Health

Podcasts & Books
The Best Sex Books Of 2022

Gone are the days where reading books about sex are considered well, embarrassing (to say the least). We say open that sex book with a…

Wellness
Here’s How To Finally Start That Daily Meditation Practice

You’ve probably been thinking about starting meditation for a while—after all, we’re always telling you how good it is,…

Food & Drink
The Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks In New Zealand To Sip On In 2021

From Friday night after-work drinks to a Sunday BBQ with your mates and beers, it’s no secret that drinking alcohol at social…

Wellness
8 Things To Do If You’re Feeling Down According To A Counsellor

We all know someone—or it may be ourselves—who is experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness, exhaustion or are just…

Fitness
12 Of The Best Health And Fitness Apps To Download Now

If you would have told us 20 years ago we’d be using a mobile phone to exercise, we wouldn’t have believed you. But alas, some…

Recipes
Win Your Next Bubble Bake Off With This Drool-Worthy Lemon Drizzle Cake

One of the many things we learned in 2020 is that lockdown brings out the aspiring baker in every New Zealander. Stuck at home once again,…

Health & Beauty
7 Epic Online Yoga Classes To Get Bendy At Home With

Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a beginner student—or the mere thought of the lotus position has got you scratching your…

Fitness
We Tried EMS Training For A Month And This Is What Happened

If you’re anything like me, finding the motivation to bust your butt at the gym is not high on the priority list. Between working,…

Sustainability
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…

Wellness
11 Of The Best Low Cost Therapy Providers In Auckland

As much as Covergirl would have us believe life is all easy breezy beautiful, sometimes you need more than lipstick to help you…

Fitness
11 At Home Workouts From Top Local Personal Trainers To Try This Lockdown

As we settle into the new normal of snap lockdowns, more than a handful of us will be missing our trips to the gym and may also be…

Fitness
12 of The Best Running Tracks In Wellington

Keeping moving and getting outdoors are essential parts of staying healthy both in and out of the Covid-19 lockdown. With so…

Getting The Gig
How Ārepa Co-Founder Angus Brown Is Promoting Mental Clarity Through This Natural Brain Food

The importance of mental wellbeing at this point in time cannot be understated. With an emphasis on mental wellness, Ārepa founder…

Wellness
How To Survive Lockdown Without Drugs And Alcohol

It’s Friday afternoon, you're counting down the minutes to 5 pm where you can relax, socialise with your bubble and let your…

Fitness
The Best Running Tracks Around Auckland To Help You Clear Your Head

There’s nothing like a run in the sunshine to get you out of the house when you start feeling a little cooped up. So why not reset…

Wellness
The Best Online Pharmacies That Deliver Direct To Your Door Anywhere In NZ

So we’re locked down and you’re pretty confident you have all you need. But what’s this? The repeat prescription you got…

Wellness
10 Ways To Ease PMS, Balance Your Hormones And Have A Happy Period

Why is PMS still so badly understood? There’s a brilliant catch-all term to encompass female hormone-related physical maladies and…

Local Escapes
8 Epic Auckland Waterfalls You Can Actually Visit

While TLC told us not to, sometimes it’s good to venture away from the rivers and lakes that you’re used to. Lucky for us, there…

Wellness
The Best Spa Treatments In Auckland To Treat Yourself To

When the going, along with your skin and back muscles, gets tough, there’s only one thing to do: a spa day. Sometimes all the sheet…

Getting The Gig
Bowl And Arrow Co-Founder Leisha Rae On Building A Healthy Fast-Food Empire

Leisha Rae makes up the sweet 1/2 of Bowl & Arrow with her bestie and partner in crime, Hannah Bryan. After meeting at a cafe Leisha was…

Health & Beauty
10 Of The Best Sex Toys In New Zealand To Sweeten Up Your Bedroom Antics

In the wise words of Justin Timberlake—we’re bringing sexy back (to the bedroom). The world of sex toys is a big one, to say…

What's On
A Gluten Free, Vegan Doughnut-Making Workshop Is Here And You’ll Want To Book Stat

Gone are the days when not being able to eat gluten meant you were doomed to living a doughnut-less existence. Two years ago Charlie Mia…

