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21 Epic Things To Do In Auckland This Weekend

It’s officially the Silly Season—we’ve made it! And while you could opt to run around frantically trying to put the tree…

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…

What's On
The Best New Year’s Eve Parties In New Zealand To See Out 2022

2022 is almost done and dusted. Only one question remains—where will you be when the new year dawns? You’ll be stoked to know…

Things To Do
The Best Christmas Party Venues In Auckland In 2022

Looking for somewhere spesh to host this year's Christmas party? We got you. From a 'wine library' to a winery proper, a…

New Zealand
8 Adventures On Every Kiwi’s Wishlist To Gift This Christmas

Christmas shopping is no easy feat. All too often, you find yourself perusing store after store looking for something they don’t…

What's On
What’s On In Auckland This Week, This Month And This Year, 2022

This week step into the shoes of a winemaker at a wine-tasting event, treat yourself to a night at the theatre, put your musical knowledge…

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…

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…

Things To Do
Auckland’s Best Swimming Pools For You To Take A Dip At

Summer is on the horizon which pretty much means three things: ice cream, rooftop bars and swimming. While we’ve covered the…

What's On
An Epic Bottomless Frosé Bar Is Coming To Auckland Just In Time For Summer

We're hurtling towards the summer (finally), so it's almost time to get back to the things we love best, namely, good times,…

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…

Food & Drink
The Best Bottomless Brunch Spots In Auckland Right Now

Aucklanders have always been big fans of brunch, but add the word bottomless and there's no holding us back. Whether it's bottomless…

New Zealand
9 Ways To Give The Gift Of Experience This Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is officially on, and we've found the ultimate spot for all your gift giving this…

What's On
Auckland’s Best Christmas Lights Of 2022

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

News
A New Boutique Cinema Complex Has Just Opened In Ponsonby And Yep, We’re Excited

Auckland crew listen up! In some hugely exciting news, it’s been revealed that Ponsonby has (finally) scored a cinema complex all of…

What's On
Pickle Week Is Back For 2022 And This Year There’s Even A Pickle Festival

Calling all pickle fans. In honour of International Pickle Day on November 14, eateries in Auckland and Wellington will be displaying their…

Food & Drink
Where To Find The Ice Cream Truck Slinging Free Magnums And Party Vibes This Month

If recent viral videos have taught us anything, it’s that a fresh remix slaps—and that’s true for mash-ups of the…

Local Escapes
The Best Free Camping Spots In New Zealand And Where To Find Them

Camping is the quintessential Kiwi pastime, and nothing beats camping in some of New Zealand's most picturesque spots. Well, there is…

Recipes
This Whittaker’s Hazella Brownie Recipe Is What Chocolate Hazelnut Dreams Are Made Of

What's better than a block of Whittaker's 33% cocoa Creamy Milk chocolate? A block of this classic velvety chocolate with a silky…

Local Escapes
The Best Hotels In Auckland To Check Into In 2022

Let’s face it, when you’re taking a break where you stay can make or break your holiday. And, when it comes to Tāmaki…

Local Escapes
The Best Accommodation In Hamilton For The Perfect Getaway

Roadies are practically a rite of passage in Tāmaki Makaurau, and Kirikiriroa Hamilton—being just over an hour’s drive…

Things To Do
8 Of New Zealand’s Finest Summer Destinations To Adventure To This Season

The longer evenings and warmer weather have us counting down until summer and the promise of adventures around our beautiful country. New…

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…

Local Escapes
10 Of The Best Camping Grounds Within Driving Distance Of Auckland

We’re pretty lucky in our nook on this little old island, aren’t we Aucklanders? Endless nearby beaches, cute coastal towns, and…

What's On
Auckland’s Best Halloween Events And Parties To Get Spooked At In 2022

Legend has it that at summer’s end or ‘Samhain’—the inspiration behind Halloween traditions—the veil between…

