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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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Hurstmere Road upgrade - stage 3 complete

Hurstmere Road transformation enters last stage of construction

Auckland Council’s transformation of Takapuna’s main street is now entering its final stage of construction, with exciting new features of the revitalised boulevard already being enjoyed. In the completed sections, Hurstmere Road now boasts wider high-quality pavements, new timber seating and stonework walls, offering more space for pedestrians, outdoor dining and events. The street has also become greener with plantings of Puriri and Tī kōuka trees in five new garden beds and in two of the street’s new rain gardens, which are now actively cleaning water run-off from Hurstmere Road before it drains to Takapuna Beach. Welcoming the news, North Shore Councillor Richard Hills said it was exciting to see the upgrade already delivering a greener and more people-friendly environment that will better serve local

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things to do in takapuna - dine at The Elephant Wrestler

Lots to do at Takapuna Beach!

Despite the colder months being upon us there is a great deal happening on the North Shore in July, with the Takapuna area – bordered by Devonport and Milford – being at the centre of things. Takapuna Beach Business Association CEO Terence Harpur reckons there are not too many places better to dine and take in a show. He may well be right. The area is home to many theatres, performing arts centres and commercial entities providing live shows, entertainment and great hospitality. Near central Takapuna you will find the Bruce Mason Centre, The Pumphouse, Monterey Lounge Cinema as well as special event venues EscapeHQ and ThrillZone. The Lake House Arts Centre is close-by as well. Takapuna is also home to some of Auckland’s best

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Around the world in Takapuna

Around the world in Takapuna Over the years, the streets of Takapuna have become enriched with a vibrant mix of cultures and varied cuisines. Authentic, made with love and passed down through generations, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Takapuna restaurants from around the globe and their signature dishes that you must try… Nanam’s ‘taco pao’ has been their signature dish since they first started out in a tiny stall at the Auckland Night Markets. Inspired by siopao (steamed buns), the vibrant beetroot pao is made fresh in house and served with ‘humba’ – a Filipino braised pork dish – and house-made condiments and pickles. “Our customers love it because it’s an example of our simple but creative approach to the dishes we do at

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Creative & Brave: Matariki – BORROWED EARTH STUDIO VISIT

Creative & Brave: Matariki – Borrowed Earth Studio Visit Matariki has always been a very special event for Creative & Brave. It is an important time for personal reflection, for taking that little bit of time that you need for yourself and for your family. A time to just be with those you love and remember those who have passed. It is also a time to prepare for the onset of winter and ensure you and those in your community are all stocked up for the colder months. Traditionally this is a time of harvest, of gifting food, and planning or preparing the ground for the new year’s crops. The night sets in pretty quickly now so there will be many opportunities to head out

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Celebrate Winter at Takapuna Winter Lights!

Celebrate Winter at Takapuna Winter Lights! The Takapuna community will come together to brighten two nights this July at the spectacular Takapuna Winter Lights festival as part of the Elemental AKL festival. The all-ages outdoor sensory experience is a free event in the heart of Takapuna that will bring communities and families together and is expected to become an annual highlight on the Takapuna arts and cultural calendar. Visitors from far and wide will get the chance to experience Takapuna like never-before with illuminated art, music and performances from some of New Zealand’s best renowned creative talents as they band together to launch a cornerstone arts and culture event right in the heart of Takapuna. One of the country’s leading light artists Angus Muir (AMD)

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