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Blog | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 4
Orienteering event to send students up the wall (Stuff) - 23/03/2018 02:22
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

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.

2018 Nationals Shirts Orders Close 25 Feb 2018 - 16/02/2018 05:50
By Auckland Orienteering Club

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

Australian Orienteering Champs 2017
2017 Australian Orienteering Championships Highlights Video - 20/01/2018 01:56
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe
Vacancies: Pre-Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) Training Coach and JWOC Coach 2018 - 07/12/2017 05:25
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

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.

Orienteeirng NZ Mapping Bulletin 4 – August 23, 2017 - 03/09/2017 06:51
By ONZ Mapping Committee

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.

Joseph Lynch - Photo: Stuff.co.nz
Wellington College’s Joseph Lynch navigates his way to victory (Stuff) - 15/08/2017 04:36
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

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.

Rogaine Planning Preview
Route Planning in Rogaining (Thomas Reynolds) - 02/08/2017 10:00
By Thomas Reynolds

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.

JWOC2017 Blog – Long Distance Live Video Feed – 6pm onwards Friday 14 July - 14/07/2017 05:23

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

JWOC2017 Blog – JWOC 2017 Sprint Maps and Results (World of O) - 13/07/2017 11:20

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.

Tommy Hayes
Tommy Hayes – hard battles also on home ground (IOF News) - 12/07/2017 10:30
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

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 […]

JWOC2017 Blog – Sprint Start Times - 12/07/2017 08:11

The NZ JWOC team move on to the sprint on Wednesday night. GPS coverage and live results will be available on the competition website.

JWOC 2017 Middle Maps sample
JWOC2017 Blog – Middle: Maps and Results (World of O) - 12/07/2017 02:29

World of O article – JWOC2017 Middle: Maps and Results

JWOC2017 Blog – European Youth Orienteering Champs in Slovakia - 02/07/2017 03:07

As part of their JWOC campaign, Jenna Tidswell, Danielle Goodall and Katie Cory-Wright have been competing in the European Youth Orienteering Champs in Slovakia this weekend.

ONZ Mapping Committee – Advice to Mappers for Changes to our Maps - 02/07/2017 03:00
By ONZ Mapping Committee

Advice for NZ mappers regarding the changeover to the new IOF ISOM2017 mapping specification for standard orienteering events.

Gene Beveridge Blog – First Jukola Run Down - 20/06/2017 04:00
By Gene Beveridge

After many years of waiting, I have finally experienced the Jukola mass start. This outrageously big race has never been at the right time of the year for me to compete in, but with WOC earlier than usual this year the opportunity arose.

blog-2017-gene-beveridge-jukola-start credit: Jukola
Gene Beveridge Blog – European Campaign for 2017 - 17/06/2017 05:29
By Gene Beveridge

Here I am on the eve of my first Jukola surrounded by orienteering in another European summer.

2017 New Zealand JWOC Team - 26/05/2017 08:55

Introducing the 2017 New Zealand JWOC Team.

Brawn before beauty

Callum Herries

Post session cheat meal: Tiramisu
Roll up song: All Star
Interval session: 10 x 100m Hill Reps in Au

SI Schools 2017 image
Over 100 competitors compete in SI schools orienteering champs in Nelson (Nelson Mail) - 26/05/2017 03:51
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

A biting southerly wind tested the participants in the 2017 South Island schools orienteering championships in Nelson at the weekend.

Video Preview
Oceania & World Masters Games 2017 – Orienteering Highlight Video (Simon Rouse) - 24/05/2017 12:20
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Simon Rouse shares his video highlight real from his time at the New Zealand Orienteering Carnival 2017 – featuring Oceania 2017, Middle Earth, and the World Masters Games 2017 Orienteering Championships.

IOF May 2017 Newsletter
IOF Newsletter – May 2017 published - 23/05/2017 12:17
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

How to follow World Cup Round 1; Leho: World Orienteering Day and World Cup; WOC 2017: Time to suit up again; MTBO World Cup 2017: Who will be this year’s winners? Clare Durand: “I’m the only serious Trail Orienteer within a three hour drive”
Orienteering in focus in seven big European cities; Walking through footmarks of the past with Gytis Juska; Successful event in Malaysia

Jenna Tidswell
Havelock North High students representing NZ in chosen sports (Stuff Article) - 18/05/2017 01:14
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Havelock North High School students Georgia Hulls and Jenna Tidswell are no strangers to representing their country in their respective sports, and both are soon to do it again.

50 Years of TWALK
“50 Years of TWALK” Documentary Screening in Christchurch - 02/05/2017 02:52
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

A screening of the documentary “50 Years of TWALK” will be held at Bivouac Outdoor, Tower Junction, Christchurch on the 17th of May at 7:30 pm.

North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Champs 19-21 May 2017 - 30/04/2017 08:55
By Lyndon Haugh

Only 3 weeks to go now. Online entry now available. The North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Champs 19-21 May 2017

WMOC and World Masters Games long distance final (IOF News) - 30/04/2017 07:03
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

World Masters Orienteering Championships 2017 and World Masters Games 2017 finished with long distance final in Woodhill Forest “Hedley Dunes” north of Auckland. 23 gold medallists from Australia, Bulgaria, Finland, Great Britain, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.

IOF Event Clinic
New Orienteering Event Advisers educated in Auckland, NZ (IOF News) - 28/04/2017 06:43
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) conducted an Event Advisers Clinic in Auckland, New Zealand on April 28th. The Clinic was held on the rest day of the World Masters Orienteering Championships 2017.