From the editor: 12 May 2022

Yeah nah! Last week’s Budget injected the biggest government spend in New Zealand’s history into the economy, but is it enough? Reality is that the pie is only so big, and there is never enough to go around all the needy. Some of the new initiatives will help business, however, much more will be needed […]

Chasing the chain

Come this October, Christchurch will vote in a new mayor. Metropol editor Lynda Papesch catches up with sitting councillor Phil Mauger, about his tilt at the mayoralty. A keen desire to improve how ratepayers perceive the Christchurch City Council, and also to bring about innovative change are two of the motives driving local businessman Phil […]

Whipped cream with knives

Coming to the Arts Centre’s Great Hall is A Little Night Music, promising to be an evening of theatre that is filled with surprising liaisons and long-simmering passion. With a cast that is both loved and familiar to Christchurch audiences, the show is not one to miss. The show is set in a weekend country […]

A real estate perspective: NAI Harcourts

The last two years of upheaval have given ample time for reflection. Covid-19 has spotlighted our lifestyles and values, and brought our own mortality into sharp relief. One aspect of our lives we are reconsidering en masse is how we make a living, and the effect the making of that living has on us and […]

The marketing tool you need: Metros Marketing

An incredibly effective email marketing tool that not enough businesses are utilising is EDM, or Electronic Direct Mail. There are big benefits for using EDMs, and a few tricks to making them super effective. Whether it’s a promotion, a company update, or a newsletter, it is important that EDMs are sent out in a timely […]

A practical focus on moving forward: Ricoh

Work is about what you do, not where you do it. Changes to workstyles and workplaces have been accelerated by external factors and the requirements for businesses to support their employees have changed with them. Helping businesses move forward locally is Ricoh NZ Christchurch. “We take time to understand your business, your people and your […]

Hitting local fairways

With around 400 courses, New Zealand is one of the most affordable and accessible places in the world to play golf. Every year, about 500,000 people choose to play golf for a variety of reasons. It’s a game for everyone, inclusive for all ages, genders and skill levels. Being outside in nature and playing golf […]

Help conserve Putaringamotu: Riccarton Bush

A remarkable 7.8-hectare remnant Kahikatea forest, situated just 3km from the Christchurch City centre, Pūtaringamotu/Riccarton Bush needs your help. Open free to the public during daylight hours, the bush includes almost 900 metres of flat, relatively accessible tracks. Home to numerous native birds such as kereru, korimako, pīwakawaka and riroriro, and to many native insects […]

From the editor: 12 May 2022

Give it time Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither has the rebuild of Christchurch been an overnight journey, or even a six month project. Ten years after the shattering earthquakes that devastated it, parts of the Garden City are still eyesores, with boarded up businesses, homes fallen into complete disrepair and red zones becoming […]

Dinosaur rEvolution now on

The dinosaurs’ secrets of survival are now on show for Cantabrians in a new exhibition at the Canterbury Museum. Developed in Australia by Gondwana Studios, Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival showcases recent discoveries that have revolutionised the way we picture dinosaurs. Scientists traditionally thought dinosaurs looked like lizards, with smooth scaly skin coloured in greys, […]