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There is still a lot to play for

The first two teams Tiki Tour (14) and Yealands Family Wines (31) have touched down at Frankton Beach and the celebrations of completing Chapter 6 of GODZone have begun. But the hard work is far from over for the rest of the competitors. Race Director Warren Bates said there is still a lot to play


Efforts and generosity huge amongst leading Pursuit teams

By Annabelle Latz The two leading teams in the Pursuit section of GODZone are both competing for more than just themselves. Virbac Animal Health, (74) currently in top position, is raising money for Starship Hospital, as team member Anthony Oswald’s four year-old daughter Pippa has spent some time there. Oswald and team mate Brendan Hickman


A key bit of rest aids a strong start for Day Three

It’s another picture perfect day ahead for Day Three for Chapter 6 of GODZone. Tiki Tour (13) is still in the lead amongst the Pure teams, after a night of hiking Mt Crichton and kayaking on Lake Wakatipu. Currently in Stage 8, the Via Greenstone mountain bike phase, the team is now tackling a 110km


What the night brings – amongst the Pursuit course

The Pursuit GODZone competitors are certainly holding their own as they head their way towards the shores of Lake Wakatipu. With all 15 teams now off the Skippers Canyon rafting section, they are now stretched out between the 38km Stage 5 Seven Mile mountain bike and orienteering, the 21km Stage 6 Mt Crichton alpine trek,


“I’m really proud of dad.”

Amongst the cheers at the start line from friends and family, Tom (10) and Sam (9) could be heard screaming their dads’ names in encouragement. The pair were part of an impressive support crew for Pursuit Team Silky (79), who were last year’s winning mixed Pursuit team. Sadly, just a month after the victory, their


Racing for Grace

Team Best Foot Forward (83) will be racing this year’s GODZone Pursuit for a great cause. Bob McLachan is taking a year out from his Torpedo 7 Adventure Race team, who he has raced with for the past five years and finished on the podium three times, to captain a novice team Best Foot Forward.


Kate from Best Foot Forward NZ (83)

From the start line