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

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Challenge puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising (Stuff) - 02/05/2018 02:56
By 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 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 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.

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Think fast, move fast (Otago Daily Times) - 20/04/2018 02:49
By 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.

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New IOF WOD/Schools Orienteering Leaflet Available - 18/04/2018 12:22
By Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

The IOF World Orienteering Day have produced a new leaflet “Let’s GO Orienteering” – download from the ONZ website publications or schools resources pages.

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Hundreds of people evacuated from Woodhill Forest after illegal poachers spotted (Stuff) - 17/04/2018 04:28
By Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Hundreds of people were forced to leave a large Auckland forest after illegal poachers fired gunshots.
The incident has sparked a warning from local iwi for poachers to stay away from Woodhill Forest in north-west of Auckland.
Woodhill forest – which was popular for mountain biking, tree climbing, horse riding and paintball – was evacuated when gunshots were heard during Easter weekend.

Callum Farmer earns U16 Sportsman of the Year prize at junior sports awards - 17/04/2018 02:43
By Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Navigating unknown fields and running distances of up to 12 kilometres has earned a Pukekohe boy an accolade at this year’s Counties Manukau Sport  Franklin Junior Sports Awards and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. Callum Farmer has been orienteering since he was year 7 and now at year 10, Callum is claiming awards and travelling parts of the world for the sport he loves
He claimed the Pak’n Save Pukekohe U16 Sportsman of the Year at the recent awards, which were held in Pukekohe, and said he was proud of his achievement. 

Big chunk of competitors in orienteering event schoolkids (Stuff) - 26/03/2018 02:20
By Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Stuff newspaper article: Schoolchildren were well-represented at a Geraldine orienteering event at the weekend, with one third of the 357 competitors aged 11 to 18.
Event controller Mike Harding said his hope for the Geraldine Rogaine Autumn Muster, held near Woodbury on Sunday, was to get young people interested in orienteering, so he was pleased with the turnout.
“Quite a few families too,” he said.

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