Big egg hunt for Plunket

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Getting ready . Temuka Plunket president Sophie Sullivan, son Sam (9 months) and daughter Pippa (2) talk over the Temuka Easter Egg Hunt at The Ashfield with the Plunket Bear. PHOTO: RACHAEL COMER

by Rachael Comer

More than 1000 Easter eggs are waiting to be hidden in Temuka.
The second annual Temuka Plunket Easter Egg Hunt will be held at The Ashfield on April 8 and organisers have confirmed it will cater for about 200 children.
The hunt is a fundraiser for the town’s Plunket organisation.
Temuka Plunket president Sophie Sullivan said the event followed on from the success of last year’s hunt, which attracted big crowds.
“We raised about $2000 last year and we’re hoping for a similar amount again.”
This year’s hunt will also include a range of stalls on the grounds of Ashfield, as well as face-painting, a bouncy castle and items from the Temuka Toy Library.
Mrs Sullivan said money raised from this year’s hunt would be used to continue Plunket’s Temuka Music and Movement group, which is held on Thursday mornings at Wallingford Home.
“We’re also looking at setting up a kids’ fitness group one morning a week during winter as a way to get people out of the house and active.”
Mrs Sullivan said all eggs in the hunt were nut-free.
“The eggs are from Rainbow Confectionery and Thompson Construction has also supported us.
“We are very grateful for all the support.”
The Easter Egg Hunt will be held at The Ashfield, Cass St, Temuka on April 8, from 11am to 2pm. The egg hunt will start at 11.30am. Tickets cost $20 per family or $5 per individual, with gate sales only.