Making Auckland a liveable city is an unenviable task, writes Bill Ralston, but it's clear the mayor needs more power.Read more
The January - February issue of Metro
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Death of the gods
Kauri dieback disease is one of the great natural tragedies confronting our region. Why has the official response been so weak and disorganised?
Dubious Achievements 2018
Our annual round-up of the dropkicks and doofuses whose gobsmacking feats deserve formal recognition.
On the move
Metro’s year-long photographic project using a drone to capture bird’s-eye views of Aucklanders in motion.
In 2018, the planned closure of three Auckland University specialist libraries sparked an outcry. How did it come to this, and what’s next for tertiary education?
Top 50 Bars
An up-to-the-minute guide to the best places in Auckland to sink a drink or two, no matter what the occasion.
Northland kaumātua, master carver, navigator and bridge builder Hec Busby was hoping for “no fuss” when he accepted a knighthood.Read more
The story of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, a heroine of French literature, focuses on her early struggles.Read more
Complacently relying on algorithms can lead us over a cliff – literally, in the case of car navigation systems.Read more
The Q System One, as IBM calls it, doesn’t look like any conventional computer and it certainly doesn’t act like one.Read more
The week before a major tax report is released, Green Party co-leader James Shaw has again challenged his government partners to back the tax.Read more
Arishma Chand was just 24 when she was murdered.Read more