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Get your yoga and Pilates on in Takapuna

Takapuna is your wellness destination. We’ve got a plethora of fitness and wellbeing centres, and you’ll see several of them running outdoor beach classes near The Strand in the summer. And, in a new addition to the Takapuna active scene, you can now gear up at the massive new lululemon store in Hurstmere Road. So whether you’re scheduling in a class after work or getting your stretch on before heading out for weekend brunch, these are the Takapuna Yoga and Pilates studios that will set you and your body up for success – and the unique ways each studio approaches exercise and wellbeing. Connect with your body at Kia Kaha Studios This beautiful fitness and health centre has all levels covered, from relaxing yin yoga

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Your guide to winter fashion in Takapuna

Time for a wardrobe tune-up? Feeling the chill? You’ll be blazing hot after a spree at some of these world-class and Takapuna-famous fashion stores. Here’s our guide to gearing up this winter. Go long with a good coat Cover up, create a silhouette, shelter from the weather, and look damn sharp doing it. We don’t know if you’ve heard yet, but just about every stylist anywhere is telling us green is the colour of the year – check out this beautiful Grace Coat from Kilt and Olive Double Breasted Coat from Portmans. Plaids are something a little different that’s also neutral and easy to wear – like this Central Park Coat from Federation – or go a little wild with something like this Houndstooth Check

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Enjoy a night out in Takapuna!

Regular and upcoming events and good times New to Takapuna? Visiting town? Or are you a Takapuna veteran looking for something new to fill your evenings and entertain your mates? Whatever the situation, there is a beachload of awesome ways to spend a night out here. You’ve obviously got the local bar scene, we’ve got a raft of fantastic local restaurants, and if you’re looking for something a bit special and different, there’s a whole lot of regular and upcoming events you should definitely have on your radar. Read on to find out more! Weekly events at The Elephant Wrestler Every Tuesday from 7pm is Trivia Quiz Night. Get your brainiest (or luckiest) team together, prepare for a bit of competitive fun, and win yourselves

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Work drinks inspiration in Takapuna

An opportunity to bond with your workmates, spin some yarns, complain about the boss – work drinks may well be the highlight of your working week. So, best not waste this precious time at a sub-standard venue. We’ve rounded up a few of our Takapuna favourites. For a more complete list of fantastic places to grab a drink with your workmates in Takapuna, check out our bars directory. ‘Refined’ business drinks at Regatta Bar & Eatery This is the place to start things off if you’re entertaining clients or when the boss has come out to play. Very nice venue, with a view of the beach and an impressive list of cocktails and mocktails for a classy evening with the co-workers. Drink of choice: Scapegrace

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Head in to Takapuna these School Holidays!

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! Shore City Shopping Centre There’s plenty to keep everyone entertained at Shore City these School Holidays – not to mention retail shopping, great food and coffee, sweet treats, ice cream and groceries too! Sunday 10th July: Suzy’s Shore City Teddy Bear’s Picnic Week 1, Monday 11th – Friday 15th we have BIG Games 10am – 2pm daily Week 2, Showtime’s at 11:30am.  Monday 18th & Thursday 21st – Bubble Show.  Tuesday 19th & Friday 22nd – Science Show.   All

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Meet the Bassist of The Wedding Singer!

Q&A: Haydan Hawkins, AKA Sammy The Wedding Singer’s bassist Last night was opening night of The Wedding Singer at the Bruce Mason Centre, and we celebrated by catching up with cast member Haydan Hawkins. Tell us about yourself in two sentences. “I have been acting and singing professionally for over 10 years now, I met my now wife on this show but she is no longer playing my love interest because she is pregnant with our first child. I absolutely love New Zealand and I want any excuse to come back and play here again.” Who do you play in The Wedding Singer? “I play Sammy, who is the bassist in the band and Robbie’s best friend.” What’s your part’s background? “He grew up in

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Explore the Takapuna Tree Light Trail!

We’re lighting up Takapuna! Just in time for the first annual Matariki holiday, we’ve introduced a new, twinkling fairy light trail to make your Takapuna nights a little brighter. Rug up warm and bring the kids, family and friends for a winter stroll along the Takapuna Fairy Light Trail. Meet up for a spot of dinner at one of Takapuna’s fabulous eateries, grab a hand-warming hot beverage, treat the kids to an ice-cream and wander through Takapuna and enjoy all the wonderful lights! LIGHTS ON from 5.30pm – 10.30pm Check out the handy map of all the fairy light locations below.

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Takapuna Winter Lights is back for 2022!

We’re bringing it back this July! 🤩❄️✨ Mark the calendars for this all-ages outdoor sensory experience in the heart of Takapuna! This special event is an amazing display of Illuminated Art, Music and performances that will excite and amaze you! Its also completely FREE! Takapuna Winter Lights will be held at Takapuna’s Hurstmere Road from 5pm to 10pm over four nights, 28-31 July 2022. The event is proudly brought to you by I Love Takapuna –  Takapuna Beach Business Association, SILO, AMD, Willis Bond, Go Media, Devonport Takapuna Local Board and Auckland Unlimited. Takapuna Winter Lights, in association with Auckland Unlimited, is proud to be part of Elemental AKL. Lights are on from 5-10pm, so dress up warm, pop in for a bite & drink

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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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