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Fashion
The Best Costume Shops In New Zealand For A Banging Dress Up Party

October is on the horizon and that means a month of Halloween treating and trickery awaits us (if anyone tells you Halloween is just one…

Things To Do
8 Best Date Ideas In Christchurch So You Can Turn Up The Heat

Whoever said romance was dead has obviously never visited Ōtautahi Christchurch. Not only does the Garden City live up to its name with…

Local Escapes
6 Of The Best Walks In Christchurch

Everyone who’s anyone knows New Zealand will deliver when it comes to walking tracks and the heart of Canterbury is certainly no…

Fitness
9 Of The Best Running Tracks In Christchurch

Staying active is pretty important for our mental and physical well-being. There’s nothing quite like a run to help take your mind off…

Things To Do
Roll Up, Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq And Holey Moley Are Hitting Christchurch This October

Big, slapping news this morning fam… now the South Island will get their chance to step right up with the addition of two new OTT…

Travel
20 Of The Best Airbnbs In New Zealand

It's no secret that Aotearoa has some bucket list locations to visit, and with incredible natural beauty, world-class dining and…

Local Escapes
The Best Hotels In Christchurch You Need To Check Into In 2022

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

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Inside Dali: The Epic Multi-Sensory Digital Exhibition Has Just Extended Its Auckland Run

A next-level digital exhibition about the godfather of surrealism Salvador Dali has arrived in New Zealand, direct from electrifying…

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Doc Edge | 8 Of The Best Documentaries You Need To Watch At The 2022 Festival

If you’re looking for something to watch as it gets colder to cosy up in a cinema or at home, the full Doc Edge Festival programme is…

Food & Drink
The Best Cafes In Christchurch In 2022

The cafe scene in Christchurch has really taken off and what’s better than spending your day sipping away on endless cups of coffee…

Bars & Pubs
The Best Bars In Christchurch To Try In 2022

From unconventional bars in buses to dimly lit speakeasies and local craft breweries, Ōtautahi Christchurch's nightlife is anything…

Food & Drink
Christchurch’s 50 Best Restaurants You Need To Try In 2022

So you're looking for somewhere to eat in Ōtautahi? Christchurch is enough lucky to have so many choice restaurants popping up…

Things To Do
50 Of The Best Things To Do In Christchurch In 2022

Ōtautahi is an absolute gem of a city—there’s not a lot it doesn’t have. Beaches? Yes. Arts and culture? Absolutely.…

Local Escapes
14 Of The Best Luxury Hotels In New Zealand

Our very own backyard is chock-full of stunning scenery, culinary delights, and fabulous hotels, and there’s never been a better time…

Food & Drink
Christchurch’s 8 Best Ice Cream Joints To Lick Your Way Around

Oh, ice cream. It’s there for us as the perfect treat on a hot summer’s day. It’s there for us to eat a whole tub of when…

Local Escapes
The Best Pet-Friendly Accommodation In New Zealand

Let's face it our furry friends are like family to us, after all, they're not called 'mans best friend' for nothing.…

News
Pickle Week Is Back For 2021 And These Top Eateries Are Slinging Epic Pickle Creations

Calling all pickle fans. In honour of International Pickle Day on November 14, eateries all around Auckland and the country will be…

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Get Your Heart Pumping At This Epic Free Speaker Series Hitting New Zealand

What if we told you that you had a billion dollars to spend? Well, it’s your lucky day, because you already are a billionaire; of…

New Zealand
Everything You Need To Know About New Zealand’s Southern Lights

New Zealand is renowned for its stunning scenery, natural beauty, wondrous escapes. And, it is also one of the best places in the world to…

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The Best Workouts In Christchurch To Pit Yourself Against

There’s nothing better than that post-workout glow, especially from a workout that’s really kicked ass. Keep your sessions fresh…

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Van Gogh Alive Is Packing Up This Sunday 23 May

We’re guessing you’ve seen snippets of Van Gogh Alive on your Insta feed. An immersive exhibition where Gogh’s seminal…

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The Best Escape Rooms In Christchurch

We all love a challenge, especially when it's mixed with a bit of adrenaline. Escape rooms tap deep into your intellect and curiosity to…

News
Scoop Up Large On Ben And Jerry’s Pokemon Go-Like Virtual Easter Egg Hunt

Ben & Jerry's have launched what could potentially be the world's largest-ever virtual Easter egg hunt—with 10,000…

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Let Your Creative Juices Flow, Boozy Painting In The Park Is Back This Summer

Get ready to get the drinks and your creative juices flowing at this boozy painting in the park. Paintvine is giving you the opportunity to…

