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22nd
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19th
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17th
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Latest Finish Video Recap

Tears before tea

Mar
16th
17:03
Caving Spectacular

Limestone wonder

Mar
16th
07:03
Friday Finish line Fever

Racing to the end

Mar
15th
21:03
Tiki Tour Race to Finish

Hard fought battle

Mar
15th
16:03
Mar
15th
12:03
On the Rakaia

Water shots

Mar
15th
08:03
Mar
14th
19:03
Mar
13th
20:03
Glenfalloch Rakaia Images

Country to river

Mar
13th
13:03
Mar
13th
12:03
Ashburton Lakes Fave Images

Out of the blue

Mar
13th
07:03
Stage 3 catch up with George Berry

It was a long bike for teams through the Alford Range

Mar
12th
23:03
Cookie Time MTB Images

RE: Media on Giant E-Bikes today

Mar
12th
17:03
Race Directors Talk Strategy

Get the low down on a hot day in Canterbury

Mar
12th
14:03
Day Two Video Recap

Action on the Waimakariri River

Mar
11th
21:03
Fave River Action Images

Turquoise blue water entices teams

Mar
11th
20:03
Prime & Pursuit Progress Report

Shorter but faster

Mar
11th
19:03
Crossing The Waimak

River crossing 101

Mar
11th
18:03
Stage Two Daily Wrap

Trekking, pack-rafting, caving highlights

Mar
11th
17:03
WHITE WATER ACTION ON DAY TWO OF GODZONE IN CANTERBURY

Are Tiki Tour the boss of Chapter 8

Mar
11th
14:03
RESTART FAVE IMAGES

It was dark & they were eager!

Mar
11th
09:03
Race Director Adam Fairmaid talks

Get the skinny on what lays ahead for Day 2

Mar
11th
06:03
ACTION RECAP OF DAY 1

All the big moves from Day 1

Mar
10th
23:03
SPECTACULAR CANTERBURY COURSE REVEALED FOR GODZONE RESTART

Teams ready for big morning start over

Mar
10th
22:03
Mar
10th
16:03
Orca’s Follow Teams on First Day

Akaroa harbour teaming with wildlife

Mar
10th
13:03
Misty MTB Images

The grind for the reward

Mar
10th
12:03
Great Images from Stage 1 Coasteering

Teams rock hopping & swimming

Mar
10th
09:03
Start Line Images in Akaroa

A wet start for some Coasteering action

Mar
9th
23:03
Event Director Warren Bates talks Chapter 8

New teams and a competitive international line up

Mar
9th
22:03
Favourites images from Registration

Teams get ready for their GODZone Adventure

Mar
9th
18:03
Capturing GODZone Welcome

Hugs, handshakes and hello's

Mar
9th
17:03
All in Family

Father, son and daughter at Chapter 8

Mar
9th
17:03
Richie McCaw Talks GODZone

Inside his helicopter hanger McCaw divulges view

Mar
9th
13:03
Mar
9th
12:03
Pre Race in Akaroa

Get the view from above in

Mar
9th
07:03
GODZone Volunteer Extraordinaire

Mark Nevin - what a legend

Mar
8th
19:03
Doing it for the Food

All girls team loving friendship & food

Mar
8th
10:03
Christchurch Adventure Park Showcase for GODZone & Wicked Rogaines

Come and participate at the park this Sunday

Mar
7th
12:03
Plant-based Team Shakes Things Up at GODZone

Fuelled by plants for GODZone

Mar
7th
07:03
AKAROA GODZONE START-LINE WITH CHRISTCHURCH ADVENTURE PARK A FEATURE

Teams will be lining up in Akaroa this Sunday

Mar
6th
14:03
Spotlight on Team ‘Shining Light On The Dark’

Racing for a cause - you can help.

Feb
26th
12:02
AKAROA READY TO WELCOME GODZONE TEAMS

10 days and counting until teams arrive in Akaroa

Feb
20th
10:02
Giant NZ Partners with GODZone

Giant NZ bring E-bikes to GODZone

Jan
31st
09:01
The World’s Best Prepare for Glory at GODZone

Who is on the Chapter 8 team list?

Nov
22nd
20:11
Christchurch NZ

Christchurch NZ - a great place to visit.

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
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