Night market back again
After its success last year, the South Alive Night Food Market is being brought back by popular demand.
For its second year, the market will return with more vendors and it is hoped it will be a more ecofriendly event.
The market will run every second Friday, starting this week and running until the end of March, excluding a break over Christmas and the new year.
South Alive manager Cress Evans said the event was well received by the public last year. ‘‘The community asked for it. ‘‘We want reasons to come together and share food in a safe and welcoming space.’’
The market would bring the community together to share food in a family friendly environment, she said.
This year, 12 vendors, which change each week, will serve food from countries including Colombia, Sri Lanka, Japan, Ecuador and New Zealand.
It would be a chance for the public to try new things and celebrate different cultures, Evans said.
Everything would be at an affordable price and vendors were challenged to ‘‘be a bit more sustainable’’.
While it was trialled last year, this year there would be a stronger push for a ‘‘waste-free’’ market.
The Night Market in South City Invercargill is returning this year after its success last year.