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    Auckland vs Sydney: Enjoying home.

    Sydney is famous for its harbour, its Opera House, its beaches and its shopping. A year ago “Sydney” was an easy weekend getaway. So until we have the trans-tasman bubble sorted out and we are free to venture around our “Island bubble”, let’s see how they match up. It’s free…

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    Graham Young – Artist – Graham quips that his wife “saved him” from becoming either a troubled rockstar or an average football player. Originally born in Liverpool he immigrated to Auckland in the 80’s with his family. During his school days, his parents encouraged him to get a trade, so…

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    Coffee News HQ: Pukekohe

    On Monday, Aucklife ventured to Coffee News HQ in Pukekohe to talk to Helen Fisher (The boss lady) about the return of Coffee News on June 8th after taking a short hiatus due to Covid-19. Currently you can get your local edition Coffee News online here. How did you get…

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    Rupas Cafe: Freemans Bay

    Nestled on the corner of Wellington St and Hepburn Street is a popular local institution “Rupa’s Café”. Probably one of the first things that you’ll notice while waiting for your order is that the proprietors know their customers by name. In the morning, it’s a hub of cheerful kids, sleepy…

  • Articles,  Parnell

    Partners in Crime: Parnell

    A self-designed bar with a wide range of drinks (check out their cocktail video’s here) combined with an outdoor pizza oven, and some great indoor and outdoor seating in the heart of Parnell. The owners have a created a special place for “partners in crime”. It’s a dog friendly bar…

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    Sky Tower At Level 2

    It was brisk and sunny outside as had been the majority of mornings of late. This morning was different, it was the first morning of level 2. And we were off to the reopening of the Sky Tower. As a friend and I ventured back into the cbd, we remarked…

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    Eight reasons to be a proud Aucklander

    Here in Auckland we love to moan about the traffic and the weather and the price of housing. But, despite these things, we still love our beautiful city and we’re proud to live here. Why? Here’s a list of eight things that make us proud to be Aucklanders.

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    Why we think Auckland is better than Dunedin

    Auckland vs Dunedin It was New Zealand’s first city, thanks to the influx of people searching for gold in the 1860s, and Dunedin has long been a popular place to live due to its affordable housing, laid-back lifestyle, and the beauty of the wider Otago region. But we prefer to…