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Geocaching in the media

Geocaching on the ABC

We were invited to chat on the ABC again to help "Weekend Warrior" Serpil discover the world of geocaching. She's uploaded the interview to Sound Cloud. We kick in at about 18:15 and it goes for about 15 minutes. Have a listen using the link below!

Press Release: William Tyrrell Tree Stump Articles in Relation to Geocaching

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8th February 2016

Good evening,

As an organisation that promotes Geocaching in NSW and represents the hobby to government and councils in this state we are concerned by the misrepresentation of the activity in recent articles in relation to some graffiti found on a tree stump on the NSW Mid-North Coast. We are disappointed in a number of the articles as a few minutes of simple internet research would have uncovered the graffiti has nothing to do with geocaching.

We have spoken to the owner of the geocache and can say it is a simple coincidence of location that the spray painted message appeared directly above where a geocache was hidden.

The geocache (container with the log book and few other items in it at the base of the stump) in question was placed in July 2012, well before the disappearance of William. It is part of a series of caches hidden by locals placed in the area that lead players on a tour of the Mid-North Coast. The last geocacher to find the container did so on 13/1/2016 and they have relayed information that the spray paint was not there at the time so it is a recent addition to the tree that just happens to unfortunately have been written above a cache hide. A very small amount of research could have uncovered this information as it is publicly available online at geocaching.com.  http://coord.info/GC3P1AK

Geocaching is a family friendly hobby that appeals to people of all ages and lifestyles including kids who love finding the treasure that is hidden in a lot of them. Like everyone else we feel bad for William's family and hope the mystery is solved soon but we would appreciate you not bringing our hobby into disrepute without due cause and that your reporters could check their facts before running poorly researched or ill-informed articles.

We would appreciate the articles to be edited so as not to reflect poorly on the hobby and the people who participate in it. A clear indication that the message was not in fact related to geocaching would suffice. I realise geocaching can be confusing to people unfamiliar with the concept so if you have any questions please do get in touch.

Regards, James Finger

President - Geocaching NSW

M:          0437 151 983
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Geocaching on ABC Sydney 702 - Nov 29th 2014

Were you a sleepy head and miss the 6am segment on ‪#‎Geocaching‬ on 702 ABC Sydney last week? Well never fear! Here is a recording of the interview with Simon Marnie & President Zalgariath. This Sunday at the more reasonable hour of 10am Simon and Zal (aka James) will go for round 2 live at the ABC studios! So make sure you tune in... I have no idea what we'll talk about, but I've got a sneaking suspicion it will involve GPS and boxes...

Geocaching on ABC Riverina

Lookinng for something to do with the family this weekend? Former Geocaching NSW President Darren Osborne chats with ABC Riverina host Chris Coleman about Geocaching and EarthCaching.

Modern Day Treasure Hunt Goes Out Of This World

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"It’s the international treasure hunt that’s captured the globe, and now it’s headed out of this world."

NBN Newcastle did a geocaching feature on the occasion of a special travel bug blasting off with astronaut and geocacher, AstroRM, to the world's highest geocache, the International Space Station.

Geocaching NSW Committee member, Marcus Vitruvius, sporting a stylish GC NSW shirt, spoke with NBN reporter and web producer, Georgina Smyth. See the full report at nbnnews.com.au

21st Century Treasure Hunt

sphinx 300x200At our 2011 AGM, Tiffany Hoy, a student from Macquarie University, came along and spoke with a group of geocachers for a feature she planned to write about geocachers.

The group, which included Calypso62 and Webwitch, invited her along for a group hunt after the event and introduced her to the 'hobby'.

Along with a number of of other interviews and contributions she has put together a great story titled 21st Century Treasure Hunt. It's a brilliant story and recommended reading. 

Well done to Tiffany - or should we say Epiphany22 - and to the geocachers who helped her with the article.

Geocaching on ABC NSW Drive

Geocaching NSW founding President, Darren Osborne, speaking on ABC NSW's drive program radio.

Geocaching NSW Drive July 2011 by Geocaching NSW

The audio from the interview has been provided with the permission of ABC.

Geocaching in National Parks on ABC Newcastle

NPWS manager of conservation operations Mick O'Flynn speaking with Paul Bevan on ABC Newcastle 1233 radio in 2010, during the development of the NPWS policy with GC NSW.

The audio from the interview has been provided with the permission of ABC.

NPWS speaks to ABC Newcastle about geocaching by Geocaching NSW

More information about geocaching available at ABC Newcastle.

Have gadgets, will hunt

cashman 300x200Andrew Scully from ABC Newcastle 1233 stumbled across geocaching while taking a lunch break. The result was an interview with some visiting geocachers and local geocacher Michael Cashman.

A worldwide phenomenon described as a cross between orienteering and easter egg hunting is 'exploding' in popularity as GPS-enabled mobile phones become more common.

Read more at ABC Newcastle 1233 website.

Forest’s hidden treasure

Penrose State Forest has become the latest target for high-tech geocache hunters.

Geocaching is a game in which people use GPS devices to find hidden containers, called geocaches.

Read more at Southern Highlands News website.

How to play adult hide and seek

linda smh 300x200Tronador (Linda Broschofsky) and The Spindoctors (Darren Osborne) spoke with Sydney Morning Herald's Kelsey Munro.

Linda also took Kelsey along for the hunt.

Treasure hunts go high-tech with the aid of the internet and GPS gadgets, writes Kelsey Munro.

Read more at Sydney Morning Herald website.