlingclub.HowdoesthisaffectourcolourchoicesWellforoneitisnotexpectedofpeopletowearmutedcoloursorhavetheirhomespaintedinpastelsoncetheyreachacertainageandstage.FinallyJudy-Leareiteratesthatbecauseitisdrivenbysomanyfactorsinteriorcolourdoesntchangeabruptlyfromseasontoseasonlikefashiontrends.Iliketothinkofitasacolourevolutionthathappensgraduallysheexplains.Interiorcolourisalsoverysubjectivesoitsimportantnottogettoohunguponatrendrathergowithsomethingthatyourehappywith.Paintistheeasiestthingtohavefunwith.Ifyoudontlikethecolouryouvepaintedyourdiningroomwallwelljustchangeit.Neverbeafraidtoexperimentcolourcuesfor2008Aheadyblendofcolouroptionsinspiredbyfashionnaturetheeconomyandtheworldcometogetherinthe2008palette.Continuingthetrendfrom2007shadesarestayingcurrentforlongerastarkcontrasttotheshortsharpcolourburstsearlierinthedecade.Seasonlesscoloursaresoughtafterasawaytocarryforwardfashionrefreshedbycuttexturepatternandplacementratherthanachangeinshade.Forecastingisincreasinglybalancingfreshnewbrightswithasenseofthetraditionalbringingthetwotogethertoprovidevintagehuesfreshenedbynewfashionbolds.Surroundingusdailynaturealwaysstronglyinuencesthepaletteprovidinginspirationfromearthskyandsea.Coloursarebecomingincreasinglygenderlessandmoreelegantthanpreviousyearswiththeshockingbrightsbecomingmoresaturated.Ahostofwarmearthtonesisjoinedbyrichburgundiesandbrownshoneyyellowsandcitrusgreensalllightlycooledwithcontemporisedbluesandgreens.Thepurplefamilycontinuestostrengthenaspinkswanewhiletheyellowfamilyandorange-edgedyellowfollowasimilaruptrend.RedisbackbuoyedbyAsiaticoriginsandinspiredbythewarmthofwood.Expecttoseethecoloursofsunsetreinventedasrelaxinginteriorbackdrops.Murkyblacksprovideabackgroundforotherneutrals.Plainwhiteiswaninginfavourofwarmingmid-toneswhileoff-whitesrichbrownsandmetallicgreysanchortheneutralpalettejoinedbythesofttonesofchalkypastelsforbroadappeal.Metallicsandpearlescentsbecomesubtlecomparedtotheirdazzlingpredecessors.Thewarmshimmerytonesofgoldexpandtosun-warmedpewtercomplementedbydrenchedsepia.Tealwillwaneasyouthfulblue-greensgrowinpopularity.Atthesametimeever-attractivebluewillcementitspositionwithdramaticbolderandmoodiershadesthroughtoinkyandsmokytones.TheRange2008isavailablefromReseneColorShopsnationwide.ForyournearestColorShopinAustraliacall1800738383orvisitwww.resene.com.auorinNewZealandcall0800RESENEorvisitwww.resene.co.nz.ReseneAltitude61 www.caroma.smartflush.info bathroomwithnatureinmindwordsDeirdreColemanpicturesSheenaHaywood63 OblioOnlyOneLoveMe Thatahomewillsitcomfortablyinitsnaturalenvironmentisfrequentlyakeyconsiderationforaprofessionaldesigner.Anditssomethingthatleadsmanytotaketheircuesandinspirationfromthesurroundinglandscape.WhenitcametocreatinghisownfamilyholidayhomeinAlbertTownnearWanakaarchitecturaldesignerGaryToddhadsomestrikinglocalscenerytodrawupon.HechosetoincorporatenaturalelementssuchastheCluthaRiverwithitsvariationsofrockspebblesandgravelandthelayersofsedimentonitsbanksaswellasthemountainsandthepoplarsandwillowsaroundthenearbylagoon.ThedesignisbasedaroundthethemeofthehouserisingupoutoftheriverbedsaysGary.ItsmadeupofaseriesofthreelinkedpavilionsterracedoverfourlevelsandusingdifferentmaterialsHonedblockZincalumeplasterandglazing.Theseinterpretthelayersofsedimentintheriverbanks.Thenaturallyinspiredmaterialsandthemescarrythroughtotheinteriorofthehomeandareespeciallyeffectiveinthebathrooms.ThemainbathroomwasdesignedforGarysteenagechildrenandsitsadjacenttotheensuite.Inadditiontocontinuingtheriverbedlookanimportantconsiderationwastocreateafunkydesignthatwouldappealtobothteenagetastesandpracticalrequirements.Acustom-madestorageunitbetweentheshowerandvanityincorporatestwoglazedaluminiumcabinetdoorswithchromehandlestogivethespaceamodernfeel.Tallmirrorsextendinguptotheceilingvisuallyincreasethesizeoftheroom.Multi-colouredriverstonesonthebackwalloftheshowerowdowninawaterfalleffecttotheooraroundtheshowerandbeneaththevanityunitbeforemeetingupwiththelargegreytilesontheoor.Warmedbyunder-oorheatingthesetilesalludetothebigsmoothrocksfounddownbytheriver.Standingonriver-smoothedstoneswhenyoureshoweringisareallynicefeelingsaysGary.Itbringsyourightbacktonature.WhenselectingcoloursforthebathroomGarytookhisinspirationfromtheviewoutthelonghorizontalwindowwhichlooksontothebrightgreenleavesofthewillowtreesaroundthelagoon.AfeaturewallofReseneSushibringsthisnaturalelementintothespacewhilethetawajoineryandspeckledStonexvanitytopalsoincorporateaspectsofthenaturalenvironmentsurroundingthehouse.Animportantaspectofthedesignwasthedesiretoincorporateenergy-savingandenvironmentallyfriendlyfeatures.ThebathroomhasallthemodernconveniencesonecouldwantinahomeinCentralOtago.Theseincludeanti-fogheatpadsbehindthemirrorsachromeheatedtowelladderanextractorfanawall-mountedspaceheaterunder-tileheatingandshowerlights.Howeverratherthanbeingleftonalldayandconsuminglargeamountsofpowertheappliancesaresetontime-clocksoractivatedbysensorwhensomeoneenterstheroom.Beneathbothbathroomsisa400-litrequick-recoverymains-pressurehotwatercylinderwhichsuppliesbothshowersforhigh-demandusability.MethvenSatinjetslideshowerroseshelpconservewaterowandlimitconsumption.Withitsdesigninspiredbynatureandenergyefciencyanimportantfeaturethisbathroomisgreeninmorewaysthanone.ReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenKitchenBathroomcombinesanti-bacterialsilverprotectionandMoulDefendermouldinhibitorperfectforminimisingunwantednastiesinkitchensbathroomsandlaundries.ReseneBarmyArmyReseneHighCountry65 DesignerGaryToddDesignCabinetryInteriorBestwoodinTawaveneerBasinGeaunder-mountfromRobertsonIndustriesTapsMethvenMinimalistinchromeTowelladderHeirloominchromeGetthelookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoReseneSushiandReseneBlackWhite.TilesCharcoalnon-slipporcelainontheoorStonemattilesinshowerallfromTileCentreDunedinShowerttingsPilkingtonDesignerrangeglassdoorandhandleMethvenMinimalistchromeslideshowerrailandSatinjetroseReseneLemonTwistReseneBlackWhiteReseneAfcionadoReseneTandooriEventhepaintwasselectedforitscontributiontotheenvironment.UsedonthedoorandceilingsReseneSpaceCoteLowSheeninReseneBlackWhitecreatesafeelingofheightinthebathroomandcomplementsthewhitevitreouschinatoiletsuiteandhandbasin.WechoseReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenbecauseitsagreatperformanceEnvironmentalChoice-approvedpaintandislowonchemicalsandodourssaysGary.Andthebathroomisntonlyahitwithhisdiscerningteenagechildren.ItwonhimtheBathroomcategoryawardatthe2006ADNZReseneNationalDesignAwards.ThehousealsowontheResidentialInteriorscategoryandwasanalistintheKitchensColourandNewResidenceOver250m2categories.ReseneBrowniePointsReseneSushi66 CorrectlyanswerthisquestionandyoullbeinthedrawtowinaFreeStandingMetroorSoulBath.Name3ofthenewAthenaproductsreleasedonthe1stofSeptember2007.SimplywriteyouranswersalongwithyournameaddressanddaytimephonenumberonthebackofanenvelopeandsendittoAthenaBathroomsPOBox15433NewLynnAuckland0640ConditionsCompetitionisopentoNZResidentsonly.AllemployeesandtheimmediatefamiliesofClearliteandAthenaBathroomsandtheiradvertisingagenciesareineligibletoenter.Prizemaynotbeexchangedorredeemedforcash.Prizemustberedeemedwithin6monthsafterthedraw.Entriesmustbereceivedby30November2007.Thewinnerwillbenotiedbyphone.winafreestandingmetroorsoulbathRRP1799tcompetition AthenaBathroomsnewcollectionofshowersvanitiesandfree-standingbathshasbeendesignedtocomplementavarietyoftastesandstyles.advertisingfeatureliquidlines68 FromclassicaltocontemporarythelatestAthenaBathroomscollectionhasbeendesignednotonlytocomplementbuttoenhancethediversityofNewZealandhomes.Thismeansanumberofproductupdatesandnewadditionsfeatureacrossthecompanysextensive20072008rangeofshowersvanitiesbathsandspas.WithglasspanelssupportedbyslimsleekcomponentsAthenashowersrepresentamarriageofstyleandfunctionality.ThisisdenedbythenewAlloraShowerwhichofferedasafullacrylicshowerorasatiledwallinstallationcombinesstrikingchromefeatureswithcontemporaryframelessstylingtocreateanillusionofextraspace.MaximisingavailablebathroomspaceisakeythemeforAthenasrangeofvanitieswhichincludethenewStudioRangeWaveRangeRevoRangeandSiroccoRange.EuropeanVitreousChinaCompositeBasinsanddurableacrylictopscombinewithawideselectionofcabinetcongurationstocreateintelligentanddiscreetstorageoptionsforallbathroomshapesandsizes.NewtothecollectionAthenahasalsointroducedaseriesofhandbasinsandcabinetstooffersmartandfunctionaldesignsforguestbathroomswherespaceistrulyatapremium.Athenabathsbringmorethanatouchofindulgencetothebathroom.ThepopularLiquidRangehasnowbeenexpandedtoincludeacorner1550x1550model.AllLiquidbathsfeatureaHydroSpaoptionwhichcombinesstandardjetswithnewmini-turningjetstocreateagentlemassagingaction.AthenahasalsointroducedtwonewfreestandingbathsMetroandSoultocaterforbothmodernandclassicaltastes.MetrooffersstrongcontemporarysquarelineswhilethedesignforSoulismuchmoretraditional.ThelaunchofAthenasnewcollectioncoincideswithanewlogoandlookandfeelforthebrand.ThenewlookhasbeencreatedtomirrorthevaluesassociatedwithAthenaproductswherebyafocusonstyledesignandtimelessqualityensuresfunctionalandbeautifulNewZealandbathroomdesigns.www.athena.co.nz0800Athena.Requestafreecopyofourcatalogue.69 