First youth market soon to kick off

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Registrations are coming in for the first Otago Youth Market, which will be held on September 15.

The Waitaki District Council has allowed the use of the footpath between Coquet and Weir Sts, with Soul Surf and Skate Oamaru at the centre.

Setting up the market is Fliss Butcher, who said the market would be an outlet for young people to learn and experience what it’s like to be in business.

The first market will be held on September 15, from 12pm to 4pm.

The market will be free for stallholders and run monthly initially to gauge popularity.

Soul Surf and Skate’s Jeremy Holding has also jumped on board and is encouraging any youth, under 25, to give it a go.

Stall holders must provide their own chairs, tables and any other equipment.

Stall holders will be expected to be polite and kind to each other and share the footpath space fairly.

Ideas for stalls include busking, selling crafts and creations, selling/reselling clothing, showing off talents, reading tarot cards, or just a place to socialise with other young people from Otago in an alcohol and drug-free space.

Check out the Oamaru Youth Market Facebook page, or pop in and see Mr Holding at Soul, Surf and Skate, for more information.

By Rebecca Ryan