Wellness

Sustainability
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…

Gifts
15 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…

Gifts
13 Steamy Gift Ideas For Couples And Lovers To Shop This Christmas

Forget choosing between naughty and nice this Christmas (it’s far too binary anyway) and dive into the pleasuredome with…

Food & Drink
The Best Gluten-Free Eateries In Auckland Right Now

Ten years ago no one knew what the word gluten even meant. These days more and more people are discovering they're gluten or wheat…

Local Escapes
Beautiful Road Trips To Take From Auckland This Long Weekend

What’s up, long weekend? Big thanks for gracing us with your presence—it’s been a while. There’s no better way…

Health & Beauty
The Best Meditation Music To Try In 2022

It's 2022 and the fact of the matter is, lo-fi hip hop is out, binaural beats are in. Thanks to technology like streaming,…

Wellness
3 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves This World Mental Health Day

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, almost half of Australians will experience a mental health condition in…

Wellness
How To Meditate If You’re A Total Beginner

You’ve probably been thinking about starting meditation for a while—after all, we’re always telling you how good it is,…

What's On
14 Ways To Show Your Support For Breast Cancer Awareness This October

ICYMI, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You might already be acutely aware of breast cancer, because chances are you know someone…

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

Activewear is the holy grail of the wardrobe. The perfect blend of style and function, slide into a crop and a pair of leggings and…

Wellness
18 Of The Best Low Cost Therapy Providers In Auckland

As much as Covergirl would have us believe life is all easy breezy beautiful, sometimes you need more than make-up to help you navigate…

Wellness
Places In Auckland That Are Good For The Soul

We can all be found guilty of becoming a bit of a stress head from time to time, but who can blame us? What with impending deadlines and…

Fitness
The Best Running Tracks Around Auckland To Help You Clear Your Head

There’s nothing like a run in the sunshine (or even the rain if you're feeling hardcore) to get you out of the house when you…

Wellness
How To Tell Your Boss You Need A Mental Health Day

Here in Australia and New Zealand, while we are lucky enough to have paid sick leave, our workplace culture is usually at odds with the…

Things To Do
9 Of The Prettiest Flower Walks In Auckland

It's time to take a break from working so hard and head outdoors because Auckland is beginning to blossom, making it…

Wellness
10 Books To Help You Stress Less

People are different, that’s a fact. But what we all have in common is the presence of stress in our days. It takes a tremendous toll…

Wellness
8 Things To Do If You’re Feeling Down, According To A Counsellor

We all know someone—or it may be ourselves—who has experienced depression, anxiety, loneliness, exhaustion... or just…

Local Escapes
6 Of The Best Walks In Christchurch

Everyone who’s anyone knows New Zealand will deliver when it comes to walking tracks and the heart of Canterbury is certainly no…

Health & Beauty
Here’s How To Keep The Conversation Rolling Around R U OK? Day

With things the way they are out in the world, it's OK not to be OK right now. With that in mind, and R U OK? Day taking place on…

Fitness
9 Of The Best Running Tracks In Christchurch

Staying active is pretty important for our mental and physical well-being. There’s nothing quite like a run to help take your mind off…

Podcasts & Books
8 Of The Best Health And Wellness Podcasts To Plug In To In 2022

In case you’ve been out of the podcast loop, wellness is the new true crime.  So you can spend more time chilling out and…

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…

Wellness
The Best Hot Yoga Studios In Auckland For You To Heat Up At

Feeling enticed by the neverending benefits of yoga, but not quite sure how to transition from a high-intensity HIIT workout to a slow,…

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

If suffocating under a pile of to-do lists sums up your day-to-day vibe, you’re probably in need of some serious rest and relaxation.…

Local Escapes
The Best Natural Hot Springs In New Zealand And Where To Find Them

Land of volcanoes and geothermal hot spots, Aotearoa's geographic history has truly blessed us with the best. With an abundance of…

Health & Beauty
7 Epic Online Yoga Classes To Get Bendy At Home With

​Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a beginner student (or the mere thought of the lotus position has you scratching your…

Fashion
The Best Knitwear In NZ For Staying Cosy This Winter

Game Of Thrones might be done and dusted but winter is coming (again) so it’s time to level up your wardrobe. Stakes couldn’t be…

Food & Drink
The Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks In New Zealand To Sip In 2022

From Friday night after-work drinks to a Sunday BBQ with your mates and beers, it’s no secret that drinking alcohol at social…

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

As the temperature drops and we find winter upon us in New Zealand, it gives us a great opportunity to indulge in one of our fave…

Wellness
The 8 Very Best Lubes To Shop Right Now

Lube in your sex life is what cheese in your food life should be, an absolute staple. Because without lube, there is no smorgasbord of…

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

The rumours are true—Fiji is back open for business and, let’s be honest, who couldn’t do with escaping to a tropical…

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…

Wellness
The Best Float Tanks In Auckland And Where To Find Them In 2022

Sensory-deprivation tanks, floatation tanks, float baths—whatever you want to call them no doubt you’ve heard someone raving…

