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    Dunedin, New Zealand
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  1. We regularly remove single trees for 5-6k (NZ) starting one today actually. Should take two days for 3 guys, 12” bandit and 5t excavator.
  2. Removing a couple of dead lime trees and a dead Beech tree. The hiab makes light work of moving timber.
  3. A nice job lifting and reducing away from powerlines an avenue of oak trees
  4. Not sure about the hight now- will pop back and see what it looks like. I think they can grow up to 6 meters here (I may be wrong)
  5. Spotted this whilst going to the post office. Not sure how practical it would be but it looks awesome!
  6. It's awesome- a great place to work and bring up kids.
  7. Our 1995 NZ new hilux- bought 8 years ago when i first got here. She's done over 250000 km and still going strong. It's true what they say about them!
  8. First job for the year- just a wee storm damaged willow tree. The guys aren't back til the 9th so I went and did it myself (the mrs supervising in the ute) We'll be back next week to tidy it up. What are people's thoughts about working alone?
  9. A lady decided to give herself a big treat for her 90th birthday by staying overnight in a really nice luxurious hotel.. When she checked out the next morning, the desk clerk handed her a bill for $250.00. She demanded to know why the charge was so high "I agree it's a nice hotel, but the rooms aren't worth $250..00 for just an overnight stay - I didn't even have breakfast!" The clerk told her that $250.00 is the 'standard rate,' and breakfast had been included had she wanted it. She insisted on speaking to the Manager. The Manager appeared and, forewarned by the desk clerk, announced: "This hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center which are available for use." "But I didn't use them." ''Well, they are here, and you could have." He went on to explain that she could also have seen one of the in-hotel shows for which they were so famous. "We have the best entertainers from all over the world performing here." "But I didn't go to any of those shows.." She Pleaded. "Well, we have them, and you could have." was the reply. No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, she replied, "But I didn't use it!" and the Manager countered with his standard response. After several minutes discussion, and with the Manager still unmoved, she decided to pay, wrote a check and gave it to him. The Manager was surprised when he looked at the check. "But Madam, this check is for only $50.00" "That's correct" she replied "I charged you $200.00 for sleeping with me." "But I didn't sleep with you madam!" said the manager "Well, too bad, I was here, and you could have."!!
  10. The coach is Australian and six of the players are Kiwi.... Not sure how that works
  11. Our bandit is 3 years old- less than 550 hours on the clock. At the moment it's either at the engineers or mechanics every week.


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