Sculpture on the Peninsula

After a 20-year run, the team behind the dream of the late Geoff Swinard has decided to call it quits. Back in 2000 when Geoff decided to host a sculpture exhibition in his Governors Bay garden, sell the works and donate the proceeds to Cholmondeley Children’s Centre he could not have known that he would […]

Taking centre stage

Christchurch-raised comedian and actor Chris Parker had a big year in 2021, winning Celebrity Treasure Island and adapting to a new way of working and creating throughout multiple lockdowns. Chris has an exciting year ahead, kicking things off with his nationwide tour this February. Growing up in Canterbury, Chris developed a love of performing from […]

What’s on at the Isaac Theatre Royal

The Isaac Theatre Royal stands as a monument to everything that is good in our community. Signing up for membership supports the theatre and enables members to gain exclusive offers. Made in Canterbury 2022: March 24 – 27 2022 After the success of the inaugural Made in Canterbury in 2021, the festival is back for […]

Things to do in Oamaru

A trip to Oamaru is in easy striking distance for Cantabrians. Located 249km south of Christchurch, it’s a distance that takes a little over 3 hours to drive, and offers a wide range of adventure, nature, food, accommodation and attraction options. Here are some suggestions from Metropol while you’re in the neighbourhood. Visit the Victorian […]

Experience the thrill: Hanmer Springs

Often thought of as a relaxing escape, Hanmer Springs also offers a world of adventure and adrenaline. Just a 90-minute, scenic drive from Christchurch awaits weekend fun for the whole family, with a huge selection of activities that are sure to thrill. Leap into 2022 with some heart racing fun and head to the beautiful […]

The wedding of your dreams: Amuri Estate

With panoramic views of the stunning mountains, and spacious areas for wining and dining, Amuri Estate offers the dream setting for your most special day. Just 10 minutes out of Hanmer Springs and only 90 minutes from Christchurch, Amuri Estate is the perfect destination to escape, relax and celebrate. A luxury destination with a welcoming […]

Your ideal agent: Karen Glassey

Buying or selling property is a stressful business. The marketing and negotiating process can be an anxious time for vendors, which is why expert guidance from an agent is crucial. Paramount to a successful buy or sell is to find an agent prepared to walk beside you every step of the way and smooth every […]

Ransomware risks

CERT NZ is urging Kiwi organisations to tighten up the way they enable remote working for staff to avoid a ransomware attack. Government cyber security agency, CERT NZ says the majority of ransomware attacks occur through poorly configured remote access systems, which businesses use to allow staff to access systems from outside the office. While […]

Carbon Zero hospital unveiled

Forté Hospital in Christchurch has been named New Zealand’s first Toitū carbonzero certified hospital. Forté Hospital operates out of Forté Health, a health precinct built in 2013 in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes. The hospital, which operates out of one of New Zealand’s most environmentally-friendly buildings, has been certified carbonzero by Toitū Envirocare. “Sustainability […]

Bring on the bands

Hairstyling can be a bad morning’s worst nightmare. Having a few headband options will help achieve a bouncy, effortless look when your hair just isn’t co-operating. From sparkling embellishments to classy black velvet, a headband will glamorise your look while keeping flyaways at bay. Headbands made a comeback after Miuccia Prada spotlighted the accessory in […]