Sustainability
8 Of The Best Places To Buy A Real Christmas Tree In Auckland For 2021

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

Homewares & Interiors
The Best Christmas Decorations To Deck Your Tree Out With In 2021

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,…

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…

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…

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

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

Gifts
The Best Father’s Day Gifts To Shop In 2021

Stuck for what to get the old man for Father's Day this year? Don't panic, there's still plenty of time to get something sorted…

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…

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…

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…

Gifts
Treat Mum With These Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is just around the corner (9th of May if you're wondering) and boy, does she deserve something a little bit special…

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…

Gifts
11 Genius Gifts To Treat Them (Or Yourself) To This Valentine’s Day

Now is the time to move on from generic balloons and tacky gifts. Give your Valentine a gift that'll put a real sparkle in their eye…

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
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…

Sustainability
Be Kind To The Planet This Christmas With This Epic Sustainable Gift Guide

Christmas penetration levels have almost hit 100%, which can only mean one thing—it’s time to get gift hunting! This year…

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…

Sustainability
Strive For Style Goals With The 10 Best Local Vintage Sellers On Instagram

There’s nothing fashionable about landfill. In the past ten years though, the amount of textiles being sent to a landfill in…

Shopping
Shop Up A Storm At These 8 Epic Retailers Coming To Commercial Bay

Commercial Bay will not only be home to some of the city's hottest new bars and eateries, there's also a tonne of top-notch…

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…

Shopping
Clear Your Calendars, David Jones Is Opening This Week And There Are Goodies Up For Grabs

Finally, Auckland is getting a David Jones and it's opening this Thursday. The upscale department store is located in the new Westfield…

News
Unleash Your Inner Child, Auckland’s Massive Official LEGO Store Opens This Week

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to expand your LEGO set collection, this news is about to hit you like a ton of bricks: New…

Cafes
Pick Of The Precinct | Newmarket

Newmarket, you’ve got it going onnn. There’s no shortage of things to see and do in this happening suburb. Whether you’re…

Gifts
7 Things You Can Send Someone That Are Better Than Flowers

Ever since Ryan Gosling left that little bouquet of flowers on Rachel McAdams pillow, we knew The Notebook was trouble. You see, us fusspots…

News
Where To Watch Donald Glover’s Guava Island This Weekend

April is music month at Urban List and we’ve got all of your music know-how covered. Every week we’ll be showcasing…

Gifts
The Ultimate Gifts That Give Back Guide

Christmas is all about giving and what’s better than giving to those in need? These gifts won’t only make your friends and…

Gifts
The Ultimate Vegan Gift Guide

You never realise how hard it is to buy for a vegan until you’re stuck doing it. Make things easy on yourself and treat your vegan…

Gifts
Auckland’s Most Beautiful Online Floral Deliveries

There are few things in life better than receiving a big bouquet of fresh florals…except delivery to the office in front of all your…

Gifts
Auckland’s Best Gift Shops

Whoever said it is better to give than to receive had clearly never been gift shopping. It’s so much easier to buy things for yourself…

Homewares & Interiors
12 Totally Luxe Finds That Won’t Leave You Broke

Living your best life is expensive, right? Wrong! You can live it up large without breaking the bank thanks to The Warehouse. The one-stop…

Gifts
Subscription Boxes We’re Loving Right Now

With the traffic getting worse and the temperature dropping lower, retail therapy is starting to feel less de-stressing and more…

Activities & Itineraries
In The Neighbourhood: The Top Things To Do, Eat & Drink In Devonport

Living up to every stereotype of suburbia, is the ever-so cute Devonport. If you're city-side, make it easy by hopping on a ferry…

What's On
Auckland’s Getting A Plant Fair This Weekend!

In case you missed the memo, plants are the new dogs. Yep, these green treasures are filling homes and bringing smiles to the dials of…

Fashion
Here’s Where You Can Shop The Bracelet Flask Rihanna Used At Coachella

At Coachella (aka the world’s most fashionable fashion parade), eagle-eyed Instagram followers zoomed in on one particular detail of…

Gifts
Rose Tinted Flowers Opens in St. Kevin’s Arcade!

