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Tim takes silver in World Cup sprint
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 27 May 2022

Tim Robertson has taken second place in the Orienteering World Cup sprint race held overnight in Boras, Sweden. Ranked 8th in the world going into the race, Tim finished 6 seconds behind Kasper Fosser of Norway the 2021 WOC silver medallist. In the leafy suburbs of Boras, Tim, after a steady start, led from control […]

World Cup Round 1 starts Thursday
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 25 May 2022

With WOC only a month away the first round of the World Cup (all sprint) in Boras, Sweden, which starts on Thursday, will be the first major pointer for some of the NZL team. With Laura Roberston stranded in the UK by visa difficulties, and Lizzie Ingham, Imogene Scott, Gene Beveridge and Tommy Hayes yet […]

Lizzie Ingham
Heart scare to world class
By Joolz - Sat 21 May 2022

From surgery to podium and re-charged for world champs Lizzie Ingham has had many challenges to overcome, as she prepares for the World cup this year. Tim & Laura Robertson are also ranked in the top 100 and and Al Landels won the world cup in 1994. But in women’s orienteering Lizzie certainly sets a […]

QB2022 Companion sprint
Queen’s Birthday Companion Sprint – supporting NZ JWOC Team
By Joolz - Thu 19 May 2022

The JWOC team are planning a sprint to accompany Queen’s Birthday competitions. All you need to do to support our New Zealand young athletes in the JWOC team this year is enter the ‘Companion Sprint‘ running along side the Queen’s Birthday events. AND you have an extra week to get organised! The Queen’s Birthday events […]

World Cup Round 2 – Selection Notice
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 16 May 2022

The second round of the 2022 IOF World Cup, incorporating the 2022 European Orienteering Championships, will be held in Rakvere, Estonia from 1-7 August 2022, and will consist of an middle distance, long distance and relay. New Zealand is entitled to enter up to 4 men and 4 women. Selection will be based on known form […]

WOC Test Races – Tim and Penelope fly
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 16 May 2022

The WOC Test Races run in Denmark over the weekend showed that team NZL looks to be on track for WOC2022, to be held next month. Although the Kiwi contingent was made up only of Toby Scott, Tim Robertson and Penelope Salmon, the last two being part of the WOC team, the results were outstanding. […]

WUOC Team Named
By Christo Peters - Thu 12 May 2022

ONZ is proud to announce the team to represent New Zealand at the World Universities Orienteering Championships in Switzerland in August. The team will be Managed by Kieran Woods.WOMEN Anna Cory-Wright – Canterbury Amber Riddle – Otago Jessica Sewell – Canterbury Heidi Stolberger – Auckland MEN Nathan Borton – Auckland Ronan Lee – AucklandAyrton Shadbolt […]

Selection call – NZL Pinestars v AUS Bushrangers
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 10 May 2022

It has been confirmed that the Australian Bushrangers will send a small team to Queen’s Birthday 2022. This will consist of 3 M21E, 3 W21E and 2 M20E. Those interested in being selected for the New Zealand Pinestars to compete against the Bushrangers should let convenor of selectors Al Cory-Wright know as soon as possible. […]

Status of athletes selected for JWOC2022 regarding the Southern Cross Challenge
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 10 May 2022

Discussion between ONZ High Performance and the Junior Selection Panel regarding the above has taken place. It has been agreed that those school age athletes who, after a rigorous process of 5 trial races, have been selected for the 2022 Junior World Orienteering Championships have already demonstrated known form regarding selection for the Southern Cross […]

Looking for Southern Cross Coaches and Managers
By Christo Peters - Tue 03 May 2022

Coach and Manager Roles ONZ intends to send two national secondary school teams to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy held as part of the Australian Orienteering Festival. We are seeking expressions of interest for the coach and manager roles. With up to forty athletes taking part in two teams, we are looking for one […]

High Performance News #88 – April 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 02 May 2022

April was always going to be dominated by the ONZ Championships and these turned out to be exceptional in both organization and the racing on offer. The hardy and keen also enjoyed to further days of top sprint racing in Nelson and Blenheim as part of the National Sprint League. Now that the dust has […]

Selection Notice – NZSS Development Teams to take part in the 2022 Southern Cross Challenge.
By Christo Peters - Mon 02 May 2022

Updated 12 May 2022 Victoria, Australia 24 September to 2 October 2022 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 2022 Australian Schools Championships. The championships will be held in rural area Victoria between Melbourne and […]

