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Beautiful Fiordland Bush


Night Time Moves Into Day

Team Yealands Family Wines have showcased their navigational superiority overnight emerging this morning as clear leaders after a night of short sleeps and trekking under a heavy canopy in the Fiordland Bush. Stage 3 is by far the longest there has ever been in a GODZone chapter and while this backcountry epic has created a


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


Exciting Morning Paddle

A couple of big rapids on the lower Waiau River will wake teams up as the early morning paddle gets underway towards TA1. After being held off the river last night due to low conditions, its a fresh start for most of the GODZone field who banked some good sleep at Kollats Crib and beside


Lights, Camera, Action

A group of international and national media are following GODZone over the next 10 days as the teams create some fairly compelling stories to share. Brazil, Scandinavia, USA and UK media are among the national journalists & photographers including a US film crew producing a documentary on adventure racing in New Zealand. This morning Nathan


Oh what a night

It has been a beauty of a night for the teams paddling the Abel Tasman last night to the finish line. 15 teams have now finished on Kaiteriteri beach completing the journey with a couple of days to spare. Teams Old and Slow, Sneaky Weasel Gang and Seagate arrived in 9th, 10th and 11th place


Seagate out to show what women can do

Team Seagate are racing towards the finish line, cycling their way through to the final paddle from Totaranui to Kaiteriteri. The team has had a makeover following Nathan Fa’avae’s retirement from the team with Sophie Hart taking charge and putting together an all-female team. The team had won every GODZone since the inaugural event in


Matakitaki River action

Thrills and spills down the Matakiktaki river.


How many GODZone competitors can you fit in a tent?

Seagate getting cozy inside their tent as they stopped for a sleep during the dark zone on the Matakitaki River.


Sun welcomes teams onto Lake Rotoroa

The sun came out to great the teams as they arrived at Lake Rotoroa today on stage four of GODZOne Chapter Five. Photographer Alex Socci met up with some of the teams as they transitioned from their bike and onto the inflatible boats. Team 9 Adventure Medical Kits of Kyle Peter, Rob Preston, Mari Chandler


Seagate having a ‘smooth’ race

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/s1bc9k50oha30wt/Sophie%20Seagate.m4a Seagate say the race is going “smoothly” as they prepared to take to Lake Rotoroa.


Three all-female teams tackling GODZone

This year’s GODZone sees three all-female teams take to the course for the first time. At the start of the third day of the race, Seagate are running in tenth place as they paddle their way across Lake Rotoroa. Fairies with Fangs and visitqueenstown.co.nz, the other two all-female teams, are still on the Red Hills


Seagate near the end of Red Hills trek


Stage 2 MTB through to TA2

Single tracks in Silvan Forest, TA2 and onto the first trek, on the Red Hills.


TA1 and MTBO, Rabbit Island

Teams assemble their bikes and negotiate the MTB orienteering on Rabbit island.


Teams kayaking through big waves

GODZone Chapter Five teams faced some big waves as they kayaked through stage one.