The fate of Mosgiel's Christmas market will be up for
discussion at today's Mosgiel Business Association annual
Chairman Blair Arthur said some members were questioning
whether the annual street market, which was run by the
association, should be continued.
This comes after last year's market, in a closed-off Gordon
Rd, was badly affected by weather, with many vendors failing
to turn up.
Mr Arthur would like a Mosgiel market day to continue but
would consider a different time of year, for instance, in
''Do we need to revamp it? Do we need to try and do it
The market was a highlight on the Mosgiel calendar, with
entertainment for the children.
Other options included having the market, which had been
going off and on for decades, every two years.
He would be ''disappointed'' if the more than 40 business
association members wanted it scrapped.
He accepted the event was expensive and that it was difficult
to avoid clashes with other events, including the Dunedin
''We normally do run at a loss,'' he said.
The association was also discuss its business hub, where
guest speakers spoke about issues from social media to
Members would be asked about ideas for future guest speakers.
• The meeting is at Hotel Motel Taieri at 5.45pm today.