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18 Epic Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

The weather may be downright wild at the moment but your weekend’s coming in hot.

Food & Drink

12 Of The Best Happy Hours In Auckland To Kick Your Night Off For Less

Bargain bevvies, a bar snack or two and some quality yarns make for the ultimate after-work wind-down.

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What’s On In Auckland This Week, This Month And This Year 2024

Auckland is pulling out all the stops this month. Here’s what’s on in Auckland this week, this month, and this…

Restaurants

Auckland’s Best New Restaurant Openings Of 2024 You Need To Know About (July Edition)

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

Things To Do

52 Of The Best Things To Do In Auckland This Winter (2024 Edition)

Here are 52 things to do in Auckland this winter that will (almost) distract you from missing summer.

Things To Do

The Best Cinemas In Auckland And Where To Find Them In 2024

Don’t get us wrong, we love a night in with Netflix but it just doesn’t compare to seeing movies on the silver screen, a bucket…

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Everything You Need To Devour At Eat Drink Love Ponsonby 2024

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

Markets & Food Events

The Best Markets In Auckland For 2024

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

Food & Drink

What’s Open In Auckland This Easter Long Weekend

Easter is upon us and a long weekend of resting and feasting awaits. Take this holiday as a chance to go out to get your wine and dine on…

Things To Do

Onehunga | The Best Restaurants, Cafes, Bars And Things To Do In This Rad Auckland Suburb

It's official—Onehunga is one of Auckland's most hip albeit underrated suburbs. Studded with historic buildings and delightful…

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What’s On In Christchurch In 2024

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

Restaurants

15 Of The Best Restaurants In Hamilton To Eat Your Way Around

Whatever the occasion or vibe, Kirikiriroa Hamilton’s buzzing restaurant scene has it all. Whether you’re after a…

Food & Drink

Where To Wine, Dine And Treat Your Lover In Auckland This Valentine’s Day

Hello lovers, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so if you haven’t made plans yet, you'd better hustle.

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The Best Auckland Pride Festival Events You Can’t Miss In 2024

Here are all the events not to miss at this year's Auckland Pride Festival. 

Local Escapes

16 Of The Best Things To Do In Queenstown

Summer, winter, autumn or spring, Queenstown is a beauty to behold.

Bars & Pubs

16 Of The Best Bars In Ponsonby Right Now

From hidden speakeasies to bright and breezy spots with gorgeous courtyards to boot these are the best bars in Ponsonby.

Bars & Pubs

Auckland’s Best Rooftop Bars To Watch Day Turn To Night

We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again: rooftop bars are the shiz. What’s not to love about sitting sky-high, sipping…

Things To Do

50 Of The Best Things To Do In Auckland

While Aucklanders may be the brunt of jokes for those south of the Bombay Hills, we think living in the City of Sails is pretty damn rad.

Food & Drink

14 Of The Best Restaurants In Queenstown And Glenorchy

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

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The Best New Year’s Eve Parties In New Zealand To See Out 2023

2023 is almost done and dusted. Only one question remains—where will you be when the new year dawns?

Food & Drink

What’s Open In Auckland On Boxing Day, New Year’s Day And Summer Holidays

Whether you’re diving into the mad scramble that is Boxing Day sales, you’re after a top tier refuel mid beach day, or…

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The Best Christmas Lights To See In Auckland 2023

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

Bars & Pubs

The 10 Best Sports Bars In Auckland So You Can Catch The Big Game In Style

Sport is basically a religion here in Aotearoa, and meeting your mates to share a drink and yell sports-themed profanities is a rite of…

Food & Drink

What’s Open This Labour Day In Auckland

There's nothing quite as good as a long weekend, and this one is no exception. With the weather warming up, there's no need to head…

Food & Drink

The Best Wynyard Quarter Restaurants, Cafes And Bars

With its top-notch eateries and unrivalled views of the Waitematā Harbour, Wynyard Quarter is one of Tāmaki Makaurau…

Things To Do

50 Things To Do With Friends In Auckland For The Ultimate Mate Date

Friends are great. Always there to listen and advise, help you pick out killer outfits and approve romantic partners.

Food & Drink

The Best Viaduct Restaurants And Bars Auckland Has To Offer

For tasty kai with bangin' views, make a beeline for the Auckland Viaduct. 

Things To Do

The Best Christmas Party Venues In Auckland For 2023

Ho, ho, holy snowball…. December is nearly here and it's time to get our Christmas party on. Is it just us, or did this year…

Bars & Pubs

12 Of The Best Bars In Christchurch Right Now

From unconventional bars in buses to speakeasies and craft breweries, Christchurch nightlife is anything but dull.

