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Summertime is fun time at Takapuna Beach

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Team work… Kaia and Bas Gundry build a sandcastle village for the Summer Days sandcastle competition on Takapuna Beach.

The Takapuna Summer Days Festival kicked off last month with a sandcastle contest on the beach, which attracted more than 500 people to the Takapuna Beach Reserve. Other activities included entertainment from a clown and musicians playing into the early evening.

Hoop dreams… Cherry the Clown gets the crowds going with a hula- hoop contest
Digging it… Dylan Brunton (8) created a sand version of the Erebor mountain from The Lord of the Rings
Stick to it…Takapuna four-year-old Arden and dad Ben Westgate try one of the games on offer
Big game… (from left) Abdallah Shalaby, Aarib Hussain, Abdelrahman Shalaby and Omar Salah team up for a game of noughts and crosses
Dad time… Harry and Stella with their father Will McFarlane
Hold on… Jaime Carroll (11) takes on the Hang Challenge
Tasty options… Austin Yang and Mikayla Hou enjoying real fruit ice cream and Hungarian fried bread