This Easter, Kiwis can take part in The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt – the first event of its kind in the southern hemisphere which invites the public to find 100 giant eggs created by New Zealand artists and designers, all in support of Starship.
The eggs, which will be hidden across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch for 33 days, from 21 March to 22 April, have been created by well-known and emerging artists, designers and brands including Dick Frizzell, John Pule, Max Gimblett, Greg O’Brien, Karl Maughan, David Trubridge, Nigel Brown, Seraphine Pick, John Reynolds , Hannah Jensen, Dame Trelise Cooper and Denise L’Estrange-Corbet.
Members of the public will be able to join the egg hunt either for fun or to compete for the currently under-wraps grand prize.
The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt will raise funds for the Starship Foundation, a charity supporting the national children’s hospital to provide world-leading care for almost 120,000 patient visits each year. All 100 eggs, each a unique masterpiece, will be auctioned off for Starship – 80 of them on Trade Me, and 20 of them at a gala event in April.
In addition, as principal sponsor, Whittaker’s is committed to donating at least $150,000 to Starship through an on-pack promotion with three of its top-selling chocolate products.
- 25 February: www.thebigegghunt.co.nz goes live
- 21 March – 22 April: The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt – New Zealand public out and about searching for 100 giant eggs created by Kiwi artists and designers
- 16 April: Gala dinner and auction of 20 eggs in support of Starship.
- 21 March – 22 April: 80 of the eggs auctioned on Trade Me for Starship