Youth Week in Gore will feature a Youth Night Market this year.
The Gore District Youth Council has been busy planning events for Youth Week, which runs from May 26 to June 4.
Chairman Josh Highsted (17) said the market would be for all ages.
“We wanted to involve youth of all ages. We wanted to make it a family event,” Josh said.
This was the first time a youth market had been held in Gore.
It was a challenge for the council because it had not been done before, he said.
“There wasn’t a basis to work off. We have to make it up as we go along.”
Finding a venue was also difficult, Josh said.
“We wanted somewhere that had an indoor and outdoor space.”
The council chose the Old Horse Bazaar in Mersey St.
“It’s in a good location,” Josh said.
Local youth and businesses had been invited to hold stalls at the market.
Mataura School would sell sausages and hot chocolate.
There would be activities such as face painting and items such as crafts to buy, Josh said.
He encouraged anyone who was interested to come along to the market.
“Come have a nosy. You don’t know what’s there until you come and take a look,” he said.
The market would be held from 4pm to 7pm on May 27.
The youth council had also organised other Youth Week events, including a Can for a Cause Movie Night and Pink Shirt Day, which is a nationwide anti-bullying campaign.