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Jul
2
Christo Peters

Greig Hamilton on the Berkley Marathon  

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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 […]

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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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May
20
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Change of heart revitalises top orienteer (Newsroom)

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Change of heart revitalises top orienteer (Newsroom)

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.

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May
12
Christo Peters

GREAT FOREST ROGAINE – ROTORUA – 23 JULY 2022

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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 […]

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May
3
Christo Peters

View from the Chair – April 2022

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First things first, big congrats to the organising team at Nelson Orienteering Club for hosting what sounded like a fantastic NZ Foot Orienteering Champs. By all accounts the event was a great success, with some outstanding terrain, good maps and courses, and even the weather gods smiled. Unfortunately I was not able to personally attend, […]

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May
1
Christo Peters

What is on at the Australian Orienteering Carnival 2022?

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The 2022 Australian Orienteering Carnival is based in the Central Highlands area of Victoria and will bring competitors in range of a series of historic towns.  This article will help you work out where you might want to stay, what to visit and what to steer clear of, to make this a great holiday as well as a […]

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Apr
15
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NZOC2022 – The Battle of Canaan Downs (Matt Ogden)

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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 […]

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Mar
31
Christo Peters

GODZone 2022

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GODZone 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 […]

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Mar
31
Christo Peters

Lake Kereta | NWOC double-header weekend

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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 […]

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Mar
31
Christo Peters

Katoa Po | Traversing Taupō turf in the dark 

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Katoa Po - A night nav relay race for all ages

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 […]

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Mar
31
Christo Peters

World Masters MTBO Champs  |  Portugal, Oct 2021

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World MTBO Masters 2021

At the end of the European summer last year we were fortunate to have the World MastersMTBO Champs go ahead. It was touch and go for a bit given the rising Covid numbers at the time, and a bunch of additional restrictions were put in to keep the Masters competitors separate from the Juniors who […]

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Mar
31
Christo Peters

Club Profile – Counties Manukau Orienteering Club

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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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Mar
31
Christo Peters

View from the Chair – March 2022

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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, […]

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Mar
28
Christo Peters

The Central Junior Camp

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Central Junior Camp hosted by Orienteering Wellington

The Lower North Island/Central regional training camp was based in the Wairarapa, giving the group opportunities to work on establishing and extending fundamental techniques on a wide variety of terrain. Coaching from Briana Steven, Joe Lynch, Kaia Jorgensen and Simon Teesdale allowed us to break the group into three cohorts based on experience and skills […]

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Mar
11
Malcolm Ingham

NSL Round 1 Headcam videos

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For those interested here is the link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb_AJm6VxDu6CJgArBqA59vZ1CAMUGltw to the headcam videos taken by Joseph Lynch as he generally blitzed the field last weekend.

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Mar
7
Duncan Morrison

NSL Round 1, Race 3 & 4 Review

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Clean sweep for Lynch Dominating performances all weekend gave Joseph Lynch the perfect start to the Inaugural National Sprint Series (NSL). The Christchurch based athlete proved unbeatable, posting two further wins in Sunday’s double header sprints held in Levin to round out the clean sweep. The first race of the day at Levin Primary, Intermediate […]

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Mar
5
Duncan Morrison

NSL Round 1, Race 2 Review

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Salmon Punches BackAuckland’s Penelope Salmon (U20) waited until the final few controls to deliver the knock out blow today at the NSL Round 1 Knock Out Sprint. Sprinting to the win by a mere 0.3sec over Lizzie Ingham, Salmon fired her counter punch after the forked section of the course, hunting down and passing Ingham […]

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Mar
4
Duncan Morrison

NSL Round 1, Race 1 Review

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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 […]

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Mar
3
Duncan Morrison

NSL Round 1 Preview: Turbo Sprint Weekend

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Palmerston North and Levin will play host to the first round of the 2022 National Sprint League (NSL). A busy weekend awaits competitors with the program including 3 sprint distance events and a 4 race knock out sprint event, all to be held on challenging campus and parkland maps. Friday evening opens proceedings with a […]

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