MotorUpEnhanceyourengineperformancewithMotorUp.MotorUphasbeencarefullyformulatedtoprotectyourenginesvitalpartspetrolordiesel.PerfectforyourcarorboatMotorUponlyneedstobeusedonceayearforacoolerquieterandsmootherrunningenginewithincreasedhorsepowergreateraccelerationandimprovedfuelefciency.WinoneofsixMotorUpValuePacksworth89.95.ToenterjustwriteMotor-upandyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelope.ConditionsCompetitionisopentoNZresidentsonly.AllemployeesandtheirimmediatefamiliesofResenePaintsLimitedJonesPublishingandtheiradvertisingagenciesareineligibletoenter.Prizemaynotbeexchangedorredeemedforcash.Competitioncloses5pm30January2008.B_E_EIncreasinglypeoplewantstyleandperformancewithproductsthataddresshealthissuesandhaveademonstrableenvironmentalconscience.ThisisB_E_E.WehaveveB_E_EgoodB_E_Ecleanhouse-proudpackstogiveaway.EachprizepackcontainstherangeofB_E_Eproductscurrentlyavailableandhasavalueof40perpack.TobeintowinsimplywriteB_E_Eandyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelope.Wehavemorethan40fantasticprizestogiveawayallyouhavetodoiswriteyourcontactdetailswiththenameoftheitemyoudliketowinonthebackofanenvelope.Remembertoincludeyournameemailaddressaddressandadaytimephonenumber.EntriesshouldbepostedtoWinwithHabitatcompetitionJonesPublishingPOBox91344AMSCAuckland1142competitionHirepoolWhetheryourprojectaroundthehouseisbigorsmallHirepoolhasasolutiontomakethejobeasier.TalktoyourlocalHirepoolbranchthereare56nationwide.Hirepoolhiretheexperience.www.hirepool.co.nz.Wehavetwenty50Hirepoolhirevoucherstogiveaway.AnswerthefollowingquestiontobeintowinWhatdiscountdoReseneColorShopCardholdersreceivefromHirepoolWritetheanswerandyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelope.WatedWatedshowsyouhowtoreduceyourimpactontheplanetwhilemakingsavingsinyourhouseholdbills.WehavevecopiesofthebookandvecopiesoftheDVDtogiveaway.TobeintowinonesimplywriteeitherWatedBookorWatedDVDonthebackofanenvelope.ReseneWinoneofveResene100paintvouchersandthelatestTheRange2008fandeckandsplashsomeEnvironmentalChoice-approvedpaintandthelatestcoloursaroundyourplace.TobeintowinsimplywriteReseneandyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelope.70 tipsandtrickswordsMarySearlepicturecourtesyofDreamstimewaterwatereverywhereItseasytothinkthatwehaveanunlimitedresourceoffreshwaterbutthisisnotthecase.Increasinglyurbanareasarefacingwatershortages.Fortunatelyreducingyourdemandforwateriseasy.Ourlifestyleissynonymouswithpurewater.Wehavemileuponmileofpristinebeachestranquillakesandrushingrivers.Plentyofthestufffallsfromtheskyatthistimeoftheyeartoo.Howeveraspurewaterbecomesscarcearoundtheworldweneedtothinkaboutwaterresourcesforfuturegenerations.Whileouraccesstofreshwaterisenviablethereareregionsinthecountrywhereinthedriermonthsdemandoutstripssupply.Waterisrequiredbymanydifferentsectorshouseholdsagriculturehydro-electricitygeneratorsandtourismanditshardtojudgewhoseneedsaregreater.Giventhathereareafewsimpletipstohelpyousavewateraroundthehome.Andasmanycouncilschargeforwaterusesavingwatershouldalsomeansavingmoney.Mulchingthegardenandtakingshortershowersalladdsupindollarsandcents.AndnotjustonyourwaterbilleitherWitheveryoneusingalittlelesswatercouncilssaveonwearandtearontheirtreatmentplantspumpsandpipesandcandelaybuildingnewdams.Athomebathroomsandtoiletsusethemostwatersoitsherewecanexpecttomakethemostsavings.Mainspressuredeliversbetweensixand24litresofwateraminuteyetresearchshowsthatninelitresaminuteisperfectlysufcient.Tosavewatersimplydontturnthetaponfullyoryoucaninstallowrestrictorsorlow-owttings.Dontconfuseowwithpressurethoughyoucanstillhavefantasticwaterpressurewhileusinglesswater.Theaverageshowerisabout12minuteslong.Shortenyourshowertoeightminutesandyoullsavethousandsoflitresofwaterayear.Andasittakesabout150litresofwatertollyourbathoptfortheshortershowerasoftenaspossibleReseneSubzero72 youllalsosaveonyourwaterheatingbillAndifyouleavethetaprunningwhileyoubrushyourteethinthemorningandeveningyourewastingmore20000litresayearthatsenoughtollaswimmingpool.Ahouseholdofthreeushesanother60000litresofwaterdownthetoiletayear.Youcancutthisdramaticallysimplybyinstallingaushcontroldeviceorputtingabrickoracoupleofplasticbottlesofwaterinyourcistern.Toiletsarealsopronetoleakingwithlitresofwaterdisappearingwithoutyourealisingit.Tocheckifyourtoiletisatfaultputafewdropsoffoodcolouringintothecistern.Ifcolouredwaterappearsinthebowlbeforeyouushyouhavealeaktox.Thelaundryisanotherbigwateruser.Whenputtingaloadinthewashingmachinemakesureitsafullloadoradjustthewaterleveltosuitthisappliestodishwasherstoo.Ifyoureinthemarketforanewappliancedoalittleresearchtondamodelthatiswater-efcient.ForexampletheElectroluxjetsystemsprayswateranddetergentonyourclothesratherthanllingthemachineupfromthebottomusinglesswater.Outinthegardenusethehoseorsprinklerearlyinthemorningorlateintheeveningthiswayyouloselesswatertoevaporationthroughheatandwindandleavemorefortheplants.Mulchyourgardenwelltoo.Thiskeepsmoistureinthesoilandasanaddedbonuskeepstheweedsdown.Aswellascheckingforleaksintapsandhosestrynottoleavethehoserunningthiscanwasteupto400litresofwateranhour.Ifyoureusingasprinklersetitonatimersoyoudonthavetoremembertoturnitoff.Andwhileitsgoingmakesureyourewateringgardensandlawnsnotpathsanddriveways.Ofcourseformaximumeconomyandsustainabilityyoucouldconsiderputtinginarainwatertanktosupplyyouwithfreewater.Theyreeasytoinstallandrelativelyinexpensive.Youllalsobeeasingpressureonthestormwatersystemaswaterfromyourroofgoesintoyourtankandnotdownthedrain.Rainwaterisidealforthegardenlaundryandtoiletandiftreatedorpuriedfordrinkingandotherhouseholduses.Seethereareopportunitiesinsideandoutformakingthemostofthewetstuff.Formoreinformationandhandytipsonsavingwatervisitwww.smarterhomes.org.nzwater. Inmanyolderhomesitsnotunusualforthewallliningstohavebeenpaintedorwallpaperedoverandoveragain.Andoftentheoriginalpaintjobwentstraightonoverwallpaper.Andaswellasdealingwithgenerationsofwallpaperandpainttherearethecracksholesandcrumblingcorners.Untilyoustartworkitsnearlyimpossibletoknowexactlywhatyouwilluncover.Theonlythingyoucanbesureofisthatwhatevermethodyouusetoremovetheselayersitwilltakealotlongerthanyoueverimaginedandyouarelikelytodamagetheunderlyingwallliningintheprocess.Thiscanallmakeitseriouslydifculttoachieveastraightsmoothandevensurfaceallprerequisitesforagoodpaintnish.Simplyreplacingyourexistingwallliningsmakesitmucheasiertogetthingsrightrsttimeandtobuildinahostofadditional21stcenturybenetsatthesametime.InstallproperinsulationaddmorepowerpointsTVandphoneoutletssolveanynoisecontrolissuesandcreateaquieterandhealthierhome.Youcanalsoseizetheopportunitytoinstalltheappropriateplasterboardliningforeachareaofyourhomesuchasusingwater-resistantGIBAqualineonthewallsandceilingsinbathroomsandotherwetareas.Andreplacingyourwallliningsshouldntcostasmuchasyouthink.Foraround300extraperroomyoucouldgetbrandnewwallliningsandGIB-Coveskirtingsandarchitravesaswellasinsulationinexteriorwalls.Theendresultisasuperiornishaswellasawarmerdrierhome.FormoreinformationandtoorderyourfreeGIBLivingSolutionsRenovationKitphone0800276276orgotowww.gib.co.nzyourhome.advertisingfeaturegreatlooksthatlast74 Beforeyoustartrenovatingordecoratingyouneedtodecidewhetheritsworthrestoringoldwallliningsorwhetheritsbettertostartover.Thisdecisionwilldependontheconditionofyourexistingliningshowlongthepreparationworkwilltakeandwhetheryoucanachievethequalityofnishyourequire.ReseneColour11.Beforeshot2.Removeexistinglining3.Tophalfofroomlinedandinsulationinstalledinexteriorwalls4.Relinedroom5.Finishedroom234575 hardtruthwordsJune-AnnRussellSohowcanyoumakesureyoureusingyourexistingappliancesasefcientlyaspossibleRe-readinginstructionmanualsisagoodstartsaysMarkJonesofApplicoAppliances.ItssurprisinghowmanypeopledontButunderstandinghowyourappliancesworkisessentialtogettingthefullbenetsfromthem.Forinstancewhyusefancyovencleanerswhenmostinstructionbookletsofferacheapermoreeco-friendlymethod.Removethebakingtrayandsoakinwarmsoapywaterturntheovenonhighfor20minutesandsteamthegrimeforeasyremoval.Dontovercookfoodletmeatrestfor10minutesorsosaysMark.Justbecauseyouveturnedtheovenoffdoesntmeanthefoodsstoppedcooking.Infactleavingmeattosettlemakesitmoretenderandmoist.Takecookingatraditionalroastforexample.InsteadofputtingthemeatinthepanandarrangingthevegiesarounditMarkadvocatesamoreenergy-efcientapproach.Putthemeatonthewirerackandplacethevegetablesintheirpanunderneathtocatchthewonderfuldrippings.Thiswillcutcookingtimeconsiderably.Thentheresthelaundry.Peopletendtousefarmoredetergentthanrecommended.ThiscreatestoomanysudsblocksupthemachineandpreventsitfromfunctioningatitsbestsaysMark.powerdownReducingyourcarbonfootprintathomecanbeaseasyastakingacloserlookatyourappliancesandhowyouusethem.Whenreplacingthemchoosingthemostenergy-efcientmodelsandusingthemcorrectlywillmakeabigdifferenceintermsofreducingclimatechangeeffectssavingpowerandwaterandsavingyoumoney.ReseneQuarterSpanishWhite76 picturescourtesyofFisherPaykelandApplicoGroupTaketimetochoosetherightsettingsdontjusthitasetcyclebutton.Putitonsoakrst.Thiswillbreakupdirtparticlesmakingthewasheasier.Youcanthennishonafastcycle.Sowhatshouldyoubelookingforwhenshoppingforenergy-efcientappliancesAswellashavingagoodenergyratingtheappliancesyouchooseshouldtakeintoconsiderationthespecicneedsofyourhouseholdsaysMark.Forexamplesmallerfamiliesshouldconsiderasmallerdishwasher.Theyshouldalsomaybeoptforafront-loadingwashingmachinewithalargerdrumcapacityandsettingssuchaspre-soak.FromlargepurchasingdecisionstosmallchangesinthewayyouuseyourapplianceseverylittlebithelpsOntheroadForsomethemostfuel-efcientnon-pollutingandeco-friendlywaytogetaroundisapushbikeforothersitspublictransport.Forstillothersitsahybridcarwithbothapetrol-poweredengineandanelectricmotoracombinationthatimprovesfueleconomyandhelpsloweremissions.HoweverasanenvironmentallymotivatedcarbuyeryoumaybeconcernedaboutswappingoneproblemforanotherarewecreatingatoxicnightmarewhenthesebatteriesendupinlandllsArethesehybridbatteriesthesameasconventionalleadacidbatterieswhicharelledwithnastycorrosivecarcinogenicoozeNotheyrenotsaysStevenPollardofTheCleanGreenCarCompany.Thetoxiclevelsofnickelmetalbatteriesthetypehybridsusearemuchlower.Andwhilethechallengeofrecyclingissomeyearsawayyetthemajorcarmanufacturersareprepared.EverypartofthebatteryfromthepreciousmetalstotheplasticplatessteelcaseandthewiringcanberecycledsaysPollard.Andeachbatterycarriesasatoll-freenumbertocallfordisposaladvice.Toyotaoffersa200bountytoensuretheirsarereturnedtothecompanyforrecycling.AndHondawillcollectthebatteryandtransferittoapreferredrecycler.AndinthefutureLithium-ionbatterieslooksettoreplacethenickel-metalhybridbatteryinthethird-generationToyotaPriusduetobelaunchedinayearorso.attractivewarmresilientquiet22RESENEcoloursintherangecustomcoloursavailableCorkSuppliesLtd094433134salescorksupplies.co.nzwww.corkconcepts.comNATURALECO-FRIENDLYCORKFLOORING