Continuing cricket’s legacy

Sir Richard Hadlee is fronting an urgent appeal to raise the final $1.6 million needed to finish the Canterbury Cricket Trust’s (CCT) new state-of-the-art facility being built at Hagley Oval. Metropol editor Lynda Papesch caught up with him to talk past, present and future. An international cricket player for 18 years, Sir Richard has made […]

Taking centre stage

Christchurch-raised comedian and actor Chris Parker had a big year in 2021, winning Celebrity Treasure Island and adapting to a new way of working and creating throughout multiple lockdowns. Chris has an exciting year ahead, kicking things off with his nationwide tour this February. Growing up in Canterbury, Chris developed a love of performing from […]

Visions of the real

Local artist Kees Bruin has seen great success throughout his career, with a multitude of awards, and his work now represented in collections around the world. Metropol catches up with him following his most recent endeavour. Like many artists, Bruin discovered his gift at an early age, winning an art class contest at the age […]

Dream weaver from head to toe

Woven textiles and accessories add texture to outfits from jeans and a tee to crisp, clean white linen, tropical sun-kissed outfits and more. From top to toe, hats, bags, belt and shoes, woven straw, wicker, raffia and the like can soften an outfit or make it look more casual, and summery.

Love is in the air

Not everyone chooses to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but if you do, we have some loved up style inspiration for you. Whether you are celebrating with partners of friends, a day dedicated to showing some love and affection calls for the perfect outfit. We have drawn inspiration from the traditional colours of love, reds and pinks […]

A true Greek delight: Athens Yacht Club

A whole lot of passion and love goes into creating the Greek destination that is The Athens Yacht Club. Beautiful food and a warm, welcoming atmosphere make the restaurant a standout in Christchurch’s dining scene, that has people coming back time and time again. Its specialty is Greek cuisine, offered with professional service and a […]

Summer essentials

With the festive season behind us and several weeks still to enjoy summer, it’s a terrific time to stock up on some essentials that are great in the outdoors while adding a touch of luxury to outings and activities. The great outdoors, doesn’t mean you have to forgo great coffee too. Aeropress Go is perfect […]

Vodka & Italian blood orange: Fever-Tree

This simple drink embraces the well-rounded natural flavours of rich, juicy oranges and aromatic herbs. Together, the combination creates a sweetness even the zesty lemon garnish can’t take away. • 50ml Vodka • Fever-Tree Italian Blood Orange Soda, to top up • Twist of lemon peel, to garnish Add the vodka to a copa or […]

Hobby craft room: RESENE

Having room to spare isn’t a common problem. If you’re lucky enough to have a bonus room in your home, consider yourself lucky. Whether you need a relaxing spot to practise yoga or an organised area for your DIY supplies, chances are you don’t actually need four walls surrounding you to get the job done. […]

Sound so good, it’s Majik

If you are looking for authentic hi-fi experience without the fuss, the Linn Majik DSM just might be for you. Metropol’s gadget guru Ian Knott checks out the spectacular network music player. Before I begin, it’s worth getting one thing out in the open: If you drive a Bugatti Veyron and insist on forcing $80 […]