One of our dealers in New Zealand, Motoworks was badly affected by earthquake damage. Here’s some blog posts from Shane regarding their situation, with which we sympathize…
Posted By: Motoworks on 19th March, 2011
Motoworks store has been badly affected by the February earthquake, our warehouse is one of the Christchurch CBD business’s that is wearing the “infamous” Red Sticker.
This is made worse because we are inside the Red Zone cordon and any “official” entry to our building is denied. The Army have even set up their checkpoint 20m from our door so “sneaking” in has taken on a similarity to Prisoner of War movies.
However we have “Rescued” some items including our precious TM spares which turned up late one night in a “Bread Truck”!
Our specialty items have mostly been re-ordered and are currently turning up into store now on a daily basis so it is almost “Business as usual”.
I personally would like to thank our suppliers, all our specialty suppliers have been great. Many have even sent stock items without them even being ordered, your thoughts and deeds will never be forgotten and your rewards I know will be immense.
Motoworks “Old School” philosophy especially with “shit happens so just get over it” has been our strength, we are well down the path of rebuilding the shop, workshop and warehouse with a totally new building and our new site even has room for a full MX/SX style track to be constructed.
TM Racing bikes and spares are the first thing to be completed and fully functional, to Mr. Serafini and his staff, especially Stefano and Davide I could not have achieved it without your support and kindness, grazie, grazie.
Further news as it happens will be posted here on our new blog, keep an eye on it as Motoworks is back and we will take no prisoners in our determination to remain the best.
Posted By: Motoworks on 30th March, 2011
Motoworks & being inside the Red Zone.
Being inside the Red Zone has had a fair amount of frustration; we have had to cope with many levels of Government and Local Government hierarchy and the highs and lows that come along with it.
The short version is we have not been legally allowed access to our building or stock; we have gained access however and have managed to move “under cover” a great deal of it to safer storage. This storage is still in the Red Zone and not quite yet freely accessible but is getting a lot closer day by day. The coming week looks like we will be able to move the last of the stock and possibly even recover some of the workshop equipment, not all of the equipment will be saved though.
Further updates will follow shortly including what the future holds for Motoworks, we do have a direction we are heading in and some exciting new possibilities.
Our building is munted, was originally Red stickered then it was changed to a yellow by a private engineer and now it is back as a Red. As the tug of war goes on between those concerned we are left with still not being able to gain access. Knowing what we do now, we would have initiated some actions much sooner!
Last week Zone 5, 6 & 7 were all Red. Map 1 is two days ago and Map 2 is today, who knows what tomorrow brings?