We had a fabulous first event of the year on a wonderful warm sunny evening on Tuesday February 19th enjoying the great atmosphere, food and drinks at Our Place Tauranga.
Located in the CBD, Our Place is a container village that opened last year on the premise of curating an environment that will nurture small, emerging businesses as well as building a space our growing community can enjoy.
It is one of the more recent projects from Rachelle Duffy and her husband Chris, the founder of The Little Big Events. Rachelle and Chris initially had their own retail shop in downtown Tauranga, but wanted to do something different in terms of bringing local communities together. From that idea came the first Little Big Markets. Now 12 years on, they are busy running community events such asLittle Big Markets, Dinner in the Domain, annual festivals such as Vegan Vibes and Christmas in the Park, as well as producing a monthly magazine named “Our Place”.
As Rachelle shared with us her passion behind these projects, as well some of the opportunities and challenges she has encountered on the way, you quickly understood that there had been a lot of heart and effort gone into making them the successful ventures they are today.
It was great to hear that the lease on Our Place has recently been extended for another year until June 2020 so we can continue to enjoy the great vibe of this creative hub in the CBD.