The uncertain weather did not deter the 200 or so people who ventured out to explore the ‘treasures’ of New Windsor in early May. The ‘treasures’ are the parks, green spaces and pathways of New Windsor. And of course, the people.
Participants started at New Windsor Primary School then walked a route around New Windsor using a map. Each had a ‘passport' to be stamped upon completing a range of activities at stations on the route. Manning these stations were Avondale Police, Whau Local Board, EcoMatters, Girl Guides, Auckland Transport, New Windsor Play Centre and New Windsor Community Hub.
The Treasure Hunt ended back at the school with a free BBQ, bouncy castle, fun activities, and a swim in the school pool. Prizes sponsored by Countdown Blockhouse Bay and Dorothy Butler Bookshop were drawn from the completed passports, concluding the event. Crystal Mountain also sponsored rewards for all participants.
Feedback was very positive with many commenting that they had discovered new places and had met new people from the area. Some were surprised to find out how far they had to walk, but enjoyed the experience, nonetheless.
The event was organized by New Windsor Community Hub. The Hub welcomes input from residents, and especially welcomes those who can volunteer their time and talents to support further development of community in our suburb. The Hub is based in the grounds of New Windsor Primary School.
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