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The 5th edition of the Absolute Wilderness Adventure Race will be held in Reefton over the weekend. A record number of 117-teams (365-racers) has entered in the sporting event that includes whitewater rafting, mountain biking, trekking and navigation. Teams of three and four persons will navigate their way from the start to the finish using only map and compass, through a series of control points. The competition is the creation of five time Adventure Racing World Champion, Nathan Fa’avae, who also organises the iconic Torpedo7 Spring Challenge Adventure Race. Both events travel to new locations each year and for 2018,...

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This years Godzone race is shaping up to be an absolute epic through the Fiordland Wilderness with over 390 people set to start the race. We’ve crunched the numbers on Godzone team orders over the last month to see what insights we could pick up on. Sweet Vs Savoury 73% of all meals ordered for Godzone this year have been savoury versus 27% being sweet. This is a significant shift from previous years where sweet meals have been the most popular meals with Adventure Racers. Perhaps this is due to racers predicting a long slow race through the difficult Fiordland...

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When I first spotted the tarns it was a nice sunny day in the hills above the Cobb Valley. The small patch of beech trees and views in every direction looked like the perfect spot to set up camp. Fast forward 3 years and even though the forecast wasn’t great I still held out hope that the cloud would burn off and we’d get a few good views out over the mountains. Our walk started out nice enough, it was warm and sunny at the carpark with tons of birdlife to keep us occupied as we made our way up...

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Nourish health food bars are a labour of love, brought about by a passion for health, wellbeing and fitness. Nourish creator, John Matsis, observed a demand for a healthy, trustworthy, satisfying snack made from nutrient rich whole foods. Ongoing minor (but annoying) health issues influenced the outcome of the bars. John was periodically dealing with excessive tiredness, brain fade, joint stiffness, and Gout (ouch). It was time to take action. With a degree in Food Technology and 20 years in the food industry under his belt, he went about crafting a solution. A perfect combination of nutrient dense ingredients to...

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By Kieran McKay Coming out of Bulmer after 12 days underground the senses are reeling…there are the birds, the green trees, blue sky, the wind in the trees, the smells of earthand life. It’s almost too much for the brain to take in and all I want to do is head back into the quiet simple life deep underground. Our expedition to the southern side of Mt Owen to explore the Bulmer system took a different turn this year. With a huge storm forecasted to beat the area a very large contingent of the expedition team headed underground for a...

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