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Nov
21st
15:11
Wild takahē return to Kahurangi National Park

In a significant step for DOC’s Takahē Recovery Programme, 18 birds were released into Gouland Downs off the Heaphy Track earlier this year. DOC Takahē Operations Manager Deidre Vercoe says after considerable preparation it was fantastic to return takahē to a part of their ancestral home. “This translocation marked the next step in takahē recovery.

Nov
20th
09:11

Nov
12th
10:11
A1 Series Winners Eye GODZone Chapter 8

Australian adventure racing team Thought Sports recently won the Adventure 1 Series in Australia for 2018 and an entry to race at GODZone Chapter 8. Team captain Rob Preston talks to us about the teams goals and aspirations for racing in New Zealand. What are your team goals for Chapter 8? We would like to

Oct
30th
11:10
NEW ZEALAND’S PREMIERE FREEZE DRIED FOOD CO BACKS GODZONE

Competitors in the world’s largest expedition adventure race, GODZone, will be well fed during Chapter 8 of the event with Back Country Cuisine coming on board to support the teams. The pioneering freeze dried meal business is backing New Zealand’s premier adventure race being held in Canterbury from the 10th – 17th March 2019. Based

Jul
10th
11:07
Teams Sign Up For Canterbury In Big Numbers

Canterbury is a major adventure drawcard

Jul
1st
08:07
GODZone Opens Entries Chapter 8

Excitement builds for Chapter 8

Jun
24th
10:06
IAN EDMOND TALKS TEAMS, SKILLS & CANTERBURY’S ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND

Any hints on where the Chapter 8 course will go?

Jun
17th
16:06
Race Director Talks Chapter 8

What lies ahead in Canterbury for Chapter 8

Jun
15th
17:06
World Famous Adventurer Joins GODZone Design Team

Nathan Fa'avae brings expertise and experience

May
31st
15:05
It’s Canterbury!

Chapter 8 hosted by Akaroa in 2019

May
18th
09:05
GODZone to Canterbury

Chapter 8 hosted by Canterbury Region

Mar
17th
11:03
Fiordland A Success For GODZone

Chapter 7 brings rewards

Mar
11th
12:03
LEARNING FROM THOSE WHO WRITE THE BOOK

And getting lost in the woods with your

Mar
10th
11:03
Thats a Wrap

The last teams are across the GODZone finish line in Te Anau. Team 51 Nothing Ventured were the first to arrive and welcomed by an enthusiastic waiting crowd of friends, families and locals who had been on tenterhooks for the last 24 hours. Balloons, children, streamers, bubbles, laughter and looks of relief were the order

Mar
10th
08:03
Swordfox at the finish

'That south coast track was just '

Mar
10th
08:03
Mar
9th
22:03
MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS

Would have graced the start line 60 years

Mar
9th
22:03
MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers just want to get amongst it

Mar
9th
21:03
JUMP AT THE CHANCE

It’s an adventure for the support crews too

Mar
9th
13:03
Cinderella’s Shoes Part Two

By Hannah Johnston

Mar
9th
07:03
Lake Herries Delivers Magic

The Kepler Mountains have been the focal point for the last several days of racing where teams have moved between Fiordlands two great lakes – Manapouri and Te Anau. The mountains make up much of the northern shore of Manapouri and the South Fiord of Lake Te Anau. Hidden at the top of the trek

Mar
9th
07:03
8th Day of Race

As the 8th day of race kicks in its clear teams have discovered expedition racing at GODZone provides real adventure and many days on their feet. Over half of the 92 teams that started last Thursday have arrived at the finish line in Te Anau but there are still plenty more to arrive. All teams

Mar
8th
09:03
MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS

Learning mor about where you live

Mar
8th
09:03
A RAVE AND GLOWSTICKS A FEATURE OF GODZONE

All sorts can happen in the thick Fiordland bush

Mar
8th
09:03
An Early Morning Flotilla

There was a tight group of 3 Pursuit teams eager to head off on their last stage of the race this morning from Brod Bay to the finish line. Having been dark zoned off the lake last night the teams had caught up on sleep and paddled across a milky calm lake to an early

