Sustainability

What's On

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…

Local Escapes

The Best Sunflower Farms In New Zealand And Where To Find Them

Sunflower season is short but sweet and while there might not be an abundance of sunflower farms in Aotearoa, there are five magical spots…

Fashion

The Best Swimwear Labels To Shop In NZ This Summer

Summer is finally here and we couldn’t be more ready to frolic in the waves and relax on the beach. We’ve looked high and low to…

Features

The Importance Of Keeping Māori Culture Alive Through Social Media

In this video, Tūranga Morgan-Edmonds speaks to the importance of cultural preservation through Māori content creators such…

Food & Drink

The Best Vegan And Vegetarian Restaurants And Cafes In Auckland

Forget everything you thought you knew about vegan and vegetarian food. Far from its can-o’-chickpea origins, vegan fare is now…

Features

How The Thrift Store Founder Tabitha Coleman Turned Her Passion For Thrifting Into A Full-Time Gig

From a 9-5 desk worker to a professional op shopper, Tabitha Coleman has turned one of her biggest passions into a full-time job.

Features

Here’s Where To Buy The Best Real Christmas Trees In Auckland This Year

To make things easy for you, we’ve created this list of the best places to buy your Christmas tree this year—now you have no…

Features

Level Up Your Kōrero, Here’s How To Get Behind Māori Language Week

This week, and every week henceforth, we encourage you to go beyond learning how to order your coffee in Māori in exchange for a free…

Features

Why We Need To Preserve Queer Stories For The Next Generation

Shaneel Lal, a Fijian-New Zealand writer, LGBT rights activist, and New Zealand's first-ever trans person to win Young New Zealander Of…

Things To Do

8 Reasons To Care About Digital Equity And How It Impacts Your Community

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re a) on a device, b) connected to the internet, and c) know your way around the…

How Anew Founder Jayden Klinac Is Changing The Game With These Plant-Based Reusable Bottles

Unless you're Barbie, the amount of single-use plastics we have is not fantastic. And with the drive of consumer culture and mass…

Features

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…

Restaurants

Cult Dining Phenomenon Dans Le Noir Is Coming Back To Auckland

Not a fan of excessive eye contact on the first date? Sick and tired of eating with your eyes and not with your stomach? Or…

Features

Here’s How 10 Inspirational Kiwi Women Are Embracing Equity This International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, an important day for all those who identify and women and allies. To celebrate, we reached out to…

Features

EcoFest | Show Tāmaki Makaurau Some Love With This Stacked Month-Long Eco Festival

Green does not mean boring, folks. And, proving they know what’s what when it comes to all things good, The EcoFest Festival is…

Features

Auckland And North Island Floods | Where To Get Help And Offer Your Support

Well, whānau, what a time. As we finally come up for air following the unprecedented floods in Tāmaki Makaurau and with…

Features

Cyclone Gabrielle Relief | How To Offer Your Support

Here we are again, whānau. Cyclone Gabrielle, hot on the tail of the recent floods, has put further strain on our…

Gifts

Wholesome Ways To Give Back This Christmas 2022

It's no secret we love Christmas and all the glitz and glam that comes with it, from beautifully wrapped gifts beneath pretty trees, to…

Features

17 Epic Planet-Friendly Gifts For Giving Sustainably This Year

Make more conscious gifting decisions this Christmas.

Fashion

The Best Dress Hire Shops In New Zealand To Get You Through Event Season

Special events call for extra special outfits. Luckily for us, there are heaps of fancy dress hire shops across New Zealand to help us get…

How Ethique’s Founder Brianne West Is Revolutionising The Beauty Industry

Not many people can say they started a beauty brand in their own kitchen, but Brianne West did just that when launching Ethique.

Fashion

16 Of The Best Activewear Brands In NZ To Shop In 2022

Activewear is the holy grail of the wardrobe. 

Things To Do

Six Of The Most Breathtaking Sunrise Spots In Hamilton And Waikato

Despite being a struggle in the wee hours of the morning, pulling yourself out of bed and venturing out for a sunrise mission is always…

Features

Clean Beauty Guru Emma Lewisham Has Just Dropped A Radiant New Product That Works While You Sleep

Multi-award-winning NZ clean skincare brand Emma Lewisham has just dropped a next-level Sleeping Mask which is basically beauty…

Travel

Get Ready To Go Off Grid, Unyoked’s Coveted Nature Escapes Are Coming To NZ

We’ve been longingly watching from across the pond and now it’s our time to enjoy the stunning outdoor vacay of a…

Features

Your Guide To The Best Bamboo Underwear

Good for your tush, good for the planet.