wordsRachelMacdonaldbeginnersguideto79Crimsonseemedsuchagoodideaonthewallofthediningroomanditssupposedtostimulateappetite.Lightbluelookedagreatshadeforthelivingroombutsuddenlyitsremindingyouofyourancientgreat-auntpaintbypictures Oneofthescariestthingsaboutstartingarenovationisthefearthatthingsarentgoingtolookasyouexpectedattheendofthejob.Suddenlycoloursaretoooverpoweringroomslooksmallerthantheyshouldoryouendupwonderingifyourelivinginanothereraentirely.ThisiswhyResenecameupwithEzyPaint.Itsasoftwareprogrammeavailablefreeovertheinternetthatallowsyoutoexperimentwithdifferentcolourstoyourheartscontent.Launchedin2000ReseneEzyPainthasdrawnonsevenyearsofcustomerfeedbacktoresultintheproductyoullndonscreentodaywhetheryoureworkingonaPCoraMac.SoworriedaboutwherecolourssitonthecolourwheelLoveDecobutareunsurewhichbluecomplementswhichbrown.Justexperiment.TomakeiteveneasiertheprogrammesnewcolourwheeltoolcansuggestawiderangeofcomplementarychoicesforeachReseneshadeyouselect.Andifyoudontgetitrightthersttimesimplytryagain.Theonlylimittoyourvirtualpaintingexperienceisyourimagination.Loadinyourfavouritepictureofyourplacepatharoundtheareasyouwishtopaintandthendragyourfavouritecoloursovertoseewhattheywouldlooklikeatyourplace.Youllbeabletotryoutthousandsofcolourswithoutneedingtoliftapaintbrush.21.OpenanimageusingtheEzy3DpartofReseneEzyPaint.2.Tryoutdifferentooringoptionssuchastilesandwallpaper.3.PaintthewallsandcabinetsusingcoloursfromtheColorRitecolourlibrarysectionofReseneEzyPaint.4.LoadanexteriorimagefromtheEzy3DsectionofReseneEzyPaint.5.PainttheimagewallsandroofusingcoloursfromtheColorRitecolourlibrarysectionofReseneEzyPaint.6.Addpaving.7.Addplantsandanewgaragedoor.Keeptryingotheroptionsuntilyougetthelookthatisrightforyou.3456780 AlternativelyifyoureallydontknowwheretostartwithinitialcolourselectionReseneEzyPaintincorporatesmorethan600colourschemestokick-startyourideas.Andifyouhaventgotadigitalimageofthesittingroomtheresagoodchanceyoullndsomethingsimilarintheprogrammesgalleryofmorethan200interiorandexteriorimages.Whatsmorebecauseco-ordinationisimportantrightacrossawiderrangeofnishesReseneEzyPaintdoesntjuststopatcolour.YoullalsondtexturescoloursandpatternsfromleadingmanufacturersincludingCavalierBremworthDimondFirthInterionRockcoteTileWarehouseVen-lu-reeVisionWallcoveringsandWinstoneWallboards.ThiscanbeparticularlyvaluablewhenitcomestoplayingaroundwiththeReseneEzy3DfunctionalitywhichisnewtoEzyPaint.Laytilesandcarpethangwallpaperchangeyourexteriorcladdingtoplasterorbrickchangeyourroongtrydifferentroomheightsandcovingstylesallinyourown3Donlineenvironment.KeentogetstartedTryouttheonlineversionforaquicktasteofthetechnologythendownloadReseneEzyPaintfreefromwww.resene.co.nzorwww.resene.com.auorborroworbuyacopyfromyourlocalReseneColorShop.ReseneBiancaReseneAltitudeReseneGuru81 Youllneedtimberforcornerpostsweused100mmx100mmandframingweused100mmx50mmhalfroundsforremovablefrontsweused140mmx50mmtrellisbeadinggalvanisedsteelmeshnailsstaplesstringlinetapemeasurespiritlevelsquareedgehammersawspadewirecuttersStep1Decideonthetypeofcompostingsystemthatwillbestmeetyourneeds.Inthislargegardenweoptedforatriple-stagebin.Itcantakethreetofourmonthsforcompostingtotakeplace.Inthattimetheheatatthecentreofthepilewillapproach60Candeverythinginthebinneedstogothroughthatcookingprocesstokillanyweedsandavoidputrefaction.Onebinwillbelledwithclippingswhichwillbeturnedregularlyforevenaerationandheatdistribution.Overthecompostingperiodtheotherbinswillbeprogressivelylledandturnedsothereisalwaysagoodrotationofmaterialinandoutofthesystem.Thenusingastringlineandpegsmapoutthedimensionsofyourcompostingsystem.Digholesforthesupportpostsandbedthemin.Ithelpsifthecornerpostsarethesameheightasthesteelmeshyouplantouse.Step3xxStep2Measureouttheframingcuttolengthandnailontotheverticalsupportstopandbottomforstability.Wealsousedalengthofhalf-roundontheoutsideedgesoftheframingforlooksandhalf-waydowntheexterioredgesforaddedstrengthoncethemeshhadbeenadded.buildingacompostheapstep-by-stepwordsandpicturesRachelMacdonald82 Step7xxStep4Measureandcuthalfrounds.Youllneedonelengthforeachverticalfaceofthebinfrontsandenoughtocloseinthefrontsofthebinshorizontallyfromgroundleveltothetop.Thesewilleasilyliftouttoallowfortheturningandremovalofcompost.Securetheleadingedgeofthewiremeshtooneofthefrontoutsidesupports.Encaseeachbininmeshonthesidesandbackstaplingthewiretothecornerpostsandframingasyougo.Thewirewillletairintothebinswhilestillkeepingthecompostcontained..ResenePearlLustaReseneBlingBlingReseneWoodstock83 advertisingfeaturethetouchfactorGoodideasdontgoaway.Theyoftenjusthibernateuntilthetimeisripeforthemtoreturn.Andnowiscertainlythewake-upmomentforwallcoveringswhicharermlybackinfavourinbothcommercialandresidentialinteriors.84 Whilemuchoftherecentattentionhasfallenonwallpaperdesignswithnoticemepatternstheshow-stoppersthatmakearealvisualimpacttheplainandsimpletexturedpapershavemuchtooffertoo.Astodaysconsumerscontinuetoleadahecticlifestyletheyareincorporatingasoftermorerelaxedambianceintotheirhomestocreateafeelingofcomfort.Peoplearelookingforabalancebetweenthehigh-techworldandtheirspiritualself.Asaresultformalandornatedecoratingstylesarebeingreplacedbymorerelaxedplayfulandindividualchoices.Neutralisationofcolourandsimplicationofformtomatchthisnewspiritualityareelementsbeingincorporatedinwallpapercollections.Incomparisonwithwallpapercolourtrendswhichareinuencedbythefashionindustrytodaystexturalwallcoveringdesignsaredictatedmorebynature.Thistranslatesintoproductsthatechothesoothingelementsofnatureanddrawtheirinspirationdirectlyfromtheenvironment.YoucanaddhugetexturalappealusingwallpaperasDavidAbbottsdesignmanagerforVisionWallcoveringspointsout.Forsurfaceinteresttherearepleatedandquiltedeffectsaswellaspapersofferingsubtleabstractandnaturaltexturesandwithlightlypearlisedandmetallicnishpapersyoucanaddsheenandlustre.EvenclassicFrenchlacehasbeenturnedintoawallcovering.AndhehasbeenexperimentingwithnewtextureeffectsinspiredbyJapaneseorigamifabricslikeleatherandhempandorganicnaturalresourceslikepumiceandbark.TodaysdesignsdrawheavilyonnatureselementsandcolourssaysAbbotts.Wereseeingmoreinterestinanearthynaturalsoothingfeelingforhomeandretailinteriorsalike.Manyoftodaysstylesnotonlyborrowfromnaturebuttheyactuallylookandfeellikenaturaltoo.Graniteandstonepapershavebeencreatedthatlooksorealyouhavetotouchthemtodeterminewhattheyaremadefrom.Otherpaperscopywoodveneeroruserealwoodandnaturalbreslikegrassandjutearewovenintosubtleenvironmentallyfriendlypatterns.Inkeepingwithsuchtrendsgrassclothhasbecomeafavouritewithdesignersasawallcoveringthateffortlesslyaddstextureandanaturalsereneeffecttointeriors.Ahandmadematerialusingnaturalreedjuteandarrowrootbresenvironmentallyfriendlygrassclothsuitsbothclassicandcontemporaryenvironments.Itevenhasapleasantlightandnaturalscenttooreminiscentoffreshairandgrassyelds.OtherinherentcharacteristicsofthisdistinctivewallcoveringincludeslightvariationsincolourandtexturewhichworkwellwithearthyandoxidehuesfromtheReseneTheRange2007and2008andTheRangeWhitesNeutralsfandecks.IfyoudliketoseemorevisityourlocalReseneColorShoporemailinfovisionwalls.co.nzorcall0800WALLPAPERformoreinformation.85 deckedoutgardenwordsRobynYousef86 Withtheadditionofaroomylivingroomkitchenopeningoutontoalargedeckandbackgardenthissmalltransitional1920svillahasbeentransformedintoaspaciousandveryfunctionalhomeforKylieDysartandAndrewLambandtheirtwosmalldaughters.KylieandAndrewareonlythesecondownersoftheAucklandhomewhichislocatedinaleafycul-de-sacamongstaclusteroftastefullyrenovatedearlyvillas.Whentheyboughtthehousesixyearsagoitcamewithsomecosmeticupdatesfromthe1970sbutwasmainlyoriginal.Weinstantlyfellinlovewiththelargesection867m2andsawitspotential.Theonlythingsinthegardenwereafewscragglytreesthecentralplumtreeandsomeoldgardenshedsincludingonewhichhousedtheoutsidelaundrythecoupleexplains.Whenwemovedinweimmediatelyimprovedthemasterbedroombyre-decoratingandaddinganensuiteandthenpatientlylivedinthehouseforthreeyearsbeforebeginningworkwithAucklandarchitectTonyGracieonthemajorrefurbishment.Togethertheydecidedtoturntheoldkitchendiningareaintheexistingthree-bedroomhomeintoafourthbedroomwithanewbathroomandlaundrywhileaddingalargeextensionatthebackofthehouseforthelivingroomandkitchencombined.Theyalsowantedthatvery-much-sought-afterindooroutdoorow.Thiswasachievedwithstackingdoorsreachingnearlytoceilingheightandabout7.5metresinwidth.Theseopenoutcompletelytothedeckwhichthenhastwostepsuptoawideexpanseoflawn.Ratherthanatraditionallean-toTonyreversedtheslopeoftherooftomaximisenaturallightandgiveasenseofopenliving.Withthedoorsstackedbackcompletelythecombinedspaceofthelivingroomkitchenwiththealfrescoareaofthedeckandbacklawnmakesafantasticareaforentertaining.Thiswasdemonstratedrecentlywithastress-freechildsbirthdaypartyheldinthespacewith30smallguestsandahugebouncycastle.Theresulthasbeenatotalsuccess.Eviefourandtwo-year-oldSaracanplayhappilyoutsideinthesandpitonthekwiladeckorontheswingintheoldplumtreeinthecentreofthelawnwhileKylieworksinside.Formeitmeanspeaceofmind.Icanpreparedinnerandwatchthegirlsatthesametime.Itreallyworkswell.ThefunctionofthisnewareaisoutstandingforafamilywithsmallchildrensaysTony.Itssowelluseditalmostmakestherestofthehouseredundant.picturesKallanMacLeodstylistLianneWhorwoodLookafteryourwoodendeck-stainwithReseneKwilaTimberStainorReseneFurnitureandDeckingOiltoenhanceitsnaturalgoodlooks.ReseneHighCountryReseneFahrenheitReseneAloAloReseneRedRedRed87 