Waiheke Ostend Market
Everything Under the Sun!
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About the Market

A fun friendly, vibrant, diverse and interesting place for young and old and people from all walks of life

The Ostend Market is open every Saturday 7:30am–1:00pm. 76 Ostend Rd, Ostend, Waiheke Island.



There are stalls inside the hall and on the reserve so if you are looking for a gift, a bargain, something tasty to eat or just a coffee (some of the best on the Island) and a catch up with friends then this is the place to visit. Lot's of yummy food to eat whilst browsing including burgers, samosa's, pizza, local breads and pattiserie, crepes, hungarian bread, and yummy Turkish fare. A selection of Waiheke olives, olive oils, cheese and honey are also available to take home as well as fruit and vege and free range eggs. Pamper yourself with organic and non organic skincare products and soaps, get a massage or check up on your health with iridology or purchase herbal products and vitamins. Lot's of gift ideas can be found including local art, crafts and cards. Dress yourself with both new and secondhand clothing. Into collectables and bric a brac? Then there are usually plenty of stalls to find a treasure.

And not forgetting the kids: huge bouncy castle with slide (weather dependant of course), award winning books by local authors, slushies, candyfloss and popcorn. Loads of clothing, games and toys (new and secondhand) and even a lucky dip. You never know, the amazingly colourful, whacky and talented storyteller Tania Batt could even pop in to share her latest fabulous tale! A must for both young and old. Coming from Auckland? Take a ferry Stuck for a lift? Take a bus. See you there!


Click below for info about some of our stalls - Great People, Great Fun & Everything under the Sun!

Mark & Rowan Sommerset

Mark and Rowan's childrens books have won a number of awards and are published around the world.

Nature's Rhythm

Nature's Rhythm provides high potency herbal remedies, a range of essential oils and Angelica natural skincare products

Sid Marsh

Sid Marsh - paintbrush4hire.
Dead or Alive, commissions wanted.
A unique gift.

BenBo Baby Essentials

Embroidered baby gowns, merino hand knits for babies - handcrafted with love on Waiheke Island.

Langos

We are a unique local boutique mobile food stall which originates at the Waiheke Ostend Market.

Babicka's Table

Babicka's Table offers hot locally handmade artisan sausages rolls & delicious gourmet hotdogs.n

Philosophy

Our Market is and has been a melting pot for all the people of Waiheke and its many visitors for around 30 years now.

The Ostend Market is a Community Market operated by the Waiheke Community Childcare Centre. Our Vision is to provide a Market that is a friendly, vibrant, diverse and an interesting place for young and old and people from all walks of life. We welcome all Stallholders and in particular community groups, at the discretion of the Market Coordinators, that wish to use the Market as a forum to introduce their services and community initiatives free of charge. Children and Youth may have a stall at a discounted rate. We believe if the Market is flourishing it will benefit all of our Community including all the traders and visitors of the Market.

We welcome entertainment and activities for both children and adults and wish to provide a peaceful, safe, and supportive environment for all our visitors and stallholders at the Market. We endeavour to become sustainable and earth friendly, minimising any negative impact on the environment.Our Philosophy is to be transparent and fair and we have a set of policies supporting this practice also enabling our Co-ordinators to move forward in developing the Market further.

The Waiheke Community Childcare Centre cares for the health of the planet and the world our children will inherit. The Ostend Market is our mainstay fundraiser and key public event. We are committed to minimising the environmental impact of the Market even both as a way of role modelling to our children and the public and in keeping with our philosophy of caring for and protecting our island and planet. With support and guidance from the Waiheke Waste Resources Trust and Auckland Council, we have developed Zero Waste Stations at the Market. With co- operation we are working towards Zero Waste at the Ostend Market.

We believe if the Market is flourishing it will benefit all of our Community including the traders and visitors alike.

History

Ostend Market history (extracts from the Marketplace 11th April 2007) kindly provided by Jenny Barre - Co Founder of Waiheke Community Childcare.



  • 1975

    Ostend Market was started by Putiki School

    In 1975 the Ostend Market was started by Putiki School, a private school promoting alternative education, and was held on the property of Don and Barbara Chapple, Hekerua Bay. As a fundraising venture the parents of Putiki School held the Ostend Market once a month on a Saturday. They did so for several years.

  • 1981

    Waiheke Community Childcare Centre takes over the running of the market

    In 1981 Jenny Barre was approached by Don Chapple and asked if the Waiheke Community Creche (later called Waiheke Community Childcare Centre) would like to take over the running of the market as Putiki School numbers were dropping and there were fewer parents available to work the market day. The Creche was in its infancy. There were no government subsidies then and parent fees could not possibly cover all expenses so fundraising was imperative. The Creche Committee accepted willingly and immediately went to holding the Market fortnightly. We did so for six months from June 1981.

  • 1981/1982

    Market every Saturday permanently

    Over the summer of 1981/1982 we ran the market every Saturday permanently. At that time the Creche sold refreshments from the hall kitchen, collected stall fees and had a stall of its own. This was very successful for several more years.

  • 1995

    The Ostend Market formalised in the Auckland City Council District Plan

    In October 1995 The Ostend Market was included in the Anzac Reserve Management Plan with Auckland City Council and a Licence to Occupy part of the Ostend Reserve was formalised in the Auckland City Council District Plan.




Information for Stallholders

A peaceful, safe, and supportive environment for all our visitors and stallholders at the Market.

Our Philosophy is to be transparent and fair and we have a set of policies supporting this practice also enabling our Co-ordinators to move forward in managing the Market and developing it further.

Please speak with one of the co-ordinators before you set up your stall. Market co-ordinators are responsible for allocating all stalls.

Funds raised by the Ostend Market are spent at the discretion of the centre management, in the best interests of the children attending the Waiheke Community Childcare Centre. Typically this would include the purchase of toys, equipment, teaching aids and projects aimed at upgrading the service. Waiheke Community Childcare Centre remain indebted to years of contribution from the community of Waiheke that have made it possible to sustain this valuable income for a much needed service on the Island. Funds are also allocated for the promotion of the Market, such as regular advertising, maintenance and equipment to support all stallholders.

Please read through the Ostend Market Handbood carefuly and contact one of the Market co-ordinators to get started, be safe and have fun.

Our Market co-ordinators will guide you through the policies and regulations that Market stallholders must comply with including: Auckland City Council Licences, Stallholder Fees, What We Expect from You, Food Licences and the Second Hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act.

Get in Touch

We look forward to hearing from you.