Waiheke Marketplace : May 30th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 3 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MAY 30, 2012 NEWS COMMERCIAL / RETAIL TO LEASE PRIME POSITION - CENTRAL ONEROA • North facing commercial premises currently occupied by Bayleys in Oceanview Road, Oneroa • 220m2 approx - flexible floor plan which can be divided • Commercial / retail zoning • Great exposure • 4 convenient carparks • AVAILABLE 1ST AUGUST 2012 Phone owner on (09) 372 9010 or 021 372 403 4552353AA Levi tries out the half-pipe By GILL ALCOCK Visit waihekemarketplace.co. nz and click on Latest Edition to see Levi Hawken in action. Taking turns: Life reflects art as skateboarder Levi Hawken shows his skills on the half-pipe decorated by Justin Beaver, Matthew Muir and Tony Rowe. Street style: Levi Hawken does a ''nek minnit'' move. THE SKATE PARK was the place to hang out nek min- nit'' style on Sunday. Kids from tots to teenagers took turns on skateboards, scooters and bicycles trying out the cycle circuit and skateboard ramps at Ostend's Tawaipareira Reserve. Time trials were carried out on the newly finished bike track but the centre of attention was the recently constructed half-pipe. While skateboarders prac- tised, artists Matthew Muir, Justin Beaver and Tony Rowe were busy decorating the half-pipe with street art created with paint and spray cans. Finishing the half-pipe was just a part of the special youth day event jointly organised by Piritahi Hau Ora, Living Without Viol- ence, the Waiheke Health Trust and the Waiheke Police. Called Love the Skin You're In, the day's special guest skateboarder Levi Hawken epitomised what it was all about. Famous for his viral video and catchphrase nek min- nit'', Levi lives with the con- dition ectodermal dysplasia which affects his hair and teeth. The skateboarder spent time chatting with members of the crowd and showed off his skills on the half-pipe. Painting the half-pipe was organised by the Red Shed Arts Trust with backing from the Waiheke Local Board. Trust chairwoman Lyndal Jefferies says the idea was to paint the ramp once and paint it well using local street art reflecting the island com- munity. As everyone will have a chance to be involved in the design and painting process we hope this will inspire respect for our new ramp and it won't be tagged and disre- spected in the future,'' she says. We also want to put the message out that island youth are valued. They have a voice and a place within our community and we celebrate them.''
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