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Digger Driver Prepares For Nationals

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Hawke’s Bay excavator operator Tui Paikea’s mantra is all about keeping his nerves in check as he prepares to compete in the National Excavator Operator Competition in Feilding.

“I’ve been revising over some study … (and) just trying to keep on top of the nerves.”

Paikea will be donning his hard hat and climbing into the cab of a 12-tonne Hitachi Zaxis 120 excavator to represent the region for the competition from March 14 to 16.

“This is my first year so looking forward to competition day…I am proud to be among the other finalists.”

Photo: Hawke’s Bay and East Cape champion Tui Paikea is now representing the region at the National Excavator Operator Competition in Feilding. 

For more on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to hawkesbaytoday.co.nz

Posted: 15 March 2019




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