Punanga Nui market turns 25

Friday November 24, 2017 Written by Published in Local
Punanga Nui market, now a tourist “must do” while visiting Rarotonga. 17112334 Punanga Nui market, now a tourist “must do” while visiting Rarotonga. 17112334

Punanga Nui Market was opened with all the pomp and ceremony fit for a king, or at least an heir to the throne, when Prince Edward cut the ribbon in 1992.

 

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.

 

1 comment

  • Comment Link Gerard Friday, 24 November 2017 17:56 posted by Gerard

    Love going to the market everytime we are there.....

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