A new version of the the free family adventure programme, the Palmy Dirty 30 has been launched in time for next week’s school holidays.
Founder Heather Knox says the group has been working with Destination Manawatu, the City Council and Library, and the Palmy Parents group, among others, to promote the new challenge, with copies downloadable from http://palmydirty30.weebly.com/.
‘‘There are many serious reasons behind this initiative, however we have purposely chosen to focus on the fun, little bit silly, angle,’’ Heather says.
There’s also a Facebook page, facebook.com/PalmyDirty30/ and on Twitter and Instagram as #PalmyDirty30.
A comprehensive video on the launch of the summer Dirty 30 campaign at City Library in November is
‘‘we’ve chosen to focus on the fun, little bit silly, angle’’ Heather Knox
available at https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=WGbAkk6N_fs
With Linklater Reserve funding starting in July, Heather and Helen Page have been invited to have input into the Linklater plans.
‘‘Our aim is to get as many fun and/or natural play elements into Linklater Reserve as possible,’’ Heather says. ‘‘We are thinking planes and agricultural machinery, secret paths and nature trails, frog ponds, play equipment made out of tyres and the like. With the agricultural theme proposed for Linklater there is a lot of room for creativity.’’