From the editor: 9 December

Counting down the days December always seems an unusually busy month with business and office parties, putting in extra hours leading up to taking a festive break and sorting out what to do with children when schools end for the year. This is a time when the adage ‘keep calm and carry on’ may be […]

A woman with strong designs

Multi award-winning Christchurch designer Angelique Armstrong talks to Metropol editor Lynda Papesch about juggling work, family and her ongoing love affair with interior design. A love of art was the catalyst for Angelique Armstrong to dive headlong into the world of interior design. A decade on from starting her own business, she’s well and truly […]

Take your seats

The Court Theatre’s Ryman Healthcare 2022 Season is packed with a wide selection of home-grown and international productions not to be missed. Chief Executive Barbara George says though the world continues to change around us, The Court Theatre remains for the benefit and enjoyment of its audiences. “This season is particularly special as it reflects […]

Exciting new public art

Feminist statements, sparkling clouds, botanical specimens, melting pens, interactive elements, floating objects and more are all part of the exciting new SCAPE Public Art on now in Christchurch. The public art season opened last month and runs until January 14 next year. Eight new artworks from leading international and local artists are included, along with […]

The Influencers: John Bridgman

New centre opening Christmas has come a little early at Ōtākaro as we get to open Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre on December 17. At close to $450m, this facility represents the Government’s single biggest contribution to the regeneration of the central city, and we are excited about letting people inside. With capacity to host […]

The Influencers: Boyd Warren

Accolades and advice Ka rawe te mahi to the finalists and winners in the Westpac Champion Business Awards! Also ngā mihi nui to The Chamber for producing Aotearoa’s best business awards. It’s fantastic to see another crop of Canterbury businesses showcasing innovation and leadership. Many finalists have a focus on improved social and environmental outcomes, […]

The Influencers: Leeann Watson

Turning a corner As I write my final Metropol column of the year, the last 12 months seem to have flown by. While 2021 has not been without its challenges, it is a source of great pride that the Canterbury business community continues to be seen as one of the most connected, collaborative and resilient […]

The Influencers: Lianne Dalziel

Getting a green light With the countdown to Christmas, many of us are looking forward to time off, and catching up with friends and family. This Christmas though is going to be different than in the past because it will be the first under the new Covid-19 Protection Framework – traffic lights as well as […]

From the editor: 25 November

Summer festivals have lift-off Government backing for large summer events brings some financial certainty towards ensuring fun out and about in the coming months. Numerous Christchurch events are already canned or postponed because organisers became daunted with the prospect of suffering huge financial losses, due to Covid-19. The new Events Transition Support Scheme aims to […]

A date with destiny: Sally Pomeroy

An obsession with buying a home since the age of 14, realising that dream at 24, marrying a builder and sharing a love of architecture and design, trips overseas to study the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, and building a home. It is obvious Sally Pomeroy had a date with destiny when she became a […]