Te Pātaka Night Market sets a festive scene for Waitangi Commemorations
After two hugely successful markets, Te Pātaka o Wairau Māori Night Market is back on Tuesday 5 February 2019 from 4-8pm at Seymour Square!
What better way to recognise the signing of Te Tiriti ō Waitangi and celebrate all things Te Ao Māori, than with your whānau in the surrounds of Seymour Square in Blenheim. This relatively new cultural event, designed to showcase Māori businesses and products within the community has proved popular with locals and visitors.
Te Pātaka host for the evening is talented Māori television presenter, humanitarian and funny guy Sonny Ngatai. He will be accompanied by a range of local entertainers, Carolyn Tipene, Tui Caldwell and DJ Bex, along with some fabulous kapahaka roopu, setting the scene for a warm whānau atmosphere!
Dr Lorr Eade, spokesperson says, ‘Te Pātaka o Wairau provides a platform for emerging Māori businesses to introduce their products. This time we have new stallholders such as Sofie and Lewis Smith who are joining us with their beautiful range of taonga, as well as those who have been with us from the start like Lee Mason and Sarah Wichman of Kumuhore Kanuka Essential Oil who will be there with their kanuka sprays, wai putiputi (floral water) and honey.”
“The interest and support shown by attendance at the markets has been amazing. The looks on people’s faces as they try their first kina, or the huge line up for the fried bread, as well as the smiles on people’s faces as they watch our kapa haka and entertainers, makes this all worthwhile. Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Rarua and Rangitāne thank everyone for their ongoing support to this event, especially our sponsors for the February event.”
Stall enquiries contact: Te Ra Morris on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entertainment enquiries contact: Lorr.Eade@westpac.co.nz
About us: The project team for Te Pātaka o Wairau is a mix of local Māori volunteers from mana whenua iwi Rangitāne ō Wairau, Ngāti Rarua, Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu who work on behalf of the nine iwi of the South Island.
Media Contact: Ranae Niven, Senior Communications Advisor, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu – email@example.com
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