Now celebrating its 25-year anniversary, the market, which is a magnet for tourists, will be graced by many more dignitaries to commemorate its milestone this afternoon.
Market manager William Taripo also says marketplace vendors are most welcome to come and set up their stalls for free, to mark the day’s celebration.
Festivities will be kicked off at 2pm by MC Papatua Papatua, and there will be a turou by Ngarima George for VIP guests.
Minister for Punanga Nui market Albert Nicholas will give a speech before commemorative plaques are unveiled by Queens Representative Tom Marsters and New Zealand High Commissioner Peter Marshall.
The festivities will then move on to the National Auditorium.