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NZOC 2020
Moving forward with ONZ Nationals 2020 at Labour Weekend - 18/09/2020 03:55
By WgtnOC

Ngā mihi nui! We’re delighted to let you know where we’re at with planning for the 2020 ONZ National Foot-O Championships. Further to Orienteering NZ’s recent major events update, Orienteering Wellington would like to present our plan for the 2020 Nationals. Our key considerations in developing this plan have been to ensure the safety of competitors and […]

Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus Information and Updates
Amended Covid Alert level guidelines – September 16 2020 - 16/09/2020 05:00
By Christo Peters

Updated:  September 16 2020 The latest version of ONZ Coronavirus (COVID-19) Club Guidelines on the ONZ website will always be available at: https://www.orienteering.org.nz/covid-19/

CMOC - North Island Secondary School Champs 2020
2020 North Island Secondary School Orienteering Champs – Event Postponed to 17th & 18th October - 15/09/2020 12:17
By Roger Woodroofe

15 September 2020 After the Government’s announcement yesterday regarding the extension of level 2.5 for Auckland, it has been agreed that Counties Manukau Orienteering Club will postpone the North Island Secondary School Championships scheduled for 26/27/28 Sept 2020 to the backup date of 17th and 18th October 2020.   If further restrictions prevent this date being used […]

2020 NZSSOC
2020 NZ Secondary School Orienteering Champs – Event Cancellation - 15/09/2020 11:38
By Roger Woodroofe

15 September 2020 The Hawkes Bay Orienteering Club in association with Orienteering NZ have taken what we know will be a very disappointing decision for all the students and teams who have entered or intended entering our NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 8-10th October in Hawke’s Bay.  As indicated previously, this championship can only proceed […]

ONZ Major Events Special Update – 11 September 2020 - 11/09/2020 07:16
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

The reemergence of Covid-19 in the community in August and subsequent escalation of alert levels has created uncertainty regarding many of our marque events. This update provides the most up-to-date information about these key events to provide a degree of clarity for the Orienteering Community.

High Performance News #68 – August 2020 - 04/09/2020 10:20
By Malcolm Ingham

Like the advertising quote from Jaws “…just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…” here we are again, with events, at least in Auckland, back in abeyance. Hopefully it does look, notwithstanding the extra week and a bit continuation of Levels 2.5 and 2, as though things are under control […]

National O League 2020 – Live tracking for Ultralong on Saturday - 04/09/2020 11:29
By Malcolm Ingham

Following its enforced COVID-19 break, the National O League resumes on Saturday with the Ultralong on Hogsback near Castle Hill. Live tracking will be available for selected runners in both M21E and W21E. The link for M21E is https://log.gl/0dhj-g , while that for W21E is https://log.gl/HL2euA W21E will go live at 11.05 and M21E at […]

Compass Point - Orienteering New Zeland's Member Newsletter
ONZ Compass Point – August 2020 - 31/08/2020 03:08
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

GM’s Foreword Hi all, Welcome to the August issue of Compass Point. Orienteering continues to try and function in difficult times. The escalation of Covid19 levels from the level one we were quickly used to has definitely made things more challenging. Tomorrow [Mon 31 Aug 2020] all of New Zealand will be at level 2 […]

High Performance News #67 – July 2020 - 06/08/2020 05:34
By Malcolm Ingham

Firstly my apologies….although I sent out the pdf version of this News last weekend, as I didn’t have full internet I forgot about this Web version. If there are any avid readers out there who wondered where it was, read on….. As events pick up in New Zealand but second waves of Covid-19 hit many […]

ONZ Champs 2020 – Entries Open - 29/07/2020 08:45
By Malcolm Ingham

Entries for the re-scheduled ONZ Championships at Labour Weekend are now open at https://events.orienteering.org.nz/nationals/ With the change of dates, due to circumstances beyond the control of Orienteering Wellington and ONZ, there has been a change to the sprint area. The sprint will now take place in Levin on the late afternoon of Friday 23 October. […]

Entries for the ONZ Junior & U23 Camps 2020 are now open - 29/07/2020 06:10
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Entries for the 2020 Orienteering New Zealand Junior and U23 Camps are now open! Both are being hosted in Nelson in December. Information on each camp can be found below. Please read the information carefully before completing the application form. RegardsChristo [email protected] ONZ Junior Camp 2020 Entries Now Open Below is information for this year’s […]

