Wellness

Things To Do
Crush The Kilometres And Help Make A Difference This World Ocean Day

You’ve got Azalea Banks’ 212 blasting through your headphones, you’ve just clocked your fastest km to date, and…

Wellness
The 8 Very Best Lubes To Shop Right Now

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…

Food & Drink
The Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks In New Zealand To Sip On In 2022

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

Wellness
Auckland’s Best Day Spas For Peak Relaxation In 2022

As fabulous as Auckland life is, a little me-time is always a welcome addition to our busy schedules. When a bath bomb and a DIY face mask…

Local Escapes
19 Stunning Walks In Auckland To Take At Least Once

Walking is one of the best ways to make the most of the City of Sails. It gets you moving, raises your heart rate, and there are some…

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…

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…

News
Where To Get Respirator Face Masks (N95, KN95 & P2) In NZ And Why You Need Them

Given the outbreak of omicron Covid 19 in the wider community in New Zealand, medical professionals suggest upgrading your…

Sustainability
10 Of The Best Dog Adoption Centres In Auckland

You'd have to have been living under a rock not to notice the massive spike in dog ownership due to the pandemic. Unfortunately, the…

Wellness
The Best Meditation Music Of 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…

Fitness
We Tried EMS Training For A Month And This Is What Happened

If you’re anything like me, finding the motivation to bust your butt at the gym is not high on the priority list. Between working,…

Local Escapes
Auckland’s Best Beaches To Explore In 2022

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…

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…

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…

Wellness
How To Meditate If You’re A Total Beginner

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

Wellness
The Best Meditation Apps To Download In 2022

Unless you’re one of those people who can close their eyes, clear their mind and find some zen without instantly…

Local Escapes
The Best Parks In Auckland You Need To Explore In 2022, According To Local Rangers

If the pandemic years have taught us anything it’s that wide, open spaces are to be prized and cherished above all else and here in…

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…

Local Escapes
Mount Taranaki | Everything You Need To Know Before Tackling The Summit

A freestanding and almost symmetrical mountain standing at 2518 metres above sea level, Mount Taranaki is awe-inspiring. The dormant…

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…

Homewares & Interiors
The Best Bed Linen In NZ To Keep You Cool In Summer And All Year Round In 2022

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

Wellness
How To Manage COVID At Home, According To A Registered Nurse

If you’re one of the unicorns that has not yet copped Coronavirus, this read is for you. The pandemic is far from over and one…

Fitness
The Best Pilates Studios In Auckland And Where To Find Them

There is a misconception that Pilates is an easy-going style of workout that doesn't require the same strength and effort as traditional…

Wellness
Why You Might Need A Digital Detox This Valentine’s Day, A Psychologist Explains

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Love it or hate, it seems there’s no escaping it sometimes. Whether you’re loved up or not, the…

Local Escapes
8 Epic Auckland Waterfalls You Can Actually Visit

While TLC told us not to, sometimes it’s good to venture away from the rivers and lakes that you’re used to. Lucky for us, there…

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…

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
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…

Health & Beauty
Everything You Need To Know About Your Skin During Allergy Season

After a long, cold winter, this time of year is highly anticipated by many. However for some, it can be a time where allergies flare…

Gifts
The Best NZ Christmas Gift Ideas So You Can Smash Out Your List For 2021

It's the silly season and since we've all spent the majority of this year indoors (it sure feels like it, at least) we've…

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…

Wellness
10 TED Talks To Help You Practice Mindfulness And Manage Stress

When you're having one of those days where you're feeling frazzled, stressed out or overwhelmed, even the simplest of tasks can…

Health & Beauty
How To Properly Care For And Protect Your Skin During COVID

After 18-months of dealing with a pandemic, sporadic lockdowns and closed borders, it’s safe to say we’ve all been basking in…

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
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.…

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…

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…

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…

Health & Beauty
A Dermatologist’s Guide To Understanding Acne

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of experiencing acne (FYI, more than 80% of us have), then you’ll know it’s the…

News
Share Beautiful With Your Crew To Win A Two-Night, All-Inclusive Luxury Getaway

Ah August, that pitiful month in the freezing depths of winter when shocking weather becomes the norm and the next public holiday feels like…

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…

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…

Sustainability
Make A Difference And Support These 6 Businesses Doing Better By Our Planet

The winners of The Circle Awards AUS & NZ 2021 have officially been announced, and our carts (and hearts) are full of sustainable swaps…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Shopping
Here Are 9 Cool Things You Can Get Delivered To Your Door That Aren’t Groceries

We're pretty blessed here in NZ to get groceries—and even alcohol—delivered direct to our door, despite being in the midst…

Wellness
Ask Allira | How The Hell Do I Manifest?

