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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°442 is Out Now.

In the Autumn 2024 issue of Metro we celebrate the best of Tāmaki Makaurau — 100 great things about life in Auckland, including our favourite florist, furniture store, cocktail, basketball court, tree, make-out spot, influencer, and psychic. The issue also includes the Metro Wine Awards, the battle over music technology company Serato, the end of The Pantograph Punch, the Billy Apple archives, a visit to Armenia, viral indie musician Lontalius, the state of fine dining, and the time we bombed West Auckland to kill a moth. Plus restaurants, movies, politics, astrology, and more.

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