NorthTec brings Pokémon fever to Whangarei

21 July 2016

NorthTec brings Pokémon fever to Whangarei

The Pokémon Go craze came to central Whangarei yesterday, courtesy of NorthTec.

The Great Pikachu Hunt saw more than 100 children and adults running around the Town Basin area, trying to locate three “live” Pikachus.

After taking a selfie with all three, the participants presented their photo evidence at the NorthTec base in order to win a prize.

They also had the opportunity to talk to NorthTec staff about study programmes getting under way in semester two, which starts next week.

The Pikachus were in fact representatives from Mai FM and NorthTec, dressed up as the colourful character from the global tech phenomenon and hiding from the “hunters”.

Juanita Cleaver, NorthTec’s Events and Promotions Coordinator, said: “We decided to organise the Great Pikachu Hunt because Pokémon Go is so topical right now and so many people are interested in it. It was a bit of fun in the middle of a very rainy winter, giving people the chance to take part in a Pokémon event here in Whangarei.”

She said the game had enticed Whangarei residents of all ages, from young children with their parents to teenagers and older adults.