Public challenged to get active

Challenging. . . Active Southland Eastern Southland active co-ordinator Gemma O’Neill is encouraging people to get active at Hamilton, Dolamore or Bannerman parks and take a photograph to enter a competition to win prizes. PHOTO: SANDY EGGLESTON

Active Southland has put together a series of challenges to help people explore three parks in the Gore district.

Active Southland Eastern Southland active co-ordinator Gemma O’Neill said the group wanted to provide activities for people that could be completed under the present Covid-19 Red traffic light setting.

“This is your chance to give something new a go, learn something new in your local backyard and win some prizes.”

A list of challenges could be found on the Active Southland website and people could complete them at Hamilton, Dolamore and Bannerman parks.

“All [challenges are] set up so people can do them how they like, when they like, with whoever they like, as long as they can doing them safely.

“The theme around the challenges in the park is get active,” Ms O’Neill said.

“We’re just trying to make it exciting for people.”

People could take a photograph of themselves completing any of the challenges to enter in the draw for prizes.

One of the challenges people could attempt at Dolamore Park was taking a ride on the flying fox.

However, it was also a good opportunity to get feedback from people on what activities they wanted to take part in.

There would be prizes for people who entered photographs of themselves being active and also for those who provided feedback.

Active Southland’s Facebook page also has information.