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Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure ONZ Compass Point – April 2019- News Updates for April 2019 - View from the Chair; 2019 AGM and Club Forum Notice; Annual Report 2018; High Performance Update; Have Your Say; In Other News.
ONZ Compass Point – March 2019- March Monthly eNewsletter including: View from the chair; AGM & Club Forum Notice; Council Elections; High Performance Update; Event Liaison Update; Have your Say!; Risk Management Question; And other news
Sport Integrity Review SPORT NZ SEEKS PUBLIC VIEWS ON SPORT INTEGRITY- Sport NZ has launched nationwide public consultation on its review into sport integrity, calling on anyone involved in sport to share their thoughts on a range of integrity issues through an online survey that will be open for the next six weeks. The online survey and a Sport NZ discussion document are available at sportnz.org.nz/integrity. The […]
Schools Start Orienteering 2019 North Island and NZ Secondary School Orienteering Championships Dates/Venues Announced- Dates and venues for the 2019 North Island Secondary Schools Championships and New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships have been confirmed.
2018 New Zealand Secondary Schools Team Profiles (at 2018 Australian Schools Championships)- Profiles of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Team competing for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2018 Australian Schools Championships, part of the 2018 Australian Orienteering Champs Carnival 29 September - 7 October 2018.
Orienteering NZ Compass Point e-Newsletter – August 2018- In this issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Policy Updates; Junior Camp & U23 Camp Registrations OPEN; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; WANTED:  Quality areas for NZ Champs; STILL LOST:  National Championship Trophies;
Orienteering NZ Compass Point e-Newsletter – July 2018- In this issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Policy Updates; Team Staff Vacancy - Pinestars Manager; Introducing the Council - Alison Comer; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; WANTED: Quality areas for NZ Champs; Active NZ Participation Survey Results; STILL LOST: National Championship Trophies;
Selection Announcement – World Schools Orienteering Championships 2019- The World Schools Orienteering Championship will be held in Otepää, Estonia 24 April 2019 to 05 May 2019. The schools selected for the following grades are: W1 school teams, girls – Diocesan School for Girls W2 school teams, girls – St Cuthbert’s College M1 school teams, boys – Mt Albert Grammar School M2 school teams, boys – […]
2018 NZSSOC 2018 NZ Second Schools Orienteering Champs Final Event Information and Programme out now- The Programme contains all the information you are likely to need to know for the duration of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships event and is available to download from the homepage of the event website.
2018AusOCarninval Juniors Invited to the 2018 Australian Orienteering Carnival- A number of promising juniors have been invited to join the New Zealand Schools Regional Invitation Team to travel to the Australian Orienteering Carnival in late September/ early October in Adelaide and region.

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Local Focus: Kids loving cunning running (Video – NZ Herald) Local Focus: Kids loving cunning running (Video – NZ Herald)- Video - Orienteering engages youths' minds and bodies. Made with funding from NZ On Air. At this week's Hawke's Bay Schools Sprint Championship there were 267 entries.
Orienteering Event to Raise Funds for Geraldine High School (Stuff) Orienteering Event to Raise Funds for Geraldine High School (Stuff)- Students from Geraldine High School are set to participate in the Geraldine Rogaine Autumn Muster.An event which will see people plotting a route during a race throughout a South Canterbury town will help raise funds for its high school.The Geraldine High School's PTA has organised another Rogaine Autumn Muster which will take place this Sunday.
Clued-up kids get orienteering course back on track (Stuff Marlborough-Express)- 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.
Photo: Stuff - Waiuku College Girls Waiuku College leading the way in orienteering (Stuff – Franklin County News)- Three year 9 girls are turing heads in the orienteering world, after they came away from the North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships with an award. Despite limited orienteering experience, Waiuku College's Millie Thompson, Charlize Aicken and Beanie Rattrie came away with the small school section from the event, where the three girls' aggregate score topped the leaderboard for the category.
Image Credit : Stuff Challenge puts the ‘fun’ in fundraising (Stuff)- Nelson Central School's orienteering fundraiser is back. Designed for all ages and abilities, the Central Challenge is a unique fundraiser involving teamwork, exercise and cunning, but above all it's about fun. Event organiser Janja Heathfield was excited to see it run again for its second year.
Orienteering Students to Defend North Island Champs Titles (Stuff)- Stuff Article - Pukekohe Intermediate School's best orienteering students are off to the North Island Secondary School Orienteering Championships in Levin this week. The 26 students will be defending their 2017 titles for best overall boys and best over all school. Their success was recently honoured with the Junior Team of the Year prize at the Counties Manukau Sport Franklin Junior Sports Awards and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony.
Credit - Otago Daily Times PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON Think fast, move fast (Otago Daily Times)- Moving fast and finding your way around an unfamiliar area are two very different skills. But they are pair that go together well for Tom Spencer and Alistair Richardson. The Dunedin duo will be among the top contenders at this weekend's South Island orienteering championships, to be held in the Dunedin Botanic Garden and on Signal Hill. More than 200 people from around New Zealand and Australia are expected at the event, with one competitor coming from as far away as Israel.
Let's Go Orienteering Brochure New IOF WOD/Schools Orienteering Leaflet Available- The IOF World Orienteering Day have produced a new leaflet "Let's GO Orienteering" - download from the ONZ website publications or schools resources pages.
Callum Farmer earns U16 Sportsman of the Year prize at junior sports awards- Navigating unknown fields and running distances of up to 12 kilometres has earned a Pukekohe boy an accolade at this year's Counties Manukau Sport  Franklin Junior Sports Awards and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. Callum Farmer has been orienteering since he was year 7 and now at year 10, Callum is claiming awards and travelling parts of the world for the sport he loves He claimed the Pak'n Save Pukekohe U16 Sportsman of the Year at the recent awards, which were held in Pukekohe, and said he was proud of his achievement. 
Big chunk of competitors in orienteering event schoolkids (Stuff)- Stuff newspaper article: Schoolchildren were well-represented at a Geraldine orienteering event at the weekend, with one third of the 357 competitors aged 11 to 18. Event controller Mike Harding said his hope for the Geraldine Rogaine Autumn Muster, held near Woodbury on Sunday, was to get young people interested in orienteering, so he was pleased with the turnout. "Quite a few families too," he said.

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