One of our favourite florists, Rose Tinted Flowers, has set up shop on K’Road in St. Kevin’s Arcade on Monday. Rosie’s…

Markets & Food Events
10 Auckland Markets To Hit This (And Every Other) Weekend

Auckland markets are on the up. Whether you’re all about making things from fresh, local produce or chowing down on offerings…

Gifts
Give The Gift Of Experience With These Epic Ideas

Us Aucklanders are like mini Kanye West’s and Kimmy K’s—AKA, hella good at shopping. First we devour brunch, then we head…

Gifts
10 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts To Get For Your Pet

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and while you’re out enjoying the festivities and saying awkward things to your boss…

Gifts
50 More Last-Minute Passive-Aggressive Gifts For Your Friends, Family And Colleagues

Last year, we published a passive-aggressive gift guide to help you be an undercover asshole at Christmas. And frankly, you guys really…

Food & Drink
WIN The Most Insane Christmas Hamper. Ever.

In case you missed the memo, Christmas is just around the corner. The most magical time of the year is all about family, Santa and ALL the…

What's On
The Coatesville Markets Are Coming To The City!

If there’s one thing Aucklanders love, it’s a good market. And, jingle bell rock, one of our faves—the Coatesville…

What Indoor Plant You Should Get Based On Your Star Sign

Dog breeds, jobs, love matches, travel destinations…our astrology insight truly knows no bounds. Today, we’re talking indoor…

Gifts
Relive Your Childhood With The Nokia 3310!

Calling all our Aucklanders who were around for the undeniable craze that was Nokias and flip phones, because boy, do we have a throwback…

Homewares & Interiors
Where To Buy Pot Plants In Auckland

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

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

There were two types of people in Auckland on Friday night—the one who got rowdy at Drake, or the one who had cake and tea at a…

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

There’s no doubt about it, we love ourselves a good market any day of the week but with Christmas fast approaching we are even more…

Gifts
6 Vase Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind

Some argue the sole purpose of a vase is to hold flowers. To this we laugh and say “pfft, you’ve gotta be kidding!”.…

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

Have a nifty fifty in your pocket and not sure what to do with it? Worry not, because there’s plenty of cheap things to do in…

What's On
All Of The Auckland Markets You Need To Hit This October

Warmer weather and longer days are among us with Spring in full force! And with Christmas creeping closer (12 weeks to go!!), our favourite…

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…

Gifts
Auckland’s Best Florists

Who doesn’t like getting surprised with a bunch of blooms? They’re pretty, smell delightful, and make you feel…

Gifts
This App Is Basically Shazam, But For Plants

Have you ever found yourself walking through gardens, forests, or even down the street and wondered to yourself what that beautiful plant is…

Homewares & Interiors
10 Kiwiana Homeware Stores We’re Loving Right Now

Kia ora our fellow Kiwis! If you’re ever in need of a little Kiwiana get-up, here are a few places in Auckland where Kiwiana…

Fashion
Put A Ring On It! | Everything You Need To Know About Finding Your Dream Ring

You’ve found your happily ever after—congrats! While you know you want to spend the rest of your days as their partner-in-crime,…

Shopping
Your Complete Mother’s Day Gift Guide

It’s almost Mother’s Day—that time of year people where you have to suck up to your mum and admit that she does do a lot…

Restaurants
Best Of The Best | Your Guide To Auckland’s Fave ‘Burbs

While we love each and every suburb in Auckland, there are some that we hold close to our hearts. We’re talking about the ‘burbs…

Restaurants
The New Village You Need To Visit This Weekend

Chances are, if you live in Auckland, then you head to Mission Bay—or one of the nearby beaches—at least once a month to soak in…

