We were only too happy to help
When Warwick and Kevin asked for our help to obtain all the Council consents for the Paraparaumu Beach Market Relocation, we didn’t hesitate.
The Markets, which are approaching their 20th year of operation, are presently based in a private carparking area on Marine Parade. Due to the private ownership of this site along with it being advertised for sale and earmarked for development; the Paraparaumu Beach Markets required a new home.
With all the consents approved, the majority of the Markets will now be relocating to MacLean Street and operating from within the road carriageway. During peak times, typically during spring and summer months, the Markets will require additional operating space and extend into the rotunda areas of MacLean Park.
Over the years, 100’s of local people have used this platform to trade, test and launch new products. It goes ahead rain, hail or shine every Saturday and many stallholders have gone on to build successful businesses and brands.
Such a great place to be!
The bustling, happy chaos of a Paraparaumu Beach Market is your chance to discover some of the finest locally produce and ingredients!
Our Vision – Thriving Communities
At Leith Consulting, our vision for a thriving New Zealand where people and communities are connected, content, and have a strong sense of place. The Markets are a shining example of a micro-community that is absolutely thriving and so it was a no-brainer to answer their call for help.
Most big, public events like the Markets require some form of Council consent, permit or licence. We are specialists in obtaining these types of approvals, particularly those under the Resource Management Act and Local Government Act. Obtaining all the necessary permissions can often be daunting, time-consuming and expensive so it’s always a pleasure to guide projects down the smoothest path to approval, shouldering all the stress associated with it, and allowing organisers to focus their energy on organising the event itself.
Speaking of our involvement in the process, market co-owner Warwick Halcrow said “…the amazing Monique Leith of Leith Consulting – without her support to navigate the planning issues this would have been a mountain to climb!!”
And Sharon Hunter, Chair of the Paraparaumu Beach Business Association said “…a big thank you to Monique Leith of Leith Consulting who invested so much time and effort into all the consents required by KCDC, without Monique Leith we couldn’t have done this – thank you”.
The new location is more visible and better integrated with the commercial shops of Paraparaumu Beach, adding vibrancy, vitality and identity to the area. Importantly, the new location is much more accessible to people with mobility needs.
We are passionate about our community and its people and therefore very proud supporters of the Paraparaumu Beach Saturday Markets.