Italsoanswersthepreviouslyproblematicissueposedbythehomeseastwestorientation.Insteadofasmallhousewithsmallwindowsgettingverylittlesuntheextensionhasopeneditupcompletelytothewest-facinggarden.AndthedeckwasmadelargerthannormalinordertocapturemoreofthesunfromthenorthinthemiddlepartofthedayTonyexplains.Hebelievesthenewlivingroomkitchenmeldswellwiththeoldpartofthehousewhiletheentireextensionwiththedeckasatransitionthroughtothesoftlandscapingatthebackofthegardenworksseamlessly.ThedeckdesignalongwithotherhardlandscapingforthebackgardenwascarriedoutbylandscapingcompanyBoffaMiskell.Thedeckisabout12mlongand4.2mdeepandisunusualinthatitascendstothegrass.Italsohasplanterboxesmadefrommacrocarpaalongeachsidewithoneusedasavegetablegarden.Intheinterestsofmaximisingtheusableyardareathegardenwaslevelled.Thismeantthatretainingwallswererequiredaroundtwoedgeswhicharenowhiddenbyhedging.KylieandAndrewhadtocartinloadsoftop-soiltoattentheareaandprepareitforreadylawn.ThelovelyWiththedoorsstackedbackcompletelythecombinedspaceofthelivingroomkitchenwiththealfrescoareaofthedeckandbacklawnmakesafantasticareaforentertaining.88 DeckingKwilaTablerunnerwineglassesnapkinsbowlsNestCushionsvaseMadderRougeonthefollowingpagesndtwoalternativestylesuggestionsHurricanelanternbirdbathMaytimeMarketingoldplumtreeisanaturalfocalpointandoftenusedtoshadeoutdooractivitiesandfamilyparties.Theshellpathattherearofthegardenalsodoublesasapetanquecourt.Thepairarestillintheplanningstagesplanting-wisebutitslikelytheyllusepredominantlynatives.Twoblackfernsatthebackofthesectionareparticularlyspecialtothefamilytheyweregiftstomarkthebirthsofeachoftheirdaughters.Andratherthanhavingwoodenfencingonallthreesidestheywantedtosoftentheedges.TheyplantedGriseliniahedgingdownoneboundaryandalongtherearfencesothelawnresemblesalargeenclosedcourtyard.Thepaintsfortheexteriorofthehousewerechosentocomplementthenewoutdoorroom.ThecouplechoseReseneNapawithReseneBlanconthewindowsills.OtheraccentsincludeReseneTeaReseneJoannaandResenePeriglacialBlue.Theresultisatransitionalvillathatretainsmanyofitsold-worldcharmsbutforKylieandAndrewitisperfectfor21stcenturyliving.ReseneJoannaReseneRedRedRedGettheexteriorlookwithReseneSonyx101tintedtoReseneNapacomplementedbyReseneLustacryltintedtoReseneBlanconwindowsills.BeadedchildstoyCraneldsCeramicbowlwoodenbowlandcutleryStylistsownalternativeideasforthisgardenonpages90-93ReseneTeaResenePeriglacialBlueReseneNapaReseneParachute89 alternativesolutionxxReseneColouralternativesolutionResenePearlLustaillustrationBruceBryantCreateatropicalfeelcompletewithpool.90 xxfromxxsuggeststhisalternativedesignxxResenexxResenexxResenexxxxXxxxXxwww.xxxxXxXXXXXXXXXwww.xxxxxxXxXXXXXXXXXwww.xxxxXxXXXXXXXXXwww.xxReseneColourReseneWotEvaReseneWoodstockReseneExtrovertCycadrevoltaPlantsfromKingsPlantBarn0800PLANTSwww.kings.co.nzGriselinialucidaOphiopogonjaponicusReseneGenevaAsteliachathamicaColouredconcretepotsPotsNPlanters093788949PhormiumtenaxpurpureumTheexistingstronglinesofthegardenhavebeentranslatedintoanewschemedividedintothreediversebutconnectedareas.TheplantingselectionincludespurplePhormiumtenaxpurpureumaxbythepoolbungalowpalmsArchontophoenixcunninghamianapottedcycadsinthepoolareaandSilverSpearAsteliachathamicaonthepoollawnfence.Thiscombinationcreatesawetwarmfeelreminiscentofthetropics.Thepoolandspaarelocatedtoreceivemaximumyear-roundsunwhilenotaffectingtheuseofthedeckbarbecueareaandlawn.phone021557658emailcampbellstrachanhotmail.comLandscapedesignerCampbellStrachanfromLeaderContractinghasdevisedthisalternativedesign91 alternativesolutionWiththeadditionofthereplacethegardenbecomesanoutdoorroom.ReseneDoubleSpanishwhiteillustrationBruceBryant92 ReseneRedHotReseneChameleonResenePartyAnimalReseneSpirulinaFireplaceLivingFlamewww.livingame.co.nzBuxussempervirensMagnoliaPlantsfromKingsPlantBarn0800PLANTSwww.kings.co.nzHemerocallisAppleAnniePhoenixroebeliniiHaddonstonefromJagasPlatinumSeriespavingJagasPaving08004JAGASwww.jagas.co.nzThebeautifulfruittreeinthecentreofthegardenbecomesafocalpointwiththeadditionofthreesandstoneballsatitsbase.Uplightingthetreewillalsomakeitafeatureatnight.Theroundthemeiscarriedthroughtothreebuxusballsinaplanter.Theexistingmagnoliashavebeenclippedandmorehavebeenaddedaroundtheoutdoorreplaceinfrontofwhichisaoatingpavedarea.RelocatingandfresheninguptheentertainmentareagivesthegardenamoremodernfeelwhichisaccentedbyarchitecturalsubtropicalplantingincludingstrikingredDayliliesandtexturedPhoenixroebelinii.Backgroundplantingbehindthetreeaddsavarietyoftexturesshapesandcolours.DianaFeenstrafromLivingSpacehasdevelopedthisalternativelandscapingschemephone094185553mobile0212556044emaildfeenstraclear.net.nz93 Laythefullpaversrststartingfromthestraightestconvenientedge.Leave2mm-4mmbetweeneachpavertoallowthejointingsandtopenetratearoundthem.layingpavingStep3Pouronthesandandscreedittoauniformlevelusingtemporaryguidesoneachsidetorunyourscreedon.Dontcompactthebeddingsanditself.94 Step5Cutanyotherpaverstotherequiredsizeusingaconcretediamondsaworpavingsplitterandlayinthesameway.Specialsealantsareavailabletoenhancetheappearanceofyourpavingjustapplyandre-applyovertimeasrequired.Formorecomprehensiveinstructionsgotowww.hirepool.co.nzStep6Sweepjointingsandoverthewholeareaandcompactevenlyusingthe40kgcompactor.Keepsweepingandcompactinguntilalljointsarelled.95 makeoverbackyardalternativeideasforthisexterioronpages98-101advertisingfeature96 Agreatwaytoenhanceatired-lookinggardenandincreaseyouruseableoutdoorareaisthroughtheadditionofpavingandotherhardlandscapingelements.KarenMcCalmanmarketingmanageratStevensonsayspavingisaneasycost-effectivewaytoaddanextraroomtoyourhouse.TheStevensonpavingrangecomesinawiderangeofformatsandcoloursalldesignedtocomplementeachothersoyoucancreatevirtuallyanylookyoulikeshesays.Theycomeinmodularunitswhichletsyoumixandmatchdifferentsizestocreatepatternsandborders.Andbecausetheyreallthesamethicknesstheyttogetherperfectly.Karenrecommendsusinglarge-formattilestomakeasmallarealookbiggerandsaysthatusingthesametileindoorsandoutsuchasStevensonVenetoorAlfrescopaverscreatesgreatindooroutdoorow.Ifyouliketheideaofincorporatingpaversandhardlandscapingintoyouroutdoorschemebutarentquitesurehowtogoaboutitthefollowingpagesmightjustprovidetheinspirationyouneed.WeaskedlandscapedesignersElleAndersonfromAFewBirdsConsultancyandSamLockiefromLandscapeTransformationstoaddsomelifeandairtothisuninspiringbackyard.ForfurtherinspiringideasonusinghardlandscapingcheckoutthenewlyredesignedStevensonwebsiteatwww.stevenson.co.nz.LikemanyKiwihomeownerschancesareyouvebeenneglectingyourbackyardoverthecoldwetwintermonthsanditsnowlookingalittleworseforwear.Howeverwithspringhereandthesummerbarbecueseasonjustaroundthecorneritstheperfecttimetocarryoutanoutdoormakeover.97 advertisingfeatureillustrationBruceBryantChangingtheorientationofthepatiocreatesaprivatespaciousoutdoorroom.ReseneBrie98 ThymeWater-featurewallArchitecturalmasonryKohlhonedStevenson0800BLOCKSwww.stevenson.co.nzFeijoapavingVenetoHonedTilesinSabbiaStevenson0800BLOCKSwww.stevenson.co.nzThemainpatiohasbeenrotatedtoextendoffthehouseata45-degreeangleandleadontoalargepavedspace.Theresultisaprivateoutdoorgardenandentertainmentareaplantedwithanarrayofedibleplantssuchasthymerosemaryfeijoalimesandtamarilloschosentoreecttheblueandorangetonesofthehouse.A1.8m-higharchitecturalmasonryfeaturewallmadefromhonedblockwithtwolayersofsplitfaceblockscreatessubtlesoundvariationsasthewaterowsdownit.Blueglassblocksbacklitatnightaccentthecornersofthewallandedgethepondbelow.ElleAndersonfromAFewBirdsConsultancysuggestionsthefollowingimprovementsphone092924222mobile0210442057emailelleandjohnihug.co.nzglassblocksSaharaDarkBlueGlassBlockCompany0800244161www.glassblock.co.nzTamarilloorange99 advertisingfeatureillustrationBruceBryantLargepaverscomfortableseatingandawaterfeatureturnthisintoanappealingfunctionalgarden.ReseneChillOut100 Thepationishedinlarge-formatAlfrescopaversisaperfectareaforentertaining.Seatingandraisedplanterscreateanenclosedprivatefeel.Stepsleaddowntoapathacrossthelawn.AmowingstripofLondonpaversgivesstructureandmakeslawnmaintenanceeasy.Thefencehasbeenre-builtwithbrickpillarstotieinwiththehousebothpaintedReseneAthsSpecialandvisuallysoftenedbylatticetrellisstainedReseneJackoBean.Low-maintenanceboxhedgingandconiferscanbetrimmedintotidyshapes.Anurnwaterfeatureprovidesacoolingelementinthesummerandcomesaliveunderlightingatnight.SamLockiefromLandscapeTransformationsproposesthefollowingalternativeschemephone094808141mobile0211618358emailsamlandscapetransformations.co.nzConiferMowingstripLondonpaversinIronSandStevenson0800BLOCKSwww.stevenson.co.nzUrnBurrelliPots033844722www.burrelli.comPaintReseneAthsSpecialReseneJackoBean