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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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.…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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
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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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
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…

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…

What's On
Unleash Your Inner Artist With These Epic Online Painting Classes Starting This Week

Life is about to slow down a whole lot, so why not spend your time inside discovering a hidden talent. Paintvine has you covered with…

Fashion
Get Schooled On Sustainable DIY With This Collab From Allbirds And Chinatown Market

New Zealand-born sustainable sneaker brand Allbirds has just revealed a new partnership with Chinatown Market (CTM)—the LA-based label…

Getting The Gig
On Creativity And Connection: How This Aussie 3D Artist Is Blowing Up Instagram

If you’ve got an Instagram account, chances are you’ve seen the sublime works of Paul Milinski at least a few times in your…

Style & Design
Fix Up Your Space With The 5 Best Kiwi DIY Influencers On YouTube

While the regular influencer might be grounded by influenza, it’s our DIY YouTubers that are coming to the rescue. While the makeover…

What's On
Start Planning, Here’s How To Live Your Best Life In Iso This Easter Long Weekend

Easter this year is going to be very different for all of us, no long-weekend trips or visits from the Easter Bunny (or is…

Art & Design
Shop Local: Where You Can Find Auckland Artists & Designers

Not to toot our own horns or anything, but us Aucklanders are a talented bunch. There’s a variety of shakers and makers right here in…

News
Be The Envy Of Literally Everyone As The New Samsung Foldable Phone Comes To Town

Hot off the press this morning comes the news that Samsung’s sick new foldable phone has been released in New Zealand. The…

News
Get Inked By A Celebrity Tattooist And Support A Good Cause While You’re About It

Fancy getting inked? Why not do it for a good cause at Ink Me at QT. Oh, and did we mention celebrity tattooist Lauren Winzer? She’ll…

Art & Design
This Halloween Make Up Inspo Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

Hubble bubble toil and trouble baby, October 31 is the perfect day to be a little extra and transform yourself into something spooky and…

Homewares & Interiors
Auckland’s Best Homewares Stores

My house, as they say, my castle. Dressing up your home is something we take very seriously and get super excited about. It is, after all, a…

Getting The Gig
How This Auckland Designer Took Over The World Of WearableArt

With The World Of WearableArt (WOW) exhibition just around the corner, Auckland finalist Ian Bernhard is gearing up to send his daring…

Art & Design
Get Inked At 8 Of Auckland’s Best Tattoo Studios

Over the years tattoos have evolved from a symbol of the criminal underworld to a universal art form used as a form of self-expression and…

Art & Design
Get Lit At Auckland’s Magical Glow-In-The-Dark Art Show

Us Aucklanders are notorious for judging everything on how Instagrammable it can be, now we’ve got just the event to ensure your…

Fashion
Get Ready, Pastels And Sustainability Were Major Trends At NZFW ‘19

With sustainability as the theme at NZFW this year, both familiar favourites and brand new labels took to the runway with thoughtful and…

Art & Design
Get Inked At 8 Of Auckland’s Best Tattoo Studios

Over the years tattoos have evolved from a symbol of the criminal underworld to a universal art form used as a form of self-expression and…

Art & Design
Brush Up On Your Art History With These 15 Essential Art Terms

Do you find yourself missing out on potential romantic entanglements with artists just because you can’t tell a Manet from a Monet? Or…

Art & Design
6 Amazing Emerging Artists To Follow (And Shop) On Instagram

Instagram is the ultimate directory of up and coming artists. If you scroll past the beauty bloggers and influencers on endless summer…

What's On
The One Photography Exhibition You Don’t Want To Miss

Aucklanders, get excited because one of the best photography exhibitions in the world is returning to hit our shores. Yep, we're…

Fashion
Peep 8 Of The Most Extra Looks From The Met Gala Red Carpet

Fire up guys, it’s the first Monday in May! Okay, technically for us it was yesterday, but you know what we're talking…

What's On
The New Must-See Exhibition Reinventing The ‘F’ Word

Celebrating International Women’s Day, the Auckland Art Gallery's newest exhibition, Guerrilla Girls: Reinventing the…

Europe
Culture Club | The Best Museums And Galleries In London

Britain conquered. And they brought their spoils back to London. Think what you want of this history, but nothing can compare to the art and…

Travel
Transport Yourself To A Digital Water Universe At Shanghai’s Newest Instagrammable Art Exhibition

Have you ever wanted to jump into The Little Mermaid and witness the underwater world full of magic for yourself? Well, now you can stop…

What's On
Take A Dramatic Art Journey At Waiheke’s Sculpture On The Gulf

New Zealand's biggest sculpture event to experience art on a spectacular grand scale returns this March. The Perpetual Guardian…

Fashion
The Entire Supreme Skate Deck Collection Is About To Be Auctioned Off

I’m no financial expert, but I’d say collector Ryan Fuller made a pretty good call when he started collecting Supreme skate…

What's On
An Endless Labyrinth Of Doors Is Opening In Auckland Today

You open a door. There’s three doors ahead. Behind each of those doors is another door, which creeks open to reveal an…

Everywhere Else
Drop Everything And Book Your Flights To Japan For This Crazy Art Installation

It’s common knowledge that Japan is the coolest place on the earth—think robot restaurants, cherry blossoms, Harajuku and the…

Fashion
Converse X Off-White Are Back With A Chuck Taylor Collab

Let’s buy some more sneakers shall we? Because we don't have enough of those already.  While I could say this collab is…

What's On
Everything You Need To See At This Year’s Artweek

It’s that time of the year again where Auckland artists crawl out of their studios and share their masterpieces with the rest of the…

Australia
A Floating Crystal Cloudscape That You Can Actually Climb Exists & Welcome To 2018

