Tag Archive: Christchurch

An Old-Skool Introduction: Rediguana

MEET OUR NEW BLOGGER Rediguana hails from the shaky city of Christchurch, New Zealand. He is an emergency manager by trade, and some of his interests outside of geocaching include travel, photography, mapping, and open source software and data. An ‘old-skool’ cacher, Rediguana (real name Gavin Treadgold) started geocaching in May 2001. . It’s been …

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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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Caching In Quake Hit Christchurch

I’m not particularly scared of earthquakes, I grew up in Wellington and have a number of humorous quake stories, but I really wasn’t thrilled at the idea of a few days in Christchurch. There is something about knowing that a shake or two is likely that really unsettles and you gain an instant sympathy and …

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Cumbyrocks Attempts World Record

Okay, I can’t really claim to know that this would be a world record and I’m fairly sure someone in the world has already done this, however, today I shall be attempting a world record personal best number of cache finds in a day accompanied by a child under the age of 5!   My …

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Geocacher’s Puzzle TB: Filling In The Blanks

Here’s the final piece of the puzzle … Recently, It’s Not About The Numbers gave away two jigsaw blanks from the  popular Geocacher’s Puzzle TB TB1CNE2) – thanks to the generosity of its owner Brenda Shirey. The lucky recipients were popular Arizona blogger Erika Jean (GC handle: ErikaJean), and New Zealander Deb Webb (GC handle: …

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Keeping Track Of One Geocacher’s Pet Project

Auckland geocacher Steve Shipway (GC handle: sshipway) is hoping to give pause for thought over the recent catastrophies in Christchurch and Japan with two fundraising ‘Whiskers the Cat’ travel tags. “Back when the big earthquake hit Christchurch in February, my family and I had only been geocaching for a couple of weeks (our first find …

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Quake update: The Other Side Of The Geocoin

In for a penny, in for a pound – right? Having already splashed out on the Christchurch quake and Japan tsunami geocoins, I’ve just bought two more fundraiser offerings by the NZ Recreational GPS Society to show my continued support for Mother Nature’s recent victims. Now it’s your turn … After months of planning, the …

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Quake Update: Coining A Hit Fundraiser

You can bet your bottom dollar Auckland cacher Kevin Swain never expected his Christchurch earthquake fundraiser would generate so much interest. Since the co-owner of Geocachers NZ began selling his charitable geocoin just hours after the February 22nd aftershock that devastated the South Island city, he has been interviewed on six podcasts, mentioned in a …

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Help Our Shaken Cachers

Buy a coin to donate some coin – that’s the deal in a new Christchurch earthquake fundraiser. Since yesterday’s devastating magnitude 6.3 aftershock, local vendor Geocachers has begun selling a micro geocoin of the New Zealand flag to support the South Island city’s badly shaken residents. Each coin costs $15 – slightly more than normal – with …

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6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Christchurch; Link For Geocachers To Check In

At 12:51pm this afternoon there was a 6.3 magnitude earthquake 10km south of the Christchurch CBD. Being very shallow (only 5km deep) it has caused tremendous damage to the area and it appears there are numerous injuries with some unconfirmed reports of death. The Christchurch Cathedral appears to have been destroyed. A forum topic has …

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