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Call for Summer Events at Town Basin

​The opening of the Loop Walkway and Waiarohia Bridge kicks off a season of events at the Town Basin this summer.
Updated: 19/02/2018 2:57 p.m.
Image of Bridge Canopy.

​Bridge Canopy at the Town Basin.

“The Town Basin will be even more of a magnet for people this summer because the loop walkway connects together lots of spots for recreation and activity that were isolated from each other before,” said Group Manager District Living, Paul Dell.


“The loop means there is much more for people to do when they get here, and more to see, and that will mean a real increase in the number visiting. More people and more fun inevitably mean better business.

“Now is the time for people to start letting us know if you want to book any parts of the area for events and occasions. 

“The Artisans’ Fair has already been in touch with us to get their programme organised,” said WDC Venues and Events Co-ordinator Shaila Workman.


Starting on Labour Weekend (27 October) the Artisans’ Fair will fill the Canopy Bridge to the brim with a wonderful array of colourful arts, crafts and people from across Northland and beyond.


The first fair of the season will be on the Monday of Labour Weekend and fairs will be held every Saturday right up until the Christmas Market on 20 December. 

After Christmas the fair will be held fortnightly until the final market of the season, the Easter Market, on Monday 6 April,” said Organiser Kaari Schlebach.

“The Artisans Fair is undoubtedly one of Northlands largest and most vibrant Arts and Crafts markets and is now attracting visitors from near and far,” she said.


“Any local artisans, crafters, gourmet food stall producers, musicians or performers interested in being a part of this wonderfully positive community event, don’t be shy - you are welcome. Please get in touch via email or find out more on our facebook page or pick up a form from Himalayan Trading Post.”

Artisans Fair - Bridge Market on Facebook




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