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    • Golden Hour at Esther

      Celebrate the warmer months with this special sunset dinner deal.


    • Festival Italiano 2022

      Get ready to abandon any reservations with gluten and dairy.


    • The Others Way 2022

      The streetwide festival known for championing local independent music is finally back.


    • Auckland Diwali Festival 2022

      Light up your spring weekend with the delicious food, exciting entertainment and a dazzling fireworks display.


    • Fire of Love

      Compiled from spectacular archival footage, this documentary about French volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft is a stunner.


    • Sapphire Lane

      Welcome spring with a specialty gin cocktail under a canopy of colourful umbrellas.


    • Brewfest at Commercial Bay

      Cool off after a big morning of retail therapy with this Oktoberfest-inspired beer festival.


    • Wiener Dog Derby 2022

      The shortest, fastest race in town.


    • Hanami at Azabu Mission Bay

      Welcome the warmer months by enjoying delicious gin cocktails and tasty bites under the blossoms, beachside.


    • Oktoberfest at The Bavarian

      The Bavarian is celebrating Oktoberfest with parties, eight German-style beers, schnapps, giant pretzels, and pork-heavy menus.


    • Twilight Tuesdays

      Wander through Auckland Museum's beautifully-lit galleries after dark.


    • Straight to Churly's

      Start your adventure in Auckland with some craft beer and a nose-to-tail feast.


    • Yoga at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

      The weekly one-hour Hatha yoga class takes place in a new gallery space each week, allowing you to catch new works from local and international artists.


    • The Civic Tours 2022

      This hour-long tour takes you behind the curtain of one of Auckland's most iconic landmarks.


    • Sapphire Lane

      Welcome spring with a specialty gin cocktail under a canopy of colourful umbrellas.


    • Yoga in the Sky

      Take your yoga practice to a whole new level — level 51, that is.


    • Yoga at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

      The weekly one-hour Hatha yoga class takes place in a new gallery space each week, allowing you to catch new works from local and international artists.


    • The Civic Tours 2022

      This hour-long tour takes you behind the curtain of one of Auckland's most iconic landmarks.


    • Sapphire Lane

      Welcome spring with a specialty gin cocktail under a canopy of colourful umbrellas.


    • Golden Hour at Esther

      Celebrate the warmer months with this special sunset dinner deal.


    • Brewfest at Commercial Bay

      Cool off after a big morning of retail therapy with this Oktoberfest-inspired beer festival.


    • Pasta and Peroni Nights at The Grounds

      See out the last sunny evenings of autumn with fresh pasta handmade by an ex-Baduzzi chef and ice-cold beers on tap.


    • Yoga in the Sky

      Take your yoga practice to a whole new level — level 51, that is.


    • Britomart Saturday Farmer's Market

      This weekly inner-city farmer's market sells everything from fresh produce and flowers to coffee, vegan foods, pastries, sweet buns, crepes, juices and savoury snacks.


    • Twilight Tuesdays

      Wander through Auckland Museum's beautifully-lit galleries after dark.


    • Smales Farmers Market

      Auckland's newest farmers market arrives across the harbour.


    • Twilight Tuesdays

      Wander through Auckland Museum's beautifully-lit galleries after dark.


    • Gochu Test Kitchen

      This monthly series will see Gochu co-owner and executive chef Jason Kim play around with fun and exciting dishes.


    • Yoga at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

      The weekly one-hour Hatha yoga class takes place in a new gallery space each week, allowing you to catch new works from local and international artists.


    • The Civic Tours 2022

      This hour-long tour takes you behind the curtain of one of Auckland's most iconic landmarks.


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OKUMNANDI

At the end of Ponsonby Road you'll find this spot serving modern South African cuisine.

295 Ponsonby Road
Auckland
T +64 9 666 1049

ORIGINE

The magnifique French jewel in Commercial Bay's crown is the brainchild of two of the country's hospitality powerhouses Ben Bayly and Chris Martin, along with their wives.

172 Quay Street
Auckland
T +64 27 674 4463

ADA

Walk through a former convent to find this Italian-inspired gem and be transported straight to Tuscany.

454 Great North Road
Auckland
T +64 9 883 4454

WHITE + WONG'S

While it may not be the most authentic Asian meal you'll ever enjoy, it may just be one of the tastiest.

149 Quay Street
Auckland
T +64 9-379 6914

TOKKI

In the beachside suburb of Milford is a Korean eatery drawing hungry diners across the bridge.

87 Kitchener Road
Auckland
T +64 9 488 0888

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