Category Archive: Dunedin

Geocaching Featured In Wilderness Magazine

Check it out …Wilderness magazine’s feature article this month is all about geocaching! It’s a great article; very well written, and definitely worth a read. Not only is the geocaching article excellent but the whole magazine is a great read, especially if you are planning on a visit to New Zealand sometime soon … perhaps …

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Geocachers Receive Keep Dunedin Beautiful Award

Normally, Dunedin geocachers prefer to keep out of view as they search for hidden treasure. But on Tuesday, March 6th, they came out of the shadows to accept one of this year’s Keep Dunedin Beautiful awards. The city’s geocaching community was nominated by the Keep Dunedin Beautiful Committee after organising Cache In, Trash Out (CITO) …

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NZ MEGA Website Live, Register Your Interest Now!

There’s a party at Cumbyrocks’ place and you’re all invited! In October 2012, the first-ever New Zealand MEGA event will be held in Dunedin – the hometown of Cumbyrocks. The website for the MEGA, which is being organised by the New Zealand Recreational GPS Society, is now live and registrations of interest are being taken. …

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The Bad Elf Faces Off With GPS Units

The Bad Elf is a neat little external GPS accessory designed to directly connect to all iPad, iPod touch and iPhone devices. I recently had great fun field-testing the Bad Elf I have been given and was surprised by how well the Bad Elf performed. However, I determined that it would need to prove itself in …

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Field-Testing The Bad Elf

For those unaware, I was recently supplied with a Bad Elf to review. This miniature box plugs into the 30-pin dock of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to provide you with quality GPS reception for your device. One of the unknowns with the Bad Elf was exactly how well it would perform in the …

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Dunedin, Home To NZ’s First MEGA Event, Featured In Latitude 47’s Geocache Of The Week

That’s right – Cumbyrocks’ home, Dunedin, and the location of the first ever New Zealand MEGA Event, feature in the official Geocaching.com blog, Latitude 47. The featured cache is GSVNoFixedAbodes’ GCRZ51 ‘A Baldwin Attraction’, found at the top of the steepest street in the world. Geocachers hoping to log “A Baldwin Attraction (Otago)” are encouraged …

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2012 NZ MEGA Event Now In Dunedin

Hot of the NZ Recreational GPS Society press – The proposed 2012 NZ MEGA event has been shifted from earthquake-hit Christchurch to Cumbyrocks’ hometown,  Dunedin! From NZ GPS Society President Moneydork: GNS Science (the NZ Government’s earthquake monitoring agency) currently lists Christchurch as having a 30% probability of having another magnitude 6 or greater earthquake …

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Entering The Chasm

I don’t often post on a specific cache but I recently took part in a cache adventure that I thought was well worth sharing. A small group of us decided to attempt ‘Coastal Rambles 2: Mystery in the Chasm (GC11HWQ)’, a cache with 4 1/2 stars for terrain by Eli the Moose. Having read up …

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Blogging By The Numbers

History may never repeat but It’s Not About The Numbers is more than happy to reprint the article Geocaching in Australia ran about Cumbyrocks and myself … FROM PAGE 29 OF VOLUME ONE: They can deny it all they like, but it is about the numbers for most geocachers … and that’s the case for two New …

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Caching Up With …

In this occasional series, It’s Not About The Numbers asks geocachers to find themselves, rather than a hidden container. Today’s victim is phiki614, of Cromwell, New Zealand; the runner-up of our recent Garmin chirp giveaway. phiki614 Age: 28 Location: Cromwell, Central Otago, New Zealand Occupation: School teacher (and father) GPSr: Garmin GPS60 – because it was …

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