Getting The Gig
3 Boss Creators On How To Fuel Your Inspiration

Aotearoa is home to incredible talent. Music, art, design, hospitality—it's fair to say we have creative inspo in…

Career
10 Great Questions To Ask In An Interview

We’re yet to find another being who genuinely loves a job interview, but if you want to land the dream job they’re a…

Career
How To Write An Epic Resume

Ok, so it’s not always easy to sell yourself. But it’s time to put that humbleness aside and show the working world what…

Career
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…

Career
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…

Career
How To Write A Cover Letter In 5 Easy Steps

Writing cover letters is up there with train delays, your barista giving you full cream milk when you asked for oat, and pairing up socks in…

Career
5 Super Simple Ways To Break Into The Tech Industry In 2022

If you’ve been considering a career change and have been curious about the tech world, you’re not alone. Known for impressive…

Career & Money
How To Lean Into Working From Home In 2021 And Beyond

Every cloud has a silver lining, and following recent events, that silver lining has to be the rising trend of working free-range. We now…

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…

Career
How To Avoid Side Hustle Burnout

Having a side hustle is all the rage. Seriously, everyone’s doing it. From candle making to freelancing to your grandma flogging her…

Sustainability
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…

Career & Money
12 Career TED Talks Worth Listening To For Maximum Inspiration

Whether you need a morning pep talk to get your day started, a pick-me-up because you’re feeling a bit demotivated with your role or…

Career
How This Handy Career Hack Can Make Work Way Less Stressful

When you’re faced with a difficult relationship with your boss at work, it can make life way worse than it needs to be. We spend so…

Career
Here’s How You Can Score A Pay Rise In Just 5 Days

Put a finger up if you’ve ever been denied a pay rise, put another finger up if you’ve experienced imposter syndrome, and keep…

Getting The Gig
Meet Loki Show Creator Michael Waldron, The 33-Year-Old Writing Disney’s Hottest Property

The Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 4 is officially in full swing in the post-Avengers: Endgame era. With a global pandemic repeatedly…

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

Nobody wants to waste food, but it inevitably ends up happening all across New Zealand. At the same time, food insecurity is a major concern…

What's On
Get Your Heart Pumping At This Epic Free Speaker Series Hitting New Zealand

What if we told you that you had a billion dollars to spend? Well, it’s your lucky day, because you already are a billionaire; of…

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…

Career
How To Start Your Own Podcast According To Pros Who Have Already Done It

Podcasts. Nowadays, it seems that everyone has one. Your neighbour has one, your gym trainer has one, hell, your grandmother’s bridge…

Career
Here’s How To Glow Up Your Linkedin Profile

If you thought LinkedIn was just Instagram for corporate white blokes, think again. LinkedIn usage is on the rise, and so are all kinds of…

Getting The Gig
The Founder Of Google’s Empathy Lab Reveals Why It’s Good To Live A Messy Life

When you think of tech gurus like Bill Gates and the late Steve Jobs, you think straight-talking, no nonsense leaders. Which is why it was a…

Career & Money
Why We’re Partnering With Australia’s Hottest New Fintech And What It Means For You

Today, Urban List launched a new partnership with one of Australia’s brightest fintechs—a personal investing platform called…

Career
Scope Out The 6 Things You Need To Ditch From Your Resumé

Why is updating your resumé so freakin’ stressful!? What goes in? What comes out? How long is too long? We all have these same…

Career
How To Grow Your Side Hustle In 2021

Are you firmly on the side hustle bandwagon and keen to take it further? Whether you’re trying to quit your full-time job or simply…

Career
Get Behind These 8 Female Foodies Who Are Totally Killing It In Auckland

It's International Women’s Day, so we’ve been exploring confidence and success, and you need look no further than the…

Career
13 Of The Coolest Female-Led New Zealand Businesses You Need To Get Behind, Stat

It's International Women’s Day, and whilst it’s great to celebrate women, equality and creating a gender-balanced world on…

Career
9 Morning Rituals These Kick Ass Entrepreneurs Swear By

If your morning routine consists of hitting the snooze button several times over before scrolling Instagram for the next 25 minutes while in…

Career
How To Resign From Your Job And Leave On Good Terms

Landing a sweet new gig is a great feeling, but all too often it’s shadowed by the sheer dread of resigning from your current role.…

Career
4 Signs It’s The Right Time To Ditch To Your 9 To 5

If you can’t seem to shift the nagging thought—no, dream—about how good would life be if you were your own boss, working…

