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Metro NZ

Metro NZ May - June 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

2 min.
read metro online at metromag.co.nz

We were busy in April working to make our brand-new website, metromag.co.nz, a success. We know you love Metro, but it can be a long wait between issues so we’ve carved out our own little space on the internet (again). Reviews, new openings, closings (Capitol Cinema), what’s happening, humour, hot takes and more.Metromag.co.nz is the best of what Auckland has to offer, daily. Here’s a look at some of the work we’re most proud of this month: WELCOME (BACK) TO METRO Editor Henry Oliver welcomes readers back warmly, with a short note explaining what the new site is all about, and how it came to be. He also introduces Metro’s new digital editor, Tess Nichol, who will be taking care of all our online content. DEAR METRO We’ve got a new advice column! Dear…

4 min.
speech lessons

I became acquainted with the internet and fascism around the same time — third form, 1994. There were cafes in Wellington where you could pay by the quarter-hour to access the “world wide web”. My dad drank coffee while I’d chat about music and comic books with Americans. In my year at school, there was a boy with cropped red hair, who by fourth form would become a full self-identified skinhead. He shaved his hair even shorter and drew swastikas on his pencil case in vivid. He got in trouble a bit, for being disrespectful to teachers and getting in the occasional fight, but not, as far as I can remember, for the swastikas. We used to argue about politics in class. He thought maybe the Nazis were misunderstood. Said they…

3 min.
yours, etc

Something new and unique As part of a Pacific Island generation where many lost our native languages, I read your last issue (Lani writes: “More than song and dance”) with interest. My parents were advised to speak English to me. When I try to decide where being Samoan stops and being Kiwi begins, I can’t. I am both. For me the essence of being Samoan is loving God, my family and friends. But isn’t that the same for everyone? Polyfest celebrates and anchors us in the traditions handed down from our past. I identify with being Samoan probably more so than many New Zealand Pākehā identify as being “British”. But we, the New Zealand-born Pacific Islanders, are also something new and unique to this place. Colin Tavui, Glen Eden The dark side of the Top 50 I recently…

1 min.
20 questions

01-So, no CGT means our rent is never going up, right? 02-Smashed avocado for all? 03-So it’s cute when a random cat strolls into a house and snuggles up to someone but when our pit bull goes visiting, the SPCA gets a call? 04-Is Dancing with the Stars just a televised MediaWorks staff party? 05-Is Jack Tame the new John Campbell or is John Campbell the new Jack Tame? 06-Peter Jackson supporting the Writers Guild of America in its fight against Hollywood agencies… Ah, so he’s been a union man all along? 07-Who’s going to open Auckland’s first single-seater restaurant? 08-The pensioners of St Heliers are revolting… but you knew that, right? 09-Could the grey-heads be our gilets jaunes? 10-Should walking frames be reclassified as offensive weapons? 11-Or should someone buy Auckland Transport a backbone implant? 12-Had a wee at a…

1 min.
write and win

Two readers whose letters to the editor are published in the next Metro will receive a Bialetti hand coffee grinder and be able to enjoy the aroma and flavour of freshly ground coffee beans. With an adjustable ceramic grinder, coarseness can be adjusted to perfectly match your brewing method. Perfect at home or when you’re on the go and only the freshest ground coffee will do! We have two hand grinders to give away (RRP $75.00) from www.bialetti. co.nz, the makers of the original Italian stovetop. 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 to one per person. This promotion commences on April 30, 2019, and ends at midnight…

1 min.
on the town