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Food & Drink

The Best Vegan And Vegetarian Restaurants And Cafes In Auckland

Forget everything you thought you knew about vegan and vegetarian food. Far from its can-o’-chickpea origins, vegan fare is now…

Gifts

The Best NZ Christmas Gift Ideas So You Can Smash Out Your List For 2023

Shop our selection of the best Christmas gift ideas this side of the North Pole.

Features

How The Thrift Store Founder Tabitha Coleman Turned Her Passion For Thrifting Into A Full-Time Gig

From a 9-5 desk worker to a professional op shopper, Tabitha Coleman has turned one of her biggest passions into a full-time job.

Features

Here’s Where To Buy The Best Real Christmas Trees In Auckland This Year

To make things easy for you, we’ve created this list of the best places to buy your Christmas tree this year—now you have no…

Things To Do

8 Reasons To Care About Digital Equity And How It Impacts Your Community

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re a) on a device, b) connected to the internet, and c) know your way around the…

Pets

Adopt, Don’t Shop With 10 Dog Adoption Centres In Auckland

We've compiled a list of the top places to adopt a dog in Auckland so you can be part of the solution.

How Anew Founder Jayden Klinac Is Changing The Game With These Plant-Based Reusable Bottles

Unless you're Barbie, the amount of single-use plastics we have is not fantastic. And with the drive of consumer culture and mass…

Pets

Adopt, Don’t Shop With The Best Cat Adoption Centres In New Zealand

The best things in life are furry, so we've compiled a list of the top places to adopt a cat in New Zealand so you can help a kitty…

Features

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…

Fashion

20 Ethical Kiwi Fashion Brands To Get Behind

It’s all about choosing brands based on our own values—not just the dollar value of a product.

Features

EcoFest | Show Tāmaki Makaurau Some Love With This Stacked Month-Long Eco Festival

Green does not mean boring, folks. And, proving they know what’s what when it comes to all things good, The EcoFest Festival is…

Features

Auckland And North Island Floods | Where To Get Help And Offer Your Support

Well, whānau, what a time. As we finally come up for air following the unprecedented floods in Tāmaki Makaurau and with…

Features

Cyclone Gabrielle Relief | How To Offer Your Support

Here we are again, whānau. Cyclone Gabrielle, hot on the tail of the recent floods, has put further strain on our…

Local Escapes

The Best Lavender Farms In New Zealand Where You Can Feed Your Soul

The warmer weather is here, and that means it’s the season for lavender to bloom. Here are the best farms across New Zealand where you…

Gifts

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…

Features

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,…

Features

17 Epic Planet-Friendly Gifts For Giving Sustainably This Year

Make more conscious gifting decisions this Christmas.

How Ethique’s Founder Brianne West Is Revolutionising The Beauty Industry

Not many people can say they started a beauty brand in their own kitchen, but Brianne West did just that when launching Ethique.

Food & Drink

How The Duo Behind Jo Bro’s Burgers Is Slinging Fast Food Sustainably

Chef's Josh Barlow and Brody Jenkins' menu deserves the top spot on your NZ eats list. 

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 adopting…

Fashion

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

Activewear is the holy grail of the wardrobe. 

Travel

Get Ready To Go Off Grid, Unyoked’s Coveted Nature Escapes Are Coming To NZ

We’ve been longingly watching from across the pond and now it’s our time to enjoy the stunning outdoor vacay of a…

Health + Wellness

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

Say goodbye to plastic bottles and hello to healthy hair with Ecostore's new shampoo bars. 

Features

Your Guide To The Best Bamboo Underwear

Good for your tush, good for the planet.

Travel

Help Clean Up Our Oceans By Participating In This Sustainable Running Event

adidas is inviting runners of all levels to crush the kilometres to help end plastic waste in our oceans.  Going down on Sunday, 5…

Features

How To Get Around World Environment Day This Year

Held annually since 1974, the day acts as a reminder to individuals and businesses who are well on their sustainability journey or…

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…

Features

Here’s What The Circular Economy Is All About, According To 5 Sustainability Experts

To put it simply, the theory behind the CE is about transforming our current linear consumption model (Take-Make-Waste) into a circular one…

Features

16 Awesome Things To Do During Earth Hour 2022

Each year, countries all around the world unite together for Earth Hour, one of the largest global movements where millions of people pledge…

