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Slacklining takes off Balancing act: Zane Rowe navigates the line at Titirangi's Craigavon Park. By VANITA PRASAD If any sport could make walking in a dead straight line exciting, it's slacklining. It's similar to tight- rope walking, but as the name suggests the line is looser. Slacklining involves moving along a semi-taut flat nylon sling attached between two anchor points. It's growing in popularity in Auckland and 19-year-old Zane Rowe is spearheading the movement. After having a go on a slackline at a rockclimb- ing camp, Zane got a line for himself. He and his friends found the sport so addictive he wanted to make it accessible to everyone. So he founded the New Zealand Slacklining Community Group last year. It became popular quite fast. Just through word of mouth we managed to get more than 100 members in our first month.'' He says the group enables anyone from beginners to proficient slackliners to take part. People will go on our Facebook page and arrange a time and place to meet and anyone is welcome to give it a go.'' He encourages anyone who sees people slacklin- ing in Auckland's parks and on the city's beaches to try and walk the line. Slacklines are often set up between two trees fairly low to the ground, which means having a go is relatively risk-free. For those who deal with heights better the group also will set up slacklining's adrenalin- inducing big brother, the highline, from time to time. The highline is re- inforced and walkers wear harnesses. Youth director the Young Business Person of Year High-achieving: Foundation for Youth Development Waitakere programme director Amanda Wheeler of Muriwai with Prime Minister John Key at the Waitakere Business Awards. Creating a positive future for the west has seen Amanda Wheeler take the Young Business Person of the Year category at the Waita- kere Business Awards. The 35-year-old Muri- wai resident took top honours for her work as the programme director at the Waitakere Foun- dation for Youth Devel- opment. The foundation runs two programmes: Stars, helping year 9 students transition to highschool life, and Project K for year 10 students with low self-confidence. Both programmes include outdoor rec- reation, mentoring and community work. Among many at- tributes, she was recog- nised for her business strategies, organis- ational and fundraising skills. She established the foundation in 2004 when she ditched her corporate job to take on a role that would put her business prowess to good com- munity use. Since then she has gone from work- ing with 12 to more than 500 teens a year. Kids and teenagers are awesome, but they can get a hard time and are under a lot of pres- sure,'' Ms Wheeler says. In some cases our students don't get the support at home, yet without it they are still expected to succeed.'' She is amazed by how much teens grow. Most grab the life skills and values we teach with both hands, usually making huge positive changes in their lives.
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