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‘Talking Takapuna’ publicly launched

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

With significant transformation underway, the Takapuna Beach Business Association has now launched ‘Talking Takapuna’ – a regular video update on developments, future plans, and events.

Frontman Takapuna Beach Business Association chief executive Terence Harpur says ‘Talking Takapuna’ is aimed at local businesspeople, residents and visitors alike:

“Takapuna’s future is very bright with so much going on. We want to give people the latest news on key Auckland Council–led developments and upgrades, as well as local events, and the likes of our stunning hospitality offering,” says Mr Harpur.

Panuku Development Auckland is leading the charge to create an open, vibrant retail destination focused on people and with a better connection to the beach. It’s tasked with delivering a high-quality mixed-use precinct, currently known as the Anzac Street carpark, with a key component being a brand-new town square.

Takapuna’s town square will link to Hurstmere Road to better connect and re-orientate central Takapuna. To ensure this, an old shop on the main street has recently been demolished with a temporary public space now open for use at 38 Hurstmere Road.

“Over the coming months this temporary pubic space is going to be home to lots of activities and activations and so we’re inviting people to come and check it out. We want people to give us feedback on various design elements which could then be incorporated into the larger permanent town square with its draft concept out for public consultation soon.”

‘Talking Takapuna’ also reports on the good progress being made by Punuku with the construction of the multi-level Gasometer carpark building on Huron Street for 420 cars. The project is so far ahead of schedule.

Another key component of Takapuna’s more people and pedestrian-friendly future is a significant upgrade of Hurstmere Road currently in detailed design.

“As well as the major revitalisation projects underway, Takapuna’s home to lot of entertainment options including next month’s New Zealand International Comedy Festival at the Bruce Mason Centre. Everything that’s happening can all be found on our ‘I love Takapuna’ website,” says Mr Harpur.


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