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Gifts
Your Guide To The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts For 2022

February 14 aka Valentine's Day is just a few short weeks away, but no need to panic—we've done the hard yards for you and…

What's On
What’s On In Auckland This Week, This Month And Beyond

Is the news of New Zealand going into red getting you down? We feel yah, but let's look at the bright side—we can still see and…

News
Find Out The Latest News On The COVID Traffic Light System In Auckland And The Rest Of NZ

Stay up to date with our live list of the latest updates of restrictions around Auckland and New Zealand. Information is via…

What's On
10 Epic Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

We almost made it through January without sliding back into red but never fear, we may be in red but there’s still a tonne of fun to…

News
Where To Get Respirator Face Masks (N95, KN95 & P2) In NZ And Why You Need Them

Given the threat of an omicron Covid 19 outbreak in the wider community in New Zealand, medical professionals suggest upgrading your…

Local Escapes
Why A Visit To Queenstown’s First Boutique Gin Garden Should Be On Your Hit List This Summer

Summer is cranking, daylight saving is here, and G&T season is well and truly upon us… to be fair, it’s one season that we…

Restaurants
Auckland’s Best New Restaurant Openings In 2022 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…

What's On
Mingle At The Museum And Find Romance At This One-Of-A-Kind Dating Event

This event has been postponed, we'll let you know of a new date as soon as we know.   It's a brand new year and after the…

What's On
Auckland’s Best Christmas Lights Of 2021 To Jump In The Car For

Nothing has us feeling more festive than a completely over-the-top display of Christmas lights—yes, this is definitely a case of the…

Shopping
Auckland’s Best Christmas Markets To Visit This Festive Season

Turns out COVID-19 isn’t the grinch that stole Christmas, and a whole lot of Christmas markets are coming to Tāmaki Makaurau…

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…

Food & Drink
Where To Find The Tastiest Level 3 Takeaways In Auckland

Whether it's a big ol' bowl of dumplings, a decent coffee and a slice of cake, or a juicy burger with all the trimmings, we're…

News
Broadway Hit Musical ‘Wicked’ Has Announced A New Post-Lockdown Date So Grab Your Broomstick

We all know COVID has had a huge impact on the arts, so it just warms our cockles to see shows like multi-award-winning show The Lion King…

What's On
The Smoke And Spice Festival Will Turn Up The Heat In 2022

Can’t wait for the hot and heady days of summer? Lucky for us, Culley’s is bringing the heat and the beats back to you next…

What's On
Pinot Palooza 2021 Is Hitting Auckland This Friday So Nab One Of The Last Remaining Tickets

This is not a drill, everyone's fave wine fest—Pinot Palooza—is officially returning to the thirsty city of…

Food & Drink
The Winner Of The Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover Has Been Announced

There’s no denying that winter is now well and truly upon us, but rather than focus on how damn cold we are, it’s time for some…

News
A New Boutique Cinema Complex Is Coming To Ponsonby And Yep, We’re Excited

Auckland crew listen up! In some hugely exciting news, it’s been revealed that Ponsonby is (finally) getting a cinema complex all of…

What's On
Auckland’s Iconic Fried Chicken Festival Has A New Post-Lockdown Date

Prepare yourselves chook fans because the Auckland Fried Chicken Festival has a new post-lockdown date. That's…

Sustainability
8 Zero Waste Products That Need To Be On Your Radar

With Plastic Free July coming to an end and Conservation Week on the horizon, being mindful of our consuming habits should be our way…

Food & Drink
Smash This Limited-Edition Brownie Cookie Dough Straight From The Tub While You Can

If you've yet to be introduced to the deliciousness that is the Cookie Dough Collective, you're in for a real treat—especially…

Things To Do
50 Rainy Day Activities To Do In Auckland When It’s Gnarly Out

Auckland weather is a true ode to the power of Mother Nature who seems to have a soft spot for constantly dealing us the meteorological…

What's On
Embrace Winter With Aotea Square Ice Rink, Ice Slide, Snugs And Night Markets 2021

The snow gods heard your cry for alp. Take your mittens out of hibernation and pop on your warmest beanie because Auckland is getting a…

News
Our Beloved Hospo Industry Is Struggling, Here’s How You Can Help

The hospitality industry is struggling, but not because of the reasons you probably think. While many venues are enjoying an unprecedented…

Local Escapes
Auckland’s Top 10 Hidden Adventures Worth Grabbing Your Runners For

If you’re one of those folk who likes adventures but can’t be faffed travelling far and wide for them, Auckland is the best…

News
Arnott’s And Krispy Kreme Have Unleashed An Epic Collab So Let The Face-Stuffing Commence

