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Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure Compass Point – May 2020 - In this issue: GM’s foreword View from the Chair ONZ Covid-19 Update  Club Spotlight – PAPO NZ Champs Update Oceania Update Major Events Update Expressions of Interest for Junior Camp Manager and Coaches Medal Survey Slack resource sharing platform Minecraft Orienteering GM’s Foreword Hi all, In recent weeks we have entered level two.  For most […]
Orienteering NZ Controller Newsletter ONZ Controllers Newsletter – April 2020 - Welcome to the first issue of what I hope will be a regular newsletter keeping you all informed about changes and advancements in the world of orienteering.
Selection Update – NZ Secondary Schools Team 2020 and World Schools Championships Orienteering 2021 - The existing Selection Notices for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Team 2020 and the World Schools Championships Orienteering 2021 have been withdrawn.
Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure Compass Point – March 2020 - New ONZ Council Members Decided; ONZ to hold first ever virtual AGM; Staying up-to-date with event rescheduling; GM's foreword; View from the Chair;
Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus Information and Updates COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update – March 17, 2020 - As advised previously, Orienteering New Zealand (ONZ) has been monitoring the situation around COVID-19 closely, and following the advice provided by the Ministry of Health.
ONZ Selection Notice – World Schools Championships Orienteering 2021 (Withdrawn) - The World Schools Championship Orienteering 2021 is scheduled to be held in Belgrade, Serbia.  ONZ will select a school in each grade (M1, W1, M2, W2) to compete in the school teams category.
ONZ Selection Notice – New Zealand Secondary Schools Team 2020 (Withdrawn) - This year, two teams of equal ability will be selected to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2020 Australian Schools Championships.
Cool Awesome Educational Preview Updated Overseas Resource for Clubs and Members working with Schools - Recently ONZ was invited to distribute this great free resource - the undated version of "Cool, Awesome and Educational", Orienteering at school for ages 6-15.  We have had a look at it and encourage all clubs to do the same.
Schools Start Orienteering 2020 North Island Secondary School Orienteering Championships Entry Information - Counties Manukau Orienteering Club Inc (CMOC) looks forward to welcoming competitors to North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2020 on 22-24 April 2020 being held at venues in Manukau, Waiuku Forest, and Waiuku farms.
Junior Camp Orienteering Training Camp (Years 5-8 at school) 21-23 Dec 2019 Registrations - PAPO will be hosting an orienteering training camp, for those in Years 5-8 at school, from 21st-23rd Dec 2019 in Christchurch. The camp will teach skills and have exercises catering from beginners to advanced (white to red level). The camp is two nights and three days based at Spencer Park holiday park.

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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) - 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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