Di­ver­sity in House & Garden Tour

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Some of Auck­land’s stand­out homes will open their doors to the pub­lic next month as part of the coun­try’s big­gest char­ity house tour.

The NZ House & Garden Tours give the chance to look in­side 11 of Auck­land’s great­est homes and gar­dens, in aid of the Can­cer So­ci­ety of New Zealand and Look Good Feel Bet­ter.

NZ House & Garden ed­i­tor Sally Dug­gan says the homes in this year’s tour show the rich di­ver­sity of style avail­able in big city liv­ing.

‘‘Va­ri­ety is the spice of life and this year we have ev­ery­thing from a former church that has been turned into a vi­brant fam­ily home; to a fully cer­ti­fied pas­sive home; to a lux­u­ri­ous bells and whis­tles man­sion.’’

The fundrais­ing event, now in its fifth year, raises money for the two char­i­ties to help re­duce the in­ci­dence and im­pact of can­cer as well as pro­mote the con­fi­dence and well-be­ing of women un­der­go­ing treat­ment.

Homes from the east­ern and cen­tral sub­urbs will be on show in the hope of push­ing the to­tal funds raised since the event started, in 2009, to close to $1 mil­lion.

‘‘As al­ways we are im­mensely grate­ful to the gen­er­ous homeowners who are open­ing their homes to sup­port such a won­der­ful cause,’’ Ms Dug­gan says.

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