Consumerism

Five tips to shop normally at this abnormal time

It can be hard not to over-buy at the supermarket at the moment. Lines to get in the door can be half an hour long, and…

Eight Aucklanders tell us the last thing they bought before lockdown

New Zealand is two days into a four-week lockdown to stop the spread of Covid-19. The only shops open for the next month are supermarkets, pharmacies…

The uni student curing our shopping addiction with an app

If the entire world matched New Zealand’s consumption habits, we’d need two and a half planets to sustain us.

Otago University student Magdeline Huang has an idea…

The cost of Christmas

Hey you, put down that plastic reindeer that poops out jelly beans - no one needs it.

IntRe:pid - Christmas Markets in Kraków

While we're starting to swelter, our pals in the Northern Hemisphere are layering up and hitting the Christmas markets. These ones in Poland are festive AF…

A Saint or Santa?

How did we get from a generous and caring saint to a clinically obese Santa? It has to do with churches and Coca Cola. Here's the…

Are diamonds really your best friend?

Spending two months salary on an engagement ring - myth, marketing or a must-do? We talked to Petra Bettjeman Jewellery about who your new sparkly best…

Op Shopping

Op shopping: materialism for the eco-friendly or budget-conscious millennial. We gave our seasoned thrifters $50 and 30 minutes in Paper Bag Princess Auckland to get their…

What came of the Occupy Movement?

The Occupy movement was designed to open up debate around the problems of capitalism, but what did it actually achieve? And was that even the point?

New Zealand's tool library

So you want to build a house but you don't even own a hammer? No worries! Pop along to the tool library where you can loan…

Swap it Like It's Hot

There's a new way to shop and you don't have to spend a cent!
The Auckland Libraries' event Swap It Like It's Hot let shoppers trade…

Why is it so hard to buy milk in glass bottles?

Meet Julian from Oaklands, he's championing sustainability by running a company sellingl miraka in glass bottles. So why aren't bigger dairy companies doing the same?

What is a hypebeast?

Aiden from Parlour explains exactly what a hypebeast is and why people queue for hours for the latest gear 🛍👟📱

Vintage Fashion

The Very Vintage Day Out is an event where lovers of all things vintage get together. We went and had a nosey to see what all…

Why are we eating whitebait when it's at risk of extinction?

Whitebait fritters are a New Zealand delicacy but dwindling numbers of these tiny fish due to a multitude of reasons mean that it could be off…

Would you live in a tiny house?

After spending 6 months in Thailand with what she had on her back, Gina realised she could live a more minimal lifestyle. Take a look around…

Why do custom frames cost so much?

Professional framing, you might be surprised at how affordable it really is...