Wednesday, 27 January 2021

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More than 100 riders in “Whitianga Scooter Jam”

Thames-Coromandel District Council mayor, Sandra Goudie, formally opened the new Whitianga skatepark on Saturday morning last week. The skatepark became available for the public to use before Christmas last year and is proving hugely popular.

The formal opening was followed by the “Whitianga Scooter Jam.” More than 100 riders competed in the event across four age groups - Under 8, 8 to 12, 12 to 14 and 14 and over. The rider who produced the best trick in the three older age groups went home with a new scooter supplied by event sponsor, EthicDTC. Lots of spot prizes were given away too.

The tricks were judged by highly skilled scooter riders working with Ethic DTC. Crowd reaction was one of the factors they had to take into account when choosing the winners.

Pictured: Whitianga resident, Connor De Gier, on his way to a new scooter in the 12 to 14 age group.

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