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Metro NZ

July - August 2019

Metro is the authority on Auckland. Whether it’s where to find the best yum cha, or a must-read profile of a developer changing the cityscape, Metro’s team of writers exhaustively research any subject they tackle. The magazine has an unmatched journalistic pedigree and an honour roll of awards for stories about everything from real estate to sport. Like Auckland, Metro is bold; it is feisty, independent, and irreverent.

New Zealand
Bauer Media Pty Ltd
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read metro online at metromag.co.nz

Hello from the internet! Metro’s new(ish) website metromag.co.nz has been trucking along nicely these past few months, bringing you daily dispatches from the city, political takes and searing cultural critiques (i.e. reviews and such). WHAT’S ON IN AUCKLAND Every week, twice a week, Jean Teng rounds up the best of what’s happening in Auckland and puts it into a handy little guide so you can check out the best of what the city has to offer in the coming days. We put out a food-based calendar every Tuesday and an events calendar on Friday — perfect if you’re at a loose end over the weekend and keen to see what’s on. METRO RECOMMENDS We’ve got a new regular recommendation of food we love, whether it’s an unsung hero we want to share with the…

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Dear parents, Welcome to the schools issue of Metro. I assume that’s why you’re here — parents love this one. Always a pleasure to have you with us (I think you’d like our other issues, too!). Remember high school, or college as you may have called it back then? Wasn’t it fun? Well, sometimes. It was probably also boring and frustrating and occasionally even terrible. Maybe you were popular and a lot went your way. Maybe you weren’t and you and your friends formed a protective circle around each other to ward off the cruelties of the popular kids you didn’t realise at the time were actually insecure and going through a lot themselves. Either way, I hope you look back on at least some of the experience with a smile. Now, as…

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dear metro

Dear Metro, I think my bae is angry with me. I work really hard and so does she. It’s just that I work in an office where I have strict performance criteria and she works at home looking after our daughter. If I don’t meet my sales targets every month, I sit down with my boss and we figure out what went wrong. So, anyway, since my other half works in the home it’s kind of annoying when she’s not on top of things. On the first day after the weekend, I realised my daughter’s school uniform wasn’t washed and asked about it. “Whoops,” she said (not for the first time). “I didn’t get around to it.” This was really annoying, so I suggested that we could agree upon some KPIs to help…

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EDITORIAL Editor Henry Oliver metro@bauermedia.co.nz Art Director Jessica Allen Food Director Simon Farrell-Green Writer/Digital Editor Tess Nichol Writer/Coordinator Jean Teng CONTRIBUTORS Susannah AndrewKerry BrownAnthony ByrtMary de RuyterHayden DonnellJosh DrummondLoryn EngelsmanJoseph HockleyMadeleine HoldenMatthew HootonAngie HumphreysNicole Semitara HuntZlata KOlivia KingDr Will KoningStephen LangdonDavid LarsenPeter MalcouronneAdrian MallochLeilani MomoiseaTheo MacDonaldAaron McLeanFrances MortonSally-Ann MullinRod PascoeStephen PhilipBevan RapsonAlec Redvers-HillRebekah RobinsonRuth SpencerGary SteelClinton TudorRob WallaceFrances WalshRuby WhiteSimon YoungMeek Zuiderwyk BAUER MEDIA GROUP Chief Executive Officer Brendon Hill Managing Director Tanya Walshe General Manager Publishing Stuart Dick Editorial Director Ben Fahy Group Sales Director Rachel McLean Commercial Brand Manager Bridget Hewitt Direct Account Manager Guy Slater Sales Manager (Classifieds & The Guide) Kim Chapman Production Manager Jenni Anyan Production Co-ordinator Raewynn Cowie Printer Webstar Ltd Distributor Gordon & Gotch…

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yours, etc

A condidered decline Hi Metro, As we did last year, thank you for your request but we will not, with the greatest respect, be participating in the Metro school data production. The reasons are many and varied. An education is so much more than examination statistics. There are attributes, values and competencies that are part of creating great young people who can lead fulfilling and worthwhile lives. Part of this view is about recognising students’ cultural and social knowledge as well as an understanding of what it means to be a compassionate, ethical and caring member of society. Over the years, we feel that the Metro data examination success approach has been used to judge/ rank schools in such a narrow and misunderstood way. While we do believe in excellence, it comes in…

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20 questions

1 If Christopher Luxon goes into politics, will Simon Bridges still be allowed to hand out the lollies? 2 Cuddle-class for all? 3 Does David Hisco realise we’d have looked after his wine collection for free? 4 Is John worried his Teflon might be wearing out? 5 Got your boss to put together a sweet deal on a house for you yet? 6 Or do you feel like you’re getting too many perks already? 7 Speaking of which, what the hell are you ever going to do with 13 ballpoint pens and a wheel of industrial toilet paper? 8 “Rats the size of cats in Titirangi…” So what are all those Westie pit bulls for? 9 We’ve all met bigger ones down in Britomart on a Friday night, right? 10 Did Amy Adams jump ship to avoid blood splatter…