Post-lockdown puzzle adventure planned

Richard Vermonden has structured a family puzzle adventure around Ōrewa Estuary signs and a range of clues.

Lockdown has proved the inspiration for a new family event happening around the Ōrewa Estuary on October 26, the Monday of Labour weekend.

Millwater resident Richard Vermonden has organised a morning puzzle adventure to bring the community together.

“These events are reasonably common in the Netherlands so it will be fun to see how it goes here on the Hibiscus Coast,” Richard says. “They are great fun for all ages.”

The event will involve teams of up to six people finding clues and answering questions as they progress around the estuary. It is designed for walkers, but joggers and cyclists are also welcome to join in, along with their pets.

“However, going faster increases the chance you’ll miss crucial clues along the way.”

There are prizes to be won and a blind auction for a Panasonic 50-inch television will be held after the walk.

The proceeds from the auction will be donated to the SPCA.

The cost per team is $40, which will cover a barbecue lunch. The alternative date if the weather is bad is Sunday November 1.

It starts at 10am, but pre-registration for catering purposes is essential. To register or for more information, contact Richard on 021 504 084.


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