Layer up in wool: The Wool Company

Winter’s here so it’s time to invest in extra layers to keep warm, and wool is the best way to do it. The Wool Company produces garments from lingerie and socks to jackets and scarfs, each garment made sustainably in New Zealand with natural fibres. There is no better comfort from outside chaos than investing […]

Reinvent your wardrobe: Reinvent Boutique

Studies have shown that clothes (and other) shopping causes your brain to release serotonin, a chemical that makes you feel good. You will feel even better if by shopping you’re also helping to save the planet, and getting a bargain. At Reinvent Boutique, the friendly team believe in second chances. A pre-loved clothing boutique based […]

ring, ring, ring

The ring stack is a trend that is here to stay. It lets you freely customise, curate, and make your look your own. You can create a go-to stack for every day featuring versatile ring styles or change up your stack to match your different outfits and moods. Here are some suggestions from jewellery guru […]

Five times a week

Exercising regularly is good for people’s immune systems, with research suggesting that it may even lower the risk of upper respiratory infections, such as the common cold. ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie suggests that even 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week is enough to bring about benefits. He says exercise is beneficial […]

Roll on, roll off

Face rollers have risen in popularity for their promised healing properties and for giving your circulation a boost, but how do you decide which one to go for? From gua shas, to ice rollers, to sculpting massagers, supplementing your beauty regimen with one of these tools will help depuff, lift, and tone. Here are some […]

Men’s Muster to deliver serious health messages

Fancy a weekend away with the blokes? A chance for adventure, camaraderie, and male bonding? Then head to this year’s Men’s Muster Fiordland from 25 to 27 August. The name says it all. This is a weekend where men’s health issues will be to the fore, but there will also be plenty of activities to […]

Because your health matters: The Herb Centre

Good health allows us to enjoy life and get the most out of our days. But waking up feeling good every day is often something that can seem out of reach. Finding the right health advice and care is at times confusing and difficult. On a mission to change health outcomes in the community is […]

Raising awareness of men’s health

June has been Men’s Health Month and throughout New Zealand organisations, community groups and individuals have been working hard to ensure that all Kiwi men are supported and empowered to live healthier, happier, longer lives. One of these is the registered charity Men’s Health Trust, whose chair, Pulotu Selio Solomon, notes that from age 40 […]

Lamb shanks with garlic with rosemary

“This recipe was given to me by an old schoolmate. It is tried and true, a classic winter comfort dish.” Metropol editor Lynda Papesch. Ingredients Serves 4 ­­— Prep time 10 mins Cook time 3 hours 4 lamb shanks 2 cups beef stock 1 cup red wine Zest of 1 lemon 1/2 cup tomato puree […]

Great food and service: The Fine Lion

Imagine a local establishment that is as comfortable as your own living room, but possibly featuring a more interesting fitout. This establishment can provide every drink you can think of, and offers a range of food, whether full meals or snacks, to suit your every fancy. When the weather is cool, it is cosy and […]