Riccarton Sunday Market: New Zealand’s largest outdoor Market​

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In accordance with the Government instructions with regards to large public gatherings during the global Coronavirus pandemic, The Riccarton Market has been postponed.  This postponement will remain in place until such time as the Government gives the all-clear to such events.This has been a difficult decision, as it is acknowledged that Stallholders are reliant on the market for their income and that several thousand visitors each Sunday come for their purchases and for their entertainment.  However, the market must do everything it can to protect the health of its clients and its staff.The Riccarton Market, which is operated by the Rotary Club of Riccarton, has been going for over 30 years and has only ever closed due to weather conditions.  Even after the 2011 earthquakes, the market remained open to provide support for Christchurch residents.But this situation is quite different.  Fighting the unseen virus that is sweeping the world requires the avoidance of large crowds of people in close proximity to others.  And the market must play its role in helping its community.The Riccarton Market is extremely grateful for the public support it receives each Sunday and we look forward to welcoming everyone back as quickly as possible.Please keep visiting our website for updates.​

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Got Wood?

Noel can be found at his stall at the Riccarton Market every Sunday!It was a utilitarian craft favoured by the ancient Egyptians and now, thanks to master crafters like Noel Graham, you can still own a piece of handcrafted, wood-turned art today for your pad.Noel, who can be found at his stall at the Riccarton Market every Sunday selling his wooden wares and clothing, turned what was a hobby into a living after retiring from teaching. Not that he’s turned his back on teaching altogether, Noel is doing his bit to ensure this age-old craft doesn’t disappear by co-writing a Certificate in Woodturning course for Aoraki Polytechnic in 2005 (now administered by the National Association of Woodworkers) and continues to teach modules for the Christchurch and North Canterbury Woodcraft Club.Collecting and milling the majority of the timbers in his work, Noel also enhances his wares – which range from elegant hollow vessels, finely turned ornaments and multi-axis works – with acrylic paint and patinas. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, he’ll happily take commissions.

Henrietta's Country Creams

A regular at the Riccarton Market since it opened!  Henrietta Rutherford-Jones has some serious experience in researching and creating natural skin care products. Her Country Creams range would never stoop to include any artificial nasties (such as parabens, preservatives, boric acid, fragrances, or a host of other chemical baddies); instead they incorporate natural and botanical ingredients such as Manuka honey, jasmine, lavender, citrus, and many other plant oils. Much of Henrietta’s knowledge of these botanicals is drawn from her mother’s rich Tongan/European background and her own frequent travels to India, which she travelled to for years as a volunteer for Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. Working out of her dual home/workspace of a converted historic church and Sunday school hall near Waimate, she heads to the Riccarton Market every Sunday to showcase her hand, face and body creams, moisturisers, perfumes, deodorants, massage oil/creams and lip balms, each of which are animal-cruelty free, and perfect for some everyday self-pampering .*This Article originally appeared in the May 2018 copy of CityScape

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Treasured Items

Handcrafted hats, scarves and shoulder shawlsMost Sundays at Riccarton Market you will find Sue sitting at site G12 and 13 spinning wool from Canterbury sheep. During the week, she knits her beautiful hand-spun yarn into a range of hats, scarves and shoulder shawls for sale at the stall. Sue’s handspun hats sell for $20, the scarves are $30, the merino shoulder shawls are $65.Barbara is an embroiderer and felter and sells a range of affordable handcrafted gifts. Among the best sellers are the catnip toys ($5 each). Felted or knitted, they’re filled with real, dried catnip. They will be an instant hit with your feline friends and the toys never lose their smell.


Hand Made here in Canterbury!Natural products, handmade, in Christchurch, New Zealand, by a Clinical Medical Herbalist. A selection of teas, soaps, creams and oils created using natural ingredients and a knowledge of their beneficial actions on the body. Also various essential ingredients used in home remedies, organic where possible, together with a small collection of other brands, including diffusers for essential oils, also found to be particularly effective for health and wellbeing. Skin is the largest organ of the body and whatever you put on it will be absorbed into your system. If you care about what you eat then you should definitely care about what you put on your skin.​


Over 200 Stalls—something for everyone in the family

Each week over 300 vendors are there selling a wide variety of goods, from fresh fruit and vegetables to secondhand goods, furniture clothing, art, plants and trees, and food

Join in the fun and fellowship with upwards of 10,000 others who make their shopping fun at the market

Relax in our new outdoor area and have your breakfast/lunch with friends and family while listening to music from local artists

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Covid 19 Update: We must confirm the very hard decision to postpone the market immediately until further notice.  Please visit our website for updates and stay safe.  Thank you for your support