Market steams back Sept 19

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The Tamahere Market is steaming back in September after a Covid-forced absence in August as organisers and stallholders adapt to the new normal.

The returning Tamahere Market will be on Saturday, September 19 with measures in place to allow it to open whether the region is in Covid-19 Alert level one or two.

Stalls will be well spaced out and the number of people on site will be monitored to allow for social distancing, and people will be urged to wear masks, said organiser Jane Manson.

A market QR code will also enable people to use the government Covid-19 tracer app to record their visit.

Steam Punk ladies of Thames

The morning market will also have a Steam Punk theme with stallholders offering products in the retrofuturistic style while also aiming to attract a strong strong presence from Steam Punk followers around the Waikato.

The government is set to make an announcement on September 14, a few days before the market, about a potential change to Alert levels.

“We’re crossing fingers for a level one announcement but otherwise we need to adapt to the new normal,” Manson said.

“We’re asking people to please wear masks. I know it’s open air, but if Jaffas can do it so can the mighty Waikato!”

The Tamahere Market is held in the St Stephen’s Church grounds, corner of Airport Rd and Tamahere Drive, from 8am to 1pm. For more details click here.

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