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The largest temporary art exhibition put on by the New Zealand Maritime Museum.
A modern take on the historical art form of taxidermy.
Look inside over 150 historical bags and learn the fascinating stories behind them.
A three-week exploration into the world of plants.
Visit five legendary venues and learn about local history on this pub crawl.
New Zealand's first great novel has been adapted for the stage.
A night of electrifying music on Westhaven Marina.
Immerse yourself in a glowing world of incredible zero-waste art installations.
Your plus one is the canvas at this boozy painting event.
Head to this family-friendly festival for vegetarian food, traditional Bharatanatyam dance, henna and fireworks.
A bottomless Saturday session — 16 floors up.
The grand finale to a month-long partito.
Ponsonby's modern Northern Thai restaurant is going meat-free for October.
Five Stags Whitford
1 Whitford Wharf Road, Whitford
Like every good gastro-pub, it’s the simples and classics done right. And they have beef short ribs with a spicy L&P and Wild Turkey glaze. Go on.
The Spotted Pig
224 Symonds Street, Auckland
The perfect place to have a little snack over a few beers with mates.
Scarlett Slimms & Lucky
476 Mt Eden Rd, Auckland
Scarlett Slimms and Lucky is a haunt for the modern day Raymond Chandler.
Deep Creek Brews and Eats
111 Clyde Road, Brown's Bay
A very cool little microbrewery.
Jellicoe Street, Auckland
Quintessential waterside drinking
422 New North Road, Kingsland
It brings something unique to the Kingsland shops, which is a bit of a triumph considering there is pretty much every single cuisine already on offer.
Fort Street Union
16 Fort Street, Auckland
Hidden up above street level, this 100 year old heritage building oozes atmosphere and character.
Garrison Public House
No 61 Sylvia Park, 286 Mt Wellington Highway, Auckland
Man dates. We don't do it enough. So the opportunity to review Garrison Public House, situated at Mt Wellington's Sylvia Park, offered the perfect moment to renew my vows with my brother from another ...
Britomart Country Club
31 Galway Street, Auckland
Nestled amongst strategically placed greenery and padded bench seating you’ll find a cocktail bar housed within a shipping container, a mini golf green and a burger joint.
37 Queen St
Zip over the harbour on the ferry and enjoy a few pints in the sun.
29 York Terrace, Riverhead
An amazing deck that that looks over the Kumeu River, it’s the perfect place to kick back with a beer
The Good Home
83 Birkenhead Avenue, Birkenhead
Honest pub food and a good dose of Kiwi hospitality.
134 Ponsonby Road, Auckland
Seek this covert treasure and you shall be pleasantly surprised.
Portland Public House
463 New North Road, Kingsland
The Kingsland local prides itself in its craft beers and curated local music.
68 College Hill, Ponsonby
A low-key, relaxed pub that's a great spot to meet friends and share an ale.
Malt Public House
442 Richmond Road, Auckland
Nestled at the top of leafy Hakanoa Street in the West Lynn shops on Richmond Road, Malt Bar is cosy, lively and inviting.
106 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby
Overall – a little piece of goodness that is well worth stopping by.
The Elephant Wrestler
138 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna
A new kind of local for those who prefer suits over stubbies.
498 New North Road, Kingsland
Lazy Sunday afternoons don't get much better than this.