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Oxfam Water Challenge 2011

Thank you to everyone who took part in and supported the Oxfam Water Challenge 2011. You can still view the team pages from all the events.

Auckland, Narrow Neck Beach Takapuna

Auckland event  was a great success with our largest attendance ever. Teams enjoying warm weather, a fun race and great hospitality. Check out who won, what happened and some interesting photos.

Wellington, Oriental Bay

The inaugural Wellington event event started at Oriental Bay and included some new challenges of skipping and cargo nets! Teams dressed up for a fun day and enjoyed a lively after-event function. See the winning teams, hear what happened and look for yourself in a photo!

Bay of Plenty, Mount Maunganui

The Bay of Plenty event was blessed with sunshine on Sunday afternoon as teams raced at the foot of Mount Maunganui. Spot prizes, new challenges and delicious food ensured that the event was enjoyed by all. Congratulations to the winners, and all who participated on the day; see them in action.

Canterbury, Sumner Beach

It was with sadness that we had to cancel the Christchurch event, and we wish everyone in Canterbury a speedy recovery from the devastating earthquake. A big thank you to the teams who signed up and donated. Check out the team pages.

Thank you

A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors Beca, Opus and Conneq for all your support. Also, the University of Auckland Business School Short Courses, for donating over $36000 of prizes. These were very gratefully received by the winning teams of the fundraising prize, at each event. 

Thank you also to Beca for managing the event logistics, providing so many Beca volunteers and donating the lovely glass trophies for the winning teams on the day. We are also very grateful to our prize donors, caterers, suppliers, councils, supporters and participants!

We are thrilled to announce that over $70,000 was raised towards Oxfam Water for Survival projects, which provide life-saving clean water, hygiene education and sanitation to people in the Pacific and South East Asia. Your contribution has helped people in developing countries, towards their first steps out of poverty.




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