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Jun
15th
16:06
GLOBAL BRAND RAB PARTNERS WITH GODZONE

Premier apparel partnership

May
5th
09:05
Chapter 11 – Fiordland Redemption

Fiordland welcomes back GODZONE

Mar
25th
12:03
REFLECTIONS ON CHAPTER 10

In all its glory!

Mar
15th
14:03
STAYING ONE STEP AHEAD

A chat with Nathan

Mar
12th
15:03
Mar
12th
10:03
LAST STEPS HOME AT GODZONE

Here come those final teams

Mar
11th
21:03
STUNNING BEACH NIGHT TO FINISH

They keep coming home

Mar
11th
17:03
GODZONE LEGENDS TROPHY

Whoop for these legends!

Mar
11th
14:03
WATCH THAT FINISH LINE FEELING

When the adrenaline kicks in!

Mar
11th
13:03
ONE NEWS COVERS WINNERS AVAYA

When the tough get going!

Mar
11th
09:03
THE RACE FOR THIRD IS ON!

They be running

Mar
11th
01:03
FIRST PURSUIT TEAM @ CHAPTER 10

Slash and burn in Pursuit event

Mar
10th
19:03
Mar
10th
15:03
Mar
10th
10:03
Mar
10th
08:03
AVAYA NAILING THE TAIERI RIVER

No worries mate we have this covered

Mar
9th
20:03
COMPETITORS EDGE CLOSER ON DAY SIX

Central Otago was the focus today

Mar
9th
17:03
AVAYA SNAKING THEIR WAY TOWARDS COAST

Team Avaya churning through stages 7 & 8

Mar
9th
14:03
Emotions Run High for Team Topsport

Simone Maier says team are sticking together

Mar
9th
12:03
The Nevis – NZ HIGHEST ROAD

Epic back country ride through heritage sites

Mar
9th
11:03
RESTART & RECHARGE AT GODZONE

Staying power & getting back into it

Mar
8th
20:03
WRAPPING UP DAY FIVE IN THE EYRE MOUNTAINS

Epic high country experience for teams today

Mar
8th
18:03
TOP TEAMS UP IN THE AIR

Eyre Mountains playground not all play

Mar
8th
17:03
TV3 NEWSHUB REPORT ON ACTION

Featuring Race Director Warren Bates & Ritchie

Mar
8th
13:03
Day Five Chat with Race Directors

BTS with Warren and Adam

Mar
8th
09:03
MOUNTAIN MOVES WITH AVAYA

Maps, headlamps, huts and night moves

Mar
7th
20:03
PURE TEAMS RELIEF AS DAY FOUR WRAPS

Stage 3 will go down in GZ history

Mar
7th
17:03
RIDING THE GREENSTONE VON

Around Lake Wakatipu

Mar
7th
09:03
Mar
6th
21:03
BIG DAY THREE FROM MOUNTAIN TO RIVER

Everywhere you look another amazing landscape

Mar
6th
19:03
TVONE REPORT ON GODZONE ACTION

Not your everyday walk in the park

Mar
6th
16:03
RICHIE MCCAW’S TEAM HELI EVACUATED

Tough day at the office

Mar
6th
12:03
CHECK OUT THE MAIN DIVIDE

She's big country out on stage 3

Mar
6th
09:03
DAY THREE CHAT -RACE DIRECTORS

How to tame the GODZone course on day three

Mar
6th
08:03
Mar
5th
22:03
36 HOURS AT GODZone

Day two wrap at GODZone

Mar
5th
17:03
RACERS GET HIGH ON DAY TWO OF GODZONE

All the way up and all the way down

Mar
5th
09:03
SLOW PACE NAVIGATING OVERNIGHT

Where are the teams?

Mar
4th
19:03
Chapter 10 ALL GO

Making it to the GZ start-line is half the battle

Mar
4th
16:03
SUPREME ADVENTURE AS GODZONE CHAPTER 10 KICKS OFF

No turning back now for Chapter 10

Mar
4th
13:03
GUN GOES OFF FOR PURSUITS IN MILFORD

And the Pursuits are off!

