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Adopt, Don’t Shop With The Best Cat Adoption Centres In New Zealand

The best things in life are furry, so we've compiled a list of the top places to adopt a cat in New Zealand so you can help a kitty…

Everywhere To Eat, Play And Stay In Western Australia According To The Locals

We want to help you live the dream in WA, so we asked the passionate locals who call it home to share all their must-visit experiences…

Food & Drink
What’s Open This King’s Birthday Public Holiday In Auckland

The first public holiday celebrating King Charles' birthday has arrived which means three days of rest, relaxation and feasting are…

50 Of The Best Restaurants In Auckland To Try In 2023

When it comes to restaurants, us Aucklanders really are spoilt for choice. Whether you have a taste for the finer things in life and…

Food & Drink
15 Of The Best High Teas In Auckland | Your Ultimate 2023 Guide

What better way to treat yourself than enjoying one of Auckland’s best high teas? Let’s face it, it’s nice to feel that…

Homewares & Interiors
It’s Official, IKEA NZ Has Just Confirmed An Opening Date

It's official whānau, IKEA is finally coming to Aotearoa New Zealand. 

What's On
26 Epic Things To Do In Auckland This King’s Birthday Long Weekend

This weekend’s our favourite variety—the three day kind—and there’s a pretty stunning lineup to celebrate.

The Best Japanese Restaurants In Auckland | 2023 Edition

We love Japanese food an awful lot here at the Urban List. And who’s to blame us? From sushi to sashimi to sake, Japanese cuisine…

Style & Design
The Best Jewellers In Auckland And Where To Find Them

Few things in life come close to the excitement of receiving jewellery. The box, the silky lining, the glamour of it all—nothing…

Food & Drink
The Feed | The New Zealand Food News You Need To Know

Roll up, roll up. It’s time for this week’s New Zealand food news. Hot off the press (or should we say, toastie…

Markets & Food Events
The Best Markets In Auckland For 2023

There is something ultra-relaxing about markets. Maybe it’s the fact that you can slowly peruse the stalls without needing to rush…

Things To Do
6 Ways To Level Up Your Run And Hit Your Stride In 2023

To make running even more of a breeze for you,  we’ve also put together a list of the best accessories to help take your…

What's On
Takapuna Winter Lights Is Back For 2023 Bigger And Better Than Ever

Takapuna Winter Lights will be lighting up the shore over four nights this July as part of the Elemental AKL festival and this year promises…

10 Of The Most Beautiful Road Trips To Take In Tasmania

Every route is a scenic route when road tripping through Tasmania, so there’s a lot to get excited about. So pack your bags and…

Things To Do
Devonport | The Best Things To Eat, Drink And Do In This Charming North Shore Village

Could Devonport be Auckland's most charming suburb? Its old-fashioned villas, picturesque gardens and character buildings are straight…

14 Essentials For Your Pet To Shop This Winter

Covering everything from goodies to keep your cat occupied, warm fits to keep your pup dry on wet walks and our fav bedding upgrades to keep…

Auckland’s Best New Restaurant Openings In 2023 You Need To Know About

We live for new openings (especially the kind that involve food) and know you do, too. Fortunately, Auckland is the city that just keeps on…

Local Escapes
LUMA Southern Light Project Is Coming Back To Queenstown This King’s Birthday

Forget what you know about the Southern Lights. Aurora Australis? Please…we have something much more exciting for you! Come…

TV & Movies
16 Of The Best Shows And Movies On Apple TV+ To Watch

In our humble opinion, there is no such thing as having too many streaming services, so if you’re tossing up whether you need Apple…

Local Escapes
8 Of The Best Ponsonby Hotels So You Can Stay In The Heart Of The Action

Whether you’re craving a taste of luxury, a little quirkiness or a cozy home away from home, we’ve got you covered with our list…

19 Must-Haves For New Dog And Cat Owners

There’s nothing more exciting than welcoming a new furry family member to your household. However, if it’s your first time…

Food & Drink
The Best Restaurants, Cafes And Bars On Karangahape Road | 2023 Edition

Ahhh Karangahape Road. One of the most vibrant, creative, and bangin’ precincts in all of Tāmaki Makaurau.

