Ōhope water slide creator says the slide will be even bigger this year

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Wed, 15 Dec 2021, 9:41AM
(Photo / NZ Herald)
(Photo / NZ Herald)

Ōhope water slide creator says the slide will be even bigger this year

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 15 Dec 2021, 9:41AM

The creator of a famous water slide in Ōhope aims to make it bigger and safer this year.  

Last year, Sam Oliver created a monster 125 metre slide on farm land in the eastern Bay of Plenty town, becoming a star attraction.  

This year the slide will be even longer stretching to 140 metres.  

Sam Oliver told Mike Yardley creating the slide was a dream come true. 

“Growing up in Ōhope we’ve always had this farmland, this hill running back into Pohutukawa Avenue and I’ve always wondered what would it be like if we had a massive water slide on that hill.” 

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