SUCCESS STORIES


Powerful Partnerships

20 years of providing a platform for success

Metropol is honoured to work with some hugely successful brands and businesses in Canterbury. As we celebrate our 20 year anniversary, we want to take the opportunity to thank our loyal clients for trusting in our abilities to provide a platform to reach their targeted audiences and grow their businesses.

powerful partnerships - Coco Gifts
Liz van Montfort Owner Coco Gifts

Coco Gifts has worked with Metropol since opening over five years ago. It is an iconic Christchurch brand which as a business for me is a perfect partnership. It is one of two publications I support, as it works well with my brand and demographic, and it’s great having a stand at the shop for my customers to collect a magazine. I enjoy being able to work across social media with Metropol on Facebook and Instagram.

powerful partnerships - Molly Soliman
Molly Soliman Owner Caesars Restaurant

Caesars Restaurant and Bar in Northwood has been a neighbourhood favourite, offering quality food and beverages while still being affordable for the past 10 years and we have worked with Metropol since our beginning. Not only has Metropol given us the opportunity to reach the wider Christchurch community with their extensive readership, they are also a great team to work with. Denise and the team are a pleasure to work with, going above and beyond. Congratulations on 20 years Metropol.

powerful partnerships - Juline Grassam
Juline Grassam Owner Grassam Real Estate Ltd

Grassam Real Estate would like to congratulate Metropol on their 20th anniversary. Juline and Pauline were foundation clients when the magazine was first launched and we have been a loyal client ever since. Having been involved in the real estate industry for 22 years, we have been proud to promote our business with Metropol. We have always found it to be a stylish magazine with interesting articles and hits our target market. On behalf of our company, we wish Metropol all the best for the future.

powerful partnerships - Stephanie Henderson-Grant
Stephanie Henderson-Grant Winemaker Ataahua Wine Waipara

Working with the Metropol team has been a pleasure over the last four years. The staff are always helpful and accommodating with the planning and designing of advertisements. The magazine is always fresh and interesting, with a broad range of articles and features ensuring a good read for a greater audience, so from our perspective, Metropol has helped grow Ataahua Wine’s brand awareness in all the right places.

powerful partnerships - Lynn Woods
Lynn Woods Owner Lynn Woods

Synonymous with high-end fashion and timeless style for more than 30 years, Lynn Woods is a Victoria Street institution. We have been proud to be associated with Metropol for over nine years. The ideal medium to use to showcase our top fashion brands and profile our events, Metropol has been instrumental in helping us market our business. The glossy print pages represent our clothing brands well aesthetically and the online medium gives our customers another avenue. The ever-growing readership keeps our profile at the forefront, allowing us to directly engage with our growing market. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Metropol.

powerful partnerships - Shaun Halliwell
Shaun Halliwell Co-Owner No.4 / Fiddlesticks / Rogues

We’re a locally owned and operated bar and restaurant group with No.4 Bar, Fiddlesticks and Rogues of Rotherham’s all featuring in Metropol at different times over the past 12+ years. Metropol has given us great exposure across the Canterbury region and opened up the opportunity to get into markets that normal print media wouldn’t. They are always open to new ideas and this ensures my business is at the forefront of every issue we are in. Metropol, great achievement and all the best for another 20.

powerful partnerships - Vanessa Pirie
Vanessa Pirie Facility Manager/Owner Fitzroy of Merivale

Fitzroy of Merivale is a boutique rest home in the heart of Merivale. We have been advertising in Metropol magazine for eight years, as we’ve found it reaches our target audience and people have contacted us after seeing our advert in the magazine. We feel that the Metropol is the ideal advertising medium for our business as we share common attributes such as professionalism and high quality whilst maintaining a hands-on family environment. Metropol has proven to be a valuable source of advertising for Fitzroy.

powerful partnerships - Min Kim
Min Kim Owner Bryce Gallery

My old friend Metropol. I remember when I had my first ad in Metropol when I opened my first gallery – MIN KIM Fine Art – in Papanui Road in 2003. Since then, Metropol has delivered Bryce Gallery’s new exhibitions and my show news to art lovers. Whenever I meet amazing art through Bryce Gallery artists and sign my new work, I am excited to share the news with people through Metropol. I am so glad to have found this faithful and stylish friend – Metropol. Thanks always for the professional job.

