Story: Roller skating and skateboarding

Skateboard park, Porirua, 2008

Skateboard park, Porirua, 2008

Mike Bancroft skates the bowl at the Porirua skateboard park in 2008. Local councils and community groups first started building skateboard parks in the late 1970s. Authorities saw them as a way of getting skateboarders off the streets.

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Reference: 24 November 2008
Photograph by Craig Simcox

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Roller skating and skateboarding - Skateboarding', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013