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PICTURE: JAMES HOLMAN

Start ’em young: Nick Hyne and daughter Olive, 4, test out the new Shotover Mini Ramp at the community open day in Queenstown’s Shotover Country last Saturday.

The project, led by Hyne and George Carver, was four years in the making, with YBL Building starting construction on the $54,000 concrete mini ramp with split-level decks on each side, at the start of March.

Backed by the Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover Country Community Association, funding came from the likes of Community Trust South, Queenstown Airport Corporation, the council and the Hugo Charitable Trust.

Other local businesses, including Boardertown, GameOver QT and The World Bar have also chipped in, as well as the wider community through a Givealittle page.