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…

Gifts
The Best NZ Christmas Gift Ideas So You Can Smash Out Your List For 2022

It's the silly season and since no one wants to spend the limited time we have left trawling for the perfect gifts, we've done…

Sustainability
Here’s Where To Buy A Real Christmas Tree In Auckland In 2022

Christmas is just around the corner, which means it’s time the familiar scent of pine filled your home once more—because we all…

Shopping
The Best Black Friday Sales Of 2022 To Shop In New Zealand

Just in time for all your Christmas gifting, summer holiday shopping, and end-of-year spending sprees—this year's Black…

Fashion
The Best Dress Hire Shops In New Zealand To Get You Through Event Season

Dress hire has become a staple in the world of event season wardrobes and we’re here for it—sustainable fashion, the latest…

Sustainability
Epic NZ Made, Eco Friendly And Sustainable Products So You Can Keep Our Planet In Mind

Shopping sustainably is becoming easier and easier, with more local NZ brands being launched all the time specifically developed to be way…

Shopping
Auckland’s Best Christmas Markets To Visit This Festive Season

We love a good market, especially one with the word 'Christmas' attached. So hop in the car, crank up the Bublé (your…

Gifts
15 Wholesome Ways To Give Back This Christmas 2022

It's no secret we love Christmas and all the glitz and glam that comes with it, from beautifully wrapped gifts beneath pretty trees to…

Gifts
13 Steamy Gift Ideas For Couples And Lovers To Shop This Christmas

Forget choosing between naughty and nice this Christmas (it’s far too binary anyway) and dive into the pleasuredome with…

Style & Design
The Best Adult Advent Calendars In NZ So You Can Count Down To Christmas

When it comes to advent calendars, why should the kids have all the fun? Well, they don't, as it turns out—because a growing…

Fashion
How To Be Sustainable Without Compromising On Style According To Designer Pera May

If you haven’t heard of local electric design powerhouse PERA MAY, chances are you’ve definitely clocked her otherworldly,…

Fashion
The Best Costume Shops In New Zealand For A Banging Dress Up Party

If you’ve just received an invite to a costume party, it’s time to get your A into G. Luckily, there are loads of epic costume…

Shopping
The Best Christmas Decorations In NZ To Deck Your Tree Out With In 2022

Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year and our fave part of the festivities is hands-down decorating the tree. That said,…

Gifts
12 Affordable Luxury Gifts To Give Someone Special In 2022

Affordable luxury is one of our favourite gifting categories. For the special person in your life who lives and breathes designer, don't…

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…

Things To Do
The Best Halloween Costume Ideas For 2022 That Are Actually Good

Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble. The most frightful night of the year approaches—it’s time to get…

Fashion
Step Up Your Sustainable Style With These 8 Wardrobe Investments

In recent times there’s been a welcome shift in tides to bring style and sustainability together thanks to some clever brands…

Health & Beauty
The Best Nail Salons In Auckland

Pampering yourself doesn’t come much better than a sleek set of nails. A touch of sparkle and a pop of colour on your tips is the…

Fashion
16 Of The Best Activewear Brands In NZ To Shop In 2022

Activewear is the holy grail of the wardrobe. The perfect blend of style and function, slide into a crop and a pair of leggings and…

What's On
Soak In These Stories Of Resilience And Get Inspired For A Good Cause

We’re a tiny bit (read: a lot) obsessed with the work of Tom Gould. Born in Aotearoa, the director-slash-photographer has won the…

Fashion
The Best Jewellers In New Zealand

When it comes to finding beautiful gems, trinkets, and treasures, look no further than New Zealand’s best jewellers. From a little…

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. …

Gifts
The Best Gift Deliveries In New Zealand To Show Someone You Care In 2022

Receiving gifts never gets old, but when you're the one trying to come up with something new and exciting to give—it kinda can.…

Style & Design
The Best Father’s Day Gifts To Shop In 2022

Father’s Day is almost upon us—Sunday 4 September, to be exact—but don’t panic, there’s still plenty of time…

