North Shore Times : January 18th 2013
Plastic fantastic: Jimi Hunt prepares for his marathon effort to raise awareness of depression. Jolly journey: Jimi Hunt with the Lilo that he used to travel down the winding Waikato River on a mission. Adventure helps a great cause Popular cause: Jimi Hunt gathered support along the way as he travelled down the mighty Waikato. Photo: BEN CURRAN Adventure begins: Jimi Hunt in Taupo at the start of his 425km trip down the Waikato River. Photo: BERTRAND REMAUT Tube support: Jimi Hunt and his turtle are joined by fellow tubers on Waikato River quest. Photo: BEN CURRAN Turning turtle: Jimi Hunt tubed the Waikato River in style. In February last year Devonport-based creative designer Jimi Hunt, 32, took off down the Waikato River on a Lilo to raise awareness of depression. The 425-kilometre journey took him two weeks and saw him gain huge attention from the public and great support for his cause. Mr Hunt has now built the World's Biggest Waterslide, a 650-metre long custom-built slide at a rural property outside of Auckland, with business partner Dan Drupsteen. The slide will be open to the public for two days next month to raise money for the pair's charity Live More Awesome. Here are some photos of his Waikato River journey.
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