MEGA 2013 Programme

Listed below is the programme for the NZ Mega 2013 event in Auckland.

Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th October

Geo-tour North from Auckland with Tours Direct Ltd. This exciting 3 day geocaching-focused trip is run by Tours Direct, one of the mega event's gold sponsors - check the details and book at their website

Friday 25th October

All day - Organised excursions including Atiu Creek, Okura Bush Walkway, Rangitoto Island and Pararaha Gorge

17:00 to ??? - Pre-mega fish and chips event

Saturday 26th October

08:00 - Venue opens and on-site registration begins for the day

09:00 to 10:30 - Meet and greet games including geocacher bingo, pathtag swapping, geo-poker, etc

All day - Sponsor/vendor stalls open (certain individual stall open times TBA)

All day - Check out the caching photo, cache camouflage, and pathtags competitions and submit your votes

11:00 to 12:00 - Seminar: Pathtags - What are they and how do I get my own? (followed by a pathtag trading session)

From 11:30 on - Group caching walk at Long Bay (optional, no official guide)

12:00 to 13:00 - Seminar: GSAK - What is it and what can it do for me?

14:00 to 15:00 - Seminar: Puzzle Solving - Introduction to puzzles and puzzle solving principles

15:00 to 16:00 - Seminar: Search and Rescue - Bush preparedness and survival (special SAR guest speaker)

16:00 to 17:00 - Seminar: Reviewer Panel - "Ask the reviewers"

17:00 - On-site registration closes for the day

18:30 to 20:00(ish) - Geo-quiz game

20:30 - "Mega Flash (Light) Mob" flashmob event in Albany

21:30 - Out of this world event and night caching adventure (bring a torch and a sense of adventure!)

22:00 - Venue closes for the night

Sunday 27th October (Main Event)

08:00 - Venue opens and on-site registration begins for the day

08:00 to 16:00 - On-site cafe open with barista coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soft drinks and a selection of packaged snacks to keep you going!

09:00 - Official NZ Mega 2013 opening ceremony and welcome

All day - Sponsor/vendor stalls open (certain individual stall open times TBA)

All day - Check out the caching photo, cache camouflage, and pathtags competitions and submit your votes

09:30 to 17:00 - Let the games begin! Games will include Geo-rogaine (follow clues to discover NZ Mega trackables around the venue), orienteering, more new caches located in the area, various other activities to be announced...

10:00 to 11:00 - Kids Programme - Colouring in, Pokey's Word Finder, Join the Dots, and Making Pokey Hand Puppets

10:00 to 11:00 - Workshop: Practical Puzzle Solving - Solve some new puzzles just published today!

11:00 to 11:30 - Shoot the organisers! Yes, come along and shoot one or two of the organisers with a big flouro-coloured soft bullet gun (no you can't bring your own)

11:00 to 12:00 - Kids Programme - Where's Pokey, Pokey's Cross Words, and Spot the Difference

12:00 to 14:00 - Pre-ordered Sunday "Paper Bag" Lunch is served

14:00 to 16:00 - Kids Programme - Colouring in, Pokey's Word Finder, Join the Dots, Making Pokey Hand Puppets, Pokey's Cross Words, and Spot the Difference

14:00 to 16:00 - Boardgame Session (kids and adults) - "Cache Me if You Can!"

16:30 to 17:00 - Pathtag Trading Session - run by Coruze (Aussie Pathtag Club)

17:00 - All competition entries, game results, etc, to be submitted. Registration closes

17:30 to 19:30 - Pre-ordered Sunday Dinner is served

17:00 to 19:00 - Geocaching International Film Festival winning videos on the big screen

19:00 onwards - Prizegiving and official farewell

22:00 - Venue closes

Monday 28th October

09:00 to 09:15 - "The Pokey Dance" flashmob event at Auckland Domain

11:00 to 12:00 - NZ Mega CITO event at Rosedale Park North

13:00 to 14:30 - Pathtag event with the Aussie Pathtag Club

17:00 to ??? - Sunset BBQ event at Long Bay TBA

Tuesday 29th to Wednesday 30th October

Geo-tour South from Auckland with Tours Direct Ltd. This action-packed 2 day geocaching-focused trip is run by Tours Direct, one of the mega event's gold sponsors - check the details and book at their website

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