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Time for a money health check-up?

We’ve got the financial advisors for you! When we can, us Kiwis love putting cash in the bank. Had a chunky payday from that overtime you did last month? Park that in the savings account. Flicked an old pair of skis on Facebook Marketplace? Nice, that’ll go in.  But what if you could grow your nest egg a little faster? When it comes to how we handle our money, a little professional help can go a long way. Luckily, we have some of Auckland’s most clued-up financial services for you, right here in Takapuna. Financial advice for every stage of life First off the rank for financial success usually looks an awful lot like your first home. Stop in at the ShareNZ Takapuna office for

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Takapuna Summer Photo Competition

AND THE WINNERS ARE …. Thank you to all those that entered – we had an incredible number of entries, with some absolutely stunning images of Takapuna, everyone looks like they had an amazing summer in Takapuna! From over 260 entries, we managed to select a Top 20, and from there, the winning Top 3 – so check out the winners below! TOP THREE: Rest of the TOP 20: (in no particular order) CONGRATULATIONS to all our winners, it was so tough picking the Top 3! But we loved looking through all of the entries, and want to thank each and every person for sharing with us their summer moments in Takapuna. We can’t wait to get through this winter and do it all again

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Beat the chill: Restaurants to warm up while dining out

Isn’t autumn delicious? We just love hunkering down in a lovely warm restaurant, ordering a plate of something savoury and satisfying. So, just for you, we’ve hunted out eight top Takapuna spots to eat up hearty and watch the raindrops run down the windows. 1. Dinner and dessert at Regatta Bar & Eatery You can’t beat a sea view at any time of year, especially when you can dine on something delectable. With panoramic glass to see the weather (and heaters to stop you feeling it), Regatta is the perfect spot to snug up. We’re picking the beef short rib with tasty parmesan polenta and eggplant relish and rounding out with the indulgent baked belgian chocolate custard – and we’re asking for a little extra

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WIN a Takapuna Date Night at the Movies!

As we head in to the cooler months of the year, we know it can be a little harder to find the motivation to go out – so we thought we’d make it easier and give away some FREE movie dates! We’re teaming up with the wonderful crew at Takapuna Beachside Cinema to give away a cinema’s-worth of double-passes (100 tickets! 😮) to one of FOUR movie screenings! All you need to do is REGISTER BELOW for the ballot, and you’re in the draw! There will be FOUR movie screenings, and and a new ballot will open for each individual screening. Recipients will be drawn at random the Friday before the movie date. If you’re a lucky recipient – we ask that you please head out for

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Get your taxes sorted in Takapuna

It’s tax time! Get your books in order with these local accounting services. Simplify your taxes with top Auckland accounting firms, right here in Takapuna. It’s the time of year to get your ducks in a row – and no, we’re not talking delicious Duck Island ice creams. We’re talking taxes. Fortunately we’re here with seven outstanding accounting businesses that make taxes a cinch. And with offices in Takapuna, you won’t even have to cross the bridge to get your books in order for the end of financial year. BDO: The heavyweights Right here on the North Shore, international accounting network BDO stands tall with its extensive auditing and accounting expertise. Catering to business owners, corporates, and entrepreneurs, BDO’s office in Takapuna is a hub

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Glow up: our Takapuna pamper guide!

What to do when it feels like that work-life is in full swing and the holidays feel a little distant? We say pamper! Restoke your inner glow and find a little zen in Takapuna, our own little corner of Auckland’s fabulous health, wellbeing and beauty scene. Relax and unwind First stop: lose the tension and soak up the warmth.  Slow down in Slöwe Studio’s private saunas in a solo session or with a friend. The clever infrared saunas melt the stress away and leave you feeling bright and light as a feather. Contrast with an ice bath for a sensually shivery experience that’ll leave you charged up and ready for life. First time sweating it out? No problem, the lovely Slöwe team have got your

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Takapuna trending – what’s new this summer

It’s a new year and Takapuna is positively bustling – new square, new treats, new studios, oh my! So read on for our rundown of the best of what’s fresh, and make a date to check it out yourself. Waiwharariki Anzac Square Out with the car parks, in with a beautiful new public space. Waiwharariki Anzac Square has been a delightful addition to the Takapuna cityscape this summer, replete with an artistically splashy water feature to cool off the summer heat.  This is a special part of Auckland, perfect for cute little festivals and markets. We love how the space flows and makes room for people to hang out, it really ties Takapuna together. The best new treats and places to taste Get a little

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Roll on the long summer evenings in Takapuna

This time of year in the North Shore feels a little special. Long, languid afternoons that turn into beautiful warm nights, time for yourself, your friends, your family.  It’s the perfect time for post work treats and a little fun before calling it a night. We get that sweet long summer, December to April, so let’s make the most of it! Treat yourself to a Duck Island ice cream Ice cream and summer evening walks on the beach – try and name a better combo. Duck Island Takapuna delivers in spades (scoops?), with top notch cones, old-school ice cream sandwiches and milkshakes. Going gluten free? Ditched the dairy? Duck Island has you covered with deliciously clever vegan and allergy friendly options. Picnic, fun and games

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5 reasons to live in (or visit) sunny Takapuna

We reckon there’s no better place to live than right here in Takapuna. With so many cool things to see and do, here are just five of our top reasons to call this corner of the country home. Eating and drinking Takapuna boasts a plethora of places to eat and drink, with cafés, bars and restaurants to suit every taste bud. Take a stroll down Eat Street: Fortieth & Hurstmere – a groovy laneway home to seven of the best Takapuna eateries, or head to Regatta Bar & Eatery to enjoy a delicious meal on the beachside deck, taking in the stunning views of Takapuna Beach. With trendy bars, chic cafés, tasty takeaways and world flavours – including South-East Asian, Japanese, Colombian, and Italian all

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