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Food & Drink
The Best Late Night Desserts In Auckland

Long gone are the days when we have to finish everything on our dinner plate in order to gorge on dessert. Now we can simply skip it…

Pacific
18 Of The Best Things To Do In Fiji So You Can Live The Good Life On Island Time

The rumours are true—Fiji is back open for business and, let’s be honest, who couldn’t do with escaping to a tropical…

What's On
What’s On In Auckland This Week, This Month And Beyond

Another week of fun-fuelled events is upon us.  This week you can get lost in an evening of magical music, be inspired by stunning…

Things To Do
50 Rad Things To Do In Wellington In 2022

When you think of capital cities it often conjures up images of dull, bureaucratic hubs—not the kind of places likely to make it onto…

Food & Drink
Ponsonby’s Best Restaurants, Bars And Cafes You Need To Check Out In 2022

When it comes to restaurants, bars and cafes, Ponsonby is a literal smorgasbord—in fact, this is one suburb where it's more about…

Bars & Pubs
50 Of The Best Bars In Auckland In 2022

When it comes to finding somewhere decent to drink, we Aucklanders have it pretty damn good. From sunny rooftop terraces to moody basement…

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…

Food & Drink
What’s Open This Easter Long Weekend In Auckland

Easter is upon us and a long weekend of resting and feasting awaits. Take this holiday as a chance to go out to get your wine and dine…

Food & Drink
6 Stunning New Spots On Waiheke Island Worth Checking Out In 2022

Everyone knows that Waiheke is a foodie haven, but if you haven’t visited in the last couple of years you’ll be pleased to know…

What's On
Epic Bottomless Sangria Sessions Have Just Popped Up At This Rad Rooftop Bar

While the summer sun might be losing its heat, why not welcome in autumn while keeping the fiesta vibes strong with bottomless jugs of…

Things To Do
Upper Village Queenstown | Everything You Need To Know About QT’s Rad New Entertainment Precinct

Sitting at the base of Bob’s Peak Mountain and the iconic Skyline Gondola, Queenstown’s rad new dining and entertainment…

Bars & Pubs
The Best Bars In Christchurch To Try In 2022

From unconventional bars in buses to dimly lit speakeasies and local craft breweries, Ōtautahi Christchurch's nightlife is anything…

Things To Do
50 Of The Best Things To Do In Christchurch In 2022

Ōtautahi is an absolute gem of a city—there’s not a lot it doesn’t have. Beaches? Yes. Arts and culture? Absolutely.…

Local Escapes
Great Barrier Island | The Ultimate First Timer’s Guide

If you're looking to escape the big city and rid yourself of life's stresses then we know just the place. Pack your bags and head to…

Restaurants
12 Of The Best Restaurants In Tauranga And Mount Maunganui

In the past, The Bay Of Plenty's Tauranga and the Mount may have been overlooked as a food destination in their own right. Fortunately,…

Nightlife
The Best Late Night Eats In Auckland According to 10 Top Bartenders

It’s no secret that we’re fans of the occasional night out in the big smoke here at Urban List, after all, what’s better…

Things To Do
16 Auckland Date Ideas That Aren’t Dinner And A Movie

Let us hear you say love. Whether it’s your first or your 100th date, a little thought goes a long way especially amidst the…

Restaurants
The Most Romantic Restaurants In Auckland To Impress Your Date At

Ah, romance. There’s nothing quite like it. Cosying up to your main squeeze, cuddles, sneaky smooches and an intimate dinner for two…

Local Escapes
Why A Visit To Queenstown’s First Boutique Gin Garden Should Be On Your Hit List This Summer

Summer is cranking, daylight saving is here, and G&T season is well and truly upon us… to be fair, it’s one season that we…

Bars & Pubs
Auckland’s 10 Best Rooftop Bars To Watch Day Turn To Night, According To You

We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again: rooftop bars are the shiz. What’s not to love about sitting sky-high, sipping…

Things To Do
The Best New Year’s Eve Parties In New Zealand To See Out 2021

It’s official—New Year’s is happening. And while there wasn’t much of a lead up to the big banger this year,…

What's On
Auckland’s Best Christmas Lights Of 2021 To Jump In The Car For

Nothing has us feeling more festive than a completely over-the-top display of Christmas lights—yes, this is definitely a case of the…

Things To Do
18 Of The Best Places To Have An Epic Christmas Party In Auckland

Ho, ho, holy snowball…. December is here and it's time to get our Christmas party on. With freedom day upon us, we now have the…

Food & Drink
Takapuna’s Best Restaurants, Bars And Cafés And Where To Find Them

Takapuna is one of our fave suburbs, period. Not only is it home to one of the most popular beaches on the North Shore and a number of…

Art & Design
Artweek 2021 | Everything You Need To See, Whatever The Alert Level

Lockdown hasn't stopped Artweek, and the annual festival celebrating local artists and art is back from 5 to 14 November to enliven…

What's On
Synthony, The Banging Orchestral Dance Concert Has A New Post Lockdown Date

