The list of tree climbers able to compete in the 2009 NZAA/STIHL National Tree Climbing Championship (NTCC) to be held held at Pollard Park in Blenheim on Saturday 21st November (as part of the 2009 Annual Arboricultural Conference) is now available from the NZ Arboricultural website.Congratulations to all the qualifiers and particularly to Jawand Ngau Chun as a wildcard qualifier - Jawand competed in every Regional event and apart from Auckland was consistently in the top five. According to the NZ Arb site NTCC qualifiers wishing to compete in the National event must register via the Conference Online Registration system.
Full results from the recent Regional events (in Hamilton, Christchurch and Wellington) will be available on the NZ Arb website soon. You can see pictures from Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington on Flickr under Treetools (unfortunately we couldn't make it to the Christchurch event).
Wildcard qualifierJawand Ngau Chun pictured above competing in the Wellington TCC work climb, 3 October 2009.