Women's Lifestyle
Metro NZ

Metro NZ January - February 2020

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
Read More
6 Issues

in this issue

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

Metro online is back in print! Welcome to another roundup of the best of what’s been going on at metromag.co.nz. FOOD REVIEWS We’ve started ramping up the number of online-only food reviews on our website! Metro has always been rigorous with our food reviews and these are no different in quality from the ones you’ll find in print, such as our recent review of newcomer Forest. Speaking of newcomers, we’re also keeping our finger on the pulse of all of Auckland’s new openings, including Fields, an exciting new addition for Albany on the North Shore. VIDEO STARS Metro’s been branching out into video, including one we shot of editor Henry Oliver and food writer Jean Teng eating the spiciest food we could find in Auckland, which you can find on our Instagram grid and…

4 min.
new year, new metro (sort of)

The issue you hold in your hands marks the completion of my first year as editor of Metro. And, being released into the world on the second day of not just a new year, but a new decade, it seems fitting that it marks the end of some parts of the magazine and the beginning of some others. Firstly, it is the last issue for a year with our treasured art director (and longest-standing editorial staff member), Jess Allen, who is taking a break from us to raise a small child. So things will look a little different for a while until she comes back a slightly new person, in which case things will continue to look different but in new and unexpected ways. We wish her way more than luck. Also,…

4 min.
dear metro

Got issues with work, love, sex, family, friendships, money or the crushing existential angst of modern life? Each week on metromag.co.nz, our Metro advice columnist answers a reader’s query and solves all their problems. Dear Metro, I have a friend who will act like the whole world is against them if anyone suggests they’ve done something bad, or even disagrees with them. They will then ice everyone out for hours and make their presence as uncomfortable as possible in social situations. This can be caused by such things as their flatmates asking them to clean up their messes, or us choosing a different place to eat than they suggested. Obviously, this makes it difficult to approach them about it. What can we do? Sincerely, The Hurt Locker Dear Hurt Locker, I have been thinking a lot…

1 min.
20 questions

01-Where is everyone? 02-No internet? Feels good, right? 03-More time with the family? Or too much time with the family? 04-Seen The Game Changers yet? 05-So, is that ham vegan … I mean, plant-based? Ah well, why not, just this once, right? 06-Is that a Code Brown on the Safeswim site? 07-Hey, who moved the port? 08-And where did those exotics on Ōwairaka go while we were away? 09-How ’bout that weather, huh? 10-Is the water warmer? 11-Are these storms getting more intense? 12-Are those fires getting closer? 13-Is that glacier retreating? 14-Do you think Greg Foran is looking forward to his “holiday” in New Zealand? 15-Taco Bell’s first Auckland store brought in $100,000 a week in its opening weeks — you know Auckland has actual Mexican restaurants, right? 16-Feeling guilty about festive overconsumption? 17-Where shall we save all our food scraps until 2021, when we…

1 min.
objectifying history

This wine jar was made by the Titirangi potter Jova Rancich in the 1930s for Simun Ujdur, owner of the Birdwood Winery Estate in West Auckland. Ujdur was a pioneering viticulturist who arrived in New Zealand in 1895 from Croatia and initially worked as a gum digger and photographer before moving to West Auckland to join the large Croatian community there. The Birdwood Winery Estate, established in 1912, was one of many successful vineyards in West Auckland, most of which were owned and run by Croatian families.…

1 min.
on the town

Auckland Art Gallery’s 2020 programme launch — Auckland Art Gallery Script to Screen Christmas party — The Ship on Coxs Bay…