Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Porirua City needs 1,000 pairs of feet to win challenge

5 October 2017

Porirua City needs 1,000 pairs of feet to win global challenge

Porirua is taking on cities from around the world this as we compete in a global challenge to have the most people balance on a slackline for 10 seconds.

The challenge will take place in Cobham Court in the city centre on Thursday 19 October between 4pm and 8.30pm and is open to all ages.

Porirua is the only city in the southern hemisphere invited to participate in the challenge issued by Gibbon Slacklines. To win, the aim is to get 1000 people to each balance for 10 seconds, over the course of the event.

“We’re up against cities all over the world like Milan, Berlin, San Franciso, New York and Tokyo,” said Brad de Villiers of SlackCity Porirua.

“We believe slacklining is a great sport for all to try.”

Porirua Mayor Mike Tana had a go at the city’s previous night market, where slacklines were set up as a preview of the October challenge.

“It’s harder than it looks,” he laughed.

“This is a really fun challenge and a great way to get our people together. I’ll be there - let’s win this for Porirua!”

The SlackCity Porirua team will provide the slacklines on the day and each successful entry will be added to the total.

Competitors will be entertained by Whitireia DJs.

More information can be found on the SlackCity Porirua facebook page


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Cyclone Gita: Metservice Forecasts Gita To Impact New Zealand - Be Prepared

Cyclone Gita is expected to approach New Zealand from the northwest early next week. There remains some uncertainty with regards to the speed and track of Gita, but the passage of this system across New Zealand on Tuesday and Wednesday is likely to bring a period of highly impactful severe weather.

People should be aware of the potential for coastal inundation, especially where high waves,low atmospheric pressure and strong onshore winds come together ... More>>




Commerce, Etc: Thicker Bright Line For Real Estate

Revenue Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed the bright-line test on residential property sales will be extended from two years to five years in legislation currently making its way through Parliament.More>>


Prison Inspections: Reports on Manawatu and Paremoremo Released

The Office of the Inspectorate today released reports into Manawatu Prison and Auckland Prison (Paremoremo), the first two resulting from a programme of inspections of New Zealand prisons. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On National’s Leadership Contest

National needs a new leader able to: (a) compete with, undermine and defeat a currently popular and politically adept Prime Minister; (b) define whether National now sees itself as being a traditional conservative party or a modern neo-liberal one; (c) devise a strategy that addresses National’s chronic lack of a viable coalition partner More>>


Whistle Blowers: Government To Review Law On Protection

Work has begun on a review of the Protected Disclosures Act 2000, Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins said today. More>>


Christchurch: PM Launches 100% Electric Car Share Offering

The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest deployment of pure battery electric cars and largest pure EV car sharing model was officially launched in Christchurch today by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. More>>


Carer Pay Equity: Mental Health And Addiction Workers To Be Included

Dr Clark met yesterday with unions and employers to confirm the Government has agreed to negotiate an agreement to extend the Care and Support Pay Equity Settlement to mental health and addiction support workers. More>>


Hybrid Plan: America’s Cup Village Proposal Released

The proposal incorporates elements of the Wynyard Basin option, agreed by the council in December and publicly notified last month, and the Wynyard Point variant explored by the Government. More>>


Sallies' State of the Nation: Poorest Left Behind in Economic Boom

This year’s report shows that for many New Zealanders incomes have hardly moved, welfare needs have increased and rents are rising faster than incomes. This comes despite more jobs being created and GDP rising... More>>





Featured InfoPages