powerful partnerships - Craig Rogers
Craig Rogers
Owner
Louvre Solutions NZ Ltd

Louvre Solutions specialises in architectural louvre roofs as well as louvres for a variety of other residential and commercial uses. The company was established over 10 years ago and has earned an enviable reputation in the marketplace. Metropol has been instrumental in helping us achieve this by being the perfect medium in which to strengthen our brand through regular advertising and editorial supplements. Recognised as a leader in its field, its wide readership keeps our profile in the forefront and allows us to engage directly with a growing market. We have worked with Metropol for almost two years and look forward to continuing to do
so in the future.

powerful partnerships - Niki Mills
Niki Mills Director Christchurch European

Christchurch European is proud to be associated with Metropol Magazine. With the joint relationship now entering its fifth year, Metropol magazine has been a great marketing tool for our business to display and promote our vehicles in the local marketplace. With the previous owner of the magazine a long-standing customer, the relationship has benefited us both. The magazine continues to grow and improve and we look forward to growing alongside it. While competition comes and goes, Metropol still thrives after 20 years and we congratulate them on this achievement.

powerful partnerships - Tara Hewitt
Tara Hewitt DJ Hewitt Director/Interior Coordinator

Twenty years in business is certainly something worth celebrating. Not only is this a mark of a good business, but it is also the mark of a company that grows and adapts with the changing markets.
Here at DJ Hewitt Builders, we are also celebrating more than 20 years in business and our 17 years of advertising with Metropol has been both a successful and enjoyable journey.
It has been a pleasure to grow together.

powerful partnerships - Dr Brigid Lee
Dr Brigid Lee Skin Rejuvenation Clinic

Congratulations to Metropol on their 20th anniversary! We have been with the Metropol team since we started our business 12 years ago. Having come from a medical background as a GP, having to advertise and promote a new business was a completely different and foreign concept.
Lorraine has been fantastic, wisely guiding us and helping promote our business. We have found the editorials to be very beneficial as clients find them interesting and educational. We often have clients bring in old editorials they have been holding onto to discuss the treatment mentioned!

powerful partnerships - Dr Ian Dallison
Dr Ian Dallison Laservision Eye Clinic Merivale Clinical Director

Laservision Eye Clinic Merivale is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of laser eye surgery. For over 20 years, our professional team has been committed to providing patients with outstanding results.
During that same time, we’ve been proud to promote the Laservision brand and benefits of our procedures through Metropol. It’s a magazine with its own sights set firmly on the future and has helped us successfully engage with one of our key audiences, delivering outstanding reach and value for our advertising dollar. Congratulations Metropol on your 20th anniversary.

powerful partnerships - Robert Weir
Robert Weir
Weir Architecture Managing Director

Weir Architecture formed a partnership with Metropol to promote our business, showcase our latest award-winning projects and to create brand awareness following the breakup up of Weirwalker Architecture. We know that this approach is reaching our target market due to the considerable feedback from our existing clients and potential new clients. I have now worked with the Metropol team for more than 10 years and find them very capable, easy to work with and nothing is ever a problem.

powerful partnerships - Paula Profitt
Paula Profitt
Owner Sweet Revenge

We started using Metropol’s ‘In Your Kitchen’ not long after we opened about three years ago and we haven’t regretted a day of it. Not having had a great experience with print advertising in the past, we were genuinely surprised and delighted by the level of customer engagement that our Metropol ads generated and how easily those leads translated into sales. We love how simple the service is, and how experienced the team are, as it makes doing business painless!

powerful partnerships - Neke Simeonidis McDonald
Neke Simeonidis McDonald Administration Manager McDonald and Hartshorne

We started our business in 2004 and soon discovered that advertising in the Metropol was the way to go. Reaching a wide target market with their creative front pages, Metropol is a beautiful glossy magazine that I personally like to have sitting on my coffee table. They have always made the process easy with good communication via email and phone, to monthly visits to say hello and drop off some magazines. Our editorials are well written, always accompanied with photos and a great title. Congratulations on your 20-year anniversary Metropol.

powerful partnerships - David Whyte
David Whyte Managing Director Whyte Construction

Congratulations to the Metropol team on their 20th birthday. Whyte Construction have been a very well served customer working together for the last 12 years as part of a high performance, high quality magazine. Colleen came to us with an offer, looking for a building company to feature in a speciality article and then took us on the journey to regular print media advertising and articles. With remarkable success, our brand has grown to be recognised widely throughout the Canterbury region. Well done Metropol for the last 20 years, we look forward to working with your team and seeing all the developments in the future.

