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…

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…

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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…

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18 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…

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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,…

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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…

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…

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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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
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…

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…

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…

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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…

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
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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…

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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 Festival programme is…

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…

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…

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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…

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The Best Things To Do With Mum This Mother’s Day In Auckland 2022

We think you'll agree when we say that mums should be treated to nothing but the absolute best come Mother's Day, which if you…

Food & Drink
Here’s What’s Open This ANZAC Day Public Holiday In Auckland 2022

If you're staying around Tāmaki Makaurau this Anzac Day, or even making a trip to the Big Smoke, you'll be delighted to know…

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Epic Bottomless Sangria Sessions Have Just Popped Up At This Rad Rooftop Bar

While the summer sun might be losing its heat, why not welcome in autumn while keeping the fiesta vibes strong with bottomless jugs of…

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Attention Auckland, Here’s Everything To See And Do This Easter Weekend 2022

It's no secret we love long weekends, especially the kind where we're actively encouraged to eat chocolate for not one, but four…

Things To Do
10 Of The Best Mini-Golf Courses In Auckland For You To Smash A Hole In One At In 2022

Although we may have reluctantly come to terms with the fact that we don’t possess the golfing prowess of Lydia Ko or Rory McIlroy, it…

Activities & Itineraries
5 Things To Do In New Zealand To Curb Your Japan Travel Cravings

As borders slowly reopen, the taste of travel is finally within reach again. What's at the top of our list when we jet off? Japan, of…

Local Escapes
16 Of The Best Things To Do In Queenstown

Summer, winter, autumn or spring, Queenstown is a beauty to behold. For both tourists and locals, it has a spectacular vista and there are…

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Break The Bias: Celebrate International Women’s Day With 9 Rad Events Happening Around Auckland

International Women’s Day (IWD) is tomorrow and, despite Omicron prompting a wave of event cancellation, there are still a whole lot…

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

They say the best things in life are free and we couldn’t agree more. And while it may be hard to find a free lunch, having a good day…

Things To Do
50 Of The Best Things To Do In Christchurch In 2022

Ōtautahi is an absolute gem of a city—there’s not a lot it doesn’t have. Beaches? Yes. Arts and culture? Absolutely.…

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50 Epic Things To Do In Auckland In 2022

While Aucklanders may be the brunt of jokes for those south of the Bombay Hills, we think living in the City of Sails is pretty damn rad.…

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20 Of The Best Museums In Auckland To Visit In 2022

If you’re curious about, well, everything, get yourself along to one of Auckland’s incredible museums, stat. From impressive…

Things To Do
16 Auckland Date Ideas That Aren’t Dinner And A Movie

Let us hear you say love. Whether it’s your first or your 100th date, a little thought goes a long way especially amidst the…

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Transport Yourself To Tokyo At This Immersive Pop-Up In Auckland

It's not hard to be obsessed with Tokyo. This city has a special place in our hearts, from its neon-lit alleyways to tasty street food…

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Mingle At The Museum And Find Romance At This One-Of-A-Kind Dating Event

This event has been postponed, we'll let you know of a new date as soon as we know.   It's a brand new year and after the…

Things To Do
Here’s What’s On Across Aotearoa This January

The new year is upon us, and thank heavens for that because summer's looking like it’s going to be legendary. From pop,…

Things To Do
The Best Places To Go Strawberry Picking In Auckland

‘Tis the season to be jolly and it’s also the season to get bucket-loads of strawberries and eat as many as your heart…

Things To Do
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,…

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

With its bright purple colour and distinctive floral aroma, lavender is a favourite flower for many. And while it may be known to repel…

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…

News
Broadway Hit Musical ‘Wicked’ Has Announced A New Post-Lockdown Date So Grab Your Broomstick

We all know COVID has had a huge impact on the arts, so it just warms our cockles to see shows like multi-award-winning show The Lion King…

Local Escapes
Snow Machine, The Epic Destination Festival, Has Just Released Final Tickets

Calling all snow homies, holiday heroes, music-mad and just plain festy frothers—news just in, epic destination festival, Snow Machine…

What's On
The Smoke And Spice Festival Will Turn Up The Heat In 2022

Can’t wait for the hot and heady days of summer? Lucky for us, Culley’s is bringing the heat and the beats back to you next…

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Pinot Palooza 2021 Is Hitting Auckland This Friday So Nab One Of The Last Remaining Tickets

This is not a drill, everyone's fave wine fest—Pinot Palooza—is officially returning to the thirsty city of…

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Auckland’s Iconic Fried Chicken Festival Has A New Post-Lockdown Date

Prepare yourselves chook fans because the Auckland Fried Chicken Festival has a new post-lockdown date. That's…

Wellness
We Tried A Sound Bath In Auckland And This Is What Happened

We're halfway through the year and as always happens in winter our batteries are starting to run low. For many of us, now could be…

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Street Eats, The Epic Multi-Level Foodie Fest Is Happening This Weekend

These days, the best kind of food comes straight from the streets. Whether it’s a cart, caravan or truck—these tiny, portable…