Mar
4th
11:03
BIRDSEYE VIEW OF CHAPTER 10

Where exactly will teams be heading on Chapter 10

Mar
3rd
22:03
CHECKING IN AT GODZONE

Teams register and feel the GZ vibe

Mar
3rd
16:03
GODZONE REVEALS TOUGHEST COURSE ACROSS SOUTH ISLAND

710km of adventure kicking off tomorrow

Mar
3rd
08:03
Welcome to Chapter 10 with Steve Gurney

GODZone Race Patron addresses teams

Mar
2nd
09:03
RETURNING GODZONE CHAMPIONS EYE TOP PRIZE AT CHAPTER 10

Top teams ready to challenge Avaya

Feb
23rd
10:02
Feb
6th
12:02
GODZONE COUNTS DOWN TO TENTH ANNIVERSARY

Intrepid Coast to Coast traverse to mark 10 years

Jul
1st
13:07
Chapter 10 Sells Out in Record Time

NEWS UPDATE From: 100% Pure Racing, Queenstown, New Zealand For Immediate Release Thursday 1st July 2021   CHAPTER 10 OF GODZONE SELLS OUT IN RECORD TIME GODZone has cemented its position as the world’s largest expedition adventure race by selling out in record breaking time today. Entries to Chapter 10 of GODZone opened at 9am

Jun
30th
11:06
GODZone Opens Entries Tomorrow at 9am

NEWS UPDATE From: 100% Pure Racing, Queenstown, New Zealand For Immediate Release Tuesday 30th June 2021 NEW ZEALAND’S PREMIERE ADVENTURE RACE TO OPEN ENTRIES TOMORROW Entries to Chapter 10 of GODZone open at 9am (NZT) tomorrow, with domestic and international teams lining up for a racing spot at the tenth anniversary of the prestigious adventure

May
31st
14:05
Chapter 10 is going Coast to Coast

NEWS UPDATE From: 100% Pure Racing, Queenstown, New Zealand For Immediate Release Tuesday 1 June 2021 GODZONE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS WITH RETURN TO THE SOUTH ISLAND The South Island of New Zealand will play host to GODZone, the world’s largest expedition adventure race next year. The epic event is set to return, once again, to the

Apr
11th
20:04
Vet, farmer and athlete

Country Wide Magazine – April 2021 Taihape vet, farmer and family man Anthony Oswald finds adventure racing takes his mind off the everyday as well as being good fun. Annabelle Latz tracked him down to find out more. Multi day adventure racing means entirely removing yourself from society. Your entire focus is about getting to

Mar
14th
06:03
Meet Martin, the GODZone trophy guy

He loves New Zealand so much, so bugger it, he’ll draw it. Meet Martin Rogers, you’ll probably be more familiar with his work than you realise, as he’s the man you can thank for the stunning logs of wood we call the GODZone trophies. It all started way back in 2012, just before Chapter 1

Mar
13th
01:03
The Stuff Legends Are Made Of

The Legends Trophy went to Team Swazi (19) for GODZone Chapter 9 Rotorua. For each GODZone this Trophy is awarded by the race organisers to the team that, in the twilight of their sporting careers, show how it should be done. The Legends Trophy is open to both race categories. And true legends, as the

Mar
12th
13:03
THAT HOMEWARD VIBE

The weather has turned, the sun is out and the last team – Unfinished Addiction (37) – at the back of the field, is slowly moving forward! Day eight of GODZone has a super positive vibe wherever you are on course. The finish line is humming, the music is playing and the Cargo brews and

Mar
12th
02:03
Pushing through the puddles

Where’s Warren? Buying gumboots. Well, that’s fair. It was late afternoon of Day 7, down on the finish line at Waipa Hub. It was wet, very wet. Puddles everywhere. The rain falls hard and fast in Rotorua, all of a sudden. And then it’s gone. And then it comes back again. The rain in Rotorua is not

Mar
11th
09:03
BACK END STRUGGLE ON THE KAIMANAWA RANGE

Day seven at GODZone and teams at the back of the field are taking the brunt of Chapter 9. With cold, wet weather socking in over the Kaimanawa ranges its been a very long 24 – 48 hours for some who are struggling to make and find their way across the 88km trek and down

Mar
10th
18:03
TEAM ISPORT STRATEGIC TO PLACE

Former All Black Captain Richie McCaw has leveled up his performance at GODZone today to take out a second-place alongside his isport teammates, Coast to Coast champions Dougal Allan and Simone Maier, along with Theo Wordsworth. “I have to say it’s nice to get to the finish line – I was concerned that during that

