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An Inspiring Evening

An Inspiring Evening
It was an absolute pleasure to have guest speaker, Guy Haddleton, entertain and inspire TBBA members at the April BMW evening hosted at BNZ Takapuna, with hospitality provided by Jerry Clayton BMW.

Guy shared experiences from his extraordinary life and provided fascinating insight into the bold decisions he made and actions he took that led to his incredible success in software development.
Following a career as a captain in the New Zealand SAS, Guy moved to the UK where he co-founded Adaytum, a worldwide leader in enterprise performance management software. He then went on to co-founded Anaplan, now one of San Francisco’s fastest growing software companies. Guy has also held directorial positions at Xero and Wynyard and last year co-founded Auckland 2040. With such invaluable experience it’s a privilege to have Guy spearheading the "Techapuna" concept, nurturing the emerging tech hub in Takapuna.
Guy concluded by sharing his own vision for Takapuna. A vision where Takpuna capitalizes on it’s point of difference, the beach. Guy believes the beach offers the potential for Takapuna to become Auckland’s premier beach promenade, offering world class dining and café experiences that will attract individuals who will then enjoy an on-trend fashion retail experience.
And if taking home new ideas and inspiration wasn’t enough, The Old Lolly Shop Takapuna were on hand with delicious goody bags for all the guests.

The Eggcellent Easter Egg Hunt
Hunting for Easter eggs (and all sorts of other goodies) was a team sport at Shore City for the Eggcellent Easter Egg Hunt.
After collecting the adorable map and goody bag, it was time for the EGGstatic kids to put their detective skills to the test and discover all the hidden treats. At the end of the hunt each child also got a free balloon animal to take home! Shore City regularly have fantastic activities for kids so be sure to check their website for upcoming events.
Cnr Lake Road and Como Street, Takapuna. 09 978 6300

A Day in the Life of Caffé Massimo

As the sun rises over Rangitoto and shines it's first light over the North Shore, Massimo is the perfect place to visit for excellent breakfast in comfortable and stylish surroundings with aromatic coffee, roasted on site.
Lunch finds the cafe abuzz with locals and visitors enjoying wonderful meals, expertly prepared by Massimo's team of experienced chefs.
As the sun starts dipping down to the west you’ll find the outdoor and deck areas crowded with those enjoying the late afternoon sun before perusing the dinner menu that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.
Massimo is a place for the whole family to eat, drink and be spoiled by the welcoming service.
1/3 The Strand, Takapuna. 09 486 5550.

Happy Customers All Round!
We’re absolutely delighted with the superb customer feedback we continue to receive through the Customer Experience Survey and it gives us great pleasure to announce that once again, we have joint winners for the Customer Experience Award; Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna and Next Page Please!
It’s no surprise to see last month’s joint winner, Next Page Please! taking out the Customer Experience Award for a second consecutive month. Maria has a sincere passion for children’s books that her customers value, knowing they can rely on her advice and comprehensive knowledge of what is age appropriate and enjoyable for young readers.
Next Page Please! is no stranger to awards, having last year won an international window dressing award for a display celebrating the much loved children’s books Ivy and Bean.
The various in store displays inspire children’s imaginations as soon as they enter the store.
To celebrate this exciting win, the first 10 readers to tell NextPagePlease! about a good a book go in the draw to win a $20.00 book voucher. In 50 words or less, recommend and explain why you like a book you’ve read! Make your words catchy and fun and email to
Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna is an invaluable asset to the Takapuna community. Location Manager Lesley Simpson’s enthusiasm for providing a fantastic cinematic experience as well as contributing to the community through their involvement with various events that take place in Takapuna (including the State Beach Series), is respected and admired.
This year, Berkeley Cinemas brought the Alliance Française French Film Festival to Takapuna for the first time. The event was an overwhelming success, fully embraced by the community. The ‘Girl’s Night Out’ events are also another feather in the cinema’s cap.
The cinema also offers fundraising evenings with preview screenings of the latest releases. This is a great option when raising funds for various clubs and groups.
And don’t forget, movie tickets are just $9.90, Sunday to Wednesday!

Next Page Please! Shop 2, 445 Lake Rd, Takapuna. 09 486 2453.
Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna, 32-34 Anzac Street, Takapuna. 09 488 6000

The Future Stars of World Rugby
The future stars of world rugby are coming to New Zealand for the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship and Takapuna will be playing host to the English and Welsh teams. The tournament kicks off on June 2nd and runs until the 20th, with matches at North Harbour Stadium, ECOLight Stadium and Eden Park. Kids tickets start from $5 and adults tickets from $10 (for three matches at one venue on each tournament day).

How’s the Service?
How do you rate the service in Takapuna? Tell us and be in to WIN some amazing prizes, as listed below with this month’s winners.
Rate your recent customer experience here:

Bliss Reflexology (85min Deluxe Massage) T Nizetich.
House of Travel Takapuna ($50 Voucher) – M Twist.
BNZ Takapuna (YouMoney Account with $50 kick-start) – D Raymond.
The Elephant Wrestler ($50 Voucher) – Hannah.
Jam Organic Café ($50 Coffee Card) – T Clavis.
Blankenberge Belgian Beer Cafe ($50 Voucher) – B Hampton.
The Commons ($50 Voucher) – C Korunic.
Hurstmere Brew Bar ($50 Voucher) – W Owen.
Caffe Massimo (10 Free Coffees Card) – C Todd.
Les Mills Takapuna (1 Month Free Membership) – T Oxnam.
Berkeley Cinemas Takapuna (2 Free Movie Passes) – S Sheran.
Paper Plus ($30 Voucher) – A Jones.
Blunderbuss ($20 Voucher) – Mrs Wiffen.
Michael Hill Jewelers (Silver Chain) – C Dylan.
Burger Fuel (x2 Burger Vouchers) C Fisher.

by Matthew Braithwaite