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A bird’s eye view at Jamboree

Media release

15 January 2011


A bird’s eye view at Jamboree


Guide’s from the Whio group at the opening ceremony of Tui 12 on Saturday night

A webcam will offer a bird’s eye view of how well the girls put up their tents and what goes on at such a large gathering of almost 3000 girls and adults at this week’s GirlGuiding New Zealand jamboree in Rotorua – Tui 12.


Live footage from the JCam, a new innovation for the Tui 12 jamboree, will appear on the GirlGuiding NZ website www.girlguidingnz.org.nz.


The webcam has been set up by one of the volunteer helpers on one of the fences on the perimeter of the camping site to give parents an idea of what their girls are experiencing at such an amazing event.


Parents can also view photographs and hear what their daughters have been doing through the Jamboree Facebook site. There are already photos of the girls leaving their home towns.


More than 2500 Guides and Rangers aged 10 to 18 are at Tui Ridge in Rotorua for the Tui 12 jamboree that started today (14 January) and ends on Friday (20 January). Amongst the contingent are girls from Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Fiji and Australia.


“Our girls love coming to jamboree – they have so many opportunities to try new adventures and Rotorua has plenty on offer,” says Sonia Faulkner National President of GirlGuiding NZ.


The girls from overseas join their New Zealand friends on mud slides, BMX and mountain bike rides, at a top team competition and trying rock climbing. There will also be performing arts, cultural and techno challenges to keep all the girls busy.


GirlGuiding NZ jamborees are held every four years with the last event held in Christchurch in 2008.


For more information about Tui 12 visit GirlGuiding NZ’s website at www.girlguidingnz.org.nz and follow the fun on GirlGuiding New Zealand’s facebook page.

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