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The Danish Connection

Growing up in New Zealand, neither Peter Smith nor his wife, Nina, dreamt that close Danish connections would ultimately lead to business success. WORDS MONIQUE...

The Hutchinson Group – We Like To Move

The first in a mini-series on The Hutchinson Group, who believe, ‘The world deserves to be looked after better by all of us.’ Monique Balvert-O’Connor takes a look round the first of the family-owned group’s two businesses: The Relocatable House Co.

Mark Cashmore – Creating The Dream

Mark Cashmore, property, landscape and pool designer, talks us through the transformation of a sixties split home into a classy beachside haven.

Andrea and Duncan Ritchie – Ponsonby to Papamoa

Laura McLennan meets two imports, Andrea and Duncan Ritchie, who bring skill, passion, and magic to the Bay.

Go, Team Lysaght!

Lysaght are engineers, surveyors and land development consultants. They are involved in some of the region's most exciting projects.
Mt Maunganui, EVES, Realty Group, community

EVES – Making It Home

Do you know who supports your children’s hockey club, or the surf club that keeps us safe in the waves, or the art exhibition you enjoyed with your family?

DCA Architects – A Higher Plane

Having sound architectural credentials is a given when you’ve been in business for 21 years. Interviewing the two partners at DCA Architects in Rotorua, I am on the hunt for the thing that sets them apart from their peers.

New Zealand Mānuka Group – Seaweed and Mānuka

These unlikely partners are enriching the land and economy of the East Cape, thanks to New Zealand Mānuka Group.

Hunter Furniture – In Store Style

UNO. stylist, Kath McDonald, refreshes your spring look at Hunter Furniture, Owens Place, opposite Bayfair.

Yolande King – Questions To Ask Your Real Estate Agent

SELLING YOUR HOME? Our newest UNO. columnist, Yolande King from EVES Real Estate shows you where to start.

The Design Depot styles Two Men and a Dog

Wesley Vorster, Nic Louw, and their bulldog have turned a mechanic’s workshop into a luxurious home for two men and their dog.

Peter Kageyama – Love Your City

Peter Kageyama loves cities, and people. And he knows how to get the best out of people to make cities great. Peter is invited to talk to local governments all over the world, because he really, really knows his stuff.