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LOOKING AFTER THE WALKING PETRI DISHES By Annabelle Latz Trench foot. Yes, it actually is just what it sounds like… A fungal-filled wounded foot, caused by excessive dampness, cuts and general all-round extreme hard going. The phrase was coined in World War One, but the modern day version is found at GODZone Chapter Seven in

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

It’s A True Wilderness Experience

Steven Freitag captured the essence of the first stage of GODZone Chapter 7 from paddling to abseiling and trekking.

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

Dipping into the land of GODZone

By Annabelle Latz It’s been an epic and humbling week here in Queenstown, as a volunteer on the GODZone media team for Chapter Six. To slap some icing on the cake, it was a thrill and a privilege today to be able to fill in as the fourth paddler for Team Cloud Base Nine (19).

Hannah Team Cloud Base Nine (19)

Talking at the startline

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

Matakitaki River action

Thrills and spills down the Matakiktaki river.

Best of coasteering around the shoreline

We captured some awesome shots of the GODZone Chapter Five teams as they coasteered their way around the shoreline from Kaiteriteri to Stephens Bay. There were brave dives off the rocks, some questionable routes taken and a fair few competitors giving each other a helping hand.

Mountain biking in the Richmond Range

The second stage saw GODZone Chapter Five teams head into the Richmond Range for some mountain biking action.