Aug
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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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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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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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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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Nov
30
Joolz

Is COVID-19 disrupting NZ’s chance to compete at events?

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Are New Zealand international athletes disadvantaged by taking COVID-19 seriously?Recently the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) circulated the minutes of their November Council Meeting showing a clear preference to press on with the international calendar despite Covid-19.  This approach may come at a cost – true international representation. IOF is proposing that world championships in all […]

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Nov
30
Joolz

Orienteering at a later age

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Carmen Fookes in Switzerland med size

I am definitely no expert when it comes to orienteering, having only started on the fun-loving side of 40, but I have learnt a few things over the past three to four years that may help some of you in the same situation. It is such a great sport but it can be frustrating at […]

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Nov
30
Joolz

Be comfortable with being uncomfortable

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Two reports from the NZ Rogaine Champs in Hanmer Springs 2020. The first report is from Canterbury orienteer Greig Hamilton, who was in the top winning team with Chris Forne, and the following report is from an orienteering junior team, also from Canterbury: The event was held in Hanmer Springs, and this proved to be a great […]

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Nov
29
Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator)

Leg by Leg #13: Pokapu (Central) Districts Champs Middle

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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 middle distance was on 28/11/2020. The guest […]

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Nov
29
Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator)

Leg by Leg #12: Te Rau Puriri Rogaine

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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 Te Rau Puriri Rogaine was on 29/11/2020. The guest is Cam […]

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Nov
26
Joolz

Southern O entries open

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Entries are open for Southern O Week. Southern O will feature 6 courses for all events, so there will be a course to suit everyone. Enthusiasm for events has been building since Oceania has moved further away. See the updated website for daily events, and start booking-up some Summer nav fun.Enter here #SouthernOWeek #SouthernO #orienteeringNZ #SOW

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Nov
18
Joolz

Entries closing for Central Pokapū regionals

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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 […]

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