Career
6 Healthy Work Habits To Live By

A new year is a great time for goals, but often we neglect to check in with where we’re at with our work wellbeing. Here are our…

Career
Calling All Freelancers, Here’s How To Score A Pay Rise

You heard it here first—you deserve a pay rise! We saw over a million people lose their jobs due to COVID and it was a total…

Career
15 Of The Most Soothing Nature Soundtracks To Keep You Focussed While You Work

There’s not much that truly beats the sound of a crackling fire in the middle of a forest or the sonic-worthy zen of paddling a canoe…

Career
Upskill Like A Total Pro At The World’s Most Inspiring Creative Conferences

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we never know what’s coming. We can’t control the future, despite our best…

Career
13 Ways To Nail Your First Month Back At Work

From endless days of knocking back your body weight’s worth of cheese and soaking up the sweet holiday oblivion of not knowing what…

Career
Here’s Exactly How To Start Your Work Year Like A Boss

One thing we can probably all agree on? 2020 was a bit of a jerk. Most of us learnt to live that work-from-home life, playing musical chairs…

Career
Cue The Inspo, We Chat Leaving A Legacy With 4 Kiwi Trailblazers

If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that spending our time on Earth with purpose and meaning is a top priority. But this looks…

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…

Career
9 Auckland Workshops Where You Can Learn A New Skill

Alrighty Aucklanders, it’s back to school we go. We’re not talking about an old stuffy trigonometry class or anything that…

Career
Glow Up Your Resume With This Simple Skills Audit That Will Unlock Your Potential

2020 has wreaked havoc with most of our plans in life, including for many of us, our careers. Unfortunately, the dreaded task of job hunting…

Career
Leave The Big City Life, This Maldives Island Wants You To Run Its Bookshop For 6 Months

If you haven’t already started packing your bags, you need to get your priorities straight. Luxury resort Sovena Fushi is a five-star…

Travel
Pack Your Sunscreen And Laptop, You Can Now Soak Up A 3 Month Workation In Aruba

We’re living out a time where we can seamlessly combine our work-life with our sit-by-the-pool-and-drink-mimosas-all-day life. We…

Asia
Take Your WIPs To The Maldives, This Island Resort Just Dropped The Ultimate Workation Package

Here’s the deal, workations are the new staycations and we’re not even remotely mad about it. Earlier this year, off the back…

Getting The Gig
Bring On Mystic Magic Vibes With Urban List’s New Resident Astrologer

We’ll admit it. We’re straight up obsessed with all things mystical, magical and spiritual. We live and breathe our horoscopes…

Music
Be Inspired By The Creative Genius Behind Beyonce’s Black Is King

When Beyonce casually revealed she was dropping a surprise visual album last month, it finally felt like 2020 was giving us the break we all…

Getting The Gig
Scope Out How Rollie’s Vince Lebon Is Revolutionising Australia’s Sneaker Game

For someone who has designed sneakers for the likes of NBA legend James Harden, Macklemore and supermodel Ashley Graham, Vince Lebon is one…

Career
How To Nail A Zoom Interview And Score A Sweet New Gig Without Leaving Your Couch

The last few months have seen us take almost everything online. Even the most digital creatures are struggling to cope with just how much of…

Career & Money
Stand Out From The Pack With 7 Of The Best Job-Landing CV Templates

Resume, résumé, curriculum vitae? The thing plays an essential role in getting noticed when hunting down your next gig, and…

Getting The Gig
On Creativity And Connection: How This Aussie 3D Artist Is Blowing Up Instagram

If you’ve got an Instagram account, chances are you’ve seen the sublime works of Paul Milinski at least a few times in your…

Career
Listen Up, Here’s How To Kondo Your Career

What you do for work has a huge impact on your quality of life, whether you’re career focused or not. We spend a huge chunk of the…

Career
Say Goodbye To The 9 To 5, A New Blueprint Of Our Working Week Is Here

No doubt your work world has been completely shaken up because of COVID-19. The impact of this global pandemic is far from over but as…

Career
Ditch Your Dining Table, This Swanky Hotel Is Offering The Ultimate WFH Space

Believe it or not, some of us are clocking the three-month mark of work from home (WFH) life and let’s be honest, the shine has well…

Career
Stay Focused With These 5 Apps That Will Improve The Way You Work Every Day

If there’s one word we love, it’s the “F word”. We’re talking about “focus” people. And focus is…

Career & Money
How To Nail Your WFH Set Up According To A Chiropractor

Here’s the thing. Working from home can be bittersweet. Sure, you may be able to pop the alarm on snooze more times than usual and…

