Entertainment
25 Of The Best New Books To Read This January

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…

Gifts
The Best Christmas Gift Ideas Under $50

To help you tick off your Christmas shopping list and leave you with money in the bank, we’ve put together a Christmas gift guide with…

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…

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…

Podcasts & Books
14 Of The Best Thriller Books Of 2022

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

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…

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. 

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.…

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…

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…

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…

TV & Movies
One Of Our Favourite True Crime Podcasts Is Turning Into A TV Show

In 2020 we consumed a shedload of podcasts, and the one that truly stuck out for us, was The Dropout. Not familiar? The true crime…

Podcasts & Books
5 Audiobooks On Spotify You Need To Listen To Right Now

Simply put, audiobooks are a way to cheat your way into being a literary legend.

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

2020 was the year we needed podcasts more than ever. From giving us the chance to virtually armchair travel around the world, to listening…

Entertainment
Scare Yourself Stupid With Shudder, The New Horror-Only Streaming Service

Slasher fans—and Aucklanders who’ve exhausted every other streaming platform available—can rejoice in the news that New…

TV & Movies
Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Your Next Movie Obsession, Where The Crawdads Sing

While Tiger King proved to be the MVP of iso-life viewing, Where The Crawdads Sing absolutely took out the top spot for the book world. And…

Podcasts & Books
Listen In, This 101 Is The Ultimate Guide To Making Your Own Binge-Worthy Podcast

These days, it’s almost as if every person and their dog has a podcast. If you really wanted, you could piece one together with the…

Podcasts & Books
10 Of The Best Astrology Books You Need To Check Out

As we start the new year and we’re all trying to suss out what 2021 has in store for us, we’re furiously reading up on our…

Podcasts & Books
Get Educated, This Legend Just Turned Your Most Googled Sex Questions Into A Podcast

We decided to catch up with the guy behind it and chat all things about the making of Search Engine Sex, how sex is represented in…

Music
Bow Down, Beyoncé Is Dropping A Visual Album On Disney+

Oh, queen Bey, how we have missed you! In news that the world truly needs right now, Beyoncé has announced she’s finally…

Entertainment
Meet The Private Investigator From Chasing Charlie, Your Next True-Crime Podcast Obsession

The new true-crime podcast series Chasing Charlie is about as juicy as they come. The seven-part series follows an eight-year chase of New…

Podcasts & Books
Bless Your Ears With Daniel Radcliffe’s Live Reading Of Harry Potter

While we loved binging the craziness that was Netflix’s Tiger King, sometimes we need a hit of wholesomeness, and it doesn’t get…

Travel
7 Of The Most Life-Changing Travel Books To Immerse Yourself In This Year

From the Australian Outback to huge sand dunes in the heart of the Orkney Islands — travel books will transport you to places all over…

Podcasts & Books
Listen Up, Louis Theroux Is About To Bless Our Ears With A Podcast Series

Rejoice, the doyen of documentaries, Louis Theroux, is finally set to release a podcast thanks to the good folk at the BBC.

Podcasts & Books
Hitch A Ride With 6 Books That Will Transport You To A Different Place

We’ve compiled a list of six books perfect for every type of armchair traveller to enjoy during lockdown, and beyond. All of these…

Things To Do
Eat, Watch, Listen, Read | Here’s What Hamilton Business Owners Are Getting Up To During Lockdown

We reached out to some of Hamilton's coolest business owners to find out what they've been up to in lockdown.

Travel
Dream Of Your Next Trip With 8 Of The Juiciest Travel Podcasts

If you thought Instagram and YouTube was the only vice to satisfy your travel bug, think again.

Podcasts & Books
Watch Time Go By With These 8 Long Reads Perfect For Isolation

Found yourself with a little extra time on your hands? Who would have thought? Get comfy, switch on your reading light and unleash your…

Podcasts & Books
Here’s Your Chance To Sit Down With The Mastermind Behind The Handmaid’s Tale

With news dropping this week that The Handmaid’s Tale season four will commence filming this March, our curiosity on the future of…

Podcasts & Books
5 Epic Beach Reads You Need To Devour This Summer

The temps have peaked, the days longer and beaches are becoming our second home—which can only mean one thing, summer is well and…

Health & Beauty
Spice Up Your Life With 7 Of The Juiciest Sex Podcasts Around

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…

Podcasts & Books
Drop Everything And Plug Into The New True Crime Podcast From The Creator Of Dirty John

​When LA Times reporter Christopher Goffard released a little-known podcast by the name of Dirty John last year, true crime buffs lost…

TV & Movies
Here’s Why You Need To Jump On The Disney+ Bandwagon Now

The shadowy mouse empire is moving, and it’s coming for your bank account.

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

Barefoot Investor is great and all but have you read these?

Podcasts & Books
Expand Your Mind With 6 Of The Best Books On Mindfulness

Finding the right book to suit you can be a big task, so we’ve done the hard yards to bring you a list of some of the…

Podcasts & Books
We’ve Found Your Fave New Crime Podcast And It’s Voiced By Lisa Simpson

If there’s one thing we can’t get enough of right now, it’s true crime podcasts, so we’re always a little giddy when…

Podcasts & Books
Praise Be, Handmaid’s Tale Is Getting An Eerie Sequel

While we endure the anxious and long wait for season four of The Handmaid’s Tale to hit our screens (and find out if June ever does…

Fashion
Psst, We Know Where You Can Nab The Best Vintage Threads In Auckland

It’s pretty well established that Auckland is full of cool, hip and unique things to do. So it’s only fitting that us…

The Binge
6 Podcasts You Need To Get Into This Month

Every noteworthy podcast trending hard right now.

