Entertainment
Buckle Up, Here’s Where And When To Watch Yellowstone’s Fifth Season

Buckle up, Yellowstone is officially back. Since the fifth season was announced in February, we've been on the edge of our seats,…

Entertainment
Why Local Alt Hip-Hop Artist Taebz Needs To Be On Your Playlist

For Auckland-based alt hip-hop artist Taebz (aka Daniel Taebin Park), music has always been a bit of a family affair. He grew up…

Entertainment
25 Of The Best New Books To Read This December

Whether you’re a life-long bookworm or you’ve never quite gotten into reading, now is the perfect time to fall in love with…

Entertainment
Local Hip-Hop Supergroup 0800 Collective On Keeping Things Fresh And The Power Of Collaboration

If there's one thing hip-hop group, 0800 Collective is going to do—it's to keep things fresh. Since taking the local…

Gifts
32 Of The Best Christmas Gift Ideas Under $50

The festive season can wreak havoc on your finances; you want to be a gift-giving legend but you also need to be able to put food on the…

Entertainment
Bless Your Ears With This Kiwi Music Playlist, As Nominated By You

We might be biased, but one thing is for sure; Aotearoa punches above its weight with our homegrown music talent. It's safe to say…

Podcasts & Books
Spice Up Your Life With 8 Of The Juiciest Sex Podcasts Worth Listening To

Let’s cut to the chase. There’s a big pool of sex podcasts sitting out there (most likely full with lots of banana inflatables)…

Podcasts & Books
20 New Podcasts Worth Listening To Right Now

Want more of the best new podcasts to listen to? Subscribe to Urban List's entertainment newsletter The Binge right here. Welcome…

Podcasts & Books
27 Of The Best True Crime Podcasts Worth A Listen Right Now

It’s official, we’re straight up obsessed with true crime podcasts. And for the real super sleuths among us, there never is…

Music
Why All Ears Need To Be On Local Singer-Songwriter Paige

New Zealand is home to a burgeoning melting pot of incredible talent—especially when it comes to music—and…

Sustainability
15 Books That Will Change The Way You Think In 2023

This year, you’ll want to fuel your soul with a number of juicy reads guaranteed to challenge the way you think. Through a broad…

News
A New Boutique Cinema Complex Has Just Opened In Ponsonby And Yep, We’re Excited

Auckland crew listen up! In some hugely exciting news, it’s been revealed that Ponsonby has (finally) scored a cinema complex all of…

Podcasts & Books
20 Classics You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

​In a world where there are movie adaptations of just about every book ever written, we’re at risk of forgetting the joy…

TV & Movies
55 Of The Best Movies On Netflix NZ To Stream In November 2022

Buttering up the popcorn and firing up a good Netflix movie has got to be our favourite thing ever. But how often do you find yourself…

Podcasts & Books
22 Of The Best Romance Books Of 2022

Hopeless romantics (and Harry Styles fans) unite.  There’s no doubt in the world you’ve clicked on this article,…

Podcasts & Books
14 Of The Best Thriller Books Of 2022

Murder, mystery, secrecy, parallel stories, empty investigations, lifelong grudges and naturally, a dark and undiscovered…

TV & Movies
What To Watch On Disney+ This November 2022

Want more of the best things to stream? Subscribe to Urban List's entertainment newsletter The Binge right here. Figuring out what…

TV & Movies
16 Of The Best Shows And Movies On Apple TV+ To Watch

In our humble opinion, there is no such thing as having too many streaming services, so if you’re tossing up whether you need Apple…

Things To Do
Auckland’s Best Independent Bookstores And Where To Find Them

If you’re anything like us, you know that one of life’s greatest pleasures is trawling through a bookstore to discover your next…

TV & Movies
51 Of The Best Shows On Netflix NZ Right Now

We all know the hunt for the next Netflix binge never ends. To make your search a little easier, we've rounded up a…

