From left, Mya Styles, Lydia Inglis, Kimberley Fox, Ella Price, Lucy MacLeod, Lexi Hall and Sami Bruce at Colour Craze on Sunday morning. Photo: Jessie Johnston.

Locals get colourful at Colour Craze



Locals couldn’t wait to join in the Colour Craze fun day at Saxton Field on Sunday morning, with people of all ages enjoying the chance to get a little messy.

It’s the second year that the event has been run, organised by the Nelson Multicultural Council, Tasman Youth Council and Sport Tasman, with funding from Tasman District Council.

“We’re really focused on promoting cultural diversity, healthy lifestyles through fitness and exercise, and just bringing the community together,” says Tasman Youth Council member, Taylah Shuker. “Last year was the first year it was run and this year we built on what we learnt to make it even bigger and better.”

As well as food carts, spot prizes, cultural performances and everybody’s favourite, colourful paint powder, participants also got their blood pumping with a 2.4-kilometre course that they either ran or walked.

Entry into the event was free, although people purchased their paint powder, with any proceeds made by Colour Craze to be donated to the Nelson Multicultural Council.