The Binge
The Best Books To Read This Month

Eyes starting to shrivel up? Might be time to ditch the screens and try something a bit more...analogue. We’ve got some crackerjack…

Podcasts & Books
Praise Be, The Handmaid’s Tale Sequel Has A Release Date

Things are just getting worse in the Republic of Gilead.

Entertainment
These Headphones Actually Adjust To Your Hearing And Welcome To The Future

Hate deep house music? Maybe you just never listened to it the right way.

Wellness
7 Slow Lit Podcasts To Help You Get A Decent Night’s Sleep

If sleeping has become more chore than snore, it’s time you plugged in to switch off; these are the best slow lit podcast to help you…

Podcasts & Books
The Greats | The Best New Podcasts Of 2018

Like with anything entertainment-related, diving into the podcasting universe can take you on an information overload trip if you…

Podcasts & Books
Level Up Your Foodie Game With These New Cookbooks

It’s true that New Zealand is blessed with multiple outstanding restaurants and cafes it takes an effort to stay home and…

Entertainment
The Ultimate Entertainment Gift Guide

Got an entertainment buff you need to please? From retro arcade games to stylish sound systems, we’ve got something that will have…

Entertainment
The Binge | BEST OF THE WEEK

All your Sunday inspo wrapped into one handly lil' package.

Podcasts & Books
The Binge | BOOKS

​We’re kicking off a new Book Club series today, so settle down and get comfy. Maybe pop the kettle on. Every month we’ll…

Podcasts & Books
Three New Harry Potter Books Are Being Released in October

The Harry Potter hype is just about to get stronger as it has just been announced that three new books will be added to the ever-growing…

TV & Movies
Kevin Kwan (Author Of Crazy Rich Asians) About His Most Memorable Moment On Set

Crazy Rich Asians took the world by storm when it was released in 2013. And, this month the film hit theatres and you’d pretty much…

Music
Where To Buy Vinyl In Auckland

Forget about tape players and CD’s, today’s music is all about streaming—or is it? There’s one form of music…

Podcasts & Books
12 Classic Novels You Should Have Read By 25

Guys, reading is cool (why do I feel incredibly lame typing that??). It was around way before Netflix (or uh, the internet) was a…

Podcasts & Books
10 Historical Fiction Novels You Should Get Your Hands On Now

The recent success of shows like Call the Midwife, The Crown and good ol’ Downton Abbey proves that we all love a…

Podcasts & Books
9 Books That Will Make Your Life Instantly Better

While there’s no quick fix to turning your life into a Disney movie, there’s something to be said for a good self-help book.…

News
This Iconic Auckland Bookstore Has A New Location!

Iconic Auckland bookstore, The Hard To Find Bookshop, has moved from their longtime Onehunga spot to a brand new location in Eden Terrace.

Podcasts & Books
9 TED Talks You Need To Listen To Right Now

Shape, change and challenge your everyday life.

What's On
What Not To Miss At The Auckland Writers Festival 2018

The Auckland Writers Festival is back and better than ever.

Career
The Secret Way To Up Your A-Game At Work

If you’re into a boring daily routine of eat, sleep, work, repeat, with no hope of a holiday any time soon, it might be time to change…

Podcasts & Books
The Best Podcasts To Make You Laugh Out Loud

Fire up those downloads and let the LOLs run wild with the funniest podcasts out.

Podcasts & Books
7 Celebrity Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Let Snoop Dogg catch you up on all things pop culture.

Podcasts & Books
10 Books That Will Change The Way You Think

John Green once wrote great books help you understand and they help you feel understood. Naturally, reading is a subjective process,…

Podcasts & Books
The 18 Greatest Movie Soundtracks Of All Time

You could say soundtracks are the make or break of a film…or maybe we’re just being dramatic…like a good soundtrack…

Podcasts & Books
10 Documentaries You Should Binge The Hell Out Of This Month

​All right, you true crime pervs. We’re back for another month of watching shows about real things happening to real people in…

Podcasts & Books
7 Thrillers You Won’t Be Able To Put Down (Because They’re That Damn Good)

Here’s our round-up of the latest wave of thrillers you won’t be about to put down.

Podcasts & Books
Everything You Should Be Binge Watching This Month

​We’re currently knee deep in awards seasons, but while everyone’s going mental for the latest film to hit the big screen,…

Podcasts & Books
All The Documentaries You Should Be Watching This Month

They say truth is stranger than fiction, but those people probably never watched Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone.…

Entertainment
9 Books That Will Become Movies in 2018

Even though us reading enthusiasts will often agree how good the movie was whilst secretly agreeing with ourselves that the book was better,…

Podcasts & Books
8 Aussie True Crime Novels To Binge Read This Summer

Put down that damn Jodi Picoult novel because we’ve dug up the best Aussie true crime books on the market just in time for Christmas,…

Podcasts & Books
8 Podcasts To Listen To Over The Hols That Don’t Suck

If you've not yet gotten into podcasts (seriously, what have you been doing?), this holiday season is the…

Homewares & Interiors
Karen Walker’s Latest Pop-Up Is What Dreams Are Made Of

The greats of New Zealand—Karen Walker, Hedley Books, The Caker and Storm & India have joined together to recreate the bookstore…

What's On
All of The Markets You Need to Visit This November

With Christmas fast approaching we are even more excited to get on the market buzz. Here are all the markets you need to visit this…

What's On
50 Things To Do In Auckland Under $50

There’s plenty of things to do in Auckland without the heavy price tag—here are 50 fun, tasty and sometimes free adventures, all…