A Snippet of all going on in Takapuna!
Retail Spotlight: Superette
Since opening their first Freeman's Bay store in 2002, Superette has made quite a name for themselves on the New Zealand fashion scene. Now with 5 retail stores across the country and a strong online presence, they’re showing no sign of slowing down yet.
Masterclass in Change
Master and Apprentice opened in February this year. It was a revolutionary change. The Hurstmere Road newcomer boasted light airy premises, a new approach to hospitality and a contemporary menu with plenty of sharing options.
Passion for Design
Kitchens by Design offers a complete design, manufacture and installation package for kitchens and for laundries, bathrooms, wardrobes and entertainment units. The design team works with hand-picked suppliers and manufacturers to create high quality cabinetry solutions.
Fresh, Healthy and Guilt-free
Poke Poke offers healthy, fresh, guilt-free Japanese-Hawaiian fusion food. It officially opened its doors in Fortieth & Hurstmere in Takapuna in May this year and has become a popular lunchtime option for locals.
Fundraising for a Special (Olympics) Cause
Some time around the middle of August, North Shore Special Olympians will carry the Special Olympics torch through the Takapuna CBD
Shore City's Multimillion Dollar Makeover
Shore City shopping centre is undergoing a multimillion transformation to reflect Takapuna’s beachside heritage and the area’s deluxe offering.
Free Winter School Holidays Fun at Shore City
Join us at Shore City for some scienterrific free school holiday fun this July.
Shop in Takapuna and Win a Holiday to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
We are warming up your winter and giving you the chance to win a trip for two to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia when you shop in Takapuna
Taste Takapuna: Bedford Soda & Liquor
Pretty cocktails, craft beer, meatballs, and American-diner style dishes. We're so chuffed to have Bedford Soda & Liquor in town!
Retail Spotlight: Andrea Moore
Takapuna, with it’s development into a true center of activity and ever-growing community of fashion houses, is the perfect place for Andrea Moore.
Retail Spotlight: Gourmet Heaven
Gourmet Heaven at 8 Anzac Street is our local hunt for delicious, artisan and Auckland-made products
Takapuna is Backing Black
Takapuna is backing black this month and we want all rugby fans to join us. Catch the games, show your support, win prizes!
Retail Spotlight: KILT Takapuna
In this day and age of big foreign brands coming to New Zealand, KILT aims to give locals and tourists the opportunity to shop for fashion items made and designed with love in New Zealand.
Talking Takapuna - June
Winter is here but in Takapuna the heat is on as we welcome all rugby fans!
Raising the Bar
Takapuna is Bedford’s first foray beyond Ponsonby Central, where, after three and a half years, it is well-known to locals.
Mother's Day Treats at Takapuna
Find out what Takapuna stores have in store for Mother's Day to help you out in planning your Mother's Day treat.
Build your own poke bowl in Takapuna!
We are glad to welcome a new addition to our ever-growing list of must-eats here at Takapuna: Poké Poké!
Calling all Takapuna Artists!
We are excited to announce that one of the owls for The Big Hoot art trail will be in Takapuna. We are searching for a local artist to bring it to life!
Message in a Mural
Artist Tess Sheerin is on a mission: To draw attention to the damaging effects of coastal pollution. And to draw, well paint, is literally the way she is doing this.
ThreadNZ: What's New and Cool in Takapuna
Megan Robinson of ThreadNZ checked out what’s new and cool in Takapuna.
Free School Holidays Fun at Shore City
Join us at Shore City for some magical free school holiday fun this April.
I Love My Ride: Takapuna Community Constable Andy Young
Takapuna's very own community constable has been featured as one of the stories in Auckland Transport's I Love My Ride and we are so proud of the example he is making!
ThreadNZ: I had a fantastic stay at The Spencer on Byron Hotel Takapuna
"I was invited in to stay to experience the hotel, based on Auckland’s North Shore, as well as their hotel restaurant Thyme, to share it with readers and take a visual diary of my stay."
Street food twist
Go to Mexico in Takapuna for a snack or a full-on sharing meal and you’ll experience fresh zingy flavours delivered with equally fresh ingredients.
