John Bridgman

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On 25 November Ōtākaro will be holding the City Promenade Scavenger Hunt to mark our completion of this key feature of the wider Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct; $10,000 worth of prizes will be on offer from businesses along the promenade.


John Bridgman
Ōtākaro Limited Chief Executive

By answering 10 simple questions about some of the features along the new waterfront, you could walk away with a voucher from Discover Travel, something dapper from Crane Brothers or an invitation to The Pegasus Arms or Miro for your next meal.

Identified in the Blue Print as an Anchor Project, the Avon River Precinct and City Promenade have transformed the 2km stretch of Oxford Terrace between the Margaret Mahy Family Playground and the hospital. It has been designed to turn the city around to face and embrace the river like never before.

The paved promenade incorporates art and literary works, rain gardens and other greenery, terraced seating and steps along the river. It’s a route for slow-speed vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, prams, scooters; anyone looking to take a moment and ease their way through the central city. So, the City Promenade Scavenger Hunt can be tackled at a leisurely pace.

Pick up an entry form from either the Antigua Street footbridge or Margaret Mahy Family Playground from 10am on 25 November and it doesn’t have to be in the entry box at the other end until 4pm.
There will be food and entertainment available throughout the day so bring the family and find something very special in the heart of our city.


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