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The Best Matariki Public Holiday Events In Tāmaki Makaurau And Around Aotearoa In 2023

Matariki a.k.a. Māori New Year is just around the corner (Friday 14 July to be exact). A time of reflection and new beginnings,…

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…

Hair & Beauty
The Look | The NZ Beauty News We’re Loving Right Now

Welcome to the most fabulous corner of the internet—Urban List's destination for the picks of the beauty crop. This month,…

Auckland’s Best New Restaurant Openings In 2023 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…

Getting The Gig
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…

Food & Drink
The Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover’s Finalists Have Been Announced

The hot competition where chefs up and down the country cook up their tastiest take on the classic toastie, The Great New Zealand…

Food & Drink
What’s Open This King’s Birthday Public Holiday In Auckland

The first public holiday celebrating King Charles' birthday has arrived which means three days of rest, relaxation and feasting are…

50 Of The Best Restaurants In Auckland To Try In 2023

When it comes to restaurants, us Aucklanders really are spoilt for choice. Whether you have a taste for the finer things in life and…

Food & Drink
15 Of The Best High Teas In Auckland | Your Ultimate 2023 Guide

What better way to treat yourself than enjoying one of Auckland’s best high teas? Let’s face it, it’s nice to feel that…

Homewares & Interiors
It’s Official, IKEA NZ Has Just Confirmed An Opening Date

It's official whānau, IKEA is finally coming to Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Things To Do
50 Of The Best Things To Do In Christchurch In 2023

Ōtautahi is an absolute gem of a city—there’s not a lot it doesn’t have. Beaches? Yes. Arts and culture? Absolutely.…

The Best Japanese Restaurants In Auckland | 2023 Edition

We love Japanese food an awful lot here at the Urban List. And who’s to blame us? From sushi to sashimi to sake, Japanese cuisine…

Style & Design
The Best Jewellers In Auckland And Where To Find Them

Few things in life come close to the excitement of receiving jewellery. The box, the silky lining, the glamour of it all—nothing…

Food & Drink
The Feed | The New Zealand Food News You Need To Know

Roll up, roll up. It’s time for this week’s New Zealand food news. Hot off the press (or should we say, toastie…

Markets & Food Events
The Best Markets In Auckland For 2023

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

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…

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…

Food & Drink
The Best Restaurants, Cafes And Bars On Karangahape Road | 2023 Edition

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

Airbnb Just Launched ‘Rooms’ With Stays For Under $100 A Night

Keen to lock in some affordable accommodation for your next trip? Check out some seriously great Rooms around Aotearoa at Airbnb.

Local Escapes
The Best Hotels In Christchurch You Need To Check Into In 2023

As the gateway to the South Island, Ōtautahi Christchurch attracts visitors of all types and it's not hard to see…

What's On
What’s On In Christchurch In 2023

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

Local Escapes
12 Of The Best Hotels In Wellington To Stay At In 2023

Whether it’s the location, the ambience, the comfort of the bed, the 5-star rating or the cleanliness that attracts you to a hotel,…

Food & Drink
The Best Bottomless Brunch Spots In Auckland Right Now

Ahhh brunch, the perfect blend of breakfast and lunch we just can’t get enough of, which is lucky because the brunch game is strong in…

Local Escapes
The Best Airbnbs In Wellington For An Unforgettable Capital Vacay In 2023

Brimming with vibrance, creativity, and some of the best coffee you'll find in the country, you'll never have a dull…

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Eat Drink Love Ponsonby Is Back For 2023 | 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…

Neon NZ’s Very Best Shows To Binge In 2023

Home to some of the best series from HBO Max, Warner Bros, Sony, NBCU, FX and BBC content you can now work your way through the likes…

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What’s On In Wellington In 2023

Arts and culture capital of Aotearoa, Te Whanganui-a-Tara is packed with an epic lineup of things to do in 2023.

