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Steve Wozniak arrives this week to take on NZ

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Steve Wozniak arrives this week to take on NZ

13th February 2006

Its only days away when Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Computer, arrives in New Zealand with his Segway HT. Steve is here to put his Segway HT Polo team “the Aftershocks” to challenge the New Zealand “Pole Blacks” in the 1st World Segway HT Tournament.

The “Godfather” of computing is bringing his Silicon Valley mates to play sport and check New Zealand out for opportunities with an opening Gala Dinner to be held at the Spencer on Byron Hotel, Takapuna on Friday 17th February 2006.

The Tournament will be officially opened at the Gala Dinner by Hon. David Cunliffe, Minister for Communications.

People can participate by attending the Gala Dinner or the Polo Tournament to be held at the NZ Polo Open on Willow Park in Karaka just before the NZ Polo Open Final. Detailed information is available on on how to participate and buy tickets to the events.

The teams also welcome anyone who has a Segway or wants to give it a go to join them at Vellenoweth Green in St Heliers Bay, Auckland from 10:30am on Saturday 18th February 2006.

This event is the first time in the world an International Tournament for Segway HT Polo has been played. Teams from other countries are watching this event with interest and include China, United Arab Emirates, Argentina and France. The winner of this tournament also obtains hosting rights for the following year’s challenge.

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About Segway HT Polo
SegPolo is a spin off sport which fuses a new generation of high-tech, self balancing transportation, with a 2000 year old game usually reserved for players on horseback. Bay Area Seg has created worldwide interest in this new sport with articles in well known publications such as The New York Times, Wired Magazine, and in the Polo Players’ Edition. They were also featured on several television news segments like NBC’s “Weekend Today” and “Tech Now.” Players include Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak.

About New Zealand's SegPolo Team
The New Zealand Segway “Pole Blacks” consist of Segway users Phillip Bendall, Steve Simms, Rod Drury, Rodney Prescott, Jo Pitts, Roscoe Brown and Hayden Judd.

About Segway New Zealand
Segway New Zealand is the exclusive, official distributor of Segway products in New Zealand. Segway New Zealand sells direct to consumers, business and fleet buyers.

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