The inaugural Takapuna Food, Wine & Music Festival took place at Smales Farm on Saturday 10 February. The crowd arrived armed with ponchos, raincoats and umbrellas, and enjoyed a great afternoon of food, wine and music, despite the weather being some of the worst this summer to hit the Shore. With ample marquees providing respite from the weather, crowds bounced along to classic hits from The Jordan Luck Band, and sublime sounds from Sneaky Sound System, Sola Rosa, DJ Karn Hall, and more. The "food & wine", component featured craft breweries, wines from some of the best local vineyards and food from popular eateries and food trucks. The untimely rain failed to dampen festival goers' spirits!