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May
31st
14:05
Chapter 10 is going Coast to Coast

NEWS UPDATE From: 100% Pure Racing, Queenstown, New Zealand For Immediate Release Tuesday 1 June 2021 GODZONE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS WITH RETURN TO THE SOUTH ISLAND The South Island of New Zealand will play host to GODZone, the world’s largest expedition adventure race next year. The epic event is set to return, once again, to the

Apr
11th
20:04
Vet, farmer and athlete

Country Wide Magazine – April 2021 Taihape vet, farmer and family man Anthony Oswald finds adventure racing takes his mind off the everyday as well as being good fun. Annabelle Latz tracked him down to find out more. Multi day adventure racing means entirely removing yourself from society. Your entire focus is about getting to

Mar
14th
06:03
Meet Martin, the GODZone trophy guy

He loves New Zealand so much, so bugger it, he’ll draw it. Meet Martin Rogers, you’ll probably be more familiar with his work than you realise, as he’s the man you can thank for the stunning logs of wood we call the GODZone trophies. It all started way back in 2012, just before Chapter 1

Mar
13th
01:03
The Stuff Legends Are Made Of

The Legends Trophy went to Team Swazi (19) for GODZone Chapter 9 Rotorua. For each GODZone this Trophy is awarded by the race organisers to the team that, in the twilight of their sporting careers, show how it should be done. The Legends Trophy is open to both race categories. And true legends, as the

Mar
12th
13:03
THAT HOMEWARD VIBE

The weather has turned, the sun is out and the last team – Unfinished Addiction (37) – at the back of the field, is slowly moving forward! Day eight of GODZone has a super positive vibe wherever you are on course. The finish line is humming, the music is playing and the Cargo brews and

Mar
12th
02:03
Pushing through the puddles

Where’s Warren? Buying gumboots. Well, that’s fair. It was late afternoon of Day 7, down on the finish line at Waipa Hub. It was wet, very wet. Puddles everywhere. The rain falls hard and fast in Rotorua, all of a sudden. And then it’s gone. And then it comes back again. The rain in Rotorua is not

Mar
11th
09:03
BACK END STRUGGLE ON THE KAIMANAWA RANGE

Day seven at GODZone and teams at the back of the field are taking the brunt of Chapter 9. With cold, wet weather socking in over the Kaimanawa ranges its been a very long 24 – 48 hours for some who are struggling to make and find their way across the 88km trek and down

Mar
10th
18:03
TEAM ISPORT STRATEGIC TO PLACE

Former All Black Captain Richie McCaw has leveled up his performance at GODZone today to take out a second-place alongside his isport teammates, Coast to Coast champions Dougal Allan and Simone Maier, along with Theo Wordsworth. “I have to say it’s nice to get to the finish line – I was concerned that during that

Mar
10th
17:03
Team isport Claim Second – Bates and Fairmaid Wrap Day Six

Event Director Warren Bates Wraps Day Six

Mar
10th
11:03
AVAYA WIN FIFTH GODZONE AT CHAPTER 9 IN ROTORUA

Nathan Fa’avae, Chris Forne, Sophie Hart, and Stu Lynch of team Avaya clocked up their fifth win of the world’s largest expedition adventure race this morning when they pedalled across the GODZone finish line. The foursome arrived at Waipa Hub in the Redwoods forest south of Rotorua at am, after five days of adventure

Mar
10th
07:03
GODZone Finish-line Countdown

Team Avaya is heading for the Redwoods and not too far from the GODZone Chapter 9 finish with some world-class MTB trails in the iconic forest; a fitting way to finish off GODZone Chapter 9. The team has been all action since starting the race nearly five days ago, and while it may come as

Mar
9th
23:03
Tides of emotions

Emerald pool after emerald pool, trout, deer, and changing weather patterns. A scope out high over the Kaweka and Kaimanawa Ranges this morning brought into context just the magnificence of the area these GODZone Chapter 9 teams are gracing. Race Director Adam Fairmaid said it was interesting to see how spread out all the teams

Mar
9th
19:03
GZ Day Five Video Wrap

The pain & the

Mar
9th
11:03
TURNING TOWARDS HOME

RE: from high to low

Mar
8th
22:03
All about feet and pace

GODZone Chapter 9 is not easing up, and neither is the pace nor the anticipation. In a ‘normal’ sport, one would say you could safely bet your bottom dollar that Avaya (56) will reach Waipa Hub in the Redwoods first, most probably on Wednesday morning. But as Race Director Adam Fairmaid says, adventure racing is

