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Preparation Guide


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									                                                                                       Photo by Amanda Reelick

                                Photo by Tom
                                               Greenwood   Oxfam Trailwalker
                                                           Mar 31 – Apr 1, 2012 Lake Taupo
                                   w at er fo r
                     ov id e sa fe
      $4 5 ca n pr                 t di se as e
      25 pe op le
                     an d pr ev en
                                                           100km │Teams of 4 │36hrs
      an d in fe ct io

    Enoch’s                                                                                                                Welcome!
                                                                Enoch and his family survived the bitter
                                                                nine year Bougainville civil war by
                                                                fleeing into the hills. After the conflict,

                                                                they returned to their village to find it
                                                                completely destroyed. In rebuilding,
                                                                                                                           This book contains important information about
                                                                Enoch knew things like safe toilets and
                                                                                                                           Oxfam Trailwalker for you, your team and your
                                                                washing hands would be as vital for
                                                                                                                           support crew. It’s presented by us, the Oxfam
                                                                keeping the village children alive as
                                                                                                                           Trailwalker team.
                                                                protecting them from soldiers. So with
                                                                a little help from Oxfam, building toilets                 What would we know about walking and
                                                                became his practical, yet life-saving,                     fundraising for 100km? Aside from having
                                                                solution.                                                  learned a thing or two from the six previous
                                                                                                                           Oxfam Trailwalkers, we’ve actually done it.*
                                                                Your support is helping Enoch, and
                                                                                                                           We fundraised, we trained and we finished!
                                                                other mums and dads like him, protect
                                                                village children from life-threatening                     And now we are here to help you.                                    Team “Come
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Do Oxfam Trail
                                                                diseases through affordable, simple                        Good luck. We are with you all the way.                             celebrate at Sy
                                                                                                                                                                                                               dney’s fin ish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                walker NZ”
                                                                and locally available toilet building                      Aroha nui,

                                       Photo by Tom Greenwood

                              35 deg ree hea t to dig
     Eno ch, 61, wor ks in                              .
                              p line r into the gro und
     the six- foo t lon g dro                                                                                              *Well three out of four of us have (actually Zeb’s done it twice)! We would have loved to have done the New Zealand
                                                                                                                           event but organising and participating just don’t mix. Instead, we took on Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney 2010.

                                                                                                                                                                    16 The trail
                          can provide a family with                                                                        4     The basics
                                                                                                                                                                    17 Carbon footprint
                                                                                                                           5     The extras
                          hygiene education, and
                          the training and materials                                                                                                                18 Training                                  RS VP Oxf am Tra ilwa
                                                                                                                           6     Fundraising                                                                     on Fac ebo ok!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       lke r
                          to construct a safe toilet.                                                                                                               21 FAQs
                                                                                                                           10 Rewards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                The me etin g hub to
                                                                                                                                                                    22 About Oxfam                                                         cha t with
                                                                                                                           11    Support crew                                                                   oth er tea ms and find
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            out abo ut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                fun dra isin g or trai nin
                                                                                                                                 (pull out)                         23 Downloads                                hap pen ing nea r you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           g eve nts
                          can provide resources                                                                                                                     24 The difference
                                                                                                                           15 Gear
                          for “poo-mapping”
                                                                                                                                                                       you make
                          an entire village to
                          determine where safe
                          toilets need to be built.
                                                                                                  Photo by Tom Gree
                                                                                                                                     Key: Look out for these little bits of advice throughout the preparation guide!
                          Read more about                       Sy lvi a Mo rira sh
                                                                                     are s Ox fam ’s hy
                                                                tra ini ng wi th the                    gie ne
                          poo mapping on                                             co mm un ity .
                          page 8.
    The basics
                                                                                                                                                             M a rc h 3 1 –        Aside from giving you an amazing
                                                                                                                                                            A p ri l 1 , 2 0 1 2   experience, we organise Oxfam                   FUNDRAISING DEADLINE
                                                                                                                                                                                   Trailwalker to raise funds to save
              For the latest event news check the website and make sure we have your
                                                                                                                                                                                   and improve lives. The minimum                        June 20, 2012
              correct email address for Event Alerts – and make sure you read them!                                                                                                fundraising commitment to participate              Commitment achieved
                                                                                                                                                                                   is $2000 per team.
    Keeping you informed                                                                                           Registration
                                                                                                                                                                                   More about fundraising on page 6.
    The Oxfam Trailwalker team keeps you                                                                           Another date for the diary is registration
    updated through the Oxfam Trailwalker                                                                          on Friday March 30, 2012. All four
    website, our regular email Event Alerts                                                                        team members plus two support crew

    and Facebook posts.                                                                                            members must register at The Great
                                                                                                                   Lake Centre in Taupo.
    We recommend you register your
    support crew members on your online                                                                            For your own safety it is essential all
    team page, so they receive updates                                                                             four members of your team, and at                               Keep an eye on your Event Alerts
    too. Simply log in to your team page                                                                           least one member of your support                                and the website for full details of
    and click ‘add member’ to add                                                                                  crew, attend an event briefing at The                           these Oxfam Trailwalker events
    support crew.                                                                                                  Great Lake Centre, Tongariro Street.                            organised just for you.
                                                                                                                           E ST

                                                                                                                   There are five time slots available:


                                                                                                                                                                                   Gear Nights


                                                                                                                   Briefing 1:                         4.30pm
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     le br at e th ei r
                                                           GREAT LAKE

                                                                                                                   Briefing 2:                         5.30pm                      at our gear nights held at Bivouac              Tr ai lw al ke r wi                  fif th Ox fa m
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                                                                                                                   Briefing 4:                         8.00pm
Friday March 30                                                                                                                                                                    Training weekends                            Awards Evenings
                                                                          O ST