Wellness
10 Of The Best Float Tanks In New Zealand

With constant noise and distraction creeping into our daily lives, disconnecting is a pretty big ask. For those who can’t bear the…

Wellness
Sweet Dreams, Here’s How To Get A Better Night’s Sleep Tonight

While we might all be going to bed earlier (like A LOT earlier) and sleeping in longer since going into lockdown, our sleeping patterns seem…

Wellington
8 Of The Best Walks And Hikes In Wellington To Challenge Your Fitness

Wellington is a notoriously hilly city. Many daily commuters and students tackle steep inclines along their route to work and university.…

TV & Movies
5 Sex-Positive Shows On Netflix That Will Change Your Life

If reading the best sex-positive books and listening to sex-positive podcasts sounds like your proverbial jam, then you’ll want to…

Wellness
Places In Auckland That Are Good For The Soul

We can all be found guilty of becoming a bit of a ‘stress head’ from time to time, but who can blame us? What with impending…

Wellness
Get Schooled On The Ins And Outs Of Sexual Health

Sex should be fun. For everyone involved. But it should also be safe. Knowing your way around sexually transmitted infections (STIs) keeps…

People
Take Note, XES Is The New Sex Toy Line Changing The Game For People With Disabilities

The sexual wellness industry is thriving, as is the world’s understanding of varying sexual experiences. If coronavirus had a…

Sustainability
Hit The Road With The 8 Best Bike Stores That Deliver In Auckland

Ah the humble bicycle—getting us around and looking after our health since time immemorial. If you spent lockdown enviously eyeing…

Hair & Beauty
Restore Your Glow With This Essential 5-Step Winter Skincare Routine

Do you feel like your skin needs extra love in winter? From dryness to breakouts, winter can make your skin crazy. The solution? Change up…

Podcasts & Books
Spice Up Your Life With 8 Of The Juiciest Sex Podcasts Worth Listening To

Let’s cut to the chase. There’s a big pool of sex podcasts sitting out there (most likely full with lots of banana inflatables)…

Fitness
8 Of The Best Free Outdoor Gyms in Auckland So You Can Keep Your Coin

If you're looking for a cheap—and in most cases free—way to keep your fitness levels up now that restrictions have eased,…

Local Escapes
Unwind At One Of New Zealand’s 9 Most Blissful Retreats

There are times in life when you just need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and treat your body and mind to a little TLC.…

Wellness
Deep Breaths, Here’s Why It’s Ok To Feel Anxious About Leaving Lockdown

After two months of working from home, catching up with friends and family via Zoom, not being able to work off our stress at the gym and…

Fitness
Runners On, Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Mindful Running

Alongside our love for runny poached eggs, Australians love to run. We’re running and jogging more than we were a decade ago, with…

Career & Money
How To Nail Your WFH Set Up According To A Chiropractor

Here’s the thing. Working from home can be bittersweet. Sure, you may be able to pop the alarm on snooze more times than usual and…

Tauranga
9 Of The Best Running Tracks In Tauranga And The Mount To Help You Work Up A Sweat

Running—you either love it, or you don’t. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, we know running and exercise in general…

Fitness
Put Your Best Foot Forward With These Online Dance Classes

Whether you’ve got the coordination of a baby giraffe or you’re a dancer from way back, lockdown is the perfect time to try your…

Wellness
Clean Up With This GP Approved DIY Hand Sanitiser Recipe

We get it, you’ve been trawling the shops for weeks and you still haven’t been able to find the old Dettol sanny back in stock,…

Fitness
Grab Your Gear, Here Are 9 Of The Best Running Tracks In Christchurch

Staying active during self-isolation is pretty important for our mental and physical well-being. There’s nothing quite like a run to…

Fitness
6 Essential Yoga Poses To Get You Through The Day While Working From Home

Unless you're a permanent work-from-homer or a professional gamer, your current home office desk set up is probably not the…

Wellness
Jump Online, These Pharmacies Will Deliver Direct To Your Door Anywhere In NZ

So we’re locked down and you’re pretty confident you have all you need. But what’s this? The repeat prescription you got…

Wellness
Fend Off Cabin Fever And Stay Sane During Lockdown With These 6 Tips

Well, what a year this week has been. Humans are creatures of habit by nature, and as uncertainty and isolation loom over our routines,…

