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The SCHOOLS ISSUE is out now!

Issue N° 439: exam results from high schools around Auckland; Top 50 Cafes; cycleway saboteurs; state of the art, and more.

The SCHOOLS ISSUE is out now!

Jul 10, 2023 City Life

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Our annual Schools special includes an analysis of exam results from across Tāmaki, with supporting features which looks into why (some) of our kids are missing, and the escalating crisis for their teachers. Plus, a bumper book review from Theo Macdonald of Past the Tower Under the Tree: Twelve Stories of Learning in Community, edited by Balamohan Shingade and Erena Shingade.

We also have: a personal essay from ex-RNZ presenter Māni Dunlop on te reo Māori; a survey of Auckland cafes and a list of the Top 50 of them (plus we crown a Supreme Winner); Emil Scheffmann’s second entry in a series which looks at the way we fund art, this time about government funding, the NZSO and Te Matatini; and an exploration of one man’s journey into a love of classical music (and the orchestra) by editor Henry Oliver.

And we also, also have: reviews of King Lear, blockbusters and jewellery; Carmel Sepuloni and Simeon Brown; our regular columns, including a new sports column by Jamie Wall and IRL columnist Abby Howells; eggs; a restaurant reckoning; restaurant reviews; a look at Hawke’s Bay after the floods; lays chips, The Killing, Snort, Emile Drescher, Luke Jacomb, All My Friends, Ken Ring, Feroz Ali, and more.

It’s our biggest issue ever, btw.

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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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