The Influencers: Leeann Watson

Happy new year Already 2022 is shaping up to be another year of change, with central government policies tackling immediate economic headwinds such as our slow economic bounce-back, immigration, a slowing China, tourism and inflation. Other big issues will be climate change, industrial relations and three waters reforms, the overhaul of the RMA, and the […]

The Influencers: John Bridgman

A busy year ahead Rounding out 2021 with the opening of Te Pae Christchurch was fantastic, and now the team at Ōtākaro Limited is looking forward to showing you what is inside. Come and see this amazing new venue during our upcoming public open day, on Sunday 13 February. Thousands of people turned out for […]

The Influencers: Peter Townsend

Look after others What a bizarre year 2021 was. In its aftermath, many of us, during some well-deserved and much needed time out, will have reflected on the year past, and what it has meant to us all. Very few would have anticipated the way things played out. The race to vaccinate as many as […]

What are the best online casinos in New Zealand?

For those who live in or around Christchurch, enjoying a lifestyle that makes them happy and fulfilled is a must. This is often a mixture of different things which combine to make life pleasurable and satisfying. Carving out a career in a sector you are passionate about is a good example, as is enjoying the […]

From the editor: 16 December

Another year is ending and a new one will soon begin. Who knows how 2022 will pan out, but whatever life throws at Kiwis they will adapt, deal with it and come out stronger. Ours is a nation built on a pioneering spirit that still endures, despite recent tough times and all that has been […]

Celebrating Christmas

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and Christmas means different things to different people. Metropol asked a few of our well-known locals about what it means to them. Lianne Dalziel Christchurch City Mayor Lianne Dalziel plans to spend her Christmas in town catching up with family. “I may slip away for a few days afterwards, […]

Check into Isolation Hotel

Cantabrians are encouraged to put themselves in the frame in a new exhibition at Canterbury Museum. Isolation Hotel is a unique, immersive art experience by Auckland artist Heather Straka, brought to Christchurch by the museum in collaboration with SCAPE Public Art. Visitors to the exhibition will check in to a specially-constructed set designed to evoke […]

Bringing the show to you

Last week TVNZ viewers may have seen Christchurch-based reporter Ali Pugh in a special programme, The New Zealand Agricultural Show. She talks to Metropol about the feelgood and educational aspects of agricultural and pastoral shows. Broadcaster Ali Pugh has been presenting and reporting for TVNZ for more than 10 years. These days the mother of […]

Holiday art and culture

With two new exhibitions, The Moon and the Manor House and Leaving for Work, visitors to Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū this summer can enjoy a mix of new acquisitions and old favourites presented in a new context. The Moon and the Manor House showcases the aesthetic and arts and crafts movements of […]

Fencing batten breakthrough: Ricoh

Wool is just one of the ‘secret ingredients’ in a new Kiwi-made fencing batten which is also completely recyclable at the end of its life. The Styx Batten SE represents a fresh approach to fencing for farmers, along with strong reassurance that New Zealand innovation is thriving. Using a polymer blended with wool fibre, and […]