Home, Garden & DIY
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Magazines in print
Where do I find the magazines?
The Central and branch libraries hold a range of magazines on home, gardening, DIY and related topics. In the Central Library the magazines can be found in the magazines section on the first floor, and in the branches on the magazine stands.
Here are links into the catalogue for just a few of our most popular home, gardening and DIY magazines (ordered by subject and with an option to find all magazines in a particular subject). Enjoy!
Food & Wine
- The Garden
- Gardens Illustrated
- Kitchen Garden
- New Zealand Gardener
- Organic NZ
- Search for all Gardening magazines
Homes & Interior design
- Country Living
- Good Housekeeping
- Ideal Home
- NZ House & Garden
- Your Home & Garden
- Search for all Homes & Interior design magazines
Sewing & Craft
- Australian Quilters Companion
- Scrapbooking Memories
- Sew News
- Threads : for people who love to sew
- Search for all Sewing & Craft magazines
Woodwork & DIY
Online databases & articles
The library has several online subscriptions. Remember you will need to enter your library card to access these links. In The Oxford Companion to the Garden.
Full-text versions of several magazines are available through the EBSCO database, including:
- Australian house & garden
- Mother Earth News
- Rodale's Organic Life
- Organic Gardening
- Vegetarian Times
(If you are accessing this page from a non-library computer you will need to login with your library card details before these links will work for you.)
Home & DIY:
NZ Domestic History
|Brick, paver, tile laying||693|
|Colour in interior
|Cost & Standard
|Curtains and Blinds||646.21|
|Decks & Patios||721.84, 690.184 & 690.89|
|Fences & Gates||717|
|Garden Design &
& selling NZ
|Kitchens||747.797 & 643.3|
|Sustainable living||333.72, 363.7, 640|
|Tiles in interior
(Or try this Sustainable Living Catalogue Search)
The majority of Gardening books are located 635 but some books are found in other areas.
|Orchards & fruits||634|
|Pests & diseases||632 & 635.049|
|Trees||635.977 & 582.16|
Gardening Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
- Property search
- WCC Property services overview
The Council can help you with a range of building information needs and requirements. Have a look here for an overview.
- Building Research Association of New Zealand
BRANZ is an independent and impartial research, testing, consulting and information company providing resources for the building industry.
- New Zealand Legislation
This site contains New Zealand Acts, Bills, and Regulations. You can read and download any of these free of charge.
- Resource Consents
Any development, subdivision or other proposed use of a site must be assessed against the Council's District Plan. The District Plan contains rules about different types of activities in different parts of the city. Anything not permitted by the Plan requires a resource consent, which will be for either a land-use consent or a subdivision consent. Find out more information here.
Wellington City Council has information regarding sustainable building to help homeowners, tenants, commercial property owners, architects, developers and builders make Wellington's buildings more sustainable.
- WCC archives overview, including family history, rates books, publications, rating and valuation records
- Building Act 2004.
This page is written and maintained by library staff. Our aim is to keep you informed about the home and garden collection at the library and to highlight parts of the collection which may interest you. We'd be pleased to hear from you about this page - you can email us with any feedback.