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40 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 at Urban List have rounded…

TV & Movies

30 Of The Best Movies On Netflix NZ Right Now 2024

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…

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Secure Tickets For These Unmissable Black Ferns Matches At Wallet-Friendly Prices

At long last, women’s sport is taking centre stage and we are here. for. it. As we head into the cooler months, all eyes are on our…

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Crown Range Lounge

Searching for a space to host your next event? Or simply need to wind down to some…

Bars & Pubs

Silky Otter Cinemas Ponsonby

The *most chic* cinema experience has set up shop in Ponsonby Central: Silky Otter…

Bars & Pubs

REC

Auckland City, NZ

Auckland newcomer REC (aka Recreation Records) is all about good tunes and good…

TV & Movies

25 Of The Best Shows And Movies On Apple TV+ To Watch This Month

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…

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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…

Podcasts & Books

8 Of The Best Rewatch Podcasts To Get Nostalgic About

So, whether you want to reminisce about Game of Thrones and The O.C. or find out hot gossip from The…

Podcasts & Books

Chapter Book & Tea Shop

Mt Eden, NZ

Setting down roots in Mt Eden in 1955, Chapter Book & Tea Shop is a bookshop…

Podcasts & Books

Cook the Books

Auckland, NZ

If you like both a) cooking and b) books, Cook the Books is the store for you! The…

Podcasts & Books

Novel Bookshop

Auckland, NZ

Calling all book lovers! If you haven’t already, make sure you pop on in to…

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What’s On In Christchurch In 2024

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

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23 Of The Best Books To Read In 2024

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…

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Neon NZ’s Very Best Shows To Binge In 2024

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…

Podcasts & Books

The Women’s Bookshop

Ponsonby , NZ

The Women’s Bookshop has been promoting women’s writing since 1989. They…

Gifts

Iko Iko

Grey Lynn, NZ

If you’re after a lil something-something to gift to your mother, brother or…

Podcasts & Books

Unity Books

Auckland City, NZ

Sitting pretty on High Street is Unity Books. The bookstore is a delightful oasis…

Features

From Firefighting AR Glasses To An AI Buddy For Seniors, This Design Award Is Changing The World

VR tech to restore the feeling of lost limbs and exercise therapy that employs AI—we’re living in the future, baby—and…

Food & Drink

From Boujee Bar Carts To Granite Chilling Stones, These Are The Best Whisky-Themed Chrissy Gifts

Chances are there’s a whisky connoisseur in your life. They’re deeply passionate about their spirit of choice and could…

Podcasts & Books

The Village Bookshop

Matakana, NZ

Situated in Matakana (where the weekend markets take place) is The Village Bookshop,…

Podcasts & Books

Dorothy Butler Children’s Bookshop

Auckland, NZ

Situated at the top of Jervois Road is a children’s paradise—the Dorothy…

Podcasts & Books

Hard To Find Bookstore

Eden Terrace, NZ

Opening in 1984, Hard To Find bookstore was first located in an Onehunga basement.…

Music

10 Christmas Playlists Worth Rocking Out To This Year

 Deck the halls with sounds of Michael Bublé and the Queen of Christmas—Mariah Carey.

Food & Drink

Impress Your Mates With This Cocktail Recipe From Bedford Soda & Liquor’s Master Mixologist

We predict cooling off with a perfectly chilled cocktail as the go-to garnish for this social season.   

Food & Drink

Victoria Park Market

Auckland, NZ

After a rather long stint in the shadows, the iconic Victoria Park Market has been…

Podcasts & Books

Time Out Bookstore

Mt Eden, NZ

One of Auckland’s best independent bookstores, Time Out in Mt Eden offers an…

Fitness

12 Of The Best Workout Playlists On Spotify

If you're in the market for endurance EDM, upbeat pop bangers or heavy-based rap when you need to dig deep on your next run or gym…

TV & Movies

The Best True Crime On Netflix To Watch In 2023

We’re not going to lie, Netflix is taking no rest days this year when it comes to bringing you fresh true crime content. 

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

Stir Up Some Rum Fun With These 4 Classic Cocktails

We’re exploring refined cocktail classics made with premium Appleton Estate rums.

Food & Drink

How Artist Liam Hindley Uses Self-Expression To Redefine Graffiti

We sat down with him to talk about his creative process, maintaining his artistry and his bold new project with Doritos designing…

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6 Fun Ways To Embrace Rugby World Cup When You’re Not A Fanatic

So if you don’t know your drop kick from your dropout, don’t worry, you can still get some skin in the game.

Things To Do

8 Epic Ways To Embrace The FIFA Women’s World Cup

The FIFA Women’s World Cup has kicked off in New Zealand. Held every four years, the event showcases talent from 32…

Things To Do

8 Reasons To Care About Digital Equity And How It Impacts Your Community

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re a) on a device, b) connected to the internet, and c) know your way around the…

TV & Movies

A Harry Potter TV Show Could Be In The Works, Here’s Everything To Know

The mega franchise could see an actual television series coming to light with HBO Max.

