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Blog | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 2
Flyer has Wings (NZOC-2019) - 29/09/2018 05:13

It’s always fun to have an event to look forward to. An A5 leaflet with events dates and map is currently in the air on it’s way to Australia to be handed out to orienteers at the Australian Nationals. Please distribute and share the news for us as we have some outstanding orienteering underway.

Volunteer Training: Thriving Under Fire (TUF) Programme - 06/09/2018 01:09
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

The award winning TUF (Thriving Under Fire) programme has recently been launched on SportTutor. This programme is relevant and available to everyone who deals with ‘passionate people’ in any sporting context. Over the course of four self-paced modules, you’ll learn how to understand and respond to an upset person, manage your own emotions when faced with […]

NZ Crew at Cerkno Cup 2018
Cerkno Cup (Gene Beveridge Blog) - 31/08/2018 02:45
By Gene Beveridge

Slovenia delivered on all fronts with some tough orienteering and wonderful settings. 5 races in 5 days, 3 middle distances in some of the world famous karst terrain, 1 long distance in the mountains and a sprint in the small town of Cerkno.

OBOP invites you to Vindaloo MTBO weekend and the Central District champs 2018 - 24/08/2018 11:52
By Erin Swanson

Vindaloo MTBO Weekend 2018 Orienteering Bay of Plenty (OBOP) is running the Vegas Vindaloo Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) Weekend on 29-30 September 2018. MTBO Sprint, MTBO Long and MTBO Rogaine on the fantastic trails around Rotorua. Central Districts Foot Orienteering Championships 2018 OBOP is also resurrecting the Central Districts Foot Orienteering Champs on 3-4 November […]

Gene Beveridge running at WOC 2018
WOC Reflection (Gene Beveridge Blog) - 20/08/2018 02:40
By Gene Beveridge

I’ve had some time to reflect on another WOC and form some ideas about what I’m trying to achieve.

Email Scam Alert: Orienteering Clubs and Volunteers targeted - 17/08/2018 11:36
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

A local orienteering club has reported they have recently (Thursday 16 Aug 2018) received a targeted email scam attempt. The attempt was not successful and the club has reported it to Netsafe and ONZ.

Map Sample WOC2018 Relay
Stable WOC Relay (Gene Beveridge Blog) - 16/08/2018 05:14
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Stable runs from the New Zealand men’s relay team got us a 17th, 1 place down from the our good result in Scotland 3 years ago. We were very happy with the 16th at that World Champs because it was much better than previous years. This year felt somewhat different though, maybe because the expectations were higher. However, 17th is good, looking at the incredible strength of the competition, and reflects 3 stable runs, far different to last year’s disaster. Our Women’s team placed similarly, 19th.

WOC 2018 – (Matt Ogden Blog) - 16/08/2018 05:06
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

After the National Championships earlier this year and with the Master’s completed I made the decision to have another crack at WOC. The objectives of this WOC project focused on seeing how an NZ based campaign compared to others I have done; in terms of the experience, the feelings, and the performances.

Tom Reynolds Team
Whangamata 12 hour Adventure Race (Tom Reynolds Blog) - 14/08/2018 03:15
By Thomas Reynolds

The 2018 Whangamata Adventure Race took place from a base in Opoutere, not far north of Whangamata. The 12 hour race included 5 stages in a loops format from the start finish.

2018 Australian Orienteering Carnival
Notice for NZ participants attending Australian Relay Championships, Sunday 30th Sept 2018 - 13/08/2018 03:20
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Jean Cory-Wright is coordinating all NZ teams for the Australian Relay Championships event on Sunday 30th Sept 2018. NZ participants are asked to contact Jean with additional details.

2018 Australian Orienteering Carnival
LIDAR Orienteering Mapping Workshop during 2018 Australian Championships carnival in South Australia - 13/08/2018 03:12
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Find out the latest in mapping, including case studies in the use of LIDAR, the new mapping specifications and converting old maps to the new mapping specifications. Friday 5 October 2018, No cost, Para Wirra National Park.