Queen’ Birthday Weekend 2022
By Christo Peters - Sun 01 May 2022

Come and join us in the Manawatu for three days of top class orienteering 4-6 June. The weekend features three forest events and a companion sprint, with two World Ranking Events, a JWOC fundraiser, NZ School Team selections, the schools Regional Challenge, and National O League points are up for grabs. Who could ask for […]

National Award Recipients – Celebrating 2021
By Christo Peters - Sun 01 May 2022

Over Easter, on marshland in Canon Downs at the foot of Able Tasman National Park, the ONZ Annual Awards were presented. The awards recognise some of our sport’s greatest contributions during 2021. Services to ONZ                    Joanna & Alistair Stewart (Auckland)  Administrator of the Year      Ruth Farmer […]

Nationals Round-up
By Christo Peters - Sun 01 May 2022

NZOC2022 was a celebration of 50 years of New Zealand Orienteering Championships, and what an amazing weekend of orienteering we had. The primary objective of the Event Team was to deliver a truly memorable event, to build on the successful nationals of the past and once again showcase the amazing sport that we do. To […]

Peat to fly New Zealand Flag at WMTBO Champs
By Christo Peters - Sun 01 May 2022

Selectors have named Martin Peat (Counties Manukau) as the sole New Zealand representative at the 2022 World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships being held in Falun, Sweden July 15-20.

‘Intro to controlling’ session
By Joolz - Sat 30 Apr 2022

Do you want to learn more about the practical nature around the placement of controls? Do you know when to NOT use a control placement? How do you avoid bingo controls? How far before the event should you start checking off the map and courses? If any clubs have any members who they also think […]

WOC Team named
By Christo Peters - Thu 28 Apr 2022

Orienteering New Zealand wishes to announce the team to represent New Zealand at the 2022 World Orienteering Championships (Sprint) in Denmark. The team will be managed by Malcolm Ingham and Anna Robertson (assistant). Congratulations to the following athletes: WOMEN Lizzie Ingham – Taranaki Laura Robertson – Wellington Penelope Salmon – Auckland Imogen Scott – Auckland […]

Nationals Results
By Christo Peters - Sun 24 Apr 2022

While we wait for a full post-event write-up from this year’s hugely successful National Orienteering Championships held over Easter, a few of you have struggled to find results. For those of you struggling to find the event website, results can be found using this link

2022 JWOC Team named
By Christo Peters - Wed 20 Apr 2022

Following the National Championships in Nelson, selectors have chosen the following athletes to represent New Zealand at 2022 Junior World Orienteering Championships in Portugal: WOMEN Katherine Babbington – Canterbury Rachel Baker – Wellington Tessa Burns – Hawkes BayKaia Jorgenssen – Canterbury Penelope Salmon – Auckland Zara Stewart – Auckland Reserve: Emily Hayes – Auckland MEN […]

NSL Round 2: NZ Sprint Champs Review
By Duncan Morrison - Fri 15 Apr 2022

The Ingham and Lynch Show Defending champions Lizzie Ingham and Joseph Lynch put on a terrific show of sprint orienteering skill at the 2022 NZ Orienteering Sprint Champs today. Their dominating performances kick starting what promises to be a magnificent Easter weekend of orienteering. Nelson – the sunshine capital of New Zealand really turned on […]

NOL Round 3: Nationals Preview
By Duncan Morrison - Thu 14 Apr 2022

With the 2022 season in full swing, focus for New Zealand’s fastest navigators turns to the top of the South Island and the iconic limestone of Takaka Hill. Easter weekend will see national titles up for grabs in the middle distance and long distance disciplines, as well as points available in round 3 of the […]

High Performance News #87 – March 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 01 Apr 2022

The main focus of March since the NSL round has been the first set of JWOC trials held in the Wairarapa. After 2 years of no international competition these saw an eager field of around 30, split evenly between the men and the women, line up for their chance to prove that they should be […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
Compass Point – March 2022
By Christo Peters - Fri 01 Apr 2022

Update Foreword from the GM The countdown to nationals is well and truly on – in just over two weeks nearly 500 orienteers descend on Nelson and Tasman! In this issue we review a range of events from the recent JWOC trials and the Lake Kerata double-header weekend to the Katoa Po night event. We […]

NOL - 2022 - Round 2 Review
NOL Round 2: Review
By Duncan Morrison - Mon 28 Mar 2022

Strong Showing from Fa’avae The demanding Waiarapa terrain did not disappoint at the National Orienteering League (NOL) Round 2 / JWOC trials over the weekend. Both Saturday’s Middle and Sunday’s long provided robust challenges to team hopefuls, all vying to prove their worth and secure a spot in the 2022 New Zealand JWOC team.The varied […]

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