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OZ MEGA ALBURY WODONGA

Post by Oz Mega Committee » 30 June 11 8:58 pm

As promised, the Oz Mega Committee will keep a new thread going here with updates for all geocachers to see here right through to Easter 2012.

This topic will give information and all the latest updates.
A few teams have asked the Committee for an information topic with no questions on it, so this is it.
If you wish to ask a question about the event,there are at least three places on the website to do so.Although you will find most info is on the website and if not will be added in upcoming weeks.


The GC code is GC2Q4JF....or click here direct...http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... b2fac9240b

The website direct is...http://www.ozmega.com.au/

The whole event is basically an ongoing daily business of setting up all components.

The website was updated on Tuesday night and we now have a new TAB across the top with STALLHOLDERS.
The stallholders are listed with geocaching team, business and website and all the stall information together with Pathtag and Geocoin news.
More stallholders and sponsors will be added over upcoming weeks.

We also have updated the Camping TAB with 53 of the allocated powered sites reserved from the 74 ,and that number jumped to 55 today.
So, if you have some friends entering,who require a powered site, better chase them up as the powered sites will be gone within 2 weeks.

The Oz Mega Committee thanks all geocachers for the stunning responses with about 330 people entered via 'will attends ' after exactly 4 weeks of release.

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Post by mvyrmnd » 07 July 11 8:56 pm

Wow, I didn't even know this was happening right up the road from me! Looks like it will be awesome.

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Post by Oz Mega Committee » 12 July 11 9:00 am

A Committee update on the latest after 5 weeks of progress.
The 74 powered sites at the Albury Wodonga Equestrian Centre are now fully allocated . We are taking 5 reserves for changes in circumstances of the 74.

We now have 152 teams that have placed "Will Attends " equating to 371 people with 2 teams from the USA and one from NZ.

Dont forget to place your "Will Attend " if you are thinking of attending as it helps the Committee get an idea of logistics and infrastructure set up and bookings of the the Oz Mega site.
Thankfully,
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Post by Oz Mega Committee » 29 July 11 9:23 am

A further Committee update : :D
The Oz Mega website has been updated with new information at each tab.
We now have a tourism link on the home page.
<Sponsor removed>

The Camping page has been adjusted.Powered site requests have had a shuffle with all the reserves moving in. We now have 3 more spots available plus will take 5 new reserves.So, if you have a friend who you think will need a powered site, best give them a ring and ask them to place a "Will Attend " as they will go quickly.
We have also placed a link on the powered site section to the 4 caravan parks within Albury for those who must have power.
The Registration process will be all set to go during September. :D
All the meals will be catered for by the <sponsor removed> and the 1st Albury Scouts Group who will be onsite for 5 days.
The stall holders tab has been updated with our 4th stallholder in <sponsor removed> conducted by Alex of Adelaide.
More FAQ information has been included on that tab.

There will be free pony rides for all the kids all day Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday on site.
We have more sponsors and stallholders in our next website upgrade in two weeks.
We have reached the 400 mark in people placing "Will Attends " with about 410 now, which gives us a great start of numbers with 8 months to go.
Thankfully,
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Post by Bundyrumandcoke » 17 August 11 1:43 pm

Just want to pass on my congratulations to the committee regarding the official granting of MEGA status to this event today.

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Post by Philipp » 17 August 11 6:23 pm

Oz Mega Committee wrote:The website direct is...http://www.ozmega.com.au/
Hmmm ... the website isn't exactly wide-screen friendly. I'd offer my help to change that - who would be the best person to contact?

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Post by Oz Mega Committee » 18 August 11 9:16 am

The Oz Mega Committee had its 3 weekly website upgrade last night with more information for geocachers.

The Home page now has a recommended cache list compiled by Marcus Vitruvius underneath the smiley map.This list includes 18 caches within Albury, 16 within 45 minutes drive and another 54 within "series " caches. Also included are owners , GC codes and locations plus approximate completion times. It will be updated constantly.

The Camping TAB is updated with the 74 powered sites now booked. We have 5 reserves listed , so best that the reserves allow for the fact they probaly wont sneak in .You will be informed if a change occurs.

The event welcomes our 5th Stallholder to the mega with <sponsor removed> from Victoria having a facepainting stall for 4 days.She will conducting all sorts of face painting including 'Signal the frog " and the the Geocaching .com logo.

Our 6th Stallholder is <sponsor removed> by jgc3 of Adelaide who will be there for 4 days.All the websites and details are on the stallholders TAB.

A reminder when placing your "Will Attend " to include 1/ How many attending . 2/ kids ages if under 18 . 3/ suburb, town , city ,state traveling from and 4/ probable day of arrival.
Thankfully,
Greg

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Post by The Spindoctors » 18 August 11 2:33 pm

Oz Mega Committee wrote:The event welcomes our 5th Stallholder to the mega with Arty Chick from Victoria having a facepainting stall for 4 days.She will conducting all sorts of face painting including 'Signal the frog " and the the Geocaching .com logo.
Will she paint Geocaching Australia and Geocaching NSW logos too?

