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Our Autumn issue is out now!

Our Best of Auckland issue reminds you of the 87 reasons to love our city and more — here's what's in issue 434, out now in stores.

Our Autumn issue is out now!

Mar 17, 2022 City Life


The Best of Auckland celebrates the finest things in the city as it pulls itself back together; Hayden Donnell looks under the hood at Auckland Transport; Qiane Matata-Sipu on Ihumātao, activism, and learning te reo; and Metro Deadly Ponies Scholarship winner Sherry Zhang’s piece on her run at the Miss New Zealand tiara.

Also: Why can’t Auckland find any local arts institution directors? Who will be the next Mayor of Auckland? and what’s the best zero alcohol beer?


All the regular columns from Morgan Godfery, Angella Dravid, Matthew Hooton, Sir Bob Harvey in conversation with mayoral hopeful Leo Molloy; Te Karanga, by Jack McDonald; and profiles on Teremoana Rapley, Damon Salesa, Fran Jonas, Pax Assadi and Sam Brooks; Hainanese chicken; restaurant reviews; Emily Karaka; the new Wairau Art Gallery; book reviews; Billy Farnell; 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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