Career & Money
Get Creative, Here’s How To Pimp Your WFH Space Like A Pro

Creating the absolute working from home space makes all the difference to your productivity levels. More importantly than this, it allows…

Career
Relax, Here’s Why It’s Ok Not To Feel Creative In Lockdown

As we clock the one-month mark of iso life, a few things have begun to set in. We know we can’t really watch Netflix while working…

Career
Fire Up Your Laptop And Travel To 4 Of The Best Virtual Creative Conferences Around The World

It’s a seriously wild time right now and although we’ve seen big-name events and conferences cancelled across the globe, a few…

Career
Level Up In Life With 8 Of The Best Free Online Courses To Try

We love free things and so do you, so brace yourself for all the awesome free courses worth getting around right now. These aren’t…

Career
Take The Leap With These Steps To Finding Your Dream Career

Right now, many of us could be feeling a mental shift in the way we perceive our working life. This may be the first time in years…

Career
Define The Ladder, Add These Popular Work From Home Jobs To Your Career Goals

If exhausting commutes and claustrophobic corporate attire is getting you down, it might be time to seriously consider a career change and…

Career
Deep Breaths, Here’s 6 Ways To De-Stress Now You’ve Got Working From Home On Lock

It’s amazing how adaptable we humans are. A few weeks ago, the idea of leaving our office for the foreseeable future and working from…

Career
Scope Out How The Urban List Team Are Living Their Best WFH Life

If you, like us at Urban List, are now working from home rather than your usual office, chances are you’ve begun to realise it’s…

Career
Fire Up Your Brain Cells With These 8 Out-Of-The-Box Online Workshops

Whether you have a specific passion, a business idea you’ve always wanted to run with or you're simply keen to stretch…

Career
It’s Time To Work Together, Here’s How To Self Isolate When You Live With Others

Many of us have already been stationed at home for the next while, and nearly everyone has got the memos on what we should and…

Career
Scope Out The Best Tools To Keep You Inspired While Working From Home

As the COVID-19 outbreak progresses, more and more of us are finding ourselves faced with the task of working from home. You might be slowly…

Music
Bless Your Ears With 7 Of The Coolest Work From Home Playlists

If you’re one of the many people who have started working from home, then welcome to our rad crew. By now there’s a chance the…

Career
Here’s How To Work From Home Like A Total Pro From Someone Who Does It All Year Long

So, here’s what we do know, COVID-19 has everyone shook. And rightly so, loads of companies are encouraging their employees to work…

Career
Find Out How This Māori Restauranteur and Business Shero Is Flipping Tables And Changing The World

Every day should be International Women’s Day, because no matter who you are, you should always be working to break down barriers to…

Urban People
Get Around These Gals, 11 Boss Women On Their Female Inspirations

Happy International Women’s Day, friends and allies! After having so many insightful conversations with women owning their craft…

Career
Here’s How You Can Ditch Imposter Syndrome

Isn’t it just the worst? An epic opportunity comes along, you’re excited for 0.3 seconds and suddenly, that icky feeling sets in…

A Day In The Life
Go Behind The Mic With A Day In The Life Of Musician Jack River

We’re just a little bit obsessed with Aussie songbird Jack River. The ARIA-nominated artist, aka Holly Rankin, has been tearing up the…

Getting The Gig
How This Serial Spender Became The Finance Guru Our Generation Needs

If you’ve googled the combo of “millennial”, “Generation Z” and “money” lately, you’ll know…

Getting The Gig
Why This Kiwi Singer/Songwriter Is Set On Making Music With Meaning

New Zealand-born artist Ant Utama did what many people only ever dream of doing—quitting his day job and moving overseas (to Germany,…

Career & Money
8 Creative Conferences Around The World That Will Seriously Inspire You

There’s nothing that makes you feel more like a professional badass than boarding a plane for an international conference. Even if…

News
Culture Curve | The Smoke Is Clearing On Cannabis Culture

Welcome to the November Urban Culture Curve—your go-to guide for what’s on its way in, and on its way out, in urban culture.…

Career & Money
Three Ways To Score That Promotion By Your Next Performance Review

As we charge towards Christmas time, it can be a stark reminder of our financial situation and a time of longing for a pay rise (okay, so…

Career & Money
6 Of The Juiciest Business Podcasts That Will Charge Up Your Career

A controversial statement but true nonetheless, not all business and career podcasts are made equal (fact). Lucky for you though,…

On The Side
How This Kiwi-Owned Distillery Is Disrupting The Global Gin Industry

There’s no doubt about it—gin is enjoying a massive surge in popularity right now, and with more home grown artisanal gins…

