Takapuna is welcoming visitors and Christmas shoppers to its freshly revitalised town centre following the completion of the Hurstmere Road transformation project, Auckland Council reveals. The completion of the Hurstmere Road upgrade is welcome news for residents, businesses and visitors after a tough 18 months from the impacts of COVID-19. “Takapuna’s ‘best urban beach’ label is now matched by the best high street shopping experience, with a greater focus on people, great spaces to enjoy outdoor dining and events and creating an always summer atmosphere,” said North Shore Councillor Chris Darby.