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The Summer 2022 issue is here

Eats, UFOs, Books and more - what's in the Summer 2022 issue, out now!

The Summer 2022 issue is here

Dec 9, 2021 City Life

Our fifth issue, Summer 2022, is packed full of breezy reads, in-depth reviews, helpful guides, and critical commentary. Get it here.


An incomplete history of unexplained sightings in Auckland and beyond (🛸)

A geographical, historical and literary ode to the North Shore

Should Māori trust the public health system?

Our annual property special

Metro Eats, or where to eat in (or out) in Auckland for under $25

Summer Book Special, including reviews of Out Here: An Anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ Writers from Aotearoa and Shifting Grounds: Deep Histories of Tamāki Makaurau; a new essay from Tayi Tibble and a short story from Catherine Chidgey


All the regular columns from Morgan Godfery, Angella Dravid, Matthew Hooton, Samuel Te Kani, and a new addition, Te Karanga, this issue by Miriama Aoake

Profiles on Moana Pasifika and Jonathan Bielski, betting odds for every Auckland mayoral candidate; Tahr Tortellini; a soy sauce taste test; mid-pandemic hospitality surveys; Yuki Kihara, Dane Mitchell, Edith Amituanai, Carly Marr and more!

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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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