Sport & Adventure

A spiritual journey Into The Mind 1
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A spiritual journey Into The Mind

Many have written about the connection between mountains and mysticism – the way that through exploring the mountains, we are able to be in the present moment, or what Eckhart Tolle has called The Power of Now; the spiritual dimension. Few have captured this sense of the Sublime successfully on film. From the meditative opening sequence of Into The Mind […]

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Always a pleasure… Snowboard World Cup @ Winter Games NZ with RJMC 0
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Always a pleasure… Snowboard World Cup @ Winter Games NZ with RJMC

ONmag hosted RJMC at ON HQ for the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ whilst he was MC-ing the snowboard events at Cardrona Alpine Resort. We had a chat with  him on the couch about his take on behind the scenes at the pre-Olympic competition. Here’s his standout snippets from this world-class snowsports summit. Catching up with Gjermund Braten and Silvia […]

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Stoked on Winter Games Adventure Film Festival 0
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Stoked on Winter Games Adventure Film Festival

Already fired up to watch The Denali Experiment and Superheroes of Stoke on night four of the Winter Games Adventure Film Festival at Cinema Paradiso, the audience got a sweet surprise when Red Bull Perspective – A Skateboarding Film was added to the roster at the last minute.   This first film brings together four skateboarders from across the US […]

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Locals clean up at World Heli Challenge 0
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Locals clean up at World Heli Challenge

Wanaka’s Will Jackways and Abby Lockhart both convincingly claimed World Heli Challenge titles this year, taking the top spots on the podium for snowboarding and proving they know Wanaka’s backcountry like the back of their hands. Sam Smoothy, also flying the local flag, reclaimed his title with first place in the skiing section following up on his solid third placing […]

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Wanaka’s snow darlings hope for dream result in World Heli Challenge 0
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Wanaka’s snow darlings hope for dream result in World Heli Challenge

Local athletes Will Jackways and Abby Lockhart will have their fingers crossed when the awards are announced at the iON Showcase Awards for the World Heli Challenge this Thursday night. The recently engaged couple won the event last year and are hoping one day will be enough to repeat their success following the cancellation of the second scheduled day. Both of […]

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10 reasONs to love … night riding! 0
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10 reasONs to love … night riding!

The ON crew went night riding in the weekend at Coronet Peak and we’re still amping! Here’s 10 reasons why, with insider’s advice from Pete Oswald – one of our favourite Kiwi freeskiers: 1. Less kooks 2. The darkness makes it harder for the courtesy patrol to catch you 3. Schnapps 4. Less chance of kids being on your landings […]

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Mission WOW gains altitude with attitude 0
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Mission WOW gains altitude with attitude

This weekend Mission WOW went sidecountry up Cardrona. Under the expert guidance of Anna Cook and Laetitia Campe from Aspiring Guides we got familiar with skinning, and practiced transceiver searches, probing and digging techniques.  Cardrona’s back bowls offered up some smooth, almost spring-like turns. Scoping new terrain is always the highlight of slack, back or side country!  We finished off […]

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Snow Warriors 1
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Snow Warriors

Wanaka’s snow warriors will compete against the world’s best when the third Winter Games NZ descends on Central  Otago from 15-25 August. For the winter issue of ON magazine we asked lensman Antony Hansen (WANAKA.TV) to photograph local snow athletes Carl Murphy, Janina Kuzma, Bex Sinclair and Lyndon Sheehan in full snow warrior character. There were so many great shots […]

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Learning curves 0
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Learning curves

  Lined up and good to go at Curio Bay    PHOTO: Ross Mackay, Stash Media Worx   SARAH WADSWORTH headed south with Mission WOW for an all-women’s surf weekend, and got up close and personal with some local wildlife. Bliss. Tranquility. Unadulterated fun. I was lucky enough to experience all three sensations in one glorious weekend recently – the Mission […]

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In Tracks We Trust 0
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In Tracks We Trust

  On Magazine meets the folk behind Wanaka’s spec-trackular trail network: the Upper Clutha Tracks Trust. When it comes to tracks, cyclists and walkers in Wanaka are spoiled for choice. Along with local classics such as the Outlet Track, new trails have sprung up at an impressive rate recently, with the Hawea River Track from Albert Town to Hawea, the […]

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