A generation of young West Aucklanders are learning to skate at school.
It takes a brave child to risk having a go at something they may not be good at, but the results can be surprising.
From the age of six Bailey Te Maipi was hooked on skateboarding.
Feilding Intermediate has found a novel way of engaging students and building skills such as risk-taking and perseverance.
Grey Lynn Primary School in Auckland has introduced skateboarding lessons in an attempt to encourage more kids to walk/ride/skate to school in the mornings.
Cool sounds, free food, and fun activities draw locals to new free youth events in Horowhenua
A Chicks Only skate day might be just the start for a keen group of skateboarders in Palmerston North.