Excitement is in the air for the mamas selling artefacts and handicrafts as they look forward to moving into the newly built traditional handicraft centres!
The two traditional-style buildings, built at a cost of over VT112 million, are funded by the New Zealand Government. The buildings use some traditional materials and designs, but are built to be extremely sturdy and able to stand up to cyclone weather conditions.
The market houses bring a real traditional feel to the modern waterfront, and provide an ideal place for the hardworking mamas to take their businesses selling locally made products to the next level.
News and Image by New Zealand High Commission.