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World first remote-operated digger entering Christ Church Cathedral today

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Publish Date
Wed, 25 May 2022, 8:35am
(Photo / NZ Herald)
(Photo / NZ Herald)

World first remote-operated digger entering Christ Church Cathedral today

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 25 May 2022, 8:35am

A world-first remote-operated digger is entering Christ Church Cathedral today.

It will undertake a clean-up, clearing out the debris, masonry and significant biohazard inside the nave. 

Project Director Keith Paterson told Mike Hosking the machine is being controlled by a driver standing in an operations centre outside the cathedral.

He says the operator is looking at a lot of screens , and he's operating something akin to a computer controller.

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