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These Are The Best Markets In Christchurch, Grab Your Reusable Bags

No weekend is complete without some market hopping. Christchurch is a city full of quality markets—from street food markets to those…

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Cookie Crusher Collins VS Jacinda Fever, Cast Your Vote At This Epic Christchurch Gelato Store

One of Christchurch’s most well-loved (and epic) gelato stores is letting you cast your vote for the upcoming elections in the most…

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9 Of The Best Restaurants In Christchurch To Eat Your Way Through

With so many eateries dotted all over Christchurch, it’s hard to know where to start but we’re here to point you in the right…

News
Run, Don’t Walk, Ben & Jerry’s Have Just Dropped An Epic New Ice Cream Burger

Love burgers and ice cream? Who are we kidding, of course you do! Well now you can enjoy the best of both worlds all in one drool-worthy…

News
Get In Quick, There Are Still Flights Available Around NZ for Just $21

Our PM Jacinda Ardern encouraged us to check out our backyard when we moved into alert level three, and with many people taking advantage of…

Local Escapes
Hit The Road And Discover 7 Iconic Movie Locations You Didn’t Know Were In NZ

New Zealand is literally the most beautiful place on earth, and our “clean, green” image is one of the few reasons (cc: tax…

Food & Drink
Get Your Gourmet Fix With These 14 Luscious Retailers Doing Home Delivery

Foodies of Auckland, listen up. We’ve got the lowdown on how you can skip supermarket queues and treat yourself to the…

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Dial Up A Feast, These Christchurch Eateries Are Offering Delivery And Pick Up

We might be spending a lot more time at home due to our least favourite c-word, but that’s no excuse to stop living out our foodie…

Food & Drink
Support Local With The 5 Best Christchurch Grocery Delivery Services

New Zealand’s lockdown means that getting your takeaway fix is not currently an option, but there are still some incredible food…

Food & Drink
For When You Need A Drink, Here’s Christchurch’s Best Alcohol Delivery Services

After a long day of WFH (working from home) and social distancing, you understandably might want a drink. Here at Urban List, we’re…

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Why North Canterbury’s Coolest Little Wine And Food Festival Needs To Be On Your Radar

If you love feasting, dancing and good wine, you’ll want to block out Sunday March 8 in your calendar ASAP and get yourself to New…

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What Not To Miss At This Year’s World Buskers Festival In Christchurch

February has shaped up to be quite the crazy, magical and entertaining month here in the Chur because the circus has come to town. The…

News
Grab Your Glass, A Mighty Gin Festival Is Coming To Auckland And Christchurch

If you’re anything like us here at Urban List, you’ll be all about the epic resurgence that gin has been experiencing of late.…

Christchurch
8 Of The Best Camping Spots In Christchurch For You To Sleep Under The Stars

With bright blue skies, scorching temperatures and sultry nights there’s no better way to enjoy the summer than escaping the…

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We Know Where You Can Sip Wine And Watch Movies Under The Stars

Sure, the calendar says it’s spring, but the ever-rising mercury has us thinking we might just have scored ourselves another endless…

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Transport Yourself To Tokyo At Christchurch’s Brand New Ramen Joint, Ramen Ria

We’ve been dying to get our hands on a piping hot bowl of ramen and thankfully, Christchurch has delivered. There's a brand new…

Christchurch
Relax, The Largest Health And Wellbeing Complex In NZ Has Just Opened In Christchurch

Whether you fancy a bit of yoga, desire the comfort of some baked goods or are seeking to be a little healthier—look no further than…

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‘Gram At The Ready, Cult Fave Utopia Ice Has Opened In Central Christchurch

Long time fans of Sumner’s Utopia Ice have had their prayers answered. The delicious artisanal ice cream shop has opened a gorgeous…

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Arriba! Christchurch Has Just Scored Itself A Hot New Tapas Joint

For those lucky enough to have travelled to Spain, you’ll be well acquainted with the gastronomic delight that is tapas. Small bites…

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Amp Up, We’ve Found Cadbury’s Drool-Worthy Caramilk Pop Up Cafe

Apparently Cantabrians are the biggest Caramilk fans in New Zealand and Cadbury has taken notice. They’ve crowned Christchurch…

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Wake Up Late For The Best Brunches In Christchurch

There’s nothing we love more than brunch. There’s something so satisfying about tucking into our favourite sweet and savoury…

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Christchurch New Opening: Gelato & Tea

Guess what, Christchurch? There's a brand new gelato and bubble tea spot in town and it's set to become your go-to for delicious…

