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Top Date ideas in Takapuna this Valentine’s Day

Top Date ideas in Takapuna this Valentine’s Day   Whether you’re wanting to make a good first impression, or just simply want to treat your other half this Valentine’s Day – Takapuna has you covered! From romantic dinners, to dessert treats, to adventure activities, you can find your perfect date right here in Takapuna.     The classic – Romantic Dinner for two  Takapuna has the best of the best when it comes to cuisine and dining. First off the rank – the wonderful Regatta Bar and Eatery, with sea views and delicious meals. For something slightly more relaxed, but as equally delicious, there’s The Elephant Wrestler, Franc’s Bar & Diner or Catnapper Arms. Or why not try a new cuisine, at Nanam, Tok Tok, Thai

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Auckland’s First Ever Beach Mat Launches at Takapuna Beach

Auckland’s First Ever Beach Mat Launches at Takapuna Beach The beach mat will be the first of its kind in Auckland, helping to make our beaches a more accessible space for everyone to enjoy this summer. YES Disability Resource Centre and I-Lead working in collaboration with the Auckland Council and the disability Community, will be launching the laying of the first ever accessible beach mat to appear in Auckland on Saturday 5th of December, 2020 along Takapuna Beach. ‘We have always dreamed of Takapuna being the most accessible beach in Auckland” says Sonia Thursby, CEO of YES Disability Resource Centre. People who use wheelchairs, walkers and have mobility restrictions can now easily access our beautiful beach” With 1 in 4  of New Zealanders living with

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Watch the world’s fastest yachts compete in Takapuna!

Watch the world’s fastest yachts compete in Takapuna! Head down to Takapuna Beach to watch the fastest yachts in the world compete from the best seats in the house! Pick your spot on Takapuna’s natural grandstand to enjoy the amazing spectacle of the fasted yachts in the world competing in front of you and on the big screen with full commentary. This is the “F1” of yacht racing. After the racing, sit back, relax and enjoy some hit music from some of Aucklands best musicians. This event is paid for by our wonderful local Takapuna businesses – so please support them while you’re here There are over 150 places to eat and drink in Takapuna, so support local by grabbing some takeaways before heading to

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The Denizen: Best places to eat and drink in Takapuna!

The Denizen: Best places to eat and drink in Takapuna! “From morning coffee to decadent dessert, these are the best places to eat and drink in Takapuna! When it comes to food and drink, Takapuna is one of Auckland’s steadily and consistently expanding areas. Whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner you’re seeking, a spot of dessert or even somewhere to sip a few cocktails, these are the best places in Takapuna to satisfy any and all cravings.” We completely agree, and love that The Denizen has just recently picked up and featured some of our favourite Takapuna eateries and cafes! From the caffiene of Holy Shot and Ark Coffee, to breakfast at Honey Cafe and Mimosa,to lunch at Mamak and French Rendez-vous Café, to Regatta Bar for

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Talking Takapuna – Sept 2020

Talking Takapuna – September 2020 Check out our brand new video update about what’s happening in Takapuna around developments, future plans and events, with Chief Executive Terence Harpur. Thanks to our local Kor Creative for creating this video.

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America’s Cup mural design competition with $5000 up for grabs!

America’s Cup mural design competition with $5000 up for grabs! Help us celebrate Takapuna being the grandstand for the 36th America’s Cup with a great design here! Channel Magazine, Benefitz and the Takapuna Beach Business Association have teamed up to produce a massive mural celebrating the 36th America’s Cup that is coming to our shore’s late this year and early next. Action starts in mid-December with the America’s Cup World Series. The Prada Cup is held in January and February and then the main event, the America’s Cup, is on between March 6th and 21st. The owners of a prominent building in Takapuna have provided permission to install a massive mural on the side of their building to liven up the place for the America’s

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Father’s Day in Takapuna!

Treat Dad to local, this Father’s Day with treats from Takapuna! We know it’s been hard all round this year, so with Father’s Day coming up next week, why not show some love to the wonderful Dad or father-figure in your life, as well as show some love for a local business at the same time, and get your gift or celebratory meal from a local business this year! Takapuna has just the thing for any and all kinds of Dad’s – visit one of the many retail stores throughout Shore City Shopping Centre, or along Hurstmere Rd like Life for Men, Paper Plus, iStore, Merrell and Retrospace. Treat him to Father’s Day lunch at one of the many cafe’s like Zomer, Massimo, Joe’s Eatery, Honey Cafe, Street Organics, Centro and Good One, or dinner at Francs, Regatta, Tokyo Bay, Elephant Wrestler, Aubergine, Lake Dumplings, Fortune Fountain or Madam

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Support your Local: Meet the faces of Takapuna businesses – Pt. 3

Introducing the faces behind your favourite local businesses in Takapuna! It’s been a hard and unprecedented time for business and life across the board, so we thought we would introduce you to some of the wonderful people responsible for your favourite shops, eateries and businesses across Takapuna, so you can get to know a bit about them and their love for Takapuna and their customers! If we want to keep Takapuna as the vibrant, fun place we all love – we need YOU to help, to SHOP LOCAL and support our local businesses now more than ever. Jam Café: Staying on point in hospitality Judah McDonald and Tamara Tait are the team from popular Jam Café on Hurstmere Green. Tamara is the manager and Judah is the

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Try Curling in Takapuna for FREE these school holidays!

Have you ever wanted to try Curling? Wondered about how to play Now you can! 🥌🥌🥌 Visit Takapuna these school holidays, and show a receipt from your lunch, coffee date or shopping trip (over $20) from anytime in the past 48hours, and you’ll get to have a go at Curling for FREE! 🏆 Challenge your family and friends, and find the curling champ of your group, then take your winner’s photo with the Curling Cup Trophy. No bookings required – just show up with your receipt during event hours. Enjoy some winter fun for the whole family – we recommend players are aged 5yrs+, and parental guidance is necessary. WHEN: Friday, 10th July: 10am – 8pm Saturday, 11th July: 10am – 8pm Sunday, 12th July:

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