Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Celebrate Mother’s Day - NZ House & Garden style

23 April, 2007

Celebrate Mother’s Day - NZ House & Garden style

This month the mother of editorial director Michal McKay opens her home to the readers of NZ House & Garden in a special Mother’s Day issue.

Paddy Walker’s tropical Rarotongan home suggests elegance is in the genes. Like her daughter, Paddy prefers a peaceful palette of calming whites which go well with the breathtaking lush flora and fauna of her lagoon-edge retreat.

“My mother is my guide, mentor and friend,” says editorial director Michal McKay, who attributes her obsession with style to her mother.

“We all have fond memories of treasured times spent with our mothers, moments that in hindsight have often shaped our futures. I invite readers to share with us in celebrating Mother’s Day with a selection of inspired ideas from the creative team at NZ House & Garden.”

Make any mother feel special this Mother’s Day with a handmade gift. Or celebrate Mother with a family gathering held in her honour. This month’s issue of NZ House & Garden will show you how to do both with ease and panache. There’s a delectable menu of easy-to-make afternoon-tea treats and gift ideas that you can recreate, including recycled paint cans filled with herbs, repackaged garden bulbs in a personalised paper bag and different paperweights made from glass-top tins and family photos.

The NZ House & Garden May issue is a Mother’s Day treat in itself - its pages are filled with inspiring homes and gardens from around the country, including a stunning Queenstown home built on a historic sheep station, the garden of the dramatic Lanarch Castle in Dunedin and an award-winning Hamilton home which represents its owner’s artistic and architectural professions.

The May issue of NZ House & Garden is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day. It is on sale from Monday April 23 and retails for $8.90. Visit for more ideas and inspiration.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: NZSQ Conclude National Tour With ‘Release’ Programme

The NZSQ concluded their national tour in Wellington with a three-part programme, the triumphant final installment of which was entitled ‘Release.’ It included three pieces representing radical musical innovation... More>>

Howard Davis: The Show Must Go On - ‘La Traviata’ Opening Night Wobbles
Casting problems have beset ‘La Traviata’ since its first performance in March 1853 at Venice’s La Fenice opera house. Sadly, Saturday night’s premiere at Wellington’s newly-restored St James Theatre proved no different... More>>

Howard Davis: Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune - A Brief History

So many elements of Herbert’s novel have since become tropes of popular SciFi that Villeneuve’s film sometimes seems deceptively derivative. What makes all this nonsense essential viewing is his astonishing visual sensibility. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which has been republished by Te Papa press. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland