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Takapuna Winter Lights is back for 2022!

We’re bringing it back this July! 🤩❄️✨ Takapuna Winter Lights in association with Auckland Unlimited is proud to be part of Elemental AKL. The Takapuna community will come together to keep winter alive for four nights this July. The all-ages outdoor sensory experience is a free event in the heart of Takapuna that will bring communities and families together and is on its way to becoming an annual highlight on the Takapuna arts and cultural calendar. Takapuna Winter Lights will be held at Takapuna’s Hurstmere Road and Green, 28-31 July 2022 and is proudly brought to you by the Takapuna Beach Business Association, SILO, AMD, Go Media, Devonport Takapuna Local Board and Auckland Unlimited. Lights are on from 5-10pm, so dress up warm, pop in

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“Tipua” Takapuna Sculpture Exhibition

I Love Takapuna and the Lake House Arts Centre are proud to present “Tipua” – Takapuna Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. The exhibition is FREE to attend, and features over 20 outdoor sculptures of new and traditional Whakairo sculptures created by local artists. WHEN: Saturday 21st & Sunday 22 May TIME: 10am – 5pm WHERE: Hurstmere Green, Takapuna Sculptures will be displayed along Hurstmere Road and in Hurstmere Green, and there will also be live carving and workshops from 1-4pm on Saturday and an Art Market on Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Come along and discover some amazing sculptures while enjoying the open air, beach atmosphere of Takapuna!

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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 Monterey Lounge Cinema to give away a cinema’s-worth of double-passes (100 tickets! 😮) to a movie screening, every week from 18 May – 6 July. All you need to do is REGISTER BELOW for the ballot, and you’re in the draw! Every week will be a different movie, and the ballots will be released in two week blocks. Recipients will be drawn at random the week before the movie date. If you’re a lucky recipient –

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Have a Dog’s Day Out in Takapuna

Auckland’s newest Dog Day Out comes to the North Shore! I Love Takapuna presents Takapuna Dog Day Out – a free family friendly event, featuring all sorts of workshops to dip your paws into and market stalls bursting with the coolest pup related products you could wag your tail at! Takapuna beach has been long recognised as a dog walkers paradise on lead from 10am-2pm during winter. WHERE: Hurstmere Green (49 Hurstmere Rd), Takapuna WHEN: Saturday 14th May 20229am – 2pm Takapuna has many dog friendly cafes so bring your four legged friend for a fun filled family feasting day out. Check out all the dining options in Takapuna, here! FREE ENTRY to event, workshops & dog runway. SCHEDULE: 9am – Gates are open, best

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Aotearoa Music Photography Exhibit

Image Auckland and I Love Takapuna presents a special exhibition celebrating Music, Concerts and Performances in New Zealand. The exhibition is a selection of entries from the first Aotearoa Music Photography Award in 2021 in a walk-by street exhibition in the heart of Takapuna from May to July 2022. (Image: Stella Gardiner; Benee – Peachy Keen Festival, Wellington) Professional and amateur photographers alike were invited to send in their images taken at live gigs, concerts, backstage or at Festival or community events. All genres and styles of photography were welcome as long as they were music related. All images were taken in Aotearoa by a great selection of NZ based photographers, photographing both New Zealand and international acts. WHEN: May 2nd, 2022 – August 2nd,

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School Holiday activities in Takapuna!

Looking for some free, family fun to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Takapuna has you covered. There are so many things to do in Takapuna that are perfect for school holiday adventures – check out our handy list of ideas and places to go! TAKAPUNA EASTER HOLIDAY HUNT Between 9th April – 1st May, bring the kids in to Takapuna for a FREE Easter Holiday Hunt! Collect a map from Shore City Shopping Centre, navigate your way around Takapuna to the locations, complete the activities, then return with your completed map to Shore City to redeem a sweet Easter treat! Check out more information here. BURGER BURGER – School Holiday Kid’s deal! During the Easter Holiday Hunt, the Burger Burger Bunny will be shaking up an

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Celebrate Easter in Takapuna!

The annual Takapuna Easter Holiday Hunt is back for 2022! It may look a little different again this year, but you can still have lots of FREE fun and exploration around Takapuna this Easter – and over the school holidays! From Saturday April 9th, bring the kids and family into Takapuna to take part in the free Easter Holiday Hunt. Grab a map for the kids from Shore City (or the latest Channel Magazine, Rangitoto Observer or Devonport Flagstaff!), follow the map around Takapuna completing the activities at each location. Receive your stamp, sticker, or write your answer on your map, then take the completed map back to Shore City to claim a sweet Easter treat! The trail will run for the entire school holidays

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Back to the office: Time to make a move

With the country now learning how to live with the current situation, it’s time to make a move. Back to the office, back to your city and town centre and to enjoying all the fun and unique things that come with it. From delicious barista-made coffees to the return of team morning teas, and the abundance of choice that comes with what to have or lunch. Celebrate that your neighbours are once again, great cafes, restaurants and eateries. There’s so much to rediscover – like new public spaces and retail stores, and of course, all the great bars nearby – because let’s face it, real drinks beat Zoom drinks, period! Plus, there’s nothing quite like face-to-face collaboration with colleagues for bouncing around ideas. Whether it’s

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Whānau-friendly dining in Takapuna

Itching to get out and eat? Have someone else do the dishes and take your family out to one of Takapuna’s buzzing family-friendly, kid-friendly and tastylicious dining establishments. We’ve got cafes, restaurants, takeaways and desserts for everyone in your whānau. ZOMER CAFÉ We say it’s family friendly, but really it’s more like a family home. With fun, colourful décor and super-friendly team, it’s kind of like visiting an eclectic aunt’s house for a meal everyone’s going to love. Kids will like that there’s French toast, burgers and fish & chips on the menu, and the big kids can choose from everything from full breakfast to plant-based granola. Not to mention the colourful cakes and cabinet food. I love Takapuna recommends For the kids: French toast

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