WOC Nerves (Gene Beveridge Blog) - 09/08/2018 05:04
By Gene Beveridge

So far my experience this year at the World Orienteering Champs has been limited to spectating, but I finally hit the start line tomorrow in my 4th WOC relay.

Perfect Flow Podcast #2 – Lizzie Ingham Brokenhearted - 08/08/2018 11:22
By Gene Beveridge

In this, the second episode of the Perfect Flow podcast, Gene Beveridge talks to Lizzie Ingham, New Zealand’s best ever female orienteer about her early successes and the unforeseen condition which tried its best to derail her career. Not only is Lizzie healthy now but she made a return to representing New Zealand yesterday at World Orienteering Champs here in Latvia.

Lizzie Ingham - WOC2018
Steps Forward (Lizzie Ingham Blog) - 08/08/2018 05:45
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

There have been countless times over the last years, months and weeks that I’ve wanted to write publicly about the health issues I’ve been experiencing. But I’ve held off, firstly as I haven’t felt ready, and secondly because it’s such a long story, I just haven’t quite known where to start.

Clued-up kids get orienteering course back on track (Stuff Marlborough-Express) - 08/08/2018 12:43
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Tattered markers on an orienteering course have received a much needed makeover thanks to  a team of clued-up kids. Year 6 students at Grovetown School near Blenheim have given a new lease of life to the orienteering course at Mistletoe Bay Eco Village in the Marlborough Sounds.

Tim Robertson - NZ Herald
Tim Robertson won silver in the World Orienteering Championship sprint in Latvia (NZ Herald) - 06/08/2018 12:56
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Kiwi orienteering star Tim Robertson claimed New Zealand’s first ever medal at a World Orienteering Championships on Sunday in Latvia. In a historic performance in which the 22-year-old led at every split time, Robertson was ahead by 0.7 seconds at the final pre-warning before being edged out of the gold medal by Switzerland’s Daniel Hubmann by a slim 1.1 seconds to take silver.

Perfect Flow: The Tim Robertson Story - 04/08/2018 11:12
By Nick Smith

Gene Beveridge chats to NZ sprint star Tim Robertson about how he went from running his first World Champs in 2012 (at the age just 16!) to now being one of the favorites for a medal six years later.

NZ JWOC Team 2018 – Middle Final Event vlog#12 - 14/07/2018 04:10

Last individual day at JWOC! Some great results in an insanely technical and physical middle distance!

Middle Qual
NZ JWOC 2018 Team – Middle Distance Start Times (Friday Night NZST) - 13/07/2018 07:00

NZ team pleased to have four athletes in the A final tomorrow; congrats to Katie, Max, Joe & Cameron. They will all be wearing GPS. First starts B & C final 10:01, women A final 11:31 & men A final 12:02. Team in good spirits & looking forward to the technical courses tomorrow in Bócsa.

JWOC Middle Qual
NZ JWOC Team 2018 – Middle Qualification Event vlog#11 - 13/07/2018 05:58

A pretty successful day at the Middle Qual! In some tricky terrain the team managed to pull out some great performances! Super pumped for the Finals tomorrow!

NZ JWOC 2018 Team – Making Friends (Day #10) - 12/07/2018 07:34

Instead of a vlog of the NZ JWOC 2018 Team resting, check out what the team got up to today, making Friends!

Middle Terrain
World of O – JWOC 2018 All You Need to Know - 11/07/2018 04:56

The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2018 (#JWOC2018) starts with Long on Monday July 9th, continues with Sprint on Tuesday, Middle Qual on Thursday, Middle Final on Friday and Relay on Sunday.

JWOC 2018 Sprint Map
World of O – JWOC Sprint 2018 Maps, Results, GPS Analysis - 11/07/2018 04:48

JWOC Sprint brought a surprise win for Germany’s Colin Kolbe in the men’s class and a favourite win by Simona Aebersold (Switzerland) in the women’s class. World of O Analysis.

NZ JWOC Team 2018 – Sprint Event vlog#9 - 11/07/2018 08:32

All the action from the Sprint Distance here at JWOC 2018!

NZ JWOC Team 2018 – Long Distance Event vlog#8 - 10/07/2018 09:20

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