If you've ever laid awake at night, pondering life's greatest question—what in the world could be better than a Krispy Kreme…

News
Rolo Cookie Pies Have Dropped And We Know Where To Nab Them

Oh happy day, cookie-loving fam... A few weeks ago we reported that the legends at Moustache Milk & Cookie Bar cooked up an insane Rolo…

News
Whittaker’s Peanut Butter And Jelly Chocolate Is Here For A Good Time, Not A Long Time

There are few partnerships in life sweeter than peanut butter and jelly, and the fine folk at Whittaker's are clearly in agreement…

Homewares & Interiors
An Amazingly Lofty Plant Paradise Has Just Opened In St Heliers Village

It'd be fair to say that we're a little bit obsessed with plants here at Urban List – and if you're anything like us, your…

Local Escapes
Waiheke’s Epic Winter Wine And Dine Deal Is Back For 2021 So Fire Up The Group Chat

Grab the gang (and your snuggliest coat) and head across the water to Waiheke Island aka home to some of Auckland's best wineries and…

News
Krispy Kreme Is Giving Away 10,000 Original Glazed Doughnuts This Friday

Is it a donut or doughnut? For the sake of this pun, we highly recommend that you don-ut miss the chance to claim your FREE doughnut this…

What's On
Here’s Where To Watch The Rare Blood Supermoon In Auckland Tonight

It’s not everyday that a giant, cosmic entity lights up the sky with an intergalactic aura—completely kicking a regular full…

Sustainability
7 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint And Help Slow Climate Change

We all know that the earth is heating up and that’s causing our climate to change, which is having a direct and negative impact on our…

Local Escapes
Queenstown Transforms Into A Winter Wonderland In The First Major Snowfall Of 2021

Start digging out your gear, tuning your ski and snowboard and booking flights to Queenstown this winter because the NZ ski season starts…

What's On
RuPaul’s Drag Race Is Coming To New Zealand For A Fabulous Live Tour

Not since Priscilla has New Zealand and Australia seen something as bloody fabulous as RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under. Coming…

News
Krispy Kreme Has Just Dropped Two Limited-Edition Crunchie Doughnuts And There Is A God

It feels like every other week those legends over at Krispy Kreme launch a new collab and you know us, we’re all about those sweet,…

Getting The Gig
How Celebrated Kiwi Illustrator Bonnie Brown Of Studio Bon Landed Her Dream Job

When it comes to writing (or snacking on delicious donuts), we seem to do it in our sleep. Put a paintbrush in our hand and our creatives…

News
Whittaker’s Has Unleashed Two Incredible New Choccy Blocks For Mother’s Day

They've given us Jelly Tip chocolate, Hundreds & Thousands chocolate, even K Bar chocolate (remember that?). Now the legends at…

Pacific
The Ultimate First Timer’s Guide To The Cook Islands

The Cook Islands is a glorious collection of islands in the South Pacific renowned for its snorkelling, scuba diving and island time. Made…

News
The Cook Islands Quarantine-Free Travel Bubble Is Opening This Month

Who doesn’t like starting autumn with a little good news? Yesterday, Prime Minister Jacida Ardern and Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark…

News
Lewis Road Creamery Has Just Released A Lactose-Free Version Of Their Infamous Chocolate Milk

Has it really been seven long years since Lewis Road Creamery first revealed their now-iconic collab with Whittaker’s and dropped…

What's On
The North Shore Mega Fun Carnival Is Packing Up This Weekend So Get Your Thrills While You Can

There’s nothing more exciting than when the carnival comes to town—the sweet smell of candy floss in the air, the buzz of…

News
Smash A Block Of This New Snifters-Inspired Chocolate That’s Dropping Today

If you thought that the curtain had closed on Snifters, think again, because the iconic peppermint lolly—which has been forever in our…

News
Moustache Has Dropped A Giant Caramilk Cookie Pie That Feeds Up To 12 People

If you were thinking of giving healthy eating a go this week, think again. Because cult cookie brand, Moustache Milk & Cookie Bar have…

What's On
A Sensational Whisky Masterclass Is Coming To Auckland For 5 Nights Only

Call us old-fashioned but nothing tops the chart like a glass of whisky to start or wind up an evening. And when it comes to fine whisky,…

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Fill Your Basket With Nature’s Bounty At These Epic Foraging Events In Auckland

Foraging for food isn't a new concept but it's certainly had a resurgence in recent years and personally, we love the idea of…

What's On
Shake Up Your Taste Buds With A Visit To Gochu’s Epic Once-A-Month Test Kitchen

