You've seen the pretty painted rocks, hidden around the District. In fact Waimate Rocks are appearing all over the place including Australia, Switzerland, Patea, Auckland Botanical Gardens, Kaikoura, Oamaru, Glendhu Bay, Christchurch, Northern Lakes (Queensland), California, Aromoana, Baldwin St Dunedin, Cheviot, Blenheim, Amberley and London!
The London rock was found by a Waimate man at Heathrow Airport.....he thought it was a great sign and put it in his bag to bring home again!
The Waimate Rocks group attend many community events to offer rock painting. It's a social activity for all ages, the youngest painter has been 3 months old.....the oldest probably closer to 100!
The rock painting craze originated in the USA as The Kindness Project. Rocks with inspiring messages were placed around to inspire and brighten the rock finders day.