Category Archive: New Zealand

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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Introducing Mr and Mrs J_Sch …

Just married … And already you can tell the groom’s thinking about geocaching. But it’s not so surprising when you consider that newlywed was German tourist Jan Scholten (GC handle: j_sch), whose March 21st geocaching-themed nuptials in New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds featured in It’s Not About The Numbers last week. According to the 34-year-old IT network engineer from Fürth, it was a wonderful day. …

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Game Over For GeoTarget24

Time’s up for new Dunedin game GeoTarget24 … On Monday, its creators announced the demise of their time-trial GPS hunt, explaining that “as only one person has been regularly playing, we have decided to end it”. However, the anonymous organisers were at a loss to explain why GeoTarget24 had not proven more popular – especially in such a …

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Points Of Light: The Evolution Of Geocaching

It starts as a single spark, a solitary beacon in the darkness, and evolves into a light-show of New Zealand’s geocaching history – well, till 2009 anyway. But no matter how many times It’s Not About The Numbers watches this historic clip, it never loses its magic. That’s all thanks to French player GarenKreiz – that’s his …

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Geo-Tour Offers Best Of Both Worlds

Auckland geocacher Mandy Page (GC handle: PageNZ) is putting herself on the world map, having organised what may be the first-ever geocaching tour abroad. The travel consultant understands from Groundspeak that her 10-day Geocaching In Singapore and Cambodia Tour planned for July could be “the first of its type” internationally. According to the Tours Direct company director, she created the escorted trip …

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Tracking A Celebrity Geocacher Down Under

Has celebrity geocacher Bernhard Hoecker left his autograph in one of your hides? When the popular German comedian – and author of a geocaching book – toured New Zealand last month for an interactive tourism campaign, he couldn’t resist signing some local logbooks. “But we had to go to places that the German users voted …

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Going Walkies With 101 Dalmations

One foot had a blister big enough to hide a small cache in and my hands were a mass of thistles but you couldn’t wipe the smile off my face last week. On Wednesday, I flew 500 kilometres to Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city, for 10 hours just to complete 101 Dalmations (GC2P7BK), our equivalent …

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Farewell Moneydork: A Tribute To Caching In Top Gear

It’s Not About The Numbers honours a departing geocacher who truly is world famous in New Zealand. Some say he knows of new caches three years before they are listed. Others suggest that his delicate wee ankles are a sign he is descended from elves. All we know is that he’s called: Camocrab … or Moneydork … …

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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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A Kiwi Caching Maniac

Hear, hear to South Island geocacher Raymond Lum, star of the latest episode from American podcast Cache-A-Maniacs. The Cromwell resident (GC handle: sting1606) submitted his own name for the October 1st show, emailing hosts DarrylW4 and Firefly03 to express his interest in being interviewing. That effort paid off, with Lum being only the second Kiwi to participate – after Geocachers NZ webstore owners …

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