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Metro NZ

Metro NZ January - February 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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6 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
read metro online

A library of Metro features and columns is available at www.noted.co.nz. Designed as a home for quality long reads and inspiring journalism, our website gives you current reviews, new food openings and guides to the city, plus all the best stories from the Listener and North & South. New at www.noted.co.nz 01-BEST OF WELLINGTON A city guide to all the must-dos on your trip to the nation’s capital. 02-UNWINDING COLONIAL LEGACIES Auckland Museum undergoes a cultural transformation. 03-FOOD: FIRST LOOKS The latest in restaurant, bar and cafe openings, including new Asian fusion restaurant Gao in Albany. 04-TOP 50 CHEAP EATS Fill your stomach with Auckland’s best for $20 or less. FOLLOW US- On Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, our username is @metromagnz METRO ON YOUR IPAD- Download the new issue and back issues on iTunes (search: Metro Magazine NZ). STAY IN TOUCH- Subscribe to Metro’s email…

2 min.
one life

A Saturday night in December. You’re at the Basement, waiting for their annual Christmas show to start, and you’re really hoping it’s funny. The place is packed; you’re perched amid a chirruping nest of Aucklanders. To your left are a couple who will watch each other more than the show. To your right, a casting director with her own agenda. And yours? A few laughs would be good, thanks. The show is hilarious, so clever and so uncomplicated, easily the funniest thing you’ve seen on stage this year. You cry with laughter, a salute in the dark to the young women who created it and the young women on stage, their talent, their light. They remind you what a gift it is, this creative incubator in the city’s heart, humming with…

1 min.
20 questions

01-You realise “dying of boredom” doesn’t qualify as a terminal illness under the new medicinal cannabis law, don’t you? 02-The pedestrianisation of Queen St: Wasn’t Dave Dobbyn playing the last time that happened? 03-Will Shaun Johnson come back and bite the Warriors on the bum? 04-Or does that sound a bit too much like the kind of thing that happens at a “Mad Monday” session? 05-Did all those tedious Santa controversies give talkback hosts an early Christmas? 06-Been banned from the Pride Parade yet? 07-If you wear handcuffs as a cock ring, are they still a “uniform”? 08- “Shortland Street: The Musical” — Is there a doctor in the house? 09-Does this mean “popular culture” just isn’t that popular? 10-Five top players signed in one season: Shouldn’t the Blues be poaching that St Kentigern recruiter? 11-So , you observed all…

2 min.
yours, etc

Traffic nightmare Despite the $28 billion budget documented in the Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) announced recently, Auckland’s traffic is destined to continue to become worse. Why? Because the ATAP lacks innovation and aspirations. It has no new modes of transport and, despite the $28 billion, it will not provide world-class commuter travel. It continues the past record of Auckland choosing second-rate options, which started with the Harbour Bridge’s four lanes 20 years after Sydney’s 12-lane bridge was constructed. The initial construction of the intersections of SH1, Upper Harbour Highway and Paul Matthews Rd continued this. I became interested in Auckland’s transport when a letter to the Herald claimed that 150km of elevated rapid rail could be constructed for the cost of the City Rail Link. Auckland Transport’s (AT) construction of the cycleway from Quay…

1 min.
write and win

Three readers whose letters to the editor are published in the next issue of Metro will receive an Auckland region map valued at $179. These beautiful 3D hydrographic maps are designed and created by The Furnace. Good design is central to everything this small New Zealand company does, from considering the use and look of every item, to all aspects of how it is made, assembled, packaged and shipped. Each art work is made of layers of sustainable bamboo ply and presented in an FSC timber frame, hand-painted using eco-friendly dyes and packaged in an elegant eco-friendly gift box. See thefurnace.co.nz for more. Terms and conditions: Entry is open to New Zealand residents. Employees of Bauer Media Group (LP) NZ, their affiliates, agencies and immediate families are ineligible to enter. Entries are limited…

1 min.
on the town

Shortland Street — The Musical opening night — ASB Waterfront Theatre 01-Abbi Lister & Anna-Maree Thomas. 02-Carla Van Zon & Angela Green. 03-A visitor from Hawke’s Bay, Luke Bird & Andrea Kelland. 04-Shoshana McCallum & Laura Hill. 05-Lily Galvin & Michael Galvin. 06-Robyn Malcolm. 07-Anna Jullienne & Antonia MacAvoy. 08-Vivien Sutherland Bridgwater & Graeme Pinfold. New Zealand Dance Company fundraiser — Civic Theatre Wintergarden 01-Belinda Simpson & Miriama Kamo. 02-Julie Hart & Jock Fowlie. 03-David Dorrington & Dona White. 04-Gabe McAlpine & Zane McAlpine. 05-James Wallace & Greg Innes. 06-Bruce Hopkins. 07-Hayley Elrick & Lori Harvey. 08-Greg Innes & Georgina Cervin.…