Showing respect and care: Manaakitanga Funeral Services Limited

Manaakitanga Funeral Services Limited was established in July 2021 covering Waitaha. It is the only Māori funeral company centralised in Christchurch. Funeral Director Betsy Williams is the kaitiaki of Manaakitanga Funeral Services. Of Ngāi Tahu descent, she is a well-known identity amongst a number of iwi. It is not uncommon for Betsy to receive a […]

Grieving with dignity: S.I. Funeral Services Limited

Experiencing the loss of a loved one can leave you in shock and unsure of what you need to do. Contacting a funeral director can relieve some of this stress. Charlie McKenzie of SI Funerals says that many times after his initial contact with family members, they thank him for taking so much stress from […]

Care and compassion: Simplicity Funerals

Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be one of the hardest things someone will ever experience. At such a difficult time it is comforting to be offered care and compassion through the professional experience of qualified funeral directors. The team of Jamie, Mike, Nick and Nina at Simplicity Funerals, Christchurch all have […]

A dynamic team: Ray White Rangiora

From residential to lifestyle, small to large, heels to gumboots, they have it covered! The dynamic real estate mother and daughter duo, Marijke and Amy Sheppard, are a driving force in providing that next level of service, commitment and professionalism. It is not often you find team members so in tune, their personalities complementing each other while […]

Celebrate in style: The George

From a romantic proposal to a wonderful occasion – The George is here to guide you on the journey and to help make wonderful memories. You’ve got the ring, now pop the question. Planning a proposal can be daunting, let us help you plan the perfect moment. Whether you’re after a restaurant, private dining venue, […]

Leading the way: Te Pae

The biggest, the brightest, the best. The superlatives keep rolling in for Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, the Garden City’s new state-of-the-art events venue. Now open and fully operational, it is firmly cementing its place as a world leader in conference destinations, design and delivery. Already drawing a host of national and international conventions to […]

From the editor: 4 August 2022

Recyclable paper You may notice that this issue of Metropol is on gloss paper. Unfortunately the world-wide paper shortage has caught up with our printer, and our usual matt paper did not arrive in time for this issue. Rest assured, the gloss paper is recyclable. We will be back to matt which is also recyclable […]

Baroque music extravaganza

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will perform a selection of the most exciting and beautiful works of the baroque era in Christchurch, at the James Hay Theatre on 26 August. Extravaganza features works by 17th Century baroque masters Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Pietro Locatelli and Jean-Baptiste Lully, ground-breaking composer Claude Bablon and Romantic era violin virtuoso Niccolò […]

Key to our city

For three years now, Ross Steele has had the task of bringing Te Pae Christchurch to the attention of the rest of the world, especially those in the market for conferences. Metropol editor Lynda Papesch checks in to see what he’s been up to. Responsible for successfully marketing Te Pae Christchurch as an international conferences, […]

Fortune favours the bold

Whatever age or stage of life, starting up your own business is not for the faint-hearted. While the autonomy of self-employment tempts many, it takes a lot of pluck to swap job security for the unknowns of going it alone. For Kerry Jackson, founder of M.M Linen, it was a challenge she was up for. […]