Winners announced for Ashburton Burty Challenge

Ashburton’s first Mid-Winter Burty Challenge proved a hit with local and visiting children during the school holidays, and while all contestants are being congratulated on their efforts, three children have been announced as the winners.

Georgia McCone (aged nine) of Christchurch was the winner of the competition, while local Ashburton boy Aiden Young (aged four) and Orlando Rankin (five) from Timaru were the runners up.

The Burty Challenge, a creative childrens holiday programme developed by the Ashburton District Council, saw youngsters out exploring the district and completing fun activities at the Ashburton Library, Museum, EA Networks Centre and Ashburton Domain.

To take part, children were tasked with collecting a special Burty Challenge passport card and visiting the four facilities to answer questions or complete a mission to receive a stamp for their passport. The passport included a two-for-one kids pass into the EA Networks Centre pool. Completed passports were then returned to go into the draw to win prizes.

Museum Director Tanya Robinson says the challenge was a fantastic way to give kids something new to do on their school holidays, while also showcasing the amazing facilities available right on their doorstep.

“Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Mid-Winter Burty Challenge, and particularly Georgia, Aiden and Orlando. It was fantastic to see so many kids turning up each day to fill in their cards, and we are thrilled with the great feedback we’ve had from families. We’ll certainly be looking to introduce more holiday programmes like this in the future.”

The winners were awarded a mixture of vouchers and goodies to keep them busy after school or on weekends.


Runner up in the Mid-Winter Burty Challenge, Aiden Young with his prizes.​​​​​

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