Porirua couple open first NZ Motor Drift Triking Centre

Talisa Kupenga
  • Te Whanganui-ā-Tara

Ehara pea ngā hiwi ki Pōneke i te wāhi marutau rawa ki te whakakoneke mototaraika, engari e ai ki te hunga kai-ngākau ki te mahi nei, ko reira ētahi o ngā wāhi tino pai rawa atu. He pūtahi whakakoneke mototaraika kei Porirua e tū ana ināianei. Ko te tuatahi ia ki Aotearoa, hei ngata i te waranga i raro i te maru o te ora.

E rua wiki noaiho e tū ana, ā, pakē pai ana te haere.

"It's exciting, people come in and they leave with a huge smile on their face and they're like 'Wow I really wanna come back and do this", hei tā Rawinia Rimene nō Te Whakatōhea.

Ka tuwhera a Drift Trikes NZ i tērā marama. Te pakihi tuatahi pēnei ki Aotearoa.

Hei tā Justin Leelo nō Drift Trikes NZ, "So motor drift trike is a trike is pretty much, so three wheels one in the front two in the back with a motor put on the back, which allows you to drift."

He kaimahihiko a Justin, ka hanga i ngā mototaraika mai i te anga, nōna motuhake hoki ngā tauārai e āminehia ana e OSH. Mā Rawinia, tauira pakihi ō mua i Te Wananga o Aotearoa, ngā pukapuka kaute.

"After he had his first ride he really enjoyed it and so he decided to make one and then the idea to start up a centre came to mind and yeah here we are.”

Engari he nui nga uauatanga i pā ki te tokorua nei.

"The first one was that we didn't have a prototype to go off”, hei tā Rimene.

“The next obstacle was finding a warehouse, we found that there were a lot of racist comments around Māori and Pacific Islanders being in business”, hei tā Leelo.

E rua wā rāua kaimahi, a, kei te hiahia whakawhānui i te pakihi.

"We're planning towards organising the first indoor motor drift trike competition and our long term goals are to franchise Drift Trikes NZ across the larger cities in New Zealand and eventually and hopefully go international", hei tā Rimene.

E manako nui ana te tokorua nei kia tipu tonu tā rāua pakihi, ā kia kaingākaunuitia ai te whakakoneke mototaraika.