Operator confirmed for Takapuna holiday park

A new operator has been selected for Takapuna Beach Holiday Park.

Panuku Development Auckland’s preferred operators, Steve and Jeanette Edwards, have been approved by the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board.

The operator’s new designs for the holiday park include a central communal area with kitchen and dining facilities, as well as three satellite bathrooms.

Sustainable energy efficient and recycling technology will be incorporated wherever possible.

The designs will also reflect ancient Maori history.

“We were all impressed with how their proposed design re-imagined the campground in a way that will ensure it is a valued asset and an attraction for visitors for another 30 years,” said George Wood, Chair, Devonport-Takapuna Local Board.

“Their investment and management expertise will enable another generation of Kiwis to enjoy the beachside holiday experience on the reserve.”

Jeanette Edwards said she was excited to operate the property.

“We’re delighted to have this opportunity to take on kaitiaki (guardianship) of this precious site. We’ve admired this holiday park location from a distance for many years,” said Edwards.

“Our upgrade will modernise and improve, but not alter, its long-standing tradition as an affordable family holiday destination.”

The upgrades are expected to be completed by 2022, and the site will remain open for business during most of the upgrade, closing briefly during construction next winter.