Oxfam Trailwalker latest news

The latest news from Oxfam Trailwalker.

Posted on 13 Nov 2015 - 4:27pm

Team of the Week for 2016 has arrived! Each week, we’ll be checking out a team that have gone that extra mile for Oxfam Trailwalker. (Not literally guys, 100km is far enough!)  Let us know if your team is up to anything especially mad, awesome or exciting.

Detour: Our first team of the week has to be…. Detour! Seriously onto it, this team are 2nd place on the fundraising board and have raised their original target of $2000 to $2,500! Whether they’ll stop there….well, watch this space.  Having flexed their business savvy negotiating the ‘sale’ of their team name to their main sponsor ‘Detour Bar and Lounge, Whakatāne’, the team have planned a night with 007 himself. They’re screening the new James Bond movie ‘SPECTRE’ on Monday the 16th November, if you want to get in on it then be quick, there’s only a handful of tickets left!

Wonderwomen Whakatāne: This week’s Team of the Week…. ‘Wonderwomen Whakatāne!’ Whipping up that kiwi innovation, they’ve already kicked into gear with a garage sale that raised over $1000! They’re now plunging into training while valiantly balancing kids, life and sleep-deprivation. Amazing job!


Posted on 18 Jun 2015 - 12:22pm

Here it is, fresh from the world premiere at Awards Night, the official Oxfam Trailwalker video for 2015. Have a watch – are you in it this year?

Posted on 27 Apr 2015 - 12:51pm

This year we will have not one but two professional #otwnz videos, and here is the first. Our participant experience video puts you in the shoes of an Oxfam Trailwalker participant so you can find out how it feels to walk 100km. The offcial 2015 video will be premiered at awards night and posted here aftwerwards.

Posted on 31 Mar 2015 - 12:17pm

Oxfam Trailwalkers, prepare yourselves, here is the first draft of the official results.

There are almost certainly some timing mistakes, so please email info@oxfamtrailwalker.org.nz if you spot a mistake and we'll get it corrected for the next draft.

A massive congratulations to each and every one of you who set foot from that start line.  We couldn’t be more proud of you all for challenging yourselves and challenging poverty.

Enjoy a restful few days and we’ll see you all at awards nights in June – more information to come shortly.

Posted on 30 Mar 2015 - 6:21pm

Prior to the event, one of the teams who stood out on social media was The PokéMasters: Gotta Walk It All with their inventive and funny Pokémon related tweets and brilliant training photos video. They were also a former recipient of Team of the Week. And they didn't dissapoint during the event either although I have to admit that most of those Pokémon references passed me by.

Each team member was presented with a new Pokéman gym badge at each checkpoint as an incentive (because "you've gotta catch them all"). The presentation of the final badge at the finish by their support crew was a poignant moment.

Their training compilation video published on YouTube the day before heading for Taupo ...

And the team photo as the teams entered the registration hall wasn't meant to be a competition but ...

Posted on 30 Mar 2015 - 12:46pm

As if walking 100 km in under 36 hours wasn't hard enough, the Army team called The Tanky's walked the whole 100 km in full military attire, including a 25-kilogram backpack! They finished in a time of 26 hours 40 minutes

The team were made up of four Queen Alexandra’s Mounted Rifles officers, Lieutenant Josh Saua, Lieutenant Josh Ritchie, Lieutenant Luke Johnson, and Second Lieutenant Paul Scott. Absolutely amazing guys, you showed true mana.



NZ Army team, The Tanky's being interviewed by the official video team at the start.

Posted by Oxfam Trailwalker NZ on Friday, 27 March 2015



25kg packs, not my idea of fun....

Posted by Mike Cochrane on Sunday, 29 March 2015


Posted on 30 Mar 2015 - 12:22pm

Good morning Oxfam Trailwalkers, how are your feet ... and calves ... and knees? We hope you are basking in the glory of your incredible acheivement this morning with a warm glow all over, not just at successfully walking 100km in under 36 hours, but at raising so much money for Oxfam's vital work in the Pacific. The fundraising total stands at an incredible $828,625.34. Thank you so much.

Today we're going to bring you some of the inspiring stories that caught our eye over the weekend but didn't have time to bring you, and to highlight some of the fantastic social media from participants. If you have any interesting stories or photos post them on social media or email webadmin@oxfam.org.nz or give us a message on Facebook.

Posted on 29 Mar 2015 - 5:41pm

Well the 10th anniversary Oxfam Trailwalker is over except for the tidying up. 238 teams set off yesterday on their incredible adventure and 232 teams completed walking 100km in under 36 hours.

Amazing job! To every single person who has walked, cooked a meal, donated to a team, volunteered at a checkpoint, given a massage, driven a campervan, sent a tweet, put on a quiz night, organised logistics, fixed up a blister ,or put a friendly, encouraging arm around someone's shoulder this weekend, we offer up our heartfelt thanks. Oxfam Trailwalker has been an incredible success and it is all because of you. As a result of this event, people across the developing world will have more food, better education and improved livelihoods as they move towards a life with the fundamental rights that most of us in New Zealand are used to. 

You should be well and truly proud of yourselves. We certainly are.


Posted on 29 Mar 2015 - 8:10am

We are "live Facebook photo album-ing" the finish line this morning. We will try and bring you as many teams crossing the line as possible. Check out the photos on Facebook.

A gallery of photos of the amazing teams who have just walked 100km for Oxfam. Photos will be added all morning, please tag anyone you know, comment and share.

Posted by Oxfam Trailwalker NZ on Saturday, 28 March 2015
Posted on 29 Mar 2015 - 6:26am

Oxfam Trailwalker legends the City Girls have just finished the 10th anniversary Oxfam Trailwalker, their 10th Oxfam Trailwalker in a time of 23:15. They told us that this will definitely be their last but they definitely want to be involved next year, and they will volunteer next year.