Seeing the northern sights

Just passing through or navigating to a destination, there’s many a sight to see as you head north from Christchurch. Here’s Metropol’s picks of places to check out in North Canterbury.   WAIPARA The heart of the region’s food and wine scene. Stop off at one of the award-winning wineries to sample the local delicacies […]

Making its mark: Pegasus Bay

Pegasus Bay has long been recognised for its top drops and now the exceptional space with its breathtaking gardens, lakes, wetlands and beautiful restaurant is making its mark as a premium event venue in Waipara.     “This is a new direction for us after 30 years operating our restaurant,” says Marketing Manager Edward Donaldson, […]

Why Waipara Springs Winery?

The Waipara wine region, an hour north of Christchurch, boasts 75 vineyards and stretches over more than 1,200 hectares of plantings. It is renowned for the amazing pinot noirs and rieslings that are produced there. But every great region has an equally great origin story; a pioneer in the trade and for this particular district… […]