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Christchurch to ETCC Champion in five years

Richard Tregoweth, Thursday, September 04, 2014

Here's a little bit of NZ tree climbing history for you. Almost five years ago Matt Glen, won the 2009 South Island Regional TCC in Christchurch - see previous blog post here.  

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2014 South Island TCC this weekend

Richard Tregoweth, Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The 2014 NZ Arb/Husqvarna South Island Regional TCC is scheduled for this coming weekend - Saturday 6 September in the trees off Waikikiri Drive on the edges of Bottle Lake Forest Park, Burwood, Christchurch.  

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Petzl respond to Treetools position on the ZigZag

Richard Tregoweth, Saturday, July 19, 2014

Petzl has now found the causes of the potential appearance of such a crack. Technical improvements are already in progress. An updated communication will be given simultaneous worldwide release on 23rd July 2014. This communication will include a clear explanation of the causes of the potential of such cracks and a description of the actions which have been taken to prevent cracks forming in the future. (The 23 July 2014 PETZL ZIGZAG INFORMATION UPDATE is available now on the Petzl website).  

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Treetools pulls the plug on Petzl ZigZag sales

Richard Tregoweth, Friday, July 18, 2014

According to a Petzl representative, the worldwide return rate on the Petzl ZigZag is very low (1-2 units per 1000… and Petzl have sold tens of thousands around the world). The crack that appears in the top link represents NO risk to the user and all ‘problem’ ZigZags will be replaced under warranty. 

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Is vibration killing the Petzl ZigZag?

Richard Tregoweth, Monday, May 26, 2014

Experienced aerial arborists understand a climbing system must be fine-tuned for optimum performance. 

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NZ Arb WorkSafe NZ advisory group formed

Richard Tregoweth, Monday, May 12, 2014

The statement below is lifted straight off the NZ Arb Advisory Group FaceBook Page (for those of you not on Facebook - we are sure NZ Arb won't mind blatant plagiarism in this instance). 

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WorkSafe New Zealand Q&A session at Treetools

Richard Tregoweth, Sunday, May 04, 2014

Up until the eighties having a drink for the road or a ‘roadie’ was standard practice - for a night out with the boys or at high society dinner parties. 

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Petzl respond to cracks in ZigZag II

Richard Tregoweth, Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Late last month a few images surfaced on the internet showing a potential problem with the latest 2014 Petzl ZigZag. One of the units involved in this discussion was found relatively close to home (Sydney, Australia). 

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Clogger Arbormax Type-A trousers available soon

Richard Tregoweth, Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Clogger, the New Zealand-made brand of chainsaw protective trousers, is venturing into the 'European-style' market with the launch of a new pair of lightweight Type-A chainsaw trousers. 

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A New Zealand association representing the wider tree care industry proposed by Jerry Lynch

Richard Tregoweth, Monday, April 07, 2014

As it stands, the NZ Arb Association is the official representative of the commercial tree care industry in New Zealand. For various reasons, some members within the New Zealand arborist community, and companies active in the wider tree care industry, including firewood merchants, shelterbelt trimmers, saw millers, contract climbers etc feel they are not adequately represented by NZ Arb. 

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