It’s not uncommon to see piles of garbage littered all over Auckland. Illegal dumping is so persistent that one notorious mountain has its own wiki page. By now, most Aucklanders have learned to ignore the junk piled up on the sidewalks.
But not Ben Tolfford. As a skateboarder, an unnoticed pile of wreckage is dangerous, and it’s one of the reasons he’s always on the lookout. But there is another reason. Occasionally he finds treasure in those trash heaps. He even once saved an irreplaceable family heirloom.