Welcome to Ask Allira, the monthly column where sassy psychic and badass spiritual and mindset coach Allira Potter will sprinkle her special…

Things To Do
Up Your ‘Gram Game At New Zealand’s 10 Most Beautiful Lavender Farms

With its bright purple colour and distinctive floral aroma, lavender is a favourite flower for many. And while it may be known to repel…

Health & Beauty
6 Mindfulness Activities To Try If You Struggle To Meditate

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past 12 months, it’s that prioritising your mental health and wellbeing is…

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…

Things To Do
Forget Colouring Books, This Is The New Mindfulness Hobby To Get Around In 2021

If you’ve never been into colouring books and puzzles seem far too mundane, or you could never stay consistent with journaling, we may…

Wellness
Get Your Zen On With Auckland’s Best Yoga Studios

Did you know that the art of yoga has been around for over 5,000 years? As the importance of looking after health and wellbeing continues to…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

News
Dig Out That Gym Gear And Train For Free All This Week Across NZ

Round up your exercise crew because our friends over at Snap fitness are throwing open their doors this week to let you work up a sweat for…

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…

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…

People
Take Note, XES Is The New Sex Toy Line Changing The Game For People With Disabilities

The sexual wellness industry is thriving, as is the world’s understanding of varying sexual experiences. If coronavirus had a…

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…

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
Do These 4 Things To Get A Better Night’s Sleep Tonight

It’s a common scene: you come home from a busy day, make dinner, fire off some emails, chill on the couch, all while feeling bone…

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…

Wellness
Relax, Here’s How To Create The Ultimate Luxury Wellness Retreat At Home

After the crazy year it’s been already, you deserve a time out. Not just a few hours, but a massive day of calm to reset and recharge.…

News
Urban Culture Curve | Pave A Way Forward With New Wave Positive Publishing

Welcome to the May 2020 Urban Culture Curve—your go-to guide to what’s on its way in, and on its way out, in urban culture.…

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…

Wellness
Here’s How To Unplug from Technology And Give Yourself The Ultimate Self-Care Day

Just as you're beginning to feel like you've got this iso thing down pat, there seems to be a light at the end of the…

Homewares & Interiors
Cosy Up For Winter With 7 Auckland Lumberyards Who’ll Deliver Firewood To Your Door

Winter is officially encroaching with cold, windy and rainy days scheduled for the months ahead. There's nothing better…

Wellness
Be Inspired By All The Positive Things Happening Around NZ And The World Because Of COVID-19

If you’re anything like us, your newsfeed is full of panic-inducing news articles and your inbox is worse. We know, it’s a…

Wellness
Find Your Calm With This Insanely Effective Breathing Method

You’ve probably heard about that crazy Dutch guy who chills out in sub-zero temperatures like it’s no big deal. Well, that man…

Fitness
The 6 Best Running Tracks In Nelson To Help You Smash Your Fitness Goals

We all know that getting out to stretch the legs and breathe in fresh air is good for the soul, especially when times are tough. If running…

Fitness
Put Your Best Foot Forward With These Online Dance Classes

Whether you’ve got the coordination of a baby giraffe or you’re a dancer from way back, lockdown is the perfect time to try your…

Wellness
Clean Up With This GP Approved DIY Hand Sanitiser Recipe

We get it, you’ve been trawling the shops for weeks and you still haven’t been able to find the old Dettol sanny back in stock,…

Fitness
Grab Your Gear, Here Are 9 Of The Best Running Tracks In Christchurch

Staying active during self-isolation is pretty important for our mental and physical well-being. There’s nothing quite like a run to…

Fitness
6 Essential Yoga Poses To Get You Through The Day While Working From Home

Unless you're a permanent work-from-homer or a professional gamer, your current home office desk set up is probably not the…

Wellness
Jump Online, These Pharmacies Will 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
Fend Off Cabin Fever And Stay Sane During Lockdown With These 6 Tips

Well, what a year this week has been. Humans are creatures of habit by nature, and as uncertainty and isolation loom over our routines,…

Wellness
Get Some Zs With These Indoor Plants That Help You Sleep

Let’s give it up to indoor plants: they purify the air, look nice and even sometimes emanate a dazzling fragrance that’ll almost…

Planet
Spruce Up Your Living Space With 10 Eco-Friendly Cleaning Hacks

Some of you might already be there, some of you will take a few weeks yet, but if there’s one thing we can bank on it’s that all…

Fitness
Lace Up Your Sneakers, Here Are 9 Of The Best Running Tracks In Queenstown

Whether you’re in self-isolation, putting physical distancing into practice or need something to take your mind off things, you…

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…

News
Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Kauri Dieback, And How You Can Help Stop It

Unless you've been living under a rock (which we sincerely hope is not the case), you'll know that one of the things currently…

New Zealand
Auckland Waterfalls You Can Actually Visit

While TLC told us not to, sometimes it’s good to venture away from the rivers and lakes that you’re used to. Lucky for us, there…

Wellness
Chill Out At Auckland’s First And Only Cryotherapy Clinic

You heard it here first, fellow health buffs. Cryotherapy is the—quite literally—coolest kid on the wellness block that…