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Jun
22
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Waiuku College leading the way in orienteering (Stuff – Franklin County News)

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Three year 9 girls are turing heads in the orienteering world, after they came away from the North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships with an award.

Despite limited orienteering experience, Waiuku College’s Millie Thompson, Charlize Aicken and Beanie Rattrie came away with the small school section from the event, where the three girls’ aggregate score topped the leaderboard for the category.

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Jun
12
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Kurtis contributes to Kiwi’s win (The Post)

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On Queen’s Birthday weekend, 2 to 4 June, as the rain hammered much of the North Island and many of us crawled a little deeper under the duvet, Kurtis was traipsing through mud and bush in the depths of West Auckland, as he continued challenging his body in the sport of orienteering.

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May
30
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Introducing the New Zealand JWOC Team 2018

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Meet the NZ team heading to the Junior World Orienteering Champs 2018 being held in Kecskemet, Hungary from 8-15 July 2018.

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May
25
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Cambridge’s multisport athlete Sam Bain thrives on adventure racing (Stuff)

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Adventure racer Sam Bain continues to learn how to push the barriers in his life and play.

The Year 9 Cambridge High School student completed the gruelling Hillary Challenge at Tongariro National Park as a part of an eight-member school team in May.

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May
19
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Great Forest Rogaine & NZSS Rogaine Champs

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The Great Forest Rogaine and NZ Secondary School Rogaine Champs are taking place in Rotorua on Saturday 28th July 2018.  3 and 6 hour Foot and MTB options.  For all the info and to enter check out www.obop.org.nz.

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May
18
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Orienteering: Bay siblings more than ready for worlds (NZ Herald – Hawke’s Bay Today)

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If Will Tidswell’s dedication is an indicator it’s no surprise he will become the youngest Kiwi to compete at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Hungary in July.

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May
8
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Nelson Central School races towards assembly area fundraising goal (Stuff – Video)

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Under the golden splendour of the magnificent trees at Nelson Central School, Abby Isherwood on Sunday crossed the finish line of the Central Challenge adventure race.
The 9-year-old St Paul’s Catholic School pupil had just completed the event with her family: Courtenay Isherwood,Yvette Krohn-Isherwood, Eva Isherwood, 8, and their dog, Dante.
“It was quite hard,” Abby said of the challenge to locate checkpoints on the route in the team orienteering event known as a rogaine.

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May
2
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Challenge puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising (Stuff)

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Nelson Central School’s orienteering fundraiser is back. Designed for all ages and abilities, the Central Challenge is a unique fundraiser involving teamwork, exercise and cunning, but above all it’s about fun.
Event organiser Janja Heathfield was excited to see it run again for its second year.

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Apr
26
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

How to Upload Photos to ONZ Website Groups

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Anyone can register on the Orienteering NZ website and upload updates, links, and images into groups on the ONZ website. From there they can be shared out to multiple Facebook/Twitter groups and pages.

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Apr
23
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Orienteering Students to Defend North Island Champs Titles (Stuff)

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Stuff Article – Pukekohe Intermediate School’s best orienteering students are off to the North Island Secondary School Orienteering Championships in Levin this week.
The 26 students will be defending their 2017 titles for best overall boys and best over all school.
Their success was recently honoured with the Junior Team of the Year prize at the Counties Manukau Sport Franklin Junior Sports Awards and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony.

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Apr
20
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Think fast, move fast (Otago Daily Times)

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Moving fast and finding your way around an unfamiliar area are two very different skills. But they are pair that go together well for Tom Spencer and Alistair Richardson.
The Dunedin duo will be among the top contenders at this weekend’s South Island orienteering championships, to be held in the Dunedin Botanic Garden and on Signal Hill.
More than 200 people from around New Zealand and Australia are expected at the event, with one competitor coming from as far away as Israel.

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Apr
18
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

New IOF WOD/Schools Orienteering Leaflet Available

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Let's Go Orienteering Brochure

The IOF World Orienteering Day have produced a new leaflet “Let’s GO Orienteering” – download from the ONZ website publications or schools resources pages.

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Apr
17
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Hundreds of people evacuated from Woodhill Forest after illegal poachers spotted (Stuff)

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Hundreds of people were forced to leave a large Auckland forest after illegal poachers fired gunshots.
The incident has sparked a warning from local iwi for poachers to stay away from Woodhill Forest in north-west of Auckland.
Woodhill forest – which was popular for mountain biking, tree climbing, horse riding and paintball – was evacuated when gunshots were heard during Easter weekend.

