The New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Orienteering Team made a successful start to the Southern Cross Junior Challenge in Queensland today, winning all four grades. Yesterday’s event was the first of three events, in which the NZ team compete against teams from the Australian states. It was a sprint orienteering event held on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
As you may or may not have realised, Orienteering NZ’s selection policy is currently under review and a draft has been put out for comment (See https://www.orienteering.org.nz/resources/policies/). In the interests of starting some discussion on the matter (albiet slightly late in the piece given submissions close on the 1st Sept), and to highlight some of the […]
Update from the New Zealand WOC team on their training in Sweden. Looking forward to following the live coverage and GPS tracking starting this Saturday!
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Today the team raced the Swiss National Relay champs, held just north of Zurich on a map called Hasenberg. The terrain was part typical continental Europe forest, with a plethora of tracks in a grid like pattern, with dark green areas accompanied by flat, featureless contours. The other part of the map was steep, detailed […]
Arriving in Zurich on the 23rd starts my journey towards JWOC 2016, with just under 2weeks until it starts, rest and recovery from jet lag is vital. For the first week I am in Richterswil which is a 4
Past TWALK competitors – its the 50th Anniversary in 2017 – A call for your stories, videos, photos and suggestions…
Another week in Switzerland, another hard week of training. I’m still enjoying Zermatt immensely and have plenty of new places to run in. This past week has been a lot shorter time and distance wise,
While the majority of the team have been juggling uni/school with training alongside daily life, I’m fortunate enough to be able to focus solely on my training.
I recently spent a month in Australia
Tane Cambridge has posted a recap about the Southern Orienteering Week 2016 on his personal website blog.
This guide is intended for clubs and event organisers who would like to upload their event onto New Zealand’s Routegadget.
JWOC 2016 will be held in Switzerland in the Engadin valley from July 9th – 15th. The event centre is in Scoul which has been a well known wellness resort for over 130 years. The scenery is said to be spectacular. On arrival, trainings planned by coach Rob Jessop will help us acclimatise to the European terrain […]
In reply to the Board on the rationale for the exclusion of JWOC members from the New Zealand Secondary Schools Team Edit 2/05/2016 Subsequent to publication it has come to my attention that the proposal to exclude JWOC runners from the Schools Team was actually included as a recommendation as part of the High […]
Join the new OrienteeringNZ slack team – for live NZ Team supporters chat, sharing, and open team work.
Tane Cambridge has posted on his blog about his experiences at the New Zealand Orienteering Championships 2016.
Gene Beveridge has posted on his blog about his experiences at the New Zealand Orienteering Championships 2016.
Tom Reynolds has posted on his blog about his experiences at the New Zealand Orienteering Championships 2016.
A compilation annual of the MTBO pages that have appeared in The Australian Orienteer magazine in 2015 is available online.
Congratulations to the winners of GODZone 2016 – Team Yealands. Several orienteers competed in various teams in the adventure race that included map navigation legs and an elite level foot orienteering course set by Nelson Orienteering Club.
Some cool coverage of the Spirited Women’s Adventure Race held in Rotorua last weekend. The race involved several orienteers and included a Rogaine stage around the Redwoods.
Video – Orienteering – more than just running
We had a good number of teams this year, 14 five-person and 7 seven-person teams. Five-Person Po Kerukeru Trophy Auckland1 won the five-person Po Kerukeru trophy closely followed by Taranaki Turkeys and Hawkes Bay 5.1. Seven-Person Katoa Po Trophy North West 7.1 won the seven-person Katoa Po trophy followed by Hawkes bay 7.1 and […]
Belmont was AWESOME! I came second in white – have to confess I’m proud of myself 🙂 :)!
Can’t wait for next one in Waikanae – wish it would come quicker!!!!!
Preliminary details have been put on the event page for the Katoa Po relay as well as the warmup event on Saturday afternoon and the mini rogaine on Sunday morning. All the events are on a new map – Hoanga and Milky way half way between Taupo and Rotorua. The web page with entry […]