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NZ JWOC Team 2018 – Long Distance Event vlog#8

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All the action and interviews from the Long Distance event at JWOC2018, Hungary!

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Jul
10
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JWOC 2018 Long: Maps and Results (World of O)

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World of O provides a review of the Long Distance JWOC race, maps, and results.

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Jul
9
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NZ JWOC Team 2018 – Opening Ceremony and Sprint Model vlog#7

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Vlog Day 7! Check out the super exciting sprint model, technical model, and Opening Ceremony!

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Jul
8
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NZ JWOC Team 2018 – Training Day Six – Tenches Model Map vlog#6

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Day 6 at JWOC meant travelling to official competition accomodation, and a look at the model map for the terrain races!

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Jul
7
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NZ JWOC Team 2018 – Training Day Five – Middle Simulation Day vlog#5

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Middle Simulation Day and last real training before competition starts! Plus a cheeky house tour!

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Jul
6
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NZ JWOC Team 2018 – Training Day Four vlog#4

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Day 4 here at JWOC Training Week was a nice easy rest day, involving some intervals and a short jog. Check it out!

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Jul
5
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NZ JWOC Team 2018 – Day 3 – Long Distance Simulation vlog#3

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Today was a long distance simulation on a map called Pirto, where most of the team took it relatively easy and focused on getting into the right racing mindset, ready for the long on Monday. Check out the terrain and some of the team’s thoughts!

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Jul
4
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NZ JWOC Team 2018 – Training Day Two #2

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Bit of insight around the terrain and training here at JWOC 2018! Hopefully we can make these daily vlogs so everyone at home can play along too!

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Jul
3
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NZ JWOC Team 2018 – Training Day One #1

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Short video from a leg of todays training in Hungary, JWOC middle distance terrain. Check out what the team is up against! Different but somewhat similar to what we have home in NZ. GPS is a wee bit off, but just to get the idea.

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Jun
29
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NZ Secondary School Orienteering Championships 2018 – Bulletin 2

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The second formal Bulletin contains further useful information about the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2018, and can be downloaded from https://nzssoc2018.papo.org.nz/. Please note: Entries close on the 6th of July. The organisers look forward to seeing all entrants and their supporters in Christchurch on the 19th, 20th and 21st of July.

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Jun
25
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Insight: Sport is a volunteer’s game (Hawkes Bay Today)

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A Hawke’s Bay Orienteering club member, Amron has been drawing and constructing maps voluntarily for the past 10 years and for him, volunteers were essential for sport in the region.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

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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