                                                                                                                   Briefing 5:                         9.00pm

                                                                                                                 R ST

                                                                                                                                                                                   Training weekends are the best

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                After the fundraising deadline (and

                                                                                                                                                                                   opportunity for you and your team to         some time to recover and think fondly

                                                                                                                                                                                   get in some good training time and           of us again) we like to celebrate and
    Start times                                                                  LA
                                                                                                                                                                                   practice with your support crew, in          have a drink to your success.
    Each year we divide all teams into two                                                                       Allocation of start times is dependent                            an atmosphere very similar to Oxfam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Each July we save you a seat at the
    starting groups: 6.00am and 7.00am.                                                                          on target times, with a limited number                            Trailwalker (just shorter!).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Awards Evenings in Auckland and
    This helps us to safely manage the flow                                                                      of spaces in each group reserved for                              Auckland February 4-5, 2012                  Wellington. It’s an opportunity for
    of teams and support crew around the                                                                         fundraising rewards and incentives.                               (Waitangi weekend)                           you to share stories with your Oxfam
    course and to reduce congestion at                                                                           Start times are announced early in                                                                             Trailwalker buddies, to bask in the
    checkpoints.                                                                                                 March 2012.                                                       Wellington February 11-12, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                glory of completing the challenge and
                                                                                                          y                                                                        More about training weekends                 to wear something other than walking
                                                                                     rmation and emergenc
                                                             with all essential info                                                                                                                                            shoes!
                                 em ailed prior to the event                     r suppor t crew.                                                                                  on page 18.
          An event guide will be                         to share this with you
                                to know. It is important
          procedures you need                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     times more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ning weekend are two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Teams that come to trai               Trailwalker.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            100km at Oxfam                                  5
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                    likely to complete the
    Half the challenge
    of Oxfam Trailwalker
    is fundraising.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Collect offline
                                                                                                                                                                                                          donations using

                                                                                                                                                                                                          your fundraising
    By raising funds for Oxfam                                events                                                                                                                                      books or hand
                                                                                                                                                                                                          out your wallet
    you will be making real
                                                              There are countless options                                                                                                                 cards with your
    change happen for people
                                                              for fundraising events                                                                                                                      team name.
    around the world. Thank you.                              from garage sales to                                                                                     Face to face
    Starting your fundraising can seem                        pub quizzes.            Promote your
                                                                                      fundraising events
    a little daunting at first. Here are a                                                                                                   Photo by Brenda

                                                                                      with posters (great                                                              Asking for donations
    few ways you could raise funds,                      Theme your                                                                   sed $2170
                                                                                      above hand driers          In His Freedom rai              1!) from
                                                                                                                                                                       in person is always
    inspired by where we’ve seen                         fundraising                                             (of their gra nd total of $8,06
                                                                                      and in toilet cubicles),                    ners and a movie                     a good bet.
    participants have the most success                                                                            fundraising din
                                                         events with                                                                                                                          Direct people back to
                                                                                      emails and Facebook.
    in the past. When you look at it like                Oxfam                                                                                                                                your team page with
    this, you see how easy it really is!                 balloons!                                                                                                                            your team fundraising

                                                                                                                                                                                              cards. Perfect for when

                                                                                                                                                                                              someone says “I don’t

                                                                      fun c imm m nt
                                                                                                                                                                                              have any cash on me,
                  Sign up to Oxfam eNews through your                                                                                                                                         how can I donate?”
                  Oxfam Trailwalker Event Alerts

    Online team page                                                                                                                                                                                         support on
                                                                                                                                                                                                 fundraising               ising
                                                                                                                                                                                   e ideas and                alker/fundra
                                                                                                                                                                          Loads mor                  m_trailw
    Your very own team page will                                                                                                                                                     am .org.nz/oxfa
                                                                                                                                                                          at www.oxf
    be the hub of your fundraising                                             Telling your su
    activities as supporters can donate                                        what their su
                                                                                             pport can do                                       te more
                                                                                                                                 always dona

    directly to your team online.                                             inspires them                         People will
                                                                                              to donate.                                         ur goal.
                                                                                                                                  t to reach yo
    Personalise it with photos and                                           See examples                           if you are ye

                                                                                               on the                                            ease your
                                                                                                                                    t close, incr
    blogs to keep your supporters                                            back page of
                                                                                             this booklet            Once you ge                  en more of
                                                                                                                                   t to make ev
    up to date. Send the link to your                                        and find out m
                                                                                              ore about              commitmen
    friends and family so they can                                          Oxfam in Oxf
                                                                                           am                         a difference.
    sponsor you and leave messages                                          eNews and in
                                                                                            the                                        email
                                                                                                                                                                                     Matched giving
                                                                                                                       To upgrade,
    of support.                           Poo Map                           Oxfam Updat
                                                                                                                                                       org.nz                        Double your fundraising
                                          If each member completes                                                                                                                   by asking your employer
                                          one, that’s $600 for your team!                                                                                                            or other friendly business
                                          More about it on page 8.                                                                                                                   to match what you raise.

