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Entries closing for Central Pokapū regionals - 18/11/2020 09:14
By Joolz

Entries close this Friday for the Central Pokapū Regional Champs – 28 & 29 November 2020. And although this is called the ‘champs’, you do not need to be a champion! This is a great way to practice navigation techniques for your next adventure. You can enjoy the map reading in complex terrain and find […]

MTBO Champs 2021 - 12/11/2020 10:09
By Joolz

Great news MTBOers! 2021 NZ MTBO Champs are happening! Dates have been set for the 2021 NZ MTBO Champs in Central Otago – 17th to 21st April 2021. Get the dates in your diary, and stay tuned to the mtbochamps.nz website for more details coming soon:https://www.mtbochamps.nz/2021-nz-mtbo-champs.html #MTBO #MTBorienteering #MTBorienteeringNZ #MTBOchamps

Al Cory-Wright competing in the orienteering Sprint champs at the MastersGames in Auckland 2017
What does a convenor of selectors do? - 30/10/2020 11:31
By Joolz

Alistair Cory-Wright has been a national selector for about 9 years, taking on the role after the long time Convenor of Selectors Marquita Gelderman stepped down in 2011 from the 3 person panel. Geoff Greenwood became the Convenor of Selectors, and Bill Edwards filled the other position. Al distinctly remembers when he was on the […]

Happy Orienteering Wellington organisers
Successful 2020 National Orienteering Champs - 30/10/2020 07:52
By Joolz

As a nation-wide event to celebrate high competition in a friendly environment Nationals 2020 ticked all the boxes. It was a very rocky journey to the start line for this event due to the global pandemic. After every successful event there are key learnings. The organisers will do a thorough debrief over the coming weeks […]

ONZ Mapping Bulletin – Oct 2020 – Impressive Use of Lidar, Change to Sprint Specification - 21/10/2020 07:30
By ONZ Mapping Committee

Summary: We present a “lockdown project” – Cam de L’Isle’s “O-Map of New Zealand”. We discuss the powers and the limitations of Lidar data. We advise ongoing change to the sprint specification. And a Facebook group for NZ mappers. The first section is non-technical. If you’re not a mapper just read as far as you […]

Gene Beveridge Perfect Flow with Jean Cory-Wright
Podcast with Jean Cory-Wright - 08/10/2020 10:26
By Gene Beveridge

In this episode of the Perfect Flow podcast Gene Beveridge talks with Orienteer Jean Cory-Wright. Jean grew up and competed at the elite level in the UK before moving to New Zealand where she has been

Orienteering competition with Taranaki Secondary School Sports Association (TSSSA)
Navigation training in Taranaki for teens - 02/10/2020 03:50
By Joolz

School orienteering and navigation training in Taranaki Orienteering Taranaki is booming this year with membership up from approx. 100 to 188 students. An important part of the club’s development has been concentrating on good quality and accessible secondary school participation in the various NavSport disciplines. Mainstay events are the Taranaki Secondary School Sports Association – […]

Leg by Leg #4: Night Nav Halswell Quary - 17/09/2020 09:50
By Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator)

Leg by Leg is where a guest takes us through a recent orienteering course in detail. We’ll discover what they found most challenging and how they handled, or didn’t handle, these challenges. We aim to cover all levels of experience in the series. Night Nav Halswell Quary was on 16/09/2020. The guest is Alan Moore […]

Leg by Leg #1
Leg By Leg #1 – Hogs Back Ultralong - 11/09/2020 04:29
By Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator)

Leg by Leg is where a guest takes us through a recent orienteering course in detail. We’ll discover what they found most challenging and how they handled, or didn’t handle, these challenges. We aim to cover all levels of experience in the series. Hogs Back Ultralong was on 05/09/2020. The episode is most suitable for […]

IOF – Call for volunteers in the areas of IT and Global Development - 11/09/2020 12:30
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

The IOF is looking for volunteers who want to help and support the global development of Orienteering by working in one or more working groups of the Global Development Commission (GDC) or chair the IT Commission. In its Strategic Directions the IOF has a goal of increasing the diversity in the volunteer organisation, which primarily […]

Delivering Online Webinar
Recreation Aotearoa – Delivering Online Recreation: What are we learning? - 11/04/2020 04:55
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Club development: Social Media and Online engagement. All recreation organisations have had to adapt the way they deliver services since entering the Level 4 Lockdown, and that has led to innovative online solutions across the recreation industry.

