Sep
30
Christo Peters

Understanding ONZ’s Membership – Part 2

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Last month we started to have a look at some of the information generated from enrollments on our national membership database. In part one we learnt that there was a significant interest in rogaine events – nearly half our members expressed an interest in a discipline which currently makes up 14% of the events offered […]

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Sep
30
Christo Peters

View from the Chair – September 2021

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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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Sep
29
Christo Peters

The Big Trig – celebrating 30 years of Rogaine in New Zealand

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In 1991 Orienteering Hutt Valley ran New Zealand’s first rogaine. Over time events worked up to 24hr rogaine classics and the popular 3hr after-work format was created. To mark 30 years of rogaining in New Zealand, Orienteering Hutt Valley’s  year’s Big Trig run between Fri 10th and Sun 12th Dec.  The event will consist of […]

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Aug
31
Christo Peters

View from the Chair August 2021

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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 […]

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Aug
31
Christo Peters

Orienteering and Covid – a brief look at things in the UK

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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 […]

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Aug
29
Christo Peters

Understanding ONZ’s Membership

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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 […]

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Aug
16
Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator)

Post WOC reflections with Tim Robertson and Ralph Street

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Orienteering Australia hosted a call with New Zealand’s Tim Robertson and Great Brittan’s Ralph Street to discuss their experience of the recent World Orienteering Championships in the Czech Republic. Tim goes into depth about the fortress maze that made up much of the sprint race and Ralph shares his insights on the extremely demanding middle […]

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Aug
1
Christo Peters

The Southern Cross Challenge has been cancelled – what now?

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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 […]

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Jul
15
Russell Higham (ONZ Events Liaison)

Waterproof Paper discussion June 2020

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A Paper on Paper (feedback appreciated) Michael Croxford A recent discussion between a group of mappers, event organisers and competitors in New Zealand regarding paper has produced some technical advice for clubs when considering which paper to use for events big and small. The main piece of advice is horses for courses. If you are […]

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Jun
3
Joolz

JWOC experience

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The 2021 NZ JWOC team, as with last year, are unable to travel overseas to compete due to COVID19. The focus for the team is instead Queen’s Birthday.  The JWOC team will stay together and the manager/coach duo of Sarah Stewart and Matt Ogden along with the PAPO event organising team will aim to provide […]

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Apr
30
Joolz Moore (ONZ Editor)

My view of the 2021 MTBO Champs: Still learning nav at bottom end of the results

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NZ MTBO Champs

I was invited onto the NZ Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) committee over a year ago now. It really was a surprise since I manage to consistently hover on the lower edge of the results table, but I am what you call a keen enthusiast. This year at the MTBO Champs there was a really good […]

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Apr
28
Christo Peters

Invitation to take part in the Australian Champs

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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 […]

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Apr
16
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Stuff Article – Faavae leads Nelson Orienteering Clubs winning run at nationals

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Stuff Article – Faavae leads Nelson Orienteering Clubs winning run at nationals

https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/124797543/faavae-leads-nelson-orienteering-clubs-winning-run-at-nationals

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Mar
30
Christo Peters

Wellington to host 2021 Junior Camp

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Junior Camp

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 […]

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Feb
27
Joolz

MTB Orienteering Champs 2021

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ThMTB orienteering champs are for all bikers who like to make adventure trips interesting

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Feb
26
Joolz

Good sport, and medical practise, with Doctor Tom

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Tom Reynolds talks about his own orienteering experiences, and medical orienteering practises, as well as sports governance.

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Dec
25
Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator)

Leg by Leg #16: Brook Heights Urban O and BBQ

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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. The Brook Heights Urban O and BBQ was on 19/12/2020. The guest […]

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Dec
23
Christo Peters

Talk with Christo Peters | ONZ General Manager

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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 […]

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Dec
22
Christo Peters

ONZ Under 23 High-Performance Camp | 6-11 December 2020

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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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Dec
21
Joolz

Junior O Camp – Participant feedback

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Not many countries around the world could have a gathering this big and also safely accommodate them to participate in intensive sport coaching. In NZ, we are lucky enough for 2020 to have ended well with 80 orienteering juniors testing their running and map skills in hot weather on a variety of terrain in the […]

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Dec
21
Joolz

Crocodile XC park MTBO

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Man and son with bikes looking at map

When asked if I would control an MTBO event at Halswell Quarry in Christchurch I envisioned an event traversing the open spaces of the Quarry Park with a few controls on the Crocodile and C2 MTBO tracks. Clearly I hadn’t been mountain-biking there for a couple of years or been in the park on a […]

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Dec
20
Joolz

Talk with Mondo Kopua | Marlborough Orienteering Club President 

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Southern O Week starts in Marlborough on 9th January 2021 with Nelson and Marlborough Orienteering clubs working together to host the first events. It is time to find out about the Marlborough Orienteering Club (MOC) and ask their president how the club is attracting a bunch of new members recently. Thanks Mondo for taking the time to talk with us. […]

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Dec
2
Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator)

Leg by Leg #15: Canaan Downs Club Event

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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. The Canaan Downs club event was on 29/11/2020. The guest is Zefa […]

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Nov
30
Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator)

Leg by Leg #14: Pokapu (Central) Districts Champs Long

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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. The Pokapu (Central) Districts Champs long distance was on 29/11/2020. The guest […]

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Nov
30
Joolz

South Taitonga Regional & Canterbury Champs Middle Distance: Kairaki

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Controller’s report: A brand new map ! But even at walking pace, this had me scratching my head a few times as we inspected the planned control sites. Yes, the contour data is generally excellent, but there’s a few spots where the clearings need a bit of work. We avoided the worst offenders and relocated […]

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