Pirates & people, aeroplanes & boats all ‘herded’ by Segway PTs (for safer, better Event Management)

SeePort 2018 is a three day extravaganza (27-29 January) where Ports of Auckland is opens to the public. Every year tens of thousands of visitors enjoy a wide range of entertainment (including Pirates!) and have an opportunity to learn about New Zealand’s largest port (by export & import value).

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Eight Segway Personal Transporters (PTs) have been delayed by staff from event management company Orange Productions (up from five PTs last year). Five Segway PTs have been configured as ‘Patroller’ models, specially designed for Public Safety roles. Their front-facing shields have been emblazoned with SeePort branding for the event. One of the roles of the staff of these brightly coloured Patrollers is attract the public into the venue from the streets of downtown Auckland, and another is to offer helpful information to those already inside. Staff on Segway PTs benefit from improved sight lines (riders are raised 20cm higher than the crowd), and tripled efficiency in terms of time and motion. Cargo storage in a large bag behind the shields can carry brochures, maps, sunscreen and water bottles.

A further three Segway PTs have been configured for general use to help other management aspects of the largest single event being run over this three day Auckland Anniversary holiday weekend.

Last weekend Watchdog Security deployed five Segway PTs at Tauranga’s ‘Classic Flyers Airshow.’  This popular event attracts 10,000 people and a wide range of aeroplanes from the last 100 years.

Security guards used a pair of Segway PTs configured for off-road use to patrol the far perimeters to ensure the public could not wander towards restricted areas at nearby Tauranga Airport.

Another pair of Segway Patroller models were used to regularly ferry cash takings from vendors at entrances to a secure central storage location. Another Segway PT was used by the security managers to move quickly and efficiently around this very large venue.

All Segway PTs were hired from Segway New Zealand. To hire Segway PTs for your event call 0800 2 SEGWAY to get the benefits of improved productivity for key staff and for better Public Safety service provision.


Segway rolls into 2018 with a brand update, will reveal new products at CES


26172684_10155170083183202_7788113037677470827_o.jpgSegway-Ninebot have announced a new logo and brand upgrade at the beginning of 2018. The new logo is featured in the image above.

The new logo of Segway-Ninebot combines the classic “flying guy” which symbolizes innovation and leaps with a circle which symbolizes the earth, showing the unity of the company’s strategic goal and direction of globalization. The new brand image better highlights the company’s feature of being technologically innovative, fashionable, and cool.

According to this press release Segway-Ninebot’s products and services will now be grouped as follows.

  • Segway is a product brand belonging to the PT business line, and all PT products adopting self-balancing technology will use the brand Segway.
  • Ninebot is a product brand belonging to the PT business line, and all PT products adopting non-self-balancing technology all use the brand of Ninebot.
  • Segway Robotics is a product brand for intelligent service robotics.
  • Segway Discovery is a service brand providing global travelers with convenient and caring leasing of short-distance transportation tools.

Segway-Ninebot will reveal new products at CES 2018 (Las Vegas 9-12 January 2018) including new Segway Loomo robots who will meet media and attendees, and the world’s first auto-following, self-balancing, carry-on suitcase (The Verge has a brief video of it in operation here).

Segway-Ninebot will launch the new members of the Segway Loomo robotics family targeted at consumers. During the exhibition, the Segway Loomo series of robotics will conduct an on-site demonstration and man-machine interactive experience with the audiences.


First Segway miniLITEs arrive in NZ, sold fast leading up to Christmas!

Just in time for Christmas! The new Segway miniLITE arrived in New Zealand at the end of November 2017, and the first Kiwi kids are already having tons of fun on their new toys.



Our very first customer was Sienna, who’s father visited Segway New Zealand at our giant stand at Big Boys Toys. As soon as the shipment landed he was the first to purchase this brand new model specially designed for riders like his daughter. Dozens more lucky kids found Segway miniLITES waiting for them under the tree on Christmas morning.

We still have limited stock ready to sell so you can buy the Segway miniLITE ($995) today from us (0800 2 SEGWAY) or one of our dealers nationwide. Get free delivery, and full warranty backed by great local service from Segway New Zealand (established 2003).

We also have the Segway miniPLUS ($1,995) and the Segway KickScooter ES2 ($1,195) in stock, along with full-size Segway Personal Transporters (i2 SE and x2 SE models, the x2 SE Golf model to help you polish off 18 holes faster and easier, and i2/x2 SE Patrollers for public safety/security patrols).

Aziz from TV3’s AM Show launches Big Boys Toys on a Segway miniPLUS

The new Segway miniPLUS featured centre-stage during TV coverage of the launch of Big Boys Toys last weekend.

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Social media and technology commentator Aziz Al-Sa’afin rode the miniPLUS throughout two live broadcast crosses during TV3’s AM Show (view a compilation of the two clips here).

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Not only did Aziz race around on the miniPLUS to point out cars like a $10 million Ferrari, but at one point he was chased by another miniPLUS being driven by remote control.


Tens of thousands of people saw the new Segway miniPLUS and miniLITE, together with the miniPRO and full-size Segway Personal Transporters at Segway New Zealand’s stand. Meanwhile, out in the Action Arena the show’s Master of Ceremonies rode a Segway Patroller in from of the crowds throughout the three day event.

Segway miniLITE (left) and miniPLUS (right)

Back inside, we were busy giving thousands of demo rides to attendees.


Be first in New Zealand to own the new Segway miniLITE – our one and only pre-Christmas shipment arrives in next week. The Segway miniPLUS and the Segway KickScooter dock into the port of Auckland the following week.

Stocks of all three new products are limited, so be quick and pre-order today.

