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Epic North Island Experiences You Need To Tick Off

With summer on the horizon, there's never been a better time for us to explore our beautiful country. We've put together a…

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12 Of The Best Hotels In Wellington To Book Now

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

Pets

9 Of The Most Dog-Friendly Beaches Across Aotearoa

Picture the perfect day with your pup and we bet it includes a trip to the beach. 

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

It’s not too late to rally the troops, or just yourself, to raise a bit of cashola for this totally worthy and far-too-close-to-home…

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6 Fun Ways To Embrace Rugby World Cup When You’re Not A Fanatic

So if you don’t know your drop kick from your dropout, don’t worry, you can still get some skin in the game.

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The Best Music Festivals In NZ You Need To Experience In 2023 And 2024

Get amped up for the most wonderful time of the year. We’re talkin’ New Zealand’s festival season. Across the country,…

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14 Of The Best Luxury Hotels In New Zealand

We’ve got the buzz on the best luxury hotels around the country, so you can be drinking champagne in a spa pool as soon as physically…

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8 Epic Ways To Embrace The FIFA Women’s World Cup

The FIFA Women’s World Cup has kicked off in New Zealand. Held every four years, the event showcases talent from 32…

Food & Drink

20 Māori Businesses To Help You Celebrate the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Tāmaki Makaurau

Dine and drink like a local, from bistros and cafes to takeaways and food trucks, tipples enjoyed at home to beverages on tap.

Things To Do

Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq And Holey Moley Is Opening In Wellington Next Month

After taking Auckland and then Christchurch by storm, entertainment masters Funlab has announced that its biggest (and best) Archie…

Local Escapes

The Best Airbnbs In Wellington For An Unforgettable Capital Vacay In 2023

Brimming with vibrance, creativity, and some of the best coffee you'll find in the country, you'll never have a dull…

Things To Do With Pets

10 Of The Best Dog-Friendly Walks In New Zealand

Taking your pup for a walk is all very well until you realise you’re in a park that’s a no-go for pooches. Talk about barking up…

Markets & Food Events

Sweet Outdoor Events Because Summer’s Far From Over

Together with Lipton Ice Tea, we're serving up seven of the best outdoor events, festivals and things to do in New Zealand over March…

Things To Do

Level Up Your Next NZ Escape With These Stunning Hotel Deals

If you’re longing for a summer break but are short on time and funds, why not check out some gems on our very own doorstep? A summer…

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. 

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

Whether you’re a die-hard pickle fan, on the fence or just pickle-curious this week will hit in all the right places.

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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

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…

Features

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.

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 girls' night out, or your little one’s birthday bash, bowling is a…

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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.

Food & Drink

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

In the time of Visa Wellington On a Plate, nothing is too outlandish. From immersive themed dinners to sensory experiments to…

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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…

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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…

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50 Epic Free Things To Do In Wellington That Won’t Cost You A Cent In 2022

Whether you’re feeling a bit cash-strapped in the lead up to payday or just love a freebie, Wellington has oodles of fun-tastic things…

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The Best Things To Do In New Zealand This December

We're counting down the days till when can get out and make the most of summer. Because after the year that was,…

Food & Drink

Wellington’s 7 Best Ice Cream And Gelato Stores You Need To Treat Yourself To

Summer is here which means one thing…ice cream, and lots of it. While plenty of the sweet stuff can be found in the Capital’s…

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7 Of The Most Stunning Scenic Drives Around Wellington

Jumping in your car, blasting the tunes and taking in some epic scenery can be soothing for the soul. From craggy coastlines to lush forests…

Fitness

11 At Home Workouts From Top Local Personal Trainers To Try This Lockdown

From live yoga and pilates-inspired workouts, to world-renowned Les Mills classes, getting fit at home has never been easier (or more…

Bakeries & Delis

9 Of The Best Bakeries In Wellington That Will Deliver Baked Goods To Your Door

With the city’s most beloved bakers now offering contactless delivery, you can keep supporting local from the comfort of your own home…

Fitness

12 of The Best Running Tracks In Wellington

With no shortage of sensational routes, lace up your running shoes and enjoy our picks for the12 best running tracks in…

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Max Out The Chilly Season With 8 Unmissable Winter Events

Throw on your puffer jacket and lace up those boots—winter is well and truly here and we’re ready to make it the best one yet.…

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…

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Dine Under The Stars In These Epic Igloos That Have Just Popped Up In Central Wellington

Ah, winter. That delightful season when jammies and slippers become a fashion statement, social outings become rarer than a blood supermoon,…

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Get Your Heart Pumping At This Epic Free Speaker Series Hitting New Zealand

