Brianna’s golden luck
What’s better than a chocolate peanut slab? A gold one, of course. Fourteen year-old Epsom resident Brianna Fuller is thrilled to have won a 340g 18 carat gold slab.
The giveaway was part of the Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt which took place from March 21 to April 22 and raised $235,000 for Starship Children’s Hospital.
One hundred giant fibreglass eggs decorated by New Zealand artists were hidden around Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch before being auctioned.
Thousands of people across the country entered the competition to win the gold slab. To qualify you needed to either hunt for a unique code at each egg’s location or buy specially marked packs of the company’s chocolate products.
Brianna entered without any expectation of winning.
‘‘I couldn’t believe my luck. I think I will wait until I am older to make a decision about what to do with it, but for now I will keep it in a safety deposit box.’’
Artist Kirsty Nixon was excited to take part in such a worthwhile venture.
Her egg depicted a flax plant with a cabbage tree behind it and sold on TradeMe last month to a Christchurch bidder, raising $3640 for the children’s hospital. ‘‘I loved being part of the fundraiser and it was really exciting to watch the bidding process,’’ Nixon says. ‘‘ An event like this is a lovely thing to be involved in.’’
Bold design: Meadowbank artist Kirsty Nixon with her painted egg which was part of Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt.
Ultimate prize: Brianna Fuller of Epsom has won the 18 carat gold slab in the Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt.