Activity Zones

First Skate Coaching Session

First Skate Coaching Session

MAZ had it’s first Skateboard Coaching Session on Sunday, 28th April, 2013. The turnout was fantastic! We will probably need more coaches next time. Thank you to all who participated. With continuing community support we can offer these sessions regularly for local kids. Thanks to Bammas for supplying DC gear, and to Vans for supplying […]


Park Progress – January 2013

Park Progress - January 2013

Tracks Maps

Tracks Maps

Tracks Opening

Tracks Opening

On Saturday 10th of November a ceremony was held to open the new bike and walking tracks at the park. The tracks were blessed and officially opened.


Mountain Bike Tracks Opening Day

Mountain Bike Tracks Opening Day

Join us for the official opening of a series of family friendly mountain bike tracks jointly developed by the Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust, the Mangawhai Activity Zone, and Corrections Dept. The opening will include a walk of some of the park’s walking tracks and biking the new MTB tracks. Tell your friends, bring your bike […]


Skate Bowl Jam Pics

Skate Bowl Jam Pics

Skate Bowl Jam Vid

Skate Bowl Jam Vid

Thanks for this video by Bex Law of Single Fin Photography


Local Skateboarder in Big Skate Bowl

Local Skateboarder in Big Skate Bowl

New Bike Track Open

New Bike Track Open

A new section has been added to the family mountain bike track. This links to the already opened easy grade circuit. Additional sections will be opened in the next few weeks, and we will be announcing each new section on this site. Watch this space!


Mountain Bike Tracks Now Ready

Mountain Bike Tracks Now Ready

There is now a 500m length family bike track ready at Mangawhai Activity Zone. This track can be used for walking, biking and running. It was built by Gordon Hoskin and Warren Stott. Thank you! The family bike track winds its way through gum trees, from the carpark end of the park, around the back […]


More Fun Added to the Playground

More Fun Added to the Playground

9 Yeal Old Skateboarder Drops In and Rips Big Skate Bowl

9 Yeal Old Skateboarder Drops In and Rips Big Skate Bowl

Skate Park Opening Day Photos

Skate Park Opening Day Photos

All photos by Tony Baker


Skate Park Bowls Skateboarding Video

Skate Park Bowls Skateboarding Video

Skate Park Bowls Now Open

Skate Park Bowls Now Open

“Stage 1 of the Mangawhai skate park, NZ’s largest bowl 3.3m deep and NZ’s first replica backyard pool style bowl with stairs, love seat and deathbox is now open to the public.” Jason Parkes, Premium Skate Park Designs


Skate Bowls Progress: Update

Skate Bowls Progress: Update

The weather cooperated and the concrete for the top platforms was poured on Monday the 18th. This means both bowls will possibly open on Saturday the 23rd! Progress photos: Watch this space for opening confirmation!


Largest Skate Bowl In New Zealand Almost Complete

Largest Skate Bowl In New Zealand Almost Complete

Jason Parks and his team are on the final stages of completing the 2nd kidney-shaped skate bowl. This new attraction to the skate park will challenge and entertain our most enthusiastic skaters. Diggers have been working to form the flat areas around the bowls to link them together once this new bowl is complete. Progress […]


Small Bowl Skate Park Session (May 2011)

Small Bowl Skate Park Session (May 2011)

Photos: photog: Cesar Iriarte