Auckland, we've just discovered an epic new dining experience you need to know about, and it happens to involve one of our favourite…

News
Krispy Kreme Have Just Dropped Four New Doughnuts, And You’re Going To Want To Devour Them All

Krispy Kreme, you are offically the maker of dreams. Because hot off the back of your Easter doughnuts (which were just heavenly, thank you)…

What's On
Get Excited, Themed Food Truck Fridays Are Coming To Britomart All April Long

Covid may have put the brakes on Food Truck Fridays one too many times recently, but worry not because Britomart's fave weekly food…

News
Slurp Decadent Easter Egg Chocolate Margs All Weekend Long At This Rad Waterfront Bar

For anyone who thinks dreams don't come true, you clearly haven't been introduced to the amazing Easter-themed cocktail from our…

News
Say Chur To Fresh Brews At This New Craft Beer Pop-Up Bar In The CBD

SkyCity has recently launched Fortune on Fed, a craft beer pop-up bar serving divine craft brews. Coming to you with the flavours of…

News
Cross Street Music Festival Is The Autumn Bloc Party You Don’t Want To Miss

Cross St. Music Festival is back, baby. After the March lockdown rained on its parade, a new date has been released, and it’s…

News
Uber Eats Will Now Deliver Alcohol Direct To Your Door

We’ve all been there, you’ve worked hard all week and have your heart set on the perfect night in, your food is on the way but…

News
This Epic De’Longhi And Giapo Affogato Truck Is Handing Out Free Coffees Today And Tomorrow

Need a mid-week pick-me-up? Then say ciao to De’Longhi, who could be swinging by your workplace with a very special coffee-laced treat…

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…

Things To Do
Hobsonville’s Boujee Fairy Houses Are Lighting Up To Celebrate The Autumn Equinox This Weekend

As if we needed another reason to visit Hobsonville—what with nearby Catalina Bay with all its restaurants, bars, epic market and…

News
Party Like It’s 1989 With Shake Out’s Epic New Fairy Bread Shake

If you're a Kiwi of a certain age, chances are your childhood birthday parties consisted of three main treats—cheerios, sausage…

News
Sip Rosé, Pink G&Ts And Pink Gin-Based Cocktails At This Epic Pink Pop Up Bar

Make tracks for this pop-up bar that's hit Morningside where you can sip pink drinks beneath pink disco balls and hanging greenery in a…

News
Prepare To Get Messy, Pascall Have Unleashed A Pineapple Lumps Ice Cream

Prepare to have your mind blown, because one of the country's favourite lollies now comes in ice cream form. Following hot on the heels…

News
Drop Everything, This Waterfront Bar Is Slinging Tequila Ice Cream On The Daily

The Viaduct is already awash with exciting activations thanks to a lil' thing called The America's Cup, now we've got what could…

News
Cheat Day Just Came Early Because Krispy Kreme Have Just Dropped Two Epic Biscoff Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme, you've done it again—you've come up with an incredible collab that has us drooling over our computer screens and…

News
Raise Your Flutes, You Can Now Get Champagne Delivered To You On A Jet Ski

Feeling nauti? Pull on your fanciest threads because we’ve found one more reason to head downtown and get in on the America’s…

News
Pascall’s Latest Lumps Flavour Is Here, And It Tastes Just Like Chewy Vanilla Milkshake

Great news, your week just got off to a sweet start thanks to the good people at Pascall, who have bought together two of their most-loved…

News
Fire Up The Group Chat, A Massive Street Party Is Coming To Parnell This Friday

Ain’t no party like a street party—get ready for Parnell’s very own street festival filled with groovy tunes, good vibes,…

News
Listen Up, Lewis Road Have Dropped A Brand New Milk And It Tastes Just Like Banoffee Pie

Oh Lewis Road, how your flavoured milks make our hearts sing! Especially your latest offering, which combines the deliciousness of banana…

News
Ready, Set, Stockpile, Whittaker’s Hundreds And Thousands Block Is Back

Whittaker's Hundreds & Thousands choccy block is back, baby! That's right, the brand's most requested flavour of all time is…

News
Ditch The Roses And Burn Love Letters Instead At This Strictly R18 Anti-Valentine’s Day Event

There are three types of people in this world, those who absolutely love Valentine’s Day and all it entails, those who are blissfully…

News
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…

News
Grab A Ferry Ticket, Waiheke’s First Gin Distillery And Garden Bar Opens This Week

Bored of hitting the vineyards every time you’re in Waiheke? It needn’t be all about the grapes. Why not get your summer game on…