Features

Here’s What The Circular Economy Is All About, According To 5 Sustainability Experts

To put it simply, the theory behind the CE is about transforming our current linear consumption model (Take-Make-Waste) into a circular one…

Features

16 Awesome Things To Do During Earth Hour 2022

Each year, countries all around the world unite together for Earth Hour, one of the largest global movements where millions of people pledge…

Here’s How 9 Inspirational Women Are Breaking The Bias, Part 2

Welcome to part two of our inspirational interview series all about breaking the bias, the theme for International Women's Day 2022. To…

Here’s How 9 Inspirational Women Are Breaking The Bias, Part 1

Today is International Women’s Day, an important day for all those who identify as women and allies. To celebrate, we reached out to…

Fashion

The Best Summer Dresses In NZ To Add To Cart Before The Season Ends

After two-ish years of sweatpants (mostly) all day every day, the ‘home couture’ game is strong but sweats and sand don’t…

Homewares

The Best Bed Linen In NZ To Keep You Cool In Summer And All Year Round In 2022

We all know how important good sleep is, just like we know how important quality bedding is for obtaining that sleep nirvana. Since it can…

Podcasts & Books

14 Of The Best LGBTQI+ Podcasts To Listen To Right Now

Bless your ears with these incredible LGBTQI+ podcasts that will make you laugh and cry with their raw, honest and hilarious storytelling.…

Local Escapes

Rotoroa Island | 12 Magical Things To Do At The Hauraki Gulf’s Newest Wildlife Sanctuary

If you haven’t heard of Rotoroa Island, you better catch up, stat, because you’re definitely missing out.

Travel Tips

11 Zero Waste Travel Hacks You Need To Know About

The term zero waste has been on the upward trend for a while now, but it’s one that we hope will stick around for the long…

Homewares

Snag One Of These Dreamy Wool Pearl Pillows For A Comfy And Sustainable Snooze

We all know the struggle of trying to find the right pillow. Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for a healthy lifestyle, so…

Features

Where To Buy The Best Reusable Face Masks In Auckland And NZ In 2021

Face masks are now essential wear for all New Zealanders.

Features

Beyond Soap Is The Kiwi Company That’s On A Mission To Change The Way We Use Soap

Making beautiful soaps with natural, plant-based ingredients only, this small Kiwi business is doing its bit to help to address the…

Features

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…

Features

How Kester Black’s Anna Ross Created A Sustainable Beauty Empire

When it comes to the beauty industry, sustainable and eco-conscious aren’t often the first words that come to mind, which is why…

Features

Make A Difference And Support These 6 Businesses Doing Better By Our Planet

The winners of The Circle Awards AUS & NZ 2021 have officially been announced, and our carts (and hearts) are full of sustainable swaps…

Features

Yours Truly Is The New Pre-Loved Bridal Gown Store That Has Sustainability At Its Heart

Washing your hair with solid shampoo and taking your keep cup everywhere is a solid way to make sustainable changes, but it’s super…

Everybody Eats Founder Nick Loosley On His Mission To End Food Poverty In NZ

Realising this gap between food waste and food insecurity, Nick Loosley founded Everybody Eats - a locally-based, not-for-profit…

Homewares

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

The team behind the talented design and construction team Babylon Gardens—who have been creating beautiful landscapes in Auckland for…

What's On

Make A Beeline For This Tasty Multi-Sensory Experience That’s Just Opened In The Viaduct

When it comes to delivering a multi-sensory retail experience, Comvita has raised the bar with the launch of the new Comvita Wellness Lab…

Features

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

From growing your own vegetables to cutting down on single-use plastics, slashing your food waste and walking more, here are seven ways to…

Features

Show Your Fave Zero-Waste Brand Some Love By Voting In The Circle Awards Now

Here at Urban List, we're passionate about putting our best foot forward, dedicated to being as conscious as possible when it comes to…

Features

Kōkako Is The Next-Level Kiwi Fairtrade Roast You Need To Know About

Little else compares to the feeling of drinking a coffee when you so desperately need one. As you’re sipping on your daily fuel, it…

Beauty

Kiss Plastic Packaging Goodbye With This New Eco-Friendly Lip Balm

Ethique have gone and launched the line of eco-friendly lip balms we’ve all been waiting for.  

Features

Meet EveryHuman, The Adaptive Clothing Store Making Fashion More Inclusive

EveryHuman is the only marketplace in Australia and New Zealand bringing together the best adaptive fashion brands from around the globe,…

How These Entrepreneurs Reimagined The Use Of Essential Oils Through Their Ground-breaking Candles

From combining pure, organic oils and creating divine signature scent combinations to making classy recyclable…

Features

Recycle Boutique Has Gone Online So You Can Now Scout That Coveted Piece From Home

Time to let op-shop fever set in. Whether you could easily lose a day browsing pre-loved goodies, or you’ve come across some of the…

TV & Movies

11 Thought-Provoking LGBTQI+ Movies And Shows On Netflix

LGBTQI+ stories on screen have become more prevalent in recent years (and rightly so), giving a historically silenced community a proud…

Features

Make A Beeline, Auckland’s Huge Plant Market Has Been Shifted To March

Load Up your boot on covetable botanical goodies at Auckland Plant Market happening on March 21 at Smales Farm. Expect botanical art, live…

Features

9 Of The Best Sustainable Hair Salons In Auckland To Help You Make Greener Choices

Kiss goodbye those roots and split ends the environmentally-friendly way, here are the very best of the sustainable salons in…

