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SRT and the working tree climber (with Rich Hattier)

Richard Tregoweth, Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Those new to tree climbing might be lead to think SRT is restricted to competitive tree climbers and the International Tree Climbing Competitions. 

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2014 Waikato/BoP Regional TCC photographs on Flickr

Richard Tregoweth, Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Photographs taken by Treetools at the the 2014 NZ Arb/Husqvarna Waikato/Bay of Plenty Regional Tree Climbing Competition, on Saturday 13 September at Mt Drury Reserve, Mt Maunganui are now available for viewing on Flickr

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Waikato Regional TCC this weekend

Richard Tregoweth, Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The 2014 NZ Arb/Husqvarna Waikato/Bay of Plenty Regional TCC is scheduled for this Saturday 13 September at Mount Drury Reserve, Mt Maunganui. 

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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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