Features

The Sustainability News You Need To Know About Cult Kiwi Skincare Brand Emma Lewisham

While the rest of us are settling into the new norm of an already strange 2022, luxe skincare brand Emma Lewisham has been busy…

Homewares

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 bedding is for obtaining that sleep nirvana. Since it can…

Features

Live The Good Life With Our Sustainable Summer Hosting Guide

If there’s one thing we love about summer, it’s the stacked social cal. And after this year, throwing on your party threads…

Local Escapes

Rotoroa Island | 12 Magical Things To Do At The Hauraki Gulf’s Newest Wildlife Sanctuary

If you haven’t heard of Rotoroa Island, you better catch up, stat, because you’re definitely missing out.

Travel Tips

11 Zero Waste Travel Hacks You Need To Know About

The term zero waste has been on the upward trend for a while now, but it’s one that we hope will stick around for the long…

Homewares

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. Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for a healthy lifestyle, so…

Features

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

Face masks are now essential wear for all New Zealanders.

Features

Beyond Soap Is The Kiwi Company That’s On A Mission To Change The Way We Use Soap

Making beautiful soaps with natural, plant-based ingredients only, this small Kiwi business is doing its bit to help to address the…

Features

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,…

Features

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…

Features

How Kester Black’s Anna Ross Created A Sustainable Beauty Empire

When it comes to the beauty industry, sustainable and eco-conscious aren’t often the first words that come to mind, which is why…

Features

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…

Features

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…

Everybody Eats Founder Nick Loosley On His Mission To End Food Poverty In NZ

Realising this gap between food waste and food insecurity, Nick Loosley founded Everybody Eats - a locally-based, not-for-profit…

Features

7 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint And Help Slow Climate Change

From growing your own vegetables to cutting down on single-use plastics, slashing your food waste and walking more, here are seven ways to…

Features

Show Your Fave Zero-Waste Brand Some Love By Voting In The Circle Awards Now

Here at Urban List, we're passionate about putting our best foot forward, dedicated to being as conscious as possible when it comes to…

Features

Kōkako Is The Next-Level Kiwi Fairtrade Roast You Need To Know About

Little else compares to the feeling of drinking a coffee when you so desperately need one. As you’re sipping on your daily fuel, it…

Beauty

Kiss Plastic Packaging Goodbye With This New Eco-Friendly Lip Balm

Ethique have gone and launched the line of eco-friendly lip balms we’ve all been waiting for.  

Wellness

Auckland’s Best Health Food Stores To Help You Live Your Best Life

Check out our picks of Auckland’s best health food stores and get set to overhaul your pantry.

How These Entrepreneurs Reimagined The Use Of Essential Oils Through Their Ground-breaking Candles

From combining pure, organic oils and creating divine signature scent combinations to making classy recyclable…

Features

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…

Features

9 Of The Best Sustainable Hair Salons In Auckland To Help You Make Greener Choices

Kiss goodbye those roots and split ends the environmentally-friendly way, here are the very best of the sustainable salons in…

Local Escapes

Buckle Up In This Eco Friendly EV And Get Off-Road To Explore Glenorchy

If you’re planning a Queenstown getaway, make it a memorable one by heading out to Glenorchy and exploring the impressive scenery in…

Features

Worship The Planet And Your Belly With 6 Of The Most Sustainable Eateries in Auckland

New Zealanders are becoming more connected to their choices than ever, making conscious decisions on the 5 W’s (and H) of spending our…

Dunedin

Treat Yourself At 9 Of Dunedin’s Best Vegan And Vegetarian Eateries

When it comes to plant-based eating, Dunedin brings its A game. We’re talking dedicated shrines of veggie goodness creating such epic…

How These Kiwi Urban Warriors Are Safeguarding Bees For Our Future

To feed our obsession with bees we caught up with the founder of Bees Up Top, Jessie Baker to ask her all our burning bee-related questions…

Features

Get Clued Up On What It Really Takes To Be Sustainable In Fashion

We’ve ditched single use coffee cups, switched to stainless steel straws and now we’re turning our attention to our wardrobes.…

Wellington

Hit The Road With These 5 Experiences For A Truly Sustainable Day Out In Wellington

We’ve put together a great tour of the best sustainable spots Welly has to offer and even better, we’ve got the perfect mode of…

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…

Features

Add These 8 Conscious Alternatives For Lockdown Essentials To Your Cart, Stat

The sustainability sphere is a rapidly evolving one, and alternatives are cropping up for everyday items left, right and centre. From using…

Features

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

Follow a few of these gems to fill up your feed with sustainable, original and drool-worthy fashion. 