Local Escapes

Buckle Up In This Eco Friendly EV And Get Off-Road To Explore Glenorchy

If you’re planning a Queenstown getaway, make it a memorable one by heading out to Glenorchy and exploring the impressive scenery in…

How These Kiwi Sisters Went From Culinary School To Building A Plant-Based Empire

You’ve probably heard that the gut is the second brain, or that you are what you eat. If you’re wondering how to approach…

Features

Worship The Planet And Your Belly With 6 Of The Most Sustainable Eateries in Auckland

New Zealanders are becoming more connected to their choices than ever, making conscious decisions on the 5 W’s (and H) of spending our…

How These Kiwi Urban Warriors Are Safeguarding Bees For Our Future

To feed our obsession with bees we caught up with the founder of Bees Up Top, Jessie Baker to ask her all our burning bee-related questions…

Features

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.…

Features

Get Clued Up On What It Really Takes To Be Sustainable In Fashion

We’ve ditched single use coffee cups, switched to stainless steel straws and now we’re turning our attention to our wardrobes.…

Wellington

Hit The Road With These 5 Experiences For A Truly Sustainable Day Out In Wellington

We’ve put together a great tour of the best sustainable spots Welly has to offer and even better, we’ve got the perfect mode of…

Features

Get To Know The Legend Behind It All, Greta Thunberg Just Dropped Her Own Doco

The film basically culminates with her insane wind-powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New…

Features

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

It caters for anyone with physical limitations or the likes of vaginismus and endometriosis.

Features

Take Note, Dictionary.com Just Added A Whole New Suite Of LGBQTI+ Definitions

Asexual, deadname and biromantic are just some of the new additions.

Local Escapes

Book Yourself In For The Ultimate Staycation At The Hotel Britomart

2020 is officially the year of the staycation, and we can't think of a better spot to spend our next getaway than in the heart of the…

Features

Add These 8 Conscious Alternatives For Lockdown Essentials To Your Cart, Stat

The sustainability sphere is a rapidly evolving one, and alternatives are cropping up for everyday items left, right and centre. From using…

Features

Strive For Style Goals With The 10 Best Local Vintage Sellers On Instagram

Follow a few of these gems to fill up your feed with sustainable, original and drool-worthy fashion. 

Features

Lookout Onto Glassy Waters At This Eco Resort On A Remote Scandinavian Island

The award-winning sea cabins have been built just above the ocean and give you panoramic scenes of rocky mountains and surrounding…

Features

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

Bike sales are currently going through the roof and it’s not hard to understand why. Neighbourhood walks are great and all but if…

Fashion

Get Schooled On Sustainable DIY With This Collab From Allbirds And Chinatown Market

Unlike other sneaker-streetwear collabs, rather than only producing a pair of limited-edition kicks to covet and shop, this creative…

Features

Wave Goodbye To Beauty Guilt With This Revolutionary Kiwi Recycling Program

Have you ever looked at the skincare in your bathroom cabinet and just wished for a fairy wand to make everything natural, ethical, and…

Fashion

Editor’s Picks: Sweat It Out In 5 Of The Coolest Sustainable Activewear Labels

As far as sustainable fashion goes, activewear seems to be the category most regularly pushing boundaries in the quest for earth-friendly…

Features

Up Your Green Game With This First Timer’s Guide To Going Plastic Free

It's 2020 and here's what we know for sure—plastic of any kind is seriously bad for the environment. And yet shamefully,…

What's On

Get Up Close And Personal With A Rare Turtle Before It’s Released Back Into The Wild

Currently preparing to take visitors is one cool creature, usually found hanging around Costa Rica and the Galápagos Islands.

Features

Volunteer Your Time For The Planet With 6 Epic Ways To Get Involved

From helping the local flora and fauna, reducing your carbon footprint or getting around to finally recycling that stuff, here are six…

Features

Go Nuts For 12 Of Auckland’s Best Vegan Treats

Vegan food is big business these days, with whole eateries dedicated to a cuisine that was once actually quite hard to come by. This is…

Features

Listen Up, Here’s How To Celebrate World Oceans Day From Home

There’s no denying it, 2020 has been one rollercoaster of a year. With the bush fires, COVID-19 and long overdue international outrage…

Features

Take Action, Here’s How You Can Help End Racial Injustice In New Zealand

The death of African American man George Floyd, while being arrested by Minneapolis police, has sent shockwaves around the world. The…

Features

Get Around History And Watch Pixar’s First Film Starring An LGBQTI+ Main Character

It’s a big breakthrough for LGBQTI+ representation and has already been dubbed a Pixar legacy.

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.

Features

Get Growing At The 7 Best Urban Farms And Community Gardens In Auckland

Green thumbs at the ready. As much as you're loving reconnecting with your family, flatmates and workmates post-lockdown,…

Features

Get On The Sustainability Train With 6 Eco-Friendly Stores That Deliver Across NZ

We've said goodbye to plastic bags, now move on to bigger and better things with these Earth-friendly online stores. With everything…

Features

Ditch The Plastic Thanks To These 5 Sustainable Bulk Food Stores That Deliver In NZ

While we love a good trip to the supermarket, the amount of plastic and packaging involved in all our favourite foods can get a little out…