From the Editor: 01 April

There is no denying our homes have taken on new meaning in the last 13 months. While always places of sanctuary and shelter, we had no choice but to reassess our relationships with these habitats while being contained inside them during alert level 4 lockdown.     In the months that followed, we may have […]

Solving the people puzzle: Anderson Lloyd

People, and problems – or more specifically, helping the former solve the latter – is what drew Ashley-Jayne (AJ) Lodge to law. The employment law specialist has recently joined Anderson Lloyd’s Christchurch office as a partner, and tells Metropol how she navigates the complexities of the field.     Employment law is the intersection of […]

Buried treasure! Terra Viva

Bury these beauties now and look forward to beautiful colour in spring! Yes, spring bulbs are now in stock and right now is planting time, Terra Viva’s Peter Worsp tells Metropol.     What to plant? Spring bulbs herald the start of the new season and you can extend the season easily by choosing the […]

Looking deeper: Freedom Health

Do you have injuries and niggles that seem to keep recurring? Or a pain that just never seems to get better despite seeing numerous health professionals? Cath Julius, Physiotherapist at Freedom Health Physiotherapy and Pilates, tells Metropol how we need to look beyond the surface for long term solutions.       “This is a […]

The skinny skincare tools

Regular visits to the beauty salon sounds like a fabulous idea, and is a fantastic way to not only look after your skin but doubles as a relaxing selfcare ritual. With so many salon treatments available, it can be tricky choosing which to invest in, but luckily, it’s becoming easier to take care of your […]

From the Editor: 18 March 2021

Darker mornings, cooler temperatures and trees turning from green to gold; there’s no denying autumn’s arrival.   Personally, early-autumn is one of my favourite times of the year: The slightly chillier evenings makes sleeping that much snugglier, but it’s not quite time to get the puffer jacket out of hibernation. The trees lining my street […]

The business of caring: Karen Glassey

Karen Glassey has spent her career helping people, and it is this caring philosophy which drives her approach to real estate. The Mike Pero Real Estate agent chats with Metropol.     WHAT IS YOUR UNIQUE APPROACH TO REAL ESTATE? “I care. I know that sounds really corny, but I actually take a real interest […]

From the Editor: 04 March 2021

Each fortnight at Metropol we’re privileged to showcase the new and noteworthy. On our pages, across cuisine, fashion, home, beauty, health, hospitality, architecture, motoring, events and travel we aim to bring a definitive collection of what’s worth knowing about in Canterbury and the South Island.     And in this issue, we start as we […]

Aging in style: St Albans Arvida

Studies show that by 2051 there will be 1.18million people aged 65 and over in New Zealand, an increase of 165 percent since 1999. It’s an unchangeable fact that we are all going to age, so why not do so in style? Metropol caught up with Arvida St Albans facility manager Symone Bruhns to hear […]

From the Editor: 18 February 2021

It can be a daunting feat producing a magazine every fortnight. Our hardworking team puts a lot into finding stories, getting in touch with all the required parties, organising imagery – and then designing it all into what you hold in your hands.   And before the finished copies are even delivered to letterboxes, cafes […]