• News

    Smoky Success: Smoking Meats, Roasting Treats and Other Eats with One Machine

    Making a delicious meal just got easier (and quicker).

  • News

    Taste Test: The Weirdest (and Best) Homemade Ice Cream Flavours for Your Next Shindig

    Raid your pantry to create some of the kookiest sweet treats ever.

  • News

    Eleven Australian Eateries Have Been Named on the World's 101 Best Steak Restaurants List for 2024

    Sydney and Melbourne are officially home to Australia's best steak restaurants — with the Harbour City's Margaret coming in third.

  • News

    Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day Is Returning in 2024 to Give Away One Million Scoops Worldwide

    Mark Tuesday, April 16 in your diary — that's when the ice cream brand is scooping up freebies this year.

  • News

    Nine Grown-Up Easter Treats to Hunt Down Across Aotearoa

    You're never too old for this Easter hunt.

  • News

    Coming Soon: 269 Is a Vibrant Latin American and European Market That's Not Just Open on Weekends

    269 is a permanent market bringing food and fun to Auckland's Parnell Village.

Latest Openings
  • Restaurant

    Advieh Restaurant and Bar

    1 Queen Street, Auckland

    This Middle Eastern casual restaurant is set to be a hotspot in Auckland's dining scene.

  • Restaurant

    Anise

    210 Symonds Street, Auckland

    Power couple Sid and Chand Sahrawat have added another restaurant to their culinary bow.

  • Restaurant

    GILT Brasserie

    2 Chancery Street, Auckland

    This European-inspired bistro is the perfect spot for a summer long lunch with a glass of wine in hand.

  • Restaurant

    Soul Bar and Bistro

    Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland

    Located in the heart of Auckland's Viaduct, with arguably one of the city's most enviable terraces.

  • Restaurant

    Manis Bakery and Cafe

    38 Ponsonby Road, Auckland

    Hit up Ponsonby's newest patisserie for your morning coffee and croissant combo.

  • Restaurant

    Brothers Beer & Juke Joint BBQ | Piha

    23 Marine Parade South, Piha

    Pair low-and-slow barbecue and ice-cold brews with salty sea air — that's summer sorted.

  • Bar

    Sunset

    63-67 Nelson Street, Auckland

    Cocktails. Dancing. Sunsets. What more do you need?

  • Bar

    The Cellar Bar

    204 Quay Street, Auckland

    With in-house DJs and cocktail specialties, keep the party going at the Viaduct's new late-night cocktail bar.

  • Bar

    Bar Albert

    13 Wyndham Street, Auckland

    Sip your cocktail with sky-high city views — a jaw-dropping 38 floors up.

  • Bar

    Palmer

    1 Albert Street, Auckland

    This rooftop cocktail bar and restaurant is the jewel in the crown of the newly revamped Albert Street precinct.

  • Bar

    Atelier

    292 Karangahape Road, Auckland

    This airy and open recent addition to Karangahape is perfect for an after work brew or a romantic first date.

  • Bar

    Nanny's Eatery

    492 New North Road, Auckland

    With one of the largest rum selections in the city and only 400 metres from Eden Park, this dog-friendly spot is bringing a little spice to Kingsland.

  • News

    How to Make an Unforgettable Serial-Killer Thriller with Nicolas Cage: Maika Monroe and Osgood Perkins Chat 'Longlegs'

    The eeriest film of 2024 heads back to the 90s to follow a fledgling FBI agent connecting the dots between a spate of deaths — and it boasts a helluva pedigree.

  • News

    Sacrifices Must Be Made in the Latest Teaser Trailer for HBO's 'Dune' Prequel TV Series 'Prophecy'

    Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, Travis Fimmel and Mark Strong star in this six-episode spinoff from Denis Villeneuve's films.

  • News

    Ace News If You Like Live Tunes and Parties: SXSW Sydney's 2024 Program Has Expanded Again

    An extra 40-plus artists have joined the lineup, including Jorja Smith — and new talks will dive into international music tours and the streaming landscape.

  • News

    Giving Food the 'Planet Earth' Treatment: René Redzepi and Australian Noma Alum Ben Liebmann Chat 'Omnivore'

    Fresh from popping up in 'The Bear', the acclaimed chef behind one of the world's best restaurants hosts a docuseries about key ingredients that've shaped humanity.

  • News

    The 2024 Emmy Nominations Are Here with a Heap of Love for 'Shogun', 'The Bear' and 'Only Murders in the Building'

    'The Bear' broke the record for the most amount of nominations by a comedy in a single year with 23, beating '30 Rock' with 22 nominations in 2009.

  • News

    New Episodes, Same Interplanetary Antics: The Shiny Trailer for 'Futurama' Season 12 Is Here

    It's back again, baby — this time with robot villages, a world dedicated to coffee and the survival of Earth under threat.

Featured Events
  • Event

    Britomart Saturday Farmer's Market

    Saturday, July 20, 2024

    Takutai Square, Britomart., Auckland

    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.

  • Event

    Straight to Churly's

    Saturday, July 20, 2024

    Churly's Brewpub & Eatery, Auckland

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

  • Event

    Fat Daddy's Bottomless

    Saturday, July 20, 2024

    The Elephant Wrestler, Takapuna

    How many burgers and beers can you down in 90 minutes? Find out at The Elephant Wrestler.