modelbusinessAplantationofwavingpalmsandanotherofblossomingpinkplums.Rowsoftinydreamhomestuckedonatray.AdrawerfullofminiaturepeoplegoingabouttheirbusinessWhite-cladnursespushingpatientsongurneysbusinesspeopleluggingbriefcaseselegantdinerslingeringovertheirmeal.WelcometoSteveSnowsworldwhereeverythingisonetwentiethoronetwo-thousandthsthesizeofreallife.Whereallisunblemishedandperfectheldtogetherwithglueandminiaturebrush-strokes.HereinaconvertedchurchontheedgeofDevonportonAucklandsNorthShoreSteveandhiscrewofskilledmodel-makershavespentmorethan20yearscreatingmodelsandminiaturesforlm-makersarchitectsdevelopersanddesigners.CalliopeStudiosisoneofthelargestofonlyahandfulofprofessionalmodel-buildingworkshopsinthecountry.Film-basedstudiossuchasRichardTaylorsWetaWorkshopsfocusontheglamourendofthemarketMechanicalmodelsminiaturesetsmasksprostheticsandpropsandyesthankyouthereisplentyoflifeinthatsectorafterthePeterJacksonblockbusters.Stevesartistsontheotherhandhavebecomespecialistsinthebusinessendofthemarketinparticularhelpingtosellapartmentsandsubdivisionsnationwideandaroundtheworld.AbrochureorarchitectsdrawingscanonlydosomuchtoconveythefeelofapropertyexplainsSteve.Putamodelinfrontofpeopleandtheycanimmediatelyseehowtheycouldlivethere.Manyofhismodelsarelivingobjectschangingwiththerealworld.Stevesartisansarecurrentlyre-workingalakesidedevelopmentinWanakathatstartedveyearsago.Rowsoftinyhouseshavebeenscrapedoffroadsre-laidparksrepositionedandtreesgrowntoconveythelookoftodayreadyforanewbatchofbuyerstoview.colourfulpeoplewordsKateWilliamspicturesKallanMacLeod102 GivensuchskilledspecialisationthecompanysbreadandbutterhasbecomearchitecturalandengineeringmodelsfordevelopmentsasfaraeldasFijiandDubai.HoweverfunprojectsincludemakingtombstonesforthenanceindustryAsetofbabygumbootsoratinytreetrunktomarkoutamajorcorporatetransaction.Stevereckonsthathespendsaboutaquarteroftheprojectguringouttheapproachexploringtheminiaturematerialsandproblemsolving.Thatsthefascinationofthistypeofworkthementalactivityandlateralthinking.Thenyoujustdoit.Hemodestlyreckonstheartistsjustgetlostinthehandworklikepaintingahousewhileyourmindwanderselsewhere.Howeverthelevelofdetailsuggestsmorefocusthanthat.Andhewrylyadmitsthatasenseofhumourisessentialthreehoursofpainstakingworkcanbeundoneinonefalsemove.WhilesomeofStevesteamaretheproductsofprofessionalarchitecturalmodellingtrainingintheUKmostofhisfreelancershavecomefromvariedbackgroundsorhobbiessuchasDungeonsandDragonsgamingormodelrailways.StevehimselftrainedinlmandTVproductionandstillphotographyinhisnativeSouthernCalifornia.HethenwendedhiswaytoNewZealandwithhisfamilyviaa15-yearstopinAustraliaandastintasageneralhandy-at-everythingguyonKangarooIslandpopulation3500.YachtingfriendspersuadedhimtojointheminbuyinglandonGreatBarrierIslandbutittookhim10yearstonallymakeittoNewZealand.Hechancedintomodel-makingthroughhisrstjobhereforagraphicsandphotographycompanywhenagraphicdesigneraskedhimtohelpoutonacoupleofarchitecturalmodels.Steveschildhoodskillswithkitsetcarsandtrainsre-surfaced.SomemonthsinapropsstudiogavehimthegroundingheneededtoopenhisownbusinessandlikemanylocalartisanshebenetedfromtheglorytimeofHerculesandthebigmovieslmedDownunder.ThetoolsofhistradearedeceptivelysimpleFinearchitecturalplasticsreplacethecardboardofoldchinaclayisredandhandpaintedforhouseswallboardplasterusedtosmoothcontoursandcreaterollinglandscapes.EverydayResenesealerisusedovertheplasterthenlawnsbeachesandlandscapesarecreatedusingResenetestpotsandenamelsSteveevenreckonstheladiesathislocalReseneColorShopknowexactlywhichshadesheneedsforhisprojectsrightdowntotherighttintofblueforaswimmingpoolormarinaAnenticingpaletteofspecialmodellingsandsinallshadesofgreensandbrownsissprinkledonthestill-wetenameltocreatetexturebuiltupinincreasinglycoarselayersforplanterbedsbushesandmore.Amodelissomuchmoreengagingforpeoplethansomecomputery-throughorsimulationsaysSteve.Ithinkwerespondmodelsonamuchmorehumanlevel.ReseneHalfSeaFogReseneBreakwaterReseneBillyT103 choosingandusingan...wordsMarySearlepicturescourtesyofDreamstimearboristSothatmightyoakoutthefrontisblockingthelightRatherthanloppingitstopoffandtherebycompletelyruiningitsshapeandhealthcallinsomeonewhocanprovideasolutiontosuitbothyourneedsandthetreesrequirements.ReseneMiddleEarth105 Tosomeatoweringtreeinthegardenisathingofbeautyandgracetobeenjoyedandcherished.Toothersitsnothingbuttrouble.Itblocksthesunobscurestheviewandshedsleavesformonthsonend.Regardlessofwhichcampyoureinwhenitcomestopruningorremovingtreesyoushouldcallintheprofessionals.DavidGlennisthepresidentoftheNewZealandArboriculturalAssociationandnotabletreesregistrarfortheRoyalNewZealandInstituteofHorticulturesoheknowshisrimufromhisratahischainsawsfromhishandsaws.Andheknowsagoodarboristwhenheseesone.Anarboristneedstocombinetheneedsofthepersonwiththeneedsofthetree.Thisiswheretheirskilliscrucialasdifferenttreesresponddifferentlytovarioustreatmentshesays.Likeanytradespersonwhenyourelookingtohireanarboristyoushouldgetthreequotes.Davidsaysreferralsfromfriendsandcolleaguesareanexcellentwaytondagoodarborist.TheYellowPagesisanothergoodplacetostart.Youcouldalsocontactyourcouncilaslocalauthoritiesoftenhavealistofpreferredcontractors.HoweverDavidsaysthatarboriststendtospecialiseineitherpruningortree-felling.Tree-fellingespeciallyaroundhousesandpowerlinesisverytrickyandrequiresahighlevelofskillsoinyourrstphonecalltoanarboristaskiftheyreprunersorfellers.Alsoaskabouttheirinsurancesometimestree-fellingisexcludedonaresidentialpolicy.Asidefrompruningandfellingtreesaqualiedarboristshouldbeabletoadviseyouofyourlegalrightsforneighbouringtreesoverhangingorshadingyourproperty.Alsowhenyourethinkingofplantingtheycangiveyousoundinformationonthebestchoiceoftreeforthesite.Itsveryimportantthatyourarboristgetsthechanceforafullconsultationpriortoprovidingaquoteandundertakinganywork.Theywillneedtovisitthepropertytoviewthetreeinquestionandidentifyanyissuesthatcouldcausedifcultieswhenundertakingthetaskthingslikepowerlinesundergroundservicesroadstheslopeofthesectionandthegardeningeneral.Thesepotentialproblemsshouldallbeonthequote.Thehealthofthetreeinquestionalsoneedstobediscussedwiththearboristidentifyingdiseasedecayandrootissues.Alsoaspartofthequotethearboristwillcheckifresourceconsentisrequired.Yourquoteshouldalsodetailhowthedebrisistobedealtwithgettingridofitishalfthejob.DoyouwantitleftonsiteChippedandremovedtobesoldasmulchChippedandleftonsiteforyoutouseasmulchOrchoppedintorewoodThequoteshouldbedetailedrightdowntothesizeofthewoodchipsyouwantaseachofthesedisposalmethodstakesadifferentamountoftime.Whenyourehavingatreefelledstumpremovalisnotusuallypartofthejob.Soaskforittobeincludedifyouwantitdone.HowthestumpistobedealtwithonceitsremovedshouldalsobeinthequotebeawareatreestumpcanprovideasurprisinglylargepileofwoodchipsThetreeteamwillarriveonsitewithanarrayofgearuptovedifferent-sizedchainsawsawiderangeofropesforclimbingandropingbranchesdownhandsawsandsecateursforsmallpruningjobsabrushwoodchipperasmalltruckpossiblyasmallcranetoliftbranchesandastumpgrinderifrequired.Howmanypeopleshowupwilldependonthejob.Davidsaysitwouldtakeonearboristtwohourstoformativelyshapea20-year-oldoaktreebutitwouldtakeathree-manteamafulldaytothinandprunea120-year-oldoak.Fellingalargetreecouldtaketwofulldays.TreeworkiscoveredbytheOSHcodeofpracticewithwhichallarboristsmustcomply.Soyourtreeteamwillhavehearingandeyeprotectiongearhardhatssteel-cappedbootsandtheappropriatechainsawsafetyequipment.ThebiggestthingtobearinmindthoughsaysDavidistobesurethatwhenyoureceiveapricefortheworkyouareabsolutelyclearastowhetheritsaquoteoranestimate.Youdontwantanynastysurpriseswhenthebillarrives106 FlooringFirstsstunningnewluxurynyloncarpetcollectionTrueAndyoulllovethesavingsupto30percentlessthanforacomparableratedwoolalternativeExperiencethelookandfeelofournewMontBlanccarpetsandyoullndithardtobelievethattheyremadefromnylonandnotwool.Evenmoreremarkableistheirunique15yearguaranteeagainstwearcolourfadingsoilingandstaininglongaftercomparableratedwoolcarpetslookfadedwornorreadyforreplacement.YoulllovethelongliferichnesstexturecoloursandwearabilityMontBlancoffers.Seethecollectionnow.CreatedbyoneoftheworldsoldestcarpetmakersVictoriaCarpets.AndexclusivetoFlooringFirst.Socolourrichfadefreeandwearresistantyourvisitorsmaythinkitsnew15yearsfromnow.NORTHLANDWhangareiFloorcraftFlooringFirstAUCKLANDManukauFlooringFirstTakapunaCarpetTimeWarkworthFlooringFirstWAIKATOHamiltonSelectaCarpetsOtorohangaMurrayHuntFurnishersTeAwamutuCollinsFlooringFirstTaumarunuiCountryCarpetFurnitureThamesOnAllFloorsTokoroaFootesFlooringFirstBAYOFPLENTYMtMaunganuiCarpetXtraRotoruaFocusFlooringFirstTaupoMidwayFlooringFirstTaurangaSimonsCarpetsJudeaWhakataneReadsTradingCo.TARANAKINewPlymouthClassicCarpetsInglewoodDrakesFurnishersWaverleyE.C.DallisonWANGANUICityWanganuiFurnishersHAWKESBAYNapierFlatTackFlooringFirstHastingsCarpetWarehouseFlooringFirstWaipukurauBrookersFurnishersPALMERSTONNORTHCityLewsCreativeFlooringWAIRARAPAMastertonMcKenziesFlooringFirstWELLINGTONCityFloorStoreThorndonQuayPetoneRidleyCuttingFlooringFirstMARLBOROUGHBlenheimHubbersFurnishingsNELSONCityHubbersFlooringFirstRichmondRichmondFlooringFirstCHRISTCHURCHCityCarpetKingdomHubbersFurnishingsRangioraHubbersFurnishingsTIMARUOAMARUWashdykeOamaruDonSimpsonCarpetsOTAGODunedinDunedinCarpetCompanyCromwellGuthrieBowronFlooringFirstWanakaLakelandFlooringSOUTHLANDInvercargillHJsCarpetWorldHubbersFurnishingsWintonWintonFlooringSpecialistsGoreThompsonFlooringWindowFurnishingsWESTCOASTWestportBradleysFurniturewww.ooringrst.co.nz0800464748Onlyhereandnowhereelse.Justsomeofour11fashioncolours.TheMontBlanccollectionisgradedACCSResidential6Stars.VictoriaCarpetsSolutionDyedNylonSDNWarrantyguaranteesyourcarpetagainstpileweightlossbyabrasivewearofnotmorethan30percentover15years.Thatswhenwoolalternativessubjectedtothesamewearmayevenbecomethreadbare.FlooringFirstsMtBlanccollectionisnatural-lookingnyloncraftedfrombrescoloursaturatedrightthroughmuchlikeacarrot.Andsothecolourisricher.Othercarpetsarecolouredonlyonthesurfacelikearadish.Thatswhytheircolourcanbecomefadedbylightoratmosphericcontaminants.AskyourFlooringFirstconsultantaboutguaranteetermsandconditions.HAB907 