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King's Birthday 2024 - Golden Bay
King’s Birthday 2024 – Golden Bay
Foot, Sprint, ONZ A-Level Event, ONZ Trials, ONZ Major Event, National O League, National Sprint League, IOF World Ranking Event
  • Foot
  • Sprint
  • ONZ A-Level Event
  • ONZ Trials
  • ONZ Major Event
  • National O League
  • National Sprint League
  • IOF World Ranking Event

Event Date

Sat 01 Jun 2024 - Mon 03 Jun 2024

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Event Information

Nelson Orienteering Club invites orienteers from New Zealand and overseas to celebrate high quality orienteering in the top of the South Island of New Zealand for King’s Birthday 2024, the long weekend of 1 – 3 June 2024. The team of setters and controllers are planning to deliver great courses in one of the most beautiful locations of this already pretty stunning country: Golden Bay, off the beaten track one bay over from Nelson, in the northwest corner of the South Island of Aotearoa.

Additional competitions as part of KBGB2024 are:

  1. Pinestars versus Bushrangers Test Match;
  2. Trials for the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ team to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy in Australia;
  3. New Zealand Secondary Schools Regional Challenge;
  4. Final round of the National Orienteering and Sprint Leagues (NOL & NSL):
    • Race 7 and 8 of the National Orienteering League (Middle and Long);
    • Race 8 of the National Sprint League (Sprint).

The Canaan Downs map (Middle) has previously been used in 2022 when Nelson Orienteering Club hosted the Nationals. The Kaihoka Lakes map (Long) is a brand-new map, for an area with karst rock formations and sand dunes on private farm land alongside the wild West Coast. The last event (Sprint) will take place 'in town', on two school campusses in Takaka.

Entries open 1/3/2024, and close 10/5/2024 via www.entero.nz. Participants entering and paying before 1/4/2024 will go into the draw for $50 vouchers to the Mussle Inn in Golden Bay.

Entries after 11/5/2024 but before midnight 17/5/2024 will be accepted but will incur a non-negotiable 50% price increase. There are NO entries 'on the day'.

Many thanks and acknowledgements are due all around for those volunteers contributing a great deal of time to plan, control and organise these events, with a special thanks to Michael Croxford for his vision in creating a three-day event in beautiful Golden Bay.

For all information, please visit the dedicated King's Birthday website: www.oevents.nz/kb24/

Contact Details
Annemarie Hogenbirk (event coordinator)
+64 (0)21 58 5252

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