The South Kaipara Harvest Markets in Parakai have been a hit with foodies from across the district on the last Sunday of every month. Aside from the incredible food producers, growers and farmers present at the Markets, these events have been greatly enhanced by talented local musicians from around the South Kaipara. Our volunteer musicians have not only made money on the day (via an open guitar case or two), but have also received offers to perform at weddings and events from their involvement! So if you're a local musician or group who would like the opportunity to play at one of the upcoming Harvest Markets, please get in touch with organiser Jake Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next Market is on Sunday 28 June from 10am - 1pm at Te Whare Oranga o Parakai adjacent to the Parakai Springs Hot Pools. Best of all, the Market ALWAYS runs - rain or shine!
We are disappointed to share with the community that Te Whare Oranga o Parakai was broken into over the long Waitangi weekend, with burglary and vandalism at the property. However this annoying setback will not alter our opening plans or delay our progress!