A Snippet of all going on in Takapuna!
Taste of Takapuna
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.
The future of Takapuna is being decided now! We need you to vote!
We know you love Takapuna just as much as we do so we are asking you to please spare 2 minutes and vote if you want a new town square and a new carpark building in Takapuna.
Founder Peter Laurent Announces Launch of New Virtual Reality Gaming Lounge, “The VR Club”
Founder Peter Laurent has announced the launch of new virtual reality lounge, “The VR Club”. Located at 6A/33 Hurstmere Road in Takapuna, where the latest cutting edge technology for out-of-this-world experiences and exciting multiplayer adventures can be played together in a welcoming social environment.
Midwinter Murder Mystery at The PumpHouse
The old saying “If you’re onto a good thing, stick with it” may well have been followed by Shoreside Theatre as they prepare for another Agatha Christie murder mystery.
School Holidays Fun at Shore City
Join us for FREE school holiday fun at Shore City!
Rock-Art Gets Rocking!
TORO PIKOPIKO PUPPETS present the world’s first Māori Rock-Art Puppet Production at The PumpHouse Theatre. Entry by Koha!
Margaret Mahy Stories on Stage for School Holidays
Auckland’s leading children’s theatre company, Tim Bray Productions presents The Great White Man-Eating Shark and Other Stories at the PumpHouse Theatre, Takapuna from Saturday 30 June to Saturday 21 July.
Escape winter with the hot new-look Shore City
Shore City is the place to be this winter: It brings the beach indoors with a great new look and heralds the re-opening of a couple of Shore favourites.
Give coworking a go for $1 this June at BizDojo Takapuna
Perfect for anyone needing a desk for a day, a week, or for anyone that has been curious about what a shared office or coworking is all about.
The Coffee Club Takapuna Brings Home Awards
We love a good success story which is why we are so happy to congratulate The Coffee Club Takapuna in their recent win.
Experience Filipino Culinary Delights at Nanam
With a delightfully unique menu inspired by Filipino flavours and culture, it’s no surprise that Nanam was included in Metro’s Top 50 Auckland Restaurants this year.
Morningstar at The PumpHouse Theatre
Join us at The PumpHouse Theatre this June for Morningstar, an action-packed drama starring Bronwyn Turei (Go Girls) and Blair Strang (Shortland Street, Nothing Trivial).
Shop in Takapuna and Win a Holiday to Tahiti
We are warming up your winter and giving you the chance to win a trip for two to Tahiti with accommodations for five nights including three nights at a 5-star luxury resort when you shop in Takapuna
A Right Royal Night Out
The year is racing by at rip-roaring pace, which means it’s already time to dust off your Union Jack and prepare to sing your heart out again, as Last Night of the Proms returns.
Something New, Something Unique: Handpan Music by Adrian Portia at the PumpHouse
Catch the talented Adrian J Portia as he brings his stunning Handpan music to New Zealand for the first time, right at The PumpHouse Theatre.
Grow North: Powering World Leading Innovation
The North Shore is the second highest region in NZ for number of tech businesses. Find out the why, the who and the how on Thursday, 24 May, 6pm, at the B:Hive, Smales Farm.
Florrie McGreal’s: A local institution
Florrie McGreal’s Irish pub in Takapuna is the “local’s local – the epitome of a true neighbourhood bar”, says owner (and local hospitality identity) Kevin Schwass.
PumpHouse celebrates New Zealand Music Month
This year the focus of NZ Music Month is to “Discover New Music” and find something new – a new band, genre, new tracks or a new album by a New Zealand artist.
It’s a Shore-thing – ‘Pop-Up’ Comedy Club returns to the BMC
First launched in 2014 and returning each year, this venue and the line-up of shows has been a huge success with local audiences with almost the entire season selling out each year.
Techapuna: Shore Junction
Shore Junction will foster youth innovation and cater to high school and tertiary learners, including students that don’t necessarily fit into the traditional school mould.
School Holidays Fun in Takapuna
Takapuna is the place to be during the School Holidays. Bring the whole family along and check out these fun events and activities, there's something to keep everyone entertained!
Free Cone Day 2018 is coming to Takapuna!
Ben & Jerry’s fans can mark April 10 on their calendars as the 2018 Ben & Jerry-est day of the year: Free Cone Day!
The Importance of Community Theatre
At The PumpHouse Theatre, we focus on supporting our community and its talent. Next time you consider going to the theatre, consider supporting the foundations of professional theatre and enjoy a production right on your doorstep.
