Explore Wanaka With Aloe Up Ambassador Will Jackways

With the 2020 ski season just kicking off, we figured it was time to let you in on what our Aloe Up Ambassador and pro snowboarder Will Jackways has been up to. Will and his wife Abby (who also happens to be a pro snowboarder) want to get people stoked on life and share their passions with their fellow kiwis, so they created Explore Wanaka.

Their goal is to “create adventures to inspire” and believe that despite all the craziness going on that now is the best time for kiwis to support local and experience what our beautiful country has to offer. With boarders shut and a lack of crowds, it’s almost like going back in time.
June 19, 2020 by Aloe Up

Carl Read’s Inspirational Story On Stuff.co.nz and The Dirt Church Podcast

This week our Aloe Up Ambassador Carl Read made it onto news website Stuff.co.nz and featured on The Dirt Church, a local kiwi trail running podcast.

We all know Carl as the Flying Mullet! A professional athlete who seems to excel in the toughest multisport events such as Ironman, Ultraman and Ultramarathon! But few know how humble Carl’s start in the sport really was.

June 19, 2020 by Aloe Up

Laura Siddall Raises Funds For The Challenged Athlete Foundation.

On the 6th of June, our Aloe Up Ambassador Laura Siddall along with British Ultraman world champ Jordan Byden plus anyone else who felt up to the challenge, took part in the 12-Hour Stay Relentless Challenge to raise funds for the Challenges Athlete Foundation all while being stuck in self isolation due to COVID-19.
June 19, 2020 by Aloe Up

Quarantine Catch Up: Dylan McNeice

This week we’re checking with our Aloe Up Ambassador and 3X Challenge Wanaka winning IronMan Dylan McNeice. Here’s what he’s been up to during lockdown. Click here to read our interview with Dylan.

April 21, 2020 by Aloe Up

Quarantine Catch Up: Sam O'Dea

For round 2 of our quarantine catch up’s we’ve linked up with our Aloe Up Ambassador and one half of the O'Dea Beach Bro's, Sam O’Dea to see what he has been up to during New Zealand’s level 4 lockdown. Thanks for the tips Sam! Check out our video interview with Sam.

April 15, 2020 by Aloe Up

Quarantine Catch Up: Laura Siddall

How do you deal with being ‘locked down’ when you spend more time outside than indoors? What can you do to stay fit and stop your mind from turning to mush over the next few weeks? We’ve reached out to some of our Aloe Up ambassadors to see what they have been up to and to share some of their top tips to make it through lockdown. For our first quarantine catch up we have Iron Man extraordinaire, Laura Siddall Professional Triathlete:

April 15, 2020 by Aloe Up

New Zealand Men’s Team Win The Asian Beach Volleyball Confederation Continental Cup!

Last week New Zealand hosted its first international beach volleyball tournament for many years, the Asian Beach Volleyball Confederation Continental Cup, an Olympic qualifying event. Held in Mount Maunganui the spiritual home of beach volleyball in New Zealand, the AVC Continental Cup included many teams from the Asia-Pacific region including beach volleyball heavyweights Australia. We were proud to be able to provide those involved with our Aloe Up Sport SPF30 Reef Friendly, Biodegradable Sunscreen throughout the event.
March 16, 2020 by Aloe Up

Challenge Wanaka 2020 Recap

What an exhilarating week in  Wanaka! The weather made for near perfect racing conditions for the thousands of competitors across several age groups. More than just a race, Challenge Wanaka prides itself on creating a festival like atmosphere and a family friendly environment where everyone can get involved in multisport on some level, and this year was no exception.
February 20, 2020 by Aloe Up

Aloe Up Ambassador Sam O’Dea Helps Win New Zealand’s First Beach Volleyball World Tour Gold Medal.

Well what a way to start a new decade! The NZ team made up of Aloe up Ambassador Sam O’Dea and Griffin Muller won New Zealand’s first gold at an FIVB one star event in the Cook Islands over the weekend. With his fellow Beach Bro Ben O’Dea still recovering from injury, Sam called up his mate Griffin at the last minute, and the rest is history.
January 21, 2020 by Aloe Up

Laura Siddall’s Back From Injury & Back On The Podium!

Laura started the year with a hiss and a roar, with a 3rd and a 4th at Challenge Wanaka and The New Zealand ironman Champs. She then went up a gear, winning both the Motatatpu Off Road Marathon and The Australian Ironman Champs! Then it all come to a screeching halt, a broken collarbone had Sid on the sidelines all be it not for long. Laura’s not one for sitting around & quickly got stuck into everything she could while on the mend.
November 13, 2019 by Aloe Up