From the Editor: 21 January 2021

In the last issue of 2020, I used this column to write about the year that was. Reflecting on those simpler, pre-pandemic times, I wrote: “We had no idea what was coming”     Re-reading those words before starting this editorial for the first Metropol issue of 2021, it struck me how the same sentiment […]

From the Editor: 17 December 2020

As we send our last magazine of 2020 to print, it seems hard to believe this time last year we were unaware of a mysterious illness which was about to dramatically redefine the months ahead.     It’s fair to say: We had no idea what was coming. While much of the world succumbed to […]

Ramping up for 2022 wedding season

The beginning of a New Year means it’s time to look ahead and start making plans for all those upcoming family celebrations sitting in your diary.     When it comes to organising a wedding, anniversary, birthday or gathering, it’s important to know you’re booking a venue with people who have proven experience and expertise. […]

The Influencers: Leeann Watson

As this is my first Metropol column for 2020, I would like to wish you a happy – and prosperous – New Year.  It’s already shaping up to be an exciting year ahead. Two key milestones will be the opening of Te Pae Convention Center in October and the completion of the Lyttelton Cruise Berth […]

New Year, new design looks

Metropol catches up with award-winning interior designer Angelique Armstrong about how to maximise the potential in your investment through renovating.     When you delve into the reasons why we renovate, it’s about finally getting the opportunity to have our homes align with how we want to live, Angelique explains. “When you look at the […]

Editor’s Perspective: 23 January 2020

“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David Bowie     When a New Year dawns it is already a great year – we’ve yet again been blessed with an opportunity to live and love. And, although it seems rather cliché to say, it really is […]

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, […]