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Encyclopedia > Takapuna
Suburb: Takapuna
City: North Shore
Island: North Island
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North Shore City (orange). ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ...


Lake Pupuke

Hauraki Gulf, Milford (2.5 km)
Hauraki (2.0 km)
Bayswater (3.5 km)
Northcote Central (2.2 km)
Hillcrest (1.9 km)
Forrest Hill (2.7 km)
Lake Pupuke is a freshwater lake occupying a volcanic crater between the suburbs of Takapuna and Milford on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. ... A true-colour image showing Auckland city (left), the Hauraki Gulf (centre) and the Coromandel Peninsula (right). ... Milford is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealands largest city. ... Hauraki is an Auckland suburb. ... Bayswater is an Auckland suburb. ... Northcote Central is an Auckland suburb. ... Hillcrest is an Auckland suburb. ... Forrest Hill is an Auckland suburb. ...

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Takapuna or "Takapuna Beach" as the local business association would like it to be known as, is located in the northern North Island of New Zealand. It is the seat of the North Shore city council, one of the four councils which administer the conurbation of Auckland. The Auckland city centre is seven kilometres to the south, on the other side of the Waitemata Harbour Image File history File links Download high resolution version (589x701, 104 KB)Location map of Takapuna, New Zealand I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (589x701, 104 KB)Location map of Takapuna, New Zealand I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... North Shore City (orange). ... A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities or towns which, through population growth and expansion, have physically merged to form one continuous built up area. ... The Auckland Metropolitan Area, or Greater Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. ... Auckland Harbour Bridge crossing the Waitemata Harbour Waitemata Harbour is the main access by sea to Auckland, New Zealand. ...


The earliest subdivisions of farmland for suburban development were the "Hurstmere" estate in 1886 and the "Pupuke" Estate in 1889.


Takapuna is located on the isthmus of a peninsula which extends south into the northern waters of the Waitemata at the harbour's eastern end. As such, the suburb has a coastline on Shoal Bay, an arm of the Waitemata to the southeast, as well as having a coast on the Hauraki Gulf to the northwest. As if this were not enough, the northern end of the suburb is dominated by the large collapsed volcanic crater of Lake Pupuke. Some points in Takapuna are less than 500 metres from all three of these bodies of water. A true-colour image showing Auckland city (left), the Hauraki Gulf (centre) and the Coromandel Peninsula (right). ... Smoking Bromo and Semeru (background) volcanoes on Java in Indonesia. ... Lake Pupuke is a freshwater lake occupying a volcanic crater between the suburbs of Takapuna and Milford on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. ...


The "Lake Hotel" at Takapuna was built on the shores of Lake Pupuke in 1887 to the designs of R.J. Roberts. It was an elegant two storied structure with many verandahs and an octagonal turret. Although its owner, Edwin Harrow envisaged it as a family hotel and 'marine pension' it also possessed a licence to sell liquor. Following the destruction of the Lake Hotel by fire in the early years of the 20th century this licience was transferred to a nearby boarding house in nearby Takapuna Beach "the Mon Desir". This establishment was one of Auckland's most popular and notorious places of resort during the 20th century, until it was recently redeveloped as apartments.


To the southeast of Takapuna lies the six-kilometre-long peninsula which contains the suburbs of Belmont and Devonport. To the west lie the suburbs of Westlake and Northcote. The suburb of Milford lies to the north, on the far shore of Lake Pupuke. Belmont is an Auckland suburb. ... Devonport as viewed from Mt Victoria. ... Northcote is a suburb of North Shore, one of several cities in the Auckland metropolitan area in northern New Zealand. ... Milford is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealands largest city. ...


Takapuna is also the nightlife hub of the North Shore and with more than 60 bars, restaurants, and cafes caters for just about any taste. The most recent addition to the cultural life of Takapuna is the "Bruce Mason Centre" a performing arts complex named in memory of a local writer. Bruce Mason's most famous play "The End of the Golden Weather" is set in Takapuna.


External links

  • Takapuna Beach
  • Google Maps: Takapuna (satellite photograph)

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Takapuna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (466 words)
Takapuna or "Takapuna Beach" as the local business association would like it to be known as, is located in the northern North Island of New Zealand.
It is the seat of the North Shore city council, one of the four city councils which administer the bulk of the Auckland conurbation.
Takapuna is located on the isthmus of a peninsula which extends south into the northern waters of the Waitemata at the harbour's eastern end.
Takapuna Boating Club | News items (277 words)
Takapuna Boating Club has been selected to host the 420 Open and Womens' World Championships in 2007.
The NZ 420 Association is working with North Shore City Council, Yachting New Zealand and Takapuna Boating Club and co-host Torbay Sailing Club as co-organisers of the event.
If you are around Takapuna beach at this time and could spare some time, there are all sorts of small, medium and large tasks to be filled, so please Sheila know if you can help or not.
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