Segway returns to Big Boys Toys this week

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Segway New Zealand returns to Big Boys Toys with FOUR brand new products ready to ride on our biggest site ever!

Not only will be showcasing our hot new Segway miniPLUS, Segway miniLITE and KickScooter, we’ll have the Segway miniPRO and our full line of Segway Personal Transporters.

See it all indoors at our Site #2017. All of our products are for sale, so you can buy or pre-order on the day.

Meanwhile, outdoors MC Ray Bishop will be riding the Segway x2 SE Camouflage Edition all day, every day at the Milwaukee Action Arena. See him chase – or get chased by! – the new Segway miniPLUS showing off its awesome “follow-me” mode as it captures the action on live video.

The Motorhome RV and the Segway PT

Bryan and Marge Carter love living on the road. For them, retirement has been about travelling around New Zealand in their motorhome (or RV, as they’re known in the United States).

Bryan loves to walk several kilometres a day, but Marge is unable to keep up for health reasons. A couple of years ago they purchased a brand new Segway i2 SE to enable Marge to continue to explore and experience the great outdoors together with her husband. They say the Segway PT has been an absolutely wonderful purchase.

Because New Zealand is long, thin country, we have a lot of beaches. A lot! And beachside campgrounds are popular spots with motorhome owners. Marge decided she’d like to have wider tyres on her Segway i2 SE for riding on softer sand. The standard i2 SE wheels are the best choice for most people with this model because the special tread pattern and non-marking tyres offer excellent traction combined with extended range. And changing to the Segway x2 SE model was not an option either – it was too heavy and large, and their lifestyle choice comes with limited cargo space.

Marge picked BodyElectric MAX Town & Country Wheels as the perfect match to her needs. These aluminium wheels and cross-terrain tyres offer a great “middle-ground” option for i2 SE owners who’d kinda like having an x2 SE some days. The tyre is about twice as wide as the standard i2 SE tyre and has about four times the surface area contact with the ground to spread the load. MAX Wheels are compatible with standard i2 SE fenders and are narrow enough to pass through residential doorways with ease.

Left: Bryan trying out a Segway i2 SE with MAX Wheels on sand. Right: Bryan and Marge’s motorhome and ancillary van.

Bryan tows a small ancillary van behind they motorhome, and this also serves as his mobile “bloke’s shed” complete with every tool he might need while out on the road. The Segway i2 SE fits snuggly in a dedicated space the rear of the van.

To load, Bryan simply rolls the Segway PT up or down a pair of lightweight, folding Segway Ramps in seconds. The Segway PT easily loads under its own power, safely climbing or descending the ramps without requiring any lifting or excessive strength. The folded ramps stow neatly in the space under the Segway PT.

Left: easy loading with lightweight, folding Segway Ramps. Right: Now painted bright pink and snuggly stowed (note how the ramps slide in underneath)

While the Segway PT has a built-in electronic alarm and immobiliser, and a cable lock can be slipped through the lower LeanSteer stem to secure it to any lamp post/bike rack/tree, Marge was still a little concerned about theft. She decided that painting her Segway PT in her favourite colour – BRIGHT PINK – should be enough to deter any young lad who might want to make off with her prized and essential mobility companion.

And yes of course she has a matching pink helmet!

Hallowe’en brings 72 hours of Segway specials

Hallowe’en or ‘All Hallows Evening’ is a celebration held on the night before the three day observance of Allhallowtide.


We have a three day treat of our own for you (no tricks here). Take advantage of a three day special on our brand new products. You have until the clock strikes midnight on Friday 3 November 2017 to receive a free Segway Safe Rider pack valued at $195 when you:

  • Pre-order a Segway miniLITE for $995*
  • Pre-order a Segway miniPLUS for $1,995 or a Segway miniPLUS with Camera for $2,395**
  • Pre-order a Segway KickScooter for $1,195, or get our best deal by pre-ordering a Segway KickScooter with Extra Battery Pack for $1,595 (you save $100)**

* our first shipment for this model is currently in transit to New Zealand, and you can expect delivery to your door during the third week of November 2017.

** our order for these models has been built and is being packed and dispatched to New Zealand this week, so you can expect delivery to your door during the last week of November 2017.


Buyers of full-size Segway Personal Transporter (PT) models have a treat in store, too.

Between now and the tolling of that lonesome midnight bell on Friday 3 November 2017 you’ll receive a free Front Bag valued at $245. See our website for pricing of the full range of Segway PTs, with models for commuting, recreation & golf, farming & orchards/vineyards, security patrols & workplace productivity.

Oh, and do remember to pack everything you might need into that free front bag before you set off on an evening ride down that pathway that disappears deep into the trees….


Take advantage of our great Hallowe’en offer and pre-order or buy Segway products by calling us on 0800 2 SEGWAY or email segwaynz@icloud.com

Segway miniLITE ($995) almost here – order today

The first shipment of the brand new Segway miniLITE ($995) is about to land in New Zealand. Pre-order now to be the first in the Southern Hemisphere to own a Segway miniLITE – specially designed for kids aged 6 to 16+


Built to legendary Segway standards for durability and safety, the miniLITE is super-easy to ride and control (unlike those silly hoverboard things that were blowing up a couple of years ago). That is because the miniLITE uses a knee-bar for steering that works the same way as the LeanSteer handlebar found on full-size Segway Personal Transporters. And because LeanSteer/KneeBar is Segway’s patented steering system, you won’t find any other product with this unique feature for sale in New Zealand.

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A Segway miniLITE might be the best Christmas present for your family this season. Buy a pair for $1,995 and receive a free bonus of two Segway Safe Rider packs (find out what’s in our packs here).

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