Information for Stallholders

The aim of the market is to provide a place where quality (though not necessarily expensive) goods are sold. There are no cheap, mass produced goods or people's castoffs. My wish is to have a market that sells unusual but fabulous products that you are not going to find in every shop through New Zealand.

Each stall will need to be approved before it can join the market to keep the standards high. It has a bit of an international flavour as well as plenty of great New Zealand products.

The market is held on the third Saturday of each month from 9am until 1pm at Highbury House, 110 Hinemoa St in Birkenhead.

Birkenhead is a heritage area and the market is in the heart of the cafe strip. The market is a part of the local community but also provides benefits and enjoyment for tourists and people coming from far and wide. It is a place where people can meet up, relax and treat themselves to some wonderful food, homewares, books, jewellery and art.


3x3m ezi-up site in the main carpark is $30.
3x3m site in the garden is $20.

The market does have available to borrow a limited number of ezi-ups and tables. These are usuallly lent out on first come first served basis. Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to borrow a table or ezi-up and I will do my best to accomodate you.

Main room: $25
Maritime Room: $20 all tables
Garden room all tables are $10

You do not have to appear at every market but I would appreciate prior warning if you know you cannot make certain dates. Stallholders who repeatedly fail to turn up for a market after booking space will be required to pay in advance before attending the market. All stallholders are taken on a trial basis.

As with all markets weather plays a major part. Because we have inside stalls the market will run in all weathers and is only cancelled in extreme weather (hasn’t happened yet...).

Thank you for your interest in the market, I look forward to hearing from you. Please read the Terms and Conditions below. Participation in the market means you agree to abide by the terms and conditions.

Please feel free to  contact me with any questions: Toni-maree Rowe ph. (09) 482 2273/021143785 or email

Terms and Conditions

Stallholders must be set up and ready to trade by 9.00am. All stallholders will be allocated a site by the appointed Market Manager. Although every endeavour will be made to retain a stallholders’ allocated position for consequential markets, Market Management reserves the right to alter stall positions should the need arise.

Stallholders must remove their vehicles from the immediate vicinity to allow customers to park easily. There are parking spaces behind the Funeral Directors on Hinemoa Street or on Glade Place opposite the market. Do not park on Hinemoa St as customers will not be able to park for the market.

Appearance is to be of a high standard as set by other stallholders and Market Management. Participants may be refused entry in future if the standards of the market are not maintained.

All signs and banners are to be of a professional quality. Vendors must clearly display the name of their business and must post prices for all items being sold. Registered kitchens must be used for all processing of products and certificates produced to market management.

The market seeks to avoid excessive usage of plastics and promotes recycling, where possible, towards a target of zero waste. Please take your rubbish away with you. It is the responsibility of the stall holder to clean up the area around their own stall. Each stallholder must remove any rubbish generated by his or her stall.

Smoking by stallholders is not permitted on the market premises.

Food Stalls

Periodic inspections will be carried out by the Environmental Health Officer for the Auckland Council to ensure that all stalls comply with the food safety regulations.

Approval must be gained from Auckland Council to sell food at markets on the North Shore. Registered kitchens must be used for all processing of products and certificates (or copies of) produced to market management. Stallholders must trade in accordance with the Food Hygiene Regulations (1974).

All vendors should be aware of NZSFA labelling requirements. More information about labelling can be found on the NZSFA website:

All organic produce must be certified by the relevant accrediting body and be labelled “certified organic”. Evidence of accreditation must be provided upon application. All food stallholders must have effective means of cleaning hands – either with anti-bacterial sanitising gel or wipes. Always clean hands before and after handling food.

If food is perishable, it must be maintained at a temperature of 4°C or below. All food must be individually packed or covered, to protect from cross-contamination. Care must be taken to protect food from cross-contamination when transported to and from the market.

Tastings of products is strongly encouraged. Produce or products opened for such tastings cannot then be sold.