Eastern Courier : November 26th 2010
5 EASTERN COURIER, NOVEMBER 26, 2010 NEWS Great reading this weekend. Don't miss this Sunday's SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES AND SAVE! Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) WIN 10 prizes of $2000 tobewon-justin time for Christmas. See this week's Sunday Star-Times $2000 CASH FOR CHRISTMAS planning a perfect function? Carlton Party Hire Auckland East 3 Trugood Drive, Pakuranga P. (09) 274 5578 E. firstname.lastname@example.org www.carltonpartyhire.co.nz Carlton Party Hire can help you bring any function or event to life with their large range of products and the assistance of their friendly team Carpark transformed into night market Cars to cuisine: Night market manager Paul Wilson is hoping people take to the carpark venture. Photo: MATT BOWEN By MATT BOWEN It takes some effort to imagine a night market of 200 stalls humming beneath The Warehouse in Pakuranga. The drab grey space is typically crammed with cars and little else. But tomorrow night from 6pm to midnight it'll trans- form into alleys of vendors selling everything under the sun'' as well as top-notch fare from the region's res- taurateurs. The permanent Saturday night fixture is an Auckland first. It's not an original idea,'' manager Paul Wilson says. Everybody's thought of it but nobody's had everything right to go ahead and do it.'' Multi-national shopping centre company Westfield has been working on the idea for nearly two years. Mr Wilson was brought in to run it. He says it's a test case. A typical problem with New Zealand is people coming in saying there's no nightlife unless you want to go out drinking. I've been to Taiwan many times and the night markets there are where to go.'' Mr Wilson says the vision for Pakuranga is to create a vibrant upmarket market'' with a bit of glamour'' and entertainment. Food will be the big drawcard. Typically local authorities don't allow restaurant-style cooking at markets, he says. We've come to an arrange- ment with the council where each store has hot and cold running water and electricity. No other market in the country has that and we didn't expect to but it was the only way we were allowed to open.'' It'll be a family-friendly environment with no alcohol. There are 2000 carparks nearby and 150 will be avail- able under The Warehouse.
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