tgs pta cookbook

Cookbook Update

We are proud to offer  “The Taste of Takapuna”, a cookbook which contains over 160 recipes collected from families, staff, ex-pupils and friends of Takapuna Grammar.

The funds raised from the sale of these cookbooks will be used to enhance the central courtyard, which has become the heart of the school following the completion of the Ralph Roberts Building. The investment in this area will provide an attractive and welcoming space which will benefit our current and future students. “The Taste of Takapuna” is a culmination of many hours of hard work and dedication from our cookbook committee and PTA.  So far the PTA have raised nearly $65,000 towards the goal of $90,000.  Please support TGS students by purchasing a cookbook.

 With a wide selection of recipes and stunning photography the Taste of Takapuna encapsulates why we choose to live, work and educate our children in this beautiful peninsula. They make great birthday gifts for friends and family, or consider the cookbook for a personal and local corporate gift.

The books are now just $20 each.  CREDIT CARD OPTION TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE, SORRY [ Payment can be made by credit card online (here is a quicklink direct to the page) or ] by cash/cheque to the school office. If making payment online please make sure you give the student name/form class so we can keep track of the payments.  

Many thanks
Ruth Blackman (for the Cookbook Committee)


A Taste of Takapuna

We are very excited to announce the launch of the Taste of Takapuna. After 18 months of work we have finally signed off the proofs the first edition has arrived. The cookbook committee and PTA would like to thank everyone who has worked so hard to turn our idea into a reality. Our grateful thanks to the advertisers and businesses who have supported us, together with all those who contributed recipes and assisted with the photo shoot. Taste of Takapuna has been a real community effort and something that our Takapuna Grammar School families and staff, both past and present, can truly be proud of. The money raised from the sale of this cookbook will benefit future generations of both Takapuna Grammar School and the community at large.
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How to Order A Taste of Takapuna Cookbook

  • Taste of Takapuna Cookbooks are now just $20.00 each.
  • For postage and packaging add $10.00 (within NZ - for up to 4 books)
  • Recipe books can be collected from School by arrangement
  • Please allow 1 week for delivery
  • Also include the Students Name and Form Class (if applicable) with your order.

SORRY CREDIT CARD PAYMENT OPTION TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE Online credit card payments can be made here or download the order form below.

IMPORTANT - ONLINE PAYMENTS please include whether:
1) You already have cook books - If YES your child’s name and class.
2) Books to be Posted -Your postal address please.

Any enquiries please email

Our Advertisers and Sponsors

The following Auckland businesses advertise in 'A Taste of Takapuna'.
We are very grateful for their support of the school, and encourage the community to support these wonderful local businesses:

Harvey Norman

27 Harvey Norman stores in the New Zealand market

Simpson Western

Simpson Western lawyers supported by a team of specialist lawyers and legal executives, together with a dedicated team of support staff.

Spooner Family - Mincher gardens

New World Devonport

At New World you’ll always find a great shopping experience and a friendly welcome awaiting you.

Sistema plastics

We are proud of the global reputation we've gained as producers of quality innovative products.


Selecting the finest grown fruit and vegetables for over 75 years

Scarlett Clothing

Gilmours Pysiotherapist

Our practice expertise is based on internationally recognised research undertaken by the Gilmour research team Through leading edge research the Gilmour System has been developed to offer a comprehensive, non-surgical approach to the management of serious back and neck pain.

The Booklover

At Takapuna Beach’s beloved independent bookshop you will find something sure to please.

Peak Primary

North Shore Times Advertiser

House of Knives


IE Produce is proud to offer around 7,000 ORGANIC products (both fresh and dry goods) and in excess of 2,000 Wheat And Gluten Free products (growing weekly), as well as the conventionally grown fruit and vegetables.


the original green grocer ordered online and sent to your door


Purveyors of fine food ingredients

Desiree Mason Celebrant

Mr Rentals

Mr Rental Northshore is a locally-owned franchise renowned for providing exceptional service.

Waiheke Herbs

The increasing popularity of the existing range and the development of other new exciting herbal products are certainly keeping Wendy and her team busy, healthy and inspired.

Wooden Cakebox Company

Our cakeboxes are made from natural New Zealand Kahikatea and are especially designed for cooking rich fruit cakes that require long cooking times

Phil Mason Consultants

Phil Mason Consultants Limited offers an architectural consultancy service from initial design through council approvals to construction phase.

Dilmah Tea

Celebrating 21 years of Dilmah & a life time devoted to tea


Ian Cunliffe Barfoot and Thompson

Living and working in Devonport and having two children in local schools means that Ian has a personal knowledge of the village community and all it has to offer.

Coastal Design Co

Inspiration for our fabulous range of designer outdoor furniture comes from our love of the great outdoors.
Kiwis enjoy a relaxed attitude to living, spending time chilling out on the deck or in the garden -
so why not create an outdoor space as inviting and comfortable as your living room.


Hometune has a fleet of equipped mobile garages that come to your home or office wherever you are in Auckland. - 7 days a week

Robinson Designer Goldsmiths

Family owned and operated business based in Auckland, New Zealand with the team consisting of Ken Robinson and twin sons David and Michael Robinson.

Additional Sponsors:

Diana Electrical, Ado Production, Peter Thomas Electrical, Home Store Milford, Nord, Department of Conservation ,Olga Katachenko and Armstrong Murray