$30 million urgent funding needed for cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Limited (CCRL) has four months to find the project a new funding pathway, or it will be “mothballed” indefinitely. Chair of CCRL Mark Stewart announced, early in April, that the group has until August this year to secure a funding pathway to reinstate the iconic cathedral, largely destroyed in the 2011 […]

Museum redevelopment ramps up

Canterbury Museum’s epic redevelopment journey is ticking off the milestones with more big strides ahead in the next couple of months. Canterbury Museum Trust Board Chair David Ayers says the $205 million redevelopment of the Rolleston Avenue buildings will deliver a world-class 21st century museum that celebrates people and place. “The redevelopment has given us […]

Gathering big ideas: Ross Steele of Te Pae Christchurch

Ōtautahi Christchurch is a city that punches well above its weight on the international stage on many fronts. This is not by coincidence. It is hard mahi and collaboration between various organisations with common interests that drive success for our city. Te Pae Christchurch, in collaboration with ChristchurchNZ and educational institutions such as the University […]

Feeling your age: Connect Chiropractic

“If you would seek health, look first to the spine.” – Socrates Ageing is an inevitability, yet the rate at which it occurs certainly is not. We all know 40-year-olds who look and function like they’re 60, we all know 60-year-olds who look and function like they’re 40. Why is that? “We are all a […]

The Oreo effect

As Coco Chanel said, sometimes the beauty of colour is the absence of it. Well known in a work wardrobe, and easily teamed with luxe accessories for a glam night out, the ways to wear black and white are continual. In patterned shirting and dresses or arranged on top of one another for a bold […]

Trending hair styles

A hair makeover is an easy way to up-style your look, and keep up with current trends. Whether you want a subtle change, or a completely new look, both cut and colour can help achieve these.Several styles wowed on the catwalks at the Paris Fashion Week AW24 shows, including the butterfly cut, shaggy bangs, and […]

Shades of silver and grey: V for Hair

When regrowth keeps creeping up on you, you might feel it is time to embrace the grey. Just because you have silver hair coming in, and you want to go grey gracefully, doesn’t mean it has to be a silver colour,” says Vicki Ogden-O’Fee of V for Hair and Beauty. The team are experts in […]

Fine footwear specialists: Mikko Men’s

Combining quality, comfortable footwear sourced from leading European shoemakers with local values and a love for their customers, Mikko Shoes is growing as a go-to in the industry. The Mikko team sat down with their founder, Michaela Longstaff, to discuss Mikko Men’s, Christchurch’s newest dedicated men’s footwear retailer, and what’s new for their first winter […]

Book it in: Mickey Raes

The cooler months are a time to break out the knitting needles, jigsaw puzzles, and books, and rug up warm inside. If craft of any sort takes your fancy, in Hanmer all roads lead to Mickey Raes, a treasure trove of creative ideas. Owner Wendy Lamont has been supplying customers with their craft needs, haberdashery, […]

Radical acceptance with Kirsten Ellis

Moving forward is an impossibly heavy task after losing a partner. For Kirsten Ellis, it became the only way out of losing herself to grief. Soon, she would become a business scholarship award-winner and triple her business’ revenue, all while navigating parenthood alone. She tells Metropol Deputy Editor Nina Tucker how. Losing her husband Austin […]