Mar
7th
22:03
MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS

A great way to see a new place

Mar
7th
22:03
MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS

Helping get the messages around the world

Mar
7th
21:03
MEETING OUR VOLUNTEERS

Telling the story of GODZone

Mar
7th
18:03
Dark Zones & Cut Off’s looming

Dark Zones Dark zones kick in tonight on Lake Te Anau. This will affect Pursuit and short course teams paddling from Brod Bay to the finish line. They will be required to stop paddling at 9pm and camp or stay in TA7. Teams will receive time credits and be restarted in the morning at five-minute

Mar
7th
09:03
Mar
7th
08:03
LOOKING AFTER THE WALKING PETRI DISHES

When bodies are pushed to the absolute limit

Mar
7th
07:03
Potato Chips & Pies

Yes please!

Mar
7th
07:03
Out There Just Doing Cool Things

The youngest member just having a blast

Mar
7th
01:03
Mar
7th
01:03
Second For Swordfox

What a battle

Mar
7th
00:03
Mar
6th
16:03
Bivoauc on Stage 4 MTB

"we are pretty cold, pretty "

Mar
6th
16:03
Green Bibs North

The Pursuit course

Mar
6th
15:03
Mar
6th
14:03
Mar
6th
11:03
Directors Update

Busy day five with finish line underway and teams still trekking stage 3. Here is an update from the race directors Warren Bates and Adam Fairmaid…

Mar
6th
10:03
Making The Full Course Cut Off

Short course is looming

Mar
6th
07:03
Lens on Fiordland

A different world

Mar
5th
22:03
Ding Dong Pursuit Battle

Neck and neck

Mar
5th
19:03
Mar
5th
18:03
The Scenic South Coast

What the teams will be seeing.

Mar
5th
18:03
Swordfox TA3

It's all business in the TA

Mar
5th
16:03
Q&A with Sam Manson

First words out of Team 36 Victory Boxing at TA3 were; “We had an epic trek.” We decided to ask Sam Manson some questions. Did you have any problems finding any checkpoints? “Na. Greig ‘s nav, so we just followed him around. We got them all pretty flawlessly. But yea, there were some that were

Mar
5th
16:03
Swordfox second into TA3

"It's been a long long "

Mar
5th
16:03
Yealands Family Wines lead into TA3

I've got some fungus growing on my foot

Mar
5th
16:03
IT’S THE SMALLEST THINGS…..

Sleep deprivation can come in many forms!

Mar
5th
15:03
Richie, Rob, Sarah & Bob

Team PwC in 6th position

Mar
5th
14:03
Short Course For Unranked Teams

A disappointed Pat Farry Trust team is waiting patiently at TA3 to continue on the short course unranked. Having made a safety call at CP17, due to Harriet’s strained hip which was really struggling over the rough terrain, the team turned back yesterday through the thick bush, even packrafting down a tiny creek rather than

Mar
5th
12:03
Food Glorious Food

Please sir can I have some more

Mar
5th
11:03
Bend & Tiki On A Misson

Where's our maps?

Mar
5th
09:03
VOLUNTEERING UNTIL IT’S TIME TO RACE

This household is on both sides of the race line

Mar
5th
09:03
PAINTING THE TOWN ADVENTURE

GZ dots itself through this wee

Mar
5th
08:03
On The Go Slow

Hurry up & wait

Mar
5th
07:03
May The Best Team Win

Swordfox back in front

Mar
5th
00:03
Yealands Family Wines Nail Coastal Track

They have swapped the lead several times over the past 48 hours of racing, and tonight Team Yealands Family Wines claimed back first position from Team Swordfox arriving at at TA3 Rarakau. ” They are looking really sharp and in pretty good spirits,” says Race Director Adam Fairmaid. ” This is a long coastal

Mar
5th
00:03
Swordfox Lend A Hand

Share and share alike

Mar
4th
23:03
EVERYONE ENJOYED FOLLOWING THE GINGER NINJAS

Remember Team 80? Well they’re back safe and warm.

