Ever wondered how those giant eggs get moved into position?
The Moving Company will be moving the 100 giant eggs created by leading and emerging New Zealand artists, designers and celebrities around and between Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch for nearly a month. The Moving Company also commissioned three of these fabulous eggs, which we are eggstra proud of!
That's right, the eggstraordinary Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt in support of Starship is coming back to New Zealand this Easter.
Following the rip-roaring success of last year’s inaugural hunt Down Under, 100 giant eggs created by leading and emerging New Zealand artists, designers and celebrities will again be hidden in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch for nearly a month.
From 12 March to 7 April 2015, the public can scramble to the streets to hunt the stunning artworks and take part for a chance to win the yet-to-be-announced grand prize. The eggs will be auctioned off for Starship, 80 of them on Trade Me, and 20 at a gala cocktail event on 31 March.
The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt will raise funds for the Starship Foundation, a social-profit organisation that supports the national children’s hospital to provide world-leading care for more than 120,000 patient visits each year.
As principal sponsor, Whittaker’s is committed to contributing at least $150,000 to Starship Foundation through an on-pack promotion with its top-selling Creamy Milk block, which will feature a wrapper designed by a Starship patient. Whittaker’s is also providing a grand prize for one lucky hunter who collects eggs through The Big Egg Hunt app.
The Big Egg Hunt concept first came about in London in 2012 to engage the public in a fun and interactive way while fundraising for charity. Since then The Big Egg Hunt has grown to include Dublin, New York and New Zealand. It is believed to be the biggest egg hunt of its kind worldwide.
Information about The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BigEggHuntNZ
We would like to acknowledge our artists, volunteers, supporters and sponsors – particularly our principal sponsor Whittaker’s. On behalf of the staff, children and their families at Starship, we are truly grateful for your eggstraordinary support. Thank you!