Hayes Common's Lisa Quarrie on the Future of Hospitality and Adaption
Finest Fit Outs: Hamilton’s Most Aesthetically Pleasing Spaces
Hamilton may not boast the same abundance of hotspots as New Zealand's larger urban centres, yet it harbours establishments that stand in a league of their own. Here you’ll find some of the finest fit-outs in the country.
Hamilton’s Best Seats: Top Spots to Relax, Dine and Unwind
Hamilton's vibe is hard to pin down, but impossible to ignore. Emerging suburbs and hidden laneways lined with undiscovered gems paint the picture of a city undergoing an evolving urban transformation.
Hamilton’s Sixth Generation Dumpling Maker on the Craft and History of Handmade Dumplings
For Lei Wang, owner of Hamilton’s much-loved Dumpling House, making great food is how she shows her love and appreciation for the supportive community she now calls home. We spoke with her about her family’s history making authentic handmade dumplings, and she even shared some of her best tips with us.
Revive the Body and Mind - A Wellness Weekend in Hamilton
We all need to take a little time for ourselves every now and again. Wellness is easy to overlook when we’re busy, but taking care of ourselves is oh-so-important. Gone are the days when a gym session or fruit smoothie were the only ways we can do good by our bodies, instead they’ve been replaced with the idea of filling our cups, and we are here for it!!
A Guide to Crafty Brews and Bites in Hamilton Kirikiriroa
One of a Kind Finds in Hamilton
Discover one-of-a-kind finds for yourself or that special someone in Hamilton using our list of eight local luxury businesses.
Aotearoa's Underground Haunts, Rooftops and The In-betweens
Leafa Wilson’s Hamilton
I have been a multimedia performance artist for 30-odd years. I use the name on my birth certificate for my lifelong performative work ‘Olga Krause - Deutsche Kuenstlerin’. Leafa is my given ancestral name from my grandfather. We moved to Kirikiriroa-Hamilton 24 years ago and I have been curator of art at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga for almost 17 of those years. My field of expertise is art in all its manifestations. My husband Craig and I have six children and four (or nine including their siblings) precious mokopuna.
Tick Off Your Reading List At New Zealand’s Independent Bookshops
We’ve Found 8 Of The Best Chinese Restaurants In Hamilton
Fill Your Cup With Hamilton's Best Creative Boutiques and Galleries
Spend Consciously At Hamilton’s Best Sustainable Stores
Get Your Foodie Fix At Hamilton’s Best Healthy Eateries
Sink a superfood smoothie or smash back a vegan feast as you eat your way around Hamilton's wholesome food scene.
Dial-Up Summer With 10 Of The Best Things To Do In Hamilton
If there’s one way to make our favourite season even better, this is it.
Indulge in Retail Therapy, We've Found the Neatest Places to Shop in Hamilton
Hit the ground running in Hamilton and head out to see the best in retail the city has to offer. From clothing stores to bookshops, we’ve scoured the city from Hamilton East to Frankton for the neatest places to indulge in a bit of retail therapy.
12 Hours Raglan
Your guide to the best things to do in Raglan, Waikato
Making His Mark
Man With a Plan
A Good Life
The Trekker and Traveler
Scientists in the Kitchen
12 Hours Hamilton
The neatest things to see, eat, and do.
For a city that prides itself on sport and agriculture, Hamilton East is injecting a much-welcomed dose of creative flair to the Waikato region. Locally owned and operated ice cream and fried chicken joints lie opposite vintage shops, and down a converted alleyway you’ll find anything from yoga to modern-day grocers. A young and enthusiastic atmosphere makes this suburb a bubbly addition to the centre of town located just over the bridge. Known affectionately as ‘Irishtown’ in the mid 20th Century due to the high number of Irish inhabitants, Hamilton East now welcomes visitors from all around the globe, and most notably to the stunning Hamilton Gardens that sees about 1.3 million people through its gates every year.
The celebrity chef
A Guide to New Zealand's Coffee Roasters