Repair planned, but families want skatepark extended

 

 

untitledAfter seeing their broken skatepark halfpipe go unrepaired for months, Waiuku teenagers Fein Morison and Travis Honey, (above), decided to do something about it.
The pair approached the town’s service centre and dealt directly with council staff, being given a job number and an assurance that an inspection and repair would happen in the next few days. However, while that may solve one issue, parents and caregivers at the skatepark, like Waiuku’s Noeline Whitaker (pictured with grandchildren Will and Sam), say it’s high time the park was made bigger. Noeline says she is there with the children for most of the summer, and adds that there are often up to 25 kids on the park, meaning there is no room for more. “Parents will come down, then decide to come back later, hoping there’s some space,” she says.
Noeline notes that the area of park north of the skatepark is hardly used, and believes the park could easily be extended to that area.
 

 

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