ReseneSplishSplashReseneDizzyLizzyReseneHoneySomanyparentsknowthefeelingyouspendallthattimechoosingtheperfectpresentbutitsthecardboardpackagingthatsactuallythehitwiththechild.ItwaswiththisinmindthatRaeThomasdevelopedKidsPlaceplaysolutionsinabox.KidsPlacecardboardhousesarequickandeasytoassembleandpackaway.Theyofferhoursofpaintingandcolouringfunaschildrencreatetheirowntailor-madeenvironmentinsideandoutfollowedbyrole-playinggalore.IsitahouseIsitabarnIsitaschoolVisitthewebsiteatwww.kidsplace.co.nzandchoosefromaplainhouseorapre-themedonejungleanimalsSpidermangreatforthemedparties.Downloadtheorderformandsenditoff.Receiveyourat-packedKidsPlacehouseandvoucherforafreeResenetestpottohelpwithdecorating.TuckthehouseawayforthebirthdaymorningorsetituponChristmasnightandpopthechildrenspresentsinside.Letthechildrengowildpaintspensstencilstryoldwallpaperontheinsideandmaybeevencurtains.TryReseneMagneticMagicandReseneBlackboardPaintformorerole-playingfun.KidsPlacecardboardhousesarebestforindoors.TheydontdoverywellintherainReseneNevaNEVERBOARDWITHCARDNEVERBOARDWITHCARDReseneLollipop wordsRachelMacdonaldpicturesKallanMacLeodReseneFudgeUnpacktheplayhousepiecesfromthestoragebox.Thereshouldbearoofandtwosideendpanels.Keepthestorageboxforwhenyouwanttopackitaway.Gentlybendalltabsandpressouttheperforatedslotsfortheroofwindowsanddoor.Standonesideendpanelupwithpeaksattop.Foldapsatbottominwards.Standothersideendpanelupwithpeaksattop.Foldapsatbottominwards.Jointhetwosideendpanelstogetherbyinsertingtabsintoslots.Thewallsshouldnowbestandingindependently.Placetheroofontopofthewallsandinserttabstoconnect.NowitstimetogetdecoratingandplayingResenePrincessWinaKidsPlaceplayhouseThoseofushereatHabitatwithsmallkidshavefalleninlovewiththeKidsPlacecardboardplayhouses.Theyareeasytoputtogetherandsupremelycustomisablewithpaintsfeltpensorcrayonsandyourchildsimagination.Bestofallwevegotonetogiveaway.ForachancetowinjustwriteyourdetailsnameemailaddressaddressandadaytimephonenumberonthebackofanenvelopeandsendtoKidsPlaceHabitatPOBox91344AMSCAuckland1142 The2007AwardceremonyalsosawDisheditorCatherineBellawardedEditoroftheYearHomeFood.ThejudgessaidCatherinesgenuineaimtoinspirepeopleaboutfoodtolearnwhereitcomesfromhowitisgrownandhowitrelatestohomeshinesthrough.DishwasalsoanalistinJournalistoftheYearHomeFoodforwriterNicoleCurin-BirchandDesigneroftheYearHomeFoodforcreativedirectorMaryDavy.ThejudgescommentedthatThismagazinescleanclearandconsistentlyhighqualitydesigniscomplementedperfectlybyaccessibleinformativewriting. wordsRachelMacdonaldwiththankstoWATEDandRandomHousepicturesBrianBudgeonWhenitcomestousso-calledTidyKiwislivingincleangreenNewZealandtheresactuallyquiteagapbetweenctionandfactwhenitcomestothegures.DidyouknowthatpercapitaNewZealandisrankedamongthetop10highestrubbishproducersintheworldEachyearwethrowout3.2milliontonnesofgarbageabout40ofwhichisfoodscrapsAfurther20ispaperwhichcouldsoeasilyberecycled.Anditallsitsthereinthegroundslowlybreakingdownoverhundredsofyearsifitsplasticandbreathingmethaneintotheatmosphereifitsorganic.Theexcitingthingthoughisthatitdoesnthavetobethisway.Turningthoseguresaroundisonechallengethateveryoneofuscanhelpmakehappensimplythroughsmalllifestyletweaks.CollectivelythesehavethepotentialtocreatemajorchangeforthebetterandsignicantlyreduceourhouseholdbillsaswellAlotofusareveryawarethattheresaproblembutdontknowhowtotackleit.Becausethereismoretojustbeingrightorwrongwhenitcomestogoinggreen.IsitaboutbeinglesstoxiccreatinglesscarbonusingmorerenewableresourcesthelistgoesonsaysCarthewNealcreatorofTV3sWATEDprogrammeandtheresultinghow-tobookofthesamenamewhichwaslaunchedinbookshopslastmonth.AndyouknowwhatItsnotsomuchaboutsavingtheplanetthatllgoonturningwhatevertheweatherdoesitsaboutmakingsurewerestillaroundtoenjoyitCarthewpitchedtheideaforWATEDatalmandTVconferencebackin2005havingjustgotbacktoNewZealandfromworkingintelevisionintheUK.ItwasReseneButteryWhiteReseneDoubleAlabasterwastednoeffort111 immediatelyembracedfundingwassourcedfromNZOnAirandlmingstartedinMarchlastyear.NowWATEDisscreeningorinproductioninCanadaDenmarkandSpainthisisaglobalnotaregionalconceptandNewZealandtelevisionisnowleadingtheway.IntheUKIsawpopularprogrammesonourguiltaroundcleanlinessathomeandcouldseeanothergreatermodern-dayguiltcomingwastefulness.Thegoodnewsisthatwecanalldosomethingaboutithesays.InthecourseofmakingWATEDwefoundthateveryonewhostartsonthejourneygetshooked.Itsagreatempoweringfeelingtobecreatinghealthyspacesandhealthylifestylesandtoknowthatyouaremakingaveryrealdifference.Andasherightlyobservestheresnopointlayingoutalltheproblemsifyoucantoffersolutionsaswell.ThisiswhyWATEDstartsbyintroducingamethodforauditingtheimpactyourlifestyleishavingontheworldaroundyousothatyouhaveabenchmarkbywhichtojudgeprogressasyoustarttomakethelittlealterationsthatleadtocheaperbillsandaweeklyrubbishbinthatsonlyhalffull.Fromtheretheextensivelistofwaystoreduceyourhouseholdseco-footprintalongwithinstructionsandhintsandaguidetohowmuchmoneyyoucansaveincludesPuttingfoodscrapsintowormfarmswhichreducefoodscrapsto5oftheiroriginalmasscompostheapsorBokashiandmakingsureyoudontover-purchaseatthesupermarket.Keepinganeyeontheamountofpackagingyoutakehomeasanincidentalextratoshoppingwesendmorethan80000tonnesofplastictolandllseveryyearmuchofwhichispackaging.Re-usingyourshoppingbagsifthecountrysplasticbagswererecycledandturnedintofencepoststheywouldgoaroundourcoastlineone-and-a-halftimes.SendingwhitewareandelectronicequipmenttoarecyclernotthedumpFisherPaykeltakesback25000applianceseachyearandmanagestorecyclearound75oftheweightofeachone.Makingsurelittergoesintotherubbishbinandthatincludescigarettebuttswhichcancontainupto4000toxinsPurchasingapowermonitortoassesselectricityusage.Makingsurehomesareinsulatedventilatedandgapsaresealedevery1spentoninsulationsavesthecountry2indoctorsvisitsanddaysoffwork.Turningdownthehotwatercylindereveryextra10degreesuses15moreelectricity.Consideringsolarheating.Usingenergy-efcientbulbsifeveryNZhouseholdinstalledveofthesewedsaveenoughenergytopowereveryhomeinChristchurch.SettingthefridgecorrectlyifallourbeerfridgeswereturnedoffwecouldclosedowntheSouthIslandsColeridgepowerstation.112 Collectingrainwaterandgreywater.Bikingwalkingskateboardingorusingpublictransport.Planningcartravelefciently.Tuningthecarregularly.FormassesmoreideasandwaystotrackyourownprogresspickupacopyofWATEDwehaveafewtogiveawayinthisissueofHabitatonpage70orlogontowww.wastedtv.co.nz.didyouknowWATEDisntjustabouttalkingenvironmentalresponsibilitykeepingtheprogrammesownfootprintassmallaspossiblewasakeyconcernfortheproductioncrewbehindthescenesaswellandwonthemthegovernmentsGreenRibbonAward.InitiativesincludedUsingahybridvehicle.Usingtravelmugsinsteadofdisposablecups.Recyclingandcompostingintheofceandonlocation.RecyclingDVDsandCDs.Crewcarpooling.Buyingrecycledpaperandtoiletpaper.Compostingandrecyclingallthewastecollectedfromhomesfeaturedintheshow.Thebookisprintedonpapersourcedfromsustainableforests.RemainingunavoidableemissionswereoffsetthroughthepurchaseofcarboncreditsthroughcarboNZeroCert. Therearetwowaystocreateatidyharmoniousproductivegarden.Youcanemploymetresofplasticweed-matsoakeverythingwithchemicalfertilisersandemploylashingsofpesticide.Alternativelyyoucantakeamoreorganisedapproachplanttosuittheconditionsthinkaboutmulchesandgroundcoversandkeepontopofgardenpestsastheystarttoappearratherthanstrugglingwithfull-blowninfestationsafterwards.HoweverallthisdoesntmeanyourgardenhastobehighmaintenancesaysMaggieBarry.Itjustmeanstakingtimeouttokeepintouchwiththeplantsalwayswithtimelyinterventioninmind.Nogardeniscompletelymaintenance-free.Thosethatcomeclosecantendnottofeellikehealthyspacesandinfactoftenarentparticularlyeco-friendlyeithersaysMaggie.Imthinkingoftheadventoffortresspropertiesaswedemandincreasedprivacyandsecurity.Hedgeshavegivenwaytowallsinmanysuburbssowelosetheplantsthatcreatehabitatsforourbirdsandotheranimalslikehedgehogsbothofwhicharegreatforslugandsnailcontrol.Theresalsoanimpressionthathedgesarehardworkshesaysbutwiththechoiceofplantsnowavailabletheydontneedtobehugeanddustythesedays.TheycanbewordsRachelMacdonaldpicturesSallyTaggintouchwithyourroots114 neatcompactandonlyneedpruningtwiceayear.AndtheykeepusintouchsaysMaggie.Theygiveusasenseofseasonandlettheinvigoratingwindsblowthrough.Onegardenelementthatiscurrentlyfashionableinatrendthathaspositiveeco-spin-offsisourfascinationwithwaterfeatures.Notonlydotheylookgoodandsoundrestfulbutthebirdslovethembothforbathinganddrinking.YouknowIonceheardthatbirdsareliketheFrenchtheyneedagooddrinktowashdownthesnailsshelaughs.Shesalsoanadvocateofindicatorplantsthinkoftherosebushesattheendofthegraperowsinavineyardtraditionallyusedtoshowwhendiseasewasontheway.Itdependsthoughonwhatyourgardensuffersfrom.Aucklandshumiditytendstopromotethegrowthofpowderymildewandthersttofeelitwillbeviolasandpansies.Justmakesureyoudisposeofthesickplantsintherubbishratherthancontaminatingthecompostheap.InWellingtonontheotherhandmyproblemisthewindandhelleboresaregreatforshowingwhentheyrereachingtheendoftheirtolerance.Shealsousesplantindicatorsinside.Imagreatbelieverinhouseplantssheexplains.Theytakeupthecarbondioxideandchemicalssuchasformaldehydelteringandenrichingtheair.Theydontaskformuch.Ispend10minutesaweekonmineandIhavemorethan30plants.ImpatiensaregreatforshowingwhentheyrethirstysothemomentIseethemdroopingIknowthateverythingneedsthewateringcan.Cyclamenareabugmagnetandarethersttoshowitwhenthebugscomeout.AtthatstageIplantthemindoors.Thetrickshesaysistomakesureyoukeeptabsonwhatyouplantedandwhenandwhenpestsanddiseasehavecroppedupinthepast.TothatendshesjustreleasedMaggiesGardenDiary2008.Alongwithhelpingyoukeeplifeorganiseditalsoencouragesyoutonotegardeneventsandhasofferslotsofpointersonwhenandwhattopruneplantmulchandmaintain.Keepyourgardendiariedwhendidplantsowerwhendidtheygetinfestedwhatdoyouneedtolookoutfornextyearsoyoucangetontopofitwithouthavingtoresorttothespraypackshesays.Sotakeamomentasoftenasyoucantoenjoyyouroutdoorspaces.TheyllmorethanrewardyouforitTheidealgardenishappyhealthyandweedandbugfree.AllitreallytakestokeepitthatwayisakeeneyefordetailsaysbroadcasterandgardeningenthusiastMaggieBarry.lonhhethoseaeidmrrrvhdGstaiaetrnieissnehitered.Irgsnnn.uyrdReseneGenerva