Bringing home Easter egg hunt

Egg-cellent . . . Dunedin youngsters Jett Bray (8, left) and Kaleb Charles (8) look forward to taking part in a backyard Easter egg hunt. PHOTO: BRENDA HARWOOD

The Greater Green Island Community Network has come up with a novel way for families to keep children entertained during the Covid-19 Level 4 restrictions backyard Easter egg hunt.

Community worker Larna McCarthy is inviting families in the Greater Green Island area to paint rocks and hide them in their own backyards for their children to search for.

“With everything that’s going on, we have decided to make this year’s Easter egg hunt a you own backyard’ version,” Ms McCarthy said.

Families living in the Greater Green Island area, which includes Abbotsford, Brighton, Burnside, Concord, Fairfield, Green Island, Waldronville, Ocean View and Westwood, are eligible for the Easter egg hunt, which will run from April 12 to 17.

One hundred Easter eggs are on offer in the backyard hunt, and can be collected after the community moves out of isolation, and it is safe to do so.

“Hopefully, families can have fun and enjoy some time in the fresh air as well,” Ms McCarthy said.

The network was acutely aware that, with the Government’s Level 4 restrictions in place, many people would be isolated, particularly older people and those who lived alone.

The network was discussing ways to provide support for people, and was keeping a register of people who might need assistance.

People who wish to be included on such a register are invited to phone Ms McCarthy on 470-0814.