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Dec
3
Christo Peters

Bunny Rathbone Memorial Service – 22 Dec, Dunedin

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There will be a Memorial Service for Bunny at 9am on Thursday 22 December 2022 at the Anderson’s Bay Cemetery Chapel in Dunedin for Bunny Rathbone. Any ONZ members would be most welcome to attend. Below is a link to the tribute web page which anyone can visit and contribute to: www.weremember.com/bunny-rathbone/0o2u/memories?utm_campaign=memorial_share

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Nov
24
Christo Peters

Passing of Ann Scott

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We were very saddened to hear about the passing of Ann Scott, following a long illness. We know that Ann had a long history with orienteering and was a stalwart of the Southland orienteering scene who contributed a huge amount over many decades. By all accounts much of this contribution was done without fanfare, driven […]

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Nov
6
Christo Peters

Wairarapa 40th celebrations report booklet

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It definitely sounds like Wairarapa’s recent 40th Anniversary celebrations went well. Bryan Teahan has kindly put together a results booklet to mark the event. For those interested, please click here to read the PDF.

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Nov
3
Christo Peters

What is your National Council up to at the moment? – October 2022

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In October council approved a proposed new format for deciding personal places at WOC. In simple terms, those that win the 21E categories at the Oceania Champs get personal places at WOC over and above those allocated to their country. With the division of WOC into Sprint in even years and forest in odd years, […]

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Nov
3
Christo Peters

Orienteering vision

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Good vision is crucial in orienteering, so you want to optimise it to make competing easier. In this article I will go through several ways you can assist your eyes in reading maps more clearly. Glasses are most people’s go to solution to see, which is great, but they have limitations in orienteering. The lenses […]

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Nov
2
Christo Peters

Balance is better (Sport NZ) – review of ‘Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialised World’ by David Epstein

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Many of you will know about Sport New Zealand’s “Balance is Better” campaign that discourages early specialisation in sport, advocating for our tamariki and rangatahi to be exposed to a range of sporting opportunities early in their lives. In this article Hamish Rogers reviews David Epstein’s book “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialised World“, […]

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Nov
2
Christo Peters

The other side of the carnival  | Behind the OZ champs

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A huge thank you to Orienteering Australia and David Jaffe for letting us re-print this article on the side of orienteering carnivals that the general public never sees: Nine races in nice days.  Bigger than O-Ringen, Swiss O week, Scotland’s skimpy six days and Finland’s feeble five days. We Aussies are made of sterner stuff.  Well […]

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Nov
2
Christo Peters

Connecting worldwide  |  IOF webinars

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From November and once every month until February 2023, you will have a unique opportunity to get insights on orienteering development all over the world. IOF’s Global Development Commission hosts webinars every first Tuesday evening in Europe translated to a 7.30am Wednesday morning webinar in NZ with  presenters and input from various federations and orienteering […]

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Nov
2
Christo Peters

Australian school champs

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All kiwi orienteers have been invited to Western Australia for next year’s Australian Orienteering Championships and Kambarang Karnival incorporating the Australian Schools Orienteering Champs (ASOC) 2023. It looks like it features a load of granite terrain. The Bulletin One PDF linked blow has more details on the 2023 Australian Schools event.  The programme:Event 1: Sat 30 Sept AUS […]

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Nov
2
Christo Peters

View from the Chair – October 2022

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his column will be short and sweet this month as I am immersed in planning for the upcoming NZ MTBO Champs and have limited time to write this. It feels great to be planning a major event again, particularly one where people will be coming from overseas – already we have several Australians and even […]

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Oct
3
Christo Peters

ONZ Council Update | September 2022

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What is your National Council up to at the moment? The agenda for the Council met on 19th September included the scheduling of the HP Hui, a recent meeting with Athletics NZ, further discussion about map scales, the of future filming of the NZSS Championships, the manager’s report from the WUOC and the progression of […]

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Oct
3
Christo Peters

World School Sport Games selection update

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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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Oct
3
Christo Peters

View from the Chair – Sep 2022

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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 […]

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Sep
18
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Bulletin 2 v02 – Australian Orienteering Champs

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There is a new version of the AOC2022 bulletin two and we recommend that you download this version and delete any earlier versions (for those who have been organised and we know many of us are).  There are some important changes in this bulletin and they include: Use of pre-allocated start times for Goldfields 3-Day […]

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Aug
12
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Taupō Orienteering 2022 season opens with Rogaine (Rotorua Daily Post)

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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/

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Aug
8
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NZ Secondary Schools 2022 Orienteering Champs Video (Māori Active)

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Aug
2
Christo Peters

View from the Chair – July 2022

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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 […]

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Jul
2
Christo Peters

Greig Hamilton on the Berkley Marathons  

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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 […]

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Jul
2
Christo Peters

View from the Chair – June 2022

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After 2 years of international competition being in simmer mode, the heat has well and truly turned up, with the first international Kiwi team travelling to Europe to compete in World Championships since 2019. There has been a palpable buzz and lift in energy around elite competition this year. It was noticeable at the Queens […]

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May
31
Christo Peters

Interview | JWOC Coach Briana

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How many times have you been to JWOC? How old were you when you first went?I have been to JWOC twice in 2018 and 2019. My last year of eligibility was 2020 unfortunately! I was 17 when I first went, and in year 13 at school. What did you enjoy the most when you were […]

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May
31
Christo Peters

ONZ Innovation Award winner Cameron de L’Isle’s project omap.nz

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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 […]

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May
31
Christo Peters

Club Profile – Orienteering Waikato

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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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May
31
Christo Peters

Martin rides to podium – Vic MTBO Champs

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The Victorian champs weekend started on Saturday 14 May 2022 in the morning with the Middle Distance on the Nerrina map on the eastern outskirts of Ballarat. The middle distance event run on Saturday morning utilised the extremely complex single track network east of the Little Bendigo Primary School (the central assembly venue for all […]

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May
31
Christo Peters

View from the Chair – May 2022

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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 […]

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May
29
Christo Peters

Woods named to Manage 2022 WUOC Team

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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 […]

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