Wellness

What's On
What’s On In Auckland This Week, This Month And Beyond

We are back in full swing after the festive season and although you may feel like you need a rest after devouring your body’s weight…

Wellness
The Best Meditation Playlists To Help You Reach Peak Relaxation Mode In 2022

It's 2022 and the fact of the matter is, Lo-fi hip hop is out, binaural beats are in. If we could go to a zenned-out meditation…

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…

Wellness
The Best Sex Lubes To Try In 2022

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…

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…

Wellness
Here’s How To Finally Start That Daily Meditation Practice

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

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…

Food & Drink
The 10 Best Gluten-Free Eateries In Auckland, According To You

Ten years ago no one knew what the word gluten even meant. These days every man and his dog has a gluten intolerance and nooooo it’s…

Food & Drink
The Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks In New Zealand To Sip On In 2021

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

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

We all know someone—or it may be ourselves—who is experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness, exhaustion or are just…

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…

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…

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 got you scratching your…

Things To Do
6 Of The Prettiest Flower Walks You Can Do In Auckland At Level 3

Now Aucklanders are permitted to spend more time outdoors recreationally it's the perfect time to head outdoors for a…

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
The Best Bed Linen In NZ And Where To Find It

We all know how important good sleep is, just like we know how important quality bed linen is for obtaining that sleep nirvana.…

Local Escapes
Your Ultimate Guide To Auckland’s Best Beaches

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…

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.…

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…

Sustainability
Divine Kiwi Skincare Brand Emma Lewisham Is The World’s First Carbon-Positive Beauty Label

With summer now on the horizon (daylight savings has us being positive) it’s never too early to get stocked up on your SPF and all…

Wellness
11 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 lipstick to help you…

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…

Food & Drink
The Best Grocery Delivery And Meal Kits To Order In Auckland

Lockdown may mean no events, no eating out, no seeing our buddies, but it certainly doesn't mean we have to miss out on healthy and…

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

There’s nothing like a run in the sunshine to get you out of the house when you start feeling a little cooped up. So why not reset…

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…

Fitness
The 10 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,…

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…

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…

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…

Gifts
11 Genius Gifts To Treat Them (Or Yourself) To This Valentine’s Day

Now is the time to move on from generic balloons and tacky gifts. Give your Valentine a gift that'll put a real sparkle in their eye…

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.…

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…

Getting The Gig
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…

Food & Drink
Homeland Is The Epic New Community ‘Food Embassy’ By Peter Gordon

As Urban Listers, we know you'll be familiar with the name Peter Gordon. You'll also be familiar with the fact that the…

Things To Do
10 Secret Spots In Auckland You Must Visit This Weekend

Psst you! Yes, you! It’s no secret Auckland is one awesome city full of equally awesome things to see and do. However, many of the…

Dunedin
Treat Yourself At 9 Of Dunedin’s Best Vegan And Vegetarian Eateries

When it comes to plant-based eating, Dunedin brings its A game. We’re talking dedicated shrines of veggie goodness creating such epic…

Wellness
Get Those Kinks Worked Out At This New Wellness-Based Chiropractic Clinic In Ponsonby

Had a chance to think about those niggles during lockdown? Maybe you were doing yoga and now you’ve returned to feeling like you have…

New Zealand
5 Of The Most Beautiful Beaches In The Bay Of Islands For You To Dig Your Toes In The Sand

Beach please, if there’s one thing Kiwis know how to do well it’s the sun, surf and sand. Luckily just north of Auckland…

Getting The Gig
How These Kiwi Urban Warriors Are Safeguarding Bees For Our Future

Bees. We all know they’re important to our planet’s survival which ultimately impacts on human survival too. But did you know…

Local Escapes
Get Your Heart Pumping With 5 Mountainous Adventures To Take This Weekend

Us Aucklanders love lacing up our hiking shoes and climbing things. And, let’s be honest, it’d be rude not to in a country as…

Bakeries & Delis
Sink Your Teeth Into A Slapping Sandwich At Ponsonby Road’s Brand New Dedwood Deli

Good news for those who work, live or play near Ponsonby road… Dedwood Deli is here to make your lunchtime and late-night food…

Fitness
The 6 Best Places You Can Learn To Surf In And Around Auckland

Surfers are instantly cool, firstly because they can surf, but also because they have constant beach hair, sun kissed skin and look good in…

What's On
7 Ways To Show Your Support For Breast Cancer Awareness This Month

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

Bars & Pubs
Dive Into Ocsober With Auckland’s 10 Best Mocktail Bars

There's nothing better than shooting the breeze with friends, ice cold beverage in hand and grazing on delish eats (the more…

Wellness
Get Schooled On The Ins And Outs Of Sexual Health

Sex should be fun. For everyone involved. But it should also be safe. Knowing your way around sexually transmitted infections (STIs) keeps…

Cafes
Take Your Taste Buds To New Heights At Brand New Kingsland Cafe Antheia’s Loft

Kick start your mornings at Kingsland’s latest hot spot and say hello to Antheia’s Loft, a charming new eatery that is dishing…

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

One of the better things to come out COVID-19 was the collective push towards supporting local Kiwi-owned businesses. Of course we then also…

Hair & Beauty
Run A Bath, Lush Just Launched A Massive New Sweet-Smelling Christmas Range

If you, like us, can never walk past a Lush store without popping in for a ‘browse,’ only to walk out an hour later with half a…

TV & Movies
Treat Your Soul To 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…

Hair & Beauty
Ease Your Anxiety With Lush’s New Mood-Boosting Bath Bomb

There’s nothing like a warm, bubble-filled bath to cure whatever ails you, whether it’s a bad day, a bad mood or just a whole…

Sustainability
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…

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

Ah the humble bicycle—getting us around and looking after our health since time immemorial. If you spent lockdown enviously eyeing…

Sustainability
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…

Fitness
Dive Into Auckland’s 10 Best Indoor Swimming Pools

Winter has arrived but that doesn’t mean you can’t get some H2O action. You may have to forego the salty seas for some…

Fitness
8 Of The Best Free Outdoor Gyms in Auckland So You Can Keep Your Coin

If you're looking for a cheap—and in most cases free—way to keep your fitness levels up now that restrictions have eased,…

Fitness
Forget The Crowds At Auckland’s 6 Best Boutique Gyms

Coming down the alert-level ladder, a roadblock for many people wanting to head to the gym are crowds and lack of space. If you’re on…

Wellness
3 Women On What They Wish They Knew Before Their Fertility Treatments

As a 31-year-old woman who hopes to have children one day, one thing’s certain: receiving unsolicited advice about childbirth on…

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.…

Wellness
Where To Adopt A Dog In Auckland And Save A Life Today

They’ve got a problem: homelessness. You’ve got a problem: doglessness. But together you can get rid of the less and turn it…

Wellness
Deep Breaths, Here’s Why It’s Ok To Feel Anxious About Leaving Lockdown

After two months of working from home, catching up with friends and family via Zoom, not being able to work off our stress at the gym and…

Fitness
Runners On, Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Mindful Running

Alongside our love for runny poached eggs, Australians love to run. We’re running and jogging more than we were a decade ago, with…

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

With life slowly beginning to normalise again, we're all itching to get out of our bubbles and back into the community. As much as…