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CMOC awarded Lion Foundation Club of the Year 2018 at Counties Manukau Sporting Excellence Awards - 03/12/2018 02:33
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Counties Manukau Orienteering Club was awarded the Lion Foundation Club of the Year 2018 at the 2018 Counties Manukau Sporting Excellence Awards Ceremony held last Sunday (2nd December 2018).

Australian Orienteer - Dec 2018
The Australian Orienteer – December 2018 - 03/12/2018 01:04
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Orienteering Australia has published the December 2018 issue of its quarterly magazine – The Australian Orienteer.

Video: World University Orienteering Championships 2018 – Finland – Official Film - 23/10/2018 07:18
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

The official film of the World University Orienteering Championship 2018

The Australian Orienteer Magazine - September 2018
The Australian Orienteer – September 2018 - 23/10/2018 02:19
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

The Australian Orienteer Magazine – September 2018 issue is published online.

JWOC 2019: Terrain and Old Maps available - 02/10/2018 07:44
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Bulletins 1 and 2, Terrain and Old Maps available for JWOC 2019 being held in Denmark 6-12 July 2019.

Thriving Under Fire (TUF) Programme 
Volunteer Training: Thriving Under Fire (TUF) Programme - 06/09/2018 01:09
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

The award winning TUF (Thriving Under Fire) programme has recently been launched on SportTutor. This programme is relevant and available to everyone who deals with ‘passionate people’ in any sporting context. Over the course of four self-paced modules, you’ll learn how to understand and respond to an upset person, manage your own emotions when faced with […]

Email Scam Alert: Orienteering Clubs and Volunteers targeted - 17/08/2018 11:36
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

A local orienteering club has reported they have recently (Thursday 16 Aug 2018) received a targeted email scam attempt. The attempt was not successful and the club has reported it to Netsafe and ONZ.

Map Sample WOC2018 Relay
Stable WOC Relay (Gene Beveridge Blog) - 16/08/2018 05:14
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Stable runs from the New Zealand men’s relay team got us a 17th, 1 place down from the our good result in Scotland 3 years ago. We were very happy with the 16th at that World Champs because it was much better than previous years. This year felt somewhat different though, maybe because the expectations were higher. However, 17th is good, looking at the incredible strength of the competition, and reflects 3 stable runs, far different to last year’s disaster. Our Women’s team placed similarly, 19th.

WOC 2018 – (Matt Ogden Blog) - 16/08/2018 05:06
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

After the National Championships earlier this year and with the Master’s completed I made the decision to have another crack at WOC. The objectives of this WOC project focused on seeing how an NZ based campaign compared to others I have done; in terms of the experience, the feelings, and the performances.

2018 Australian Orienteering Carnival
Notice for NZ participants attending Australian Relay Championships, Sunday 30th Sept 2018 - 13/08/2018 03:20
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Jean Cory-Wright is coordinating all NZ teams for the Australian Relay Championships event on Sunday 30th Sept 2018. NZ participants are asked to contact Jean with additional details.

2018 Australian Orienteering Carnival
LIDAR Orienteering Mapping Workshop during 2018 Australian Championships carnival in South Australia - 13/08/2018 03:12
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Find out the latest in mapping, including case studies in the use of LIDAR, the new mapping specifications and converting old maps to the new mapping specifications. Friday 5 October 2018, No cost, Para Wirra National Park.

Lizzie Ingham - WOC2018
Steps Forward (Lizzie Ingham Blog) - 08/08/2018 05:45
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

There have been countless times over the last years, months and weeks that I’ve wanted to write publicly about the health issues I’ve been experiencing. But I’ve held off, firstly as I haven’t felt ready, and secondly because it’s such a long story, I just haven’t quite known where to start.

Clued-up kids get orienteering course back on track (Stuff Marlborough-Express) - 08/08/2018 12:43
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Tattered markers on an orienteering course have received a much needed makeover thanks to  a team of clued-up kids. Year 6 students at Grovetown School near Blenheim have given a new lease of life to the orienteering course at Mistletoe Bay Eco Village in the Marlborough Sounds.

