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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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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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