Takapuna is Backing Black!

Takapuna is backing black this month and we want you to join us!

Come and visit Takapuna to watch the rugby matches from 3 June to 8 July . A number of our hospitality venues will air the games live so grab your friends, show your support, and you might just win some fun prizes by using #takapunabackingblack!


Match Dates

Date Match Kick Off
Saturday, 3 June NZ Provincial Barbarians 7:35 pm
Wednesday, 7 June Blues 7:35 pm
Saturday, 10 June Crusaders 7:35 pm
Tuesday, 13 June Highlanders 7:35 pm
Saturday, 17 June Maori All Blacks 7:35 pm
Tuesday, 20 June Chiefs  7:35 pm
Saturday, 24 June All Blacks 7:35 pm
Tuesday, 27 June Hurricanes 7:35 pm
Saturday, 1 July All Blacks 7:35 pm
Saturday, 8 July All Blacks 7:35 pm

You can watch the games live at any of these venues:

  1. Regatta
  2. Elephant Wrestler - Daily food specials available
  3. Takapuna Bar - Get a free Steinlager Supporter T-Shirt and get a chance to win a double pass for one of the test matches
  4. Hurstmere Road Mac's Brewbar - Live music after the game
  5. Master and Apprentice - Massive screen, table service, and Guinness on tap
  6. Florrie McGreal's



Get a chance to win fun prizes by showing us your true colours!

To join the contest, simply take a photo showing your support for your favourite team and use #takapunabackingblack on Instagram OR post it on our Facebook wall @ilovetakapuna.

We will be giving away prizes throughout the month! Join as many times as you want and encourage all your mates to join in as well. Show your support for your team in Takapuna, from the comfort of your own home, or even amidst all the action, we want to see it!

So paint your face, ready your props, practice your best pose, and use #takapunabackingblack to win any of the following:

  1. 2 x $50 dollar tab at Bedford Soda and Liquor.
  2. 2 x 3 course meals for 2 and a glass of wine or beer each at The Commons
  3. Gift pack from The Coffee Club
  4. 10 x $20 Lunch voucher from Fortieth and Hurstmere
  5. 1 x12 pack themed cupcakes from Petal
  6. Entertainment voucher


Special event buses from Takapuna:

Special event buses will operate to Eden Park from Takapuna and return on 24 June and 8 July.

Date Time Stop
Saturday, 24 June every 15 mins from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 142-146 Hurstmere Rd (by Wilsons car park)
Saturday, 8 July every 15 mins from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 142-146 Hurstmere Rd (by Wilsons car park)

Not coming from Takapuna? Check out your other options HERE.