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Riccarton market

Riccarton market

The service group Rotary set up the Riccarton market in 1989 as a fundraiser for local community groups. It raised about $1 million in its first 15 years. Most markets set up in the late 20th century were mixed markets like Riccarton, with a flea-market feel, lots of second-hand goods and some produce, and were organised by community groups to raise money for charity.

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Perrin Rowland, 'Markets - Open-air markets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23032/riccarton-market (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Perrin Rowland, published 11 Mar 2010