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NewsSeptember 3, 2015

News: Jono and Ben Are Crossing Lake Taupo on a Bouncy Castle – And We’ve Got Eyes on the Ground

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We’ve heard and seen a lot of crazy things during the radio survey period – break ups, benders and bird-themed hip hop tracks. But the pinnacle of the madness is here: Jono and Ben are sailing across Lake Taupo today, in a giant inflatable bouncy castle.

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We have sent our roaming reporter Don Rowe down there first thing this morning, despite the fact that he has only just stepped off the plane from Spain and might still think that this is all a jet-lagged induced dream. At least he’s eating well:

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Don will be jumping in a floatplane and having a cruise up to see how Jono and Ben are going on their voyage of the survey seas. The journey will take up to 12 hours, as they have planed to go the long way across the lake. He sent us this snap with the caption “I’ve been given a headset, a sick bag, and a life jacket.”

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Last we heard, the floating fun house is still travelling, despite an engine malfunction around 8am. For live coverage, listen to The Rock on the transistor or read Don’s live commentary from our Twitter account. And keep an eye out for his feature coming next week.


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