powerful partnerships -Michael Bayly
Michael Bayly General Manager Showbiz Christchurch

Showbiz Christchurch has been working with Metropol since 2016. As our organisation returned to staging full scale mega-musicals at the rebuilt Isaac Theatre Royal, after an EQ enforced hiatus, Metropol was a natural partner. The publication is dynamic, creative and passionate about theatre and the arts in Christchurch. Metropol have worked with us to create memorable layouts that capture the magic of specific shows, and we greatly enjoy the relationship that allows such customised results to go to print.

powerful partnerships - Lynette McFadden
Lynette McFadden Owner of Harcourts Gold

“I’m delighted that our business Harcourts gold celebrates its tenure of twenty years at the same time as Metropol. I’ve written for the magazine for almost that entire time and I have a deep connection to it. Looking back, it’s like having an old friend in my corner through good times and challenging ones. The feedback I get tells me it’s always well read. It’s a pleasure to have been a small part of the magazine’s big success story.”

powerful partnerships - Bruce Garrett
Bruce Garrett Managing Director of Brook Serene and General Manager of The George

“Congratulations on 20 years of producing outstanding local content. We have found the readers of Metropol to be an ideal fit for our demographic and have enjoyed and appreciated a wonderfully beneficial long-standing partnership based on delivering mutual benefits and friendships. I was introduced to Angela Bennett when I first took up my role at The George 13 years ago and have long admired what the team have achieved with the publication. I look forward to each new edition to catch up with the latest local news and events.”

powerful partnerships - Melissa Landrebe
Melissa Landrebe Owner of YOU Travel Ferrymead

“We started advertising with Metropol over 10 years ago. I felt it fitted with our business model. It’s a nice, high-end publication; it has a really good reach, it fits the demographic of our business model and it relates well to Canterbury. In terms of quality, there’s nothing else that matches it. Metropol is something people pick up and read, and they keep it. Metropol has also kept up with the times and is read online and through social media. So it was something I was happy to invest in and continue to do so.”

powerful partnerships - Graham Jones
Graham Jones Manager of The Vineyard @ Rossendale

“Just a quick note to say how thrilled I am with the latest editorial for our venue The Vineyard @ Rossendale and to wish you all a happy 20th Year. Your magazine is a great vehicle to promote our business and even after our 16-year association with Metropol, we still get an immediate response after each issue. The quality of your product and the helpfulness of your staff makes it a pleasure doing business with Metropol. Here’s to the next twenty years!”

powerful partnerships - Dr Philip Frost
Dr Philip Frost Medical Director, Face Value Cosmetic Medical Clinic

Congratulations to the Metropol team on reaching 20 outstanding years. Face Value has had a relationship with the publication for the past nine years, Metropol being the one constant in our marketing approach over that time. It is well read by our client demographic, both digital and hard copy, and has proven an excellent vehicle to both promote our business and inform the public of new treatments and developments through our editorials. The team are always responsive and helpful and a pleasure to do business with.

powerful partnerships - Mathew Barr
Mathew Barr Christchurch BMW + MINI Owner & Dealer Principal

We started advertising in Metropol shortly after the change of ownership and renaming to Christchurch BMW + MINI. Metropol is an almost perfect fit for advertising our vehicles, the production quality and creative presentation of the magazine echo that of the brands. I cannot wait to share with the readers our new BMW + MINI dealership that we are currently building on Moorhouse Avenue, I know that working with Metropol they will have the passion to produce a stunning article about this landmark relocation.

powerful partnerships - Sue Bramwell
Sue Bramwell
Nurse Maude
General Manager of Marketing

Metropol has made Nurse Maude’s work visible to tens of thousands of people across Canterbury for many years now. It has shown people through our hospice shops, told them to bring us their unwanted, unloved and surplus to requirements household goods for Maude’s on Trade Me and let everyone know that Nurse Maude is well into its second century of caring for the people of Canterbury. What more could we ask for in a partner.

powerful partnerships - Colin Gregg
Colin Gregg
Gregg Builders
Owner

Congratulations to Metropol for their 20th Birthday. Gregg Builders Ltd is proud to be associated and working with Metropol for four years. We have had many comments over the years about some of our features in the Metropol which shows the popularity of this magazine. We look forward to spending many more years displaying our beautiful homes in this wonderful magazine.

