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Ōtara markets

Every Saturday the parking lot near the Ōtara shopping centre is transformed into a large open-air market, attracting thousands of shoppers and bargain hunters. It has long been a favourite place for politicians to woo voters. In this 1999 clip, Labour Party leader Helen Clark and local MP Taito Philip Field greet shoppers – before bumping into National Party opponent Arthur Anae and his supporters.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - South Auckland', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 April 2024)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016