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What the night brings – picture perfect

By Annabelle Latz At the front of the pack, local team Tiki Tour (13) has taken full advantage of knowing its back yard so well, earning itself a significant lead at the end of Day Two. Tom Lucas, Mike Kelly, George Lucas and Floortje Grimmett will have their work cut out over night as they


Slow-mo action on the rafting


Day 2 Skippers – Leaders


Day Two: A quick prediction

We catch up with Race Director Warren Bates and Course Advisor Ian Edmond to get their insights into Day Two of GODZone… What do you expect to see from the leading teams today? Warren: Tiki Tour (13) have been strong in first place the whole way through, but Yealands (31) aren’t far behind. Chris (Yealands) is


Pure leaders at TA 1


End of kayak transition to Gorgeering


Teams Hit Skyline

The teams arrive at Skyline Queenstown to grab their bikes before heading down into the trails


GODZone 2017: the year of the underdogs?

Only a few hours into the race, and it’s clear this year has some unsung contenders. True to their name, the Sneaky Weasel Gang (34) has stormed ahead into the top four leading teams, ahead of last year’s champions; the Yealands Family Wines. They are just behind Torpedo 7 (21), Swordfox (17) and the leaders


Teams smash expectations at start line

Every year, GODZone competitors are chomping at the bit by the time they reach the start line. But this year, even the race organisers are surprised at the pace the leading teams have set. Two hours and 50 minutes into the race, and New Zealand team Tiki Tour (13) are in the lead, closely followed


Yealands speech

Team Yealands Family Wines prize giving speech.


Yealands talk about GODZone win

Yealands talking about their win after crossing the finish line on Tuesday.


Yealands cross the finish line to win GODZone Chapter Five

Team Yealands Family Wines have won GODZone Chapter Five after racing 530km through epic New Zealand countryside for 3 days, 13 hours and 44 minutes. Dan Moore, Sia Svendsen, Dan Busch and Chris Forne crossed the finish line in Kaiteriteri at 11.47pm. Crowds gathered on the beach to welcome the team, who said they ended


Yealands heading towards GODZone finish line

Yealands are on track to cross the finish line of GODZone Chapter Five first as they paddle through the final stage. Today the team pushed through the end of the Mt Owen trek and a mountain bike ride before hitting the water. Videographer Steve Knowles was there.


Racing to the finish line at GODZone

The leading two teams in GODZone are racing towards the Abel Tasman National Park and the final stage of the 530km expedition event. Chris Forne, Sia Svendsen, Dan Moore and Dan Busch of Team Yealands Family Wines have blitzed the latter stages of the race, trekking over the iconic Mt Owen in record time. Newshub


Leading teams heading towards Mt Owen

As the fourth day of GODZone Chapter Five dawns, the race in on between the two leading teams Yealands and Swordfox. Yesterday the teams headed up Mt Owen after a day of white water canoeing and mountain biking.


Nathan with Yealands on Mataki river

Nathan Fa’avae travels down the Matatakitaki river with Team Yealands Family Wines.


GODZone teams paddle white water on the Matakitaki

Leading teams in the GODZone expedition event are riding the rapids on the Matakitaki river in Nelson Lakes today. Chris Forne, Dan Moore, Sia Svendsen and Dan Busch of the Yealands Family Wines were the first team to white water paddle just after 6am this morning. They have held the lead position in the race


Leading team hit the water

The leading team Yealands Family Wines are steaming ahead as they hit stage five of GODZone Chapter Five. The team, who stopped at a convenience store for pies, have almost finished their paddle across Lake Rotoroa. They were two hours ahead of their nearest competition, Swordfox, at check point 11 and have continued to widen


Team Yealands Family Wine on foot

Running towards TA3. On the Foot O. Clipping a checkpoint in the foot orienteering, at Lake Rotoiti, during the stage 4 MTB.


Stage 2 MTB through to TA2

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