So I contacted the manager of the Auckland Night Markets company via email explaining the whole situation of the assignment brief, and whether or not I could interview him etc.
I was quite shocked at the very angry reply I received, stating I had no permission whatsoever to interview or do any type of research on their night markets! So I tried calling the manager, the first time I was asked to call later and so I did. The second time around the phone was engaged, but yet I persevered. Third time’s a charm right? Wrong! Guess what, he was unable to comment again. Instead I spoke to someone else who told me the manager was too busy for an interview and hung up before I could get any reply for who she was.
Here is a screenshot of the email reply.
I have discussed this with my tutor and she encouraged me to find a way around this issue. After doing some research I found that there is also another night market that runs on Thursdays in New Lynn which is backed by the Auckland Council. I have emailed an Auckland Council representative regarding the interview and hopefully I can get a more favourable response!