Toe-tal foot health: Feet First Podiatry

“Continuous improvement” may be a business buzzword – but it’s a concept that is right at the heart of the Feet First Podiatry practice.     Here, leading podiatrist Charlotte is highly skilled with many years of experience, but she wanted to offer more to her clients. Agata, Feet First’s European-trained podiatry assistant has established […]

In your beach bag

A day (or longer) at the beach, lake, bush and pool is a Kiwi summer ritual. As such, our beauty rituals must change to incorporate products and practices which protect and nourish our summer skin. Here’s Metropol’s round up of products to include in your beach bag this sunshine season.       SUPER SUNSCREEN […]

Slip, slop, slap and reap the rewards

Modern day facial sunscreens are not only for avoiding sunburn and long term skin damage. They brighten and enhance complexion, nourish and protect against aging and melanoma, and give a gorgeous silky coverage – a priceless beauty package.     Facial sunscreens are not created equally to the potent-smelling, greasy sunscreen you may be used […]

Summer safety for pets

The team at Ourvets love the holiday season as much as everybody else, but between the fun and frolics, family pets sometimes get overlooked, so here’s some tips to keep them happy and healthy over the holidays     While we are filling up on holiday goodies, we all want to give our furry friends […]

Summer Hotspots

It’s official; summer has hit! We’ve checked out the coolest little spots to make the most of the summer sun. 1. Ben & Jerry’s The brand spanking new scoop shop at Riverside Market offers plenty of euphoric flavours, from sunrise to sunset, that date back to their original 1978 classics. There are even decadent dairy-free […]

Salt on the Pier

A seaside setting: Salt on the Pier is the seaside location you need for your perfect beach wedding

With the seaside backdrop affording incredible views across Pegasus Bay and the New Brighton Pier itself providing access for stunning photograph opportunities, Salt on the Pier at New Brighton is a great location for your wedding or special event. According to Sam from Salt on the Pier, there are some great packages to choose from […]

Beach Cafe

Service with a smile: heading out to the Beach Cafe

Beach Café, by Waimairi Beach, lets you kill a few birds with one stone, so to speak. “Take the dog for a walk, a romantic stroll with your partner and then a couple of wines – perfect,” says Manager, Frank Tamati. Frank and his brother, Mike, recently reopened the Beach Café. They grew up in […]