Ever wanted to hear Calvin Harris' One Kiss in C Minor with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra? Yeah, us neither, come…

Local Escapes
Snow Machine, The Epic Destination Festival, Has Just Released Final Tickets

Calling all snow homies, holiday heroes, music-mad and just plain festy frothers—news just in, epic destination festival, Snow Machine…

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…

News
A New Boutique Cinema Complex Is Coming To 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…

What's On
Takapuna Winter Lights Festival Is Finally Opening This Weekend

If you missed out on the light fest extravaganza LUMA in Queenstown this year then you’ll be stoked to hear that a dazzling free light…

Local Escapes
7 Rad Things To Do At Night In Queenstown

The sun may be setting, but things are just kicking off in Queenstown. As soon as the day turns to night, the city lights up with…

What's On
Street Eats, The Epic Multi-Level Foodie Fest Is Happening This Weekend

These days, the best kind of food comes straight from the streets. Whether it’s a cart, caravan or truck—these tiny, portable…

Bars & Pubs
Bozo On Auckland’s K’ Road Is The Hot New Gin And Craft Beer Bar You Need To Meet

Hot new gin and craft beer joint Bozo Bar has just opened on Auckland’s buzzing Karangahape Road and you’re going to want to get…

Local Escapes
Lil Red Is The Hidden Spot That’s Just Popped Up In Queenstown For The Winter Season

Queenstown has a new pop-up on its culinary menu and we’re crossing our fingers (and toes) that this cosy restaurant will extend its…

Restaurants
Meet Bar Magda, Auckland’s Hottest New Underground Bar And Bistro

Meet Magda—a speakeasy-style bar and bistro that is guaranteed to steal your heart, captivate your taste buds and tantalise your…

What's On
An Epic Raclette Pop Up Is Hitting Auckland This Bastille Celebration Week

Is there any better way to embrace the colder days than with shed loads of cheese? We think not. This winter, we’re in luck, as Le…

Bars & Pubs
Party Venues In Auckland That Are Actually Good

Whether you’re planning a big birthday or a special shindig, only the best will do. Because we’re about nothing but the…

What's On
Embrace Winter With Aotea Square Ice Rink, Ice Slide, Snugs And Night Markets 2021

The snow gods heard your cry for alp. Take your mittens out of hibernation and pop on your warmest beanie because Auckland is getting a…

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…

What's On
A Secret Piano Bar Is Coming To Auckland

Let’s be honest, we’re kinda terrible at keeping secrets here at Urban List. So, when we hear a rumour a hidden piano…

What's On
The Best Matariki Events In Auckland And Beyond In 2021

Matariki, the Māori new year, is a time for reflection, new beginnings and yes, celebration! Auckland always knows how to put on a good…

New Zealand
A Rookie’s Guide To Planning Your First Queenstown Ski Trip

Snow lovers assemble, we’ve curated your perfect Queenstown ski day. Within easy reach you’ll find luxurious resorts, pristine…

Restaurants
Bali Nights Is Ponsonby’s Hot New Indonesian Eatery Serving Up A Slice Of Paradise

Ponsonby is about as far from the beaches and jungles of Bali as you can get—unless, that is, you find yourself visiting Bali Nights,…

Food & Drink
Pull Up A Stool At The Best Bars To Grab A Patrón Cocktail In NZ

Do you consider yourself a bit of a cocktail connoisseur? If so, listen up! We don’t know about you but our spirit of choice has to be…

Local Escapes
LUMA Southern Light Project Is Coming To Queenstown Next Weekend So Wrap Up Warm

Forget what you know about the Southern Lights. Aurora Australis? Please… we have something much more exciting for you. Kicking…

Bars & Pubs
The Best Happy Hours In Auckland To Kick The Night Off In Style

Bargain bevvys, a bar snack or two and some quality yarns make for the ultimate after work wind down. It’s a ritual, a celebration,…

What's On
Here’s Where To Watch The Rare Blood Supermoon In Auckland Tonight

It’s not everyday that a giant, cosmic entity lights up the sky with an intergalactic aura—completely kicking a regular full…

What's On
Breaks N Brass Will Be Serving Up The Sickest Old School Hip Hop Beats At This Legendary Gig

Just imagine the scene if Snoop Dogg or Dr. Dre picked up a trumpet and smashed out some ol’ skool bangers. Well, New…

What's On
Show Off Your Slick Moves At New Zealand’s Highest And Most Epic Silent Disco

There’s always that one friend that doesn’t vibe with your choice in music, isn’t there? Well, now you can dance to the…

What's On
Just Released: Free Hip Hop Event Jameson House of Rounds Has A New Date

Forget whatever you had planned for September 3rd, Galatos is the place to be. From 9pm the good vibes will be crankin’ and…

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

Nothing warms the soul like a night at the cinema. Nestling in for a couple of hours of uninterupped cosiness, stuffing snacks in your…

News
Say Chur To Fresh Brews At This New Craft Beer Pop-Up Bar In The CBD

SkyCity has recently launched Fortune on Fed, a craft beer pop-up bar serving divine craft brews. Coming to you with the flavours of…

