On Sunday, Hampden - a small South Island town of 350 people - celebrated the opening of a new skate ramp.
The project started two years ago when children from the local primary school designed and built their own skateboards. But that came with a bit of an issue.
In a town that "barely has pavements" there was nowhere to ride them.
The old halfpipe was rotten, dangerous, and too steep for anyone but top tier skaters.
After a few near misses on the roads, and being forced to pull one splinter too many a trio of local parents had enough.
Joseph Nicolson, Emily Daly-Ferguson & Stuart Barnes got together, and the Hampden skateboard society was formed.