January 5-11 2013 Issue 3791

by Listener Archive / 27 December, 2012
<h3>COVER STORY</h3> <h4>Mad about the house</h4>


Mad about the house - The most surprising Kiwis are joining the DIY trend - and finding new home renovation rules

In this week's issue, the Kiwi tradition of doing home renovations is going gangbusters, writes Jane Clifton, but many aspiring DIYers are finding it's not as simple as it once was. Also in this issue, photographs bring home world events in a way that even great writing cannot - check out the year in pictures; and Karl Du Fresne tours the towns and iconic places that feature in American song titles.

The building society

2012: The year in pictures

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