Tag Archive: Australia

Here Comes Geo Santa Claus …

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry, you’d better not pout … otherwise there’s no chance of Secret Geo Santa paying you a visit this year. This jolly geocacher in red is offering other players the chance to stash a Christmas present in their home town for someone special to find. Gift givers then …

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World-First: Tag Your Geo-Friends

Cerena Marion doesn’t want to wear her heart on her sleeve, she’d rather put it in a geocache. The Australian cacher has just launched a new, world-first travel tag shaped like a broken heart which can be shared by friends. Based on the heart necklaces popular with tweens and adolescents, her Friendship Tag has two tracking …

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‘Moa Trackables, Please Sir’

Here’s one guy who definitely has the travel bug … First, Geocachers NZ vendor Kevin Swain launched the country’s first custom trackable tag – depicting a weta – with fellow geo-addict Zork V. And now he’s offering two more Kiwi designs through the Auckland-based webstore he runs with wife Catherine. Priced at NZ$10 each, his …

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It’s A Great Geocoin, Charlie Brown

Happiness is an exclusive, new geocoin depicting lovable cartoon canine Snoopy, especially for its creator Chris Pritchard. Since the owner of Australian webstore Jockaroo launched his design a month ago, he’s shipped more than 50 of the coins – despite sales being limited to Australia and New Zealand. “Reaction around the world has been fantastic. …

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Chasing Cache For Charity

Australian charity Big Brothers Big Sisters is cashing in on the growing popularity of geocaching with its new fundraiser. This week the Melbourne youth mentoring scheme launched ‘Chase the Cache’, an event it describes as “a treasure hunt with a twist using state-of-the-art GPS technology” and the first of its kind in Australia. In an …

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Review: Geocaching in Australia’s Premiere Issue

It’s here, it’s finally here … Issue No 1 of Geocaching in Australia. At It’s Not About The Numbers, we’ve closely followed developments with the new Australian magazine since publisher James Parr announced his venture just over eight weeks ago. So it should be no surprise that my copy is already dog-earred after repeated readings …

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Geotalk: Birth Of A Podcast

Australia’s Darren Osborne (GC handle  Spindoc Bob) offers a soundbyte on why he hosts and produces his monthly Geotalk podcast. “The Geotalk podcast is a combination of my three loves – radio, writing and, of course, geocaching. “By day I’m the news editor for ABC Science Online, as well as a freelance science writer. I’ve …

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Hot off the press: New geo-magazine

EXCLUSIVE Extra! Extra! Read all about it … New Australian magazine set to wow caching community. You heard it here first. James Parr, the owner of webstore Australian Geocaching Essentials, will soon be delivering the first copies of his new venture Geocaching in Australia – The cache is out there – named as a play …

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Poll position: your winner

You voted, and voted and voted … And the result of It’s Not About The Numbers’ readers’ choice poll was a landslide victory for American Robert Harwell (GC name: harwell5), of North Carolina. Congratulations Robert, your new Garmin chirp is in the mail. Two weeks ago Harwell, who helps runs the Greater Charlotte Geocaching Club, …

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Groundspeak: No Comment

Well, we finally heard back from Groundspeak on the Opencaching.com controversy … Their reply: “No comment.” According to marketing manager Jen Sonstelie, it’s company policy not to comment on “pending products in the marketplace”. So I guess we’ll have to wait until Garmin has properly launched its new (German-language) facility for any official word from our service …

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