Airbnb Just Launched ‘Rooms’ With Stays For Under $100 A Night

Keen to lock in some affordable accommodation for your next trip? Check out some seriously great Rooms around Aotearoa at Airbnb.

Hair & Beauty
Where To Get The Best Lashes In Auckland

Here’s where to get the best eyelash extensions in Auckland.

Local Escapes
The Best Hotels In Christchurch You Need To Check Into In 2023

As the gateway to the South Island, Ōtautahi Christchurch attracts visitors of all types and it's not hard to see…

What's On
What’s On In Christchurch In 2023

Whether you love getting amongst the arts or prefer to eat your way around town, Ōtautahi’s got something for ya. Here are the…

Local Escapes
12 Of The Best Hotels In Wellington To Stay At In 2023

Whether it’s the location, the ambience, the comfort of the bed, the 5-star rating or the cleanliness that attracts you to a hotel,…

Food & Drink
The Best CBD Restaurants, Bars And Cafes In Auckland In 2023

No matter your budget—from cheap and cheerful to boujee AF—there’s all manner of delicious eateries to sink your teeth…

The First Timer’s Guide To Being A Pawesome Pet Parent

You've been thinking about getting your own fur baby for months, years even and finally made the big decision to do it—we’re…

Food & Drink
The Best Bottomless Brunch Spots In Auckland Right Now

Ahhh brunch, the perfect blend of breakfast and lunch we just can’t get enough of, which is lucky because the brunch game is strong in…

Local Escapes
The Best Airbnbs In Wellington For An Unforgettable Capital Vacay In 2023

Brimming with vibrance, creativity, and some of the best coffee you'll find in the country, you'll never have a dull…

What's On
The Best Things To Do With Mum This Mother’s Day In Auckland 2023

We think you'll agree when we say that mums should be treated to nothing but the absolute best come Mother's Day, which if you…

What's On
Eat Drink Love Ponsonby Is Back For 2023 | Here Are The Best Deals You Need To Devour

We love wining and dining in Ponsonby at the best of times—but throw in some one-off creations, tasting menus, and special…

Neon NZ’s Very Best Shows To Binge In 2023

Home to some of the best series from HBO Max, Warner Bros, Sony, NBCU, FX and BBC content you can now work your way through the likes…

What's On
What’s On In Wellington In 2023

Arts and culture capital of Aotearoa, Te Whanganui-a-Tara is packed with an epic lineup of things to do in 2023.

Things To Do
25 Of The Best Things To Do In Dunedin In 2023

Quirky urban cool, natural wonders, arty happenings and more than a few places to quench your thirst, Dunedin is full of contrasts and…

Impressive Questions You Need To Ask In A Job Interview

Instead of dreading your next interview, come prepared with some killer questions that will bump you to the top spot.

The Best Mother’s Day Gifts For Every Type Of Mum (And Budget)

From statement earrings and sleep-supporting tea to illuminating skincare and cosy knitwear, shop our thoughtfully curated list of…

7 Epic Spots To Check Out In Singapore After Dark

Singapore is one seriously indulgent place. The buzzing cosmopolitan city is a melting pot of culture, excellent food and even better bars.…

Food & Drink
The Best Burger Joints In Auckland And Where To Find Them

There’s just nothing better than devouring a really good burger. It’s salty, it’s satisfying, it’s what hungry…

Adopt, Don’t Shop With 10 Dog Adoption Centres In Auckland

We've compiled a list of the top places to adopt a dog in Auckland so you can be part of the solution.

Local Escapes
The Best Airbnbs With Fireplaces In New Zealand

From tiny huts in the forest to a luxurious private retreat and accommodation in an actual boot, Aotearoa has an abundance of cosy winter…

Local Escapes
Queen Charlotte Track | Everything You Need To Know Before Exploring The Stunning Marlborough Sounds

The Queen Charlotte Track is a three-to-five-day tramping and mountain biking track that traverses the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.

