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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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Shop in Takapuna and you could WIN over $10,000 of prizes!

Shop in Takapuna and you could WIN over $10,000 of prizes! ENTER YOUR CODES HERE! Shop in Takapuna for your chance to win, with over $10,000 of prizes to giveaway!* Simply spend $20 or more in any participating Takapuna business – hospitality or retail, or anywhere you see the poster – from NOW until Saturday 31st July 2021, receive your unique code, enter online and you’re in to win! Main Prize: A $6,000 guided holiday package from Trafalgar Second Prizes: FOUR $1,000 Takapuna Shopping Sprees Bonus Prizes: a number of $100 local dining vouchers to give away during 1 June – 31 July. Want to know where to shop for entry codes? Check out the list of participating businesses below! *T’s and C’s apply. Promotion runs from 1

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Takapuna Mother’s Day Guide

Takapuna Mother’s Day Guide Need to find that perfect way to spoil and thank that special Mum in your life? Takapuna has you covered. From gifts to relaxing opportunities, to treats and activity ideas, Takapuna has just the thing for every Mum this Mother’s Day! Gifts and surprises: Takapuna is home to some fantastic retail stores. Hit up Hurstmere Road for high-end fashion at Augustine, luxurious homewares at Wallace Cotton, something sparkly at Fifth Avenue, top quality activewear at Lululemon, top makeup and skincare at Mecca Cosmetica and the newest tech and gadgets at the Apple iStore. If you’re still looking – head in to Shore City Shopping Centre for more retail options, like clothing at Duck Limited, amazing local art and gift ideas at Creative

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What to do in Takapuna these school holidays

What to do in Takapuna these school holidays Looking for some free, family fun to keep the kids entertained these school holidays? Takapuna has you covered. There are so many things to do in Takapuna that are perfect for school holiday adventures – check out our handy list of ideas and places to go! Takapuna Holiday Hunt Bring the kids into Takapuna these school holidays for some FREE exploration and fun! Complete the I Love Takapuna Holiday Hunt to redeem your free sweet treats! Simply: Start by visiting the Takapuna Library to register* and pick up a map (anytime from the 10th!) Follow the map to the local businesses, complete their activity and receive a stamp Return to the Library and show your completed map to

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Bring your team back to the office and WIN!

Bring your team back to the office and WIN! Hey Office Workers, we miss you! Get your teams back into the office, and you could WIN an office shout! We want to see you and your team enjoying work life back at the office, so send us a photo of your team, and we’ll put you in the draw to win a $100 office shout! How to enter: Simply email us a photo of you and your team / colleagues enjoying time back in the office along with your name / business name and contact information – and you’re in the draw! PRIZE: We will be giving away 1x $100 office shout (towards some local catering for your choice of morning tea / lunch / afternoon

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38 Hurstmere Ices up with the Arrival of the Takapuna Ice Rink!

38 Hurstmere Ices up with the Arrival of the Takapuna Ice Rink! Paradice Events in conjunction with the Takapuna Beach Business Association presents the Takapuna Ice Rink. Get your skates on for icy fun at the Takapuna Ice Rink from Saturday 17 April to Sunday 2 May at 38 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna. 38 Hurstmere will set the scene for the arrival of the sparkling ice rink for the first time! The fully covered, 10m by 25 m, 100% pure ice rink provides fun for all ages. Skate to the latest hits under the festoon and disco lights. The Takapuna Ice Rink will provide excitement for the young and young at heart, guaranteeing icy fun and the coolest time! Opening hours: 10 am to 10 pm Saturday 17 April – Sunday 2

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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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