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…

The Best Mother’s Day Gifts For Every Type Of Mum (And Budget)

From statement earrings and sleep-supporting tea to illuminating skincare and cosy knitwear, shop our thoughtfully curated list of…

Food & Drink
The Best Burger Joints In Auckland And Where To Find Them

There’s just nothing better than devouring a really good burger. It’s salty, it’s satisfying, it’s what hungry…

Local Escapes
The Best Airbnbs With Fireplaces In New Zealand

From tiny huts in the forest to a luxurious private retreat and accommodation in an actual boot, Aotearoa has an abundance of cosy winter…

Local Escapes
Queen Charlotte Track | Everything You Need To Know Before Exploring The Stunning Marlborough Sounds

The Queen Charlotte Track is a three-to-five-day tramping and mountain biking track that traverses the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.

Food & Drink
The 10 Best Breakfasts In Queenstown You Need To Devour

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when you’re in action-packed Queenstown! Serving up a whole host of…

15 Of The Best Tiny Homes In New Zealand To Book For A Weekend Escape

Small in size, big on adventure, indulgence and memories.

Local Escapes
8 Of The Best Hotels In Rotorua

Steeped in cultural history, packed with adventure, plus being spoiled for choice when it comes to relaxation, after a whirlwind day of…

Things To Do
8 Of The Best Escape Rooms In Auckland To Break Out Of

Sick of being a passive bystander in a movie theatre? Perhaps it’s time to become the lead in your own story! 

Why We All Need To Stand By Our Trans Community In New Zealand

Irrespective of how you feel about trans people, no one deserves to be excluded because of who they are.

Food & Drink
13 Of The Best Restaurants In Queenstown And Glenorchy To Visit In 2023

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

Style & Design
The Best Engagement Rings In NZ To Secure A Yes

Popping that pretty question can be a nerve-racking time—we get that. What should be a piece of cake, however, is picking out that…

Local Escapes
8 Of The Best Day Trips From Auckland When You Don’t Have A Car

You’ll be surprised at how far you can go without your own four wheels. Here's a list of trips from Auckland you can take when you…

Food & Drink
What’s Open In Auckland On ANZAC Tuesday

Whether you're after breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or a little somethin' somethin' this ANZAC Tuesday there's loads to…

20 Ethical Kiwi Fashion Brands To Get Behind

It’s all about choosing brands based on our own values—not just the dollar value of a product.

14 Of The Best Cafes In Nelson

Nelson is spoilt for choice when it comes to the cafe scene, with every establishment offering something different in this vibrant…

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…

Food & Drink
The Absolute Best Cookies In Auckland To Munch On In 2023

As far as baked treats go, cookies are king, and we don't discriminate.

9 Of The Best Wanaka Cafes To Try In 2023

Here are the best darn cafes that you need to try in Wānaka this year. 

Food & Drink
The Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks In New Zealand To Sip In 2023

Whether you are wishing to cut down your alcohol intake or are looking to go completely teetotal, here are our favourite non-alcoholic…

TV & Movies
53 Of The Best Movies On Netflix NZ To Stream In 2023

Buttering up the popcorn and firing up Netflix has got to be our favourite thing ever. If you’re anything like us we know you…

Local Escapes
16 Stunning Walks In Auckland To Take At Least Once

Walking is one of the best ways to make the most of the City of Sails. So grab some sturdy shoes, make use of the kauri dieback wash…

Food & Drink
Auckland’s Most Epic Easter Treats For You To Hunt Down In 2023

Easter is on the horizon and for the sweet tooths amongst us, this is seriously egg-citing news. After all, what other holiday is celebrated…

Local Escapes
10 Last-Minute Escapes From Auckland To Book This Easter Long Weekend 2023

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

Hair & Beauty
6 Of The Best Hairdressers In Tauranga And Where To Find Them

Nothing beats the feeling of walking out of a salon with a fresh new ‘do and floating down the road with your confidence at a…

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.

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…

TV & Movies
TVNZ Guide | The Best Shows To Watch On TVNZ On Demand

TVNZ on Demand is home to some of the best tantalising dramas, riveting docos, sitcoms and epic comedies.

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…

Pets & Travel
The Best Pet-Friendly Accommodation In New Zealand

We think it's about time our four-legged friends got to enjoy our weekend escapes too. 

