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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…

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The Best New Year’s Eve Parties In New Zealand To See Out 2022

2022 is almost done and dusted. Only one question remains—where will you be when the new year dawns? You’ll be stoked to know…

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

Tell anyone you’re heading to Napier and the wider Hawke’s Bay region for some R&R and they’ll be insanely jealous.…

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The Best Christmas Party Venues In Auckland In 2022

Looking for somewhere spesh to host this year's Christmas party? We got you. From a 'wine library' to a winery proper, a…

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What’s On In Auckland This Week, This Month And This Year, 2022

This week step into the shoes of a winemaker at a wine-tasting event, treat yourself to a night at the theatre, put your musical knowledge…

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18 Epic Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

It’s officially the Silly Season—we’ve made it! And while you could opt to run around frantically trying to put the tree…

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Auckland’s Best Christmas Lights Of 2022

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

News
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 has (finally) scored a cinema complex all of…

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

If you’ve just received an invite to a costume party, it’s time to get your A into G. Luckily, there are loads of epic costume…

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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 This Labour Day In Auckland

The only work you should be doing on Labour Day is lifting a glass or fork to your mouth. That’s a fact. To help you along with your…

Food & Drink
What’s Open On Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day

Aotearoa is having a pop-public holiday in memorial of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday 26 September. And while some of the cafes, bars and…

Restaurants
Where To Eat In Auckland On A Monday Night

Monday, a.k.a. the most hated day of the week. Statistically speaking, more people are in a crap mood on a Monday than on any other day (OK,…

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 Ōtautahi Christchurch. Not only does the Garden City live up to its name with…

Things To Do
The Best Cinemas In Auckland And Where To Find Them In 2022

Every night can be movie night with the abundance of cinemas dotted all over Auckland. Don’t get us wrong, we love a night in with…

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…

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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? Welcome to the world of…

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

When Welly has a good day, there’s nothing better than making the most of it and having a drink in the sun. When Welly has a bad…

Things To Do
The 22 Best Auckland Tours To Take In 2022

With so much to be discovered in Auckland and so little time, it can be a wee bit overwhelming to know where to start. From scenic beaches…

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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…

Food & Drink
Restaurant Month 2022’s Best Menus At $25, $40 And $55+

It's that time of year again, Auckland—when the CBD's eateries bust out their most tasty, creative and excellent…

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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…

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51 Of The Best Things To Do In Auckland This Winter

Hello darkness, our old friend. The days are shorter and the temperature has plummeted but it’s not all bad news. Whether you’re…

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15 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

Whether payday is a distant memory or you simply don’t want to spend your life savings on a meal (fair), don’t go running for…

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.  Whether you still use the ramp or insist on having the…

Local Escapes
15 Of The Best Bars In Queenstown To Try In 2022

People come from all over to experience Queenstown’s jaw-dropping scenery and host of adventurous activities. From traditional…

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…

Food & Drink
The Best Hidden Gems In Auckland And Where To Find Them

Some secrets are best shared so we’re spilling our intel on Tāmaki Makaurau's hidden gems. Mainstream is just so pedestrian,…

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…

Bars & Pubs
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. That’s right, we are talking…

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 as…

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…

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

When it comes to whipping up mouth-watering kai and creating world-class wine, Hawke’s Bay deserves a standing ovation. Known for its…

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 mates' night out, or a birthday bash to remember, bowling is a…

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Takapuna Winter Lights Is Back For 2022 Bigger And Better Than Ever

If the dark nights and chilly temperatures are killing your vibe, you'll be stoked to hear that a dazzling free light festival is…

Restaurants
15 Of The Best Restaurants In Hamilton To Eat Your Way Around In 2022

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

Food & Drink
7 Of The Best Restaurants In Arrowtown You Need To Dine At In 2022

With its cobblestone streets brimming with heritage, stunning historic buildings and darn quaint aesthetic, Arrowtown is one of those places…

Food & Drink
The Best Late-Night Desserts In Auckland

Long gone are the days when we have to finish everything on our dinner plate in order to gorge on dessert. Now we can simply skip it…

Things To Do
50 Rad Things To Do In Wellington In 2022

When you think of capital cities it often conjures up images of dull, bureaucratic hubs—not the kind of places likely to make it onto…

Food & Drink
Ponsonby’s Best Restaurants, Bars And Cafes You Need To Check Out In 2022

When it comes to restaurants, bars and cafes, Ponsonby is a literal smorgasbord—in fact, this is one suburb where it's more about…

Bars & Pubs
50 Of The Best Bars In Auckland In 2022

When it comes to finding somewhere decent to drink, we Aucklanders have it pretty damn good. From sunny rooftop terraces to moody basement…

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 (especially…

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Eat Drink Love Ponsonby Is Back For 2022 | 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…

Food & Drink
11 Of The Best Restaurants In Queenstown To Visit In 2022

When it comes to eating out, Queenstown’s constantly evolving gastronomy scene is one to watch, and of course, enjoy. Whether…

