Pataka mar­ket to be monthly event

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The ‘‘un­der­ground’’ mar­ket staged at Pataka on Sun­day is to be­come a monthly at­trac­tion, fil­ter­ing the best of the Welling­ton ver­sion.

Kapiti res­i­dent Wendy Jasper owns the Un­der­ground Mar­ket, held each Satur­day in the un­der­ground car park at Frank Kitts Park.

She says the Porirua ex­pe­ri­ence is in re­sponse to both stall­hold­ers and shop­pers ask­ing for more con­tem­po­rary craft events out­side of the Welling­ton CBD and not on a Satur­day.

‘‘Many of our shop­pers are par­ents who have Satur­day com­mit­ments and Sun­day is the only day they have free for these events.

‘‘Also, many of our stall­hold­ers are from Porirua and the Kapiti and have wanted a reg­u­lar mar­ket of sim­i­lar qual­ity closer to home.’’

The first Pataka art and craft mar­ket was held over the week­end.

It will continue to be held on the third Sun­day of ev­ery month.

Shop­pers will find a laid- back ‘‘Sun­day brunch at­mos­phere’’, says Ms Jasper.

Shop­pers can me­an­der through the stalls of 40 emerg­ing and es­tab­lished lo­cal artists who spe­cialise in pro­duc­ing hand­made wares.

She says the basil dress­ing from The Green God­dess is a mar­ket favourite and there will be nat­u­ral skin care from an­other lo­cal suc­cess, Earth 174.

The next Un­der­ground Mar­ket @ Pataka will be on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 21, from 11am till 3pm. Visit: www.un­der­ground­mar­

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