News
Up Your Creativity With These Epic Boozy Gin-Led Classes Hitting Auckland

If our stints in iso have taught us anything, it’s that it’s never too late to learn a skill—from the nervy challenge of…

TV & Movies
Cue The Cosmopolitans, A Sex And The City Reboot Has Just Been Confirmed

It’s officially official— a Sex And The City reboot is on the way and just like that, we have a new TV series on the horizon.…

TV & Movies
Pay Attention Movie Buffs, These Are The Films That Have Been Rescheduled Due To Coronavirus

It’s fair to say COVID-19 put a spanner in the works for the movie industry. Across the entire world, cinemas closed, filming stopped…

Restaurants
Big News, Mark Wahlberg’s Burger Chain Is Opening In New Zealand This Year

In a move that possibly no one saw coming—but then, it is 2021 and anything is possible—Mark Wahlberg is bringing his brassy…

News
Rosé Sangrias At The Ready, An Epic Mexican Bottomless Brunch Is Coming To Queenstown

We’re all well acquainted with the bottomless brunch concept—it’s not quite breakfast, not quite lunch but it is the…

News
Try This Epic Coastal Track In The Waitakere Ranges This Weekend

Picture this—you put your phone on airplane mode, grab your shoes and backpack and head out to the wild to explore the lush ranges. Is…

News
Drink Up At Brolly, An Epic New Bar Popping Up At The Viaduct Just In Time For Summer

If you're after a cool new spot to sink some drinks this summer, head on over to Brolly—an exciting new pop-up bought to us by the…

Music
Bless Your Ears With Taylor Swift’s Surprise Album Dropping Today

This is not a drill! Despite blessing our ears back in July—AKA the epicentre of lockdown life—with her surprise album Folklore,…

News
Calling All LEGO Lovers, A Super-Sized LEGO Exhibition Is Now On

Aucklanders, you’re in for a treat. The Auckland museum is set to host the tallest LEGO brick model in all of the Southern Hemisphere…

News
Get Eggcited, Winner Winner Is Coming To Takapuna And They’re Giving Away Free Fried Chicken

Cult chicken joint, Winner Winner is opening a brand-new nest on the Shore. Bought to us by the same team behind BurgerFuel, this eggciting…

News
Quench Your Thirst, An Epic Frozen Margarita Festival Is Coming To Auckland On Saturday

Forget Mardi Gras, Viaduct hotspot Coops Corner Pub are going one better and throwing their very own Margi Gras Frozen Margarita Festival on…

News
Prepare To Have Your Mind Blown, Whittaker’s And Garage Project Have Just Dropped A Chocolate Beer

Something delicious has been brewing between Whittaker's and Garage Project and yip, you guessed it—it's choccy-flavoured…

News
Grab Your Pencil, Auckland Art Gallery Is Offering Free Drop-In Figure Drawing Sessions

Some Friday nights you want to turn up the volume and hit up the city’s night clubs and parties, others you might just want to have…

News
Drop Everything, Moustache Have Just Unleashed A Giant Mallowpuff

What's better than a Mallowpuff? A Mallowpuff stuffed inside another Mallowpuff, duh. And that's exactly what the creative geniuses…

What's On
Expect The Unexpected At WTF?!, The Strictly Adults-Only Show Taking Auckland By Storm

Imagine all the fantasy and magic from Night at the Museum, and spice it up with some fire, pole dancing, and eccentricity. Brace yourself…

News
Run, Don’t Walk, A Karen Walker Chocolate Collab Has Just Dropped

Just when you thought chocolate collabs couldn't possibly get any better, the one-and-only Karen Walker has gone and teamed up with…

Sustainability
Dig In, Here’s Why This Devastating Netflix Doco Will Change The Way You Buy Chocolate

It’s devoured at Easter. It can say thank you, happy birthday, sorry. It can be a simple moment of deliciousness to ourselves.…

News
A New Vegan-Friendly Lolly Has Just Dropped And You’re Going To Want To Rip Into A Pack, Stat

Last week we bought you the news that an epic vegan festival is hitting the Mount later this month—now we have more exciting vegan…

News
Listen Up, A New Secret Prohibition-Style Dining Experience Is On The Scene

There’s dining, and then there’s dining. If you’re in charge of organising a work-related do or want something really…

News
Drop Everything, An Epic Vegan Festival Is Hitting The Mount This October

Get amongst some serious plant-based goodness later this month at Vegan Vibes, a one-day festival hitting Mt Maunganui's Soper Reserve…

News
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…

Food & Drink
Bake Your Way To Glory With This Super Easy New Range Of Baking Bases

Calling all home bakers—Hill St have just dropped an exciting new line of baking bases that will have you cooking up a legit culinary…