Food & Drink
What’s Open This Easter Long Weekend In Auckland

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…

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

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

Local Escapes
10 Last-Minute Escapes From Auckland To Book This Long Easter Weekend 2022

The ultimate long weekend of all long weekends is coming up, and it is thanks to our very favourite chocolate-centred…

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…

Local Escapes
16 Of The Best Things To Do In Queenstown

Summer, winter, autumn or spring, Queenstown is a beauty to behold. For both tourists and locals, it has a spectacular vista and there are…

Food & Drink
12 Of The Best BYO Restaurants In Auckland To Try In 2022

A good meal becomes a great meal when it’s paired with a glass of your favourite vino. You bring the booze and they’ll take care…

New Zealand
Pinkies Up, We’ve Found The Best Wineries On Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is well-known for being one of the best islands in the world due to its pristine beaches and—of…

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.…

Bars & Pubs
Where To Sip On Auckland’s Very Best Margaritas

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

Things To Do
50 Epic Things To Do In Auckland In 2022

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.…

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

Let us hear you say love. Whether it’s your first or your 100th date, a little thought goes a long way especially amidst the…

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…

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

Lockdown hasn't stopped Artweek, and the annual festival celebrating local artists and art is back from 5 to 14 November to enliven…

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…

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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…

Local Escapes
7 Rad Things To Do At Night In Queenstown

The sun may be setting, but things are just kicking off in Queenstown. As soon as the day turns to night, the city lights up with…

Bars & Pubs
Bozo On Auckland’s K’ Road Is The Hot New Gin And Craft Beer Bar You Need To Meet

Hot new gin and craft beer joint Bozo Bar has just opened on Auckland’s buzzing Karangahape Road and you’re going to want to get…

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

Meet Magda—a speakeasy-style bar and bistro that is guaranteed to steal your heart, captivate your taste buds and tantalise your…

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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, as Le…

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…

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…

Restaurants
MOGLY Is The Epic New Bar And Eatery Bringing Seriously Good Vibes To Ormiston

From milkshakes to margaritas, burgers to bao—MOGLY Bar And Eatery is bringing a whole lotta deliciousness to the South Auckland…

Restaurants
Bali Nights Is Ponsonby’s Hot New Indonesian Eatery Serving Up A Slice Of Paradise

Ponsonby is about as far from the beaches and jungles of Bali as you can get—unless, that is, you find yourself visiting Bali Nights,…

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Dine Under The Stars In These Epic Igloos That Have Just Popped Up In Central Wellington

Ah, winter. That delightful season when jammies and slippers become a fashion statement, social outings become rarer than a blood supermoon,…

Food & Drink
Pull Up A Stool At The Best Bars To Grab A Patrón Cocktail In NZ

Do you consider yourself a bit of a cocktail connoisseur? If so, listen up! We don’t know about you but our spirit of choice has to be…

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Show Off Your Slick Moves At New Zealand’s Highest And Most Epic Silent Disco

There’s always that one friend that doesn’t vibe with your choice in music, isn’t there? Well, now you can dance to the…

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Just Released: Free Hip Hop Event Jameson House of Rounds Has A New Date

Forget whatever you had planned for September 3rd, Galatos is the place to be. From 9pm the good vibes will be crankin’ and…

Local Escapes
9 Of The Best Hotels In Wellington

Our fine capital is home to some fantastic hotels for all kinds of visitors looking for all kinds of getaways. Whether you’re…

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MOTAT Is Lighting Up Matariki With A Next-Level Interactive Night Lights Event

Whether you love a good photo op or simply have an appreciation for the arts—the enchanting Night Lights at MOTAT will be…

Bars & Pubs
50 Of The Best Bars In Auckland In 2021

When it comes to finding somewhere decent to drink, us Aucklanders have it pretty damn good. From sunny rooftop terraces to moody basement…

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…

Bars & Pubs
Introducing Our Land Is Alive—The Gorgeous New Bar Celebrating All Things NZ

There's a lot to love about New Zealand right now (just ask anyone living overseas!), so the timing really couldn't be more perfect…

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
Rally The Crew, A Massive Beach Festival With An Epic Rooftop Bar Is Popping Up In Takapuna

We might only be a couple of months into the new year but this summer is shaping up to be a corker. Hot on the heels of a pop-up gin garden…

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Hoist Those Flags, Here’s Everything You Can’t Miss At Auckland Pride Festival 2021

After last year’s shenanigans, we sure do need an occasion dedicated to celebrating freedom and togetherness. And what better…

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,…

Restaurants
Meet Candela, The New Spanish Wine Bar And Eatery Shaking Up K’ Road

Now more than ever we want to hop on a plane and fly to Spain to sink our teeth into their culinary delights, and while we know we…

Things To Do
50 Of The Best Summer Date Ideas To Try In Auckland

Dating in summer is all about spending time in the great outdoors, soaking up the sunshine and indulging in activities limited to the warmer…

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

Valentine's Day is on the way, and love is well and truly in the air. This is the one day of the year where romantic expectations are at…