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Our Summer 2020/21 issue is here

Our Summer 2020/21 issue is here

Nov 25, 2020 What's On

We’re back!

Our Summer 2020/21 issue is out now, and it’s the biggest one since December 1989. With a new look by DDMMYY, Metro may be a little bit shorter, glossier and thicker than before, but it’s been made with the same ambition we’ve always had: to celebrate Auckland, and hold it to account, since 1981.

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in this issue.


An exclusive essay by Ella Yelich-O’Connor (Lorde) as she goes south to Antarctica.

Newshub political editor Tova O’Brien tells Metro why politicians have to be held accountable and why it’s not about ‘taking scalps’.

Cheap Eats 2020: the Top 50 places to get a feed under $20(ish) or less in our city, including a crowning of a Supreme Winner.

Our annual survey of the Auckland property market, including: the case of the ‘missing middle’; car-free apartments; a guide to buying off the plans; and a city-wide map guide to median rents and sale prices.


There are columns from Morgan Godfery, Matthew Hooton, Alex Casey, Samuel Te Kani and Ashleigh Young; an essay on getting sober in the city by Noelle McCarthy; profiles on political campaigner Leroy Beckett, green fairy Aureila Ora and tattooist Tae Lee;

an expanded food section with recipes from the owners of Cheap Eats restaurants, hard seltzer, pavlova, piquette, and restaurant reviews;

Metro Arts, where we talk to Nigel Borell, the new curator of Māori art at Auckland Art Gallery about upcoming show Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art; new approaches to showcasing Pacific art with Vunilagi Vou and Moana Fresh; and the fight to save our independent cinemas;

your future as told by Tayi Tibble;

& more. Seriously, there’s more.

Subscribe here (for both digital and print options, with free shipping within Auckland), or buy a copy at a dairy, supermarket or bookstore near you.


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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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