City by the sea is spoilt for choice this summer
Everyone knows that summer means two things - fish and chips - and since Auckland is basically surrounded by water, we have some of the best around.
Entertainment writer Bridget Jones picks the top five places in Auckland to buy your Christmas essentials.
Last week Auckland Theatre Company announced their programme for 2012 and next week Silo Theatre are unveiling what they have in store for the year ahead.
In this week's High Five, we discover what the best fabric stores around Auckland are.
While summer is all about the icy cold beer, sometimes it's nice to have something a little bit fancier.
Scones, little cakes, teeny tiny sammies - high tea is either meant to teach you to be a lady, or make you feel like a giant!
With warmer weather finally approaching, entertainment reporter Bridget Jones hunts out Auckland's best picnic spots.
There is something about tapas that screams summer. Maybe it's the idea of windy European lanes; maybe it's the way we tend to pick at, rather than gorge, on food when it's warm.
There's no debating the fact that Auckland has some fabulous shops, but sometimes it is just too hard to get in the car, fight through traffic, battle for a car park and wander the streets to get what you need.
Who has the tastiest buns in the city?
Feeling hungry? Why not treat yourself to a delicious burger?
Daylight savings means we have more time (okay, not literally but it sure feels like it) and what better way to spend warm, sunny evenings than lost in a good book.
Vintage - it's nothing new. But seriously, buying second-hand is no longer something to hide.
It's that time of year again. The days are getting longer, showing off your lily-white legs is not quite suicidal and everything just seems easier.
With Auckland Art Gallery - Toi o Tamaki finally opening its doors to the public on Saturday, it's a great time to think about the thriving art scene around town.
With New Zealand Fashion Week kicking off today, there is no better time to call in the professionals to help you get all dolled up and feeling like a million bucks.
It's never hard to find an excuse to head to the movies. Entertainment writer Bridget Jones gives a rundown on the best cinemas in town.
Dating. For some people it's a necessary evil while others see things a bit more romantically. Either way, coming up with new places to go and things to do when wooing your beau is tough.
Forget all this talk about digital downloads, it is a scientifically proven fact that music is better when you can hold it in your hands. And here in Auckland we have some of the coolest, most interesting record stores around.
Winter mornings are hard and sometimes the only thing that helps is a strong, hot coffee. Entertainment writer Bridget Jones reveals her top five coffee spots in Auckland.