New venue for market
Porirua Market is on the move.
Titahi Bay Lions has announced that from May 2 the market will be relocated to the rear car park of Waitangirua Shopping Mall complex and will run from 4am until 11am.
The Lions club has run the market since 1985, in recent years at Cobham Court.
However, Porirua City Council wanted an upgraded market and has advised Lions its latest application did not meet requirements.
‘‘ We have tried our best to remain at the Cobham Court site,’’ Lions club president Chris Jones said.
‘‘We now have no option other than to relocate as our intention is to continue a market operation.
‘‘ We are saddened that our presence at Cobham Court has come to an end.
In the meantime, the council is seeking submissions for new operators for its market.