Keep up to date with the latest news, updates and announcements from the NZ Mega 2020 team. These are listed in reverse chronological order with the most recent news items at the top.
Special Guest Announcement!
25 January 2020
Over the past week we have been running a competition to guess the identity of our first NZ Mega 2020 Special Guest to be announced, well aside from Signal anyway...
We announced the guest yesterday: Joshua the Geocaching Vlogger has accepted our invitation to come down to New Zealand for the NZ Mega 2020 event, and he's super pumped to come and celebrate 20 years of geocaching with all of us. He has also announced that he is going to film the third season of his popular "Cache Tour!" series of videos in New Zealand, and we are super excited about that too! Click here to see Joshua's message to New Zealand.
Congratulations to the winner of the competition, drawn randomly from all correct entries - Gazania Rigens, who will be attending the mega event all the way from the UK!
So if you haven't seen Joshua's geocaching channel, well click here, and then subscribe to his channel to be enthralled by videos about finding amazing caches and going on awesome geocaching adventures around the world. And of course, sign up to come to the NZ Mega 2020 and meet the larger-than-life man himself!
18 January 2020
It's 2020 - happy new year to you all! The NZ Mega Team have been busy over the last few weeks, so it's time for the first newsletter of 2020.
In this issue, we discuss some of the awesome things that are happening throughout the 20th year of geocaching, long gone and rare geocache types and fun events, and we make a call out for volunteers who would like to help out with the running of this year's mega event - that's right, it can't happen without the help of the community, so get in touch with us and let's talk about how you can help.
We are also about to announce the first special guest of NZ Mega 2020 - and we're running a fun competition over the next week for you to guess who they are before we announce them on Friday, 24th of January. Don't waste a moment of sleuthing time - see the newsletter and the NZ Mega 2020 facebook page for all the details!
And as always, don't forget to look out for the hidden trackable code - discover it to enter a special draw at NZ Mega 2020!
Let's Talk About Events!
07 January 2020
Let's talk about events baby, let's talk about you and me, let's talk about everyone in the geocaching community...
So recently published were two great events to add to the calendar, particularly if you are going to be around Auckland or the North island.
Firstly coming up at the end of February is Leap Year weekend, and the NZ Mega Team has organised a chill out camp-out weekend event at Awhitu Regional Park - that's on the south western shores of the Manukau Harbour. The park features a number of caches, including one out on an island that can be reached on foot at low tide, and a couple of swimming beaches at high tide. Come for the day or camp out for the weekend!
With it being the year 2020, there will be a number of Community Celebration Events (with a special event icon) held around the country, and the NZ Mega Team have organised one to commemorate the very first geocache hidden outside of the US - GC45 "First New Zealand". This event will be held very near to GC45's historic location on its 20th anniversary, May 12th. There will be some cool surprises revealed at this event, so if you can be there, don't be square!
19 December 2019
It's that time of year again... The elves have been busy, the tree is up and the presents are piling up underneath it. But if you need any last minute gift ideas for your geo-friends and family, we have some suggestions for you!
In this issue we also talk about the limited release of a new Locationless Cache that will be available for a logging throughout the 2020 calendar year, if you visit a Mega or Giga event during 2020.
And finally, the NZ Mega Team hope that your 2019 was an awesome year and that you achieved everything you set out to, and that 2020 is even better (although we are pretty sure it will be and that NZ Mega 2020 will be a big part of that!)
Merry Xmas and Happy new year from Chris, Ron and Harsha - the NZ Mega Team!