Tag Archive: New Zealand

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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A Mother’s Heartfelt Geo-Project

If you find one of these travel tags in a geocache, stop to remember the young player they honour … Fourteen-year-old Kadian Harding died on July 25 while on a family bike ride in the British countryside. As he pedalled through Wiltshire, the avid geocacher (GC handle: TheSteepPirates) was accidentally struck by a van; becoming one …

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Giving Away The Secrets Of Creative Caches

Drum roll please, Cumbyrocks … And the winner of It’s Not About The Numbers‘ recent DIY contest is Eddy De Clercq. For his efforts, the Belgium cacher (GC handle: searchjaunt) has won a copy of Vince Migliore’s new book Creative Containers For Geocaching. Judging this competition was much, much tougher than we expected, with dozens of …

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Another Chip Off The Old Block (Party)

Phew! It’s Not About The Numbers has finally caught up with Groundspeak’s Bryan Roth for his thoughts on this year’s Block Party. Between the company’s annual shindig (GC38J9N) and WSGA Going APE … At The Tunnel Of Light Mega event (GC3C7HK), Roth (GC handle: Bryan) says the weekend of August 18-19 was super-busy – “super …

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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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New Swag On The Cards At INATN

Please Mr Postman, look and see if there’s a letter in your bag for me … oh, and Cumbyrocks too. We’re currently both waiting for geocaching trading cards to arrive in the mail. In Peter’s case, it’s my birthday present to him; a set of 250 trading cards from FTF Geocacher. The popular American magazine …

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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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Winners: Ye Olde FTF Certificates

Time to draw two names out of the hat for It’s Not About The Numbers’ recent FTF Certificate giveaway … And the lucky winners are: Zane Elliott of Dunedin, New Zealand, and Australia’s Jake Slaytor. To be in the running for one of these sampler packs from Polish webstore FTFshop, entrants had to tell us of …

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New Zealand Volcano Erupts

Geocaches will be harder to find in the central North Island of New Zealand this morning after the relatively dormant volcano, Mt Tongariro, erupted over night, sending ash and fiery rocks over the land. The eruption, which has sent a 7000 metre plume of ash into the air and disrupted air traffic, occurred in the Te …

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NZ Air Force Clips Geocache Wings

A geocache in New Zealand has been removed by New Zealand Air Force personnel after it was deemed to be a security issue for a nearby air base. Ohakea – Reminiscing (GC256R8) by J ‘N’ K was a small, difficulty 1.5, terrain 1.5 cache located on Pukenui Road just south of the township of Bulls …

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