Since the completion of the Mahara Place renovations about 6 months ago, teenage skateboarders have been launching off the slatted wood stage — and in doing so have been causing a safety risk for passers-by enjoying the redeveloped area — and damage to the stage.
They are not allowed to be skateboarding there, and there is a purpose-built area for it in Waikanae Park. We recommend that if readers see this happening, you remonstrate with the offenders.
WCB members are talking to the police and agitating for council CCTV cameras in Mahara Place, but that won’t be enough. (photo by Margaret Stevenson-Wright)