Things To Do
Onehunga | The Best Restaurants, Cafes, Bars And Things To Do In This Rad Auckland Suburb

It's official—Onehunga is one of Auckland's most hip albeit underrated suburbs. Studded with historic buildings and delightful…

Style & Design
Here’s How You Can Win One Of Five $4,000 R.M.Williams Shopping Experiences

Sometimes a solid piece of advice or a beloved shared memory can be the greatest gift of all, and this Father’s Day, iconic Aussie…

Things To Do
Devonport | The Best Things To Eat, Drink And Do In This Charming North Shore Village

Could Devonport be Auckland's most charming suburb? Its old-fashioned villas, picturesque gardens and character buildings are straight…

Health & Beauty
Say Goodbye To Plastic Bottles With These New Shampoo Bars That Actually Work

There’s nothing more frustrating than taking positive steps to cut down on haircare packaging, only to cut down on your haircare…

Fashion
The Best Jewellers In Auckland And Where To Find Them

Few things in life come close to the excitement of receiving jewellery. The box, the silky lining, the glamour of it all—nothing…

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…

Style & Design
6 Of The Best Florists In Wellington For Finding The Perfect Bouquet

Whether you’re saying congratulations, happy birthday, or just a simple I love you, a beautiful bouquet is always a good idea. Lucky…

Fashion
The Best Knitwear In NZ For Staying Cosy This Winter

Game Of Thrones might be done and dusted but winter is coming (again) so it’s time to level up your wardrobe. Stakes couldn’t be…

Food & Drink
The Best Artisanal Gins In NZ So You Can Level Up Your G&T

There's no denying gin's time in the sun isn't going anywhere. No longer destined for your grandma’s top shelf, this…

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

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…

Style & Design
The Best Flower Delivery Services In Auckland So You Can Spoil Someone Rotten In 2022

Time to spoil someone, you say? Auckland’s florists that deliver—AKA our city’s professional day makers—are on call…

Gifts
Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Ideas So You Can Treat Mum In 2022

Mother’s Day is just around the corner (8th of May if you’re wondering) and while not all of us have a mother we almost…

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…

Fashion
The Best Summer Dresses In NZ To Add To Cart Before The Season Ends

After two-ish years of sweatpants (mostly) all day every day, the ‘home couture’ game is strong but sweats and sand don’t…

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.…

Art & Design
The Best Art Galleries In Auckland To Check Out In 2022

Whether you'd love to spend your weekend gazing at art-adorned walls with a quizzical look on your face thinking ‘what the heck is…

Gifts
Your Guide To The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts For 2022

February 14 aka Valentine's Day is just a few short weeks away, but no need to panic—we've done the hard yards for you and…

Sustainability
20 Of The Coolest Swimwear Labels In NZ To Wear This Summer

Summer is finally here and we couldn’t be more ready to frolic in the waves and relax on the beach. As ocean-lovers, the future of…

Fashion
These Are The Best Sneaker Releases Of 2021

2021 was definitely a year full of triumphs and tragedies—and in a way, we saw this reflected in the sneaker-verse too. As we…

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…

Style & Design
Lift Your Summer Wardrobe With These Fresh Summer Tees And Totes For Under $35

Urban List is turning 10 this year and we’re in the mood to celebrate. And what better way to celebrate than by dropping some…

Sustainability
12 Of The Best Op Shops In Auckland Where You Can Find Second-Hand Gold

If Macklemore taught us anything during his brief but incontestable reign over the radio, it’s that thrift shopping—correction,…

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…

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.…

Sustainability
Where To Buy The Best Reusable Face Masks In Auckland And NZ In 2021

Face masks are now essential wear for all New Zealanders. You should wear masks in situations where physical distancing is not possible at…

Sustainability
12 Of The Best Op Shops In Auckland Where You Can Find Second-Hand Gold

