The Labour Party talked a big game in opposition, but then let the capital gains tax outcome be determined by opinion poll – and Winston Peters.Read more
The March/April issue of Metro
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Honours have piled up for New Zealand Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh. The “Fast Talking PI” talks kickboxing, family, and performing for the Queen.
Prepare to be dazzled by the galaxy of local and international artists at the 2019 Auckland Arts Festival. Metro spots some of the brightest attractions.
Man on fire
Hungarian-born artist Peter Panyoczki, who escaped Eastern Europe as a small child, and came to New Zealand in the 90s, experienced déjà vu and inspiration during a residency in Russia.
The Korean Demilitarised Zone separates a nation of conspicuous consumption from one of labour camps and famine — and military might still bristles.
Top 50 wines
Metro’s Master of Wine selects the year’s most delicious options.
People to watch
Alt Group co-founder Dean Poole and musician Annabel Alpers.
Pacific cultural events are more than song and dance.
The view from Shortland St
National should focus on adding moderate-green votes to its own tally.
Lowbrow in Queen’s Rise and Andiamo in Herne Bay.
My life in clothes
Broadcaster/event director Ulalēmamae Te’evā Matāfai.
Rappers Church & AP on their nascent careers going into overdrive.
The Guerrilla Girls: art activism since the 80s.
Reviews of Destroyer, Celia, The Price of Everything and Daffodils.
Five new releases, including from Broods and Beat Rhythm Fashion.
A clever Carl Shuker novel; Kim Workman examines our treatment of prisoners; prose and verse collide in Gregory Kan’s second book.
Instead of Anzac biscuits, soldiers once ate Anzac 'tiles' – they were so hard, they were used as stationery.Read more
Eileen Merriman doesn’t have to dig too deep to find the angst, humour and drama for her award-winning novels.Read more
The tide of great New Zealand books on the world wars shows no sign of going out. Russell Baillie reviews four new Anzac books.Read more
A telegraph “boy”, heroic animals and even shell-shock make for engaging reads for children.Read more
Ensuring lighthouses stay “shipshape” isn’t a job for the faint-hearted.Read more
Service medals are being reunited with their rightful owners thanks to former major Ian Martyn and his determined research.Read more
A meeting aims to see world leaders and CEOs of tech companies agree to a pledge called the ‘Christchurch Call’.Read more