Three NOW challengers desperate to do something for the youth of Tokoroa take on a 72 hour once-in-a-lifetime challenge to transform a town.
Desiree, 28, is a young lawyer who wants to change the headlines in a community she cares so much about.
Billy, 38, is a Pacific Island business entrepreneur, and passionate teacher of Polynesian performance to Tokoroa's youth.
Richard, 48, local swimming pool manager and irrepressible town character.
These three will have just 72 epic hours to give the young people of Tokoroa their field of dreams. Working with their community the three challengers will attempt to transform an empty site into a magnificent Youth Park, complete with flying fox, performance stage (for kapa haka, hip hop to community events and movies), pou (Maori totem poles), graffiti wall, volleyball court, BBQ area and playground.
They'll be the forepersons of their NOW challenge: rallying support, harnessing construction and design expertise, working massive earth moving equipment under huge lights day and night, desperately fundraising, coordinating volunteers, feeding masses of people, keeping energy levels high on little sleep, confronting hurdles and time pressure … generally rousing the spirit of a unique small town.
All the while they'll be preparing for a concert party, featuring a Shortland St MC, local acts, and NZ hip hop stars Nesian Mystik, that will give the park the launch it deserves. These NOW challengers have the chance to give the town an extreme makeover, change the headlines, and put the zeal back into the kids of Tokoroa's lives.