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…

Food & Drink
What’s Open This Labour Day In Auckland

The only work you should be doing on Labour Day is lifting a glass or fork to your mouth. That’s a fact. To help you along with your…

Local Escapes
Beautiful Road Trips To Take From Auckland This Long Weekend

What’s up, long weekend? Big thanks for gracing us with your presence—it’s been a while. There’s no better way…

Food & Drink
16 Of The Best High Teas In Auckland

Whether it’s Mother’s Day, a special occasion, or you just want to spoil someone, high tea is the perfect thing to do, complete…

Local Escapes
7 Of The Best Camping Grounds Around Tauranga

The pohutukawas are blooming, the days are getting longer and soon the cicadas will come. Summer is almost here folks and for us Kiwis that…

Food & Drink
14 Of The Best Cafes In Wellington For The Ultimate Brunch Feast

Wellington prides itself on its cafe culture and we’ll be the first to say it’s justified. This city truly runs on good coffee…

Auckland
Step Into A Slice Of Culture: Here’s Why You Need To Visit The New Zealand Maritime Museum

If your idea of a day out involves a decent dose of culture, put New Zealand Maritime Museum on your radar. Located in the heart of…

Travel
5 Immersive & Adventurous Activities To Do In Fiji’s Yasawa Islands

If you’re like me, when you first think of Fiji, things like white-sand beaches ripe for lazing on, sipping fresh coconuts when the…

Local Escapes
The Best Romantic Getaways In Auckland For You And Your Squeeze

Does your romance feel a little less shiny than you’d like it to be? Maybe life’s so hectic right now that you’re…

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
14 Ways To Show Your Support For Breast Cancer Awareness This October

ICYMI, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You might already be acutely aware of breast cancer, because chances are you know someone…

Wellness
18 Of The Best Low Cost Therapy Providers In Auckland

As much as Covergirl would have us believe life is all easy breezy beautiful, sometimes you need more than make-up to help you navigate…

Wellness
Places In Auckland That Are Good For The Soul

We can all be found guilty of becoming a bit of a stress head from time to time, but who can blame us? What with impending deadlines and…

Fitness
The Best Running Tracks Around Auckland To Help You Clear Your Head

There’s nothing like a run in the sunshine (or even the rain if you're feeling hardcore) to get you out of the house when you…

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…

Travel
5 Must-Do Indulgent Experiences in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands

Everywhere I turned in Fiji's Yasawa Islands there was an opportunity for relaxation and indulgence. From hammock-dotted white-sand…

Markets & Food Events
The Best Markets In Auckland And Where To Find Them

There's something ultra-relaxing about markets. Maybe it’s the fact that you can slowly peruse the stalls without needing to rush…

Things To Do
9 Of The Prettiest Flower Walks In Auckland

It's time to take a break from working so hard and head outdoors because Auckland is beginning to blossom, making it…

Recipes
Sweeten Up Your Week With This Decadent Whittaker’s Chocolate Cake Recipe

Chocolate lovers rejoice! We've got the cake recipe your dreams are made of. It's rich, it's moist, and…

Things To Do
12 Of The Best Things To Do In Hamilton

Dubbed The Tron, Hamilton is a vibrant city with countless experiences to uncover. From adventurous activities and epic eats to natural…

Things To Do
50 Auckland Dates For Less Than $50

Love doesn't have to cost the world—no really, it doesn't, as this list of 50 date ideas for under $50 shows. From stargazing…

Things To Do
5 Of The Best Go Karting Tracks In Auckland

Swooning for a hooning? Feel the need for speed? Careen around the race track and leave your mates in the dust at one of Tāmaki…

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.…

Local Escapes
10 Of The Best Hotels In Wellington To Stay At In 2022

Our fine capital is home to some fantastic hotels for all kinds of visitors looking for all kinds of getaways. Whether you’re…

Sustainability
Level Up Your Kōrero, Here’s How To Get Behind Māori Language Week

Māori Language Week—a whole week dedicated to celebrating te reo by incorporating more into our everyday lives. Although these…

