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  1. The latest updates on numbers are about 430 individuals,173 teams and of the 430 ,there are about 122 kids.

    Plenty of progress is happening each day building to an absolute thrilling release probaly in May.

    For those thinking of booking a motel in Wagga ,now would be a good time to think about it and probaly book,as regulars to most cities in Australia tend to book Easter to Easter.There are 1,100 available beds of all descriptions in Wagga.

    Those who asked about camping prior to the big 4 days,this will be all good with camping on site for 7 days prior and 7 days after for a very small nominal fee.For those who asked any power on site.This is a Scout Camp .No powered sites are avaiable.But i am sure those with generators will bring them.The location has everything else we need and much more than other scout camps ,that is why it has won awards.Plenty of room,flat and ideal for the Mega Event.For those who asked about Dogs.They have been given approval by Camp Kurrajong.But they will come under one of many of the rules set out in the event "Code of Conduct".

    We have all been studying World Mega Events past and upcoming and this will be a unique Australian version unlike anything seen around the world.There will be plenty to be involved in if you dont leave the camp and go caching at all.The event of a lifetime for kids.Many prizes,competitions ,sports , activities,events ,will be on offer,day and night.

    We are not releasing any details just yet on prices,the exact itinery or the event name ,the geocoin or event logo until release day.We can tell you anything that isnt free is at a family friendly price.

    With announcements made in recent weeks at events in Tassie,Wollongong,Melbourne and many others ,we know many more teams will nominate.At this stage if you are reading this and havent nominated,this forum is only for intent to help "The Ump" and us.The official online entry will be from May.So,even if you are a "maybe",please place an intent to assist all .We will be giving regular updates from now.Congratulations on all the positive replies so far ,for what will be one of the greatest gatherings of all those fantastic geocaching teams from around Australia and beyond.

    Cheers...Greg....President Riverina Geocaching Committee.

  2. 3-Print Friendly page now includes attribute text in addition to attribute icon for non-English speakers


    This page now also shows a great map and gives two sizes to choose from. That is a great looking print friendly page.


    Unless you try and print a standard cache page and all you get is a square box where the map is ment to be.

  3. Hi bones1 and welcome ta Oz.


    If you try posting on this forum you will get a quicker response.




    It belongs to the geocaching australia site and it is where you


    will find most Ozzies hang out.



    There is an international section you can post in that does not


    require an account or if you registor you can post in the Victoria


    section of the forums.

  4. Ok am posting this for another cacher who is unable to log onto the forums.


    He sent me this-



    I'm a premium member, I log in, click forums...

    It asks me to Log In or Register..

    If I log in with my username / pw, it says its incorrect..

    If I click register, it tries to go to another page and brings me back

    to the home page



    Here is his profile page http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=64...e5-9edf31708f8a


    could some one help him to gain access to the forums.

  5. We now have pre-approval from DSE to use the image. Preorder will open officially this weekend, so I'll be contacting everyone who made a pledge and asking them to come good! This coin is really happening (It looks like it anyway!) Stay posted.


    Here's the final artwork (Until the manufacturers says otherwise, or if DSE pre-approval falls through).


    I'm going to try and have the coin minted in Gold and Nickel, and initially we'll be perchasing half and half of each. (Unless there are too many compaints.)





    Details of where to send orders will be listed here soon.


    Thanks for all who showen an interest in this coin.

  6. DSE are taking care of copyright for the photograph, they've even set up a special email address to review each request on a case by case basis. On the plus side, Oak coins have come back to me and given a huge discount and so have the manufacturer. Oak are contacting GS on our behalf to have the tracking fees lowered/dropped. This is still going ahead, with or without Sam on the front.. er.. can I mention Sam, or is that against copyright.


    Contact for more details.

  7. A cacher on our local boards gave us this really neat trick using Google Maps:


    There is a trick you can use to automate this, but it's a little clumsy.


    The interesting part is that Google MAPS (not Google Earth) will let you modify the route interactively. If you generate directions in maps.google.com , you can then left-click anywhere on the route and drag that point somewhere else to modify the route. For example, just drag your Torreya route off of I-10 and onto Blountstown highway!


    The clumsy part is exporting the modified route as a KML file from Google MAPS. If you look at the top right of the map, you'll see a link called [Link to this Page]. The trick is


    * Left-click on [Link to this Page]

    * copy the text with the URL in the first field (called "Paste link in email or IM) with "Cntl-C"

    * paste that text somewhere (probably in a new browser window)

    * add the following to the end of the text: &output=kml

    * open a link to that new URL (with the &output=kml at the end of the address) and you should get options about either opening it with Google Earth, or saving it on your computer. From there, proceed to use the KML file of the modified route in the usual way to make a "Caches on a Route" query.



    This was posted larst year.

  8. Wow, this is great! I hope you get permission!


    What would shipping cost to Switzerland be? Would it maybe be possible that if shipping costs are too expensive that I buy a coin (or more than one), you give me activation code that it shows up in my inventory and then put it in a cache for me?



    That is a great idear. Would be more then happy to do that.

  9. Teamgotcha is looking to raise some money for the victims of the bushfires in Victoria.



    If we could gain enough interest, we could get a geocoin minted with all proceeds going the bushfire appeal or directly to areas of need. If anyone else is doing this, then please message me and I'll help move the coins through the store.


    I'd need to pre-sell 250 coins to get the ball rolling on this one. Coins would be priced at $16.95 with all proceeds (minus the manufacturing cost) going to the appeal. I'm hoping to get some sponsorship from the manufacturer on this one to minimise the costs.


    The coins would of course be trackable, and artwork is open to discussion, but the sooner we get this out the better.


    Any interest out there? Please reply in this post.

  10. Last night was my very first attempt at Night-Time Geocaching.


    I don't plan to hunt at night much, but was wondering what works best for you all.



    About 65 % of all my caching is done at night with a higher find rate then during the day. Less muggles, closer parking.


    As for the law and carring a card the few run ins have all been a Hi how are you going. No what are you doing. Do have a card somewhere that I stopped carrying some time ago.


    But offering the truth straight up I believe is the best way to avoid trouble later.

  11. Hi guys from Down under, We to found that this was an issue but also found a way around.

    By typing not only the postcode but also the state we found that the search worked.

    EG. by typing 2777 NSW, we got Springwood in New South Wales, which is the correct location.

    I hope this finds a way to help you guys out.

  12. Hi guys from Down under, We to found that this was an issue but also found a way around.

    By typing not only the postcode but also the state we found that the search worked.

    EG. by typing 2777 NSW, we got Springwood in New South Wales, which is the correct location.

    I hope this finds a way to help you guys out.

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