Interesting oats

A staple of winter breakfasts and brunches, oats are a warming, filling and nutritious way to start your day. But, gone are the days of lumpy, sloppy and bland bowls – instead, oats have rebranded as a delectable and nourishing breakfast blank canvas. We share some simple and favourite flavours to accompany your next bowl. […]

Mealtimes made easy

Despite having 24-hours in a day, finding the time and inspiration for necessary tasks – like cooking healthy and interesting meals – can feel like a chore. So, to make mealtimes easier, Metropol has compiled some tips and tricks for whipping up delicious nosh, (almost) effortlessly.       SIGN, SEALED, DELIVERED When it comes […]

7 ways to incorporate healthy eating habits into your day to day life

Regularly maintaining healthy eating patterns can often be a challenge, particularly in especially busy times in your life when grabbing a quick tasty snack is just too tempting to resist. If you suspect that you may have given in to this temptation a few times too many recently, there are plenty of ways that you […]

Healthy hacks

We’re quickly heading into the social – and too often, stressful – season. So, what are some simple seasonal habits we can adopt to keep fighting fit for the festivities?     ULTIMATE ELIXIR It’s time to take the work out of working out. Soak up the sun – and a healthy dose of vitamin […]

Roast bolar with homemade spice rub: Beef + Lamb NZ

We can’t think of a better family Sunday lunch or dinner than roast beef with all the trimmings – Yorkshire puddings, rich gravy and crispy roast potatoes.   RECIPE SUPPLIED BY BEEF + LAMB NEW ZEALAND   Serves 6  Ingredients: BEEF 1.2kg Quality Mark beef bolar SPICE MIX 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon cumin […]

Tavern ticks all of the boxes: The Elmwood Trading Company

Marty and Naomi Fuller are the proud owners of The Elmwood Trading Co., a locally loved tavern that has an amazing community around it. Metropol caught up with Marty about how they’ve been getting on since taking over the reins 22 months ago.     With a massive grin on his face he tells us […]

En Route: Route 72

Craving a bit of socialising after being confined to your homes? Make Route 72 a must-see on your support local bucket lists. You will not regret it.     Found in the heart of Cust – just 40 minutes from Christchurch and 10 minutes from Rangiora – you will find the perfect place for your […]

Creative Catering

Family business Twentyfour Catering Co has a strong commitment to providing a personal experience for every client, ensuring the highest quality cuisine and service.     From catering for everything –from an intimate anniversary dinner to a corporate event or grand wedding of over 200 guests – no event, size or location is too challenging. […]


The ultimate Christmas feast, this prosecco brined turkey breast is the best way to get your guests talking.   SERVES 4-6 INGREDIENTS ¼ cup (75g) rock salt ¼ cup (45g) light brown sugar 2 sprigs tarragon 2 bunches thyme (about 12 sprigs) 1 lemon, thinly sliced 1.25L water 3 cups (750ml) prosecco 2 x 1.5kg […]