There’s nothing shy and retiring about sassy and sceney strip Ponsonby Road. Upmarket eateries and boutiques complete this famous suburb where café culture rules and people-watching is a popular past-time. Western Park is a slice of green oasis bordering this lively locale.

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A melting pot of artisan foods, dynamic architecture, performing arts and TV personalities, making it a uniquely special place. The parks are fabulous, I often take my 3 ½ daughter. It’s very central, you can hop on the motorway and head in any direction easily.

The iconic Franklin Rd, known for its Christmas lights and snow, is a great part of the city to live and explore all that it has to offer, with an amazing selection of cafes and eateries on just about every corner!

Neighbourhood Favourites

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Flo & Frankie

Featuring the latest fashion, contemporary brands, unique gifts and homewares, Flo and Frankie is on trend and we love popping by their Boutique Store on Ponsonby Road to see what they stock next. Established by Chrissy and her three daughters in 2013, they continue to hand-pick items and styles to offer their clientele.
For more details visit www.floandfrankie.com
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Ponsonby Central

The hub and heart at Ponsonby Central, you’ll be spoilt for choice of cafes and restaurants, while browsing their boutique shops. Safe to say we honestly couldn’t choose a favourite spot for coffee or food, they’re all authentic and delicious! Free car parking is available for 30 minutes
For more details visit www.ponsonbycentral.co.nz
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Prego Restaurant has been in the neighbourhood since 1986, offering a delicious menu of traditional Italian food, wine and craft beers. An atmosphere you’ll fall in love with, dine in their courtyard, at the bar or tables inside. The food is delicious; we’ve said it before, you simply can’t go wrong with pizza!

Tip for newbies: Prego is a walk-in restaurant, and they generally won’t take bookings unless you have a large group.
For more details visit www.prego.co.nz
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Skin Institute

Committed to providing the latest and most effective procedures and treatments, for healthy beautiful skin, the experts and Skin Institute cover the following areas: veins, skin cancer, cosmetic surgery, dermatology and appearance. Starting out in 1994, the Skin Institute has blossomed into a specialist centre where multiple disciplines align.

Their Ponsonby clinic is located in the heritage post office building on St Marys Road; they have over 18 clinics nationwide.
For more details visit www.skininstitute.co.nz/clinic/ponsonby
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The Blue Breeze Inn

“Modern Chinese with an Island breeze”

Blue Breeze Inn offers culinary delights from China, their dishes drawing flavour from each ingredient, making for a taste explosion with every bite. A fun setting to dine out, sit on their cosy verandah nestled next to the bustle of Ponsonby Central, or at the bar: watch in delight as their talented chefs whip up culinary masterpieces. The Rum Jungle: try their delicious rum cocktails which complement the food nicely. Whether it’s a date, or you’re out for a bite with family or friends, you’ll be raving about Blue Breeze Inn for months!
For more details visit www.thebluebreezeinn.co.nz

Primary School

Ponsonby Intermediate School

Ponsonby Intermediate is committed to for making their students the top priority. They pride themselves on going beyond the school archetype, by facilitating experiences and opportunities; to be a place where young minds are challenged, enabling positive self-image, and where kids feel part of an integral community.
For more details visit www.ponsonbyintermediate.school.nz
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Ponsonby Primary School

Fundamentally important to Ponsonby Primary is that, as a school community, students, parents and teachers are there to support and enrich children’s learning, making for a quality education and learning environment. They offer a place where students will feel happy and secure, while the education programmes are structured to cater for individual strengths, weaknesses and difference. In their own words, they are a school “where the teachers talk with children, not at them."
For more details visit www.ponsprim.school.nz
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Independent Schools

St Mary's College

Located on Ponsonby Hill, St Mary’s College offers a quality education to young women from Year 7 to Year 13, as a Catholic integrated school. With co-curricular opportunities, they aim to send their students away with a strong sense of self-belief and confidence.
For more details visit www.stmaryak.school.nz
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St Paul’s College

In the heart of Ponsonby St Paul’s College is a Roman Catholic school for young men from Year 7 to Year 13. A well-rounded education with an emphasis on academic achievement and leadership, as well as participating in extracurricular activities, is pivotal to this school. The students come from diverse cultures, and the principal and staff are dedicated to helping the students reach their full potential.
For more details visit www.stpaulscollege.co.nz
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