Our little blue Santa has a great many surprises left in his collection to give away. Today our Pukeko wants to give you a chance to win a six-month subscription to the NZ House & Garden Magazine. Keep an eye out on the noticeboard for the secret codeword and enter it into our giveaway page.
The Sunday Star-Times is looking into the rise of transportable/ kit-set/ pre fabricated homes. The upsides are build-efficiency, quality of design, and cost. The downsides appear to be land supply, red-tape with council and difficulty getting lending from banks. If you're willing to share your experience - good or bad - email firstname.lastname@example.org, otherwise leave a comment. Is there an aspect of transportable housing you'd like us to enquire about for you?
A proposal has been recommended to council to build a new $44m library at the corner of Halifax and Trafalgar St - replacing the old Elma Turner Library which has been on Halifax St since 1989.
Council will meet on Thursday to discuss the proposal, along with four other renovation and rebuild possibilities.
What are your thoughts on the proposal? What would you like to see happen?
Let us know in the comments section below.