No luck to it: Jordan Luck

Few artists truly encapsulate the characteristics that come with a Kiwi music legend. Years of experience, song longevity and lyrical genius under his belt, Jordan Luck built his way to the top of the charts, and Kiwi hearts. Metropol writer Nina Tucker catches up with him about the landscape of music and what he’s up […]

A makeup mix-up: Kasia Stanicich

Kasia Stanicich holds a lifetime of knowledge in the beauty realm. What was once promoting her makeup artistry online, has morphed into a world of tips and tricks, capsule wardrobes, and brand trips. Metropol writer Nina Tucker catches up with her about how she balances it all. When the young Kasia finished school, she planned […]

Bringing you quality appliances for four generations: Dr Markus Miele

Forever Better, known in German as Immer Besser, is a philosophy that drives Miele and the two founding families to this day. As passionate about the brand as his great grandfather Carl Miele was, Markus Miele, Executive Director and Co-Proprietor of the brand, feels a glowing sense of pride every time he sees the company’s […]

Caring and sharing: Kate Reid

A huge field, palliative care is at the forefront of Kate Reid’s working career. She talks to Metropol writer Céline Gibson about how, and why. One of Kate Reid’s favourite pleasure pursuits is classic motoring in her MG sportscar. She can be seen, kitted out in helmet and overalls, completing laps around a race track, […]

Home truths with Kevin McCloud

BAFTA award-winning broadcaster, television host, writer, environmentalist, amateur balloonist, and storyteller, Kevin McCloud will visit Christchurch in February 2024, for an evening of insights, entertainment, and anecdotes. Metropol editor Lynda Papesch looks at what drives him. Chances are if you enjoy watching home shows, here and abroad, you will have seen British design guru Kevin […]

From sports to uni students Cate Sexton

Two years ago, Cate Sexton finished the mammoth task of helping facilitate the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup. Now, she’s tackling a new adventure, at the helm of the University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA). Metropol writer Nina Tucker chats with her about her latest move. Jumping from the high performance sports arena to tertiary […]

An editing Maestro Anna Rogers

Anna Rogers, recently made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to literature, chats to Metropol deputy editor Daniella Judge about her experiences in the New Zealand literary world. In the world of literature, where words dance on the page and stories come alive, there exists a behind the scenes role, […]

From MAFS to masks

Former reality TV star and now successful entrepreneur, Samuel Levi shares insights into his life after Married At First Sight NZ (MAFS), the challenges he faced, and his beauty brand, LuxeSticks. Deputy editor Daniella Judge caught up with Samuel to get the scoop on his post-MAFS journey and what’s in store for the future. Life […]

Jacob Yikes painting the town

When the Christchurch earthquakes hit, our city became rubble and ruin. People rallied from far and wide to help, among them several artists. Metropol writer Nina Tucker talks to one of them. In February 2011, each broken building and empty wall became a reminder of what once was. Until it wasn’t. Jacob Yikes was one […]

Cartoonist’s slice of heaven

Farmer, rugby player, and much-loved cartoonist, Murray Ball has been brought to life in a new book by his son Mason. Murray Ball: A Cartoonist’s Life, written by Mason Ball is a warm and humorous first biography of Murray. It tells the story of how Murray became the leading cartoonist of his generation, how his […]