News
Find Out The Latest News On The COVID Traffic Light System In NZ

Stay up to date with our live list of the latest updates of restrictions around Auckland and New Zealand. Information is via…

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…

Things To Do
8 Best Date Ideas In Christchurch So You Can Turn Up The Heat

Whoever said romance was dead has obviously never visited Ōtautahi Christchurch. Not only does the Garden City live up to its name with…

Things To Do
The Best Cinemas In Auckland And Where To Find Them In 2022

Every night can be movie night with the abundance of cinemas dotted all over Auckland. Don’t get us wrong, we love a night in with…

Local Escapes
6 Of The Best Walks In Christchurch

Everyone who’s anyone knows New Zealand will deliver when it comes to walking tracks and the heart of Canterbury is certainly no…

Fitness
9 Of The Best Running Tracks In Christchurch

Staying active is pretty important for our mental and physical well-being. There’s nothing quite like a run to help take your mind off…

What's On
Synthony, The Banging Orchestral Dance Concert Is Coming To Auckland Domain

Ever wanted to hear Calvin Harris' One Kiss in C Minor with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra? Welcome to the world of…

Things To Do
The 22 Best Auckland Tours To Take In 2022

With so much to be discovered in Auckland and so little time, it can be a wee bit overwhelming to know where to start. From scenic beaches…

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…

Food & Drink
Restaurant Month 2022’s Best Menus At $25, $40 And $55+

It's that time of year again, Auckland—when the CBD's eateries bust out their most tasty, creative and excellent…

Things To Do
Roll Up, Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq And Holey Moley Are Hitting Christchurch This October

Big, slapping news this morning fam… now the South Island will get their chance to step right up with the addition of two new OTT…

Things To Do
51 Of The Best Things To Do In Auckland This Winter

Hello darkness, our old friend. The days are shorter and the temperature has plummeted but it’s not all bad news. Whether you’re…

Things To Do
15 Of The Best Nightclubs In Auckland

There’s something about dancing we just can’t get enough of. Whether it’s dancing in the moonlight, dancing in the dark or…

Things To Do
The Top Spots To Go Ten-Pin Bowling In Auckland

Rain or shine, bowling is one of the most fun ways to spend an afternoon.  Whether you still use the ramp or insist on having the…

Local Escapes
15 Of The Best Bars In Queenstown To Try In 2022

People come from all over to experience Queenstown’s jaw-dropping scenery and host of adventurous activities. From traditional…

Things To Do
Six Of The Most Breathtaking Sunrise Spots In Hamilton And Waikato

Despite being a struggle in the wee hours of the morning, pulling yourself out of bed and venturing out for a sunrise mission is always…

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…

Food & Drink
The Best Hidden Gems In Auckland And Where To Find Them

Some secrets are best shared so we’re spilling our intel on Tāmaki Makaurau's hidden gems. Mainstream is just so pedestrian,…

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…

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

If suffocating under a pile of to-do lists sums up your day-to-day vibe, you’re probably in need of some serious rest and relaxation.…

Bars & Pubs
The Best Happy Hours In Auckland To Kick Your Night Off For Less

Bargain bevvies, a bar snack or two and some quality yarns make for the ultimate after-work wind-down. That’s right, we are talking…

Local Escapes
The Best Natural Hot Springs In New Zealand And Where To Find Them

Land of volcanoes and geothermal hot spots, Aotearoa's geographic history has truly blessed us with the best. With an abundance of…

Queenstown
Hit The Slopes This Ski Season With Our Guide To Carving It Up In Queenstown

Whether you're a total novice or expert-level skier, Queenstown has you covered for an epic ski season. This winter wonderland ticks all…

Things To Do
The Best Bowling Alleys In Wellington For A Next-Level Night Out

Whether you’re planning the ultimate staff do, a creative mates' night out, or a birthday bash to remember, bowling is a…

