Story: Workshop industries



These nippy little land yachts, known as blokarts, are hurtling along Karioitahi Beach, near Auckland. Paul Beckett developed these wind-powered vehicles in his workshop at Pāpāmoa, in the Bay of Plenty. Blokart International is still based at Pāpāmoa, and exports most of its products to Australia, the US, Europe and Asia. However the company employed just seven people in 2009, ensuring that it retains its workshop scale.

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Ian Hunter, 'Workshop industries - Workshops in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 January 2022)

Story by Ian Hunter, published 11 Mar 2010