Features

Lookout Onto Glassy Waters At This Eco Resort On A Remote Scandinavian Island

The award-winning sea cabins have been built just above the ocean and give you panoramic scenes of rocky mountains and surrounding…

Features

Hit The Road With The 8 Best Bike Stores That Deliver In Auckland

Bike sales are currently going through the roof and it’s not hard to understand why. Neighbourhood walks are great and all but if…

Fashion

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

Unlike other sneaker-streetwear collabs, rather than only producing a pair of limited-edition kicks to covet and shop, this creative…

Features

Wave Goodbye To Beauty Guilt With This Revolutionary Kiwi Recycling Program

Have you ever looked at the skincare in your bathroom cabinet and just wished for a fairy wand to make everything natural, ethical, and…

Fashion

Editor’s Picks: Sweat It Out In 5 Of The Coolest Sustainable Activewear Labels

As far as sustainable fashion goes, activewear seems to be the category most regularly pushing boundaries in the quest for earth-friendly…

Features

Up Your Green Game With This First Timer’s Guide To Going Plastic Free

It's 2020 and here's what we know for sure—plastic of any kind is seriously bad for the environment. And yet shamefully,…

Features

Volunteer Your Time For The Planet With 6 Epic Ways To Get Involved

From helping the local flora and fauna, reducing your carbon footprint or getting around to finally recycling that stuff, here are six…

Features

Go Nuts For 12 Of Auckland’s Best Vegan Treats

Vegan food is big business these days, with whole eateries dedicated to a cuisine that was once actually quite hard to come by. This is…

Features

Listen Up, Here’s How To Celebrate World Oceans Day From Home

There’s no denying it, 2020 has been one rollercoaster of a year. With the bush fires, COVID-19 and long overdue international outrage…

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.

Features

Get Growing At The 7 Best Urban Farms And Community Gardens In Auckland

Green thumbs at the ready. As much as you're loving reconnecting with your family, flatmates and workmates post-lockdown,…

Features

Get On The Sustainability Train With 6 Eco-Friendly Stores That Deliver Across NZ

We've said goodbye to plastic bags, now move on to bigger and better things with these Earth-friendly online stores. With everything…

Features

Ditch The Plastic Thanks To These 5 Sustainable Bulk Food Stores That Deliver In NZ

While we love a good trip to the supermarket, the amount of plastic and packaging involved in all our favourite foods can get a little out…

Features

Have A Positive Impact On The World With Us As We Take On Sustainability

Let us introduce Urban List Sustainability, a commitment we are launching in partnership with Bank Australia to take our platform and our…

Food & Drink

Raise A Glass To These Epic Local Vineyards That Deliver Wine Across NZ

To help your lockdown cellar stoking, we’ve handpicked a bunch of New Zealand wineries delivering nationwide during Level…

Features

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…

Features

Go Green On Your Next Escape At The World’s Best Eco-Friendly Accomodation

It’s impossible (not to mention unethical) to ignore the climate crisis that’s going on in the world today, but we’re the…

How This Young Designer Is Leading The Charge Of Sustainable Fashion

We caught up with Natalie Procter ahead of her show at NZFW '19 to talk setting up your own business, teleportation and her…

Fashion

YOOX Just Dropped A Sustainable Streetwear Capsule, Here’s Everything You Need To Shop

 Designed by Parsons BFA fashion grad, Marissa Petteruti—it's all about uniform dressing, organic cotton and detachable…

Health + Wellness

This Colourful Vegan Beauty Range Is Damn Insta-Worthy & Just Gimme

Seriously though, how much time do you have because we’ve been lusting over everything all damn day.

Beauty

10 Eco-Friendly Beauty Products Doing Their Bit For The World’s Oceans

Down in this beautiful pocket of the world we’re blessed with some of the most incredible beaches and marine life,…

Wellness

Vegan or Plant-Based: What’s The Difference?

People are becoming more aware of the impact consuming animal products has on our bodies and our planet and are gradually reducing their…