About Localist

Hidden gems, local culture and the things you have to explore.

Our editors discover them first and share them with you here.

At Localist we believe in 3 Awesome Truths.

  • New Zealand's full of awesome people doing awesome things.

  • You'll never discover all the awesomeness by yourself.

  • Everything's more awesome when it comes with a story.

Our purpose is to inspire you to love local

We're here to help you share your stories,

make discoveries and connect with the people and things you'll love.

Looking for something to discover?

We’ve got you covered. The Localist community is all about promoting what’s awesome in your local area. You’ll find genuine reviews and recommendations here because of the great connection between local businesses and their customers, both new and old.