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The Best of Auckland

87 Reasons to love Auckland as it pulls itself back together.

The Best of Auckland

Aug 1, 2022 City Life

Between the pandemic, the CRL installation, large scale construction projects, the housing crisis, the 501 wars, and at least 1oo Herald and Stuff stories about the CBD being a desolate ghost town plagued by extreme violence and out of control pedestrianisation it is easy to forget that somewhere hidden amongst all the gloom is a city full of interesting people doing interesting things.

Please read on for 87 recommendations and tips for making the most of Tāmaki Makaurau, broken into these helpful categories:

Food and Drink


This feature was published in Metro 434
Available here in print and pdf.


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