             To log in to your personal team page go to                                                                   Have a plan of attack. Planning your fundraising will make a huge
             www.oxfam.org.nz/oxfamtrailwalker/event-info                                                                 difference and ensure you meet the fundraising deadline June 20, 2012.
6                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7
    Fundraising ideas to get you started
    Get your team page out                               Fundraising chocolate
                                                                                                    Fundraising events
                                                                                                    in six steps
    there by email and Facebook                          with Trade Aid
    To get great results, people have to see             What’s one of the easiest things to sell
    your team page! So log in, upload pics               in the world? Chocolate! Even easier
    and a blurb about your team – then
    get the link out to as many people as
                                                         is super scrummy fair trade chocolate.     1. Dream big                                      4. Organise & promote
                                                         With that in mind we’ve teamed up
    you can. Friends, family, colleagues,                                                           Get creative and brainstorm what you              Plan who will do what, and put your
                                                         with Trade Aid to make chocolate
    neighbours, basically anyone you                                                                want to do. Maybe you’re thinking a               plan into action. Promote your event
                                                         fundraising super easy for you. Simply
    can contact by email, Facebook,                                                                 pub quiz? Maybe a movie night?                    on through email, on Facebook, or an
                                                         download the fundraising chocolate
    Twitter or text. Ask them to support                                                            Or a karaoke evening? Whatever is,                ad in the local paper. You just need to
                                                         form online, send it through to Trade
    you a specific amount and tell them                                                             write your ideas down.                            make sure you’ll have enough punters
                                                         Aid to buy boxes of delicious Trade Aid
    the difference they will be making by                                                                                                             to make it all worthwhile.
                                                         chocolate and sell them for a sweet
    doing so. For examples of what your                  fundraising profit.                        2. Ask yourselves,
    fundraising can do see the back page.                                                           can we pull it off?                               5. Tell us about it
                                                                                                    Discuss with your team what you think             If you’ve got any questions
                                                                                                    you’ll need to organise your event and            along the way or need more
              For more details and to download the form go to
              www.oxfam.org.nz/oxfam_trailwalker/fundraising/chocolate                              if you are able to do so. What are the            fundraising resources email
                                                                                                    realistic costs involved? Are there any           info@oxfamtrailwalker.org.nz.
                                                                                                    licences you need or regulations you              Take some photos of your event
              To log in to your team page go to
              www.oxfam.org.nz/oxfam_trailwalker/event-info                                         have to abide by? As a guide, your                and tell us how it went – you may
                                                                                                    costs should not be more than 30                  be in the running for one of our
                                                         Fundraising ‘poo map’ –                    percent of gross income.                          fundraising event awards!
                                                         a quick and easy $150
                                                         We’re not kidding, poo-mapping             3. Scope it out                                   6. Enjoy it!
                                                         is an important first step in helping      You need to figure out the external               Fundraising events offer unique
                                                         communities improve sanitation and         factors. Do you need to book a venue?             experiences and give a little something
                                                         combat disease. The fundraising            Do you need permission from anyone?               back to your donors. Feel proud of
                                                         poo map reflects the importance of         Can you get financial or “in kind”                what you’ve achieved!
                                                         sanitation and we’ve included one in       sponsorship to help you? These are the
                                                         your preparation pack. All you have        kind of questions you need to ask.
                                                         to do is sell squares for $2 each and
                                                         then when all the squares are sold                                                                                    a qu iz
                                                                                                                                                 ais er ra the r tha n do ing
                                                                                                                     a ‘sp ee d da tin g’ fun dr
                                                         pick a winner for the $50 cash prize.         “W e he ld                                            r all ey . It wa s a fan -
                                                                                                                                    thi s wa s mo re up ou
                                Photo by Tom Greenwood

                                                         End result you’ve raised $150 for your        nig ht, as we tho ug ht                                      - plu s the re ar e
                                                                                                                                         an d we ra ise d $1 05 0
                                                                                                           tic , hil ar iou s ev en ing
     Children in Bougainville hold a poo map
                                                         team. If each team member completed           tas                                                           of the nig ht! ”
     created by their village in order to improve
                                                                                                                                            tog eth er as a re su lt
     sanitation and combat disease.                      just one fundraising Poo Map that               tw o   co up les tha t ar e sti ll                             1
                                                                                                                                                   Oxfam Trailwalker 201
                                                         would be a cool $600 for your team!                              Team Raise Your Glass,

                                                                                                                                               Heaps more fundraising ideas available online at
              When you’re done download another one here                                                                                       www.oxfam.org.nz/oxfam_trailwalker/fundraising
8             www.oxfam.org.nz/oxfam_trailwalker/fundraising/fundraising-ideas                                                                                                                    9
                                            Average fund
                                                           s is $3512
                                            from past team

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  These pages are designed to be pulled out and given to your support crew. pull them out!
     As a little something for going the extra mile we have a bunch of rewards up for grabs based
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Photo by David
     on your fundraising commitment. To be eligible for rewards you don’t have to have the money
     in yet but you are expected to meet your fundraising commitment.

       Commitment                          What it could do                  Rewards
                                           can set up a centre for           Bivouac Outdoor:
                                                                                                                  What, who, why?
                                           two new rice farming
                                                                             • From 45% off Komperdell
                                           cooperatives in East Timor.                                            A support crew is an essential part of                                                                       of
                                                                               trekking poles to 60% off
                                           This successful model has           Outdoor Research Clothing          Oxfam Trailwalker and a vital ingredient for
                                           already resulted in a tripling    • $50 Bivouac Gift Card              a successful experience. Every team must
                                           of rice production among            (more at higher commitments)       have a support crew of at least two people,
                                           the pilot co-operatives,          • Plus a huge range of               but we recommend four or more. Support
                                           and an increase in the per          discounts on other gear
                                           kilogram price of rice from
                                                                                                                  crews can be made up of anyone you
                                                                                                                                                                      “T he re is no wa
                                                                                                                  know who is up for an exciting weekend                                          y in the wo rld
                                           12 to 50 cents.                                                                                                            ha ve co mp let ed                           we wo uld
                                                                                                                                                                                                   it let alo ne en joy
                                                                                                                  away, and is keen to help you achieve              ou rse lve s as mu                                 ed
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ch as we did wi
                                                                                                                                                                     - Team Shark Wat
                                                                                                                                                                                      er, Best Support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tho ut the m. ”
                 Photo by Tom Greenwood
                                                                                                                  something amazing.                                                            Crew Award Win
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ner, 2010

