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Vanishing Tablecloths

What’s going on in the world of dégustation menus and silver service? As the cost-of-living crisis bites, the kinds of restaurants that have classically been the beacon of the food world have been forced to evolve.

The Prodigal Son.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is back!

The People’s Game

The national, and Pacific, necessity of rugby league.

Madame Butterfly

In search of a home for the monarchs.

Auckland Nightlife Diaries

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

My Life in Clothes — Takutai Tarsh Kemp

For the Manurewa Marae chief executive, hip-hop ONZM and Te Pati Māori MP — dressing is a superpower. With thanks to Showroom 22.

The Archivist: The Search for the Real Robin Tait

A story about the dark side of high performance sport. From Metro N°36, June 1984.

Metro Food Editor

Situation Vacant.

The Lost Kids

Last July, high school rolls were down by 476 students across Auckland. Where did the missing students go? And what are schools doing to keep the rest?

The Beleaguered State of Auckland’s Stadiums.

The Neverending Story.

New Zealand-raised businessman FEROZ ALI has entered his fashion era

The guy who bought New Zealand Fashion Week.

Review: “100% not authentic” tacos at Ragtag in Westmere

Sign O' the times.

THE COMMUNE THAT ALMOST WAS

In 2017, a group of local comedians banded together to start a cohousing property development. What happened next was... sadly predictable.

The Lion Tamer — David Seymour

Bob Harvey talks to the Epsom MP ahead of this year's general election.

Metro Top 50 Wines 2023

What to drink now.

Oceanic Space: Gina Cole's new novel Na Viro

Na Viro is a sci-fi exploration of outer space through a Pasifika lens.

How to make ICE CREAM (and eat it too)

Like making sourdough, but the summer edition. Plus, a taste test of the vanilla variety.

Metro Eats! — Friday 3 February

Wet.

Huami

SkyCity, 87 Federal St, Central city

Masu

SkyCity Grand Hotel, 90 Federal St, Central city

Hugo's Bistro

67 Shortland St, Central city

Ahi

Level 2, Commercial Bay 7 Queen St, Central city

Alma

130 Quay St , Britomart

Baduzzi

10-26 Jellicoe St, Waterfront

Cassia

90 Federal St, Central city

Cocoro

56A Brown St, Ponsonby

Esther

4 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Waterfront

Mr Morris

Cnr of Galway and Commerce Sts, Britomart

Onslow

9 Princes St, Central city

Paris Butter

166 Jervois Rd , Herne Bay

The Engine Room

115 Queen St, Northcote Point

Onemata

Park Hyatt, 99 Halsey St, Central city

Waku Waku

415 Remuera Rd, Remuera

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Metro N°442 is Out Now.

In the Autumn 2024 issue of Metro we celebrate the best of Tāmaki Makaurau — 100 great things about life in Auckland, including our favourite florist, furniture store, cocktail, basketball court, tree, make-out spot, influencer, and psychic. The issue also includes the Metro Wine Awards, the battle over music technology company Serato, the end of The Pantograph Punch, the Billy Apple archives, a visit to Armenia, viral indie musician Lontalius, the state of fine dining, and the time we bombed West Auckland to kill a moth. Plus restaurants, movies, politics, astrology, and more.

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