A stylish market has opened with the aim of helping Pasifika and Maori businesses recover from the effects of the COVID 19 downturn. “I’ll build the infrastructure for the market and people can come and sell their food, their crafts, whatever. They won’t have to pay to showcase their business,” said organiser Saia Latu.
The launch featured band General Fivah & Three Houses Down, and live sounds by DJ Doxs. Less well known but great value were the Trow Group Band and Rubbish Band (Waste Management employees), and Tau’olunga from Avondale College’s Tema Kupu. People relaxed around the market while they ate food from the stalls and listened to music in the sun.
The market setting has been tastefully done. It features a miniature fale, seating areas and planter boxes, all made from recycled demolition material. The recycled materials have even been used to build a cabin. The sustainable reuse and repurpose principles are at the heart of the market organisation.
Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy themselves while supporting locals.
Where: 18 Elm St, Avondale
When: 3-8pm Wed–Fri, 9am-12pm weekends
Ends: Sunday 29th November.