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…

What's On
Takapuna Winter Lights Is Back For 2022 Bigger And Better Than Ever

If the dark nights and chilly temperatures are killing your vibe, you'll be stoked to hear that a dazzling free light festival is…

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…

Food & Drink
Visa Wellington On A Plate | 6 Spectacular WOAP Events You Just Can’t Miss In 2022

We all know Visa Wellington On a Plate is the capital's time to shine. With killer events and irresistible eats on every…

What's On
The Best Matariki Public Holiday Events In Tāmaki Makaurau And Around Aotearoa In 2022

2022 marks the first year that Matariki, the Māori New Year, has been officially recognised as a public holiday (Friday 24 June to be…

Things To Do
Where To Go Ice Skating In Auckland

Want to experience a ‘true’ winter this year? Luckily you don’t have to venture far to experience the gleeful joy of…

What's On
Inside Dali: The Epic Multi-Sensory Digital Exhibition Has Just Extended Its Auckland Run

A next-level digital exhibition about the godfather of surrealism Salvador Dali has arrived in New Zealand, direct from electrifying…

Food & Drink
11 Of The Best Auckland Restaurants To Visit In Winter, According To You

The chilly weather brings the perfect excuse to hunker down at Auckland’s vibrant restaurants, bars and eateries while seeking comfort…

Entertainment
5 Tips To Nailing Night Shots On Your Phone

We’re spoilt with natural beauty here in Aotearoa, from snowy mountain peaks and sprawling beaches to galactic views—it’s…

Food & Drink
What’s Open This Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday In Auckland 2022

Queen's Birthday weekend has arrived which means three days of rest, relaxation and feasting are on the cards. While some places close…

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 the first…

Things To Do
50 Rainy Day Activities To Do In Auckland When It’s Gnarly Out In 2022

Auckland weather is a true ode to the power of Mother Nature, who seems to have a soft spot for constantly dealing us the meteorological…

Fitness
The Best Pilates Studios In Auckland And Where To Find Them

There is a misconception that Pilates is an easy-going style of workout that doesn't require the same strength and effort as traditional…

What's On
Doc Edge | 8 Of The Best Documentaries You Need To Watch At The 2022 Festival

If you’re looking for something to watch as it gets colder to cosy up in a cinema or at home, the full Doc Edge Festival programme is…

Travel
Every Excuse You Need To Book A ‘Winter’ Holiday On The GC

Anyone who has had the pleasure of a vacay to the Gold Coast shouldn’t need much convincing to book a return visit. But because we…

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…

Food & Drink
13 Of The Best Cafes In Hamilton

Hamilton’s cafe scene is growing with plenty of great coffee, local produce, and quirky spots. Whether you are on vacay, just passing…

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…

Things To Do
6 Of The Best Escape Rooms In Auckland

Sick of being a passive bystander in a movie theatre? Perhaps it’s time to become the lead in your own story. Because a good night out…

Things To Do
Scope Out These Neon Art Installations Popping Up Around The Country And Win

There's nothing we love more than scoping out the latest creative displays. Plus, when it's paired with the chance to pick up epic…

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…

Local Escapes
18 Of The Best Airbnbs In Queenstown For An Epic Alpine Getaway In 2022

Ahhh Queenstown, if there’s one place in the world that’ll make you want to quit your day job and relocate, there’s a 99%…

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…

What's On
Eat Drink Love Ponsonby Is Back For 2022 | Here Are The Best Deals You Need To Devour

We love wining and dining in Ponsonby at the best of times—but throw in some one-off creations, tasting menus, and special…

Food & Drink
11 Of The Best Restaurants In Queenstown To Visit In 2022

When it comes to eating out, Queenstown’s constantly evolving gastronomy scene is one to watch, and of course, enjoy. Whether…

Wellness
The Best Float Tanks In Auckland And Where To Find Them In 2022

Sensory-deprivation tanks, floatation tanks, float baths—whatever you want to call them no doubt you’ve heard someone raving…