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'Summer Event Ready To Slam Waitakere'

Monday 21 January 2008, 3:09PM
By Waitakere City


Auckland’s biggest skateboarding and BMX event, Summer Slamz returns to Te Pai Park this year on Saturday, 16 February.

This year’s event has an exciting line up of bands which will be headed by Christchurch band Atlas playing at 2pm

Bands that featured at the Big Day Out: Motorcade, Die Die Die, The Exiles, and The Checks will also entertain the crowds.

The one day event captures the vibrant lifestyles of music, sk8 and BMX cultures and draws athletes of all ages from around the North Island.

“Summer Slamz has without a doubt grown into one of the big occasions on the events calendar – but this year, we believe it will be truly wicked,” says organiser Richard Attwood.

The skate and BMX heats kick off at 11am with the U13’s, and will be followed by the U16 and senior grades.

Huge category and spot prizes are up for grabs.

Summer Slamz has started a new partnership with Coca Cola, which has come on as the official soft drink sponsor.

Coca Cola has been involved with some of the biggest events in New Zealand and Summer Slamz organisers are rapt to have them on board in 2008.

The support of Coca Cola and the other key sponsors – Juice TV, ZM, Bike Barn, Haro, Go West, Cheapskates and the Waitakere City Council – ensures this will be a day not to be missed!

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NOTES TO EDITORS For further information phone Waitakere City Council call centre (09) 839 0400 or visit  If you require any further information regarding any of the acts in the programme or contact details for artists regarding interviews please contact Graham Sanders (Publicist) to arrange. Waitakere is the fifth largest city in New Zealand with a population of 189,300 growing at two per cent a year since the mid-1980s.

It is a young city, with a third of its residents under the age of 20.

Summer Slamz aims to provide Waitakere youth with something positive to do, allowing them to socialise in a constructive environment with friends and create opportunities for musicians.

Summer Slamz is proudly supported by: Waitakere City Council, Coca Cola, Juice TV, Cheapskates West, Haro, Bike Barn, Go West Music Works