Food & Drink
9 Of The Best Restaurants In Wanaka To Check Out In 2023

Lick your lips and prepare to tuck in because here are the best restaurants in Wanaka in 2023. 

Local Escapes
The Most Dog-Friendly Beaches In Auckland

Who loves the salt, sand and sea more than us humans? Our furry best friends of course. That's why we've got to get them out and…

Local Escapes
18 Of The Best Airbnbs In Queenstown For An Epic Alpine Getaway

We’ve rounded up a list of the best Airbnbs in Queenstown to make that dream holiday a reality…

Local Escapes
The Best Pet-Friendly Camping In New Zealand For That Last-Minute Getaway

There are some excellent pet-friendly campgrounds scattered around New Zealand that are happy to welcome both you and your furry ones.

Local Escapes
12 Of The Best Hotels In Queenstown For The Ultimate Boujee Stay

Whether you’re heading to QT for a ski getaway or to dance the night away with your pals, we’ve done the research and found the…

Food & Drink
The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants And Bars In Auckland

Show your pup some love and reward them for being a good boy or girl at these dog-loving establishments.

16 Of The Best Dog Parks In Auckland And Where To Find Them

It’s a well-known fact that we here at Urban List love our pooches and so we’ve rounded up some of Auckland’s best…

Things To Do
15 Of The Best Places For Animal Lovers To Visit In Auckland

If you’re in the mood for a little (or a lot of) amazing animal action, we’ve got you covered. Here are 15 of the most amazing…

Local Escapes
10 Of The Best Airbnbs With Hot Tubs And Outdoor Baths In NZ

Soak up the luxury at the best Airbnb's in NZ with outdoor baths. 

Where To Eat In Auckland On A Monday Night

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

Bars & Pubs
The Best Bars In Christchurch To Try In 2023

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

Food & Drink
10 Of The Best Craft Chocolate Bars In New Zealand For Adventurous Cacao Lovers

New Zealand’s craft chocolate makers are a rebellious and trend-setting bunch, so it’s no surprise that they’re making…

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…

Afterpay Day New Zealand 2023: The Best Deals To Shop This March

The first Afterpay Day sale of 2023 officially kicks off in New Zealand on Thursday 16 March. Shop the best deals on fashion, beauty, and…

The 10 Best Cafes In Queenstown For 2023

Whether you’re after a healthy meal, a culinary cure after exploring Queenstown’s best bars, or fuel for a day of…

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…

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…

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
The Best Restaurants In Ponsonby You Need To Check Out In 2023

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

Local Escapes
The Best Affordable Camping Spots In Auckland

With temperatures slowly rising and the days getting longer, you know that summer is just around the corner. To help you make the most of…

Food & Drink
The Best Cinnamon Buns In Auckland And Where To Find Them

Get ready for the sticky fingers, doughy bellies and warm fuzzies, as you eat your way through our list of Auckland’s best cinnamon…

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…

Local Escapes
The Ultimate Dunedin Accommodation Guide | 14 Boutique Stays To Book Now

A petite city full of the eclectic and interesting, Dunedin practically owns the term ‘boutique’. The gorgeous, retrofitted…

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The Best Music Festivals In NZ You Need To Experience In 2023

Get amped up for the most wonderful time of the year. We’re talkin’ New Zealand’s festival season. Across the country,…

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…

Food & Drink
The Best Pancakes In Auckland To Stick A Fork Into In 2023

Whoever came up with this cunning way of eating cake for breakfast (or any other meal, for that matter), we thank you for your service to…

18 Of The Best Things To Do In Fiji So You Can Live The Good Life On Island Time

Let's be honest, who couldn't do with escaping to a tropical island after the last two plus of lockdown? Paradise is open and…

20 Rad Workshops In Auckland Where You Can Learn A New Skill

Thankfully, for those wishing to sink their teeth into learning a new skill, a bunch of workshops have popped up all over Auckland with…

Local Escapes
Auckland’s Best Airbnbs In 2023, Whatever Your Budget

Auckland has some of the best Airbnbs around and we’re semi-obsessed (let’s be real, head-over-heels in love) with…

Bars & Pubs
50 Of The Best Bars In Auckland | Your Ultimate 2023 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…

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.