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The Best New Year’s Eve Parties In New Zealand To See Out 2021

It’s official—New Year’s is happening. And while there wasn’t much of a lead up to the big banger this year,…

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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…

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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,…

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Auckland’s Best Christmas Lights Of 2021 To Jump In The Car For

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

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…

News
Find Out The Latest News On The COVID Traffic Light System In Auckland And The Rest Of NZ

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

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18 Of The Best Places To Have An Epic Christmas Party In Auckland

Ho, ho, holy snowball…. December is here and it's time to get our Christmas party on. With freedom day upon us, we now have the…

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…

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…

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Synthony, The Banging Orchestral Dance Concert Has A New Post Lockdown Date

Ever wanted to hear Calvin Harris' One Kiss in C Minor with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra? Yeah, us neither, come…

Restaurants
Restaurant Month 2021’s Most Fun, Inventive And Excellent Value For Money Menus

Great food at a great price? That, my friend, is the way to an Aucklander’s heart. Restaurant Month is officially here for 2021,…

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20 Museums In Auckland At Which To While Away An Afternoon

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

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50 Epic Things To Do In Auckland

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.…

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…

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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…

News
A New Boutique Cinema Complex Is Coming To Ponsonby And Yep, We’re Excited

Auckland crew listen up! In some hugely exciting news, it’s been revealed that Ponsonby is (finally) getting a cinema complex all 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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Takapuna Winter Lights Festival Is Finally Opening This Weekend

If you missed out on the light fest extravaganza LUMA in Queenstown this year then you’ll be stoked to hear that a dazzling free light…

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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…

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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…

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…

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…

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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.…

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…

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The Best Matariki Events In Auckland And Beyond In 2021

Matariki, the Māori new year, is a time for reflection, new beginnings and yes, celebration! Auckland always knows how to put on a good…

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…

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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…

Restaurants
What’s Open This Queen’s Birthday In Auckland

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

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…

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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…

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…

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8 Of The Best Documentaries You Can’t Afford To Miss At This Year’s Doc Edge Festival

This June get cosy at home or in a cinema and enjoy a film because New Zealand’s international documentary festival Doc Edge is back…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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A Three-Day Wine And Food Festival Is Coming To Waiheke This Weekend

Aucklanders… it’s time to unleash your inner wine connoisseur because The Waiheke Wine and Food Festival is back for 2021.…

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…

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

From 6-16 May, the capital’s fave eateries and bars will be putting food and entertainment at centre stage as part of a brand new…

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Eat Drink Love Ponsonby Is Back For 2021 So Here Are The Best Deals You Need To Devour

There’s a lot to love about Ponsonby. Top-notch boutiques and eateries as well as a constant parade of pocket-sized pups make this…

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The North Shore Mega Fun Carnival Is Packing Up This Weekend So Get Your Thrills While You Can

There’s nothing more exciting than when the carnival comes to town—the sweet smell of candy floss in the air, the buzz of…

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9 Rad Mother’s Day Ideas To Surprise Mum With In Auckland For 2021

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…

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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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A Pop-Up Ice Rink Has Just Opened Right By Takapuna Beach

The nights are drawing in and there’s a chill in the air, so what better time than to check out this epic new pop-up ice rink right by…

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

Banff Mountain Film Festival is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. The NZ tour, proudly hosted…

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Auckland’s Massive Vegan Food Festival Is Happening This Sunday

Ah Coronavirus, will your tentacles never stop messing with our planned events? Fear not, while originally planned for March, the…

News
HAPPY PLACE, LA’s Immersive Exhibition Opens In Auckland Today

It’s been dubbed the world’s most Instagrammable exhibition—selling out stints in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Boston,…

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A Gluten Free, Vegan Doughnut-Making Workshop Is Here And You’ll Want To Book Stat

Gone are the days when not being able to eat gluten meant you were doomed to living a doughnut-less existence. Two years ago Charlie Mia…

Food & Drink
Where To Eat Out In Auckland On Anzac Monday 2021

This year Anzac Day falls on a Sunday, meaning that Monday 26 April is a public holiday (which we'll hereby refer to as 'Anzac…

Markets & Food Events
Yotam Ottolenghi Has Just Served Up New Dates For His Australian And New Zealand Live Tour

Yotam Ottolenghi, author, chef, restaurateur and the friendly father of the global culinary scene, has announced new dates for his live…

