• News

    The Ten Best Day Spas in Auckland

    Treat yourself to a full-body scrub, a coconut milk bath or a luxurious buccal facial that literally fights gravity at these Auckland spas.

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    'Star Wars' and Headspace Want You to Practice Mindfulness Like You're in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

    'Star Wars' fans, these are the breathing exercises and sleepcasts you're looking for.

  • News

    New Zealand Is Moving to Orange Tonight, So Hospitality Limits Are Ditched and Dance Floors Are Back

    Under orange, there are no indoor capacity limits and the 'seated and separated' rule for bars, cafes and restaurants is no more.

  • News

    New Zealand Is Scrapping Outdoor Gathering Limits, Vaccine Passes and Easing Indoor Density Caps From Friday

    A big shake-up to the rules at red is set to be welcome news for festival organisers and hospitality owners.

  • News

    Slöwe Studio Is the New North Shore Wellness Space Offering Infrared Saunas and Ice Baths

    Looking to chill out? This new immersion-therapy centre in Takapuna will allow you to do just that, thanks to a combination of infrared heat and icy-cold water.

  • News

    The NZ Government Just Announced It's Shortening the COVID-19 Isolation Period to a Week

    But don't go running out your front door just yet — the new rules don't come into effect until midnight on Friday.

Latest Guides
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    Seven Self-Care Ideas to Make Isolation a Little More Bearable

    Prioritise yourself with these self-care ideas.

  • News

    Ten of the Best Walks You Can Do with Your Dog in and Around Auckland

    Whether you're after native bush, off-leash paddocks or urban wetlands, Auckland has plenty of accessible dog-friendly walks to choose from.

  • News

    New Zealand Is Scrapping MIQ for Double-Vaxxed Kiwis Coming From Australia This Month

    It's the first stage of the Government's five-step plan for opening to the world this year.

  • News

    Eleven Sustainable Hacks for Keeping Cool Without Air Conditioning This Summer

    Fill up the ice bucket, buy a spray bottle and put your sheets in the freezer.

  • News

    Here's What You Need to Know About New Zealand's Red Traffic Light Level

    Once again the Government has moved quickly to crack down on the contagious Omicron COVID-19 variant — so what does it mean for you?

  • News

    Auckland Is Coming Out of Lockdown So You Can Travel Around New Zealand This December

    Come mid-December, Aucklanders will finally be able to freely travel between regions, after showing proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.

Latest Places
  • Restaurant

    Wedge Juice Bar

    39 Elliott Street , Auckland

    Wedge offers unadulterated fresh juice, a considerable number of Murakami quotes and inner city convenience.

  • News

    Here's What You Can and Can't Do Under Auckland's New Lockdown Level 3.2

    It's good news for those longing to take bored kiddos to the zoo or library, but sadly you can't go for a beverage at your local just yet.

  • News

    A Letter From Concrete Playground's Editors

    This is your spot for feel-good stories, COVID-safe recommendations and informative news — without the doomsday spin.

  • News

    An Auckland Running Itinerary for When You're Seeking Captivating Views

    Head to one of these postcard-worthy landscapes for your next training session.

  • News

    Six Stunning Coastal Runs in Auckland for When You're Craving a Fresh Perspective

    Freshen up your running routine with a quick skip around the foreshore.

  • News

    We're Giving Away a Wellness Staycation for When You Need Some Good Ol' R&R

    Our four challenges will help give you a head start on your wellness journey — and you'll be in the running to score a staycation at Castaways Resort.

  • News

    This Wild Coastal Track Has Reopened in Auckland's Waitakere Ranges

    On a clear day, walkers will cop sweeping views of the wild west coastline all the way to Mount Taranaki.

Latest Events
  • Event

    The Effect — Auckland Theatre Company

    Tuesday, April 16 - Saturday, May 11, 2024

    ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland

    This ethically ambiguous, toxic love story is the work of Lucy Prebble, one of the brains behind HBO’s ‘Succession’.

  • Event

    Aotearoa High Tea in The Libraries at The Hotel Britomart

    Saturday, March 16, 2024, Saturday, April 13, 2024 and Sunday, May 12, 2024 

    The Hotel Britomart, Auckland

     Enjoy some of Aotearoa's best food in the elegant, heritage spaces of The Libraries.

  • Event

    Lovers and Castaways

    Wednesday, March 6 - Sunday, June 9, 2024

    The Pah Homestead, Auckland

    This exhibition allows visitors to experience 1980s Aotearoa through the eyes of some of New Zealand's most treasured artists.

  • Event

    Monkey Man

    Thursday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Various cinemas in Auckland, Auckland

    Both in front of the camera and behind it, Dev Patel is a force to be reckoned with in his frenetic and thrilling feature filmmaking debut.

