Do your research: Simon Herbert

Five months into his career as a licensed sales consultant with Harcourts Grenadier Avonhead, Simon Herbert is putting the service skills he learnt in the airline industry to good use helping others to buy and sell their properties. After 17 years in the aviation industry with Air New Zealand and Virgin Airlines, domestically and internationally, […]


An expert’s advice on navigating perimenopause. As a naturopathic doctor with decades of experience in women’s health, and now the bestselling author of two books, Lara Briden has an incredibly in-depth understanding of menopause and all that comes with it. Lara’s latest book, Hormone Repair Manual is a practical guide to healthy hormones for women […]

Money Matters: N H + Associates

  People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made. – Joan Rivers.     Joan was right, but perhaps in a way she hadn’t intended. Chartered Accountant and Business Coach Nicole Hague and her team at NH + […]

The financial gender gap: P H Wealth

  This may come as a surprise to many women, but there is a profound gender gap in financial literacy across OECD countries, including New Zealand.     This may come as a surprise to many women, but there is a profound gender gap in financial literacy across OECD countries, including New Zealand. Just 30% […]

Investing in a post Covid-19 world: Saturn Advice

  Covid-19 has impacted on investing and not necessarily in the ways we might have expected.     Lance Dawber-Ashley of Saturn Advice says, in March 2020 when it became clear Covid-19 was likely to affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide, share markets did what they usually do in times of uncertainty and fell […]

Stay safe around bait: Ourvets Halswell

  Winter is a time when critters such as rats and mice sneak inside looking for food and warmth.     It’s also the time for laying poison and bait to deal to them so homeowners need to be extra vigilant, especially with pets around. Ourvets Halswell is full of good advice about what to […]

How to get financially healthy for 2021: Alistair Bean

If there was one thing 2020 taught us, it was how important it was to prepare for uncertain times. As we head into the new year, the only thing we know for certain is that there’s a Covid-19 vaccine. Its implications – and if this means the end of the pandemic? Only time will tell. […]

Four tools for sorting your finances in 2021

Save more than time with automated money management tools to help you keep on top of your spending and investments. These won’t replace the advice of experts, but can act as helpful tools to level up your finances this year.     MONEY LOVER Easily track your incomings and outgoings with a free expense tracker […]

Dealing with stress and finding joy: Dr Libby Weaver

Dr Libby Weaver is an internationally acclaimed nutritional biochemist, author and speaker, and has just released wellness cards to educate and inspire. She chatted with Metropol about her secrets to de-stress, what brings her joy and a new way we can all make health a daily priority.   With the silly season fast approaching, do […]

Growing good health: Terra Viva

There’s plenty to love about growing your own fruit and vegetables. Terra Viva’s Peter Worsp tells Metropol about the holistic health benefits of this rewarding pastime.   MIND MATTERS The mental health benefits of gardening in general have been well documented in studies; ranging from early-onset dementia to hyperactive children. The studies pinpoint the calming […]