Music
12 Of The Best Spotify Playlists To Listen To At Your Next Dinner Party

A dinner party well-done means you’ve gone above and beyond to create the perfect feast and vibe. Which is exactly why choosing the…

Planet
16 Of The Best Vegan Documentaries You Need To Watch This Year

We’ve put together a list of the best vegan documentaries that will have even the most committed carnivore a little shook. Take the…

Fitness
12 Of The Best Workout Playlists On Spotify

Call it your internal cheerleader, your wingman, your metaphorical better half; when it comes to a solid sweat session at the gym or on the…

TV & Movies
14 Of The Best Horror Movies On Netflix NZ

Turn out the lights and grab a pillow because you're about to soak up the best horror movies on Netflix. Whether you're keen to…

TV & Movies
20 Of The Best Christmas Movies On Netflix NZ

We don't care what anyone says, we can't get enough of the best Christmas movies on Netflix NZ. Fortunately, the streaming gods at…

TV & Movies
The Best True Crime On Netflix To Watch In 2022

Content warning: this article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be…

TV & Movies
33 Of The Best Netflix NZ Documentaries To Watch Right Now

Ready for a Netflix binge session? We’ve done the hard yards for you and rounded up the best Netflix documentaries you need to watch…

Horoscopes
10 Astrology Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow In 2022

We’ll admit it, we’re a sucker for astrology. From monthly horoscope readings to what Mercury retrograde really means, we quite…

TV & Movies
20 Crime Shows On Netflix You Should Have Watched By Now

If there’s one genre we simply can’t get enough of when it comes to a solid binge-sesh, it’s crime. There’s just…

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…

Music
Meet SAMMIE, The DJ Making Waves In NZ’s Booming Underground Music Scene

With her beaming smile, a flick of eyeliner and a strong coffee in hand, there's no stopping local DJ SAMMIE in her tracks.…

Entertainment
Take Your Binge-Watching To New Heights With Samsung’s Latest Mini Projector

Movie lovers and entertainers, we’ve got just the thing to level up your next binge-watching session or weekend crew hang. …

Things To Do
The Best Cinemas In Auckland And Where To Find Them In 2022

Every night can be movie night with the abundance of cinemas dotted all over Auckland. Don’t get us wrong, we love a night in with…

What's On
Synthony, The Banging Orchestral Dance Concert Is Coming To Auckland Domain

Ever wanted to hear Calvin Harris' One Kiss in C Minor with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra? Welcome to the world of…

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…

Entertainment
8 Of The Best Shows And Movies Coming To Sky And Neon

We have just the thing to see you through the last few weeks of this dreary winter. Throw some popcorn in the microwave, chuck on your Oodie…

TV & Movies
The Mysterious New Thriller You Need To Add To Your Watchlist

Just when we thought we'd seen it all—The Midwich Cuckoos, your next mind-blowing binge, has just landed on Sky's SoHo Channel…

Music
8 Of The Best Up-And-Coming Local DJs You Need To Know About

Hot on the heels of Te Marama Puoro O Aotearoa NZ Music Month we caught up with eight of Aotearoa's most exciting up-and-coming DJs…

Things To Do
6 Reasons You Need To Visit This Food & Entertainment Mecca On The GC

Nestled in the beating heart of Surfers Paradise, we’ve found the perfect place for the ultimate fun day out. Think: epic games, live…

Podcasts & Books
17 Feminist Books You Need To Read This Year

Whether you’re a baby feminist or a seasoned equality fighter, this list covers the freshest feminist reads from Australian and…

Entertainment
5 Tips To Nailing Night Shots On Your Phone

We’re spoilt with natural beauty here in Aotearoa, from snowy mountain peaks and sprawling beaches to galactic views—it’s…

Entertainment
31 Of The Best Prime Video NZ Shows To Watch In 2022

We're just going to come right out and say it. Amazon Prime Video is a mammoth vault of epic TV series you won't be able to stop…

Entertainment
Neon NZ’s 45 Best Shows To Binge In 2022

We guarantee you’ve seamlessly worked your way through nearly every TVNZ, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ show by now, but…

