Art and outdoors combine

Anoushka (3) and Freda (11 months) Knox place painted rocks under a tree in a park in Caversham, Dunedin. Photos by Christine O'Connor.
Anoushka (3) and Freda (11 months) Knox place painted rocks under a tree in a park in Caversham, Dunedin. Photos by Christine O'Connor.
A few examples of the painted rocks.
A few examples of the painted rocks.

A rock-painting trend could be about to start in Dunedin after taking other New Zealand towns by storm.

The activity, which involves painting rocks and then placing them around the neighbourhood for other people to find, has been compared to Pokemon Go and, after becoming popular in the United States, has spread to New Zealand.

Dunedin mother Sande Jones hopes the game will take off in Dunedin and has set up a Facebook group called Cavy Rocks in the hope it will begin in Caversham before spreading to the rest of the city.

The game got the creative juices flowing and encouraged families to go outdoors, she said.

''It gets you out and about and exploring.''

Dunedin woman Emma-Kate Lamb, who has been out and about placing rocks with her two daughters Anoushka and Freda Knox, said it was a great activity for her children.

vaughan.elder@odt.co.nz

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