Wellness
The Serial Plant Killers Guide To Succulents And Cacti

Cacti and succulents are seriously trending right now. Their astounding variety and elegant architectural forms are calling us in droves to…

Restaurants
Hidden Laneways To Explore In Auckland

Among the hustle and bustle of Auckland and its surrounding ‘burbs, we tend to forget about the world of hidden treasures that reside…

Fashion
8 Jewellery Designers We’re Loving Right Now

Wearing a little bling bling is enough to make anyone feel like a million bucks and a bit of sparkle here and there can instantly take an…

Gifts
5 Plants That Are Impossible To Kill

Ah, plants. You fickle, fragile little things. Yes, you’re cute and make our homes look stylish and ourselves look a little more…

Gifts
13 Of The Best Places To Buy Plants In Auckland

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

Gifts
8 Of The Best Ridiculously Awesome Pool Floats

We all know it’s not really summer until you take an Instagram on a pool float—it’s like a right of passage. And so,…

Gifts
12 Stunning Diaries & Planners To Help You Organise The Hell Outta 2018

You know what they say—if it’s not written in a pretty diary, preferably one with a sleek design and maybe even some inspiring…

Gifts
8 Of The Best: Camping Essentials

The summer holidays are here at last—heck yesss! And, let’s be honeset, no Kiwi summer would be complete without a camping…

Gifts
Auckland’s A-Z Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas falls on the same day every year, but seriously, how did it come around so quickly? 2016 has flown by so quickly and, if…

Gifts
What Not To Get Your Boyfriend For Christmas

Alrighty girls and boys its time for a dose of honesty—your boyfriend probably isn’t going to tell you any of this, but he will…

Homewares & Interiors
Auckland’s Most Beautiful Homeware Store Has Opened!

Are you a sucker for cushion covers? Love a good ceramic plate? Need want a new home revamp? Well, get excited, because…

Shopping
Gift Packs You Need In Your Life

Need to buy a gift that special someone but get the heebie jeebies just thinking about trawling the mall? Fear not! This is where online…

Hair & Beauty
Delivery Packs You Need In Your Life

Gone are they days when you could only get a pizza delivered! Delivery packs are alive and kickin’ in Auckland and they’re…

Cafes
More Than Just Coffee | Auckland Cafes With Benefits

So little time yet so much to do…and so many coffee dates to attend, shopping trips to be done and life admin errands to run!…

Cafes
Pick Of The Precinct | Parnell

Parnell has been on a rollercoaster of coolness over the years. It went from being a hip and happening ’burb to a slightly tired area…

Gifts
The Cool Mum’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Look, we all know that you’re—probably—the favourite child, but to reeeeally cement your #1 kid status, you’ll need…

Restaurants
Pick Of The Precinct | Kingsland

My my, Kingsland, haven’t you shaped out to be a hip little suburb? Home to great bars, cafes, restaurants and the mighty Eden Park,…

What's On
Auckland Is Getting A Love Workshop!

Looking to learn a bit about love this Valentine’s Day? Auckland’s favourite inner city artisan store, Scarecrow is hosting a…

Travel
How To Impress Your Out-Of-Town Mates

When your out-of-town mates rock up for a weekend and request to ‘do all the things’, it’s easy to feel the pressure.…

Gifts
DIY Christmas Gifts We Love!

Christmas is our favourite time of year, but it’s also the time when our credit cards are put into serious overdrive. So, this year…

Gifts
47 Secret Santa Presents For Less Than $20

‘Tis the season to be jolly…and Santa. Whether it’s at the office, Uni or just a group of friends, chances are that…

Cafes
New Opening: Scarecrow

The CBD’s much-loved artisan store, Scarecrow has reopened on Victoria Street East and is here to stay. Scarecrow was originally a pop…

Gifts
New Opening: Flora Rose Studio Pop Up

Herne Bay has a new pop up on Jervois Road that’s simple, stylish and, well…pretty darn gorgeous.  The Urban List team…