What's On
Doc Edge | 8 Of The Best Documentaries You Need To Watch At The 2022 Festival

If you’re looking for something to watch as it gets colder to cosy up in a cinema or at home, the full Doc Edge Festival programme is…

Entertainment
Why The Staircase Is The Thrilling New Series You Need To Watch

Mute your phone, round up your snacks and get comfy—HBO Max's latest drama The Staircase is coming to Sky's SoHo and…

TV & Movies
9 Short Netflix Shows You Can Binge While You Work From Home

Short shows are a relatively new concept for Netflix. With heavy-duty shows like Black Mirror and Vkings requiring all the time and…

Things To Do
Scope Out These Neon Art Installations Popping Up Around The Country And Win

There's nothing we love more than scoping out the latest creative displays. Plus, when it's paired with the chance to pick up epic…

Music
The Best Live Music Venues In Auckland

While your Spotify may be overflowing with a cracking collection of music, nothing beats the sweet, sweet sound of live music (especially…

Podcasts & Books
10 Autobiographies You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

Sometimes there are stories inside that are bound to be told. And, thankfully, great people, hurt people, vulnerable people and people who…

TV & Movies
These Secret Netflix Codes Will Unlock Hidden Movies And Shows For You

You don’t have to tell us that COVID-19 got you good and now you’ve watched everything there is to see on Netflix because,…

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…

Music
Harry Styles Is Touring Australia And New Zealand In 2023

While we don’t like to play favourites here at Urban List, we can’t deny that when it comes to One Direction, Harry Styles…

TV & Movies
TVNZ Guide | 15 Of The Best Shows To Watch On TVNZ On Demand

TVNZ on Demand is home to some of the best series around and the clincher is it's absolutely free. Get your comfies on, curl up on…

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…

Entertainment
75 Of The Most New Zealand Sayings Ever

Kiwi slang is, erm...let’s go with ‘unique’. We’ve got a colourful collection of sayings and catchphrases that…

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…

Podcasts & Books
Feel Inspired With 8 Of The Very Best Podcasts For Women, By Women

With International Women’s Day before us, what better way to get yourself prepared than listening to some podcasts that are hosted by…

Podcasts & Books
16 Female-Written Books To Read In 2022

While the pool of epic female-written books is deeper than ever, we could write about Margaret Atwood, Toni Morrison and Harper Lee all-day…

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…

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.…

TV & Movies
Stranger Things 4 Is About To Drop On Netflix In Two Volumes So Get Ready

It’s been a while since the world bawled its eyes out and was left at the edge of its seat with the third season of Stranger Things…

TV & Movies
The Bridgerton Season 2 Trailer Is Here So Brace Yourself For Lady Whistledown

We’ve been (not so) patiently waiting for Bridgerton season two to hit our screens since it first premiered (and was casually streamed…

TV & Movies
11 Of The Best Romantic Movies On Netflix NZ

If you’re after all the warm and fuzzies that you get from a good romance flick, then we’ve got you covered and then some. From…

TV & Movies
Emily In Paris Has Just Been Renewed By Netflix For Two More Seasons

Don't ask us how or why but Emily in Paris will be renewed for two more seasons. Netflix has just confirmed that the…

Entertainment
Why The King’s Man Is The Spy Action Blockbuster You Need To See In Cinema

While summer down under is a marker of many things—epic beach hangs, barbies and balmy nights, to name a few—it also means the…

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…

Podcasts & Books
14 Summer Beach Reads Worth Losing Yourself In These Holidays

Summer and reading go hand in hand. Long languid days mean finding a nice shady spot to rest up and devour all those books that have sat…

Podcasts & Books
10 Of The Best Podcasts You Should Have Plugged Into This Year

2021 was the year we needed podcasts more than ever. From giving us the chance to virtually armchair travel around the world, to listening…

Music
Fire Up Your New Year’s Eve Party With These Vibing Spotify Playlists

A successful New Year’s Eve party—the kind people talk about for years to come—always has a few key ingredients; a rad…

