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 […]

Head-turning Homes: Metro Advances

Five high-end townhouses at 55 Bishop Street have the best of everything – a head-turning design in cedar, with distinctive extras in the mix.     In the tranquillity of a quiet tree-lined St Albans street, these freehold three-bedroom apartments have just been completed – with two having sold already. Nigel and Julie Lundy of […]

Coco Gifts

One-Stop Christmas Shop: Coco Gifts

It’s the last day of the working year, the office closed at lunchtime and Phillippa was due in town for a Christmas party at 4pm. But first, she needed gifts!     Finally leaving her desk at 2:30pm, she still had to do the shopping, change into her party clothes, and be back in town […]

Brendan Murray Construction

New kid on the block: the 27 year old entrepreneur behind Brendan Murray Construction

Brendan Murray is a young guy with a solid future. At just 27 years old, he’s been building for ten years and operated his own building company, Brendan Murray Construction, for nearly three years. He’s got a lot of experience, whether in light commercial fitouts or building architecturally designed homes. Brendan works with a team […]

Colour & styling by Carla Thompson H&B hair art & beauty.

An autumnal shake up: transforming your hair with Carla and the team at Hair Art & Beauty

Planning a hair shake-up? Need some inspiration from professionals around the world? H&B has been taking notes on the colour trends for autumn 2018 and is ready to help you transform your locks! With leaves changing and temperatures dropping, red and copper-based colours are making their comeback. The latest autumn trends point towards burgundy and […]

The Coffee Fans

Sensational new eats: go visit the Coffee Fans now (you can thank us later)

The Coffee Fans is a new eatery on Cranford Street. You may have seen owner Fan Yang’s schnauzer, Brownie, winking at you in the billboard or the logo. Not only is The Coffee Fans a bright, airy place with great cabinet food and menus, it’s pet friendly as well. Doggies are welcome in the smoke-free […]

Red Beauty

Permanent perfection: Red Beauty have the tools to revolutionise your daily beauty regime

Imagine perfectly designed eyebrows, defined eyes and beautiful lips, without the need to reapply every day. With permanent makeup at Red Beauty, this dream can become a reality, and you can look glamourous any time of the day or night. Red Beauty owner Glenda has more than 25 years’ experience in permanent makeup. The ITEC […]