Team of the Week

The Oxfam Trailwalker Team of the Week award is given to teams who that are going the extra mile.

Posted on 27 Mar 2016 - 3:47pm

This week’s team of the week ... Gallafonts.

The Gallafonts conquered Oxfam Trailwalker 2015 and were keen enough to take it on all over again this year! They’ve run sausage sizzles (picking up helpful life lesson of what the optimal sausage eating time is), hosted a movie night (any Dad’s Army fans out there?) and raised almost $6000! Awesome job team!

Posted on 20 Mar 2016 - 3:53pm

This week’s team of the week… Last of The Summer Winos

This team have been covering every base for fundraising, from holding multiple sausage sizzles to a Sileni Wine fundraiser and running a raffle. Every bit adds up, so awesome job team! 

They’re not slacking off on their training either, they’ve hit the tracks around Napier, the Coromandel, Te Mata Peak and even while on holiday in Singapore (no rest for these champions). The team even headed up to Whakatāne to do to give them a head start on the course itself. 

Amazing job, keep it up!

Posted on 13 Mar 2016 - 3:56pm

This week’s Team of the Week…Chaffing the Dream.

If any team equipped to take on Oxfam Trailwalker NZ it’s this one with a Medic to treat blisters, PE teacher for team fitness, Marketing Manager to drive fundraising and a Nurse to make sure they all survive to the end of the journey! 

In addition to their wonderfully witty team name, Chaffing the Dream have been knuckling down with fundraising and already raised more than double their original target through raffles, individual donations and selling TradeAid chocolate selling. 

Awesome job, see you in Whakatāne!

Posted on 6 Mar 2016 - 3:10pm

This week’s Team of the Week…Gary and the Pacemakers.

The team are true veterans of Oxfam Trailwalker with half the team on their fourth Oxfam Trailwalker and the other half on their third!

This quartet have been powering through their training and fundraising. They’ve been busy walking Waikowhai Coastal Walkway, with hundreds of steps and hills to prepare them for the 100km trek and some of the team even ran the Auckland half-marathon for Oxfam last year. They’ve also been pushing themselves with 5am starts, as painful as that sounds! For fundraising the team held a movie showing of "The Lady in the Van" at Lido cinema and ran a raffle on the same night. Awesome job team, keep up the amazing work.

Posted on 28 Feb 2016 - 3:03pm

This week’s Team of the Week ... Rapid Thigh Movement.

Initially aiming for the $2000 target, this team have climbed onwards and up and raised over $4000! Between movie nights, sausage sizzles and generous individual donations, they’ve pulled out all the stops for fundraising – awesome job.
The team have also been soldiering on with the training and taking the chance to explore some of New Zealand’s most beautiful scenery by doing walks in Waiheke, Blue Springs and Mt Pirongia. 

Posted on 21 Feb 2016 - 2:55pm

This week’s Team of the Week is not one, not two but three teams! Call Me A Taxi, Enrich not Exploit and Body & Soul!

All three teams are representing the Body Shop NZ and are pooling in resources to fundraise as a group. Between bake sales, individual donations and a raffle at every Body Shop store in New Zealand, funds are shooting up!

Despite the teams being spread across the country, they’re keeping each other up to date on Facebook through selfies, route photos and training tips. Other Body Shop employees are also getting involved, whether it’s through fundraising, signing up as support crew or just providing encouragement.
It’s awesome to see so many people coming together for Oxfam Trailwalker, great job!

Posted on 14 Feb 2016 - 2:47pm

This week’s Team of the Week has to be….Beauty & Beasts.

This team definitely wins for distance travelled, between them they’re flying over from Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Chongqing to take on Oxfam Trailwalker. Phew, we’ll never complain about long commutes again!

The team have already conquered multiple Hong Kong Oxfam Trailwalkers and are determined to master the New Zealand one as well. Despite their separation Beauty & Beasts are co-ordinating across countries, keeping each other updated online and pushing themselves to keep training. They’re even meeting up in Hong Kong to do a 60km "pre walk" together. Now that’s dedication.

And on top of that the team have raised more than double their original fundraising target. Amazing job team – just let the rest of us catch up!

Posted on 7 Feb 2016 - 2:43pm

This week’s Team of the Week…Brothers Love.

Held together by true sibling spirit, this team brings together four brothers from the far corners of Australia and New Zealand.

Despite the distance apart the four of them have been hammering through their training wherever possible, from trekking round Wellington Harbour, hiking different tracks in the Gold Coast Hinterland and running trails through Whakatāne. Training is tough but doing it as a family definitely helps – especially if it involves some brotherly competition! Awesome job!


Posted on 31 Jan 2016 - 2:38pm

This week’s Team of the Week ... the Random Jaffas

This team definitely wins points for creativity in their fundraising, as they ran a raffle with a ‘slavery package’ as the main prize! The four of them gave the lucky winner a weekend off to relax while they took care of all their household chores. Whew, no one would mind winning that prize! (Especially as the team might have thrown in a bottle of wine as well ...)

On top of that manual labour the Random Jaffas are also powering through their training in every kind of weather from scorching heat to torrential downpour and searing winds. Awesome job team, keep pushing forward! 

Posted on 24 Jan 2016 - 9:59am

This week’s Team of the Week…. the Blister Sisters!

In an impressive balancing act, this team have managed to juggle both training and fundraising in their preparations. They’ve already zoomed past their original fundraising target and up to fifth place on the fundraising board thanks to a Sileni Estates Wine Fundraiser and individual donations.

The team are also clearly anticipating the gruelling side of Oxfam Trailwalker (just see their name) and have thrown themselves into training. Working through shorter walks up to full-on hikes; between the four of them they’ve recently trekked through Kaweka Forest Park and up Mt Holdsworth, squeezing a three day tramp into a day and half. Phew. Amazing job!


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Key dates

  • Oxfam Trailwalker 2018: March 10 - 11
  • Final fundraising deadline: 16 Apr
  • Whakatāne Awards 4 May
  • Auckland Awards 11 May
  • Wellington Awards 18 May

* dates subject to change