Mar
10th
17:03
Team isport Claim Second – Bates and Fairmaid Wrap Day Six

Event Director Warren Bates Wraps Day Six

Mar
10th
11:03
AVAYA WIN FIFTH GODZONE AT CHAPTER 9 IN ROTORUA

Nathan Fa’avae, Chris Forne, Sophie Hart, and Stu Lynch of team Avaya clocked up their fifth win of the world’s largest expedition adventure race this morning when they pedalled across the GODZone finish line. The foursome arrived at Waipa Hub in the Redwoods forest south of Rotorua at am, after five days of adventure

Mar
10th
07:03
GODZone Finish-line Countdown

Team Avaya is heading for the Redwoods and not too far from the GODZone Chapter 9 finish with some world-class MTB trails in the iconic forest; a fitting way to finish off GODZone Chapter 9. The team has been all action since starting the race nearly five days ago, and while it may come as

Mar
9th
23:03
Tides of emotions

Emerald pool after emerald pool, trout, deer, and changing weather patterns. A scope out high over the Kaweka and Kaimanawa Ranges this morning brought into context just the magnificence of the area these GODZone Chapter 9 teams are gracing. Race Director Adam Fairmaid said it was interesting to see how spread out all the teams

Mar
9th
19:03
GZ Day Five Video Wrap

The pain & the

Mar
9th
11:03
TURNING TOWARDS HOME

RE: from high to low

Mar
8th
22:03
All about feet and pace

GODZone Chapter 9 is not easing up, and neither is the pace nor the anticipation. In a ‘normal’ sport, one would say you could safely bet your bottom dollar that Avaya (56) will reach Waipa Hub in the Redwoods first, most probably on Wednesday morning. But as Race Director Adam Fairmaid says, adventure racing is

Mar
8th
22:03
GZ Day Four Wrap Video

RE; back country rapids and race strategy

Mar
8th
15:03
‘Racers Edge’ Show Experience As They Edge into Fourth

RE: Listen to Richard Anderson talk strategy

Mar
8th
09:03
A WAR OF ATTRITION

RE: from the Mohaka River to the mountain tops

Mar
7th
21:03
A sure shuffle for those chasing the leaders

Behind the current podium potentials there’s a few shifts going on. It looks like Ataraxia MACPAC (01) and Racer’s Edge – Powered by Torpedo 7 (21) are spending Monday evening and night taking turns in the fourth and fifth spots over the Te Iringa Track and Mohaka River. Both teams are very well respected by

Mar
7th
20:03
GZ Day Three Wrap Video

RE: push and pull

Mar
7th
19:03
Mar
7th
09:03
Mar
6th
22:03
You just have to believe

It’s at this stage of the race that doubt starts to creep in for some teams, as to whether they will make the cut off or not. Day Two has just about come to an end, with the top half of the field on the Stage 4 rogaine which takes them through the Whirinaki State

Mar
6th
20:03
GZ Day Two Wrap Video

RE: the adventure's getting real

Mar
6th
18:03
Craig Cook gives in-depth GODZone analysis

For all those dot watching junkies out

Mar
6th
11:03
Mar
5th
22:03
Lead teams sorting it out already

A fun, fast day to kick things

Mar
4th
06:03
CHAPTER 9 OFFICIAL WELCOME & COMPETITOR BRIEFINGS

Welcome everyone to GODZone Chapter 9 in Rotorua. All competitors please see below an official welcome to the region from Rotorua Mayor Stevie Chadwick, the competitor briefing with Race Director Adam Fairmaid, the safety briefing with Wayne Allen, a general briefing with competitor liaison Keren McSkimming and a GODZone race patron Steve Gurney. Mayor Stevie

Feb
26th
21:02
Event Director Warren Bates talks Chapter 9 (AUDIO)

Almost time for another Chapter. North Island awaits.

Feb
19th
10:02
GODZONE TOP TEAMS COUNTING DOWN TO ROTORUA

Who will be the placegetters at Chapter 9

Nov
27th
11:11
RICHIE MCCAW PUTS HAND UP FOR MORE GODZONE

Richie McCaw announces he's Chapter 9

Sep
21st
11:09
ROTORUA OFFERS A GLIMPSE INTO NATIVE NEW ZEALAND LIKE NO OTHER

How long do you think the Chapter 9 course is?

Sep
19th
07:09
GODZONE RECEIVES FUNDING & MOVES TO SUPPORTED RACE FORMAT

NZ's iconic adventure race pivots to new format

May
3rd
18:05
Cargo Brewery Onboard With GODZone

New Beer Partnership

Apr
24th
10:04
GODZONE CHAPTER 9 MOVES TO MARCH 2021

Get ready for March 2021

Apr
24th
09:04