We’re Having a Party…and a Puff!
As The PumpHouse’s 40th anniversary celebration launch draws near, we reflect on how far we’ve come as a grass-roots theatre space and what we bring to our local community.
Ocean Culture - Water lovers rejoice!
Check out Takapuna's latest hip new SUP, Surf, Cafe!
Master and Apprentice
Takapuna’s fast-growing reputation as one of Auckland best destinations for bars and eateries gets a further shot in the arm early in March with the launch of ‘Master and Apprentice’ a completely new craft beer bar and eatery being opened on Hurstmere Road.
St Patrick's Day Hurstmere Hooley!
Shillelaghs, shamrocks and shenanigans, it’s a day to eat, drink and be Irish – the world famous Hurstmere Hooley is on in Takapuna again for St Patrick’s Day – Friday March 17th.
Our favourite drinks on a sunny Takapuna day
Gather round, fellow summer lovers. Here at Takapuna Beach, we are still latching on our jandals and togs and we refuse to accept that summer is already over.
New Store Alert! The Smoothie Bowl
Try out their delicious and healthy Superfood Smoothie Bowls.
Bird on a Wire quickly established itself as a fixture in Takapuna after opening on Hurstmere Road almost two years ago.
Summer Fun in Takapuna!
Free tuktuk rides every Saturday for the whole of summer!
ANZ and Grant Elliott help Takapuna Cricket Club hit a six
Talented, cricket mad youngsters from Takapuna Cricket Club couldn’t believe their luck as International cricketer Grant Elliott coaches them for the day.
Meet the Team at Bailey Nelson - Hi Andrew!
He's travelled the world as an optometrist. Come sit with Andrew as he looks back.
Zomer Equals Summer
Zomer radiates a laid-back beachside atmosphere. Staff are friendly and helpful, seats outside maximise the morning sun, and the interior is warm and inviting.
Summer Days at Takapuna!
Takapuna Beach is your ultimate summer destination because the Summer Days Festival is happening from the 13th until the 15th of January right here!
Regatta Sunset Sessions
Regatta teamed up with DB Export Citrus to give you 6 more weeks of Sunset Sessions!
New park and ride facility to be trialled in Takapuna
As part of ongoing efforts to provide commuters with improved public transport options, Auckland Transport and the Harbourside Church are working together to trial a new joint park and ride amenity on Esmonde Road, Takapuna.
Santa & Song, Summer & Shakespeare
The PumpHouse have heaps in store for the summer!
Views from the Beach
'Tis the season to get shopping…. eating…. drinking…. being merry….
Takapuna Stylist Wins Top Award!
Our local stylist, Ruth Irwin, who has been working at Oscar & Co for the past 4 years, won HITO Trainer of the Year Award on Sunday night's Industry event.
My Story, Your Story - Together Builds Communities
Following a successful book launch, this ANCAD publication is now available for sale.
Shop & Win a $2000 Shopping Spree in Takapuna This Season!
Just shop at any participating retailers and be in to win! Terms and Conditions apply.
Strong Spines Supporting Hospice
This is your chance to get a heavily discounted spinal health check-up while supporting Hospice.
The End of the Golden Weather
To be held at Takapuna Beach on Christmas Day. Come along to see this Christmas classic!
Calling all shower singers….
“My singing voice is somewhere between a drunken apology and a plumbing problem.” - Colin Firth
Les Mills Outdoor Group Fitness classes are back for summer!
Every Sunday at Takapuna Beach. Free to everyone and you don't have to be a member!
Countdown to Christmas Carnival
Takapuna Grammar School is very pleased to have many of its students involved with and supporting the Takapuna Beach Christmas Carnival on Saturday 10th December from 11am until 4pm.
Cruise Show in Takapuna
Come talk to the experts in cruising
A more connected and attractive town centre is planned for Takapuna.
Bailey Nelson Spring Summer Collection
Wave goodbye to winter and celebrate summer in style.
Impress your friends and colleagues with a stunning antipasto platter from Gourmet Heaven.
I Love Takapuna Map with Exclusive Deals for Autumn and Winter!
Check out our I Love Takapuna map for autumn and winter filled with great deals and information on Takapuna Beach!
