Editor’s Perspective: June 20 2019

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi     There’s somewhat of a workplace hazard in my line of work in that when you surround yourself with passionate, inspiring people every day, something sometime is going to rub off. This month it really has and I’ve made some […]

Editor’s Perspective: June 6 2019

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” – Eleanor Roosevelt     Great things come from failure. Walt Disney, Henry Ford and George Foreman join an illustrious list of business greats who have experienced failure and bounced back – better than before. Recent advances in neuroscience have shown us […]

Editor’s Perspective: May 23 2019

    It seems that I’m at that age now where, as cool as I think my new clothes are, my daughter doesn’t. In fact, she may even have referred to one of my favourite stores as ‘dowdy’. Ouch, the cutting words of a teenager! But actually I’m OK with it. Georgia and I have […]

Editor’s Perspective: May 9 2019

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver     It was 14 years ago when I truly got to appreciate the sentiment behind Mother’s Day after a lifetime of celebrating them. Because, although I have always had a mother, it was not long before Mother’s Day in 2005 that […]

Editor’s Perspective: April 25 2019

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller   A tribute concert for the victims of the Christchurch terror attacks earlier this month was about “moving out of the darkness and into the light”, according to MC of […]

Editor’s Perspective: April 11 2019

“Our prayers for others flow more easily than those for ourselves. This shows we are made to live by charity.” – C. S. Lewis If you’ve ever seen The Tannery lit up for an event, it’s something to behold. If you haven’t – you’re missing out. With its iconic French tiled floors, mahogany shop fronts, […]

Melinda Collins

Editor’s Perspective: 14 March 2019

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” Arthur C. Clarke   My pancreas is broken. Somewhere along the way I had a virus and, when my immune system has waged war, it’s fought perhaps a little bit too hard, killing not just the virus, but also the cells in my pancreas. Those cells were […]

Metropol Editor Melinda Collins

Editors Perspective: 17th Jan

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be” – Abraham Lincoln It is the season of resolutions, but perhaps it should simply be the season for being happy.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m an A-type personality who can’t get through a day without having it plotted out with goals, […]

Metropol Editor Melinda Collins

Editor’s Perspective: 13 December issue

“One would give generous alms if one had the eyes to see the beauty of a cupped receiving hand” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   It seems despite the years disappearing before our very eyes, what has endured the passing of time is the sense of anticipation for the annual pilgrimage to St Nick. In fact, […]

Melinda Collins

Editor’s Perspective: November 8th Issue

“I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world,” —Meryl Streep     It’s been said that no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Beautiful in its simplicity, it points to the ripple effect that kindness can make […]