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Post by Oz Mega Committee » 18 August 11 7:17 pm

The Spindoctors wrote:
Oz Mega Committee wrote:The event welcomes our 5th Stallholder to the mega with Arty Chick from Victoria having a facepainting stall for 4 days.She will conducting all sorts of face painting including 'Signal the frog " and the the Geocaching .com logo.
Will she paint Geocaching Australia and Geocaching NSW logos too?
I have spoken to Justine , the official facepainter and she is confident of doing logo's for 1/ Geocaching.com 2/ Signal the frog 3/ Geocaching Australia and 4/ Geocaching NSW.
She is going to do all 4 on a subject one at time , take a photo and we are going to place all 4 photographs on the stallholders TAB , next to her website.

Thankfully,

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Post by Oz Mega Committee » 01 September 11 9:48 pm

Its 3 months today since the release of the OZ MEGA and we hit the 200 teams on "Will Attends " today with approx'480 people.The website has had its next update for geocachers information.
The "Camping TAB " has had some great news with the Equestrian Centre granting 5 more powered sites. All the reserves have moved into spots and privately emailed the news. There are 5 new reserves.

Registration will be ready to go in a few weeks.
Some new questions have been added to the FAQ TAB.
We welcome our 7th stallholder in Scouts Australia which will be there from Thursday to Sunday with giveaways and scouts information.There will be free archery on Saturday and Sunday for all teams attending conducted by Scouts Australia.
The flashmob event and photographs on Easter Sunday will have 100 unique prizes at the Ettamogah pub venue.

The OZ MEGA welcomes our next $2,000 Gold Sponsor in <sponsor removed> who is proud to have its official launch tonight on the website.They are Albury based and there stylish logo and website are on the Sponsors page and rollover advertising images on the bottom of each page.
Thankfully,
Greg
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Post by Oz Mega Committee » 23 September 11 8:59 am

Some more Committee updates and website information for geocachers with just over 6 months to go.

Registrations will open on Thursday 6th October as per the registration link on the website.Another update on the night prior will inform you of all procedures.

The Easter Sunday flashmob event and Easter Monday CITO event pages are ready and will be published on the 8th October.
A reminder when posting your "Will Attends " to please include 1/ how many attending 2/ which town/city /state traveling from 3/ intended day of arrival. 4/ If camping or staying in town.

The OZ MEGA welcomes our 8th stallholder in the Aussie Pathtag Club by coruze who will there from Thursday to Sunday.The info is listed on the stallholder page with all links.

The next $2,000 Gold Sponsor to sign up to the mega event is <sponsor removed> from Victoria with its logo and all links on the sponsors page and the Committee welcomes them.<sponsor removed>
The OZ MEGA has has signed up one of Australia's biggest outdoor cinema companies in <sponsor removed>. They will be there for the entire event. A huge outdoor cinema screen 4m high by 10m wide will be next to the stage .The two movies selected on the Thursday night, will be movies that have just finished two weeks after their actual cinema showings.So, we will not know their titles until March.Live sporting events will be shown at various times.A live camera set up will project every minute of entertainment from the stage to the big screen from 6.30PM till 10.30PM on each of the 4 nights, with speakers placed around the entire audience.You can have a look at the set up here
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Post by Oz Mega Committee » 06 October 11 8:39 am

The OZ MEGA ALBURY WODONGA registration process will open tonight from 7pm.(EST) :D

You will need to fill in 4 basic areas.
1/ Your Geocaching.com name and email address, plus state and country.
2/ Camping sites or Powered sites. The system will calculate amounts for you.
3/ Fill in your anticipated meal requirements. Meal prices will be posted later in the year. This is just an indication only.
4/ First names all listed with exact spelling as this will be what goes on your official logo name tag.

When you press submit, it generates an e-mail for you to send to the committee, please don't modify the contents of the e-mail.
Payments can be completed by internet banking or personally at the bank.
On confirmation of your payment , your team will be listed on the "registration page". Updates will be done approximately once a week.
Thankfully,
Greg
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Post by Bundyrumandcoke » 06 October 11 8:49 am

Just seeking clarification, is it 7pm AEST (Queensland) or AEDST (NSW/Vic)?

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Post by Oz Mega Committee » 06 October 11 12:14 pm

Bundyrumandcoke wrote:Just seeking clarification, is it 7pm AEST (Queensland) or AEDST (NSW/Vic)?
This is NSW / VIC 7 pm. 6pm for QLD. Thank you.

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Post by Team Pathfinder » 06 October 11 7:04 pm

Past 4PM WST - I am waiting...... \:D/

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