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Tim Robertson won silver in the World Orienteering Championship sprint in Latvia (NZ Herald) - 06/08/2018 12:56
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Kiwi orienteering star Tim Robertson claimed New Zealand’s first ever medal at a World Orienteering Championships on Sunday in Latvia. In a historic performance in which the 22-year-old led at every split time, Robertson was ahead by 0.7 seconds at the final pre-warning before being edged out of the gold medal by Switzerland’s Daniel Hubmann by a slim 1.1 seconds to take silver.

JWOC 2018 Long: Maps and Results (World of O) - 10/07/2018 06:18
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

World of O provides a review of the Long Distance JWOC race, maps, and results.

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Insight: Sport is a volunteer’s game (Hawkes Bay Today) - 25/06/2018 08:22
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

A Hawke’s Bay Orienteering club member, Amron has been drawing and constructing maps voluntarily for the past 10 years and for him, volunteers were essential for sport in the region.

Photo: Stuff - Waiuku College Girls
Waiuku College leading the way in orienteering (Stuff – Franklin County News) - 22/06/2018 08:38
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Three year 9 girls are turing heads in the orienteering world, after they came away from the North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships with an award.

Despite limited orienteering experience, Waiuku College’s Millie Thompson, Charlize Aicken and Beanie Rattrie came away with the small school section from the event, where the three girls’ aggregate score topped the leaderboard for the category.

Source: The Post - Kurtis
Kurtis contributes to Kiwi’s win (The Post) - 12/06/2018 08:32
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

On Queen’s Birthday weekend, 2 to 4 June, as the rain hammered much of the North Island and many of us crawled a little deeper under the duvet, Kurtis was traipsing through mud and bush in the depths of West Auckland, as he continued challenging his body in the sport of orienteering.

Source: Stuff
Cambridge’s multisport athlete Sam Bain thrives on adventure racing (Stuff) - 25/05/2018 06:53
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Adventure racer Sam Bain continues to learn how to push the barriers in his life and play.

The Year 9 Cambridge High School student completed the gruelling Hillary Challenge at Tongariro National Park as a part of an eight-member school team in May.

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Orienteering: Bay siblings more than ready for worlds (NZ Herald – Hawke’s Bay Today) - 18/05/2018 06:41
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

If Will Tidswell’s dedication is an indicator it’s no surprise he will become the youngest Kiwi to compete at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Hungary in July.

Nelson Central School races towards assembly area fundraising goal (Stuff – Video) - 08/05/2018 02:34
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Under the golden splendour of the magnificent trees at Nelson Central School, Abby Isherwood on Sunday crossed the finish line of the Central Challenge adventure race.
The 9-year-old St Paul’s Catholic School pupil had just completed the event with her family: Courtenay Isherwood,Yvette Krohn-Isherwood, Eva Isherwood, 8, and their dog, Dante.
“It was quite hard,” Abby said of the challenge to locate checkpoints on the route in the team orienteering event known as a rogaine.

Image Credit : Stuff
Challenge puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising (Stuff) - 02/05/2018 02:56
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Nelson Central School’s orienteering fundraiser is back. Designed for all ages and abilities, the Central Challenge is a unique fundraiser involving teamwork, exercise and cunning, but above all it’s about fun.
Event organiser Janja Heathfield was excited to see it run again for its second year.

How to Upload Photos to ONZ Website Groups - 26/04/2018 11:34
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Anyone can register on the Orienteering NZ website and upload updates, links, and images into groups on the ONZ website. From there they can be shared out to multiple Facebook/Twitter groups and pages.

Orienteering Students to Defend North Island Champs Titles (Stuff) - 23/04/2018 05:09
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Stuff Article – Pukekohe Intermediate School’s best orienteering students are off to the North Island Secondary School Orienteering Championships in Levin this week.
The 26 students will be defending their 2017 titles for best overall boys and best over all school.
Their success was recently honoured with the Junior Team of the Year prize at the Counties Manukau Sport Franklin Junior Sports Awards and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony.

Credit - Otago Daily Times PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON
Think fast, move fast (Otago Daily Times) - 20/04/2018 02:49
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Moving fast and finding your way around an unfamiliar area are two very different skills. But they are pair that go together well for Tom Spencer and Alistair Richardson.
The Dunedin duo will be among the top contenders at this weekend’s South Island orienteering championships, to be held in the Dunedin Botanic Garden and on Signal Hill.
More than 200 people from around New Zealand and Australia are expected at the event, with one competitor coming from as far away as Israel.