Food & Drink
The 10 Best Breakfasts In Queenstown You Need To Devour

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when you’re in action-packed Queenstown! Serving up a whole host of…

15 Of The Best Tiny Homes In New Zealand To Book For A Weekend Escape

Small in size, big on adventure, indulgence and memories.

Hair & Beauty
The Look | The NZ Beauty News We’re Loving Right Now

Welcome to the most fabulous corner of the internet—Urban List's destination for the picks of the beauty crop. This month,…

Local Escapes
8 Of The Best Hotels In Rotorua

Steeped in cultural history, packed with adventure, plus being spoiled for choice when it comes to relaxation, after a whirlwind day of…

Things To Do
8 Of The Best Escape Rooms In Auckland To Break Out Of

Sick of being a passive bystander in a movie theatre? Perhaps it’s time to become the lead in your own story! 

Why We All Need To Stand By Our Trans Community In New Zealand

Irrespective of how you feel about trans people, no one deserves to be excluded because of who they are.

Epic NZ Made, Eco Friendly And Sustainable Products So You Can Keep Our Planet In Mind

Shopping sustainably is becoming easier and easier, with more local NZ brands being launched all the time specifically developed to be way…

Things To Do
Seize The Day With These 6 Epic Adventures In New Zealand This Season

There are few places more scenic than New Zealand’s rugged coastlines, crystal-clear lakes and luscious forests—and…

Things To Do
5 Of The Best Family-Friendly Experiences To Seek Out In Auckland

If you’ve got kids in tow, Wynyard Quarter has a multitude of experiences the whole family can enjoy. Whether it’s scoping out…

Food & Drink
13 Of The Best Restaurants In Queenstown And Glenorchy To Visit In 2023

We’ve done the research and know the must-visit restaurants in QT, so read on for the best restaurants in Queenstown.

Style & Design
The Best Engagement Rings In NZ To Secure A Yes

Popping that pretty question can be a nerve-racking time—we get that. What should be a piece of cake, however, is picking out that…

Food & Drink
The Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover Has Just Kicked Off For 2023

The hot competition where chefs up and down the country cook up their tastiest take on the classic toastie, The Great New Zealand…

The Best Float Tanks In Auckland And Where To Find Them

For a chance to experience weightlessness and peace in your own blissful space, a flotation tank could be just right for you. If you're…

Local Escapes
8 Of The Best Day Trips From Auckland When You Don’t Have A Car

You’ll be surprised at how far you can go without your own four wheels. Here's a list of trips from Auckland you can take when you…

Style & Design
The Best Flower Delivery And Florists In Auckland In 2023

Who doesn’t like getting surprised with a bunch of blooms? They’re pretty, smell delightful, and make you feel…

Food & Drink
What’s Open In Auckland On ANZAC Tuesday

Whether you're after breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or a little somethin' somethin' this ANZAC Tuesday there's loads to…

20 Ethical Kiwi Fashion Brands To Get Behind

It’s all about choosing brands based on our own values—not just the dollar value of a product.

Food & Drink
BurgerFuel Is Officially Open For Breakfast, Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Up and at ‘em New Zealand, we’ve got a hot scoop that’s about to make your mornings a whole lot more…

14 Of The Best Cafes In Nelson

Nelson is spoilt for choice when it comes to the cafe scene, with every establishment offering something different in this vibrant…

Bars & Pubs
Panacea, Auckland’s Newest Cocktail Bar, Is Here To Take Your Sipping To The Next Level

Turns out, we’re rubbish at keeping secrets. But when Auckland’s newest hidden bar is as remarkable as this, it’s a secret…

Food & Drink
The Absolute Best Cookies In Auckland To Munch On In 2023

As far as baked treats go, cookies are king, and we don't discriminate.

9 Of The Best Wanaka Cafes To Try In 2023

Here are the best darn cafes that you need to try in Wānaka this year. 

Food & Drink
The Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks In New Zealand To Sip In 2023

Whether you are wishing to cut down your alcohol intake or are looking to go completely teetotal, here are our favourite non-alcoholic…