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Our Restaurant of the Year Issue is out right now

What to expect from within the pages of Metro 432.

Our Restaurant of the Year Issue is out right now

Sep 1, 2021 City Life

It’s the fourth issue since our relaunch, and it’s a big one!

The Spring 2021 issue is out on stands now, 2 September. So what’s in it?


Restaurant of the Year 2021 — all the winners, and a guide to the Top 50 restaurants in Auckland.

Bob Harvey recounts the extraordinary life of Tim Shadbolt.

Chris Schulz spends a spooky night with Haunted Auckland.

Jenny Nicholls protected Pūtiki.

An investigation into underpayment and a toxic workplace at fine dining restaurant Pasture .

An Auckland Music Special, featuring Tayi Tibble and Lorde; Ladyhawke; Melodownz; Top 10 Tāmaki venues and more.


All the regular columns from Morgan Godfery, Angella Dravid, Madeleine Holden, Michael Hooton.

Talia Marshall tries to be good; profiles on Hoony Chae and elephants Anjalee & Burma; Megan Dunn’s new memoir; Jade Kake on hostile architecture; Jess Molina on Jess Molina and more.

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Metro N°440 is out now!

With progressive councillors starting to score some wins under what was anticipated to be a reactionary major, Hayden Donnell asks: Has Wayne Brown gone woke?
Plus: we go out and investigate Auckland’s nightlife (or in some cases, the lack thereof), with best bars (with thanks to Campari); going-out diaries from Chlöe Swarbrick, BBYFACEKILLA.mp3, Poppa.Jax & more; a look into Auckland’s drugs by Don Roew (who’s holding and how much they paid for it); we go on the campaign trail with Willie Jackson, talk to gallerist Michael Lett, drink martinis and alternative wines, start seeing a therapist, visit Imogen Taylor’s studio, look into Takutai Tarsh Kemp’s wardrobe. And more!

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