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Youth in Parks event to be held during April school holidays

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Upper Hutt’s Youth in Parks event to be held during April school holidays

Once again Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team is running the very successful Youth in Parks event this school holidays.

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 20 APR 2017— Following on from the success of our summerYouth in Parks programme, Upper Hutt City Council’s Activation team are all set to run a very special and free event this school holidays. An Amazing Race and Scavenger Hunt will take place in the park area behind Upper Hutt Central Library. The sports-themed Amazing Racewill provide a fun day out for kids aged 9 – 14. Upper Hutt’s youth will get a chance to bring their mates and have a go at solving the challenges to win some amazing prizes. A free sausage sizzle will also be provided by the Activation team.

The Activation team hosts many events across different demographics. The Youth in Parksinitiative was started in 2015 when a gap was identified in events that were provided to engage youth in the community.

“We designed the Youth in Parks programme based on popular activities and ideas collected from local intermediate and college students,” explains Activation’s Recreation Advisor, David King.

Over 150 youth took part in fun games and activities at various parks across Upper Hutt, whenYouth in Parks began, in 2015.

Amazing Race and Scavenger Hunt details

Date: Wednesday 26 April 2017
Time: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Live updates: Keep up to date with events, postponements, and cancellations on Activation’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ActivationUH

An image accompanies this media release

Scavenger-Hunt_300x111mm_300ppi.jpg: Bring your mates along to this fun Amazing Race and Scavenger Hunt. This is not an event you want to miss!

About Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council is the steward and custodian of Upper Hutt City, providing governance, infrastructure, and community services and resources, and promoting opportunity in the city for business, recreation, lifestyle, and leisure. Upper Hutt City is located 30 km north-east of Wellington City (41°07'34" S, 175°04'06" E) and boasts 70% of the region’s parks and reserves, along with state-of-the-art entertainment and leisure facilities.


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