Celebrate freedom this summer: Freedom Pools

Summer can arrive with a bang in the South Island – one evening you’re covering the lemon tree with frost cloth, and the next you’re having a beer at the barbie and admiring the light under the Nor’ West Arch.     James Wightman, Co-Director of Freedom Pools South Island says that now is the […]

Never-ending holiday at your place: Lagoon Pools

What is the recipe for a constant holiday in your backyard? Just add water! Julie Hastings, Director of Lagoon Pools, is finding Cantabrians are following the method with great enthusiasm.     “We are very busy with forward bookings so if people are wanting a swimming pool ready for enjoying this summer, then they need […]

Pool party! Lagoon Pools

As Kiwis are rediscovering their own backyards are the coolest place for fun and entertainment, the quest for pools has never been higher, and Julie Hastings of Lagoon Pools says if people have decided they want a pool, they really need to be proactive.     “I would recommend getting things in the system without […]

New year, new project? WD Build x Hardy Projects

As you bask on a beach this summer, drawing a line under 2020 might add to the pleasure, while fresh ideas and a clean slate draw you towards the promised land of 2021. If EQC repairs, home renovations, extensions, or even a new build are on your brighter horizon, then WD Build and Hardy Projects […]

Mates making a splash: Freedom Pools

Both are from farming backgrounds, who became best mates when they met at boarding school, aged ten. Their friendship continued through to adulthood, and when the opportunity arose to begin a business venture together, James Wightman and Mathew Pooley grasped it and launched Freedom Pools last November.   “The points of difference about Freedom Pools […]

A glimpse into Hornby’s future

The concept designs for Hornby’s new $37.5 million community centre have been unveiled and show the multi-use facility will include a library, a number of pools and a spa.     The designs show a lane pool, a learn-to-swim pool, a toddlers’ wet play area, spa pool and a customer service area, as well as […]

Rocking the stone look: Deccan Stone

We’ve long been a fan of natural stone, after all, rocking this look gives you looks and longevity! Whether you’ve got a summer barbecue project in mind, a driveway to pave or a commercial kerbing job to undertake, there’s a stone profile to suit.   Metropol caught up with Deccan Stone Director Paul Rice about […]

Head to Hanmer

With everything that has unfolded these last few months, it’s time to help greater Canterbury get back on its feet. We’ve all got a part to play and supporting small local businesses is one small way we can do just that. Such businesses can be found in the tourist favourite, Hanmer Springs.     Metropol […]

City’s hottest opening

It was one of the city’s most hotly anticipated openings expected for April, before the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown put the He Puna Taimoana, New Brighton hot pools on hold.     However, there was no dampening down the excitement for the opening on Queen’s Birthday weekend, which was a sell-out for the whole of […]

Gadgets and gizmos galore

You don’t need us to tell you that we’re well and truly into summer. The days are getting hotter and as a result you’re more than likely green with pool envy.     Now is the ideal time to start the planning and installation process for your pool which can be installed all-year round with […]