Photographic works of art: Emma Steel Photography

Multi-award-winning photographer Emma Steel is focused on creating works of fine art that are unique, beautiful, and as full of emotion as any painting. Finding Your Key won a Silver Award at the NZIPP Awards (New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography). Emma explains it began with one thought. “Go for what makes your heart sing, […]

Capturing rugged beauty: Village Art

Resident artist at Village Art, Struan Macdonald uses oils as his medium of choice. Specialising in landscapes, his work captures the ruggedness and drama of New Zealand’s wilderness. In a new painting, Struan captures the beauty of Mt Sefton. “Of particular interest to me here was the softened sunlight reflecting off the snow-covered mountainside, as […]

Planting an idea: Bloomscape

You can’t buy happiness but you can buy plants, and that’s basically the same thing says the team at Bloomscape. If you have a passion for plants, look no further for your source of beautiful, affordable houseplants, and everything you’ll need to make them thrive. Both the Kaiapoi and the online stores carry a stunning […]

A gallery of gold: Windsor Gallery

Windsor Gallery, a contemporary gallery with an emphasis on larger artworks. The reputation built from more than a century’s service to art is widely recognised within the corporate sector, with the gallery supplying a large volume of artworks into hospitals, retirement villages and hotels. Its multi award-winning custom picture framing service means clientele can consult […]

Full of special treasures: Pot Pourri

Discover the extensive array of beautiful homewares, fashion, gifts and local delights at Pot Pourri. Located on beautiful Akaroa’s main road, the cosy store is stocked with a combination of contemporary and classic items, as well as the latest trending gifts and homewares. For the perfect spot of weekend shopping, Pot Pourri offers choice with […]

Keeping tabs on screen time

Keeping track of the amount of digital screen time your family clocks up, especially teens and younger children, can be a tricky thing for even the most vigilant of parents. Metropol’s gadget guru Ian Knott takes a look at one option designed to make it simple. You know how it goes, teenagers jumping from one […]