                                           can help supply two 5000          • Oxfam Trailwalker Pack             Your support crew should carry the bulk
                                           litre tanks, four taps stands,      Cover – keep you gear              of your food and equipment so you can travel light
       $3500                               10 toilets and 10 showers,
                                           bringing safe water to a
                                                                               dry and tell everyone what         on the trail. Only the basics are provided at the event checkpoints. Support
                                                                               you’re doing                       crew should be super-prepared individuals who keep a good stock of supplies
                                           Bougainville community,                                                so they don’t need to make unnecessary trips back and forth to town (carbon
                                           without hours of backbreaking
                                                                             Bivouac Outdoor:
                                                                                                                  footprint savvy!) and support crews will provide all the supplies your team
                                           work to fetch it. Safe water      • 35% off all Outdoor
                                                                               Research Clothing
                                                                                                                  needs. The following information is for support crew to read over in order
                                           reduces the spread of
                                           diseases like cholera and         • 25% off Osprey Hydraulic           to help them be as prepared as possible.
                                           typhoid, and prevents children      Hydration Packs
                                           suffering from scabies and        • 25% off headlamps                  Support crew game plan
                                           other skin infections.
                 Photo by Tom Greenwood                                                                           You’ve got to have a game plan. This will help ensure the event weekend runs
                                                                                                                  smoothly and will be enjoyable for you and your team. Create a strategy for
                                           will help 16 families when        • Buff – the Original
                                                                                                                  the event weekend with your team based on the areas mentioned below.
                                           natural disaster devastates         Multifunctional Headwear
       $2500                               by helping to provide life-
                                           saving provisions, including
                                                                             • 25% off Maui motorhome hire        • Get your team to add you to their online team page so that you get our support crew
                                                                             Bivouac Outdoor:                       Event Alert emails. With event news, tips and advice these will help you plan.
                                           tarpaulin, water containers                                            • Plan when your team is likely to arrive at each checkpoint based on their training
                                           and basic hygiene kits, plus      •   25% off Icebreaker
                                                                                                                    times. There’s nothing worse than your team turning up before you do!
                                           food survival packs for four      •   25% off Lorben socks
                                                                                                                  • Agree on a budget in advance. Work out who will cover fuel, food, drink and
                                           months and one emergency          •   25% off Bivouac Polypro
                                                                                                                    accommodation expenses.
                                           toilet per 20 people.             •   15% off nearly everything else

                    Photo by Jane Ussher

                                                     The full list, the fine print and how to redeem them go to             To help plan what you will need download the support crew checklists at
                                                     www.oxfam.org.nz/oxfam_trailwalker/fundraising/rewards                 www.oxfam.org.nz/oxfam_trailwalker/event-info/support-crew
These pages are designed to be pulled out and given to your support crew. pull them out!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        These pages are designed to be pulled out and given to your support crew. pull them out!
                                                                                                                                                                                                              You are part of the team! Get your team leader to add you to the team page and we’ll
                                                                                           Support crew                                                                                                       help you prepare with an Event Alert email with event news, tips and special offers.

                                                                                           Planning continued...

                                                                                           • Practice your game plan by meeting                                                                          Communications                                     Morale
                                                                                             your team on long walks or better
                                                                                                                                                                                                         For safety ensure you have at least                Look after your team. They will go through
                                                                                             still come to training weekend for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         one mobile phone with you at all times.            emotional highs and lows throughout the
                                                                                             ultimate pre-event experience.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Get your team to notify you of their               challenge. Love them even when they don’t
                                                                                           • We recommend arranging local
                                                                                                                                                                                                         impending arrival at each checkpoint so            love you! Your energy and enthusiasm will
                                                                                             accommodation for the Friday, Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                                                         you can prepare. Make sure you are able            rub off on your team so keep your spirits up,
                                                                                             and Sunday nights in Taupo. There is no
                                                                                                                                                                                                         to charge your phone along the way so              stay positive and encouraging.
                                                                                             accommodation available on the trail,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         you always have contact with your team.
                                                                                             unless you’ve hired a Maui Motorhome
                                                                                             (more about these awesome all-in-one                                             Photo by Kristian Frires   Injuries
                                                                                             support vehicles later).                        Ou r ‘Be st Pre pa red                                      Blisters are the most common injury so it
                                                                                                                                                                    ’ an d ‘Be st Th em ed
                                                                                                                                             sup po rt cre w aw ard                        ’
                                                                                           • Plan your journey to Taupo to arrive            ea ch yea r.
                                                                                                                                                                    s are ho tly con tes
                                                                                                                                                                                         ted             helps to be well versed in how to help your
                                                                                             in plenty of time to register on Friday                                                                     team prevent them. Have a handy supply of
                                                                                             March 30. Also make sure you are                                                                            Trampersfriend and strapping on-hand to
                                                                                             properly rested before driving home.           Food & drink                                                 reapply along the way. For anything more
                                                                                             Both support crew and team will be                                                                          serious first aid will be available at each
                                                                                                                                            • Determine what food you will provide
                                                                                             exhausted.                                                                                                  checkpoint. More on blister care on page
                                                                                                                                              at each checkpoint. Teams should eat
                                                                                                                                                                                                         20 and online at www.oxfam.org.nz/oxfam_
                                                                                                                                              at every checkpoint, even if just small
                                                                                           Training weekends                                                                                             trailwalker/event-info/preparation/trail-safety
                                                                                                                                              snacks as they will need the energy.
                                                                                           Our free training weekends are specially         • Pre-package small food bundles for your
                                                                                           organised events for you to practice your          team to take with them on the trail.                          Games are a brilliant way to keep your team’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                            spirits up or at least keep them occupied!
                                                                                           support crew game plan and your team to          • Be prepared for erratic changes in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by David Tate
                                                                                           practice their walking. Back to back day and       appetite and cravings!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A Ma ui mo tor ho
                                                                                           night walks mean you camp out with your                                                                                                                                                me ha s a sm all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              foo tpr int tha n tw                  er ca rbo n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   o av era ge ca rs.
                                                                                           team and learn from veteran support crew         Logistics
                                                                                           while you’re there. To attend, your team just
                                                                                                                                            • Prepare a schedule of requirements
                                                                                           needs to say you’ll be there!
                                                                                                                                              specific to each team member for each
                                                                                                                                              checkpoint. The more organized you are                     Maui motorhomes is proud to be supporting          A Maui motorhome offers comfortable
                                                                                                                                              the more your team can relax.                              Oxfam Trailwalker for its sixth consecutive        and convenient facilities for support crew
                                                                                                                                            • Consider having four named plastic                         year and are kindly offering their best deal       and weary walkers throughout Oxfam
                                                                                                TRAIN ING WEEK ENDS :                         bins for each team member to store                         yet to all Oxfam Trailwalker participants:         Trailwalker. So many teams each year say
                                                                                                                                              their changes of clothes and specific                      • 25% off daily Maui rental rates or their         hiring a Maui motorhome was their saving
                                                                                                         Auckla nd                                                                                                                                          grace. With a Maui you’ll have everything
                                                                                                                                              requirements. These tubs can be laid out                     best rates for Britz and Backpacker
                                                                                                     Riverh ead Forest ,                      for the team to access at each check                         motorhomes.                                      you need to make checkpoints a breeze –
                                                                                                     Februa ry 4-5, 2012                      point.                                                     • PLUS donating a further 10% to Oxfam             including a fridge, running water, cooking
                                                                                                    (Waita ngi weeke nd)                    • It’s a good idea to bring your own shelter                   for every motorhome booked. Thanks               stove, beds and even a kitchen sink.
                                                                                                                                              to put up at the checkpoints, such as a                      Maui!                                            Far too much for the boot of the car!
                                                                                                                                              small gazebo in case of rain. You are there                • AND book your Maui motorhome                     To secure your exclusive participant
                                                                                                       Wellin gton
                                                                                                                                              for many hours while your team is walking                    (any size) before February 24, 2012 to           discount, book your Maui motorhome
                                                                                                    Rimuta ka Forest ,                        so you need to be comfy too.                                 automatically enter the draw to win a            for Oxfam Trailwalker now at
                                                                                                  Februa ry 11-12, 2012                                                                                    Maui Weekend Short Break, available to           www.maui.co.nz/oxfam-trailwalker-2012
                                                                                                                                                                         crew map of the course            be taken after the event.
                                                                                                                                       At the event you’ll get a support
                                                                                                                                       including driving directions to each checkpoint.
These pages are designed to be pulled out and given to your support crew. pull them out!

