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Every coffee you buy, every takeaway you get, every home delivered meal you order, supports our local hospitality industry. Hospitality in Auckland is one of the hardest hit industries due to COVID 19.  We thank you for helping them to get through this period, so they can continue to serve you in the future. To keep our famous hospitality scene in Auckland thriving after lockdown, let’s show our support for them.  “Every Coffee Counts” is a joint initiative by the following central Auckland business districts. Please visit their website to see what great hospitality options are available for you to enjoy.

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Takapuna Beach has your Home covered this Spring

Takapuna Beach is home to no less than 11 stores that provide for the home. Bardsleys Lighting & Design in Auburn Street; Bed Bath n Table in Shore City; Citta in Como Street; Creative and Brave in Shore City; Duck Limited in Shore City; Farmers in Shore City; Kitchens By Design in Byron Avenue; Resene on the corner of Auburn and Huron Streets; Shut the Front Door in Lake Road; Wallace Cotton in Hurstmere Road; Yoyoso in Shore City. Thanks to Channel Magazine for this great feature article! Check out the article on the Channel Magazine website here. Bardsleys Lighting & Design is a family-owned lighting store presenting premiere lighting imported from top designers around the globe, as well as products designed and made in New

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Fashion at the Beach

Over this Covid recovery period we have been encouraging locals to spend locally at our town centres with our ‘Do-it-Local’ campaign. The Shore has some of the best shopping in Auckland that we highlight constantly in Channel. It just makes sense for us to support our local retailers who have done it tough in 2020 and 2021. As we go through the rejuvenation of its town centre – the fantastic enhancements for Hurstmere Road and the development of the new town square – Takapuna Beach remains a leading shopping destination for just about anything you need. It is particularly strong in fashion. In this special Channel Mag ‘Fashion at the Beach’ feature we highlight the fashion and related options that are right here at Takapuna

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Hospitality Peoples’ Choice Awards 2021

Vote now for your favourite hospitality businesses, in the Taste of Takapuna 2021 Peoples’ Choice Awards! We want to show our support for all the amazing hospitality businesses in Takapuna, and give YOU the ability to share the love this month, by nominating your favourite places in Takapuna to eat, drink and indulge. There are 6 categories: Best Café, Best Restaurant, Best Takeaway, Best Drinks, Best Coffee and Best Sweet Treat – you can nominate any business in Takapuna that you think should win each category. You can vote for ANY hospitality (food and drink) business within Takapuna town centre, whether they are currently open and trading, or if they still remain closed. We think it’s the perfect time to show as many places that

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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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