Eats & Markets

Cater to your culinary side, or take a stroll at one of our local markets and check out what's on offer from our talented stallholders. Eat, explore and enjoy!

Kāpiti Food Fair 2022

3 Dec 2022
Mazengarb Reserve

Mazengarb Rd, Paraparaumu

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Book it into your calendar now!  Kāpiti Food Fair is a super fun, indulgent & tasty day out that fills your life with GOOD friends, GOOD times and GOOD food. It's an extravaganza that will make a lasting impression on the minds and bodies of all foodies!

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Ōtaki Christmas Market & Free Santa's Grotto

11 Dec 2022
Otaki Market

58 Main Highway, Ōtaki (Opposite New World), Ōtaki , Main Highway

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Welcome to the Ōtaki Market Christmas Markets

A FREE festive event for the community where you will find unique gifts for Christmas. Stay awhile and enjoy the delicious coffee, food and drinks available. Bring the family for a fun day and support our local sellers by shopping local for Christmas.

FREE Santa’s Grotto is coming to Ōtaki!  11 December, 10am-1pm

It’s that festive time of year, come and visit Santa in Ōtaki and have your photo taken. Tamariki and rangatahi of all ages are welcome. No bookings required, arrive at 10am, queue up at the grotto, bring along your own camera and meet Santa.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!

FREE GIFT WRAPPING - A special gift needs special gift wrapping - 4, 11, 18 December, 9am-2pm

Enjoy sustainable gift wrapping this December at the Ōtaki Market. Our team is on hand to wrap any of your Christmas presents using a range of sustainable wrapping solutions.

COMPETITIONS  Pop a Balloon for $2.00, win an awesome prize!

Waikanae Christmas Market Day

17 Dec 2022
Mahara Place


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Join Mahara Place for all your Christmas shopping in one place on the 17th December from 9am to 2pm .

Why Mahara Place this Christmas? Amazing eateries. Train station just across the road if you don't want to drive.

We have over 100 quality stalls booked in for all your Christmas shopping or stock up on supplies for the holidays.

For the children we have children's rides and Santa will also be joining us on the day.
Free face-painting for the children !

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Car Boot Sale

6 Nov – 18 Dec 2022
Waikanae Beach Bowling Club

Huiawa St

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Waikanae Beach Bowling Club is holding a car boot sale every Sunday (weather permitting).

Come along and support your local bowling club and our car booters. Now that the weather is getting better we have had more interest in people wanting to book a car park space.

New and used items for sale, as well as hot and cold refreshments and a sausage sizzle.

If you are keen to book a spot please call or text Jackie on 027 240 2353 or email [email protected] car parks cost $10 a spot.

Foraging & Spice cream - Ōtaki

28 Jan 2023
Haruātai Park 

Mill Rd,

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Haruātai Park and the old hospital grounds in Ōtaki is a great place for foraging with a real mix of exotics and natives.

After a 2h foraging tour its botanical ice cream tasting time at Ōtaki Colleges horticultural gardens. I like to use ice cream as a tool to showcase flavours.

We will meet at my house right next to the entrance way to Haruātai Park.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for our foraging walk, also i would recommend bringing some water.

After our walk we will cross the road and pop into Aho Aho / the Horticultural garden at otaki college for the botanical ice cream tasting part of the event.

I use both dairy and coconut base mix but please let me know if you prefer dairy free and ill make sure to bring some along.

Ōtaki Kite Festival

18 – 19 Feb 2023
Ōtaki Beach

Marine Parade

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Free, family friendly event, held on the beautiful Ōtaki Beach.

Plan a trip to the Kāpiti Coast and see the spectacular kites at New Zealand's largest kite festival. See world class kites of all shapes and sizes.

Relax in the sun and enjoy the live entertainment or purchase a treasure from one of our stalls. Stay for lunch and sample the tasty treats from one of our food vendors or bring a picnic and watch the world go by.

For the kids, there are slides, bouncy castles and our fabulous kite train.

The Ōtaki Kite Festival has something for everyone, join us to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. 

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