A good start for Hokohoko Youth Market

SWEET TREATS: Miriam Cornfeld, Olivia Gardiner and Sophie Chambers sell a selection of homemade gingerbread and jelly at their market stall at the Hokohoko Youth Market on Saturday. Pictures by Paul Rickard
GOOD FOR BUSINESS: Customers Gordon and Renay Charteris check out the offerings on a stall operated by Mokoia Kerehoma (left) and Riley Kerehoma at Saturday’s youth market.

A Christmas market with a difference took place on Saturday at the Albert Cox Skatepark — all the stall holders were under the age of 18.

The fine weather coupled with the delicious offerings on sale made for a successful market and organiser Cain Kerehoma said the young people involved gained some good practical experience.

Mr Kerehoma wants to help support young entrepreneurs. He said the Hokohoko Youth Market was a way for youngsters to get experience in running a business.

The market attracted a steady stream of customers throughout the day.

Mr Kerehoma hopes to run another one in February.

“Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we’ve learned a few lessons. We’d like to step up the entertainment next time and get more young buskers and entertainers involved.”

A Christmas market with a difference took place on Saturday at the Albert Cox Skatepark — all the stall holders were under the age of 18.

The fine weather coupled with the delicious offerings on sale made for a successful market and organiser Cain Kerehoma said the young people involved gained some good practical experience.

Mr Kerehoma wants to help support young entrepreneurs. He said the Hokohoko Youth Market was a way for youngsters to get experience in running a business.

The market attracted a steady stream of customers throughout the day.

Mr Kerehoma hopes to run another one in February.

“Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we’ve learned a few lessons. We’d like to step up the entertainment next time and get more young buskers and entertainers involved.”

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