Ireland Orienteering Assoc. Instagram exercises
Irish Orienteering – Collen’s Stretch and Train series - 11/04/2020 04:30
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Colleen of Setanta Orienteers, Ireland is kindly providing daily exercises for you to do at home. Please ensure you only exercise according to your ability and in a safe place! Follow Orienteering Ireland on Instagram for more at: https://www.instagram.com/orienteeringireland/ Day One:     View this post on Instagram   Colleen of Setanta Orienteers is kindly […]

MapRunners – Orienteering made simple and cool. - 11/04/2020 02:26
By Rolf Boswell

Orienteering Waikato have been using MapRunners technology at events since 2017 and now use it for all our Urban events with great success. The level of interest from other clubs has been rising and we have been happy to share any information we have.

NZ JWOC Team Vlog 3
NZ JWOC Team 2019 | Day 3 VLog – Ticks and Long Distances (Video) - 04/07/2019 11:20

Day 3 Video of the the New Zealand JWOC team’s preparation and racing at JWOC 2019 in Silkeborg, Denmark.

JWOC Vlog2
NZ JWOC Team 2019 | Day 2 VLog – Shorts Choice and Sprints (Video) - 03/07/2019 11:10

Day 2 of JWOC training week was also Kurtis’ birthday! So we celebrated with forest AND sprint training, just for him. Tune in for some insight on the NZ boys shorts of choice discussion and plenty more goodness…

NZ JWOC Team Vlog 1
NZ JWOC Team 2019 | Day 1 VLog – Forest and Pastry (Video) - 02/07/2019 06:40

The New Zealand JWOC team’s preparation and racing at JWOC 2019 in Silkeborg, Denmark.

NZ at European Youth Orienteering Championships (EYOC) 2019 - 27/06/2019 07:20
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

The European Youth Orienteering Championships (EYOC) are taking place in Grodno, Belarus on Thursday 27th June through to Sunday 30th June 2019. NZ orienteers are travelling independently to the European Youth Orienteering Champs in Belarus. 

Introducing the New Zealand JWOC Team 2019 - 14/06/2019 04:06

Meet the NZ team heading to the Junior World Orienteering Champs 2019 being held in Silkeborg, Denmark 6-12 July 2019. Follow the team: NZ JWOC Team (Instagram) Elite NZ Orienteering (Facebook) ONZ Website JWOC Posts NZ JWOC Team Supporters (Facebook) Event Website: 2019 Junior World Orienteering Championships – Denmark 6-12 July 2019 Youngest to eldest, ladies before […]

Great Forest Rogaine
OBOP Great Forest Rogaine – 27 July 2019 - 09/06/2019 08:03
By Erin Swanson

The popular Rotorua based Great Forest Rogaine is back on 27 July 2019.  The event offers 3 and 6 hour foot and mountain bike (MTB) options.  This year for the first time there is an e-bike category. The event appeals to all levels of rogainers, and the pizza afterwards is always very popular.  Get together […]

District Hosts Orienteers Big Event (Otago District Times) - 20/04/2019 09:07
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

New Zealand’s top orienteering event comes to North Otago for the first time over Easter, bringing with it more than 500 competitors.

2019 NZ Orienteering Championships Programme out now - 11/04/2019 09:19

We are very much looking forward to hosting you at what is shaping up to be a fantastic long weekend of orienteering, as well as showing you more of what the South Island has to offer in the Follow-on Events with our friends in the Dunedin, Remarkables and Upper Clutha orienteering clubs. The final Programme […]

Local Focus: Kids loving cunning running (Video – NZ Herald) - 31/03/2019 07:17
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Video – Orienteering engages youths’ minds and bodies. Made with funding from NZ On Air. At this week’s Hawke’s Bay Schools Sprint Championship there were 267 entries.

Waikato Orienteering Weekend
WOW – Waikato Orienteering Weekend 13-14 April 2019 - 31/03/2019 07:05
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Orienteering Waikato is holding 2 orienteering events on 13th and 14th April 2019.  On Saturday they are holding the Central Districts Sprint Champs and on Sunday the Auckland Clubs have generously allowed us to host one of their series events.

Orienteering Event to Raise Funds for Geraldine High School (Stuff) - 28/03/2019 03:42
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Students from Geraldine High School are set to participate in the Geraldine Rogaine Autumn Muster.An event which will see people plotting a route during a race throughout a South Canterbury town will help raise funds for its high school.The Geraldine High School’s PTA has organised another Rogaine Autumn Muster which will take place this Sunday.

NZ Orienteering Championships in Oamaru at Easter – last orders - 26/03/2019 10:36

If you haven’t yet entered, best do it soon at Enter-O as fees go up on Thursday night at midnight. If you haven’t yet booked to come to the Sunday evening social dinner, best you book that by “Ordering Merchandise” at Enter-O soon too as places are limited to 120. If you want to collect one […]