Fashion

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

We’ve rounded up the best of the best costume shops in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and online so you can dive straight into…

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…

Food & Drink

Restaurant Month 2023’s Best Menus At $30, $45 And $55+

The centrepiece of Auckland’s food events is officially back on the radar: Restaurant Month is here. We’ve never been so…

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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…

Food & Drink

The Best Wineries And Vineyards On Waiheke Island

Wineries are a field that Waiheke have got down pat and it’d be criminal to leave without visiting one. Here’s a list of the…

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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…

Food & Drink

Catch Up With Your Crew At These Must-Visit Spots On Karangahape Road

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

Food & Drink

The Best Late-Night Desserts In Auckland

Skip dinner altogether and go straight into a sugar-glazed euphoria.

Restaurants

Where To Eat In Auckland On A Monday Night

‘Monday-itis’ can be cured by two things: a good meal and a strong beverage.

Things To Do

Where To Go Ice Skating In Auckland

Want to experience a ‘true’ winter this year? Luckily you don’t have to venture far to experience the gleeful joy of…

Things To Do

50 Of The Best Things To Do In Christchurch At Least Once In Your Life

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

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…

Asia

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.…

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…

Features

Elliott Stables Street Side | A Hot New Late-Night District Is Coming To Auckland CBD

Exciting news fam, Ponsonby's coveted Lucky 8 is getting a hot younger sibling and it's going slap-bang in the middle of a wholly…

Food & Drink

15 Of The Best Bars In Queenstown To Try In 2023

Whether you’re looking for a classy establishment for date night or a lively spot to dance the night away, here’s our guide to…

Bars & Pubs

Where To Sip On The Best Margaritas In Auckland

Ah, the margarita—one of Mexico's finest exports. There really is nothing better on a sultry summer's evening (or, at any time…

Bars & Pubs

50 Of The Best Bars In Auckland | Your Ultimate 2024 Guide

We've rounded up the best of the best bars, with oldies, newbies and everything in between. No matter the specifics, all of these places…

Local Escapes

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

After having opened in the midst of various lockdowns, multi-award-winning distillery Broken Heart Spirits has launched…

Food & Drink

Auckland’s Best Waterfront Restaurants So You Can Dine Out On Views For Days

Grab a spot by the water, dig in to a tasty something and let the City of Sails treat you some next-level hospitality at Auckland’s…

Food & Drink

Auckland’s Best New Bars And Restaurants For 2022

Can we just start by saying what an incredible year of eating (and drinking) it's been? 

Things To Do

The 21 Best Auckland Tours To Take In 2023

We're spilling our secrets on all the best tours you need to get amongst to make the most of your time in Auckland. 

Food & Drink

The Best Restaurants In Napier, Hastings And Havelock North In Hawke’s Bay

Tell anyone you’re heading to Hawke’s Bay for the weekend and they’ll be insanely jealous. Kiwis from all over the country…

Features

A New Boutique Cinema Complex Has Just Opened In 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…

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Auckland’s Best Halloween Events And Parties To Get Spooked At In 2022

Legend has it that at summer’s end or ‘Samhain’—the inspiration behind Halloween traditions—the veil between…

Things To Do

The Best Halloween Costume Ideas For 2022 That Are Actually Good

Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble. The most frightful night of the year approaches—it’s time to get…

Food & Drink

Meet Liberty, Wellington’s Stylish New Eatery From The Team Behind Logan Brown

If you consider yourself a foodie, chances are you’ve heard of Logan Brown. The Cuba Street institution is one of Wellington’s…

Food & Drink

What’s Open On Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day

Aotearoa is having a pop-public holiday in memorial of Queen Elizabeth II next week, Monday 26 September to be exact. Here are all some of…

Things To Do

50 Auckland Dates For Less Than $50

Love doesn't have to cost the world—no really, it doesn't, as this list of 50 date ideas for under $50 shows. From stargazing…

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 Christchurch. From delightful pastries and gelato to share to gorgeous…

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Synthony, The Banging Orchestral Dance Concert Is Coming To Auckland Domain

Ever wanted to hear Calvin Harris' One Kiss in C Minor with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra? Yeah, us neither, come…

Food & Drink

The Best Bars In Wellington To Try In 2023

Basically what we’re saying is we bloody love a drink—and Wellington is the perfect spot for it, rain or shine.

Things To Do

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

After taking Auckland by storm, entertainment masters Funlab have announced they’re opening an Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq AND a…

Things To Do

14 Of The Best Nightclubs In Auckland

There’s something about dancing we just can’t get enough of. Whether it’s dancing in the moonlight, dancing in the dark or…

Food & Drink

The Best Cheap Eats In Hamilton

These wallet-friendly restaurants will leave you full, satisfied, and with money in the bank—winning.

