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A New Definition of Adventure

Media Release, Monday 12 March 2001

A New Definition of Adventure

Facing fears, tempting tastebuds and expanding the mind are all part of the adventures set to take Cantabrians for a wild ride at the Adventure Playground Festival this coming Sunday.

"The Adventure Playground is about giving everyone the chance to do something different, from eating New Zealand¹s hottest chilli¹s to riding a hire wire to exploring the latest technology," says festival organiser Derek McCullough.

"Christchurch¹s central city will be transformed from the usually sedate urban setting into a playground for adventure junkies and thrill seekers."

Derek McCullough says the festival, besides feeding the addictions of adrenaline junkies has a number of spectator and more sedate thrill, making it a festival for all the family.

"The spectator sports include the first ever jiggernaut racing series, the bungy trampoline which is aimed at under 12 children, there will be skateboarding, inline skating and Powerboards and not to mention the Adventure Café and the Adventure technology display."

The Adventure Café will be situated in Cathedral square and will take the taste buds on an adventure with the most daring cuisine. It will offer such dishes as BBQ Wild Pork, the famous ŒPhilly¹ sandwich, hot chilli dogs, ostrich, marlin and a number of tastes from New Zealand¹s ethnic communities.

"After you¹ve had a physical taste of adventure, you can wonder into Telecom¹s Adventure Technology centre and take the mind on a ride," says Derek McCullough.

The centre will house the latest technological advances in communication and give adventure goers the chance to access the Internet using Telecom¹s Internet access technology with Jetstream.

The Adventure Playground Festival has been organised in conjunction with the Christchurch City Council and the Canterbury Adventure Trust.

The festival begins at 11am on Sunday 18 March and will be centred around Cathedral Square and Worcester Boulevard.

For further information:
Corrie de Vries
Glass Tower
03 365 1445
025 721 768


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