Nope, we’re not even kidding you right now. There's a 12-metre long and six-metre wide suspended crystal installation will…

What's On
Explore Auckland’s Mysterious Caves At This Epic Exhibition

Think you know Auckland? It’s time to think again. While we’re all familiar with the volcanoes that shape our landscape, hidden…

News
YSL Is Opening A Beauty Hotel In NYC And Our Instagram Is READY

Set to launch during next month’s New Fashion Week—when else(?)—iconic fashion and beauty house, YSL is levelling up once…

Art & Design
Where To Buy Art Supplies In Auckland

Us Kiwis are one creative nation! Separated from the rest of the world by vast amounts of water gives us a unique perspective on…

Style & Design
These Tiny-But-Mighty Houses Are What Dreams Are Made Of

Proving that bigger isn’t always better, tiny houses have been popping up all over the world recently and inspiring us all to downsize…

Art & Design
The Culture Edit | All The Shows To Check Out This Month

We’re back, you gluttonous culture vultures. Ready to tear into another month of art, theatre, dance and nude bike rides (we’ll…

Art & Design
The Culture Edit | All The Exhibitions To Catch This Month

Just when you thought it was safe to put away your monocle, we’re busting out the best shows, productions and exhibitions you need to…

Art & Design
Interior Porn | 8 Interior Design Accounts You Should Be Following On Instagram

When you think about how much time we spend inside our homes it doesn’t make sense to be haphazard with the décor. It…

Art & Design
A Cardboard City Is Rising In Auckland!

Aucklanders went dotty for the Obliteration Room at the Art Gallery, showing that we really are creative souls. But while it is no longer,…

Art & Design
The Culture Edit | All The Shows To Catch This Month

If you think culture is something that comes from yoghurt, this guide’s for you. Presenting a hand-picked selection of the coolest and…

Art & Design
All Of The Very Best Things To Do In Chicago In 48 Hours

Home to deep dish pizzas, hot dogs and that weird bean, it’s not all that surprising we’re kinda obsessed with Chicago—if…

Art & Design
20 Auckland-Based Tattoo Artists To Follow On Instagram

Want to keep up with Auckland’s diverse tattoo scene? Where better than Instagram! Instagaram is the perfect solution to boredom and…

Art & Design
Auckland Arts Festival: Here’s What You Can’t Miss!

March has to be one of our favourite months of the year. It marks the first day of autumn, giving us an excuse to pull out some killer…

Art & Design
The Culture Edit | All The Exhibitions To Catch This Month

Get comfortable, guys. We’re back with another high-brow look at the world of Culture. And no, for the purposes of this list, Netflix…

Art & Design
The Culture Edit | All The Exhibitions To Catch This Month

Here we go, guys. The Urban List Culture Edit, otherwise known as Things That Make You Go Hmmm. Art openings, exhibitions, cutting-edge…

Art & Design
House of Mirrors Is Coming To Auckland!

Holy smokes! Put down your coffee and prepare to have your socks knocked off—a mesmerising art establishment is hitting…

Art & Design
Cheers To Summer! The Champagne Summer Sessions You Can’t Miss

Waterfront views, champagne cocktails and a decent dose of sunshine. Sounds like a dreamy afternoon, amiright?! Well, dream no more!…

Art & Design
We’ve Found The Best Indoor Plant App Ever Invented & It’s Free!

The days of murdering countless innocent indoor plants are over, thanks to an app that is going to change the way you load up your home with…

Art & Design
The Iconic Banksy Exhibition Is Coming To Auckland!

Something brilliant is marking the introduction of 2018 and it’s not countless hours of sunbathing nor is it our failed attempts at…

Art & Design
Auckland’s Getting A Night Art Extravaganza

For all of you who love creativity and culture but don’t want to miss out on that rare bit of sun by spending your day inside…

Art & Design
Auckland Art Gallery To Be Obliterated This Summer

Calling all art enthusiasts! Auckland is in for a summer like never before. A myriad of brightly coloured dots will soon obliterate a pure…

Art & Design
Giants Owls Are Taking Over Auckland!

Living in Auckland is an absolute hoot and, just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, it’s about to become even MORE…

Art & Design
10 Shops For People Who Are Totally Stationery Obsessed

There’s two types of people in this world. There’s those who keep their workspace minimal—a ball point pen and a…

Art & Design
This Magical Light Experience Will Bring The Stars Down To Earth

Matariki’s Darkness and Light installation brings the stars down to earth and you’ll find the stars amongst the silos at…

Art & Design
Auckland’s Harbour Bridge Is About To Get Lit

Say goodbye to the Harbour Bridge as you know it because things are changing in little ol’ Auckland. The City of Sail’s icon is…

Art & Design
A Secret New Art Garden Is Opening In Auckland!

Just when you thought Auckland couldn’t get any better (house prices and traffic shambles aside), a new art garden—with an…

Art & Design
5 Fabulous Things To Do In Auckland This Week

Auckland has got some fantastic events to spice up your week. From plays to man-made and natural light displays (glow worms)…

Art & Design
The 5 Biggest Interior Mistakes You’re Making (And How To Fix Them)

New year, new excuse to give your home a little TLC. Whether you’ve managed to jump on the A-town property ladder (congrats!), scored…

Art & Design
White Night Is Back And Is Better Than Ever

If you've ever wanted a sneak peak inside an art gallery or museum after dark…now’s your chance. For one night only, the…

Art & Design
A Magical Glow-In-The-Dark Bush Walk Is Coming To Auckland!

Let’s face it: we could all use a little magic in our lives. And, come March next year, the Auckland Domain will be lit up in…

Art & Design
Do-Nut Miss Mt Eden’s Newest Cafe

When three friends set themselves a mission to help build a platform for young Kiwi artists, they envisioned an art gallery. Pretty…