Green Island Christmas scavenger hunt ‘a little bit festive’

Greater Green Island Community Network community development worker Ben McKenzie shows off some...
Greater Green Island Community Network community development worker Ben McKenzie shows off some of the letters that will be hidden around the suburb during the Christmas scavenger hunt. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
A festive quest is about to grip Green Island.

The Greater Green Island Community Network has organised a Christmas scavenger hunt, beginning tomorrow, around the Dunedin suburb in the lead-up to Christmas Day.

Network community development worker Ben McKenzie said the Green Island Market Day had been cancelled because of Covid-19 uncertainty, so it wanted to come up with another initiative to show off the greater Green Island area and also appeal to the locals.

"Something that is a little bit festive, but doesn’t require people to group together."

The answer was a scavenger hunt around the area. Large letters that make up a secret festive phrase will be hidden in 12 mystery locations around the greater Green Island community.

Clues to one of the locations would be posted each day on the network’s Facebook page, Instagram page, and website.

People could take a photo of the letter and either email it in or send it to the Facebook page. There would be a prize for the first person to send the phrase back.

Feedback on the idea had been pretty positive so far, he said.

"We’re going to get people out and about, hopefully."


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