Mar
4th
22:03
Day 3 Waiaurihiri River

Rock and roll

Mar
4th
21:03
Day 2 Waiau River

Thrills and spills

Mar
4th
21:03
Day 2 TA1

"We're a bit nervous about stage 3"

Mar
4th
21:03
Stage 3 Day 2 Morning Getting In Water

Off on the Wairaurahiri River

Mar
4th
21:03
Beautiful Fiordland Bush

A teaser of what the teams walk through

Mar
4th
20:03
BEING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ACTION – VOLUNTEERING

BEING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ACTION – VOLUNTEERING Mike Helliwell has come from Napier to volunteer at GODZone for the third time. His wife Lyn, who is also a volunteer at GODZone, used to Adventure Race, so Mike likes to give a bit back to the sport. “It’ll be a whole lot of

Mar
4th
19:03
Cinderella’s Shoes

Will the pumpkin become a golden coach?

Mar
4th
13:03
Day Four Mindgames & Maps

Like paint smattered across a map

Mar
4th
12:03
BACK ON YER BIKE

Injured GODZoner is getting back out there, today.

Mar
4th
11:03
The Coastal Track

Sea spray in the face

Mar
4th
10:03
A Message In The Night

Tell them don't go this

Mar
4th
10:03
VOLUNTEERING – GREAT FOR A GAP YEAR

Over from Germany on a GAP year, how fun GZ

Mar
4th
10:03
Swordfox Take The Lead

Now the racing

Mar
4th
09:03
Night Time Moves Into Day

Teams scattered through South Fiordland

Mar
4th
08:03
Stage 2

"It's going to be epic!"

Mar
4th
08:03
LAKE HOUROKO – ‘THE SOUND OF SOUGHING WIND’

Some more fun facts about this epic

Mar
4th
07:03
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT AS TEAMS GET INTO THE THICK OF IT

Hey supporters, keep those words of support coming!

Mar
3rd
21:03
LOOKING BACK ON THE PRESENT MOMENT AT CP16

There’s a great bit of history around

Mar
3rd
21:03
COULDN’T DO GODZONE WITHOUT THESE PEOPLE

Let's meet some of the cogs behind the GZ scene

Mar
3rd
19:03
Top Snaps of The Day

Check out the new images from Day three now in the photo library showcasing areas of Fiordland most people never set foot in…

Mar
3rd
18:03
Day 3 of GODZone takes teams deep into Fiordland

Two days, twelve hours into the ten-day GODZone expedition race in Fiordland National Park and the adventurous field is spread far and wide. “ The leading teams have paddled across Lake Hauroko and down the Wairaurahiri River through remote parts of southern Fiordland today and are now trekking into an area by Lake Poiteriteri,” says

Mar
3rd
18:03
COMRADERY AMONGST THE CLOUDS

Picnics and feet airing at the abseil

Mar
3rd
15:03
Left or Right on Stage 3 Trek – Directors’ Thoughts

Adam & Warren wax lyrical on Stage 3

Mar
3rd
13:03
ONE STAGE AT A TIME FOR LEAD PURSUIT TEAM

An awesome race so far for Lincoln Reunion

Mar
3rd
13:03
In Pursuit

Pacing to stay in front

Mar
3rd
13:03
A Team Reunion

Six hours sleep has worked wonders for one of the leading Pursuit teams. New Zealand team 85 Lincon Reunion are traveling at the front of the Pursuit field and their two words for the next 24 hours are happy days…here is the chat from TA2 earlier this morning at the put in on Lake Hauroko.

Mar
3rd
11:03
THE GRIM REAPER

Keep yourself on the right of the black line

Mar
3rd
10:03
TIME FOR A TREK FOR LEAD PURSUIT TEAMS

The lead Pursuit teams put on a good pace.

Mar
3rd
08:03
MAKE THE MOST OF DAYLIGHT TODAY

Another dark zone tonight will keep today moving

Mar
3rd
06:03
Mar
2nd
23:03
Outdoing Each Other

Frontrunners keep pushing

Mar
2nd
20:03
Behind the Lens

Alex Socci faves

Mar
2nd
19:03
THE VOLUNTARY COG OF ADVENTURE RACING

The cogs behind the chaos of adventure racing

Mar
2nd
18:03
Hanging with the Teams

Melissa & Rachel's daily report

Mar
2nd
17:03
Looming Dark Zones

Who will make it?

Mar
2nd
16:03
DOWN FROM THE CLOUDS

Most are through the abseil section now, CP7.