Mar
8th
22:03
GZ Day Four Wrap Video

RE; back country rapids and race strategy

Mar
8th
15:03
‘Racers Edge’ Show Experience As They Edge into Fourth

RE: Listen to Richard Anderson talk strategy

Mar
8th
09:03
A WAR OF ATTRITION

RE: from the Mohaka River to the mountain tops

Mar
7th
21:03
A sure shuffle for those chasing the leaders

Behind the current podium potentials there’s a few shifts going on. It looks like Ataraxia MACPAC (01) and Racer’s Edge – Powered by Torpedo 7 (21) are spending Monday evening and night taking turns in the fourth and fifth spots over the Te Iringa Track and Mohaka River. Both teams are very well respected by

Mar
7th
20:03
GZ Day Three Wrap Video

RE: push and pull

Mar
7th
19:03
Mar
7th
09:03
Mar
6th
22:03
You just have to believe

It’s at this stage of the race that doubt starts to creep in for some teams, as to whether they will make the cut off or not. Day Two has just about come to an end, with the top half of the field on the Stage 4 rogaine which takes them through the Whirinaki State

Mar
6th
20:03
GZ Day Two Wrap Video

RE: the adventure's getting real

Mar
6th
18:03
Craig Cook gives in-depth GODZone analysis

For all those dot watching junkies out

Mar
6th
11:03
Mar
5th
22:03
Lead teams sorting it out already

A fun, fast day to kick things

Mar
4th
06:03
CHAPTER 9 OFFICIAL WELCOME & COMPETITOR BRIEFINGS

Welcome everyone to GODZone Chapter 9 in Rotorua. All competitors please see below an official welcome to the region from Rotorua Mayor Stevie Chadwick, the competitor briefing with Race Director Adam Fairmaid, the safety briefing with Wayne Allen, a general briefing with competitor liaison Keren McSkimming and a GODZone race patron Steve Gurney. Mayor Stevie

Feb
26th
21:02
Event Director Warren Bates talks Chapter 9 (AUDIO)

Almost time for another Chapter. North Island awaits.

Feb
19th
10:02
GODZONE TOP TEAMS COUNTING DOWN TO ROTORUA

Who will be the placegetters at Chapter 9

Nov
27th
11:11
RICHIE MCCAW PUTS HAND UP FOR MORE GODZONE

Richie McCaw announces he's Chapter 9

Sep
21st
11:09
ROTORUA OFFERS A GLIMPSE INTO NATIVE NEW ZEALAND LIKE NO OTHER

How long do you think the Chapter 9 course is?

Sep
19th
07:09
GODZONE RECEIVES FUNDING & MOVES TO SUPPORTED RACE FORMAT

NZ's iconic adventure race pivots to new format

May
3rd
18:05
Cargo Brewery Onboard With GODZone

New Beer Partnership

Apr
24th
10:04
GODZONE CHAPTER 9 MOVES TO MARCH 2021

Get ready for March 2021

Apr
24th
09:04
Dec
2nd
09:12
A1 NZ Series Winners Tiki Tour Gain Spot to GODZone

The Marokopa Munter held in New Zealand’s Central Plateau last week bought good results for high profile adventure racing team Tiki Tour who took out the event and gained top points to claim victory in the 2019 A1 Series and the coveted prize of a GODZone Chapter 9 team entry. Tiki Tour team members racing

Nov
19th
10:11
Rotorua Competitors Step up to GODZone including NZ Olympic Kayaker Mike Dawson

New Zealand’s iconic expedition length adventure race GODZone put the ‘Sold Out’ sign up just one day after opening entries back in September and has now confirmed one of the largest fields will line up in Rotorua next November. The nine-day event gets underway in 12 months in Rotorua from the 19th – 28th of

Nov
2nd
12:11
GODZone Attracts More International Teams

New Zealand is experiencing a growth in adventure racing with the world’s largest expedition race, GODZone, leading the charge. GODZone Chapter 9, to be held in Rotorua in 2020, sold out in less than 24 hours last month, notching up another win for the prestigious adventure racing event. Of the more than 360 competitors confirmed

Oct
23rd
08:10
GODZone Attracts More International Teams to New Zealand

Everyone wants to race in the home of the sport

Sep
1st
08:09
ENTRIES OPEN TODAY FOR WORLD’S LARGEST ADVENTURE RACE

Making history in Rotorua with Chapter 9

Aug
10th
07:08
May
17th
09:05
Mar
19th
10:03
Mar
9th
23:03
Event Director Warren Bates talks Chapter 8

New teams and a competitive international line up

Mar
9th
17:03
Richie McCaw Talks GODZone

Inside his helicopter hanger McCaw divulges view

Mar
9th
07:03
GODZone Volunteer Extraordinaire

Mark Nevin - what a legend

Feb
20th
10:02
Giant NZ Partners with GODZone

Giant NZ bring E-bikes to GODZone

Jan
31st
09:01
The World’s Best Prepare for Glory at GODZone

Who is on the Chapter 8 team list?