Things To Do
5 Awesome Things To Do In Auckland This Week

Get amongst some fun festivities this week.   Treat yourself to a good laugh at a comedy…

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A Boozy Bottomless Brunch Party Dedicated To Lady Gaga Is Hitting Auckland This Winter

Are you gaga about a good bottomless brunch? Well then, how about brunch AND Lady Gaga? While she may not be literally present, The Lula Inn…

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Intimate Subterranean Sessions Are Being Held In These WWII Tunnels For The First Time Ever

Who said Waiheke Island is just for wine lovers? Picture this, descending underground for an intimate session of only upto 50 people,…

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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…

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A Massive Morning Rave Is Coming To Auckland’s Town Hall This July

If you haven’t yet experienced the epicness of a morning rave then there is no time like the present. Ditch the booze and bust some…

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An Epic Raclette Pop Up Is Hitting Auckland This Bastille Celebration Week

Is there any better way to embrace the colder days than with shed loads of cheese? We think not. This winter, we’re in luck, as Le…

Things To Do With Kids
12 Epic Things To Do In Auckland This School Holidays July 2021

Calling all people with small ones in tow—winter school holidays (Saturday 10th-Sunday 25th July) are looking realll good this year…

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Embrace Winter With Aotea Square Ice Rink, Ice Slide, Snugs And Night Markets 2021

The snow gods heard your cry for alp. Take your mittens out of hibernation and pop on your warmest beanie because Auckland is getting a…

Things To Do
What You Need To Know About The Online Festival Supporting Emerging Artists

The last 18 months have had a devastating effect on the music industry, with many budding musicians feeling the brunt of the halt on live…

Things To Do
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.…

Local Escapes
First Base’s Free Vintage Après Ski Soirée Hits Queenstown This Weekend

Winter is coming, and that means ski party season is too. So, dust off your boots and grab your warmest jackets, because things are about to…

Local Escapes
Explore Queenstown’s Best Bars And Restaurants With This Incredible Urban Wine Walk

Everyone’s favourite booze-filled journey, the classic pub crawl, has had a grape new transformation. Following successful events in…

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A Secret Piano Bar Is Coming To Auckland

Let’s be honest, we’re kinda terrible at keeping secrets here at Urban List. So, when we hear a rumour a hidden piano…

Food & Drink
5 Of The Best Birria Taco Joints In Auckland

If the words ‘Birria Tacos’ have piqued your interest, you’re not alone. The juicy tacos have been making…

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

Nobody wants to waste food, but it inevitably ends up happening all across New Zealand. At the same time, food insecurity is a major concern…

What's On
The Lion King Opens This Month So Nab Your Tickets While You Can

Travel may be off limits for now but with Disney’s multi-award winning show The Lion King coming to our shores, spending an…

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Darkfield Radio Is Back With A New Sinister And Immersive Audio Experience

From the team that gave you the creeps at last year's socially-distanced event DOUBLES (not to mention the scary as hell shipping…

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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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The Chocolate And Coffee Festival Is Back For 2021

Prep your bodies for a weekend of pure indulgence—The Chocolate And Coffee Festival is coming back to Auckland and this time…

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Make A Beeline For This Tasty Multi-Sensory Experience That’s Just Opened In The Viaduct

When it comes to delivering a multi-sensory retail experience, Comvita has raised the bar with the launch of their new Comvita Wellness Lab…

News
Krispy Kreme Is Giving Away 10,000 Original Glazed Doughnuts This Friday

Is it a donut or doughnut? For the sake of this pun, we highly recommend that you don-ut miss the chance to claim your FREE doughnut this…

What's On
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…

Auckland
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…

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…

What's On
Here’s Where To Watch The Rare Blood Supermoon In Auckland Tonight

It’s not everyday that a giant, cosmic entity lights up the sky with an intergalactic aura—completely kicking a regular full…

What's On
Breaks N Brass Will Be Serving Up The Sickest Old School Hip Hop Beats At This Legendary Gig

Just imagine the scene if Snoop Dogg or Dr. Dre picked up a trumpet and smashed out some ol’ skool bangers. Well, New…

What's On
Show Off Your Slick Moves At New Zealand’s Highest And Most Epic Silent Disco

There’s always that one friend that doesn’t vibe with your choice in music, isn’t there? Well, now you can dance to the…

Local Escapes
Queenstown Transforms Into A Winter Wonderland In The First Major Snowfall Of 2021

Start digging out your gear, tuning your ski and snowboard and booking flights to Queenstown this winter because the NZ ski season starts…

What's On
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…

What's On
Just Released: Free Hip Hop Event Jameson House of Rounds Has A New Date

Forget whatever you had planned for September 3rd, Galatos is the place to be. From 9pm the good vibes will be crankin’ and…

What's On
MOTAT Is Lighting Up Matariki With A Next-Level Interactive Night Lights Event

Whether you love a good photo op or simply have an appreciation for the arts—the enchanting Night Lights at MOTAT will be…