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Bend & Tiki On A Misson

Tiki Tour arrived at TA3 at 10:32 in fourth position, planning just a 15min turnaround. They had their map ‘lost for them’ at Slaughterburn. A few teams had been in and they reckon someone picked theirs up by mistake. Their spare was not waterproofed but they can’t claim that was the reason for the ‘dodgy

Day 3 Waiaurihiri River

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


MAPPING A COUPLE OF PLANS By Annabelle Latz When you’re looking down the barrel at a potential 10 days in the Fiordland wilderness, traversing some territory that some local wild pigs and deer would not have graced, you want your navigational plan to be a sound one. Some teams gave their final thoughts on the

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

Great morale amongst the mid field at Skippers Canyon

By Annabelle Latz It was all good spirits and smiles this afternoon at TA4, when competitors completed their raft down Skippers Canyon and headed out on the 38km mountain bike ‘Seven Mile.’ Team members of Rebel Foods (56) were back on track and pretty chuffed when they reached TA4 at mid afternoon. The foursome was

Great timings for Alpine Recreation

All female team Alpine Recreation (38) made it onto Stage 4, rafting the Skippers River, just minutes before the 6.30pm cut off. Hailing from Tekapo and Mount Cook, Carrie Lakin, Elke Braun-Elwert, Anna Loomes and Lucy Noble have had a splendid race so far. They started paddling down the Skippers River at 6.00pm, but due

Team Cameltoes talk at the finish

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/t6bofaui23xg0tv/James%20Talking%20Of%20Their%20Own%20Adventure%20Team%2038.m4a “We self rescued [in the kayak]”

Team changes as Red Hills proves too much for some

There have been a few changes to teams as the Red Hills trek proved too much for some. Kelly Boyd from team 10 Epic Endurance decided to retire when the team reached TA3. The other three members, Dave Vitiikangas, Catherine Jensen and Meghan Thompson opted to continue unranked. Meanwhile, three members of team 55 CPR

Where are Team Cameltoes going?

It can be a little disorientating up in the Red Hills, as team 38 Cameltoes can now attest. They have spent 24 hours looking for check point 10 and have gone around in circles, only to end up in the same place where they started. The team were not far from the check point when

What’s in a name?

Coming up with a team name can be tricky. You want something memorable that sums up the essence of who you are. With four members involved in the decision, it can take time and negotiation to come to a consensus. These conversations have resulted in some unusual team names on the list at GODZone Chapter