Hair & Beauty
Heads Up, These Are The 7 Best Hairdressers In Christchurch

Finding the right hairdresser can be as difficult as finding true love. It’s a lifelong journey and not one to be taken lightly. Rest…

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New Opening Christchurch: Child Sister

Christchurch, it’s time to meet your brand new local, Child Sister.  By the same team as long-time favourite, Gentle Giant, this…

News
Sink Your Teeth In, Krispy Kreme Is Popping Up in Christchurch

It’s been a long wait, but those shiny, deep-fried delights Krispy Kreme is famous for will finally be touching down in the South with…

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Where To Find The Best Cheap Eats In Christchurch

If there’s anything better than delicious food, it’s cheap delicious food. On those nights when the fridge is empty and the very…

Fashion
Get Your Rummage On At One Of Christchurch’s Best Vintage and Op Shops

We’ll take any excuse for a shopping spree, but especially when it involves revamping our wardrobes with thrift shop threads. Believe…

Hair & Beauty
South Islanders, Get Your Beauty Fix At MECCA’s New Christchurch Concept Store

Clear out your makeup bag Christchurch, MECCA is opening a new store and you won’t want to miss this one. Calling all beauty addicts…

Style & Design
Spend Up, We Know Where To Find Christchurch’s Best Boutiques

Christchurch might not be the first place that comes to mind when you hear the words, “shopping spree”. That said, it’s…

Things To Do
9 Epic Things To Do In Christchurch When The Sun Goes Down

While Christchurch isn’t exactly a 24-hour city like say, Tokyo or London, we still have plenty of options for evening entertainment.…

News
Urban List New Zealand Seeks Creative Collaborators To Join Our Legendary Team

Calling all creatives—Urban List New Zealand, the home of urban culture and everything that’s cool and trending, is on the…

TV & Movies
The Last Czars Is Your Next Netflix Binge About The Romanov Family

The chilly July evenings have definitely arrived and while it is miserable outside, it is the perfect excuse to bunker down and binge-watch…

Travel
Hype Up, Here’s How You Can Score A Free Holiday

Dreaming of making your mark as a travel influencer but lack the sweet sponsorships deals to make it happen? Looking to spice up your feed…

TV & Movies
7 New Release Movies To Watch This July

July has a stellar line-up of new release movies hitting the big screen which means your weekly date nights are sorted. Throughout the month…

Things To Do
Heads Up, Kiwi Legend Mash Up Hits Stores Today

Cadbury has done it again with the release of another nostalgic twist on two Kiwi classic lollies. The announcement of 'Perky Nana…

Hair & Beauty
Get On Board—Sephora’s Beauty Bus Tour Has Just Been Announced

Aucklanders went crazy when it was announced that Sephora is finally opening a store in Queen Street. And, like the gift that keeps on…

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10 Of The Best Free Things To Do In Christchurch

Geographically-blessed, our city has easy access to the beach and the Port Hills, which means there’s a whole host of free activities…

Markets & Food Events
Bite Club | Foodie News You Need To Know

Lovers of all things food related, listen up because we have the latest scoop on all of the things you need to know. New products, new…

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45 Things That Are So Christchurch It Hurts

We love you, Christchurch. We constantly complain about your lack of public transport while parked in a bike lane, but being so close to the…

Markets & Food Events
Bite Club | Foodie News You Need To Know

We are big on all things food related, especially the constant new products, new menus and new openings that come our way. This week the…

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12 Fabulous Things To Do In Christchurch This June

Ah June, winter has now fully emerged. The days are getting shorter and the nights are colder. If you’re looking for an excuse to get…

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You Asked, We Answered: Urban List New Zealand Is Here!

If you love New Zealand as much as we do, then come closer because we have some seriously exciting news for you: from today Urban List is…

TV & Movies
6 Binge-Worthy Shows Hitting NZ Screens This Week

The new release shows just keep on coming and we have you covered by finding the very best out there that are worthy of binge-watching all…

Activities & Itineraries
Where To Play Mini Golf In Christchurch

Who doesn’t love a round of mini-golf with friends? It’s a hole different way to enjoy the city (get it?) and Christchurch has…

New Zealand
Everything You Need To Know About New Zealand’s Southern Lights

New Zealand is renowned for its stunning scenery, natural beauty, wondrous escapes. And, it is also one of the best places in the world to…

New Zealand
New Zealand’s Secret Magical Pods Will Light Up Your World

A week ago we revealed one of the most magically epic experiences in the world—sleeping in an inflatable bubble in the middle of the…