Fitness
Lace Up Your Sneakers, Here Are 9 Of The Best Running Tracks In Queenstown

Whether you’re in self-isolation, putting physical distancing into practice or need something to take your mind off things, you…

Fitness
Get Fit In Your Living Room With These Killer YouTube Workouts

Whether you're in self-imposed quarantine or you just don't fancy sharing sweaty equipment with a stranger, hitting the gym may not…

Europe
Pull On Your Runners And Check Out This First Timers’ Guide To The Camino de Santiago

The roaring twenties 2.0 are here and if this is the decade you’re looking for a truly life changing experience, then the Camino de…

Health & Beauty
Spice Up Your Life With 7 Of The Juiciest Sex Podcasts Around

Let’s cut to the chase. There’s a big pool of sex podcasts sitting out there (most likely full with lots of banana inflatables)…

Fitness
Smash Your Fitness Goals With Auckland’s Best Lunch Hour Workouts

If the idea of setting your alarm for a ungodly hour pre-6am spins induces a frenzied panic, and after work hours are dedicated to those…

On The Side
From High-School Drop Out To Boss Babe, Here’s How To Go All-In On Your Side Gig

Edna Swart is the considerable brains behind the ed&i swimwear and body care range and recently starred on TVNZ's Boss Babes.…

Asia
Here’s Why You Should Hike The Annapurna Circuit, From Someone Who’s Actually Done It

Ever wanted to eat chocolate covered things two or three times a day and not feel guilty about it? Then hiking the Annapurna Circuit in…

Wellness
You Can Say Goodbye To Fad Diets Forever Thanks To This

Broccoli equals good and doughnuts equal bad. Right? That statement couldn’t be further from the truth, according to a health…

Wellness
How To Find The Best Type Of Yoga To Suit Your Personality

So, you’re willing to venture into the world of yoga, but are feeling a little overwhelmed with where to start? We totally get that it…

Fitness
Smash Your Fitness Goals With The 11 Best Workouts in Wellington

When it comes to working out, lucky Wellingtonians have it good—there are so many options to get the body moving in the capital.…

Wellness
Heat Up At One Of Auckland’s Best Hot Yoga Studios

Feeling enticed by the neverending benefits of yoga, but not quite sure how to transition from a high-intensity HIIT workout to a slow,…

Wellness
Bliss Out At Auckland’s Top Float Tanks

Sensory-deprivation tanks, floatation tanks, float baths—whatever you want to call them no doubt you’ve heard someone raving…

Fitness
Get Your Sweat On, Here’s Auckland’s Best Workouts

Whether you’re #shreddingforsummer, looking for the hottest new workout trend, or are a weekend warrior needing a new challenge,…

Food & Drink
Bite Club | Foodie News You Need To Know

It's always a good day when we get to roll out all of the latest and greatest foodie news for you to soak in—we're talking all…

Things To Do
Zen Out With The Fishes At This Underwater Yoga Class

Just when you thought yoga classes couldn’t get any more zen, we’ve gone and found a yoga class under the sea. Now, in case…

Food & Drink
Bite Club | Foodie News You Need To Know

It is that time again foodies, the most delicious and indulgent food-related news has dropped and we are giving you the line-up you need in…

Shopping
Get Amped New Lynn, GoodFor Is Coming For You

It's no secret that sustainability and waste-free living are ultimate trends right now—the kind of trend we are all about. As…

Food & Drink
Bite Club | Foodie News You Need To Know

Auckland is blessed with a foodie scene that is fast-paced and constantly changing so we are always on the lookout for new products, new…

Bars & Pubs
Sip On A Cold One At New Zealand’s First Pure Kombucha Taproom

Get excited Auckland because while we’ve all been bemoaning the lack of good booze-free bar options in our fair city, there’s…

Fitness
Get Zen With A Sky-High Yoga Class

When we announced that Sky City had laid on two unmissable yoga classes 186 meters above the CBD, the events sold out within a matter…

Food & Drink
Trash Is For Tossers | A Simple Guide To Going Plastic-Free

Let’s chat about breaking a dirty, little habit. No, we don’t mean your daily 3pm chocolate binge, we’re talking about…