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Get your home interiors looking ‘so 2023’

We’re well into the new year and let’s face it, it’s probably been a while since you gave your home a spruce-up. If you just fancy some funky new accessories for a bright new look, we have heaps of excellent stores right here in Takapuna, catering to all styles and budgets. Check out our suggestions of neat home furniture stores on the North Shore to complete your home refresh. BoConcept For sophisticated, modern and minimalist furniture, it’s got to be BoConcept – Denmark’s most global furniture brand. Synonymous with Danish creativity and craftsmanship, and with a focus on sleek designs, natural timbers and neutral colours, BoConcept’s furniture is elegant and functional. Style: Scandi modern Location: 21 Hurstmere Road Bed Bath N’ Table Experts in the

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Takeaway favourites for your Takapuna Beach picnic

It’s picnic time, and here’s how you can make the most of your day in the sun. Don’t waste precious beach time trotting around the supermarket getting supplies – pop into one of our amazing local restaurants, grab a tasty takeaway and head to beautiful Takapuna Beach. Here are our top recommendations. Pizza on the promenade Situated in The Strand, and a convenient two-minute walk to Takapuna Beach is Sal’s Authentic New York Pizza. Originating in 1975, Sal’s is the best authentic NY pizza you’ll find outside The Big Apple. Meat lovers will adore The Brooklyn – a delicious trio of speciality pepperoni, sausage and Italian meatballs set on a crispy base made from Sal’s signature slow-risen dough. Burgers on the beach If burgers are

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Top lunches for $15 or less in Takapuna

Out and about and feeling a bit peckish? Want a yummy work lunch at a great price? Luckily you won’t have to go far as we have many fine eateries right here at Takapuna offering hearty meals at a steal. Poké bowls @ Poké Poké Fresh, healthy and tasty, our choice for a delicious vegan lunch is the tofu and mushroom poké bowl from Poké Poké. Load it up with your choice of rice or salad and up to six toppings, with dressing and garnish. Price: $14.90Location: Shop 6/40 Hurstmere RoadBrowse the Poké Poké menu here Burgers @ Blazin Burger For a juicy burger lunch, Blazin Burger is the place to go. Options include beef burgers, chicken, pulled pork and a tasty vegan burger. We

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Your Takapuna back to school shopping guide

It’s that time of year again! The nippers are heading back to school. They’ll need to be loaded up with all the standard stationery and special items required for the actual learning. And on top of that, they probably want to look “cool”, or “fire”, or whatever it is that kids want to look this year. Great news ! There are some awesome shops right here in Takapuna that are stocking all the gear you need, and run by smart folks who can help you find the right stuff at the right price.  Here’s our handy guide to where to go for all your back-to-school needs. Stationery Getting together the school stationery list can be daunting for parents, but Paper Plus makes it easy. Simply

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 “A Day in the Life of Aucklanders” Exhibition

Takapuna is proud to host an outdoor street photography exhibition by the Auckland Festival of Photography, presented by Image Auckland and I Love Takapuna. This is the 2nd annual exhibition created from a selection of the best images from Auckland Photo Day 2022, celebrating A Day in the Life of Aucklanders. Whilst celebrated in a spirit of fun this event also fulfils the important role of documenting our life right here and now in the world we live in. The exclusive exhibition has been curated for the local community to enjoy over the summer months in Takapuna and includes images shot by photographers based around the North Shore, in Takapuna, Castor Bay, Beach Haven, Schnapper Rock & Greenhithe. Enjoy a walk around the town centre

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Essential accessories for hitting the beach!

We’re officially in summer and getting set for some glorious days down at Takapuna beach. Whether you’re a swimmer, surfer, sand stroller or sun soaker – grab your sunscreen and head to the sand and sea with these essential accessories. A.Kjaerbede Big Kayne Sunglasses Why: Protect your peepers with these fashion-forward large frame sunglasses. In cream and black tortoiseshell, these stylish sunnies have scratch-resistant lenses that provide UV 400 protection against the sun.   Where to get it: RUBY How much: $79.00 Federation Bucket Hat Why: For effortless cool, bucket hats are all the go this season. In sky-blue with rough painted colour swirls and made from 100% cotton fabric, you’ll be turning heads on the beach this summer.  Where to get it: Federation How much:

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What’s on in Takapuna this summer

With events back in full swing, it’s going to be an awesome summer to be out and about enjoying live entertainment here in Takapuna. Check out some of the fantastic events happening in our town over the next couple of months. Takapuna Beach Summer Days Festival 2023 Starting at 10am, bring the kids to the beach and enjoy a wide variety of family entertainment and activities. From 3pm until 7pm, jam with amazing Kiwi artists Tobias, Encore, and The Renegades as they perform your favourite hits on stage. When: Saturday 21 January Where: Takapuna Beach Reserve FREE and open to the whole community Re:generate Fashion Market Re:generate Markets provide the opportunity for fashion lovers to shop vintage and preloved. There’s nothing quite like getting together

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Takapuna Playground: Review & what’s next!

With a new extension coming to our amazing beachfront kids’ playground at Gould Reserve, we wanted to take a look at its history and all the cool stuff on offer at this all-ages all-abilities playground.. You should definitely bring your kids down to the Takapuna Beach Playground – and here’s why: Just visiting town? Long time admirer, first time player? Looking after someone else’s kids and need something awesome to burn off some energy? If you haven’t been here yet, you should remedy that ASAP. First thing you’ll notice is the MASSIVE tower. Kids (and adults, let’s face it) have an in-built need to be at the top of towers. Release them and they’ll be up the ladders in a flash, popping out the three

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Talking sunshine & seaside dining with Andy at Regatta

Regatta Bar & Eatery is a seaside destination that doubles in size in the sunny seasons as the bifold doors open up and connect the establishment with its environment. Raised on a hill overlooking the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto Island, it’s got what we think is the best seaside dining view in Auckland. It’s the kind of place you can feel comfortable walking in off the beach in your jandals for a burger and a beer, then at dinner time you can get dressed up and have a proper dining experience.  In celebration of this month’s Taste of Takapuna awards, we caught up with Regatta owner Andy Ruzich to talk about local food and happenings. We’re here to talk food, so can you tell us

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