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Pot Luck — Friday 9 February

née Metro Eats.

Ada — Native Hearth

Ada’s new menu is blessed by the shades of nuns and visiting kēhua.

UPROAR — Awokening

A new, darkly comic take on the Springbok tour protests with an obligatory happy ending.

Zero Ramen — Feral for Ramen

On the fear of missing out.

Southern Hospitality

Metro X ChristchurchNZ

Auckland Nightlife Diaries

Five Aucklanders out at night. Part of our Nightlife Special, with thanks to Campari.

DATE NIGHT

TESS NICHOL has been on and off dating apps for 10 years. In that time she has been on countless first dates, a vanishingly small number of second dates, and fallen in love twice with men she met somewhere else entirely. This is her guide to the best place for a first date in Auckland.

Metro Eats! — Friday 8 December

With thanks to Stella Artois.

Has Wayne Brown gone woke?

Of course not. Don’t be silly. But Auckland’s progressive councillors have been recording more wins under his leadership than many of them thought possible.

Who wins Auckland, wins New Zealand

Did the 2021 Delta lockdown kill Labour’s chances of a third term?

No, you can’t pay in values

How the politics of kindness came up empty.

Metro Eats! — Friday 17 November

With thanks to Stella Artois!

Metro Eats! Friday 24 November

With thanks to Stella Artois!

A Night at the Dairy

Pies and politics, hockey sticks and police — eight hours on a Friday night at a Karangahape Rd dairy.

IN THE BEGINNING

Smuggling booze, full-moon parties and sex in the pohutukawa grove: BOB HARVEY reports on a transformational decade for Auckland’s nightlife. With thanks to Campari

The Archivist: The Girl in the Ditch

A story about a murder. From Metro N°134, August 1992.

Metro Eats! — Friday 27 October

With thanks to Stella Artois!

Metro Eats! Friday 20 October

With thanks to all-round good guys, Stella Artois.

Apéro

280 Karangahape Rd, Karangahape Rd Precinct

Gemmayze St

Shop 15/16, St Kevins Arcade, 183 Karangahape Rd, Karangahape Rd Precinct

Alta

366 Karangahape Rd, Karangahape Rd Precinct

Three Seven Two

21 The Strand, Onetangi, Waiheke

The Oyster Inn

124 Ocean View Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke

Sake Bar Icco

601 New North Rd, Morningside

Prego

226 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby

Ponsonby Road Bistro

165 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby

Pici

Shop 22, St Kevins Arcade, 183 Karangahape Rd, Karangahape Rd Precinct

Paris Butter

166 Jervois Rd , Herne Bay

Onslow

9 Princes St, Central city

Mr Morris

Cnr of Galway and Commerce Sts, Britomart

Lilian

472 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn

Hello Beasty

95-97 Customs St West, Waterfront

Gochu

Commercial Bay,7 Queen St, Central city

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Metro N°441 is Out Now.

It’s our annual, inflation-busting ‘Where to Eat for Less Than $25’ list (with thanks to Uber Eats) issue! PLUS the Summer Books Special and the Auckland Property Report Card (with thanks to Barfoot and Thompson). Also, Sir Bob Harvey looks into the missing treasures in our museums and talks to Jacqui Knight about monarch butterflies. AND NOT ONLY THAT: Emil Scheffmann looks into our secondary art market, Matthew Hooton and Morgan Godfery look into the new government, Jamie Wall into the tennis, Hana Pera Aoake into the Māori response to the war in Palestine and Abby Howells into being the lion in the Wizard of Oz. We also find the 10 Best Bakeries in Auckland, a great recipe for a Japanese Breakfast and the king of the supermarket pasta brands. All this and much, much more.

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