Category Archive: New Zealand

Part Two: Stamping Their Mark On Malaysia

Travel guide Mandy Page (GC handle: PageNZ) continues relating her adventures from last year’s geo-tour; this time focusing on a ‘quick’ visit to Malaysia by some of the Kiwi group.

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Logging Memories From Her First Geo-Tour

Tours Direct is hosting its second geo-tour this June, returning to Singapore and Cambodia. Here, company director Mandy Page (GC handle: PageNZ) relates some highlights for the nine caching teams on last year’s trip.

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The Business End Of Munzee Down Under

Time to get down to business, Munzee fans – now that all six barcode types finally appear on the New Zealand player map. On November 30th, Tauranga IT firm Dzina added the sole missing game piece by hanging the country’s first business Munzee in the window of its Greerton premises. That barcode, Dzina Ltd, reads: “Come on in …

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Helicaching In Queenstown

As part of the recent NZ Mega 2012, Moneydork found his 15,000th geocache during our road trip south. As he knew he was getting close, he started thinking about a special way to mark the milestone. What you see below is a seven-minute video that I put together outlining our little helicaching adventure. Read on …

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Second NZ Mega Already On The Cards

One Mega down, and New Zealand geocachers are already planning their second such event. This week, a temporary website and Facebook page for NZ Mega 2013 went live, seeking expressions of interest in attending next year’s gathering. A Twitter feed has also been established. According to a blurb on both sites: “Organisation and planning for …

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NZ Mega Update: Just The Ticket

The clock’s ticking, people … Have you paid for your tickets to New Zealand’s first Mega event (GC35TTR) yet? It’s less than nine weeks till the three-day gathering being held at Dunedin’s Waiora Scout Camp over Labour Weekend, and already more than 500 players – from as far away as Kuwait and the United States …

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Guest Post: Musings From A Former Muggle

GUEST POST Admitting that you’re addicted to geocaching is the first step, as new Wellington player Geof Robinson (GC handle: xBoomstickx) discovers … “There’s going to be a lot of ‘I’ in this post.  I’m not sure if it’s a blog, rant or a confession. You decide but don’t tell me please. Just before the 2012 …

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Top-Class Effort By Young Geocachers

Back in May, It’s Not About The Numbers profiled two young Wellington boys teaching their classmates how to geocache. Now we revisit their studies … By Fran Lovell, Land Information New Zealand Ngaio School’s eight-year-olds put digital information into action last week as they scoured the Wellington primary school for treasure with the aid of …

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Our Next Generation Of Geocachers

By Fran Lovell, Land Information New Zealand Scott Taylor-Beech – pictured above – may only be eight years old but he’s already a treasure-hunting expert who uses a handheld GPS receiver loaded with internet map data to track down prizes hidden all over New Zealand. He and fellow enthusiast Jack Braddick, also 8, are teaching …

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Jeremy Irish’s Mega Tattoo Decision

UPDATE: NZ MEGA 2012 A trip Down Under for New Zealand’s first Mega may leave an indelible impression on Groundspeak’s Jeremy Irish. The company founder (GC handle: Jeremy) told It’s Not About The Numbers that he is considering getting a Maori tattoo when he visits the South Island city of Dunedin in October. Maori tattoos …

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