Things To Do

The Top Spots To Go Ten-Pin Bowling In Auckland

Rain or shine, bowling is one of the most fun ways to spend an afternoon. 

Things To Do

Upper Village Queenstown | Everything You Need To Know About QT’s Rad New Entertainment Precinct

Sitting at the base of Bob’s Peak Mountain and the iconic Skyline Gondola, Queenstown’s rad new dining and entertainment…

Food & Drink

Parnell’s Best Restaurants, Bars And Cafes And Where To Find Them

For a night out feeling fancy, a sweet pick-me-up or a tasty bite to get you through your day, Parnell won’t disappoint.…

Music

8 Of The Best Up-And-Coming Local DJs You Need To Know About

Hot on the heels of Te Marama Puoro O Aotearoa NZ Music Month we caught up with eight of Aotearoa's most exciting up-and-coming DJs to…

Food & Drink

11 Of The Best Bars To Visit In Hawke’s Bay

From stylish cocktail lounges hidden inside architectural gems to modern laneway drinkeries and secret garden bars, we’ve rounded up…

Things To Do

The Best Bowling Alleys In Wellington For A Next-Level Night Out

Whether you’re planning the ultimate staff do, a creative girls' night out, or your little one’s birthday bash, bowling is a…

Food & Drink

7 Of The Best Restaurants In Arrowtown You Need To Dine At In 2023

Whether you’re staying down the road in Queenstown, or in the heart of this magical town, here are seven Arrowtown restaurants you…

Food & Drink

Takapuna’s Best Restaurants, Bars And Cafés And Where To Find Them

Takapuna is one of our fave suburbs, period. Not only is it home to one of the most popular beaches on the North Shore and a number of…

Music

The Best Live Music Venues In Auckland

While your Spotify may be overflowing with a cracking collection of music, nothing beats the sweet, sweet sound of live music.

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Epic Bottomless Sangria Sessions Have Just Popped Up At This Rad Rooftop Bar

While the endless summer sun might be losing its heat, why not welcome in autumn while keeping the fiesta vibes strong with bottomless jugs…

Food & Drink

12 Of The Best BYO Restaurants In Auckland To Try In 2022

You bring the booze and they’ll take care of the food at any one of these fine Auckland establishments. Read on to discover the best…

Things To Do

17 Auckland Date Ideas That Aren’t Dinner And A Movie

Let us hear you say love. Whether it’s your first or your one hundredth date, a little thought goes a long way especially amidst the…

Homewares

Artweek 2021 | Everything You Need To See, Whatever The Alert Level

Artweek is just around the corner and 2020 marks a massive ten years for the week-long festival. Once again, it's time to…

Features

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

Take a trip along the yellow brick road and prepare to be amazed by an all Kiwi cast as they transport you to Emerald City and back. 

What's On

The Smoke And Spice Festival Will Turn Up The Heat In 2022

Auckland’s Smoke & Spice Festival will be bigger and better than ever with plenty of barbecues, booze, live music,…

Local Escapes

7 Rad Things To Do At Night In Queenstown

From late night eats to gorgeous gondola rides and delicious cocktails to live gigs, Queenstown is an epic city around the clock. Here are…

Bars & Pubs

Bozo On Auckland’s Karangahape Road Is The Hot New Gin And Rum Bar You Need To Meet

Hot new gin and craft beer joint Bozo Gin & Rum Bar has just opened on Auckland’s buzzing Karangahape Road and you’re…

Local Escapes

Lil Red Is The Hidden Spot That’s Just Popped Up In Queenstown For The Winter Season

Queenstown has a new pop-up on its culinary menu and we’re crossing our fingers (and toes) that this cosy restaurant will extend its…

Restaurants

Meet Bar Magda, Auckland’s Hottest New Underground Bar And Bistro

Tantalize your taste buds at Auckland's hottest new bar and bistro. 

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An Epic Raclette Pop Up Is Hitting Auckland This Bastille Celebration Week

Is there any better way to embrace the colder days than with shed loads of cheese? We think not. This winter, we’re in luck,…

Bars & Pubs

Party Venues In Auckland That Are Actually Good

Whether you’re planning a big birthday or a special shindig, only the best will do. Because we’re about nothing but the best,…

Local Escapes

First Base’s Free Vintage Après Ski Soirée Hits Queenstown This Weekend

Winter is coming, and that means ski party season is too. So, dust off your boots and grab your warmest jackets, because things are about to…

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A Secret Piano Bar Is Coming To Auckland

Let’s be honest, we’re kinda terrible at keeping secrets here at Urban List. So, when we hear a rumour a hidden piano…