British High Commissioner Laura Clarke told everyone who would listen that she wanted the job. She had good reason.Read more
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Inside: Auckland's Best Schools
How to choose the right school Priorities to keep in mind when deciding where to educate your children — and why learning to dance is as important as mastering maths.
50 under $50 Metro’s favourite places to dine out in the central city and still receive change from a $50 note.
Kissing the serpent What happens when a 77-year-old knight tries the powerful drug ayahuasca.
Lost in translation As interest in te reo Māori is rising, schools are struggling to find enough teachers, writes Alice Neville.
Now & then The NZ International Film Festival is 50. David Larsen talks to three directors and gives you his top picks.
We’ve had a local brush with lax regulations leading to disaster in the form of leaky buildings, but nothing like London's horrid Grenfell Tower fire.Read more
Dating show Heartbreak Island takes the worst bits from every idiotic example of the genre and chucks them into a black hole of pointlessness.Read more
Nicola Edmonds rides by the seat of her pants and takes riding lessons in Morocco.Read more
How did the character and customs of Dutch migrants survive in New Zealand?Read more
Police dog handler Bruce Howat and his canine partner Cara were a crack crime-fighting duo – one of the finest man-dog teams on the force.Read more
The crime writer sailed into Wellington on a perfect day in 1922, with a cast of characters that could have come from Murder on the Orient Express.Read more
To understand Trump and the United States' inhumanity at the border, you only need to look at America’s history.Read more