Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Solid Support for GODZone Adventure 2014

Solid Support for GODZone Adventure 2014

As anticipation starts to build for next weeks GODZone adventure race in Kaikoura, New Zealand, a line up of sponsors and supporters are on board to ensure the success of the prestigious multisport event.

A record 164 elite athletes will be competing in the seven day non stop event that will traverse across the Kaikoura regions spectacular mountainous terrain. Teams will start to arrive in Kaikoura next Friday (7th March) in time for team registration and race briefings before the race start over the weekend.

GODZone Race Director Warren Bates says the level of sponsorship for this year's event has ensured the delivery of a thrilling experience.

“The Kaikoura District Council are our major partners this year and their regional tourism and marketing team have provided us with a significant level of support that has been vitally important for our event logistics and planning.

The region has a lot of offer the multisport community on many different levels and we know everyone involved from the competitors through to volunteers, race management and media are going to be truly wowed.”

Other support for the unique New Zealand event has come from leading Australian outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Kathmandu who have stepped into the role of clothing supplier.

“We are delighted to have formed a relationship with Kathmandu who are well known for their range of outdoor gear. The competitors will receive specialist Kathmandu tops and race management team will be kitted out with tops and jackets. This is the ideal gear for the kind of rugged terrain and all weather conditions the event will be travelling through,” says Mr Bates.

Kathmandu have also supplied gear prizes for the official GODZone prize giving to be held in Kaikoura on Saturday 15th March.

Other supporters of the event include Marlborough brewing company MOA who will provide magnums of MOA Methode Pilsner and St Josephs Tripel beer at the GODZone finish line.

“The founder of MOA Brewing Company Josh Scott is a local and a very keen multisporter himself so he was very forth coming we when approached him for some support. We usually hand out a bottle of bubbles at the end but the teams will love to get their hands on some MOA beer when they finally come across that finish line.”

Another iconic South Island product, Jimmy's Pies from Roxburgh in Central Otago will also be given to the teams at the end of the event and are expected to go down a treat.

“We have really enjoyed these companies joining up with the event and being part of such a unique Kiwi experience. Our volunteers are going to be eating some great dehydrated foods from Backcountry Foods and Red Bull will be handing around products to competitors at race registration that we hope will give them all the ‘wings’ they need before the epic journey begins.”

For more information on team entries go to http://www.godzoneadventure.com or the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/godzoneadventure

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Christchurch: Fixing Town Hall Means Performing Arts Precinct Rethink

Christchurch City Council’s decision to spend $127.5 million fixing the Town Hall means not all the land currently designated for the city’s Performing Arts Precinct is required, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

ALSO:

With Hunters & Collectors: The Rolling Stones Announce New Auckland Date

It’s the news New Zealand has been waiting for. The Rolling Stones today confirmed the rescheduled dates and venues for both the Australian and New Zealand legs of their highly anticipated ’14 On Fire’ tour. Now, Frontier Touring is also delighted ... More>>

ALSO:

Flying Things: Conchords, Pretties Help BATS Fly Home

The launch of BATS theatre’s fundraising campaign has taken off – with a bit of help from their friends. And with friends like theirs… An event last night hosted by Te Radar at Wellington’s latest waterfront venue, Shed 6, featured Fly My Pretties and, in a dream-come-true scenario, Flight of the Conchords. More>>

ALSO:

Environment: Zoo’s Own Wētā Workshop Produces Rare Giants For Release

Following unprecedented breeding and rearing success, Auckland Zoo is today releasing 150 of New Zealand’s largest giant wētā, the wētā punga, onto pest-free Motuora Island in the Hauraki Gulf. A further 150 will be released onto Tiritiri Matangi next month. More>>

Girls On Film: Divergent Hits The Big Screen

n January, Catching Fire (the second film in the Hunger Games series) not only became the biggest US box office success of 2013 : it also became the first film starring a female actor (ie. Jennifer Lawrence) to top the annual domestic earnings chart since The Exorcist, 40 years ago. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: No Travel Sanctions For Russian Billionaire’s Superyacht

On the same day that New Zealand announced travel sanctions against selected Russians, a Russian billionaire’s superyacht berthed in Wellington Harbour. More>>

ALSO:

Mental Health: UC Researchers Believe Robots Can Persuade People To Conform

A team of University of Canterbury (UC) researchers and scientists believe robots can persuade people to conform through group pressure... ``Our results showed that robots can induce conformity but to a significantly lesser degree than humans." More>>

NZ On Air: Local Content Holds Steady At 32% Of Television Schedules

Since 1989 NZ On Air has measured local free-to-air television content. The report compares the schedules of the six national free-to-air channels, to observe trends and changes in the local content landscape. More>>

Arts Fest: 2014 New Zealand Festival A Spectacular Celebration

The New Zealand Festival welcomed the world to Wellington over 24 days (21 Feb – 16 Mar) of arts events across the city. “[current figures show] slight increase on the 110,000 tickets issued in 2012. It’s a great result.” More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news