discountsGetadiscountoffGlengarrysextensiverangeofqualitywinebeerandspiritseverytimeyoushop.0800733505salesglengarry.co.nzwww.glengarry.co.nzDiscountsvarybyalcoholtypeandarenotavailableinconjunctionwithanyotheroffer.10offGet10offtherecommendedretailpriceofanycorktilesintheCortiarangewhenyoupresentyourReseneColorShopCard.0800332675www.corkconcepts.comOfferexcludesinstallationandmaynotbeusedinconjunctionwithanyotherpromotion.theultimatedecoratingcardjustgotbetterReseneColorShopCardspecialoffersAswellasthediscountsonpurchasesatReseneColorShopsyoucannowpresentyourReseneColorShopCardelsewhereandenjoydiscountsonarangeofproductsandservicesfromfurnitureandartworkthroughtotiles.SimplypresentyourReseneColorShopCardorquoteyourcardnumbertotakeadvantageofthesegreatoffers.Offersarevaliduntil31March2008andarenotavailableinconjunctionwithanyotherofferdiscountorpromotion.Allcompaniesreservetherighttoamendorupdatetheiroffersatanytime.Formoreinformationonallthesegreatoffersandmoreseewww.resene.co.nzcolorshopcardoffers.co.nz.GIBLivingSolutionGIBLivingSolutionsofferacomprehensiveinformationkitforanyonebuildinganewhomeorrenovating.Thekitisfreeandcanberequestedbycalling0800276276orfromwww.gib.co.nzrequestkit15offGet15offtherecommendedretailpriceonanypurchaseincludescustomframing.0800101015artforartssakextra.co.nzOfferexcludessaleoralreadydiscounteditemsArtforArtsSakeloyaltycardsandgiftvouchers.HirepoolRenovatingyourhomeismadeeasywithHirepool.WhetheryourjobisbigorsmallHirepoolhasasolutiontomakethejobeasier.Andnowitisevenbettervaluewitha15discountforReseneColorShopCardholders.VisityourlocalHirepoolbranch56nationwide.Hirepoolhiretheexperience.www.hirepool.co.nzDishsave25SubscribetoDishthemagazinedesignedtoinspireyoutocookandeatgoodfood.Oneyear6issuesforonly39.95Gotowww.dish.co.nzanddownloadtheReseneColorShopCardholderspecialoffer.Offerstartswithnextavailableissue.OffersarevalidinNewZealandtoReseneColorShopCardholdersonlyuntil31March2008andarenotavailableinconjunctionwithanyotherofferdiscountorpromotion.Allcompaniesreservetherighttoamendorupdatetheiroffers.Seewww.resene.co.nzcolorshopcardoffers.co.nzoryourReseneColorShopforfulldetails.116 tilespecialVisitwww.tilewarehouse.co.nztoviewspecialdealsonselectedtilelines.Specialsupdatedweekly.www.tilewarehouse.co.nzOffersarevalidinNewZealandtoReseneColorShopCardholdersonlyuntil31March2008andarenotavailableinconjunctionwithanyotherofferdiscountorpromotion.Allcompaniesreservetherighttoamendorupdatetheiroffers.Seewww.resene.co.nzcolorshopcardoffers.co.nzoryourReseneColorShopforfulldetails.ReseneColorShopCardReseneColorShopCardspecialoffersPurchaseaDesignMobelPAUSEbedfromBedpostandreceivethemattressforhalfprice.FormoreinfoonPAUSEanddetailsofyournearestBedpoststockistvisitdm.co.nzorcall0800BEDPOST.OfferavailableonlyfromparticipatingBedpostretailersuntil29February2008.Offermaynotbeusedinconjunctionwithanyotherretailpromotionalofferordiscount.ReseneColorShopCardmustbepresentedonpurchase.OfferappliestothePAUSEbedonly.TopGearNZsave25SubscribetoTopGearNZthelocalversionofthebiggest-sellingUKcarmagazine.Oneyear12issuesforonly79.95.Gotowww.topgearnz.co.nzanddownloadtheReseneColorShopCardholderspecialoffer.Offerstartswithnextavailableissue.smobyspecialsSmobyNaturHomePlayhouse499SmobyJCBTractorShovelDigger265www.thelimit.co.nz093582726ThesespecialpricesareinclusiveofGSTanddeliveryNZwide.audiospecialsStarOutdoorU2AMFMRadio249CrosleyStack-O-Maticrecordplayer427www.thelimit.co.nz093582726ThesespecialpricesareinclusiveofGSTanddeliveryNZwide.nointerestnorepaymentsCarpetCourtoffersnointerestandnorepaymentsforsixmonthsonpurchaseofcarpet.www.carpetcourt.co.nz0800787777Creditandcontractconditionsapplyexcludescloseoutsandsecondsavailableatparticipatingstorescheckavailabilitywithotherpromotions.20voucher20offanyhousepathordeckwash.0800JTWASH0800589274www.jtpropertywash.co.nzAvailabletoReseneColorShopCardholdersonly.Notavailableinconjunctionwithanyotheroffer.Get12.5offallVen-Lu-ReeproductswhenyoupresentyourReseneColorShopCard.Withfreein-homeconsultationsanda3yearunconditionalwarrantyonworkmanshipandmaterialsVen-Lu-Reeistheperfectchoiceforwindowcoveringstoenhanceyourhome.0800836587www.venluree.co.nzOffermustbepresentedatrstappointmentandmaynotbeusedwithanyotherpromotion.ForeveryOblioOnlyOneorLoveMeitempurchasedyouwillreceivea30.00vouchertoredeematyourlocalretailstoretowardsanyiteminourCubitAccessoryrange.Offerexpires31December2007.SimplysendyourproofofpurchasetoAquaticaNZLtdPOBox19146AvondaleAuckland.www.aquatica.co.nz117 responsiblerenovatingwordsMarySearlepicturesElizabethGoodallrecycleresearchrenovate119 Untilfairlyrecentlyconsideringwhathappenstothewastematerialsthatgetrippedouthasntbeenmuchofapriorityforbuildersorhomeowners.Thisisafactclearlydemonstratedbythehugeamountofwastetheindustrycontributestoourlandllsahefty17.Happilythisstateofaffairsischangingwiththeemergenceofmorerecyclingoperatorsandagrowingawarenessamongbuildersandhomerenovatorsofwaste-reducingmeasures.Didyouknowthatwithalittleresearchandsomeplanningyoucouldreducetheloadinyourskipbyawhopping60SowheretostartForsoundadviceandpracticaltipstakealookatwww.rebri.org.nzthewebsiteofResourceEfciencyintheBuildingandRelatedIndustries.Oneoftherstsuggestionsitmakesisreallyacalltoaction.Itasksyoutomakeaconsciousdecisiontore-useandrecycleasmuchofyourwastematerialaspossibleandtoincorporatethisidealasanintegralpartofyourrenovationplans.Firstlyitsuggestsdiscussthingswithyourbuilderandmakeitclearyoucareabouttheenvironmentandtheever-increasinglandlls.Oncethatisestablishedyournextjobistomakeaninventoryofallthetypesandquantitiesofmaterialsthatyoumightbeabletorecycle.Youllbesurprisedatquitehowmuchcanbesalvaged.Concretecanbecrushedandusedashardll.Brickcanbere-usedorcrushedandusedaslandscapecoverorll.Asphaltcanberecycled.WooddependingonwhetheritRenovatingahouseisahugeundertakingwithmanyplansanddecisionstobemade.120 hasbeentreatedornotcanberecycledre-usedorsoldasrewood.Windowsanddoorscanbere-used.Metalcanbeseparatedforrecyclingorre-using.Andelectricalandplumbingxturescanbere-used.Havealookonwww.trademe.co.nzunderbuildingandrenovationforatasteofwhatpeoplesalvage.Itsalltherefromranchsliderstobagsofdoorhinges.Clearlythoughonlysomuchcanbesoldthatwayforthemajorityyouwillneedtoapproachawasterecyclingcompany.Anefcientwayofndingtherightoneoftheseisthroughwww.ronz.org.nzthewebsiteoftheRecyclingOperatorsofNewZealand.ItholdsdirectoriesofrecyclingoperatorsfortheAucklandareaHamiltonandChristchurch.Simpledrop-downmenusallowyoutosearchundermaterialtypeandthenmatchthiswithaserviceprovider.Youcanalsomakeuseofwasteexchangeswhichmatchnewendusersofmaterialswiththosewhowishtodisposeofthemfreeofcharge.Thereare14oftheseintheNewZealandlogontowww.wasteexchange.org.nztondtheoneclosesttoyou.Onceyouknowwhatyoucanrescueoutoftheprocessensureyouvegotsomewheresafeanddrytostoreyoursalvageditemsasyourrenovationgetsunderway.Planningisessentialheremakesureyouknowwhereandhoweachmaterialwillbestoreduntilitcanbesoldorpassedontoarecyclingoperator.DebbieandSteveIrwincompletedatotalrenovationoftheir1920sbungalowlastyearandworkedhardtoreuseorrecycleasmuchofthewastematerialaspossible.Mybuilderwasextremelyhelpfulandgaveuslotsofadviceonwhatwecouldsellorre-use.WewereamazedathowmuchwesoldonTrademeouroldchimneybricksandwindowframesforexample.OuroldtimberwasuntreatedsowesoldthatasrewoodwithanadvertinTradeandExchangeandevenputanoticeoutonthestreetoneweekendwhichworkedatreatDebbieexplains.Itwasgreattoothatwecoulduseouroldrooftilesasbackllinthegardenwhichsavedustimeandmoney.Beforedemolishinganypartofyourbuildingconsiderwhetheritcouldbedeconstructed.ThisisgenerallykindertotheenvironmentandmaynetyouasurprisingdividendasDebbieandStevefoundout.InsteadofdemolishingourwornandwearyaluminumconservatorywecarefullydismantleditandsolditthroughtheHeraldtoaguywhocartedthelotoffinhistruckforuseathisbach.Wewere800betteroffDebbieenthuses.AttheendoftheirrenovationstheyalsomadeuseoftheirlocalResenePaintWisecollectioncentretorecyclethemanyemptypaintcontainerstheyhadaccrued.Morethan40ReseneColorShopswillacceptanyunwantedpaintorpaintcontainersnomatterwhatthebrandasmallchargeappliesfornon-Resenepaintandtrade.Soinanutshelltreatthefabricofyourhousejustlikeyoumightdoyourcontents.Re-sellrecyclere-usegivetoyourcommunityordisposeofresponsibly.Theenvironmentcertainlybenetsandsowillyourpocket.ReseneFreedomFormoreinformationontheResenePaintwiseserviceseewww.resene.co.nzpaintwise.htm.ReseneHalfPearlLusta121 