Category Archive: Events

Canadian Experiment An Event In Itself

The rules are clear: Event caches “should not be set up for the sole purpose of drawing together geocachers for an organised geocache search” – unless you live in Ontario, Canada that is. Until December 31st, geocachers in the province (shown below in red) can hold an event just to find other caches as part …

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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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More Trash Talk …

I got well and truly trashed on Saturday … but it was for a good cause, GC33F40 Glenside CITO – A Capital Event (Wellington). And I wasn’t alone.  More than 30 other Kiwi geocachers, aged two and up, gathered for this early-morning cleanup – only the second ever Cache In Trash Out held in the …

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Rubbishing A Local Cache

Caching in my hometown of Wellington is rubbish … or at least it will be on September 24th. All this trash talk is in aid of GC33F40 Glenside CITO – A Capital Event (Wellington), being held from 9.30am to 11.30am at the point where Porirua Stream intersects with this small community. Event organiser Bryan Taylor …

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Job Vacancy: OpenCaching Ambassador

Pick me, pick me, pick me OpenCaching … I’ve just applied to be a new ambassador for Garmin’s listing service. And you can sign up too. According to OX’s latest blog post, it wants enthusiastic opencachers to “spread the love” about its six-month-old community and “share feedback from active geocachers around the world”. Its job …

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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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Giveaway: Your Piece Of The Geocacher’s Puzzle

You may have heard of Louisiana geocacher Brenda Shirey and her trackable geo-puzzle … Shirey (GC handle Sequoia_2) recently featured in Groundspeak’s Latitude 47 blog with her colourful and community-building Geocacher’s Puzzle TB1CNE2). And now you get a chance to feature in that custom TB. It’s Not About The Numbers has two chipboard puzzle pieces for …

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Watering Down Groundspeak’s Guidelines?

She’s a cruel mistress, fate … just ask American water-filtering vendor Multi-Pure. Eight days ago, the Nevada company placed a geocache outside its Las Vegas headquarters to celebrate its 40th year of operation. Now that hide – which I believe contravenes Groundspeak’s guidelines on commercialism – has disappeared. On Tuesday, company spokeswoman Trina Boice posted …

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Bean Here, Done That? Possible OCB Visit

Would you help pay A$10,000 for a dented, unlabelled can of beans? Australia’s James Parr is hoping your answer is yes, considering that tin is the Original Can of Beans. The magazine publisher and webstore owner has this week begun a campaign to bring the ‘Holy Grail’ of geocaching to Australia – and possibly New Zealand …

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