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In the New Metro: the Return of Cheap Eats

Aug 21, 2013 Cheap Eats


We’ve been eating the length and breadth of Auckland, looking for the best dinners to be had for less than $20 – and we made so many brilliant discoveries that fully a third of this year’s Top 100 is new. So much deliciousness, at such excellent prices: only in the September Metro, on sale August 22.

Also in the new issue :

The Metro Barista Competition 2013
Vote for your favourite barista in Auckland!

The Catwalk Queens
Does Fashion Week have a purpose? Pieter Stewart and her daughter Myken say yes, but the ranks of designers, buyers and sponsors are all thinning. Matt Black investigates.

Lions v Gladiators
How did Coliseum steal the rights to English football from Sky? Duncan Greive looks behind the scenes at the battle that could forever change the way we watch sport. 

The Killings at Stilwell Road
In January 2011, two men were stabbed to death at a $2 million mansion in Mt Albert. Three trials later, it’s still not clear what happened. Steve Braunias reveals the tragedy of the house on the hill.

That Sinking Feeling
First there was tragedy, then there was farce. As James Robinson reports from San Francisco, the America’s Cup really wasn’t meant to be like this.

Fight Night
Pro-wrestling in Auckland is almost out for the count. Or is it? Duncan Greive checks out the action in a sport where the girls are tough, the boys are tougher, and they’re all more than a little camp.

Fringe Dwellers
Gemma Gracewood, ukuleleist extraordinaire, reports from the heart of the New Zealand contingent at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


Restaurants: Jesse Mulligan goes to The Sugar Club and Simon Wilson visits St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro.

Urban Design: Chris Barton considers the merits of two proposals for Auckland transport: the Congestion Free Network and the SkyPath attached to the harbour bridge.

My Life in Clothes: Photographer and stylist Karen Inderbitzen-Waller looks back on Pavement, Paris and photographing Peaches.

Gadgets: Gary Steel on the best GPS navigator on the market.

Plus Rachel Hunter, Rose Matafeo, Robert Oliver, Chris Darby, Jacob Rajan, Georgia Alice Currie and much, much more.



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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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