What if we told you that you had a billion dollars to spend? Well, it’s your lucky day, because you already are a billionaire; of…

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Is Coming To New Zealand For A Fabulous Live Tour

Not since Priscilla has New Zealand and Australia seen something as bloody fabulous as RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under. Coming this…

Local Escapes

9 Of The Best Hotels In Wellington

Whether it’s the location, the ambience, the comfort of the bed, the 5-star rating or the cleanliness that attracts you to a hotel,…

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Eat, Drink, Play Is The Brand New Festival Coming To Wellington This May

Eat, Drink, Play will be dishing up more than 100 delectable events and there’s something for everyone on the menu. Solve a murder…

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This Boujee Wellington Restaurant Has Just Reopened With An Epic Line Up Of High Teas

After taking some time out in 2020, the luxurious, two-hatted Hippopotamus Restaurant and Cocktail Bar is back in full swing and ready to…

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Banff Mountain Film Festival Is Coming To A Screen Near You So Get Ready For The Adrenalin Rush

Adventure enthusiasts, unite! Banff Mountain Film Festival is just around the corner and it’s packed with enough jaw-dropping moments…

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Van Gogh Alive Is Packing Up This Sunday 23 May

Now you'll be able to have your own Emily In Paris moment as the full-scale, indoor exhibition will be touring…

Features

Calling All Budding Entrepreneurs, Fix & Fogg Are Dishing Their Secrets For Free

They’re offering free behind-the-scenes talks in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Invercargill to share the laughs, mess…

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

Scoop Up Large On Ben And Jerry’s Pokemon Go-Like Virtual Easter Egg Hunt

Ben & Jerry's have launched what's potentially the world's largest-ever Easter egg hunt—with 10,000 scoops of free ice…

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Get Nostalgic, An Adults-Only Ice Cream Truck Is Making The Rounds After Dark

Ready your spoons and don your stretchy pants because an adults-only ice cream truck is going on tour—and it could be stopping at your…

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5 Epic Acts You Need To See At Wellington’s Hottest New Arts Festival

From 5 February to 28 March, Wellington’s streets will become centre stage for a free, city-wide programme of music, art, dance and…

New Zealand

8 Stunning New Zealand Lakes You Need To Visit At Least Once

Whether it’s the reflection lakes of Wanaka or the emerald green waters that crater the Tongariro Crossing, Aotearoa is home to some…

Features

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

Paint your mate to resemble a resident of Pandora at Paintvine’s awesome new painting experience. Held this February 14 at…

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8 Of The Best Walks And Hikes In Wellington To Challenge Your Fitness

With the beautiful views being some of the best free things Wellington city has to offer, lace up your kicks and start strolling.

Features

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…

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8 Best Camp Sites Around Wellington For You To Connect With Nature

In the pursuit of serenity, we’ve found some of the best camping spots in and around Wellington. Whether you’re a…

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Sip Your Way Around Wellington, An Epic Wine Crawl Is Hitting The Capital Next Weekend

The Urban Wine Walk is going down in Wellington on Saturday 28 November and will see the capital's best bars and restaurants…

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Snap Up Super Limited Tickets For This Epic Food And Wine Weekend In Wellington

Our windy capital makes for the perfect weekend getaway. Wellington is rich with interesting sights, delicious food and coffee strong enough…

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Calling All Ice Cream Fans, Here’s The Scoop On Wellington’s Brand New Duck Island Store

It’s not often that Wellingtonians go crazy over something out of Hamilton, but when it comes to Duck Island, locals are screaming for…

Features

Dig Out That Gym Gear And Train For Free All This Week Across NZ

Round up your exercise crew because our friends over at Snap fitness are throwing open their doors this week to let you work up a sweat for…

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Get Ready Welly, Your Days Of Burger Binging Are About To Begin

While the first two weeks have been all about incredible culinary experiences, what we’re really here for are the final two weeks.

Features

Find Out The Latest News On COVID Restrictions In Auckland And The Rest Of NZ

After 102 days clear of community transmission and a sudden lockdown, it's been announced that Auckland will join the rest of New…

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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…

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Take A Seat, This Mind-Bending Audio Experience Will Make You Question Reality

Darkfield, famous for their FLIGHT multi-sensory shipping container experience, have crafted a new experience specifically…

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Book Your Tickets, This Multi-Sensory Van Gogh Exhibition On In Wellington

Wellington is the first city in the world to host the sell-out exhibition in the great outdoors.

