Tag Archive: Wellington

The Science Of Swag: Dr Mummenstein’s Monsters

We all have a geocaching monster within but one New Zealand player tells It’s Not About The Numbers how she is unleashing hers upon the lower North Island in the form of swag.

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Win Your Own Munzopoly Set

Do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Instead go directly to the image below to check out Wellington’s first-ever Munzopoly series.

These 37 vinyl Munzee QR codes – based on the popular Monopoly board game – were made for It’s Not About The Numbers’ kjwx by American player Ryan Rokey. But you might be lucky enough to win your very own set.

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The Birth Of A Shaped GeoTrail

Wellington’s Geof Robinson (GC handle: xBoomstickx) had little idea of the challenges ahead when he began his first shaped geotrail (GC46EWW). He tells It’s Not About The Numbers about the pros and cons of placing 61 puzzle caches in the outline of a kiwi.

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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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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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More Trash Talk …

I got well and truly trashed on Saturday … but it was for a good cause, GC33F40 Glenside CITO – A Capital Event (Wellington). And I wasn’t alone.  More than 30 other Kiwi geocachers, aged two and up, gathered for this early-morning cleanup – only the second ever Cache In Trash Out held in the …

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Rubbishing A Local Cache

Caching in my hometown of Wellington is rubbish … or at least it will be on September 24th. All this trash talk is in aid of GC33F40 Glenside CITO – A Capital Event (Wellington), being held from 9.30am to 11.30am at the point where Porirua Stream intersects with this small community. Event organiser Bryan Taylor …

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What’s The Name Of That Other Game? … Oh, Rugby

How can you tell if you’re a true geocaching addict? When you skip out on the opening match of the world cup for your nation’s favourite game. In this case, the opening match of the 2011 Rugby World Cup is currently being played between my national team, the All Blacks, and Tonga. But whilst the …

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Top Of The Geocaching Class

If any school teacher deserves a shiny, red apple, it’s Gerard MacManus. On Tuesday, the head of digital technology at Auckland’s Papatoetoe High School ran a geocaching class for fellow educators attending the Post Primary Teachers’ Association professional conference in Wellington. His class tied in perfectly with this year’s theme of “eDscapes: Mapping teachers’ professional …

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