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Apr
17
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Callum Farmer earns U16 Sportsman of the Year prize at junior sports awards

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Navigating unknown fields and running distances of up to 12 kilometres has earned a Pukekohe boy an accolade at this year’s Counties Manukau Sport  Franklin Junior Sports Awards and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. Callum Farmer has been orienteering since he was year 7 and now at year 10, Callum is claiming awards and travelling parts of the world for the sport he loves
He claimed the Pak’n Save Pukekohe U16 Sportsman of the Year at the recent awards, which were held in Pukekohe, and said he was proud of his achievement. 

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Mar
26
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Big chunk of competitors in orienteering event schoolkids (Stuff)

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Stuff newspaper article: Schoolchildren were well-represented at a Geraldine orienteering event at the weekend, with one third of the 357 competitors aged 11 to 18.
Event controller Mike Harding said his hope for the Geraldine Rogaine Autumn Muster, held near Woodbury on Sunday, was to get young people interested in orienteering, so he was pleased with the turnout.
“Quite a few families too,” he said.

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Mar
23
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Orienteering event to send students up the wall (Stuff)

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An event which will see people mapping out a route during a race around Geraldine will help raise money for a refurbishment of the Geraldine High School gymnasium.
The school’s PTA has organised the Geraldine Rogaine Autumn Muster (Gram) this Sunday, and proceeds from the event will go towards a climbing wall for the gym.

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Feb
16
Auckland Orienteering Club

2018 Nationals Shirts Orders Close 25 Feb 2018

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Deadline for ordering NZOC2018 commemorative running shirts is Sunday February 25th 2018 so they can be produced in time for Easter.

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Jan
20
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

2017 Australian Orienteering Championships Highlights Video

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Australian Orienteering Champs 2017

 

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Dec
7
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Vacancies: Pre-Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) Training Coach and JWOC Coach 2018

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Orienteering NZ is looking for a pre-JWOC Coach to work with those orienteers wishing to trial for JWOC and those selected to better prepare for the event.
In addition, ONZ is asking for applications for the JWOC Coach that will travel with the team to Hungary in July 2018 continuing with training onsite and during JWOC.

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Sep
3
ONZ Mapping Committee

Orienteeirng NZ Mapping Bulletin 4 – August 23, 2017

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In this edition – introduction of ISOM 2017 and the issues this creates for map management. Includes articles on the introduction of ISOM 2017 and conversions, overprint settings for colours in OCAD, good practice for symbol numbering and the introduction of a possible ISOM 2017 conversion tool.

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Aug
15
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Wellington College’s Joseph Lynch navigates his way to victory (Stuff)

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Wellington College student Joseph Lynch has navigated his way to victory. The 17-year-old won both the senior boys’ sprint and long titles at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships in Masterton last month.

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Aug
2
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Route Planning in Rogaining (Thomas Reynolds)

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Rogaine Planning Preview

Rogaining, or score events, add some different challenges from traditional orienteering. Not only do you have to find the controls, but you have to decided which order to collect them. Planning a good route can be helpful in terms of controlling the difficulty of navigation, making the most of your strengths and maximising points for a given distance. There are a few key things to think about when sitting down to plan a rogaine. Here’s my take on a good process to approach planning a rogaine route.

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Jul
14
NZ JWOC Team

JWOC2017 Blog – Long Distance Live Video Feed – 6pm onwards Friday 14 July

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The JWOC long distance event is available live online tonight NZ 6pm 14 July 2017 onwards.

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Jul
13
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JWOC2017 Blog – JWOC 2017 Sprint Maps and Results (World of O)

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In the men’s class New Zealand’s Tommy Hayes showed yet again that New Zealand is a top Sprint nations -taking the Silver medal only 8 seconds behind Ojanaho.

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Jul
12
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Tommy Hayes – hard battles also on home ground (IOF News)

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The Kiwis have done very well internationally for some years. In the Sprint, New Zealand got yet another medal at JWOC. Tommy Hayes flew into the leader time and was in front in the men’s class, which had 173 participants, for almost 42 minutes. As one of the last starters, Olli Ojanaho managed to get […]

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