TV & Movies
Squid Game Season 2 Is Happening And Here’s What You Need To Know

To the surprise of perhaps no one but to the joy of many, Netflix’s biggest show of all time (yes, it even beat out Bridgerton),…

Recipes
Recipe: Here’s Exactly How To Make The Dalgona Candies From Squid Game

The only thing that’s trending harder than the pandemic right now is Netflix’s banger of a series, Squid Game. From the 7,800%…

TV & Movies
8 Shows Like Squid Game You Need To Binge

There’s a good chance that you, your housemate, your nana, and even your dog have all watched the popular Korean drama, Squid Game.…

TV & Movies
Game Of Thrones Prequel, House Of The Dragon, Just Dropped An Epic First-Look Trailer

Believe it or not, we clocked the 10th anniversary of Games Of Thrones back in April—you know, the fantastical drama that captured the…

TV & Movies
You Season 3 Finally Has A Release Date And Trailer

If you thought previous seasons of You were deliciously dark and twisted, then prepare yourself because season three will keep you up…

TV & Movies
8 Of The Best Asian Movies And Shows To Discover On Netflix NZ

Although Netflix is known for its originals and blockbusters, it is also home to many international art-house and indie culture films,…

News
Broadway Hit Musical ‘Wicked’ Has Announced A New Post-Lockdown Date So Grab Your Broomstick

We all know COVID has had a huge impact on the arts, so it just warms our cockles to see shows like multi-award-winning show The Lion King…

What's On
The Smoke And Spice Festival Will Turn Up The Heat In 2022

Can’t wait for the hot and heady days of summer? Lucky for us, Culley’s is bringing the heat and the beats back to you next…

What's On
Intimate Subterranean Sessions Are Being Held In These WWII Tunnels For The First Time Ever

Who said Waiheke Island is just for wine lovers? Picture this, descending underground for an intimate session of only upto 50 people,…

TV & Movies
15 Of The Biggest Sport Documentaries To Watch On Netflix

Netflix houses a number of huge documentaries on some of the biggest athletes, teams, races and sporting scandals that have ever existed in…

What's On
A Massive Morning Rave Is Coming To Auckland’s Town Hall This July

If you haven’t yet experienced the epicness of a morning rave then there is no time like the present. Ditch the booze and bust some…

Things To Do
What You Need To Know About The Online Festival Supporting Emerging Artists

The last 18 months have had a devastating effect on the music industry, with many budding musicians feeling the brunt of the halt on live…

Horoscopes
Monthly Horoscopes | Your July Horoscope Is Here

When the going gets tough, the tough get cosy—at least that should be your motto this month. There’s no ignoring the frustration…

Local Escapes
First Base’s Free Vintage Après Ski Soirée Hits Queenstown This Weekend

Winter is coming, and that means ski party season is too. So, dust off your boots and grab your warmest jackets, because things are about to…

Podcasts & Books
10 Of The Best LGBTQI+ Books To Celebrate Pride All Year Round

LGBTQI+ voices may traditionally be marginalised in literature, however, this is slowly but surely changing as the queer community’s…

Music
Lorde’s Solar Power Tour Will Kick Off Across Australia And New Zealand In 2022

If just like us, your bodies are still recovering since Lorde dropped her brand new 2021 banger Solar Power, then the next piece of…

TV & Movies
Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers Reveals Its Chilling, All-Star Trailer

If 2021 is the year of book to TV adaptations then Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers is getting our vote as the MVP. Featuring a…

TV & Movies
The Witcher Season 2 Trailer Is Finally Here So Strap Yourself In

It seems like an age ago that we fell hard and fast for Geralt of Rivia, AKA The Witcher, AKA a jacked Henry Cavill in armour and a white…

Money
Your Financial Future Could Be Written In The Stars

With the new fin year nearly upon us, many Kiwis are setting resolutions and looking to increase their financial wellness in 2021. This…