Night mar­ket back again

The Invercargill Eye - - PRECIOUS PETS - RE­BECCA MOORE

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.

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