It's Taste of Takapuna month!
Get your taste buds ready because October is Taste of Takapuna month! See the fantastic offers of the very best Takapuna Beach hospitality providers and try them all throughout the month.
Free School Holidays Fun at Shore City!
Shore City is joining the circus this school holidays with lots of FREE fun for the kids!
The Art of Preserving the Past
On Lake House Arts's 20th anniversary, Channel Magazine's Christine Young explores the history of its home
Salted Caramel to Chocolate Mud
Bondie was originally scheduled to open in Takapuna in February. At that stage Takapuna was a cupcake-free zone. Now, she says, Takapuna is a cupcake war zone.
Home Fabrics: From 1958 to now
Providing Takapuna visitors with quality products and service since 1958. Truly one of Takapuna's treasures!
Petal Cupcakes now in Takapuna!
Have your cupcake and eat it too right here in Takapuna! Petal Cupcakes have just opened on 106 Hurstmere Road.
Pilates Unlimited Represents New Zealand at the Worldwide Pilates Conference USA
Pilates Unlimited has been operating for over 16 years. Last month, the team headed to LA to represent NZ at the Worldwide Pilates Conference USA.
Well Foundation Turns Two
The Well Foundation is celebrating two years of successful fundraising, thanks to the support of our local community.
North Shore Marathon: It's a Shore Thing
The North Shore Marathon is almost here! On 11 September, watch as thousands of participants start the race at the lovely Takapuna Beach going through scenic routes to complete this much-awaited marathon!
Takapuna Playground Grand Opening
The sun was out and the children had an amazing time at the opening of the new Takapuna playground!
MS Awareness Week and Annual Street Appeal
Your help is needed on the 2nd and 3rd of September!
Smales Farm 20 year vision
And they're breaking a few rules with this exciting plan!
Views from the Beach this August!
We are definitely missing summer here at Takapuna Beach but hopefully winter is not getting you down. If it is, a visit to Takapuna Beach where a lot of exciting things are happening will surely warm you right up!
Angela Antony - Incendiary
“I’m the incendiary device;” says Angela Antony cheerfully of her role in the establishment of the Bruce Mason Centre (and a number of other North Shore arts initiatives). “But nothing happens with just one person.”
Twenty years of 'The Bruce'
As the Bruce Mason Centre celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first performance next month, Channel Magazine interviewed Centre Manager Terence Harpur for his take on the place of the Bruce Mason Centre on the North Shore, in the arts world – and in his life.
Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna is the Best Mainstream Cinema in New Zealand!
Congratulations to Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna for winning Best Mainstream Cinema!
Views From The Beach this July!
There have certainly been some beautiful winter days here in Takapuna throughout June along with plenty of exciting things to really warm us all up!
I Try To Understand Kiwis’ Culinary Obsession On A Food Tour Of Auckland
Food is a Kiwi obsession...
Brahms and Beethoven at Bruce Mason Centre
The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) heads over the Harbour Bridge in July for the first of two concerts at the Bruce Mason Centre.
A New Heart for Takapuna
Takapuna may finally fulfil its potential as a significant metropolitan centre and make the most of its much-vaunted beachside/lakeside setting.
Bird On A Wire New Breakfast Menu
Early mornings are even better now with Bird On A Wire's new breakfast menu!
Shop in Takapuna Beach and Win a Trip for Two to Macao!
Just spend $15 at any participating retailer between June 1st and July 31st and fill out the entry form to go in the draw!
Evita Hospitality Options
Make watching Evita even more special through these special offers!
Catch Evita at the Bruce Mason Centre!
Don't miss the critically acclaimed production running from 28th May to 18th June!
Look Smart, Be Smart with OPSM
Congratulations Fortieth & Hurstmere
Burger Burger Fish Fish Opens TODAY!!
New Opening: Fish Fish & Burger Burger
Takapuna Playground Seven Sharp Feature
Meet Erin O'Hara
Takapuna Beach Playground Underway!
BNZ Welcome New Store Manager
Welcome TOK TOK
TBBA takes a 3D perspective on business
Watch out Ponsonby!
Health & Beauty
Keep up with Takapuna
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