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The public strongly sup­ported Ti­tahi Bay Li­ons, af­ter news of Porirua Mar­ket’s shift to Wai­tan­girua. Kapi-Mana News posted the an­nounce­ment on Face­book last week and so­cial me­dia went into over­drive. Some of the re­ac­tions: Carol Hemi: ‘‘The only down­side is it isn’t cen­tral to the town­ship of Porirua.’’ Ron James: ‘‘A mar­ket is a mar­ket, not some up­mar­ket re­tail cen­tre. What’s to spruce up?’’ James Har­land: ‘‘I say it’s all about money. The coun­cil wants more and more. When we started we were pay­ing about $3 per stall. Now it’s go­ing up and up per year.’’ Tracey Lang: ‘‘Needs a spruce up. Noth­ing wrong with a bit of change.’’ Nigel Bruns­don: ‘‘That’s un­for­tu­nate. I hope the move goes well. Closer for east-siders and the westies will have to travel fur­ther.’’ Mar­garet Smith: ‘‘Wai­tan­girua shops are go­ing to love it, and I like the idea of the play­ground for the kids.’’ Latasha Reynolds: ‘‘I’m down for the change. It will be awe­some to have it at the mall. The kids can play while their par­ents shop. Win-win sit­u­a­tion.’’ Peggy Fittes: ‘‘The Li­ons have done a great job and will con­tinue to.’’

Pho­tos: FAIR­FAX

The Satur­day Mar­ket has been a bustling icon of Porirua. Inset, Chris Jones.

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