  • Event

    The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023

    Saturday, December 9, 2023 - Sunday, April 28, 2024

    Auckland War Memorial Museum, Parnell

    For the 58th year, London's Natural History Museum has picked the best nature photographs — and you can view them at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

  • Event

    Late Night with the Devil

    Thursday, April 11 - Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    Various cinemas in Auckland, Auckland

    Led by a hypnotic David Dastmalchian as a talk-show host, this found-footage standout set in the 70s is an Aussie horror delight.

  • Event

    Civil War

    Thursday, April 11 - Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    Various cinemas in Auckland, Auckland

    Author-turned-filmmaker Alex Garland adds another unforgettable movie to his directorial resume, diving into a divided America with Kirsten Dunst playing a war photojournalist.

  • Event

    The First Omen

    Thursday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Various cinemas in Auckland, Auckland

    The 70s-started horror franchise gets one of its best films yet in this prequel, which boasts a wealth of unnerving imagery and a committed lead performance.

  • Event

    Love Lies Bleeding

    Thursday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Various cinemas in Auckland, Auckland

    Kristen Stewart plunges into a wild 80s-set tale of love, lust, blood and violence in the latest standout from 'Saint Maud' filmmaker Rose Glass.

  • News

    An Epic Ten-Kilometre Obstacle Course Race Is Coming to Mount Maunganui

    Run, climb, swing and crawl your way through the course that navigates sand, grass, rocks and tarmac.

  • News

    You'll Find This New Wellness Retreat Onboard an 81-Foot Luxury Yacht

    Balance your mind, body and soul on the Hauraki Gulf.

  • News

    We're Giving Away a One-Year Yoga Ground Membership

    Start 2021 on the right foot at this light-filled yoga studio in Grey Lynn.

  • News

    Five Wellness Retreats to Help You Start 2021 on the Right Foot

    Unwind for the day or give your body a hard reset at one of these tranquil wellness destinations.

  • News

    Tourism New Zealand Has Released a Four-Track Meditation Album

    It features the sounds of New Zealand, including native birdlife and bubbling geothermal mud pools.

  • News

    Five of New Zealand's Great Walks That You Can Book in for Summer

    Explore secluded golden sand beaches, giant podocarp rainforest and rugged alpine terrain.

  • News

    This Free Mental Wellbeing App Has Been Designed to Help You Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Take control of mental health and wellbeing with some help from an All Blacks legend.

  • News

    TVNZ Is Broadcasting Free-to-Air Les Mills Fitness Classes During the Lockdown

    Including high-intensity training, simple stretching and workouts for bored kids every Monday to Friday.

  • News

    Six Fun and Completely Free Ways to Work Out at Home

    From Lizzo-backed dance routines to yoga classes with dogs and old-school Jane Fonda videos, here's how to work up a sweat without spending a dime.

  • News

    Six Outdoor Activities to Get You Moving in Auckland This Summer

    Start your day with restorative yoga, join a roaming silent disco or paddle to the city's youngest volcano.

  • News

    The Summer on Queens Wharf Lineup Is Here with Live Drawing and Sunrise Dance Parties

    Three months of free community events and activities by the water's edge.

  • News

    Air New Zealand Has Launched a Series of Instructional Inflight Video Workouts

    The free segments demonstrate exercise techniques to effectively alleviate any symptoms associated with travelling.

  • News

    Auckland Is Now Home to the Country's First Dedicated Teeth Whitening Studio

    The slick space in Eden Terrace boasts luxe leather loungers, noise cancelling headphones and free wifi.

  • News

    This Mangatarata Countryside Retreat Is Your New Reason to Get Out of the City

    It's located on a 200-acre organic estate an hour south of Auckland.

  • News

    Brthe Is New Zealand's First Mind Gym

    The Parnell space offers drop-in mindfulness and meditation-based classes in fresh, contemporary surroundings.

  • News

    This New Podcast Will Put You to Sleep By Reading Through the IKEA Catalogue

    It simply lists IKEA product names in an attempt to help you drop off.

  • News

    You Could Score New Workout Gear from The Iconic by Going for a Run, Swim or Cycle

    Smash out mini exercise challenges for the chance to win vouchers for the likes of Nike, Adidas and Puma.

  • News

    We're Giving Away a Spa Package for Two at Chuan Spa Auckland

    Treat your loved one (or yourself) with some pampering from head to toe.

  • News

    This New App Lets You Mix and Match Classes at Auckland's Boutique Gyms

    More than 75 Auckland fitness studios have already signed up.

  • News

    Bungee Fitness Is New Zealand's Latest Exercise Trend

    After strapping into a bungee rig participants perform everything from leaping ballet pliés to inverted pushups. 

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