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Top Picnic takeaways in Takapuna

We already know that Takapuna is one of the best places in Auckland for picnic, due to it’s incredibly perfect beach, reserves and views (whether your looking at rolling waves and Rangitoto Island, or ducks, geese and lake views). But, what makes Takapuna even more of a perfect picnic venue? It’s also home to some of the BEST picnic food suppliers around! If you didn’t know – check out who tops the list of Best Picnic Spots in Auckland from Urban List.  We’ve gathered up a list of our top picks from some amazing local businesses, that cover a range of different tastes, needs and cuisines, to help make those hard decisions a little easier for your next bubble picnic. Need some ideas for things to

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How to “Support Local”?

We all want to help our local businesses recover from this hard lockdown, but how do we practically do this in the most effective way? Here are some quick and easy ways you can “Support Local” Go out for lunch, dinner or get takeaways more than you have done previously for the next few weeks. Purchase gift cards or vouchers from local businesses as presents for your whānau or business clients (maybe get your Christmas gifts early). Write a positive review of your experience on google, their website or local information site. Share your experience on your social media and community pages to encourage others to support the business. Go back to working in the office as soon as you can, supporting local by going

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The best of Level 3 takeaways in Takapuna

Great job everyone! Together we’ve done the mahi, and the reward is dropping down an alert level and getting access to takeaway food deliciousness. Takapuna has the goods on offer, and we’ve picked out a selection of awesome food we can’t wait to try again from local restaurants and cafés that are doing click & collect or delivery in Level 3. Remember to stay safe and respect the people working hard to prepare your food – wear a mask, be kind, and follow the rules and guidelines at each business. CRISPY FU – TUCKS AND BAO This crunchy and juicy plant-based delight comes in Tucks and Bao’s signature soft and tasty bao. Featuring crispy tofu, slaw, peanuts, and dairy-free sriracha mayo, it’s a flavour slam.

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What is open in Takapuna at Alert Level 3

Auckland is now at Alert Level 3, but there are still lots of Takapuna businesses open and ready to serve you. Here is a list of businesses that are open for business to make it easy for you to help us support our local businesses! (Please note, this page will be continuously updated, so if you know of – or run – a business that is open and not on this list, please let us know). If the below businesses opening aren’t enough of a reason to support local for you, check out some other reasons why shopping and supporting local businesses is important for our community and economy. Grocery New World Metro Shore City | Shore City Shopping Centre, Lvl1 | 09-869 2333www.newworld.co.nz/metro-shore-city – available for pickup and

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3 top Takapuna recipes to up your cooking game

Here’s a great trio of fantastic recipes to try out this week. Hit morning tea running with a plate of delicious hot blueberry scones à la Zomer Café. On the dinner menu is Nanam’s famous Salmon “Binalot” served in a banana leaf with candied walnuts and salad. And for dessert, put your feet up and enjoy a classic Mexico margarita. BLUEBERRY SCONES – ZOMER CAFÉ They may look like muffins, but these delightful scones are something a bit different to try your baking skills on. Easy to make and a guaranteed hit fresh out of the oven. Ingredients: 115g cold butter 260g flour 100g sugar 2 ½ tsp baking powder 220g frozen blueberries 120g cream 1 egg Brown sugar, for sprinkling Method: Preheat the oven

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Support your local business community during lockdown

While it’s going to be tough for all for the next while, we need to remember our local businesses that have been there for us in the past – from their opening hours, to sponsoring sports teams and events, to ordering that specific product for us. It’s now our turn to be there for them during this time of lock down. Below is a list of businesses that offer online purchasing of Gift Cards and E-Gift Vouchers that are still available for purchase. Know someone that has a birthday during the lockdown period? Send them an E-Gift Voucher to use after the lockdown. Want to treat your significant other to a date night after lockdown? Purchase an E-Gift Voucher now. Want to ensure a proper

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Father’s Day ideas from Takapuna!

Takapuna has just the thing for all Dad’s this Father’s Day! Need some ideas to show your appreciation for the great Dad in your life? We’ve got you covered – check out our ideas for all Dad’s below! While this Father’s Day might look a little different to previous years, Takapuna still has a great range of opportunities for you to show your Dad just how special he is. iStore has some fantastic treats for the tech-Dad’s that are after the latest devices and gadgets, and you can shop with them online for contactless delivery! Life Pharmacy Shore City has a great range of gifts, from after-shave to grooming essentials – everything the modern Dad needs to practice some self-care and keep himself looking and

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Congratulations to the Takapuna Shop and Win Winners!

We’re extremely excited to announce the #winners of our recent Takapuna Shop and Win promotion! Thank you to all those that shopped and dined in Takapuna over June and July, and then entered our prize draw. It was great to see so many people out and enjoying our wonderful local offering! The 2021 winners are: Main Prize – $6,000 travel package from Trafalgar Diana Bezuidenhout (shopped and won at Paper Plus Takapuna)  $1,000 Takapuna Shopping Sprees: Marjorie Lescano (shopped and won at Portmans) Piyathi Munasinghe (dined and won at WINNER WINNER) Tara Wylie (shopped and won at Farmers Takapuna) Christina Osborne (shopped and won at Farmers Takapuna) Congratulations to our winners! We hope you enjoy your travel Diana – when you’re able to! And that our shopping spree winners enjoy all their

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COVID-19 Lockdown – Essential Services in Takapuna still open

COVID-19 Lockdown – Essential Services in Takapuna are still open Please make sure you stay safe, look after yourselves, your families, friends and local communities by staying home and following the rules. What we do now, affects everyone in the coming weeks. The essential services that are open and continuing to trade in Takapuna during this time are below. New World Shore City (Open: 7am-8pm everyday, entry via Como St) Life Pharmacy Shore City (Open: 9am-6pm Mon-Sat, 10am – 4pm Sun, Entry though Anzac Street or from inside Shore City) Takapuna Pharmacy – 463 Lake Rd – Please Queue at the entrance Northstar Pharmacy – 62 Hurstmere Rd – (10am – 4pm Monday to Friday. Weekends closed) Pharmacy on Hurstmere – 99 Hurstmere Road –

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