If Macklemore taught us anything during his brief but incontestable reign over the radio, it’s that thrift shopping—correction,…

Sustainability
8 Zero Waste Products That Need To Be On Your Radar

With Plastic Free July coming to an end and Conservation Week on the horizon, being mindful of our consuming habits should be our way…

News
Aussie Streetwear Royalty Culture Kings Is Opening Its First NZ Store This Saturday

NZ’s streetwear scene is soon to gain infinitely more kudos with the announcement that cult Aussie retailer Culture Kings is opening…

Fashion
How To Score KFC’s Latest Finger Lickin’ Threads For Free Tonight

Attention fried chicken lovers, your winter wardrobe update is officially sorted.  Just when we thought they couldn’t top the…

Food & Drink
How To Throw A (Stress Free) Dinner Party

Contrary to popular belief, throwing a dinner party doesn’t need to involve a three-course Michelin Star-inspired menu that starts…

What's On
These Epic Sensory Coffee Workshops Will Stir Your Inner Barista

We Kiwis absolutely love our coffee. In fact, NZ is one of the top coffee consumers globally. But how many of us actually know how to brew…

Homewares & Interiors
The Lushest Places To Nab Indoor Plants In Auckland

Fun fact: Having pot plants around your home can benefit your breathing, increase your immunity, deter illness, and boost your overall…

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…

Art & Design
The Best Tattoo Studios In Auckland To Get Inked At

Tattoos are a universal art form used as a form of self-expression and tribute and as the world’s most tattooed nation, it's no…

Sustainability
Yours Truly Is The New Pre-Loved Bridal Gown Store That Has Sustainability At Its Heart

Washing your hair with solid shampoo and taking your keep cup everywhere is a solid way to make sustainable changes, but it’s super…

Homewares & Interiors
An Amazingly Lofty Plant Paradise Has Just Opened In St Heliers Village

It'd be fair to say that we're a little bit obsessed with plants here at Urban List – and if you're anything like us, your…

Style & Design
Level Up Your Winter Cooking Game With 7 Stand-Out Kitchen Hacks

We hate to break it to you, but summer is well and truly over—cue the ugly crying GIF. But in good news, the season for snuggling by…

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…

Style & Design
6 Interior Design Tips To Transform Your Space Into A Sanctuary

While previously we may have expressed our sense of self and style through investing in our wardrobes, travel, and experiences, recent times…

Getting The Gig
How Celebrated Kiwi Illustrator Bonnie Brown Of Studio Bon Landed Her Dream Job

When it comes to writing (or snacking on delicious donuts), we seem to do it in our sleep. Put a paintbrush in our hand and our creatives…

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…

Entertainment
Butter The Popcorn, Here’s How To Curate An Epic Theatre Experience At Home

Can’t get enough of the latest and greatest movie shows? Neither can we and with so many blockbusters shifting to streaming services,…

Style & Design
7 Easy Ways To Transform Your House Into A Home This Winter

If your Instagram feed leaves you feeling inspired to level up your space daily, we feel you. And with cooler days fast approaching and…

People
Meet EveryHuman, The Adaptive Clothing Store Making Fashion More Inclusive

If you’re not in the know about adaptive fashion, it's time to meet EveryHuman. Adaptive fashion is clothing specifically designed…

News
HAPPY PLACE, LA’s Immersive Exhibition Opens In Auckland Today

It’s been dubbed the world’s most Instagrammable exhibition—selling out stints in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Boston,…

What's On
Van Gogh Alive Is Packing Up This Sunday 23 May

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

What's On
Calling All Green Thumbs, A Massive Botanical Market Is Coming To Auckland

If one thing’s for sure, indoor plants sit in a very special place in our hearts these days. You know, those cute, spiky little cacti…

Sustainability
Recycle Boutique Has Gone Online So You Can Now Scout That Coveted Piece From Home

Time to let op-shop fever set in. Whether you could easily lose a day browsing pre-loved goodies, or you’ve come across some of the…