goinggreenHoweverhigherenergyusagealsomeanswepayfortheprivilege.Computerslightingheatingandairconditioningnottomentionputtingthejugonforacuppaseveraltimesadayareallguaranteedtodrivepowerbillsup.Sowhataresomekeythingstoconsiderwhensettingupanenergy-efcienthomeofcethatwillkeepyoucomfortablewhiletakingcareofbusinessManageyourofceequipmentdiligentlyActivatesleepfeaturesoncomputerscopiersandothermachinescontrarytopopularbeliefscreensaversdonotsaveenergy.Ifyouvenishedforthedayswitcheverythingoffatthewall.LaptopsuselessenergyoverallthanadesktopcomputerasdoLCDatscreenmonitors.BeanEnergyStarEnergystarequipment-productsthatqualifyfortheglobalmarkofenergyefciencyincorporatesspecialpowermanagementfeaturestosaveenergy.Suchproductsuseapproximatelyhalftheamountofpowerofstandardequipment.LightenupSwitchtocompactuorescentlightbulbsCFLstheyuseaboutonefthoftheenergyofanordinarylightbulbandlastupto10timeslonger.Alsoconsiderusingtasklighting.Cleanlightbulbsandttingsregularlydirtanddustcanreduceoutputbyupto30.Re-userecycleDoyouhavesomewheretokeepyourpaperandcardboarduntilcollectiondayWhatdoyoudowithyouroldprintercartridgesWhatelsegetscastoffinthecourseofbusinessthatmightndagoodhomeelsewhereMaximumcomfortminimumenergyInsulatetopreventupto40ofyourheatescapingthroughceilingswallsandoorsandsealgapsinwindowsanddoorframes.Installaheatpumpthemostenergy-efcientonesreleaseuptothreeunitsofenergyinheatforeveryoneunitofelectricityconsumed.LayoutInvestingtimeandeffortintocreatinganefcientdesignandlayoutforyourhomeofcewillpayoffinthelongtermwhetheryourerearrangingthefurnitureorcreatinganewspace.Simplethingssuchaspositioningyourdesknearawindowtomaximisenaturallightandsunshineallhelptoreducepowercostsenergyconsumptionandultimatelygreenhousegasemissions.wordsJune-AnnRussellpicturecourtesyofDreamstimeThankstotechnologymanyofusenjoythefreedomandexibilityofworkingfromhome.savingtheworldstartsathome122 123 offtheshelfofftheshelfrrThewaterhyacinthContourDaybedfromYothakaInternationalCompanyLtdishandwoveninThailandandcomesinachoiceofnaturalchocolateandcharcoal.093033229www.perfectpieces.co.nzinthemoodMayTimesnewsummerrangeincludesthishand-paintedbotanicalresinoorlampinsoftgreys08006298463forstockistsReseneJimmyDeanReseneDoubleSeaFogReseneMoonbeam124 retroappealSleekminisystemsjustarentyourthingYoumightpreferthestyleandcharmofthiswoodenjukeboxwithcolouredLEDlights.IthousesanMP3playeraCDplayerandaradio093582726www.thelimit.co.nzexoticfruitMadefromsustainablematerialstheintelligentdesignofChristopherMetcalfsBolopensupwhenfruitisdroppedintoittocreateaneye-catchingfruitbowl.225fromEonDesignCentre093684860www.eon.co.nzReseneSublimesweetreposeMadeinNewZealandStolabedlinenis100linenandcomeswithpurecottonaccessoriesAvailablefromAllium095244242ReseneSpanishWhiteReseneSweetAs125 offtheshelffurniturewithattitudeCleansimplelinescharacterisetheVerdichairandsettee.Theyfeaturereversibleseatcushionsandremovablebackcushionsinfabricorleatherwithsolidwoodarmsandlegs0800807799www.kovacs.co.nzbambooisbackContemporarylinesdenethisbeautifullyhand-craftedbamboochestofdrawers.Withbambootakingjustsixyearstoreachmaturitytheresnoneedtodepletetheearthtofurnishyourlivingroomwww.futons.co.nzReseneSoulsocoolThecurvedlinesoftheSmegFab28Retrofridgeevoketheglamourandstyleofthe50s.Availableinbluecreamorangepastelbluepastelgreenpinkredsilverandblackwww.applico.co.nzReseneHalfSeaFog126 SPLASHBACKSWithaprofessionallydevelopedcolour-rangeandaninternationallytestedandprovenproductmakesureyoutalktoexpertsindecorativeglassandglazing.AucklandBayofPlentyWellingtonNelsonChristchurchDunedinSouthlandFreephone0800660001www.graphicglass.co.nzsittingsweetMadefrompowder-coatedsteelthe450mm-highFlyLowstoolisgreatforindoorsoroutdoors.Stainlesssteelversionavailableonrequestwww.etcher-systems.co.nzReseneLemonTwistpureenlightenmentGerman-madefromrecycledpolycarbonatetheBuddhalighthasanenergyefcienthalogenlampandcomesinninecolourswww.arenddesign.co.nzReseneGroovy Handsupthoseforwhomxeriscapingisanewterm.DevelopedinColoradoitsalandscapingapproachcentredaroundwater-consciousgardendesign.rocksthatwordsRachelMacdonaldpicturescourtesyofDcoRPebbleWaterinVermontMelbourneisapreciousresource.AndthatsnotconducivetogardensdesignedalongtraditionalEuropeanlinesandfeaturingowerbedsfullofbrightandthirstyexotics.Atthesametimetheanswerdoesnthavetobeasterileplant-freebackyard.ThisiswhathomeownerGeoffIleswasthinkingwhenhedecidedtotakealocalapproachtotransforminghistenniscourtintoamoreaestheticallypleasingoutdoorspace.CurrentwaterrestrictionshereareveryrigidsoIneededtoletgoofwater-thirstymainstreamgardenconcepts.HoweverIdidntseeitasaquestionofgivinganythingupitwasmoreaboutacknowledgingandembracingourbeautifulAustralianlandscapewhichisenrichedby128 magnicentdrought-tolerantorasaysGeoff.Thisgardenismydailyrelaxationbutitalsoremindsmetoappreciatethefragilenatureofourenvironment.Tomeitrepresentsreconciliationwiththeworldaroundus.Themake-overfeaturesthesevenbasicprinciplesofxeriscaping.Theseincludesensibleplanninganddesigncarefulsoilanalysispracticalgreenareaswhererequiredappropriateplantselectionefcientornoirrigationuseofmulchesandanappropriatelevelofmaintenance.InasensetheresultinglandscapeishereditaryitisasnapshotoftheAustralianbushcompletewithadrycreekbeddesignedtolookasthougharushingwatercoursehasdepositedthestonesandsettledthemin.PlantingfeaturesalargerangeoftoughdroughttolerantAustraliannativeplantssuchassilverbanksiaBanksiamarginatesilkypurple-agPatersoniasericeatassel-rushsmallcroweatropicalrhododendronDampierarosmarinifoliakidneyweedmagnoliaHeptapetawhiterootnativefuchsiaAustraliangrasstreeandmanymore.Anynon-nativeplantschosenrequirelessmaintenancewaterandfertiliserthanmanyoftheknownexoticspecies.IseeitaspromotingtheoftenundervaluedbeautyandpracticalityofAustralianorasaysGeoff.Inadditionitattractsnativewildlifeutilisesmulchingandcompostingandeliminatesmostweeds.TheoveralldesignuseslargequantitiesofAustralianlocalpebblesfromDcoRPebblewhicharequarriedunderlicenceforsustainability.GoulburnGold7mmareusedonthegardenpathsAussieBlack50mmontheriverbedandDelatite30-50mmand50-200mmaroundthetwogolfgreensaswellasRiveria20mmEttamogahRed20-40mm50-200mmandAussieSandstone40-100mm.Togethertheyworkaslawnreplacementmulchingandornamentaldecoration.SogivenhisdemandingandhecticlifestyleGeoffslittlecornerofseclusionworkswellforhim.Itdoesntrequirealotofmaintenanceitsnaturalformssetitwellawayfromtheconcretejungleanditstwogolfgreensmeanhecanpracticehisswingwheneverthemoodtakeshim.Whatsmorethearticialgrassofthosegreensisallthatremainsoftheoldtenniscourt.Ipracticemydrivefromtheupstairsbalconyhesays.IusesolidfoamballswhichcaneasilymakethedistanceifhitcorrectlypoliandusrivetheRe10inffstreellnskessalsatacustuarmathunog4mulGoesitgrodenyhetiliedsargbblGoeBaniverAlawakssngalgscthchReseneQuarterSolitaire129 fromyouheyHabitatCongratulationsThisletterhaswonitswriterthisissuesHeyHabitatbestletterprize.Wellbeintouch.WelookforwardtoreceivingyourlettersandqueriesandwouldparticularlyliketoseeanyweirdandwonderfulwaysyouhaveusedResenepaints.ThebestletterwillwinaGetDecoratingKitfromResene.MailusatHeyHabitatReseneHabitatMagazinePOBox38242WellingtonMailCentreNewZealandOremailadviceresene.co.nzwithHeyHabitatinthesubjectline.FromJohnIthoughtIdjustdropyoualineandtellyouastoryyoulllike.LastweekIspentaround500andthreedayspaintingourfrontfenceatthefrontofourhouse.MyneighboursaidMateitslookingprettygood.Ireckonyoullbeinforsomegrafti.WiththatIwentbacktoReseneinWairauParkandboughtsomeofyourmagicReseneUracryl.TocutalongstoryshortIwokeupthismorningtondgraftiallovermyfenceinbrightgreenpaint.Theydalsogotmyneighboursdowntheroad.IhadgreatpleasureinsimplycleaningmineoffusingReseneGrafttiCleanerandIhavetotellyouitlooksbrandnew.CheersandthankyouFromTracyMyhusbandandIhaverecentlyworkedontwoprojectsinourhomewhichhavebeenverysuccessfulandhavecostverylittle.TherstthereplacewasachievedusingReseneSandtex.Whenwemovedintoourhomethereplacewascuteenoughbuttheblueandcreamtileslookedoutofplace.Idecidedthatitwouldbeeasytopaintoverthetiles.MyhusbandmadethemistakeoftellingmeitwasimpossiblewhichformealwayscreatesagreatchallengeThelocalResenestaffassuredmethatIcouldgiveourreplaceamakeoverwiththehelpofsomeReseneWaterborneSmoothSurfaceSealer.OncethetileshadbeensealedIlledinthegapsbetweenthemasbestIcouldthenIboughtatestpotofReseneSandtexinReseneArmadillo.Iblobbedthepaintonusingamedium-sizedpaintbrushandamsothrilledwiththeeffect.Everyonewhovisitsthinkswevehaditplastered.Thesecondprojectwasthekitchenoor.Whenwemovedintothehousetherewasapatchunderandaroundtheovenwherethecoalrangehadobviouslyoncestood.Thesurfacewasanunevenmixtureofplasterandroughstone.Therestofthekitchenoorwaswoodenoorboards.Ourinitialplanwastotiletheoorbuttheexpenseandthetimeinvolvedfortheoortocurewasoff-putting.AswehaveagasovenitsoutofactionwhenwemoveitandtheprospectofbeingwithoutanovenforaweekormorewasnotagoodoneWethengotaquotetohavetheoorboardsmatchedwithdemolitiontimber.ImsurethenicemanwhocametoseeuswouldhavedoneafabulousjobbutIbaulkatspendingmorethan5000onwhatisbasicallyaverysmallpatchofoor.Andagainthetimeandtheinconveniencenottomentionthedustensuredthatwekeptputtingthejoboff...andoff.Intheendweemployedalovelystudenttochiptheoorareainquestiontoalevelsurfaceandthenmyhusbandgotapieceofhardboardcuttot.Asithappenedthehardboardttedsowellwedecidedtotakeapuntonpaintingittomatchthesurroundingwoodenoorboards.MyhusbandandIbothhaveartisticstreakssoheynothingventurednothinggained.Wecolour-matchedthewoodagainusingResenetestpotsChelseaGemHairyHeathFahrenheitandWoodBark.AddabitofVividmarkerfornailholesandvarnishandtherestishistory.Allinallthesetwoprojectsprobablycostusunder200.Wecouldeasilyhavespentwaymorethan5000achievingsimilarresultsbutwewouldnthavehadsomuchfun130