Central Leader : January 9th 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 NETWORK Unbeatable coverage of readers 15+ 808,000 Auckland's most powerful media Ph 09 525 0666 Source: Nielsen CMI Q3 2011--Q2 2012 Like us on facebook to have your say facebook.com/NZautocarDashboard View at www.dash-board.co.nz or at any of our newspapers online. Your online motoring guide issue 7 Sit back and relax with Dash-board this summer. ISSUE 8 ONLINE 22 JANUARY Vision realised: Street markets were a part of everyday life when Paul De Jonge ran a restaurant and bar in Shanghai with his wife. Now with the success of their two weekly Auckland Night Markets the couple is launching a third and fourth.Photo: SIMON SMITH Markets triumph By SIMON SMITH PEOPLE told Victoria and Paul De Jonge their idea of a night market in Auckland would fail. Even my brother said to me: It's not going to work','' Mrs De Jonge says. But the naysayers were wrong. Around 10,000 people go to each of the Pakuranga and Glenfield markets held in undercover car parks each week. The Auckland Night Mar- kets have proved so success- ful that this month the Remuera couple will start two new ones at Onehunga Dress-Smart on Thursdays and another at Hunters Plaza in Papatoetoe on Fridays. The De Jonges owned a restaurant and bar in China for six years before starting the first market at Pakuranga in October 2010. In Shanghai we saw this sort of thing all the time but here there's no nightlife,'' Mrs De Jonge says. People told us Kiwis don't like to go out on a Saturday, but I said to Paul: No that's because there's nowhere for them to go'.'' She says there are limited things to do at night for young families and teen- agers. Children just go to movies, there's nowhere for them to go.'' Mrs De Jonge knew the experiment was a gamble and stallholders might leave if people did not come -- but that was not to be the case. After the first night I knew this market would not fail.'' The Saturday night mar- ket has since run weekly and is full to capacity with about 200 stalls. The Glenfield version sprang up a year later and visitors experience food from all over the globe. People of diverse eth- nicities mingle while listen- ing to live music and brows- ing a wide range of goods. It is a family-friendly atmos- phere with no alcohol. Mrs De Jonge says secur- ity is there if needed but incidents are rare with so many people around. Stallholders must apply to Auckland Council for a mar- ket food licence and the De Jonges require each to have good hygiene, as well as a fire extinguisher. Go to centralleader.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to see more photos of the market. WHERE TO GO Pakuranga Shopping Centre, Saturday, 6pm to midnight Westfield Glenfield, Sunday, 5.30pm to 11pm Hunters Plaza Papatoetoe, Friday, 6pm to midnight (from January 11) Dress-Smart Onehunga, Thursday, 5.30pm to 10pm (from January 24) TODAY Smooth ride Fight fan All aboard E-EDITION Work begins What does Lipton Tea and a fleet of mullet boats have in common? --P2 Dave Cameron has spent a lifetime collecting boxing memorabilia -- P6 The new Rainbow Warrior will be docked at Princes Wharf this weekend and you are welcome to take a tour --P7 Auckland City Football Club takes on Waikato FC tonight and coach Ramon Tribulietx says Auckland's biggest challenge is psychological. Go to centralleader.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to read Tribulietx's thoughts ahead of the game.
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