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Introducing Husqvarna All New Legends in the Making

Posted: 17 September 2018

Two exciting new Husqvarna products available in-store now.

The new Husqvarna 572 XP®, designed from scratch to be tough enough for even the most demanding job: stronger, lighter and more manoeuvrable. With their outstanding cutting performance, excellent cooling capacity and state-of-the-art filtration they’re built for maximised productivity, reliability and durability, day after day.

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The Husqvarna X-Cut® is the world’s first original Husqvarna saw chain. It’s designed for a single purpose: to optimize the performance of your Husqvarna chainsaw – and thereby maximize your output.

The highly anticipated X-Cut® chain for professionals is finally here. Developed, designed and manufactured using the most advanced technologies and rigorous quality control. With a long-lasting sharpness, an outstanding durability and high cutting efficiency, it is made for minimum down time and maximum results.

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Exclusive Member Only Deals with Interislander

Posted: 3 September 2018

NZ Arb is delighted to announced a partnership with Interislander that means exclusive NZ Arb member only deal on Interislander ferry crossings. 

Interislander is offering NZ Arb members discounted prices for passengers and vehicles. In addition to being a constant great price, fares are 90% refundable if cancelled up to 1 hour before departure and changeable with no penalty (availability allowing) up 1 hour before departure. 


Off Peak Each Way







Campervan/Motorhome up to 5.5m


Additional half metre


Car/Ute/Van/4WD/trailer up to 5.5m

$124.00 each

Additional half metre


Premium Lounge

$55.00 18yrs plus

Booking conditions and instructions for members are:
•    Booking details and member promo code are available in the Member Zone of the NZ Arb website.
•    Membership sticker or letter from NZARB to be shown at check in or retail fares will be charged
•    Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request.
•    Bookings are 90% refundable if cancelled up to 1 hour before departure.
•    Date and time changes allowed up to 1 hour before departure without penalty, subject to availability.
•    Fares subject to change with notification.
•    If booking from outside NZ you will need to request your booking be made via email
•    Valid for travel from 13 August through to 15 December 18.
•    Please note that no discount applies 16 December 18 through to and including 31 January 19

Check out the NZ Arb member zone for more details and booking info. 



Public Meeting Dates Kauri Dieback Programme

Posted: 24 August 2018

The Kauri Dieback Programme invites you to a public meeting about the National Pest Management Plan for kauri. This plan will set out rules under the Biosecurity Act 1993 for more consistent and effective management of kauri dieback disease nationally. Your input is important to ensure we’ve got the right plan to protect kauri into the future.

Public meetings

Locations, times and venues for public meetings:






Te Ahu

Cnr of Mathews Ave & South Rd

Mon 27 August

6.30pm to 9pm


Barge Park Showgrounds Event Centre

474 Maunu Road

Wed 29 August

6.30pm to 9.00pm


Orewa Community Centre

40-46 Orewa Square



Thursday 30 August

6.30pm to 9.00pm


Te Atatū South Community Centre

247 Edmonton Road

Te Atatū South


Friday 31 August

1.00pm to 4.00pm


Hunua Hall

2315 Hunua Road



Saturday 1 September

6.30pm to 9.00pm


Thames War Memorial Hall

Corner of Mary and Queen Streets


Sunday 2 September

6.30pm to 9.00pm


Waikato Regional Council offices

401 Grey Street

Monday 3 September

6.30pm to 9.00pm


Katikati War Memorial Hall

Main Road

Tuesday 4 September

6.30pm to 9.00pm

Why to get involved

Lots of excellent ideas and feedback for the future management of kauri dieback disease were gathered in the first consultation round.  It's on the right track and these ideas are now reflected in the refreshed strategy and the National Pest Management Plan.  In these meetings they'd also like you to share your thoughts on ideas for the management agency (the organisation) that will implement the plan.


How to get involved

The second round of consultation is open from 20 August to 12 September 2018. If you can’t make a public meeting, or even if you do, you can still make a submission. The information they want your feedback on is available now on our website.


For more information about the consultations this year and to download a poster promoting them that you can share, visit www.kauridieback.co.nz/consultation. You can also email us at KauriConsultation@mpi.govt.nz if you have any questions.


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Press Release: Kiwi World Champion Again
Updated: 7Press Release Aug 2018


An invitation from STIHL
Updated: 6 Aug 2018

'Meet, Greet, Learn & Eat with Mark Chisholm: International Award Winning Arborist'.

Three events, including;

  • Hamilton, 18 Sept 2018
  • Auckland, 19 Sept 2018
  • Christchurch, 20 Sept 2018

Click here for more information or booking details.              

Kauri dieback hui: dates and venues announced
Updated: 5 July 2018

Locations, dates and times are now available for the first round of kauri dieback hui. These meetings are open to everyone and are about gathering ideas to develop the future direction for managing the disease.

Mangamuka Marae, 9 Iwitaua Road, Mangamuka
Monday 2 July, 10am to 3pm

Barge Park Showgrounds Event Centre, 474 Maunu Road
Monday 2 July, 7pm to 9pm

Te Puna o Te Mātauranga Marae
Northtec, 51 Raumanga Valley Rd
Tuesday 3 July, 10am to 3pm

Te Mahurehure Marae, 65-73 Premier Ave, Point Chevalier
Wednesday 4 July, 10am to 3pm

Kelston Community Centre, 126 Awaroa Rd, Sunnyvale
Wednesday 4 July, 7pm to 9pm

Thames War Memorial Hall, Cnr of Mary & Queen St.
Thursday 5 July, 7pm to 9pm

Matai Whetu Marae, 12 Ngati Maru Highway, Kopu
Friday 6 July, 10am to 3pm

If you can’t make the hui, there are other ways to have your say. Submissions are now open and will close on Monday 16 July 2018, 5:00pm. Visit website to see the best way for you to have your say www.kauridieback.co.nz

There will be three rounds of consultation this year. This first round is to refresh the future direction for managing kauri dieback disease. In rounds two and three later this year, you’ll get to comment on the big picture view created from feedback in round one. This will inform how the National Pest Management Plan can best be used to support the work to protect kauri – and you’ll get a say on that too. Dates for these consultation rounds to follow.


2018 NZ Arb Annual Conference, in association with Asplundh
Updated: 1 May 2018

The 2018 NZ Arb Conference in association with Asplundh will return to the South Island in early November.
Click on banner below for the latest 2018 Conference updates.

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Husqvarna Professional Product Launch - Member Exclusive
Updated: 1 May 2018

Click on link below to view and download the invitation and register.

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Myrtle Rust Resources
Updated: 22 January 2018

An increasing number of myrtle rust cases are being reported in Auckland and around the North Island, which have the potential to have significant impacts on our amenity trees, the way we work, and what our landscape may look like in decades to come.
MPI have shared a selection of flyers with NZ Arb which they hope members will be able to distribute through our collectives networks, helping to track and manage the spread of the disease. 
In particular, they would like to encourage the download and use of the App that has been designed for this to help track the progress of the disease.

Click on links below to view and download flyers.

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Tree crash causes train cancellations

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Wellington train cancellations spill into second day after tree crash.



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Tree crash causes train cancellations

Written by NZ Arb on February 25th, 2015.      0 comments

Wellington train cancellations spill into second day after tree crash.



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