NZ MEGA 2012 - an update

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Re: NZ MEGA 2012 - an update

Post by Dicksontwo » 16 January 12 10:33 pm

We, well actually I, have registered interest. I really want to go, Mrs has not yet joined in enthusiastically. Does that count? Any hints on how to generate her enthusiasm?

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Re: NZ MEGA 2012 - an update

Post by rediguana » 17 January 12 10:14 am

492... getting very close... :)

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Re: NZ MEGA 2012 - an update

Post by Just a cacher » 17 January 12 10:16 am

Dicksontwo, you have to find her currency. Does she like op shops? If so, find where the op shops are near the Mega. If retail shopping, find those... etc......

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Post by Team Pathfinder » 17 January 12 9:51 pm

Just a cacher wrote:Dicksontwo, you have to find her currency. Does she like op shops? If so, find where the op shops are near the Mega. If retail shopping, find those... etc......
sounds like you've done it all before! :lol:

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Re: NZ MEGA 2012 - an update

Post by squalid » 17 January 12 10:38 pm

MtnLioness wrote:
squalid wrote:We want to go to this but are not going to book until the event has been declared a Mega. 8-[
That's why it isn't hitting 500
Not so. We have registered our interest on the NZ site but we just haven't booked our flights yet.

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Re: NZ MEGA 2012 - an update

Post by rediguana » 18 January 12 9:49 am

Oh look - NZ MEGA 2012 just got listed and approved ;)

Thanks to everyone that registered their interest :) You'll be hearing from us in more detail soon!

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Post by squalid » 18 January 12 11:37 am

rediguana wrote:Oh look - NZ MEGA 2012 just got listed and approved ;)

Thanks to everyone that registered their interest :) You'll be hearing from us in more detail soon!
Fantastic. GC35TTR. \:D/

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Post by rediguana » 21 January 12 9:31 am

And our first 'celebrity' has logged a Will Attend log - Jeremy Irish, one of the founders of Groundspeak will be attending :)

http://coord.info/GL79XEW0

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Re: NZ MEGA 2012 - an update

Post by Moneydork » 21 January 12 1:09 pm

So that little cat is out of the bag, along with the fact that Brian Roth (one of the other co-founders of Grounspeak is attending). Don't worry, there are still more surprises to come.

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Re: NZ MEGA 2012 - an update

Post by Mr Router » 25 January 12 9:45 am

bugger we thought we would pip him, but he was first :lol:
only listened to GeoTalk yesterday which reminded us to book our tickets, 2 megas in a year , m cant miss that

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Post by The Spindoctors » 25 January 12 10:48 pm

Dunedin is one of the few spots in NZ I haven't been to, so I'm looking forward to it. I also have some year 2000 caches to grab while there.

Unfortunately, the rest of The Spindoctors won't be there, but I will have at least one close relative in tow.

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Re: NZ MEGA 2012 - an update

Post by squalid » 31 January 12 9:21 pm

Good to see that gps.org.nz have now released the NZ Mega 2012 January newsletter on their forum page. :D Only 9 months to go \:D/

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Re: NZ MEGA 2012 - an update

Post by shonkylogic » 02 February 12 10:15 pm

Some not so shonky logic when booking an airfare from Australia to NZ for the mega-event...

It may work out cheaper to book two one-way air tickets rather than a return ticket. The journey back to Australia will be calculated and paid in NZD, at current exchange rates this may be cheaper than the component of the return fare. It also allows you to mix and match airlines if that be your desire. And it seems that some airlines do not have, or will waive credit card surcharges in NZ.

I just saved around AUD60 each. \:D/

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Post by rediguana » 02 February 12 11:20 pm

shonkylogic wrote:Some not so shonky logic when booking an airfare from Australia to NZ for the mega-event... It may work out cheaper to book two one-way air tickets rather than a return ticket. The journey back to Australia will be calculated and paid in NZD, at current exchange rates this may be cheaper than the component of the return fare. It also allows you to mix and match airlines if that be your desire. And it seems that some airlines do not have, or will waive credit card surcharges in NZ. I just saved around AUD60 each. \:D/
Yep. Air New Zealand calculates based on where you start the trip from. If you start from Australia, book return, then both legs will be AUD. A single AU-NZ flight will be AUD, and a single NZ-AU flight will be NZD as it is deemed to start out of NZ. Not sure if this holds for other airlines, but it should work for AirNZ. AirNZ does have credit card surcharges from memory. I learnt the lesson the hard way when I was booking my flights to Adelaide for OZ Mega.

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Re: NZ MEGA 2012 - an update

Post by Dicksontwo » 20 February 12 3:37 pm

In case anyone has missed it, there is a short-term air fare sale on at http://www.virginaustralia.com/au/en/sp ... 20215_0946

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