News
Cross Street Music Festival Is The Autumn Bloc Party You Don’t Want To Miss

Cross St. Music Festival is back, baby. After the March lockdown rained on its parade, a new date has been released, and it’s…

Bars & Pubs
Introducing Our Land Is Alive—The Gorgeous New Bar Celebrating All Things NZ

There's a lot to love about New Zealand right now (just ask anyone living overseas!), so the timing really couldn't be more perfect…

News
Avast Me Hearties, Award-Winning SF Bar Smuggler’s Cove Is Popping Up In Auckland This Weekend

A year ago, the world as we knew it changed. Our home became our office and the walks to the local supermarket became the new ‘going…

News
Rally The Crew, A Massive Beach Festival With An Epic Rooftop Bar Is Popping Up In Takapuna

We might only be a couple of months into the new year but this summer is shaping up to be a corker. Hot on the heels of a pop-up gin garden…

What's On
Auckland’s Iconic Lantern Festival On The Waterfront Has Been Cancelled

New Year is possibly the best holiday in existence. There’s something incredibly freeing about the idea of a year ticking…

What's On
The Best Music Festivals In NZ You Need To Experience In 2022 & 2023

We don't know about you but we are long overdue for a good festival after the heartbreaking cancellations and C-related…

Restaurants
Meet Candela, The New Spanish Wine Bar And Eatery Shaking Up K’ Road

Now more than ever we want to hop on a plane and fly to Spain to sink our teeth into their culinary delights, and while we know we…

News
Ditch The Roses And Burn Love Letters Instead At This Strictly R18 Anti-Valentine’s Day Event

There are three types of people in this world, those who absolutely love Valentine’s Day and all it entails, those who are blissfully…

What's On
Here Are The Shows You Can’t Miss At The Auckland Fringe Festival 2021

Auckland is alive with festivals during February as Auckland Pride takes over the city in all its glory throughout the month, but it…

News
An Epic Champagne Bar Has Popped Up On Auckland’s Waterfront So Live Your Best Life

Despite the—highly interesting—year we’ve just survived, this summer is shaping up to be one of the best yet. The season…

Auckland
11 Of The Best Places For Stargazing In Auckland

Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight… Aucklanders, while the South Island may be famous for its skies, we’re…

Restaurants
Here’s Where To Eat And Drink This Boxing Day In Auckland 2020

After the endless rounds of turkey, ham, pavlova and berries you need a well-deserved rest. Stay away from the streams of shoppers and get…

What's On
9 Of Auckland’s Best New Year’s Eve Parties To See Out The End Of 2020

It's fair to say that this year has been a bit of a shambles, but onwards and upwards.  Say goodbye to 2020 in true Kiwi style at…

What's On
Dive Into 5 Epic Nights Out In Auckland (That Don’t Involve Clubbing)

Let’s be real, clubbing in Auckland can be hit and miss at the best of times. You never know if it’s actually going to be busy,…

What's On
Expect The Unexpected At WTF?!, The Strictly Adults-Only Show Taking Auckland By Storm

Imagine all the fantasy and magic from Night at the Museum, and spice it up with some fire, pole dancing, and eccentricity. Brace yourself…

Restaurants
Meet Gochu, The Hot New Korean Eatery Taking Auckland’s Tastebuds By Storm

Some restaurants are good, others are great. Then there are those that totally change your life. Gochu is one of these. Masterminded by…

Queenstown
Margo’s Is The Hot New Mexican Joint You Need To Check Out In Queenstown

Raise your salt-rimmed glasses, the hottest new Mexican joint has just opened up in New Zealand’s staycation hot-spot, Queenstown.…

Local Escapes
Book Yourself In For The Ultimate Staycation At The Hotel Britomart

2020 is officially the year of the staycation, and we can't think of a better spot to spend our next getaway than in the heart of the…

Wellington
Book Your Tickets, This Multi-Sensory Van Gogh Exhibition On In Wellington

We’re guessing you’ve seen snippets of Van Gogh Alive on your Insta feed. An immersive exhibition where Gogh’s seminal…

Food & Drink
Get Your Late-Night Caffeine Fix With Auckland’s Best Espresso Martinis

Espresso martinis are like the grown-up version of a coffee, a harmonious yet powerful blend of alcohol and caffeine that will see you…

What's On
Grab Your Paintbrush, A Riotous Painting And Booze Event Hosted by Drag Queens Is Coming To Auckland

Not that you need reminding, but during lockdown cocktails were DIY, you couldn’t nip to Bunnings for craft supplies and life was…

What's On
Where To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In Auckland And Channel Your Inner Leprechaun

Crank out the fiddle and let the Guinness flow, St. Patrick's Day (17 March) is just around the corner and we for one are ready to…

Things To Do
Up The Ante With The Most Romantic Things To Do In Auckland At Night

Why hello there. If you clicked on this article it’s rather likely that you’re looking to turn on the romance. Great. We can…