Go Carterton’s Space Scavenger Hunt

World Space Week's Space Scavenger Hunt, organized by Go Carterton, transformed local businesses into stellar explorations, fostering community unity and local engagement through a cosmic-themed event.

October 10, 2023

World Space Week’s Space Scavenger Hunt organised by Go Carterton from the 4th to the 10th of October, saw eight of our local businesses transforming their storefronts into planetary clues.

Each participating location — Kainga Eatery, Little Africa, Cooper Farm Services, Head Quarters, The Events Centre, Almo’s Books, Carterton $ Mart, and Orly Boutique — hosted a unique planet displayed in their windows. These establishments, usually places of daily routine, became stops on a journey through the Solar System.

We were delighted to see the Space Scavenger Hunt in Carterton, it was a way to bring the community together, not just in celebration of space, but of Carterton itself. Go Carterton, with its continuous efforts to boost local engagement and business, encouraged residents and visitors alike to reconnect with local businesses, all while indulging their cosmic curiosity.

Participants, armed with their scavenger lists, were seen wandering from store to store.

A huge thank you to Go Carterton for this innovative, unifying event, and to the businesses that became our planets for a week. Congratulations to all the participants who embarked on this journey with us. As World Space Week concluded, it’s clear that the adventure, exploration, and learning it inspired will continue to resonate within Carterton, propelling us further into the cosmos, one curious step at a time.

Follow us for more updates, and keep your explorer’s spirit ready, as the streets of Carterton might just transform into another extraordinary universe to explore in the near future!

Share This Article


More Articles

A response to Wairarapa’s Time Age article on World Space Week

I felt compelled to write a reply to Wairarapa’s Time Age article on World Space Week where they completely missed the point on what World Space Week is about and focused on misinformation and a selection bias, the result being diminishing the good work of thousands of volunteers around the world, who promote STEM education and run activities associated with WSW. This seems to have been done to sensationalise and play up to conspiracy theorists.