                                                                                           Your team’s
                                                                                           Oxfam Trailwalker demonstrates
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bivouac Outdoor is the exclusive gear supplier for Oxfam Trailwalker and is offering
                                                                                           Oxfam New Zealand’s commitment                                                                           great discounts. See page 10 for some of the discount details and head to Bivouac
                                                                                           to environmental sustainability and                                                                      Outdoor today to get geared up for Oxfam Trailwalker.
                                                                                           is at the forefront of sustainable event
                                                                                           management in New Zealand.                                                                               Essential team                  Gear to                          Gear to leave with
                                                                                                                                                                                                    items to carry                  wear/carry                       support crew for
                                                                                           Our green credentials include being
                                                                                           awarded Best Environmentally                                                                             O Participant number            O Participant number             when needed
                                                                                           Sustainable Event by the New Zealand                                                                       (provided at registration)       (provided at registration)    These are the essentials,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      to be visible at all times       to be visible at all times.
                                                                                           Association of Events Professionals                                                                                                                                       anything else is up to you.
                                                                                                                                              He lp red uce you r tea
                                                                                                                                                                        m’s tra nsp ort car bon       - this means on top of all    O Comfortable daypack.
                                                                                           three years in a row, being certified              foo tpr int wit h exp ert
                                                                                                                                                                        pla nni ng and pac kin        layers you are wearing.       O Water containers with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     O Support crew directions
                                                                                                                                                                                               g.                                                                       (provided at registration).
                                                                                           with the British Standard of sustainable                                                                 O Oxfam Trailwalker Map            2L capacity. Hydration
                                                                                           event management and independently                                                                                                                                        O Head torches, batteries
                                                                                                                                                                                                      and Directions booklets          pack recommended
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and spare bulbs. Leave
                                                                                           audited.                                                                                                   (provided at registration).      for easy fluid intake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        these with your support
                                                                                                                                                                                                    O First Aid Kit including          while walking.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        crew until thecheckpoint
                                                                                                                                                                                                      knee/ankle bandages.          O		Electrolyte drink or gel
                                                                                           Reducing our environmental impact depends on you                                                         O 4 x Survival blankets.           separate from your water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BEFORE dusk.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     O Changes of clothes for
                                                                                                                                                                                                    O At least 2x mobile               supply.
                                                                                           In 2011 we asked our teams and                     Support crews will be issued with                                                                                         warm and cold weather.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      phones on different           O Walking poles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     O Multiple changes of socks.
                                                                                           support crews to carefully consider their          only two vehicle passes for entry into                  networks (there is            O Sunscreen.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     O Change of shoes.
                                                                                           transport options to Taupo – specifically          checkpoints. For all support crews –                    varying coverage along        O Buff or beanie.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     O Hot water bottle and
                                                                                           to leave one car behind. Thanks to a               your sustainability challenge is to plan                the course).                  O Thermal clothing, light
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        blankets to keep you
                                                                                                                                                                                                    O Blister prevention               weight and keeps you
                                                                                           little extra car-pooling our 2011 teams            and pack your vehicles carefully to                                                                                       warm at night.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      and treatment.                   warm.
                                                                                           reduced their transport emissions by a             keep to two cars or less at the event.                                                                                 O Spare glasses or contact
                                                                                                                                                                                                    O Reflective and high-vis       O Lightweight waterproof
                                                                                           whopping 50%! A fantastic result.                                                                          clothing for night time.         jacket.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lenses for those who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        wear them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    O High energy snacks –
                                                                                                                                                                                                    WHAT NOT TO BRING                  salty to prevent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     O Refill of drinks – water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and electrolyte.
                                                                                           2010 vs 2011 Participant Transport                                                                          Pets.                           cramping and sweet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     O Snacks and fruit.
                                                                                                                                                         Proudly supporting our award-winn
                                                                                                                                                                                             ing       Buses, trailers and             for energy.
                                                                                                                                                        Environmental Sustainability Progr                                                                           O	 Hot food/meals. Your
                                                                                                                                                                                           amme                                     O Comfortable socks

