Talking Takapuna

As the warm weather continues, so do the opportunities to get out and about and soak up some of late summer sun.

There are so many shows, events and activities happening around Takapuna, they provide the perfect chance to gather your friends or family, have some fun and then refresh yourself at one of Takapuna’s great local eateries.

38 Hurstmere is the place to be for kids of all ages, with a youth arts exhibition, live art sessions, open mic events and a youth film showcase, as well other games like giant Connect Four, noughts and crosses and a free community piano to showcase your talents.

For slightly older “kids”, embrace the Irish in all of us, with St Patrick's Day celebrations. Shamrocks, shillelaghs and shenanigans – the St Patrick's Day Hurstmere Hooley is happening again! On Tuesday 17th March join the celebrations and craic at Takapuna’s emerald gem, Florrie McGreal’s Irish pub and her neighbours The Elephant Wrestler and The Master and Apprentice as they host their eleventh annual street party. Kick off with an Irish breakfast from 8am, then live music, traditional Irish dancers (there’s even a pipe band) start at midday and perform throughout the day. It’s set to be “the grandest St Patrick’s day party on the Shore, to be shore – ever!”

As supermarkets fill with hot cross buns and their range of chocolate treats, it's obvious we’re getting close to Easter, which means only one thing in Takapuna – the I Love Takapuna Easter Egg Hunt! Great fun for kids of all ages, head in to Takapuna on Saturday 4th of April for another great Easter Egg Hunt, entertainment and activities – and, of course, some sweet treats. Keep an eye out on social media and around town for more information.



March-April Events in Takapuna

6-8 Mar - 38 Hurstmere: Bringing some swing to Takapuna

9 Mar – The Pumphouse: Creative Talks – Chantelle Gerrard

7-13 Mar - 38 Hurstmere: Youth Arts Exhibition

14 Mar - Charlie's Playdate

14 Mar - 38 Hurstmere: Live Art

14-15 Mar – Bruce Mason Centre: Russell Brand

17 March – St. Patricks Day

20 Mar - Primary School Beach Clean Up Day

21-23 Mar - Bruce Mason Centre: Auckland Arts Festival: Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus

21 Mar - Lake House Arts Centre: This is us 2020: Community Day

22 Mar – 38 Hurstmere: Community Open Mic

25-28 Mar – The Pumphouse: Shakespeare’s Will

28 Mar - 38 Hurstmere: Youth Film Showcase

29 Mar - Young Designer's and Creator's Market 2020

1-18 Apr - Bruce Mason Centre- Mary Poppins: The Musical

4-26 Apr – The Pumphouse: Greedy Cat by Joy Cowley

4 April – I Love Takapuna Easter Egg Hunt

5 Apr – Harcourts Cooper and Co Shore to Shore

6 Apr – Bruce Mason Centre: Morning Melodies

10 Apr – The Pumphouse: Creative Talks – Tanya M Wheeler

27 Apr – The Pumphouse: Creative Talks - Roman Rudnytsky Classical Pianist

29-30 Apr - Bruce Mason Centre: The Ten Tenors

Issue 107 March 2020