As a trio fringe of festivals get ready to unleash their edgy seasons around NZ, the directors discuss their role in the arts and pick some must-sees.Read more
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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.
Business and farmers are among those critical of the Tax Working Group's proposal for a broad capital gains tax.Read more
Bowel cancer is one of our biggest killers, but you’re mistaken if you think it’s just a disease of the elderly.Read more
In celebration of John Oliver putting us back on the map, we're revisiting all the times he's roasted, ragged, ribbed or razzed the country.Read more
Winston Peters’ contrariness and belligerence in the media feed the impression of a self-indulgent, China-baiting tear.Read more
A Government-initiated working group suggested putting a speed limit of 130km/h on motorways to lower emissions and make roads safer. Big mistake.Read more
John C Reilly and Steve Coogan are lifelong devotees to comic duo Laurel and Hardy – and it shows.Read more
With his second book about Sam Hunt proving a hit, Colin Hogg ponders why so much of his writing career has been inspired by his mates.Read more