Wellness
Auckland’s Best Day Spas For Peak Relaxation In 2022

As fabulous as Auckland life is, a little me-time is always a welcome addition to our busy schedules. When a bath bomb and a DIY face mask…

Fitness
12 Of The Best Health And Fitness Apps To Download Now

If you would have told us 20 years ago we’d be using a mobile phone to exercise, we wouldn’t have believed you. But alas, some…

Local Escapes
The Best Spots To See Autumn Leaves In Auckland

Non-deciduous? Uh-uh. We don’t need that kind of negativity in our lives. Give us falling leaves any day. After all, is there…

Wellness
Sweet Dreams, Here’s How To Get A Better Night’s Sleep Tonight

While we might all be going to bed earlier (like A LOT earlier) and sleeping in longer since going into lockdown, our sleeping patterns seem…

Sustainability
10 Of The Best Dog Adoption Centres In Auckland

You'd have to have been living under a rock not to notice the massive spike in dog ownership due to the pandemic. Unfortunately, the…

Fitness
We Tried EMS Training For A Month And This Is What Happened

If you’re anything like me, finding the motivation to bust your butt at the gym is not high on the priority list. Between working,…

Food & Drink
The Best Grocery Delivery Services In Auckland In 2022

Whip out your apron and rustle up some delish recipes using fresh, locally sourced produce from some top-notch businesses who…

Local Escapes
Auckland’s Best Beaches To Explore In 2022

One of the best things about Auckland is the fact that writing a list of the best beaches within a region is absolutely possible. We tend to…

Podcasts & Books
Chill Out With 9 Of The Best Podcasts For Mindfulness And Meditation

There’s no denying it, times are tough and confusing as hell right now. Physical distancing and the general daily news headlines can…

Wellness
The Best Meditation Apps To Download In 2022

Unless you’re one of those people who can close their eyes, clear their mind and find some zen without instantly…

Local Escapes
The Best Parks In Auckland You Need To Explore In 2022, According To Local Rangers

If the pandemic years have taught us anything it’s that wide, open spaces are to be prized and cherished above all else and here in…

Sustainability
The Sustainability News You Need To Know About Cult Kiwi Skincare Brand Emma Lewisham

While the rest of us are settling into the new norm of an already strange 2022, luxe skincare brand Emma Lewisham has been busy…

TV & Movies
9 Of The Best Feel-Good Movies On Netflix NZ

When your faith in humanity is yet to be restored, it means it’s time to throw your feet up and hit the best feel-good movies on…

Local Escapes
Mount Taranaki | Everything You Need To Know Before Tackling The Summit

A freestanding and almost symmetrical mountain standing at 2518 metres above sea level, Mount Taranaki is awe-inspiring. The dormant…

Style & Design
25 Rad Things Under $25 To Get You Through Home Isolation

Oh, home isolation. So much free time, so little motivation. As the country faces the Omicron peak, the task of spending ten days at home…

Homewares & Interiors
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 bed linen is for obtaining that sleep nirvana.…

Wellness
How To Manage COVID At Home, According To A Registered Nurse

If you’re one of the unicorns that has not yet copped Coronavirus, this read is for you. The pandemic is far from over and one…

Wellness
Why You Might Need A Digital Detox This Valentine’s Day, A Psychologist Explains

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Love it or hate, it seems there’s no escaping it sometimes. Whether you’re loved up or not, the…

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…

Local Escapes
8 Epic Auckland Waterfalls You Can Actually Visit

While TLC told us not to, sometimes it’s good to venture away from the rivers and lakes that you’re used to. Lucky for us, there…

Fitness
10 Of The Best Volcanoes In Auckland To Climb

If you’re anything like us, your resolution to get fit may seem like an uphill battle—literally. But here in the City of Sails,…

Podcasts & Books
The Best Sex Books Of 2022

Gone are the days where reading books about sex are considered well, embarrassing (to say the least). We say open that sex book with a…

Local Escapes
10 Of The Best Glamping Spots Near Auckland To Kick Back At This Summer

Battling with guy ropes, losing pegs and trying to figure out where you should even position the damn thing makes tenting not a walk in the…

Things To Do
The Best Places To Go Strawberry Picking In Auckland

‘Tis the season to be jolly and it’s also the season to get bucket-loads of strawberries and eat as many as your heart…

Local Escapes
The Best Lavender Farms In New Zealand Where You Can Feed Your Soul

With its bright purple colour and distinctive floral aroma, lavender is a favourite flower for many. And while it may be known to repel…

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. The newest wildlife…

Restaurants
10 Of The Best Vegan Restaurants In Auckland As Chosen By You

Good for you and for the planet, plant-based cuisine is more accessible and delicious than ever before. What was once a desperate struggle…

Homewares & Interiors
The Best Silk Pillowcases In NZ For Your Smoothest Night’s Sleep Ever

Lush and luxurious, silk pillowcases are the key to getting the best beauty sleep of your life. Blessing users with soft, tangle-free hair…

