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Schist stone pillars, dark-painted weatherboards and a strong symmetry enhance the visual drama of this new Waikanae house built by David Reid Homes. Photo Credit: Paddy Riley Photography.

Schist stone pillars, dark-painted weatherboards and a strong symmetry enhance the visual drama of this new Waikanae house built by David Reid Homes.

Home located on a small farm on the Coromandel Peninsula by Herbst Architects.Their brief: "interiors of old shearing sheds and materials that were cracked, rusted, scratched and bashed." Photo Credit: Patrick Reynolds.

Home located on a small farm on the Coromandel Peninsula by Herbst Architects.Their brief: "interiors of old shearing sheds and materials that were cracked, rusted, scratched and bashed.

Jarvis family 'Living Building' home at Taylor's Mistake, Christchurch. Designed by Craig Jarvis.

Eco friendly home - Architectural designer Craig Jarvis has designed a home for himself and his family for the international Living Buildings Challenge.

Sir Ian Athfield, Ath's home and work place  on the side of the hill in Khandallah. Photo Credit: Grant Sheehan.

Sir Ian Athfield, Ath's home and work place on the side of the hill in Khandallah.

Public Toilets, Matakana Island.

Public Toilets, Matakana Island.

Blind Bay House, Great Barrier Island. An off-grid house with living spaces that filter nature rather than oppose it by David Loughlin.

An off-grid house with living spaces that filter nature rather than oppose it by David Loughlin.

A rework of a former State House in the suburb of Westmere by CCM Architects.

Architect Guy Cleverley has blended elements of old and new into the renovation of this state house, creating a unique contemporary home in the process.

Whare Kai, Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae, Unitech, Auckland by Kay and Keys Architects. Photo Credit: Greg Kempthorne.

Whare Kai, Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae, Unitech, Auckland by Kay and Keys Architects.

Manukau City Council Chambers, a 45 year old building by Neville H. Price & Associates that still manages to have a contemporary look and feel about it. Laid out on what had previously been paddocks, Price’s Council Building separated an Administration block from a circular structure housing the Council Chamber and Committee Rooms.

Manukau City Council Chambers, a 45 year old building by Neville H. Price & Associates that still manages to have a contemporary look and feel about it. Laid out on what had previously been paddocks, Price’s Council Building separated an Administration block from a circular structure housing the Council Chamber and Committee Rooms.

'Rawhiti Bach' by Studio of Pacific Architecture.

Rawhiti Bach in New Zealand by Studio Pacific Architecture - Homeli

Rosa Henderson's Earthship (a type of passive solar house made of natural and recycled materials) Christchurch.

Rosa Henderson's Earthship (a type of passive solar house made of natural and recycled materials) Christchurch.

Patio vista (off the main living area) clifftop home in Auckland by Xsite Architects.

Spectacular Clifftop House in Auckland by Xsite Architects

On Friday, 24 June 2016 the last bottle of Tui beer rolled off the old production line at the Mangatainoka Brewery. It opened in 1889 and in 1931 as the factory expanded, a 7-storey brew tower (seen in the background) was built so brewers could use gravity to turn malt into beer.

On Friday, 24 June 2016 the last bottle of Tui beer rolled off the old production line at the Mangatainoka Brewery. It opened in 1889 and in 1931 as the factory expanded, a 7-storey brew tower (seen in the background) was built so brewers could use gravity to turn malt into beer.

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