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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.
Selection Announcement – New Zealand Secondary Schools Team 2018 - Adelaide and Surrounds, 29 September to 7 October 2018 The New Zealand Secondary Schools Team selected to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2018 Australian Schools Championships is:   Senior Boys: Jason Bond (Taranaki) Tom Harding (PAPO) Oak Jones  (Taranaki) Liam Stolberger (North […]
NZ Schools Team Juniors Regional Invitation Team invites to be made after NZ Schools Team Announced - Junior orienteers will be invited to join the Regional invitation team traveling to the 2018 Australian Orienteering Championships carnival after the NZ schools team has been posted on the ONZ website.
NZ SECONDARY SCHOOLS CHAMPS – Bulletin NO.1 - The first formal Bulletin contains detailed information about the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2018, and can be downloaded from https://nzssoc2018.papo.org.nz/. Please note: Entries close on the 6th of July.
ONZ Selection Notice – New Zealand Secondary Schools Team 2018 - New Zealand Secondary Schools Team 2018 Adelaide and Surrounds, 29 September to 7 October 2018 A New Zealand Secondary Schools Team is to be selected to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2018 Australian Schools Championships. The championships will be held in and […]
ONZ Selection Notice – World Schools Orienteering Championships 2019 - The World Schools Orienteering Championship will be held in Otepää, Estonia 24 April 2019 to 05 May 2019. This Selection Notice is in compliance with the Orienteering NZ Teams Selection Policy 2014. World Schools Championships Orienteering (WSCO) is held under the auspices of the International School Sport Federation (ISF). ONZ will select a school in each grade (M1, […]
High Performance News #33 – September 2017 - With the major news and events in September coming right at the end of the month I have delayed this issue a little to capture them. These include the Australian Champs Carnival, incorporating of course the Southern Cross Challenge, and then this last weekend the final round of the 2017 IOF World Cup where Tim […]

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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.
Orienteering event to send students up the wall (Stuff) - 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.
Joseph Lynch - Photo: Stuff.co.nz Wellington College’s Joseph Lynch navigates his way to victory (Stuff) - 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.

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