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World School Sport Games selection update
By Christo Peters - Mon 03 Oct 2022

Way back on the 9th July we shared our intention to select a teams for the World Schools Orienteering Championships. At that stage there was no information available despite us reaching out to the international body responsible for the event – the International Schools Federation (ISF). Over the last two months we have continued to have dialogue […]

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View from the Chair – Sep 2022
By Christo Peters - Mon 03 Oct 2022

As Chair of a minority sport in NZ, I was interested in hearing the news about  NZ Rugby forfeiting $280k of Sport NZ funding, for failing to meet a gender diversity target of 40% women on their Board. Whilst the story about gender and inclusion is an important one, what struck me about this news […]

Students running to control - Rotorua Daily Post
Taupō Orienteering 2022 season opens with Rogaine (Rotorua Daily Post)
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Fri 12 Aug 2022

The orienteering season starts this weekend. Taupo Orienteering Club chairman Lyndon Haugh says the lead-up to the beginning of the season has seen eight schools take part in orienteering training sessions during term two. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-daily-post/news/taupo-orienteering-2022-season-opens-with-rogaine/FCQ66TMDWXAN7MYWOSEAOXIUQU/

NZSS Orienteering Champs 2022 Video
NZ Secondary Schools 2022 Orienteering Champs Video (Māori Active)
By Counties Manukau Orienteering Club - Mon 08 Aug 2022
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View from the Chair – July 2022
By Christo Peters - Tue 02 Aug 2022

It has been a fantastic month seeing kiwi orienteers competing on the world stage, and congrats to all of the athletes that competed at WOC, JWOC, and WMTBOC. In the ultra competitive environment of world champs racing, our athletes will have been tested in ways just not possible in our national competitions which has been […]

Greig Hamilton on the Berkley Marathons  
By Christo Peters - Sat 02 Jul 2022

If you think “Rip a page from a book” might make a change from SI Air, and maps with minimal or inaccurate vegetation could be fun, then the Berkley Marathon might be your event. It has worldwide notoriety, and a small hardy field of entrants in a ‘last man standing’ style-event that not many finish […]

ONZ Innovation Award winner Cameron de L’Isle’s project omap.nz
By Christo Peters - Tue 31 May 2022

Cameron de Lîle was awarded recognition at Nationals for his mapping project which is aiming to create a highly detailed (1:10,000 scale) map of all of New Zealand.  The first lockdown inspired the start of this project when Cameron discovered some software called Karttapullautin on a Finnish MapAnt website which has a high resolution map of […]

Club Profile – Orienteering Waikato
By Christo Peters - Tue 31 May 2022

Club background Waikato Orienteering club began life as the Hamilton Orienteering club in July 1975. Within a year it had built up a membership of 51. With help from the NZ Orienteering Federation and the (now defunct) Pinelands club, the club was able to acquire equipment to run events. The presidents report of 1976 noted: […]

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View from the Chair – May 2022
By Christo Peters - Tue 31 May 2022

The month of May has been a very good month for the profile of orienteering across the community and the general public. The article on Lizzie Ingham which appeared in the Locker room (Newsroom), and picked up by a number of media channels was a brilliant insight to one of NZ’s top orienteers. Nothing new […]

Woods named to Manage 2022 WUOC Team
By Christo Peters - Sun 29 May 2022

Auckland Orienteering Club member Kieran Woods has been named to manage the New Zealand World Universities Orienteering Championship (WUOC) Team. Woods, admits to being excited to be appointed to the position only, having competed at the WUOC in 2018, the year teammate Tim Robertson won Gold in the Sprint. Kieran was the 2019 Orienteering New […]

Change of heart revitalises top orienteer (Newsroom)
Change of heart revitalises top orienteer (Newsroom)
By Joolz Moore (ONZ Editor) - Fri 20 May 2022

Cardiac arrest and open heart surgery haven’t slowed down top Kiwi orienteer Lizzie Ingham, who’s on her way to her yet another world championship, Merryn Anderson writes.