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A Sensational Whisky Masterclass Is Coming To Auckland For 5 Nights Only

Call us old-fashioned but nothing tops the chart like a glass of whisky to start or wind up an evening. And when it comes to fine whisky,…

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Hot Sauce Festival Is Back For 2021

Aucklanders, forget being sad that summer is over because there's still a get a chance to catch some heat. The Hot Sauce…

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Van Gogh Alive Is Packing Up This Sunday 23 May

We’re guessing you’ve seen snippets of Van Gogh Alive on your Insta feed. An immersive exhibition where Gogh’s seminal…

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Get Ready To Gorge, Xuxu Is Dropping All You Can Eat Dumplings For $30

Loosen those belts and fire up those appetites, our friends over at Xuxu Dumpling Bar have brought back their epic all-you-can-eat…

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Fill Your Basket With Nature’s Bounty At These Epic Foraging Events In Auckland

Foraging for food isn't a new concept but it's certainly had a resurgence in recent years and personally, we love the idea of…

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Shake Up Your Taste Buds With A Visit To Gochu’s Epic Once-A-Month Test Kitchen

Auckland, we've just discovered an epic new dining experience you need to know about, and it happens to involve one of our favourite…

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A Week Long Festival Dedicated Entirely To Beer Is Coming To Auckland

Hosted by the uptown bottle shop and bar The Fridge & Flagon, this eight-day beer festival is going to be a treat for all the hopheads…

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A 10 Week Schnitzel Festival Has Just Kicked Off In Auckland

Fact: Schnitzel is a staple part of our diet and life without this iconic, golden, crispy pub meal would be truly ordinary. Here to remind…

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Get Excited, Themed Food Truck Fridays Are Coming To Britomart All April Long

Covid may have put the brakes on Food Truck Fridays one too many times recently, but worry not because Britomart's fave weekly food…

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11 Things To Do On Anzac Day 2021 In Auckland

For those of you who aren't heading away this Anzac weekend, there are heaps of fun-fuelled events happening to keep…

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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
Say Chur To Fresh Brews At This New Craft Beer Pop-Up Bar In The CBD

SkyCity has recently launched Fortune on Fed, a craft beer pop-up bar serving divine craft brews. Coming to you with the flavours of…

News
Cross Street Music Festival Is The Autumn Bloc Party You Don’t Want To Miss

Cross St. Music Festival is back, baby. After the March lockdown rained on its parade, a new date has been released, and it’s…

Food & Drink
Eat Your Way Around The World At This Sunday’s Epic CultureFest

Auckland’s vibrant cultures are being celebrated this month with Auckland Council’s inaugral World of Cultures festival. The…

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

Ben & Jerry's have launched what could potentially be the world's largest-ever virtual Easter egg hunt—with 10,000…

News
Avast Me Hearties, Award-Winning SF Bar Smuggler’s Cove Is Popping Up In Auckland This Weekend

A year ago, the world as we knew it changed. Our home became our office and the walks to the local supermarket became the new ‘going…

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This Stacked Month-Long Eco Festival Shows Exactly Why West Is Best

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

News
Sip Rosé, Pink G&Ts And Pink Gin-Based Cocktails At This Epic Pink Pop Up Bar

Make tracks for this pop-up bar that's hit Morningside where you can sip pink drinks beneath pink disco balls and hanging greenery in a…

Things To Do
Round Up The Crew And Kick Back With This Exclusive Italian-Inspired Pop-Up Picnic

If recent events have taught us anything, it’s that we should take up any chance to get together and celebrate.  Lucky for us,…

News
Raise Your Flutes, You Can Now Get Champagne Delivered To You On A Jet Ski

Feeling nauti? Pull on your fanciest threads because we’ve found one more reason to head downtown and get in on the America’s…

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…

News
Rally The Crew, A Massive Beach Festival With An Epic Rooftop Bar Is Popping Up In Takapuna

We might only be a couple of months into the new year but this summer is shaping up to be a corker. Hot on the heels of a pop-up gin garden…

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Hoist Those Flags, Here’s Everything You Can’t Miss At Auckland Pride Festival 2021

After last year’s shenanigans, we sure do need an occasion dedicated to celebrating freedom and togetherness. And what better…

News
Fire Up The Group Chat, A Massive Street Party Is Coming To Parnell This Friday

Ain’t no party like a street party—get ready for Parnell’s very own street festival filled with groovy tunes, good vibes,…