Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Kiwi guys build ‘World’s Biggest Waterslide’

16th January 2013

Kiwi guys build ‘World’s Biggest Waterslide’ in the name of depression!

A Kiwi charity ‘Live More Awesome’ is hard at work building the World's Biggest Waterslide right here in New Zealand.

The incredible 650 metre long waterslide is the length of two Skytowers. The massive slide is being built just 30 minutes from Auckland, to raise funds and awareness for depression through the Not-For-Profit charity, Live More Awesome.

The awesome two day event is set to happen on the 23rd and 24th February and features three waterslides, amazing food, a shaded hang out area and Kiwi entertainment (listen to George FM for more details.)

Co Founder Jimi Hunt says,

“The World’s Biggest Waterslide is about pushing boundaries and creating the ultimate summer event. We have some epic entertainment planned for the day and we can’t wait to see the reaction on people’s faces as they come down the slides, it will be a truly unique experience,” he says.

According to MentalHealth.org.nz depression in New Zealand has affected as many as 1 in 5 people within the past year alone.

Co Founder Dan Drupsteen says,

“We’re a couple of Kiwi guys who like so many others have really suffered at hands of depression. It was really tough, but having come out the other side we decided the best way for us to keep depression at bay was to ‘Live More Awesome’. We hope this amazing project will encourage others to do the same and we want people to know it’s ok to ask for help,” he says.

Ticket prices start at $46 and are limited to 2000 people. We recommend you purchase before they sell out from Indiegogo http://www.indiegogo.com/worldsbiggestwaterslide


-ENDS-

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: “Salute” By Royal New Zealand Ballet In Wellington

The Royal New Zealand Ballet performed “Salute” for a final time in Wellington on Sunday night, and it was nothing short of spectacular. More>>

ALSO:

NZ on Air: More Funding For TV Captions To Increase Access

More funding for TV captions to increase access NZ On Air has increased funding to provide more captions and audio description on television programmes for the hearing and sight impaired. More>>

Music: So Laid Back Country China Album Release

On Friday night, So Laid Back Country China held a gig at Meow for the release of their new album With Knees of Honey in Goodbye Canyon. I briefly spoke with Harriet lead vocals, keyboard) and Michael (lead vocals, guitar) before the gig More>>

Art: Wellington Region Celebrates Matariki

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year. The Wellington Matariki Festival will host more than 60 free events and activities between Saturday ... More>>

Wellington: TEDxWellingtonWomen Speakers Unveiled

The lineup is announced today for the highly anticipated upcoming event TEDxWellingtonWomen. Speakers include local women and men who have lived extraordinary lives and have ideas worth spreading. More>>


Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news