St Patrick’s Day Hurstmere Road Hooley
Saturday, March 17th marks the ninth year that Florrie McGreal’s Irish Pub, the Elephant Wrestler and the Master and Apprentice join forces to mark one of the biggest worldwide celebration, that being St Patrick’s Day.
Heart of Takapuna to come to life
A 'change of use' for 40 Anzac Street, Takapuna, was granted on 6 March 2018 by Auckland Council’s Planning Committee, meaning the site can be used for purposes other than car parking.
The Drums of Fire is coming to light up Takapuna
Take to the streets and be swept along by Deabru Beltzak's pulsating interactive street theatre - a visceral outdoor procession of drumming and fireworks, coming to Takapuna as a free live event.
It’s a shore thing: Mecca Cosmetica set to unveil new luxury store in Takapuna
Opening in the heart of Takapuna on Thursday 8th March, MECCA’s new beachside store will bring many of the world’s most luxurious and coveted beauty brands to Auckland’s North Shore for the very first time, accompanied by Mecca Cosmetica’s signature first-class beauty service and expertise.
Bruce Mason Centre welcomes the best seats in the house
Hundreds of new seats have been getting standing ovations from theatregoers after being unveiled at the Bruce Mason Centre on Auckland's North Shore.
Shore Junction: Innovative Youth Project Forges Ahead
'Two floors of amazing' is how Shore Junction, the exciting project in the pipeline for Shore has been described
Innovation in Takapuna: SnappComms
SnapComms uses digital technologies to cut through the clutter and deliver the right messages to the right staff, at the right time.
Next month, Regatta Bar & Eatery celebrates the launch of the Bluff Oyster season with its annual Bluff Banquet.
World famous in New Zealand: North Shore Heritage Trail, Auckland
Part of the Te Araroa trail that takes walkers from Cape Reinga to Bluff, this is the user-friendly section that runs from Milford to Takapuna.
Star-crossed lovers head for Shakespeare in the Park
Young Shore actors are poised to bring the greatest love story ever told to life this month, whilst audience members are encouraged to share their own love stories.
Regatta is Absolut Summer
We’ve all been hanging out for summer, and events all over the Shore are popping up to help us enjoy it: outdoors, on the beach, with music, food and drinks for that relaxed, laid-back summer vibe.
Takapuna Beach Summer Days Festival
Takapuna Beach is your ultimate summer destination because the Summer Days Festival is happening from the 12th until the 14th of January at Gould Reserve, Takapuna Beach. FREE ENTRY to all events so don’t miss out!
Feeding the world better food
Bird On A Wire is Auckland’s first free range rotisserie restaurant and has been a hit since it opened in Takapuna.
A new approach to Pilates
The country's first Studio Pilates studio opened in Takapuna in mid-October. As the builder made final checks and new instructors worked through a rigorous training programme ahead of the opening, owner Claire Mitchell took time out to talk to Channel Magazine
The Coffee Club Turns Ten
Ten years ago on 28 November, The Coffee Club opened in a prime position in Takapuna; it was the 14th of The Coffee Club franchised stores in New Zealand, and it remains one of eight flagship restaurant stores in the 63 store chain.
I Love Takapuna Christmas Carnival
Come on over to Takapuna on Saturday 2 December, 11am-3pm, and celebrate Christmas with us with heaps of free entertainment and goodies for the whole family!
A Call Out to Digital and Interative New Zealand Artists
Auckland Live is calling for EOI from NZ creative practitioners interested in creating an interactive experience inspired by Auckland Arts Festival programme at Bruce Mason Centre
All the better to see
Takapuna’s optometry practice Mortimer Hirst has a long and proud history, and is staffed by a team of expert optometrists and contact specialists.
Living the Dream at Regatta
Phil Horne joined Regatta as head chef in August. He is delighted to have won a job he had wanted for several years, and to have had the opportunity to work with Danish Michelin-starred chef Finn Gybel as he prepares for this month's events.
Wine bar, tapas-style
When Steve Taylor opened Taylor’s on Hurstmere in June it was the culmination of a long-held dream to own his own hospitality business.
Retail Spotlight: Welcoming Capricho to Takapuna
Capricho, an Auckland based importer and retailer of luxury European Linens have opened their first permanent store here 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!
World Masters Games in Takapuna
The World Masters Games is happening from 21-30 April and it is coming to Takapuna!
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
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