GREAT FOREST ROGAINE – ROTORUA – 23 JULY 2022
By Christo Peters - Thu 12 May 2022

Take on the challenge of NZ’s largest annual rogaine adventure!The Great Forest Rogaine is a team navigation event with 3 and 6 hour Foot and MTB categories utilising the track network of the world famous Whakarewarewa Forest.  You are bound to go places in the forest you have never been before.This event is suitable for […]

NZOC2022 – The Battle of Canaan Downs (Matt Ogden)
NZOC2022 – The Battle of Canaan Downs (Matt Ogden)
By Matt - Fri 15 Apr 2022

50 years of New Zealand Orienteering Championships, we are now at the eve of NZOC2022. The calm before the storm. It seems that making it to the start line for this year’s nationals is itself a challenge with many succumbing to COVID or the isolation requirements in the final week. The event though has seen some […]

GODZone 2022
GODZone 2022
By Christo Peters - Thu 31 Mar 2022

A few insights from many of our orienteers who were participating on what is considered one of the toughest GODZone events. Craig Pelvin | Godwits: 1. How do you prepare for GODZone? Training. As a team all with jobs and families this required a lot of juggling and full team ended up only being a couple of weekends […]

Lake Kereta | NWOC double-header weekend
By Christo Peters - Thu 31 Mar 2022

After the success of Nationals 2021 and the camping options at Leighton’s Farm, NWOC wanted to put on a 2-day weekend with maps and camping all in close proximity. The old Wilson Road map, once owned by Rob and Marquita, had been nicely growing away over the last 20 years and with local contacts, permission […]

Katoa Po - A night nav relay race for all ages
Katoa Po | Traversing Taupō turf in the dark 
By Christo Peters - Thu 31 Mar 2022

A night nav relay race for all ages   Katoa Po is one of New Zealand’s longest running orienteering events. Started in 1981, it’s seen teams from all of New Zealand do battle over Taupō’s unique volcanic terrains in the thick of night. One of the highlights of the event is the age restrictions placed on different […]

CMOC - Counties Manukau Orienteering
Club Profile – Counties Manukau Orienteering Club
By Christo Peters - Thu 31 Mar 2022

Brief club background:  Counties Manukau Orienteering Club (CMOC) sees orienteering as a special sport that you can participate in from almost any age, and over your whole life. It has the potential to be an integral part of our communities’ wellbeing, both physically and mentally. The Club has a deep passion for removing or minimising […]

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View from the Chair – March 2022
By Christo Peters - Thu 31 Mar 2022

Well, after 2 years of avoiding Covid like the plague (sorry), it is finally here amongst us. Certainly in my immediate family there have been several cases in recent days and weeks, including one of our boys currently, so I am writing this mid isolation. I hope for those of you also dealing with this, […]

NSL Round 1, Race 1 Review
By Duncan Morrison - Fri 04 Mar 2022

Ingham and Lynch Resume Service Freyberg High School and Pit Park in Palmerston North provided the backdrop for the first ever National Sprint League (NSL) race this evening. While the map and series may be brand new, our victors were certainly not – both Joseph Lynch and Lizzie Ingham picking up where they left off […]

Michael Croxford Getting to know our new ONZ events liaison
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Mar 2022

1. Kia ora Michael, welcome to your new role. Can you talk about your orienteering background and what special skills you are bringing to this role? I first started orienteering back in the late 80s at Kaiapoi High School when I was a member of PAPO. I’ve always loved maps and can remember spending hours studying […]

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View from the Chair – February 2022
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Mar 2022

This week we had an excellent meeting with the organising team for the Nationals. Despite the situation we are currently in on the exponential curve of increasing Covid cases, the team remain committed and positive about running the Nationals in Easter around Nelson. Talking with a number of orienteers in recent weeks, I think the […]

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View from the Chair – January 2022
By Christo Peters - Sat 29 Jan 2022

Well 2022 has well and truly kicked off in fine style for Orienteering, and big congrats to PAPO and Dunedin for running a very successful “Not the” Oceania Orienteering Champs and support events in Canterbury and Otago. Unfortunately I missed it through injury, but heard many positive things about the varied terrain and testing courses […]

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View from the Chair November/December
By Christo Peters - Thu 02 Dec 2021

Well, this Compass Point marks the end of what has been quite an eventful year. There’s been some highs, some challenges, and some losses. High on the list of losses was the passing of Bunny Rathbone in early November. I know this was a loss felt keenly by many people in the orienteering community, and […]

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View from the Chair – October 2021
By Christo Peters - Sat 30 Oct 2021

As I write this the Prime Minister has just been announcing the new traffic light system which will come into play once the country hits the 90% vaccination threshold. It is exciting to think that this system offers us the chance to work, socialise, play, and re-connect with people whilst living with Covid in the […]

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View from the Chair – September 2021
By Christo Peters - Thu 30 Sep 2021

The last few weeks I seem to have been a magnet for anything to do with rules. Before I go into this, I have to declare that I’m not a massive proponent of having lots of rules – my philosophy, partly developed through my work as a business consultant, but also having a father who […]

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