                                                                                                                                                                                                       caravans (or anything                                            support crew must
                                                                                                                                                                                                       towed) – there just             and a spare pair.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        provide you with any
                                                                                                                                                                                                       isn’t enough space at        O Comfortable ‘worn in’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        substantial food you

                                                                                                  434,474km                                                                                            checkpoints for these.          walking/running shoes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        will eat during the event.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Multiple cars.               O Light gloves – your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     O Hot drinks, especially
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Consolidate so that your        hands will get cold at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        if cold or wet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       team and support crew           night!
                                                                                                                                                                                                       fit into two cars or less.   O Camera.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Or fit everyone and
                                                                                                      More ways to keep reduce your team’s carbon footprint online at                                  all your gear in a Maui
                                                                                                      www.oxfam.org.nz/oxfam_trailwalker/event-info/preparation/sustainability-tips                    campervan with ease.
     The trail                                                                                                                      Your carbon
     It’s 100km, so we’re not going to walk you through the
     whole thing, but rest assured the trail will be marked
     and there will be seven checkpoints along the way.
                                                                          Te am s he ad ing
                                                                                                        Photo by Amanda
                                                                          Tr ail wa lke r 20 11
                                                                                               ou t fro m CP 2 at
                                                                                                                  Ox fam            Oxfam Trailwalker demonstrates Oxfam
     Below is the 2011 course profile to give you an idea                                       .
                                                                                                                                    New Zealand’s commitment to environmental
     of the trail. You will be issued with hard copies of trail
                                                                                                                                    sustainability and is at the forefront of
     maps and directions at the event.
                                                                                                                                    sustainable event management in New Zealand.

       See exactly where the 2011 course went and get an idea of the Taupo terrain with our maps
       and course flyover video online at www.oxfam.org.nz/oxfam_trailwalker/event-info/trail-info                                  Reducing our carbon
                                                                                                                                    footprint depends
                                                                                                                                    on you…well 98%
                                                                                                                                    depends on you!
                                                                                                                                    We can manage 2 percent of event
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by Dav
                                                                                                                                    emissions but the reality is that your                 A M au i M ot or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               id Tate

                                                                                                                                                                                                               ho m e ha s a
                                                                                                                                    transport decisions account for                        fo ot pr in t th an                sm al le r ca rb
                                                                                                                                                                                                               tw o av er ag e                 on
       We know many teams will use checkpoint closing times to plan the pace for each leg and these will be                                                                                                                    ca rs .
       published online. Please ensure you read your monthly Event Alerts and regularly check the website.                          98 percent of the event’s carbon footprint.

     Checkpoints                                         Checkpoint closing times                                                        2011 Oxfam Trailwalker
                                                                                                                                         Carbon Emission profile
     • Teams needs to check in at each                   Each checkpoint has a designated                                                                                           In 2011 we asked teams
       checkpoint together.                              closing time. This is not the latest                                                                                       to “leave one car behind”
                                                         arrival time – it is the closing time.                                                                                     and it worked!
     • Only the basics are provided at each
                                                         Your team and your support crew
       checkpoint; hot and cold water and                                                                                                                                           Now it’s your turn to leave one card
                                                         must both depart the checkpoint
       toilets. Any other special requests and                                                                                                                                      behind. Please plan carefully with
                                                         before it closes.
       meals should be provided by your                                                                                                                                             your team around carpooling and
       lovely support crew.                              Sleeping at checkpoints                                                                                                    gear space requirements.

     • Medical support is accessible                     We do not recommend you sleep
       at each checkpoint.                               during the event. Past experience
                                                         shows sleeping makes it that much                                                                                          2010 vs 2011 Participant Transport
                                                                                                                                           Proudly supporting our
     • Support crews may have up to two                  harder to keep going. If you decide                                              Environmental Sustain
                                                                                                                                                                ability Programme

       vehicles only, and will be issued with                                                                                                                                                              918,896km

                                                         against this advice note checkpoint
       two support crew vehicle passes                   closing times still apply.
       which must be clearly displayed.

     • Checking in means your supporters at
       home can follow your progress online!

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                                                                            ntion it’s free?)
                                                     do is RSVP (did we me
                              ekends all you have to        Alerts and the website
                                                                                    for details.
        To attend training we

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Beginner, intermediate and advanced training plans available for download online
                                      p an eye on the Event
        and we ’ll see you there. Kee
                                                                                                                         Golden rules for training

