Archive for April, 2017

NEW Segway miniPRO price: $1,595

NEW PRICE: Segway miniPRO $1,595

  • buy a pair for $3,095
  • buy three for $4,495
  • prices includes GST, delivery & 12 month NZ warranty

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Try, buy and collect from Segway NZ in Auckland and from our miniPRO Dealers nationwide, or get free delivery to your door.

Our comprehensive warranty is 12 months and is fully supported locally. Segway New Zealand provides complete factory-level service, plus all accessories and parts for every Segway and Ninebot by Segway product we sell.

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Try and buy the Ninebot by Segway miniPRO nationwide:

AUCKLAND: Segway New Zealand 0800 2 SEGWAY – Try and Buy

AUCKLAND (Devonport): Magic Broomstick Segway Tours – Buy

TAUPO: Segway at Taupo / Pure Kiwi Adventures – Try and Buy

WELLINGTON: BodyElectric – Try and Buy

CHRISTCHURCH: Urban Wheels / Christchurch Segway Tours – Try and Buy

QUEENSTOWN: Segway On Q – Buy

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‘Top of the Lake’ TV series & Segway On Q (Queenstown’s Segway Tour)

Eagle-eyed viewers of Jane Campion‘s award winning television series Top of the Lake (2013) may have spotted a Segway Personal Transporter (PT) during one scene.

One of Segway On Q‘s many Segway PTs can be seen gliding along behind Detective Robin Griffin (played by Elizabeth Moss; also known for her roles in The West Wing and Mad Men).

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Screen shot from ‘Top of the Lake’ capturing one of Segway On Q’s Personal Transporters stealing a scene from star Elizabeth Moss.

Segway On Q’s tours have become an iconic feature along the Queenstown lakefront. This pioneering business was launched by Kevin Hey in 2006, and today operates New Zealand’s largest fleet of Segway PTs.

Kevin recalls the day his business was involved with filming of Top of the Lake, telling Segway NZ News:

Jane Campion requested us specifically for that scene. We had no more than 1 hour to get a ‘tour group’ together to train and appear in the background. I told Ben the guide to get up real close to make sure we were well noticed.

Kevin also remembers Jane Campion’s very positive remarks was about observing tourists enjoying themselves while sightseeing on Segway PTs in Queenstown:

My memory may not be 100% on what Jane said to me about the Segway PTs that day, but it was something along the lines of that she loved to see the Segway PTs cruising around town, and she thought they were just great!

New Zealand-born screenwriter, producer and director Jane Campion is the first—and thus far, only—female filmmaker in history to receive the Palme d’Or, which she received for directing the acclaimed film The Piano (1993), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

In a previous article (Segway PT treads lightly across famous beach) we wrote about about Segway PTs on the sand at Kare Kare, where an icon scene from The Piano was filmed. Campion first came to prominence with the well-recieved An Angle at my Table (1990) based on the life of author Janet Frame.

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Big in Japan: Segway Golf

Every year, about 10% of Segway New Zealand’s sales are our Segway Golf model. But as you’ll read in our Case Study below, the Segway Golf model is even more popular in Japan.

Our latest Segway Golf configuration is built on the Segway x2 SE Turf model fitted with the Segway Golf Bag Carrier frame and cradle, plus:
  • the Segway Universal Handlebar Accessory Mount plus smart phone or tablet holder (if you like to keep track of your game using an App), or
  • the Segway Scorecard and Golf Ball Holder (if you prefer to use pencil and paper).

Buy the latest Segway Golf model for $14,495 including GST (24 month warranty).

We also offer the previous ‘Segway x2 Golf’ model, fully reconditioned and fitted with brand new Lithium battery packs for $9,995 including GST (12 month warranty).

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Segway x2 Turf with Golf options – golf bag carrier plus smartphone/tablet holder (to keep a digital track of your game) or a scorecard and ball holder (for pen and paper records).

Kiwi golfers love their Segway Golf units. Keep playing even when you’re unable walk 18 holes. Glide along amongst friends and fellow players (not orphaned in a golf cart). Take your Segway Golf with you from course to course (it loads into your vehicle up and down lightweight folding ramps under its own power, or attaches to a manual or powered carrier mounted on the tow-bar). Only the Segway range of Personal Transporters – including the Segway Golf – are designed with fully redundant sub-systems that ensure rider safety. And nowhere is this feature more important than out on the fairway.

Case Study: Our very first Segway Golf customer (purchased in 2007)

Read the charming story of our first Kiwi Segway Golf customer here. Bryan purchased his Segway x2 Golf model in 2007, and he’s still using it all the time in 2017. Plus, as you’ll see, he’s even made one or two special modifications of his own.

Case Study: Two Golf Courses in Japan have more than 300 Segway Golf units in play

Golf is big in Japan, and so is the Segway Golf model.

In 2012 a course (Shimodale) trialled 6 Segway Golf units. Based on their popularity the course purchased more than 100 additional units during 2013 and 2014.

In 2015 another course (Toride) also purchased more than 100 units.

Since then, both courses have boosted their fleets by more than 50 units each, bringing the total deployed between them to well over 300 units. According to Dai Akimodo (Segway Japan), the popularity of the Segway Golf machines at these courses is so high that every available unit is booked out in advance.

The Segway Golf has also contributed to the popularity of golf in general, and boosted visits and revenue at these two courses in particular. In fact, the numbers are startling. Before their first hire, every golfer completes a familiarisation course, and receives a special ‘Segway License’ to present before future hires. To date, these two courses have issued more than 100,000 licenses between them.

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Photo credits: top left and bottom right courtesy Segway Japan; top right and bottom left by Segway New Zealand. The top right photo shows the latest design of Segway Japan’s commercial golf bag cradle).

 

Case Study: Golf inside the walled city of Intramuros (Manilla, Philippines)

In the heart of the ‘Old Manilla’ district there is a historic “walled city” called Intramuros. Built during the period when the Philippines were a colony of Spain, today Intramuros is a popular tourist attraction and Segway Tours are a great way to see the sights (30 and 60 minute tours are available).

Fort Santiago formed part of the walled defences, and today it is surrounded by an 18 hole golf course known as Club Intramuros. This 18 hole course can be played on Segway Golf models hired on a per-round basis (see here for more information and rates).

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Photo courtesy Segway-Ninebot Philippines

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Happy Easter from Segway New Zealand

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Segway Asia-Pacific Conference 2017

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Philip Bendall attended the annual Segway Asia-Pacific (APAC) Conference held during the last week of March, 2017.

This year the conference was near the city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan (Republic of China). Located at the southern end of this island nation, the region is renowned for fishing and industry, and more recently for tourism. The journey down from capital city Taipei in the north took just 90 minutes….travelling at 300km/h on the High Speed Train.

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The resort hosting the event features Taiwan’s largest ‘Segway Adventure Park’ where visitors can experience Segway Personal Transporters, Ninebot miniPROs and Ninebot ONEs.

While visiting Taiwan Philip also attended the Taipei Cycle Show – the largest bike show in Asia. All manner of bicycles and accessories were on display, spread across multiple floors of two enormous event centres. This year a special zone was devoted to Low Powered Vehicles – a rapidly growing segment that includes eBikes, e-scooters, e-skateboards, e-skates, electric unicycles and self-balancing personal transporters.

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Changing the world, two wheels at a time.

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