Controllers Clinic being held in Nelson – August 8 & 9 2020 - 24/07/2020 10:43
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Nelson Orienteering are hosting a 2 day Controllers Clinic on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August 2020. The clinic will be run by Marquita Gelderman (an IOF Adviser). We are inviting you to come and join us. This would interest orienteering course planners and controllers that want to start on the path to being an […]

Schools Start Orienteering
2020 North Island Secondary School Orienteering Champs Entries Open - 24/07/2020 09:53
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

The 2020 North Island Secondary School Orienteering Championships event will be run between Saturday 26th to Monday 28th September 2020. Details are now available and entries are open online. The 2020 NISS Orienteering Champs are officially sanctioned by the NZSSSC and include Years 7 and 8. The championships are being hosted by Counties Manukau Orienteering […]

Compass Point - Orienteering New Zeland's Member Newsletter
ONZ Compass Point – July 2020 - 08/07/2020 08:09
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Subscribe to Compass Point Emails or update your preferences July 2020 – GM’s Foreword Hi all, Welcome to another issue of Compass Point. Since our last newsletter most club events have been able to be run as normal. Like other organisations we have faced a number of rescheduling challenges. Despite this, I am pleased to […]

Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure
High Performance News #66 – June 2020 - 01/07/2020 09:41
By Malcolm Ingham

Three weeks into Level 1 and signs of orienteering life, at least in New Zealand, are starting to emerge. PAPO were first off the mark with an OY on 14 June attended by about 175 people. More local events have taken place around the country including Bay of Plenty, Palmerston North and Wellington. The Auckland […]

Oceania 2021 or not, orienteering event will go ahead - 28/06/2020 06:42
By Joolz

Covid-19 has brought unpredictability and constant change, but PAPO (Peninsula and Plains Orienteers) are still keen to hold an event in January 2021. The Oceania 2021 team are still very focused and keeping on-task whilst we respond to constant changing circumstances and expectations. We promise an event will happen in NZ, it might just be […]

High Performance News #65 – May 2020 - 03/06/2020 05:20
By Malcolm Ingham

Well, if I thought April was difficult to find anything to write about, it was nothing on May! However, as (touch wood) the drop to Level 1 appears just over the horizon there is now at least the opportunity for some forward planning for what remains of the 2020 orienteering season. Read on. Malcolm Ingham […]

Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure
Compass Point – May 2020 - 29/05/2020 08:31
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

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 […]

Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus Information and Updates
Updated COVID-19 Alert Levels and Club Guidelines May 26 2020 - 26/05/2020 06:11
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Updated:  May 26 2020 Yesterday’s announcement by the Government said that “From 12 noon Friday 29 May 2020, gatherings can be held with up to 100 people“.  For Orienteering this is great news as it is a big improvement from the previous 10 person limit.  Cabinet has said that it will again review the settings of […]

WOC2020
WOC2020 Cancelled - 08/05/2020 05:53
By Malcolm Ingham

The IOF has announced that WOC2020 rescheduled for October in Denmark has now been cancelled. The full IOF announcement is here: https://orienteering.sport/nokian-tyres-world-orienteering-championships-2020-and-european-orienteering-championships-2021-cancelled/ . IOF has attempted to reschedule what would have been the first sprint only WOC, including apparently trying to incorporate a sprint into WOC2021 in Czech Republic, but have been unable to find […]

Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure
High Performance News #64 – April 2020 - 30/04/2020 09:23
By Malcolm Ingham

After 5+ years of writing HP News this is the first time I have had to put one together with absolutely no actual events or training camps to report on! It leaves me therefore to at least keep people up to date, as far as possible, with the likely implications for domestic and international orienteering […]

Orienteering NZ Controller Newsletter
ONZ Controllers Newsletter – April 2020 - 29/04/2020 11:55
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

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.

Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure
WOC 2020 and JWOC 2020 Update - 28/04/2020 08:20
By Malcolm Ingham

At present it is still the intention of IOF that WOC2020 and JWOC2020 will be held in October. A final decision on this will be made by IOF by 1 July. Given the continuing situation with COVID-19, both domestically and internationally, ONZ will not make any final decisions about participation or team selections for these […]

Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure
ONZ Compass Point – April 2020 - 27/04/2020 10:30
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

ONZ Covid-19 Update and Alert Level Guidelines; Legends of Orienteering – Robyn Davies
AGM; ONZ Annual Prizegiving; New Slack resource sharing platform; Maprun; Major Events Update
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Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus Information and Updates
COVID-19 Alert Level Club Guidelines – April 25 2020 - 25/04/2020 12:26
By Christo Peters

The new Alert Level Guidelines for clubs as well as updated Club Event Guidelines which only come into play at Level two when club events become possible.