Christo Peters | Orienteering New Zealand
View from the Chair August 2021
By Christo Peters - Tue 31 Aug 2021

How much do we value orienteering? Well here we are again, facing the spectre of a multi week lockdown, which a month ago was hard to imagine! My family and I were in Wanaka when the lockdown happened, primed for what promised to be one of the best powder skiing days of the season. Instead […]

Orienteering and Covid – a brief look at things in the UK
By Christo Peters - Tue 31 Aug 2021

While New Zealand suffers (hopefully temporarily) under another lockdown it’s perhaps worth reflecting from an orienteering point of view on how relative lucky we have been over the last 18 months in largely been able to continue orienteering. While there were hiccups along the way, such as the postponement of the 2020 ONZ Championships, compared […]

Understanding ONZ’s Membership
By Christo Peters - Sun 29 Aug 2021

Nearly two years ago Orienteering New Zealand provided a national membership database for all clubs.  This new system replaced the historical method of reporting membership figures – the excel spreadsheet.  Through this process we have been able to better understand our membership demographics.  This information provides valuable insights about our club membership.  Despite most questions […]

The Southern Cross Challenge has been cancelled – what now?
By Christo Peters - Sun 01 Aug 2021

On Thursday 22nd July ONZ’s Council met to discuss (among other things), the fate of the Southern Cross Challenge – an annual challenge takes place at the Australian School Orienteering Championships. Prior to the meeting a lot of work had been put into investigating and planning for a number of covid-related challenges; immunisation (not a possibility […]

Invitation to take part in the Australian Champs
By Christo Peters - Wed 28 Apr 2021

All orienteers are invited to come to Tasmania, to compete in the Australian Orienteering Championships 2021.   Entries are now open.  In Tasmania we have been working hard to ensure that we will offer the very best maps and courses in our delightful and safe environment.All the information you will need to make your arrangements to […]

Junior Camp
Wellington to host 2021 Junior Camp
By Christo Peters - Tue 30 Mar 2021

We are excited to announce that Wellington Orienteering Club will host this year’s Junior Camp. Wellington President Paul Teesdale-Spittle confirmed the news this week. ONZ will now work with Wellington’s Junior Camp Liaison Jane Harding to start to confirm the venue and other key details. Once the key details have been confirmed, ONZ will be […]

Talk with Christo Peters | ONZ General Manager
By Christo Peters - Wed 23 Dec 2020

Talk with Christo Peters | ONZ General Manager Christo (on the right) is a good sport. Not only has he taken on the GM position with gusto for Orienteering NZ, but he answered some of our not so serious questions as well: When did you start working for ONZ? Sept 2019 What other sports have you worked in/with prior to […]

ONZ Under 23 High-Performance Camp | 6-11 December 2020
By Christo Peters - Tue 22 Dec 2020

This year the U23 camp, which was a day shorter than in previous years, started on the Sunday evening of 6 December with a brief introductory talk given by Malcolm Ingham. This gives the rationale for the camp and emphasised the big step required to go from successful junior orienteering in New Zealand/ Australia to […]

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