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.

Podcasts & Books

18 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…

TV & Movies

7 Powerful Documentaries About Women’s Rights And Empowerment

We’re not ovary-acting, these are the absolute best.

TV & Movies

38 Of The Best Netflix NZ Documentaries To Watch Right Now

We've rounded up the best Netflix documentaries you need to watch right now. From the intriguing to the shocking, it’s all here.

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 keep things fresh. 

TV & Movies

16 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…

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…

Music

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

With a hotly anticipated album on the horizon and the release of her latest single 'Miles Away', she's showing no…

TV & Movies

The 10 Best Christmas Movies On Neon To Get You In The Festive Spirit

Crank out the festive treats and pop on your Christmas jammies (don't own a pair? You're lying)—there's a whole lotta…

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 actually…

TV & Movies

Auckland’s Best Boutique Cinemas To Elevate Your Big Screen Experience

Between free bottomless popcorn, in-film snack deliveries and a Tarantino-approved space, we’ve found the very best of…

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

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. 

Podcasts & Books

The Best Sex Podcasts Of 2022

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

Entertainment

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

Music has always been a family affair for alt hip-hop artist Taebz.

Features

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 is (finally) getting a cinema complex all of…

Podcasts & Books

14 Of The Best Thriller Books Of 2022

Serious page-turners you won’t be able to steer away from.

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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…

Music

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

From curated lists of the very best cinematic music moments to coveted playlists emulating every major hip artist you need to know about…

TV & Movies

14 Of The Best Horror Movies On Netflix NZ

Scare yourself stupid the best horror movies streaming on Netflix right now.

Horoscopes

10 Astrology Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow In 2022

From weekly readings to surprise tarot card pulls and all the inside knowledge on what the new moon means for your star sign, these are the…

Wellness

10 Books To Help You Stress Less

Reading is a bullet-proof method for accepting stress, learning how to cope with it, and living happily ever after. 

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 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. 

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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? Yeah, us neither, come…

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.

Entertainment

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

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

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…

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 to…

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…

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…

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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…

Entertainment

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

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

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.

Podcasts & Books

10 Autobiographies You Should Read At Least Once In Your Life

Autobiographies are a window into the soul and sometimes they are so powerful they can change the reader, so and here are our top picks of…

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 ones to One Direction, Harry Styles has…

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

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

 Think new talent, new reads and new voices that are well worth your time.

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25 Rad Things Under $25 To Get You Through Home Isolation

Oh, home isolation. So much free time, so little motivation. Whether you’ve ended up feeling under the weather or you’re…

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

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.

Entertainment

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

Following The Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) and The Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), The King’s…

Podcasts & Books

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

If you’re in need of some solid recommendations for summer, you’re in luck because we’re here to tell you what to plug…

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…

Features

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…

TV & Movies

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

Well if you’ve been wanting to fill the GoT-shaped hole in your heart (and Shadow and Bone just ain’t cutting it),…

TV & Movies

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

Here are eight of the best Asian cultural films and TV shows on Netflix NZ to take you into the buzzing metropolises of Asia.

Features

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

Take a trip along the yellow brick road and prepare to be amazed by an all Kiwi cast as they transport you to Emerald City and back. 

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The Smoke And Spice Festival Will Turn Up The Heat In 2022

Auckland’s Smoke & Spice Festival will be bigger and better than ever with plenty of barbecues, booze, live music,…

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Intimate Subterranean Sessions Are Being Held In These WWII Tunnels For The First Time Ever

Interesting Places: The Subterranean Sessions is set to be an absolutely awesome series of musical matinee shows, as part of Elemental…

TV & Movies

15 Of The Biggest Sport Documentaries To Watch On Netflix

Housing a number of huge documentaries on some of the biggest athletes, teams, races and scandals, you’ll find pretty much all you…

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

Ditch the booze and bust some moves at this epic morning rave. 

Things To Do

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

Isol-Aid Homegrown is a collaboration providing creative and financial support to emerging acts across Australia and New Zealand.

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

No matter what kind of reader you are, we’ve got your bookworm needs covered with all of the best LGBTQI+ books, from romantic…

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.…

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…

Your Financial Future Could Be Written In The Stars

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

TV & Movies

8 Sport Movies On Netflix To Kickstart That Olympic Fever

From real stories of coaches who changed games forever to the fictional rags to riches trajectory, these movies never get old.

TV & Movies

Why Netflix’s Believe Me: The Disappearance Of Lisa McVey Is A Must Watch

Every once and while a crime flick comes along that shocks us to our core, leaving a cold feeling in the bottom of our belly long after the…