Nov
12th
10:11
A1 Series Winners Eye GODZone Chapter 8

Australian adventure racing team Thought Sports recently won the Adventure 1 Series in Australia for 2018 and an entry to race at GODZone Chapter 8. Team captain Rob Preston talks to us about the teams goals and aspirations for racing in New Zealand. What are your team goals for Chapter 8? We would like to

Oct
30th
11:10
NEW ZEALAND’S PREMIERE FREEZE DRIED FOOD CO BACKS GODZONE

Competitors in the world’s largest expedition adventure race, GODZone, will be well fed during Chapter 8 of the event with Back Country Cuisine coming on board to support the teams. The pioneering freeze dried meal business is backing New Zealand’s premier adventure race being held in Canterbury from the 10th – 17th March 2019. Based

Jul
10th
11:07
Teams Sign Up For Canterbury In Big Numbers

Canterbury is a major adventure drawcard

Jul
1st
08:07
GODZone Opens Entries Chapter 8

Excitement builds for Chapter 8

Jun
24th
10:06
IAN EDMOND TALKS TEAMS, SKILLS & CANTERBURY’S ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND

Any hints on where the Chapter 8 course will go?

Jun
15th
17:06
World Famous Adventurer Joins GODZone Design Team

Nathan Fa'avae brings expertise and experience

May
31st
15:05
It’s Canterbury!

Chapter 8 hosted by Akaroa in 2019

May
18th
09:05
GODZone to Canterbury

Chapter 8 hosted by Canterbury Region

Mar
17th
11:03
Fiordland A Success For GODZone

Chapter 7 brings rewards

Mar
11th
12:03
LEARNING FROM THOSE WHO WRITE THE BOOK

And getting lost in the woods with your

Mar
10th
11:03
Thats a Wrap

The last teams are across the GODZone finish line in Te Anau. Team 51 Nothing Ventured were the first to arrive and welcomed by an enthusiastic waiting crowd of friends, families and locals who had been on tenterhooks for the last 24 hours. Balloons, children, streamers, bubbles, laughter and looks of relief were the order

Mar
10th
08:03
Swordfox at the finish

'That south coast track was just '

Mar
10th
08:03
Mar
9th
22:03
MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS

Would have graced the start line 60 years

Mar
9th
22:03
MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers just want to get amongst it

Mar
9th
21:03
JUMP AT THE CHANCE

It’s an adventure for the support crews too

Mar
9th
13:03
Cinderella’s Shoes Part Two

By Hannah Johnston

Mar
9th
07:03
Lake Herries Delivers Magic

The Kepler Mountains have been the focal point for the last several days of racing where teams have moved between Fiordlands two great lakes – Manapouri and Te Anau. The mountains make up much of the northern shore of Manapouri and the South Fiord of Lake Te Anau. Hidden at the top of the trek

Mar
9th
07:03
8th Day of Race

As the 8th day of race kicks in its clear teams have discovered expedition racing at GODZone provides real adventure and many days on their feet. Over half of the 92 teams that started last Thursday have arrived at the finish line in Te Anau but there are still plenty more to arrive. All teams

Mar
8th
09:03
MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS

Learning mor about where you live

Mar
8th
09:03
A RAVE AND GLOWSTICKS A FEATURE OF GODZONE

All sorts can happen in the thick Fiordland bush

Mar
8th
09:03
An Early Morning Flotilla

There was a tight group of 3 Pursuit teams eager to head off on their last stage of the race this morning from Brod Bay to the finish line. Having been dark zoned off the lake last night the teams had caught up on sleep and paddled across a milky calm lake to an early

Mar
7th
22:03
MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS

A great way to see a new place

Mar
7th
22:03
MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS

Helping get the messages around the world

Mar
7th
21:03
MEETING OUR VOLUNTEERS

Telling the story of GODZone

Mar
7th
18:03
Dark Zones & Cut Off’s looming

Dark Zones Dark zones kick in tonight on Lake Te Anau. This will affect Pursuit and short course teams paddling from Brod Bay to the finish line. They will be required to stop paddling at 9pm and camp or stay in TA7. Teams will receive time credits and be restarted in the morning at five-minute

Mar
7th
09:03
Mar
7th
08:03
LOOKING AFTER THE WALKING PETRI DISHES

When bodies are pushed to the absolute limit

Mar
7th
07:03
Potato Chips & Pies

Yes please!

Mar
7th
07:03
Out There Just Doing Cool Things

The youngest member just having a blast

Mar
7th
01:03
Mar
7th
01:03
Second For Swordfox

What a battle

Mar
7th
00:03
Mar
6th
16:03
Bivoauc on Stage 4 MTB

"we are pretty cold, pretty "

Mar
6th
16:03
Green Bibs North

The Pursuit course

Mar
6th
15:03
Mar
6th
14:03