Thursday 17 March 2016
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board
OPEN MINUTE ITEM ATTACHMENTS
9.1 Public Forum : Kerry Martin
17 Manukau Harbour Forum Work Programme for 2016/17
17 March 2016
My name is Annelie Cheng. Within the International Water Ski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) I am Chairman for Cable Wakeboard Asia & Oceania Confederation and responsible for the development of the sport in our region.
We ask you herewith to support the Cable Wakeboarding Center proposal in New Zealand, planed and submitted by Rixen NZ and his partners.
On the basis of the new established Wakeboard Park it would be possible to lay the foundation for the establishment of a Regional Water ski and Wakeboard Club and Team in your region.
The new planned Cable Park offers the opportunity to expand the sports and tourism branch in your Region and of course the IWWF is willing to organize also big international competitions in future.
A water ski & wakeboard cableway answers many environmental questions. It blends neatly into any outdoor setting and is barely visible from a distance. It is powered by an electric motor, ensuring that the air and water are kept clean. Water cableways contribute to a great extent to regenerate and maintain the biological balance in waters. Since they also do not spoil the landscape, do not cause any noise or pollution of the water by oil, these cableways have become very popular recreation grounds doing no harm to the environment. Furthermore, due to the continuous splashing of water, cable water skiing / wakeboarding also introduces about 200 kg of oxygen into the water on an average day, equals 30 tones of oxygen per annum.
We are sure that this new sport attracts the international Media and TV like Snowboarding in the Winter Olympics.
We feel very happy about that Mr. Martin and his partner wants to establish a new Sport Park in your city, which needs no substitutes and can also be used for School Sport education. Furthermore also National and international competitions for children can be hosted at the new Cable Park without any problems.
17 March 2016
This letter is to signify GARAGE’s support of the erection of the Rixen Cable in Onehunga Bay Reserve.
With our background in local action sports we experience first-hand the positive impact such events and facilities have on the community. This year we have been at The Gravity Festival on Mt Ruapehu, The NZ SUP Nationals at Omaha Beach and the NZ Bomb Comp on Lake Taupo. We consider ourselves as experts is this field and do not hesitate in offering 100% support to Rixen Cableways NZ and their venture.
The top priority is the community of Onehunga, whom currently have nothing of this calibre within their vicinity at an affordable cost. As a brand we are always looking to encourage and support communities getting outdoors and giving action sports a go, as an ever growing 150 million people participate in action sports worldwide. The ongoing effects of Rixen’s initiative encourage health & fitness, a community culture and the opportunity for Onehunga to become the hub for the sport of Wakeboarding in not only Auckland, but New Zealand.
GARAGE has intentions to film Rixen NZ’s events for broadcast on our SKY channel (CH 77), confidentially we are also making arrangements to broadcast Rixen NZ’s NZ Cable Nationals LIVE on SKY Sport. Showcasing Onehunga at its finest.
We look forward to being involved in such a positive community project in an area who would appreciate this asset most.