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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.

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.

Let's Go Orienteering Brochure
New IOF WOD/Schools Orienteering Leaflet Available - 18/04/2018 12:22
By ONZ 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.

Image credit: Stuff.co.nz
Hundreds of people evacuated from Woodhill Forest after illegal poachers spotted (Stuff) - 17/04/2018 04:28
By ONZ 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 ONZ 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 ONZ 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.

Orienteering event to send students up the wall (Stuff) - 23/03/2018 02:22
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

An event which will see people mapping out a route during a race around Geraldine will help raise money for a refurbishment of the Geraldine High School gymnasium.
The school’s PTA has organised the Geraldine Rogaine Autumn Muster (Gram) this Sunday, and proceeds from the event will go towards a climbing wall for the gym.

Australian Orienteering Champs 2017
2017 Australian Orienteering Championships Highlights Video - 20/01/2018 01:56
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe
Vacancies: Pre-Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) Training Coach and JWOC Coach 2018 - 07/12/2017 05:25
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Orienteering NZ is looking for a pre-JWOC Coach to work with those orienteers wishing to trial for JWOC and those selected to better prepare for the event.
In addition, ONZ is asking for applications for the JWOC Coach that will travel with the team to Hungary in July 2018 continuing with training onsite and during JWOC.

Joseph Lynch - Photo: Stuff.co.nz
Wellington College’s Joseph Lynch navigates his way to victory (Stuff) - 15/08/2017 04:36
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Wellington College student Joseph Lynch has navigated his way to victory. The 17-year-old won both the senior boys’ sprint and long titles at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships in Masterton last month.

Tommy Hayes
Tommy Hayes – hard battles also on home ground (IOF News) - 12/07/2017 10:30
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

The Kiwis have done very well internationally for some years. In the Sprint, New Zealand got yet another medal at JWOC. Tommy Hayes flew into the leader time and was in front in the men’s class, which had 173 participants, for almost 42 minutes. As one of the last starters, Olli Ojanaho managed to get […]

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Over 100 competitors compete in SI schools orienteering champs in Nelson (Nelson Mail) - 26/05/2017 03:51
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

A biting southerly wind tested the participants in the 2017 South Island schools orienteering championships in Nelson at the weekend.

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