  • Event

    Inside Out 2

    Thursday, June 27 - Wednesday, July 24, 2024

    Various cinemas in Auckland, Auckland

    Amy Poehler still brings joy in this nine-years-later sequel to one of Pixar's best films, which proves as emotionally intelligent as its predecessor.

  • Event

    Twisters

    Thursday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    Various cinemas in Auckland, Auckland

    No one usually wants a storm to strike twice, but this disaster franchise has swirled up a second must-see, this time directed by 'Minari' Oscar-nominee Lee Isaac Chung.

  • Event

    Pasta and Peroni Nights at The Grounds

    Sunday, July 21, 2024

    The Grounds at Whoa! Studios, Auckland

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

  • Event

    The Bikeriders

    Thursday, July 4 - Wednesday, July 24, 2024

    Various cinemas in Auckland, Auckland

    Austin Butler, Jodie Comer and Tom Hardy rev up this intimate and absorbing biker saga, which draws from a 60s photojournalism book of the same name.

  • Event

    Kinds of Kindness

    Thursday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    Various cinemas in Auckland, Auckland

    After 'The Favourite' and 'Poor Things', Emma Stone and Yorgos Lanthimos are three from three with this spiky triptych with an award-winning trio of performances by Jesse Plemons.

  • Event

    Casa Bacardi in Auckland Viaduct

    Thursday, July 25, 2024

    Viaduct Harbour, Auckland

    Casa Bacardi has popped up on Auckland's Viaduct, but a warning to rum-lovers: its here for a good time, not a long time.

  • Event

    Yoga in the Sky

    Wednesday, March 2, 2022, Thursday, March 3, 2022, Sunday, March 6, 2022 and Wednesday, March 9, 2022 

    SkyCity Auckland, Auckland

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

  • Event

    Twilight Tuesdays

    Tuesday, July 23, 2024

    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Parnell

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

  • News

    Lego's New 'Mona Lisa' Kit Will Let You Display Leonardo da Vinci's Masterpiece on Your Own Wall

    After turning 'The Starry Night' and 'The Great Wave' into plastic bricks, Lego is now giving another iconic painting the same treatment.

  • News

    Save the Date: Auckland Design Week Has Announced Its 2024 Lineup of Creative Talent for Its March Festival

    Come see what some of Auckland's most talented designers have to offer at this new annual event.

  • News

    Now Open: Kayu Studio Launches Furniture Showroom and Airbnb Decked Out in Its Designs

    At Kayu Casa, you can spend a weekend relaxing on one of the brand's comfy sofas before taking it home with you.

  • News

    Anew Is Selling 1500 Artist-Designed Drink Bottles to Mark the Start of Pride Month

    This is not just a drink bottle — it is a piece of art, too.

  • News

    Auckland's Harbour Bridge Will Be Lit Up with Two New Light Shows for the City's Public Holidays

    The Auckland Harbour Bridge will look a little different throughout February with new light shows for special occasions.

  • News

    Peach Fuzz Is Pantone's "Compassionate and Nurturing" Colour of the Year for 2024

    "Peach Fuzz brings belonging, inspires recalibration, and an opportunity for nurturing, conjuring up an air of calm."

Latest Guides
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    Making the Most of the Coast: Where to Play and Eat in Noosa

    Roller coasters, swimming with whales and an intimate seasonal dining experience — discover a new side to Noosa.

  • News

    Noosa Nights: Eight Accommodation Options for Every Kind of Traveller

    Sparkling water views, beachfront pools, deluxe spa treatments and private jetties — these stellar hotels and holiday homes have it all.

  • Feature

    Find Out Why California Is the Ultimate Playground, No Matter How You Like To Travel

    Whatever kind of traveller you are, California is the playground for you.

  • Feature

    Cruising the Coast: Six Stunning Seaside Stops For a California Roadtrip

    Few coastlines are as iconic as that of the Golden State.

  • Feature

    From Towering Redwoods to Vast Salt Plains, Here Are the Must-See Natural Wonders on a California Road Trip

    The Golden State specialises in all things natural beauty with record-setting, jaw-dropping wonders everywhere you look.

  • News

    Coming Soon: QT Is Opening the Chain's First Hotel Outside of Australia and New Zealand in Singapore

    From September 2024, you can check in at this 134-room Singapore hotel with a rooftop bar and pool right next to the Lau Pa Sat hawker centre.

Trending Bars and Restaurants
  • Restaurant

    Ada

    454 Great North Road, Auckland

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

  • Restaurant

    GILT Brasserie

    2 Chancery Street, Auckland

    This European-inspired bistro is the perfect spot for a summer long lunch with a glass of wine in hand.

  • Restaurant

    Origine

    172 Quay Street, Auckland

    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.

  • Restaurant

    Hello Beasty

    95-97 Customs Street West

    This Asian-inspired newcomer is the debut solo effort from award-winning chef Stuart Rogan.

  • Restaurant

    alma

    130 Quay Street, Auckland

    This new restaurant from the team behind Amano, Ortolana and The Store spotlights the food of southern Spain.

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