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Friday 31 December 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Business, National


Vendors excited for opportunities in 2022
From left: Eikura Albert, Taumatini (Mati) Taia, Maara Albert and baby Maara Albert at Punanga Nui market. 21123008

Today is the last opening day for the Punanga Nui Market, so pop in and visit the regular vendors who have all sorts of fresh produce and locally made products to sell.

Grandmother Taumatini (Mati) Taia and her daughter Maara are regular stall holders who sell a variety of handmade beaded crafts, floral ei, fruits and vegetables.

Taia enjoys the atmosphere the market provides and says she is looking forward to more opportunities in the New Year.

Maara creates and weaves unusual looking strings of beaded bracelets and necklaces mixing local beads with the shiny imported type.

“I enjoy what I do and its fun coming up with different designs.”

The market will reopen on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.