Fashion with Kate Sylvester

Top New Zealand fashion designer Kate Sylvester was in Christchurch this month to launch her Gloria Gloria Autumn Winter 24 collection. Metropol Editor Lynda Papesch talks with her about trends, tailoring, and telling a tale with textiles. Surrounded by a sea of teal and orange, denim blues, plum, and cherry red, fashion icon Kate Sylvester […]

Getting to know Gilbert Enoka

A young Gilbert Enoka stared out to the world, a challenging childhood and an ‘other.’ Later, he would become the man behind the minds of successful international sporting team, the All Blacks. Metropol Deputy Editor Nina Tucker dives into his world.  The Game Gilbert’s tenure as a mental skills coach spans 23 years, 304 tests, […]

Songwriting veteran: Graham Nash

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash is preparing to perform his latest album, Now, at the Isaac Theatre Royal on 3 March. Metropol writer Daniella Judge catches up with him to reminisce, and hear his views about the music industry’s evolution. Graham Nash started his musical odyssey in the United Kingdom, […]

Recipe for retail: Becky Dennison

Few people pursue opening their own retail store, and even fewer do so during a pandemic. Metropol Deputy Editor Nina Tucker chats with thriving fashion retailer Becky Dennison to discover how she fulfilled her childhood dream. Picture a young Becky standing behind her roadside flower shop, filled with blooms from her parent’s garden. Or, foraging […]

Bruce Ullrich: The man, the legacy

With the launch of his captivating, historically rich, autobiography ‘My Arena’, Bruce Ullrich, OBE, relives some of our proudest moments, such as the 1974 Commonwealth Games. Metropol writer Natalia Macrides-Pantos reports. One lives a life of limited innings, so why not go for the six? When you’re Bruce Ullrich you simply roll up your sleeves […]

Kaylee Bell is killing it

Holding the reigning title of ‘Most Streamed Female Country Artist for Australasia,’ Kaylee Bell tells Metropol writer Daniella Judge about how she forged an electrifying career in country music. If you attended any of Ed Sheeran’s Mathematics tour shows in Aotearoa, Kaylee Bell will be no stranger, opening for the much-loved singer songwriter. Known for […]