News
Make A Beeline, Auckland’s Huge Plant Market Has Been Shifted To March

What better way to spend a beautiful summer’s day? Load up your boot on covetable botanical goodies at Auckland Plant Market happening…

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…

News
Fire Up The Group Chat, A Massive Street Party Is Coming To Parnell This Friday

Ain’t no party like a street party—get ready for Parnell’s very own street festival filled with groovy tunes, good vibes,…

Things To Do
Gear Up For Eats, Beats And Fashion At This Carnival-Themed Event Going Down This Month

There are few things we love more than a healthy dose of retail therapy, but when a day of shopping is paired with live tunes, epic eats and…

Food & Drink
6 Of The Best Platters In Auckland So You Can Up Your Party Grazing Game

Food and events go hand in hand. Whether it’s a wedding, an engagement party or a corporate event, feeding your guests is crucial to a…

News
Forget The Fancy Dinner And Paint Your Mate This Valentine’s Day

Nothing says you’re my best bud like drawing on your mate’s face. While you might have already tried painting aided by a…

Gifts
Smash Out Your Christmas Gift List With These Incredible NZ Gift Ideas For 2020

Support local—it's a term we've all become well accustomed to in 2020 and one we're shining a (bright Christmas) light on…

News
Calling All Dr. Martens Fans, The Iconic Shoe Brand Opens Its First Store In Wellington Tomorrow

From 10am on Saturday 19 December, Wellingtonians will be able to get their hands on the famous yellow-stitched boots at the brand new Dr…

Homewares & Interiors
From Fire Pits To Fairy Lights, 7 Ways To Impress Your Guests With Outdoor Entertaining This Summer

Summer is nearly here and that means one thing, we’re heading outside to entertain. There are few things better in life than inviting…

News
A Massive Christmas Market Is Coming To Eden Park So You Can Pick Up Those Last-Minute Gifts

Just five days out from Christmas, a slew of the country's most talented artisans will descend on Eden Park for the ultimate festive…

Art & Design
12 Of Auckland’s Best Art Galleries For You To Get Cultured At

If you would love to spend your weekend gazing at art-adored walls with a quizzical look on your face thinking ‘what the heck is…

News
Calling All LEGO Lovers, A Super-Sized LEGO Exhibition Is Now On

Aucklanders, you’re in for a treat. The Auckland museum is set to host the tallest LEGO brick model in all of the Southern Hemisphere…

Style & Design
Get Festive, Here’s How To Christmas-ify Your Flat This Season

Friends, 2020 has been a year, and we could all use an extra sprinkle of joy right about now. Lucky for us, the festive season is officially…

Style & Design
Level Up Your Summer Threads With GenFEST ‘20, General Pants Co.‘s Biggest Offer In History

After what felt like the longest winter ever, sunny days are finally here and our arms couldn’t be wider to welcome them. But while…

Things To Do
Shopping Fanatics Rejoice, Here’s Where You Can Score Epic Week-Long Sales

“I wish I didn’t get organised with my Christmas shopping!” said no one, ever. Whether or not you want to believe…

Homewares & Interiors
Transform Your Small Garden Into An Oasis With These 6 Style Ideas

2020 has been a ride, but one thing is for sure, summer isn’t cancelled. With the temperature rising, Christmas holidays approaching…

Style & Design
10 Of The Best Adult Advent Calendars In NZ So You Can Count Down To Christmas 2020

When it comes to advent calendars, why should the kids have all the fun? Well they don't, as it turns out—because a growing number…

News
Grab Your Pencil, Auckland Art Gallery Is Offering Free Drop-In Figure Drawing Sessions

Some Friday nights you want to turn up the volume and hit up the city’s night clubs and parties, others you might just want to have…

What's On
8 Melbourne Cup Parties Worth Getting Dressed Up For

Polish off your finest attire and gather your fun-loving friends, Melbourne Cup is back in all its frivolity on Tuesday 3 November. …

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…