Fashion
How To Dress Like A Boss, According To Your Favourite Fashion Designers

No doubt, dressing for work ain’t what it used to be. While some career paths still require that you sport a suit and tie, most of us…

Podcasts & Books
8 Of The Most Life Changing Career Books Worth Getting Around

If charging up your career game has been a priority this year, then you’ve come to the right place. Sure, Barefoot Investor definitely…

Career
10 Ways To Slay On Your First Day At A New Job

Look at you go, you’ve landed your dream job! Ok, so maybe it’s not your dream job, but it is a new job nonetheless, and you…

Career
Five Apps To Improve Your Work And Life Today

Are you harnessing the power of your smartphone to get ahead in your career or does your app collection consist of the defaults and…

Career
Here’s Where To Find The Best Co-Working Spaces In Auckland

Looking to spread your wings in the world of freelance, but worried about cabin fever? Sick of wearing corporate gear to work every…

On The Side
From High-School Drop Out To Boss Babe, Here’s How To Go All-In On Your Side Gig

Edna Swart is the considerable brains behind the ed&i swimwear and body care range and recently starred on TVNZ's Boss Babes.…

Career
How To Ask Your Boss For A Raise…And Actually Get It

Talking about money can be difficult, no matter who you’re chatting to. But asking your boss for a raise is next-level tricky compared…

Career
Do These 6 Things And Banish Career Burnout For Good

Welcome to generation burnout, population: you! If you’re finding yourself in a losing battle between work and play, whilst…

Getting The Gig
How This Auckland Designer Took Over The World Of WearableArt

With The World Of WearableArt (WOW) exhibition just around the corner, Auckland finalist Ian Bernhard is gearing up to send his daring…

Career
How This Twenty-Something From The Mount Is Blowing Up Instagram With Her Sweet Raw Treats

You’ve more than likely double-tapped a sweet treat from Real Rad Food on the ‘Gram. And while you may initially hit follow for…

Getting The Gig
From Reality To Runway, How Benjamin Alexander Is Cracking The NZ Fashion Industry

Starring on the first ever New Zealand version of international smash hit Project Runway, Benjamin Alexander’s serious dedication…

Getting The Gig
How This Young Designer Is Leading The Charge Of Sustainable Fashion

Natalie Procter of Kiwi label Mina is a young up-and-coming designer whose sustainable and timeless garments have been making…

Getting The Gig
Meet The 20-Year-Old Designer Making Waves This New Zealand Fashion Week

Up and coming New Zealand designer Holly Norman is the brains behind sustainable fashion label Olli and is showing at this…

Getting The Gig
Inside The Creative Mind Of The Caker, Jordan Rondel

Jordan Rondel, better known as The Caker—has taken the Auckland baking scene by storm. From humble beginnings her kitchen produces…

News
Urban List New Zealand Seeks Creative Collaborators To Join Our Legendary Team

Calling all creatives—Urban List New Zealand, the home of urban culture and everything that’s cool and trending, is on the…

Career & Money
10 Online Courses To Up Your Career Game

Whether you’re looking for a competitive edge for an upcoming promotion, on the job hunt or simply want to learn a new skill, there…

Career
Here’s How To Get Paid To Travel The World

Busabout is on the hunt for six travel hungry content creators to undertake the job of a lifetime. That’s right, you could be getting…

Career
How One Woman Turned Her Love Of Beer Into Popular Street Press

Beer. It’s a beautiful thing that needs to be celebrated. So, back in 2015 when Emily Day was having a few cold ones in a pub one…

Career
Here’s How 8 Awesome Kiwi Women Are Shaping The Future

It’s a special day for both men and women alike. International Women’s Day is here and it’s the perfect opportunity to…

Career
Dream Job Alert: Get Paid To Eat Chocolate For A Living

As far as dream jobs go, this has to be on the best we’ve ever heard of. And if you’re willing to relocate, then pack your bags…

Career & Money
Three Ways To Damage Control Your Digital Footprint

While Throwback Thursdays are a funny way to relive some of the memories you’d rather forget, it’s important to remember that…

Career & Money
Dream Job Alert: Get Paid To Live In Italy And Eat Pasta

If you’ve been reconsidering your 9 till 5 lately then we have some very good news for you. Airbnb is offering up quite possibly the…

Career
The 10 Best Countries To Work Abroad

If you’re hearing everyone around you say “new year, new me” and you want to jump on that bandwagon, perhaps working in a…