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Club Forum – Volunteers: the heart of our sport

22 Oct 2021 By Christo Peters
Volunteers are the backbone of orienteering, so it goes without saying that how we treat and work with volunteers is critical to the health of the sport. This years club forum will focus on the opportunities and challenges of volunteering in orienteering. We aim to share insights and participate in discussions that will shine the light on […]. Read More...

TŪĀRAKI (Northern) REGIONAL CHAMPS postponed until 12-13 Feb 2022

15 Oct 2021 By Christo Peters
TŪĀRAKI (Northern) REGIONAL CHAMPS UPDATE 14/10/21 Postponed until 12-13 February 2022 Given the current Covid19 situation, Orienteering Bay of Plenty and Taupo Orienteering Club have decided to postpone the Tūāraki North Regional Champs at Labour Weekend 2021. Full details can be found at Postponement Date and Revised Event Schedule We will now be looking […]. Read More...

NZ MTBOers shine at World Masters

12 Oct 2021 By Pete Swanson (ONZ Chair)
UK based kiwi Mountain Bike Orienteering competitors (MTBOers), Rachel and Liam Drew, have had some outstanding results at the World Masters MTBO Champs 2021 just held in Abrantes, Portugal. Rachel achieved a clean sweep in the W45 class, taking out 1st place across the Long, Middle, Sprint and Mass start events. This also gave Rachel the […]. Read More...

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Understanding ONZ’s Membership – Part 2

30 Sep 2021 By Christo Peters
Last month we started to have a look at some of the information generated from enrollments on our national membership database. In part one we learnt that there was a significant interest in rogaine events – nearly half our members expressed an interest in a discipline which currently makes up 14% of the events offered […]

View from the Chair – September 2021

30 Sep 2021 By Christo Peters
The last few weeks I seem to have been a magnet for anything to do with rules. Before I go into this, I have to declare that I’m not a massive proponent of having lots of rules – my philosophy, partly developed through my work as a business consultant, but also having a father who […]

The Big Trig – celebrating 30 years of Rogaine in New Zealand

29 Sep 2021 By Christo Peters
In 1991 Orienteering Hutt Valley ran New Zealand’s first rogaine. Over time events worked up to 24hr rogaine classics and the popular 3hr after-work format was created. To mark 30 years of rogaining in New Zealand, Orienteering Hutt Valley’s  year’s Big Trig run between Fri 10th and Sun 12th Dec.  The event will consist of […]
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