     Training is the difference between just
                                                                                                                         1. Agree on the plan
                                                                                                                         • Call your first team meeting and make sure you are all on the same page with your
                                                                                                                           target time and the training you’ll have to do (together and separately) to get there.
                                                                                                                         • When is everyone available? Crack out a calendar and mark when each member
     scraping through or absolutely loving it!                                                                             is away.
     So, don’t think of it as training. It’s practice.                                                                   • There might not be many gaps left so mark in your team training walks – usually
     Plus - it’s not just about the walking (or                                                                            the longer weekend ones. These are not negotiable and we recommend considering
     running if you’re super keen) you need to                                                                             a fine system for anyone who defaults on a team walk.
                                                                                                                         • It’s important to also talk about what you’ll be doing individually. It can be difficult
     use and test your gear, what you’ll eat,
                                                                                                                           to walk together enough for all your training – so you’ll have to keep going by
     how much to drink, learn that your black                                                                              yourself in between team walks.
     shorts chafe and your navy socks fall
     down. It’s way better to figure this stuff                                                                          2. Put someone in charge
     out on a 20km walk than at the event.                                                                               There will be times when you need someone to crack the whip and if you haven’t
                                                                “Tr ain ing wee ken d was
                                                                                            a won der ful tea m
                                                                                                                         nominated that person from the start, training may grind to a halt. We recommend
     Training walks are also the best way to                    bon din g exp erie nce
                                                                                       and opp ortu nity to              this person has reasonable knowledge of good walking tracks...and a thick skin.
                                                               pra ctic e our nig ht wal
     discover and strengthen any weak spots                    - Team WTF!
                                                                                         kin g skil ls.”
                                                                       Walk. Talk. Fundraise.
                                                                                                                         3. Train together on long walks
                                                                                                Oxfam Trailwalker 2011
     i.e. blisters, and gammy knees or ankles.
                                                                                                                         And by long, we mean over 20km. You are all going to have different highs and lows on
                                                                                                                         a long walk. By knowing about these before the event you’ll know how best to support
                                                       FREE Training weekends
                                                                                                                         each other when you need it most. By training together you get a sense of your ‘team
                               S:                      Our training weekends in Auckland and                             pace’ instead of just your pace. It’s also a great time for planning and talking team
        TR AI NI NG W EE KE ND                         Wellington are not just an awesome weekend                        tactics, gear and food (there is always a lot of talk about food).
                  Au ck lan d                          away with your team. They are specially
                                                                                                                         4. Try it all: off-road, food, drinks, socks etc
             Ri ve rh ea d Fo re st,                   organised free events for you to gauge how
            Fe br ua ry 4- 5, 20 12                    your training is going. It is critical to your                    Having tried and tested everything means you will know
                                                                                                                         what works for you come the event. Make sure to get off
            (W ait an gi we ek en d)                   success at Oxfam Trailwalker that you attend
                                                                                                                         road; feet move differently on varied terrain, your body
                                                       what will be the closest simulation of the
                                                                                                                         uses different muscles – the Oxfam Trailwalker course
                   W ell ing ton                       event before the event. For many, training                        does not cross many smooth pavements! Test food and
              Ri mu tak a Fo re st,                    weekends will be a reality check but they are                     drink; your body responds differently to food and drink
                                                       tough on purpose and scheduled so that you
            Fe br ua ry 11 -1 2, 20 12                                                                                   whilst constantly moving so make sure you know what
                                                       have enough time to step up your training.                        works best for you (and your stomach). Socks are a
                                                                                                                         biggie. You’ll soon know which ones you prefer (thick,
                                                                                                                         thin, pink etc) and which ones help you stay blister free.
     Here’s what we’ve got in store for you:                                                                             More about blisters over the page...

     • Back to back night walk and day walk              • Gear demonstrations and advice                                5. Record everything
       over terrain very similar to Oxfam                • Expert podiatry advice
                                                                                                                         Update your online team page as a training diary
       Trailwalker                                       • Essential tips from past participants
                                                                                                                         to keep track of distances covered and time taken.
     • Teams will camp at event base with their            and support crew
                                                                                                                         These are often hilarious, and also help you and
       support crew                                                                                                                                                                     Tr ai ni ng , ge
                                                                                                                         your support crew manage your pace for the event.                               ar an d fu nd
                                                                                                                                                                                        ar e po pu la                    ra is in g w or
                                                                                                                         Plus using your team page shows your supporters                               r at tr ai ni ng                  ks ho ps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        w ee ke nd s.
                                         In 2011 over 350 participants benefited from training weekends.                 all the hard yards you are putting in.
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     Other stuff
     we learnt...                                                       Photo by Da
                                                                                   vid Tate
                                                                                                                                                    Here’s a few of the common questions we get asked. For the answers go to the corresponding
                                                                                                                                                    page in this book or head to www.oxfam.org.nz/oxfam_trailwalker/about/faqs
     Look after your feet                                                      n at
                                                               ie nd in ac tio
                                                Tr am pe rs fr
                                                                lw al ke r.
     Blisters are the number one reason         O xf am Tr ai
                                                                                                                             by Kristian
     people don’t finish Oxfam Trailwalker,                                                    Have a
                                                                                                           s tr
                                                                                                                                                  When is registration?                          When and where are
                                                                                              s o u n d tr e tc h in g ro u ti n e
     followed closely by knee pain.                                                                        a c k !) to               (a n d
                                                                                              a rr iv e a
                                                                                                          t e v e ry
                                                                                                                       do when                    See page 4                                     training weekends?
     Prevention is your best defense so                                                                              checkpo you
                                                                                                                               in t.                                                             See page 18
     in your preparation pack you’ll find:        Stretch it out                                                                                  How do I get offline funds
                                                  Yes, we’ve all been told we need to                                                             onto my team page?                             What do support crew do?
                                                  stretch before and after exercise but                                                           See website                                    See page 11
                                                  a surprising amount of people choose                                                            What fundraising material                      What facilities are
                                                  to ignore this hardy advice. After
                                                                                                                                                  do we receive?                                 at the checkpoints?
                                                  any training, dedicate some time to
                                                                                                                                                  See page 7                                     See page 16
                                                  stretching to avoid a potential injury –
     $10 Shoe Clinic Money towards your
                                                  and feel so much better the next day.                                                           What rewards/special offers                    Do we sleep during the event?
     next purchase. Correctly fitting shoes
                                                                                                                                                  is my team eligible for?                       See page 16
     are extremely important in preventing        Nighty night
                                                                                                                                                  See page 10
     blisters and knee pain. Find the perfect     Walking at night requires extra                                                                                                                Will my mobile phone work
     shoes for you at Shoe Clinic with their      attention to where you step (especially                                                         When is the fundraising                        on the course?
     specialised fitting service, backed up       when you are tired) and is something                                                            deadline?                                      See page 15
     by a 30-day Money Back Guarantee             you’ll need to get used to. Get a great                                                         See page 5
     on all shoes purchased! Also, let them                                                                                                                                                      Are there any training
                                                  head torch and spare batteries then
     know you’re doing Oxfam Trailwalker –                                                                                                        How do I upgrade my                            schedules available?
                                                  schedule in a night walk or two into
     you’ll get their Advantage Club benefits                                                                                                     fundraising commitment?                        See page 19
                                                  your training to practice. Night walks
     and they’ll donate 10 percent of your                                                                                                        See page 7
                                                  are exciting and heaps of fun, but                                                                                                             How can I help make Oxfam
     purchase back to Oxfam!                      make sure you map out your route                                                                What gear do I need                            Trailwalker even more
                                                  well and take care.                                                                             for Oxfam Trailwalker?                         environmentally sustainable?
                                                                                                                                                  See page 15                                    See page 14 and 17
                                                  See a professional
                                                  If something hurts, don’t ignore it.                                                            How long can we stay at the
                                                  Get professional advice and treatment                                                           checkpoints along the trail?
     Trampersfriend. This wool is amazing!        so you don’t create a bigger problem                                                            See page 16
     Squish it inside socks where you are         out of a small one. Past participants
     prone to blisters and it will stop the       especially recommend physios,
     rubbing that causes blisters. For more       massage therapists and podiatrists
     go to www.trampersfriend.co.nz               to help you stay on track.