powerful partnerships - Samantha McConnell
Samantha McConnell
The Court Theatre Marketing and Communications Manager

The Court Theatre has a thriving and valued relationship with Metropol. We began advertising a number of years ago and have enjoyed the partnership that has developed. It is wonderful to see stories on our diverse range of plays and hear the feedback from our audiences when they have seen one of our advertisements or a write up. It is wonderful to welcome the Metropol photographers along to our opening nights to capture the spirit and excitement of opening a new production. We look forward to continuing this relationship in the future.

powerful partnerships - Heather Cayford
Heather Cayford
Naturally Tiles Director/Owner

Naturally Tiles is recognised for unique quality products, exceptional customer service and innovative design ideas. Over the last 20 years, Metropol has been an integral part of our marketing and helped us achieve the success and recognition we still enjoy. Clients have come into our showroom holding an image from the latest issue, wanting to replicate what they see in the ‘home’ section – so that is the best advertising result possible. It has been a delight to work with Jeanne and the Metropol team all these years. Congratulations on your 20th anniversary.

powerful partnerships - Dwayne Prendergast
Dwayne Prendergast
Jennian Homes Canterbury North General Manager

Jennian Homes Canterbury North began its association with Metropol to help us promote our business and showcase both our design centre Studio J and new display homes. We have found that the articles are well written and time is taken over the correct choice of photographs used. We know that Metropol is the right fit for Jennian Homes, with the magazine allowing us to reach our target market in an elegant manner. Congratulations to Metropol on their 20 year anniversary!

powerful partnerships - Kate Russell
Kate Russell
Canterbury Medical Research Foundation Chief Executive

We have been advertising in Metropol for around three years now and we feel we get tremendous mileage from our association with the magazine. Not only do we get our ads in, but the team really cares about our cause and they have gone the extra mile for us with editorial opportunities and coverage of the wonderful fundraising events we hold each year, such as Opera Meets Art and our Wine and Art Auction.

powerful partnerships - Catherine Matthews
Catherine Matthews
Owner
French Blue

French Blue has enjoyed a valued and dynamic association with Metropol, advertising in the magazine for the past 17 years. Working with Jeanne and the team has been one of professionalism, great camaraderie and creative collaboration – from concept and design, to editorial, photography and production.
Metropol offers me a magazine of high credibility and visibility that showcases French Blue’s brand and business in front of a dedicated niche audience matching my customer profile. Warmest congratulations Metropol on your 20th Anniversary – c’est magnifique!

powerful partnerships - Murray Hewitt
Murray Hewitt
Owner
Murray Hewitt Joinery

We started our advertising relationship with Metropol three years ago after previously relying on word of mouth, builders, designers and architects that we have worked with over the past 19 years.
We have found that our partnership with Metropol has enabled us to promote and showcase Murray Hewitt Joinery to a wider Christchurch area with great results. We love working with Jeanne and the rest of the team, and the advertisements and editorials are spot on every time. Congratulations on your 20th anniversary.

powerful partnerships -Prue Dunbar
Prue Dunbar
Regional Marketing Manager
House of Travel

House of Travel began its partnership with Metropol 12 years ago. Our 11 local House of Travel business owners were looking for the best opportunity to promote their travel proposition to the Christchurch travelling community. Metropol is well read by our client demographic and it has continued to be the perfect way for us to promote our people, holidays, inspirational travel evenings and our expos. Congratulations to Metropol for 20 years of producing a quality, locally grown product.

powerful partnerships - Deb Riach
Peter Worsp
Owner
Terra Viva

Terra Viva opened almost 21 years ago and for most of that time we’ve worked with Metropol – and loved it! We’ve both developed our niche markets through those years and Metropol has certainly been a positive element in Terra Viva’s progress. Their consistency, their professionalism, their forward thinking and their willingness to embrace change has made them both a sound marketing avenue and a pleasure to work with. Keep up the great work, Team Metropol!

powerful partnerships - Keryn McElroy
Keryn McElroy
Business & Marketing Mgr
Addington Raceway & Events Centre

Addington Raceway & Events Centre is home to the prestigious Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day. For many Cantabrians this is a not to be missed event they look forward to every year. We’ve been proud to promote our day of celebration through Metropol over the years. Thank you for our successful business partnership as we work together to ensure your fabulous readers are ready and raring to go each November for a spectacular day of racing, entertainment, great food and wine and, of course, fashion. Congratulations on your 20-year anniversary! An amazing achievement.