Profile: Simon Kirikau – Smokepit & Buoy

Smokepit & Buoy

Simon is the Executive Chef at Smokepit & Buoy restaurant, within The Spencer Hotel in Takapuna Tell us about the best thing that’s happened/happening in your year Definitely the highlight of 2021 has been that I got married!  We had an intimate wedding in our back garden, and of course, I organised and cooked all […]

Profile: Joseph-Paul Geo – Joe’s Eatery

Joes Eatery

Joe’s Eatery: Sharing the love of food Joseph-Paul Geo is Joe of Joe’s Eatery. He’s originally from India and has been in New Zealand for the last 23 years. His eponymous Eatery arrived on Hurstmere Road in July 2019, and quickly gained a reputation for seriously great coffee, delicious food, great wines and craft beers. Better […]

Profile: Steve Shute – The Elephant Wrestler

When was the last time you had a weekend off? What did you do with it? The last weekend I had off was probably in July. I spent the weekend with my family. Nothing over exciting. When you are in fast paced somewhat “noisy” environment all the time it is nice to just take time […]

Profile: Saul Stevens – Zomer Cafe

It’s Summer all year round at Zomer! Like many North Shore locals, Saul Stevens is from the UK. He moved to New Zealand to experience “the world-famous Kiwi lifestyle” and “instantly fell in love with Takapuna”. Also like many others, he’s here to stay. Saul has managed Zomer Café on The Strand for more than […]

Profile: Andy Ruzich – Regatta Bar & Eatery

Regatta Bar & Eatery – Business inspired by Takapuna Beach Andy Ruzich opened Regatta Bar & Eatery on the Takapuna Beach waterfront, inspired by “following my GPS to a deserted car park along Takapuna Beach one early morning and realising with astonishment that this stunning beach and location was an untapped treasure”. The new development […]

Deal: Flying Horse Combo

Flying Horse Takapuna provide one of the BEST Fish and Chip / Chinese Takeaway options in Takapuna – and they’re here with a fantastic Taste of Takapuna deal for you! For $36 you can enjoy: Special Fried Rice Sweet & Sour Pork 6x Wontons So grab your bubble, your significant other (or, you know, no […]

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 […]