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        About Oxfam                                                                                                   downloads
        Oxfam exists for a very simple reason –
        because poverty and injustice are unacceptable.

        Everyone has the right to the                            Oxfam New Zealand works in                                              These resources and more
        essentials of life – clean water,                        the Pacific and Southeast Asia,                                         available to download from
        food, shelter, sanitation, healthcare,                   supporting long-term development
        education and a livelihood to support                    and campaigning for economic and
        themselves, their children and their                     political change to address the unjust
        community. Everyone also has the                         systems that maintain poverty.
        right to live free from violence. These
                                                                 When disaster strikes, we keep                       Media kit
        are fundamental rights and we believe
                                                                 survivors alive by supplying life-saving             www.oxfam.org.nz/oxfam_trailwalker/fundraising/media-kit
        they can be achieved for us all.
                                                                 essentials, and we stay on to help
        A safer, fairer, more sustainable world                  communities rebuild.                                 Participant gear list
        is possible. By being part of our work                                                                        www.oxfam.org.nz/oxfam_trailwalker/event-info/preparation/gear-checklist
                                                                 From clean water to fair trade, from
        through Oxfam Trailwalker you are
                                                                 East Timor to Haiti, we believe in the               Support crew planning checklist
        helping people live a life of hope and
                                                                 power of people to change the world.
        opportunity.                                                                                                  www.oxfam.org.nz/oxfam_trailwalker/event-info/support-crew
                                                                 Together we can address the root
                                                                 causes of inequality and help people                 Support crew on-the-day checklist
                                                                 lift themselves out of poverty.                      www.oxfam.org.nz/oxfam_trailwalker/event-info/support-crew/support-crew-
        For every        $1 Oxfam receives                                                                            checklist
     4c                           78c                                                                                 Trail maps and legs – 2012 coming soon
     is spent on essential        goes directly to support our
     administration               project and advocacy work                                                           www.oxfam.org.nz/oxfam_trailwalker/event-info/trail-info

                                                                                                                      Training schedules – beginner, intermediate, advanced

                                                                                                                      Fundraising resources
                                                                                                                      • Poster
                                                                                                                      • Fundraising cards
     18c                                                                                                              • Poo Map
     is invested in generating further income                      Af ter de va sta tin                               • Pub quiz questions
     and to get our message to the public                                               g flo od s in Ju ly
                                                                   Ox fam de liv ere                        20 10 ,     www.oxfam.org.nz/oxfam_trailwalker/fundraising/fundraising-ideas
                                                                                      d aid to on e mi llio
                                                                   pe op le in Pa kis                        n
                                                                                      tan .

                    For more information about Oxfam, our programmes
                    and campaigns, visit www.oxfam.org.nz
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The difference you make

                                                   can build a tap stand in Bougainville

                                  $100             that will provide access to safe, clean
                                                   water for a village, increasing hygiene
                                                   and reducing water-borne diseases.
        Photo by Tom Greenwood

                                                   can provide life-saving provisions to
                                                   a family affected by the next natural
                                  $70              disaster in the Pacific including a
                                                   tarpaulin, water containers, and basic
                                                   hygiene kits.
           Photo by Jane Ussher

                                                   can provide simple farming necessities
                                                   like a shovel, hoe, watering can and
                                  $40              seeds for a family in Indonesia to grow
                                                   a stable diet and reduce their chances
                                                   of malnutrition.
        Photo by Tom Greenwood

                                                   can provide a baby emergency health
                                  $27              kit including the essentials to feed and
                                                   bathe a baby when a disaster strikes.

           Photo by Jane Ussher

          To learn more about the difference you                            Oxfam Trailwalker
          are making go to www.oxfam.org.nz                               Oxfam New Zealand
                                                                        PO Box 68357, Newton
Printed on 100% recycled paper.                                                Auckland 1145
Proudly sponsored by:                                              info@oxfamtrailwalker.org.nz
                                                                             0800 OXFAM NZ

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