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Central Junior Camp hosted by Orienteering Wellington
The Central Junior Camp
By Christo Peters - Mon 28 Mar 2022

The Lower North Island/Central regional training camp was based in the Wairarapa, giving the group opportunities to work on establishing and extending fundamental techniques on a wide variety of terrain. Coaching from Briana Steven, Joe Lynch, Kaia Jorgensen and Simon Teesdale allowed us to break the group into three cohorts based on experience and skills […]

Leg by Leg #16: Brook Heights Urban O and BBQ
By Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator) - Fri 25 Dec 2020

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 […]

Junior O Camp – Participant feedback
By Joolz - Mon 21 Dec 2020

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 […]

Leg by Leg #15: Canaan Downs Club Event
By Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator) - Wed 02 Dec 2020

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 […]

Leg by Leg #14: Pokapu (Central) Districts Champs Long
By Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator) - Mon 30 Nov 2020

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 […]

Leg by Leg #13: Pokapu (Central) Districts Champs Middle
By Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator) - Sun 29 Nov 2020

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 […]

Leg by Leg #12: Te Rau Puriri Rogaine
By Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator) - Sun 29 Nov 2020

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 […]

Leg by Leg #11: Slater Road AOS
By Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator) - Sun 15 Nov 2020

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. AOS 5 (delayed) was on 15/11/2020. The guest is Alice Tilley of […]

Leg by Leg #10: Riverhead Rogaine
By Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator) - Sun 01 Nov 2020

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. Race 1 of the Rogaine Series was on 01/11/2020. The guest is […]

Leg by Leg #9: NZ Champs Middle
By Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator) - Sun 25 Oct 2020

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. This race on the Osgiliath map was on 25/10/2020. The guest is […]

Leg by Leg #8: NISS Long
By Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator) - Mon 19 Oct 2020

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. This schools race on the Waiuku South / Port View map was […]

Leg by Leg #7: NISS Sprint
By Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator) - Sat 17 Oct 2020

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. This schools race on the Tuakau College map was on 17/10/2020. The […]

Leg by Leg #6: AOS 9 Riverhead Forest
By Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator) - Sun 11 Oct 2020

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. This local race on the Riverhead Forest HQ map was on 11/10/2020. […]

Leg by Leg #5: Scotts Ferry
By Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator) - Mon 05 Oct 2020

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. This local race on the Scotts Ferry map was on 04/10/2020. The […]

Leg by Leg #4: Night Nav Halswell Quary
By Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator) - Thu 17 Sep 2020

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. Night Nav Halswell Quary was on 16/09/2020. The guest is Alan Moore […]

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Leg by Leg #3: Canterbury School Long Champs
By Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator) - Mon 14 Sep 2020

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. Canterbury Schools Long Champs was on 13/09/2020. The episode is most suitable […]

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Leg by Leg #2: Canterbury Schools Sprint Champs
By Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator) - Sat 12 Sep 2020

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. Canterbury Schools Sprint Champs was on 12/09/2020. The episode is most suitable […]

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Leg By Leg #1 – Hogs Back Ultralong
By Gene Beveridge (ONZ Training Coordinator) - Fri 11 Sep 2020

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. Hogs Back Ultralong was on 05/09/2020. The episode is most suitable for […]

Junior Camp – Day 2
By Catriona McBean - Wed 17 Dec 2014

In three words we could describe todays map as; steep, green and lots of fight. Todays training plan consisted of long distance training and a flying shamile.             In the morning we had the long distance training which was a 5.6km course with 375m of climb. The course had controls […]

Junior Camp 2014 – Day 1
By Catriona McBean - Mon 15 Dec 2014

Junior Camp 2014 DAY 1 Today we went to the Hapua Wetlands map, a rugged farmland scattered with pockets of native bush. The forest areas were somewhat overgrown compared to what was indicated on the map, making progress through the forest fairly slow.           In the morning we split into our […]

Sprint Simulation Exercise
By Anna Robertson - Sun 20 Jul 2014

Today we headed down to Samakov to run on the feared ‘Vazrajdane’ map (Translation from Bulgarian is “Vicious Great Danes”) If you have not already read NBH’s blog “Who let the dogs out” https://www.orienteering.org.nz/junior-world-championships/dogs-out/, then you need to read this to get background on why we approached this map with fear and trembling! It is […]

Middle Distance Simulation
By Anna Robertson - Sat 19 Jul 2014

We drove 20 minutes, to Reylovo, to run the a middle distance simulation using the same format as the long distance – designated vehicles, model map, start draw and a last chance to practice through the race day routines. The NZ boys achieved celebrity status when an old gentleman appeared and struck up a conversation […]

COACHING BLOG – On Orienting Oneself (Jamie Stewart)
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Mon 03 Feb 2014

Well congratulations for finding your way here – to the coaching blog, the self-help section of this website. You have managed to correctly orient yourself.  Here is where we care about you as an orienteer. Many have mulled about the name “orienteering”.  While certainly not as unfortunate as “rogaining”, it has never been an easy […]

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