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Metro NZ July/August 2018

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.

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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-KEEPING IT REAL Andy Boston bought on eBay what he says are 12 Frances Hodgkins originals. The art community isn’t so sure. 02-FOOD: FIRST LOOKS Our First Looks offer sneak peeks at the latest restaurant, bar and cafe openings: check out new Ponsonby speakeasy bar Deadshot and Eden Terrace cafe Baby. 03-RAINBOW WARRIOR An exclusive interview with one of the country’s most influential artists, Michael Parekōwhai. FOLLOW US- On Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, our username is @metromagnz METRO ON YOUR IPAD- Download the new issue and back issues on iTunes…

2 min.
annual prize-giving

1 All-girls school St Cuthbert’s College achieved the highest University Entrance pass rate in Auckland in 2017, followed by ACG Parnell College and Baradene College. 2 St Peter’s College achieved the highest University Entrance pass rates for an all-boys school, and came 7th overall. 3 Of the top 20 schools in terms of UE pass rates, 12 were co-ed schools, six were all-girls schools and two were all-boys. 4 UE pass rates on average remain higher for single-sex schools than co-ed ones, higher for private schools compared with state/integrated, and higher for schools that offer alternative exam systems compared to just NCEA. 5 McAuley High, a Catholic all-girls school, continues to outperform all other decile 1 schools, with a UE pass rate of 66 per cent — significantly higher than the decile 1 average…

1 min.
yours, etc

Itchy teeth The shrill witlessness of much of the negative commentary surrounding the awesome new Daisy apartments on Akepiro St, Mt Eden, was starting to make my teeth itch. So thank you, Chris Barton, for writing so positively about the development (Urban Design column, May-June issue). These homes are some of the greenest in New Zealand, and Ockham Residential, and the whole of Auckland, should be proud of them. The Aucklanders dwelling in Daisy will be living in world-class, green and healthy homes. No doubt we’ll see many more of these kinds of homes in the near future, and we should be celebrating each one. Daisy rightly scooped up heaps of points to achieve its Homestar rating of 10 — the highest possible. A number of these points were awarded because of its…

1 min.
20 questions

01-Will Neil Finn be the only member of Fleetwood Mac with his original septum? 02-Arranged a coffee with Carol yet? 03-Or are you waiting for a “chance” meeting? 04-If The First Baby looks like mum, teething could be arduous, couldn’t it? 05-What will the PM find more difficult, weaning TFB or weaning Winston off the top job? 06-You realise that if he’s anything like his namesake, he’ll be back for another turn that lasts into his 80s? 07-Never mind Bitcoin, wouldn’t you be ready to do your major transactions in avocado bonds? 08-The cabin crew will still ask Mike Hesson to help them hand out the lollies, won’t they? 09-Is Dan Bidois a one-off or will all new National MPs have to look like Simon Bridges? 10-Has the poo-jogger got you worried about those “dog turds” on your verge? 11-Shit…

1 min.
on the town

The Elixir of Love opening night — Aotea Centre 01-Jacqui Coats. 02-Libby Campion & Donna Lim. 03-Shaneen Moloney, Jenny Gill, Nigel Hewitson & Mel Hewitson. 04-Kate Hartnell, James Wallace & Anna Bidwill. 05-Liu-Yi Retallick & John Rosser. 06-Pene Pati & Di Mora. 07-Amina Edris Pati & Malvina Major. 08-Richard Knowles & Witi Ihimaera. 09-Natasha Wilson. 10-Wyn Davies & Peter Wilson. 11-Ann Morris, Irene Grieve & Tom Morris. 12-Vanessa Taylor & Hayley Crawford. Festival of Photography launch — Silo 6, Wynyard Quarter 01-Steven Lee & Maggie Steber. 02- Malcolm Calder, Alison Turner & Roger Brown. 03-Kevin Duan, Carl Villaluz & Nando Azevedo. 04-Denise Batchelor & Steve Rood. Metro Peugeot Restaurant of the Year Awards — Auckland Museum 01-Jack Makin. 02-Richard Highnam, Sammy Ring, Elliot McClymont, Ganesh Raj & Jo Raj. 03-Hayden Phiskie & John Pountney. 04-A visitor from Hawke’s Bay. 05-Chand & Sid Sahrawat. 06-Judith Tabron. 07-Tanya Walshe, Phil Goff, Kaylene Hurley & Hayley Botes. 08-Ryan Soriano, Andrew Soriano, Kazuya…

1 min.
american dreamers

The record deal is a big one for the Auckland electronic pop duo, who are now working alongside artists such as Martin Solveig and Hayden James in anticipation of the release of their new single, Hollywood Angel, later this month. “For any musicians playing in the electronic space, Casablanca Records is the first label of choice,” says Chrisp. When asked if they are anxious about releasing their music to the American market, they say they aren’t nervous at all. In fact, they can’t wait to get their music out there. Signing with Casablanca Records included a three-week excursion to the States, a once in a lifetime opportunity that included a whirlwind of meetings, music collaborations and working on the go. “We didn’t stop from the time we touched down,” says Thomas. “We…