Homewares & Interiors
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. It’s a process of trial and error—too flat, too firm, too squishy.…

Fitness
11 At Home Workouts From Top Local Personal Trainers To Try This Lockdown

As we settle into the new normal of snap lockdowns, more than a handful of us will be missing our trips to the gym and may also be…

Getting The Gig
How Ārepa Co-Founder Angus Brown Is Promoting Mental Clarity Through This Natural Brain Food

The importance of mental wellbeing at this point in time cannot be understated. With an emphasis on mental wellness, Ārepa founder…

Wellness
How To Survive Lockdown Without Drugs And Alcohol

It’s Friday afternoon, you're counting down the minutes to 5 pm where you can relax, socialise with your bubble and let your…

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

Have you ever considered that the pump on many liquid soap bottles always dispense more than you need on purpose? Admittedly we…

Wellness
The Best Online Pharmacies That Deliver Direct To Your Door Anywhere In NZ

So we’re locked down and you’re pretty confident you have all you need. But what’s this? The repeat prescription you got…

Wellness
10 Ways To Ease PMS, Balance Your Hormones And Have A Happy Period

Why is PMS still so badly understood? There’s a brilliant catch-all term to encompass female hormone-related physical maladies and…

Wellness
We Tried A Sound Bath In Auckland And This Is What Happened

We're halfway through the year and as always happens in winter our batteries are starting to run low. For many of us, now could be…

Local Escapes
17 Of The Best Hot Pools In New Zealand For You To Bliss Out At

Given Aotearoa is perched on the Pacific Ring Of Fire it's no wonder we love our hot water. And while we're blessed to have so many…

Local Escapes
The Best Hot Pools In New Zealand For You To Bliss Out At

Given Aotearoa is perched on the Pacific Ring Of Fire it's no wonder we love our hot water. And while we're blessed to have so many…

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…

Wellness
The Best Spa Treatments In Auckland To Treat Yourself To

When the going, along with your skin and back muscles, gets tough, there’s only one thing to do: a spa day. Sometimes all the sheet…

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,…

Getting The Gig
Bowl And Arrow Co-Founder Leisha Rae On Building A Healthy Fast-Food Empire

Leisha Rae makes up the sweet 1/2 of Bowl & Arrow with her bestie and partner in crime, Hannah Bryan. After meeting at a cafe Leisha was…

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…

Wellness
The 90s Have Come Full Circle With Lessons On Digital Detoxing You Need In Your Life

If your screen time report has ever given you a fright (guilty, how can it be that many hours?) then you’ll probably want to consider…

Local Escapes
9 Epic New Zealand Escapes Every Kiwi Should Do At Least Once

COVID may have put those overseas getaways on the backburner but as New Zealanders, we are constantly surrounded by such immense beauty that…

Sustainability
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…

Health & Beauty
10 Of The Best Sex Toys In New Zealand To Sweeten Up Your Bedroom Antics

In the wise words of Justin Timberlake—we’re bringing sexy back (to the bedroom). The world of sex toys is a big one, to say…

Wellness
Auckland’s Best Health Food Stores To Help You Live Your Best Life

Three-thirty-itis got you feeling like you need a little somethin’ somethin’? Spending up large at the vending machine? Instead…

Christchurch
The Best Workouts In Christchurch To Pit Yourself Against

There’s nothing better than that post-workout glow, especially from a workout that’s really kicked ass. Keep your sessions fresh…

What's On
A Gluten Free, Vegan Doughnut-Making Workshop Is Here And You’ll Want To Book Stat

Gone are the days when not being able to eat gluten meant you were doomed to living a doughnut-less existence. Two years ago Charlie Mia…

Wellness
10 Of The Best Float Tanks In New Zealand

With constant noise and distraction creeping into our daily lives, disconnecting is a pretty big ask. For those who can’t bear the…

What's On
Calling All Green Thumbs, A Massive Botanical Market Is Coming To Auckland

If one thing’s for sure, indoor plants sit in a very special place in our hearts these days. You know, those cute, spiky little cacti…

What's On
This Stacked Month-Long Eco Festival Shows Exactly Why West Is Best

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

Wellness
Take Control, Here’s What To Do If You’re Having More Bad Days Than Good

There’s no denying 2020 was a shocker with its lockdowns, broken plans and relentless uncertainty. It can be hard to be optimistic and…

New Zealand
Venture Off The Beaten Track With 5 Of The Best Day Walks In The Abel Tasman

It’s no secret that the Abel Tasman is a piece of paradise. You can’t get much better than panoramic golden beaches with balmy,…

Wellington
8 Of The Best Walks And Hikes In Wellington To Challenge Your Fitness

Wellington is a notoriously hilly city. Many daily commuters and students tackle steep inclines along their route to work and university.…

Local Escapes
Take A Dip At 12 Of The Best City Beaches In Auckland

While it’s AMAAZING to get out of Auckland for a roadie, we also know that sometimes you’ve just gotta (or wanna) stay in town.…