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The Best Escape Rooms In Wellington For You To Freak Out At

Move over monopoly, escape rooms are our new favourite way to get competitive and tackle some good old fashioned problem solving with our…

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Look Up At The 8 Best Places To Stargaze In Wellington

We headed out around Wellington to document some of our favourite stargazing places, capturing the beauty of the cosmos as gorgeously…

Features

Get Booking, NZ’s First Post-Lockdown Winter Festival Is Just Around The Corner

If you’ve spent lockdown mourning the loss of live music and having a damn good boogie fear not. The Good Vibes winter tour…

Features

Get In Quick, There Are Still Flights Available Around NZ for Just $21

Check out of work and on to the next available flight with Jetstar’s epic Hello NZ sale. 

Local Escapes

Buckle Up For Level Two With This Super Cute Wellington Road Trip

We’ve come up with the ultimate weekend mini-escape to little old’ Levin and back, which is jam-packed with activities to tackle…

Food & Drink

Forget The Queues, These Wellington Businesses Will Deliver Fresh Groceries To Your Door

We are currently in Level 4 lockdown in New Zealand and that means, no restaurants, no going out for coffee and no takeaways. But this…

Features

Learn What The New Alert Levels Mean For New Zealand This Week

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that the country is being moved up to alert level 4 as of midnight on the 25 March 2020 as we…

Wellington

The 8 Best Eateries In Press Hall Wellington That You’ll Need To Loosen Your Belt For

Gone are the days of shopping mall food courts that have the acoustics of an indoor swimming pool. We’re into the era of stylish…

Features

Get Excited Wellington, GoodFor Is Finally Coming To The Capital

GoodFor has finally opened a store in the capital and we couldn’t be more excited.

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8 Epic Things To Do In Wellington This Christmastime

It's all getting very festive in Wellington. There are so many wonderfully celebratory events happening in the run up to Christmas, you…

Features

Get Sipping, Edible Coffee Cups Are Set To Become Your New Obsession

Forget your keep cup (yes, trust us), cause there’s a new sustainable cup in town, and it’s ridiculously delicious.  

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Get Ready To Stuff Yourself Silly, A Deliciously Festive High Tea Is Coming To Wellington

Get those sleighbells ringing, a festive high tea is coming to Wellington.

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Start Drooling, A New Hole In The Wall Waffle Spot La Belle Waffle Has Just Opened In Wellington

La Belle Waffle is the new kid on the block, a bright yellow hole in the wall and a little ray of sunshine in the middle of the city.…

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A High Cheese Tea Is Coming To Wellington And This Is Where You Can Smash It

Cheese High Tea. High Cheeses. Whatever you want to call them—dedicated cheese-themed afternoon teas are a thing, and they’re…

Features

Freak Out, A Massive Day Of The Dead Street Party Is Hitting Wellington

Round up the crew to celebrate life and loved ones at this year’s annual Day of the Dead Street Fiesta.

Fitness

Smash Your Fitness Goals With The 11 Best Workouts in Wellington

Whether you are looking for some pals to go running with, a sweat inducing HIIT workout or a good regular yoga practise, New Zealand's…

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Be Blown Away By 9 Of The Best Things To Do In Wellington This September

Here are our top picks for the best things to see and do in our fine capital during September.

Food & Drink

Bite Club | Foodie News You Need To Know

Alright food lovers, it is that time of the week again where we bring you everything you need to know about the latest foodie products,…

Fashion

Empty Your Wallet At 6 Of Wellington’s Best Vintage Stores

Get ready to pop some tags and swipe that credit card, here are the best vintage stores in Wellington for all your thrifting needs and…

Beauty

Get On Board—Sephora’s Beauty Bus Tour Has Just Been Announced

The bus will be a truly interactive experience that showcases an exclusive selection of products that will be available to swatch, try…

Wellington

14 Of The Best Free Things To Do In Wellington

Wellington, we love you, but let’s face it – you’re not exactly cheap. Don’t get us wrong, we love splashing out on…

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45 Things That Are So Wellington It Hurts

For a good coffee, an abundance of hipsters, and wind that can sometimes literally blow you off your feet, Wellington is the place to be.

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Here’s Where To Find The Best Markets In Wellington

We love a market, and lucky for us, Wellington is pretty damn good at them. From street food, to produce, to handmade goods, we’re…

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Clear Your Calendars, Here’s Your Guide To NZ’s Most Epic Summer Festivals

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, we’re starting the get amped up for the most wonderful time of the year.…

New Zealand

The Best 15 Things To Do Wellington

Home to the Beehive, Peter Jackson, and a fountain made of buckets, Wellington is the perfect mix of modern innovation and eclectic spaces,…