News | Orienteering New Zealand
Muddy good kiwi placings at the JK2024
By Joolz - Thu 04 Apr 2024

Easter weekend in Britain was a bit wetter, but with solid results from NZ athletes competing in the Jan Kjellström International Festival of Orienteering 2024 (JK2024). It was based in the Midlands with the Sprint – described as a technically challenging with fast & furious racing- launching the competition at Loughborough University. The Middle and […]

JWOC Team Announcement
By Christo Peters - Tue 02 Apr 2024

Please note that attendance is conditional on team members being financial members of a club affiliated to Orienteering New Zealand and having no outstanding debts to Orienteering New Zealand. The Orienteering New Zealand Senior Selection Panel has named the following team to attend the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) in Pilzen, Czechia in June & […]

EYOC Team Announcement
By Christo Peters - Tue 02 Apr 2024

Please note that attendance is conditional on team members being financial members of a club affiliated to Orienteering New Zealand and having no outstanding debts to Orienteering New Zealand. Team management will be announced as soon as they are confirmed by ONZ’s Board. The Orienteering New Zealand Senior Selection Panel has named the following team […]

JWOC contenders  | Junior athletes to watch at Nationals
By Christo Peters - Mon 25 Mar 2024

We’ll see you out there at Nationals very soon. It will be a big competition with high hopes for the next team heading to the Junior World Orienteering Champs (JWOC) in the Czech Republic at the end of June. The excitement is brewing as young orienteers are up jostling for top JWOC positions. Talented orienteers like Zefa Fa’avae, Kaia […]

ANZAC weekend Taitonga (South Island) Champs
By Christo Peters - Mon 25 Mar 2024

Start planning your Anzac weekend in the April school holidays. The next multiday orienteering is the South Island Championships in the Otago Peninsula hosted by the Dunedin club . The lineup is:Thursday is Anzac Day, so our first event will be in the  afternoon. The Sprint is from 4pm located at Green Island from 4pm onwards, after commemoration services […]

North Island Secondary Schools Champs
By Christo Peters - Mon 25 Mar 2024

North Island Secondary School Orienteering Champs  – 25 – 27 April. This annual competition (which includes Year 7 and 8 students) is being held in the Auckland area this year, hosted by North West Orienteering Club. You can find out all the information about courses, locations and costs on the event website. Please also see the […]

World Cup 2024 | Round 1 & 2 Selection Announcement
By Christo Peters - Mon 25 Mar 2024

World Cup No. 1 – Olten Switzerland,  24th-26th May, Knockout Sprint, Individual Sprint World Cup No. 2 – Verona, Italy, 1st-2nd June, Individual Sprint, Sprint Relay The following athletes have been selected to represent New Zealand conditional to these athletes having no unpaid fees owing to Orienteering NZ. Men Nathan Borton (travel to Europe to be confirmed – […]

Renumeration |  Recruiting Event Liaison Officer
By Christo Peters - Mon 25 Mar 2024

Renumeration |  Recruiting Event Liaison Officer In this year’s last Compass Point issues we noted that our current Event Liaison Officer was departing ONZ and that we were looking for someone to fill his shoes.  The role requires a technical knowledge of orienteering events as well as the ability to oversee and problem-solve database challenges. The role averages […]

Reminder |  ONZ AGM – 10 April 2024
By Christo Peters - Mon 25 Mar 2024

The Orienteering NZ AGM will be held remotely again this year and will take place on Wednesday 10th April. This date has been chosen to be after nationals and out of the school holidays. Documentation including the annual report will be sent out 7 days before the event. To register your attendance, please follow this […]

Kiwi orienteer finishes the Berkley Marathons
By Joolz - Sat 23 Mar 2024

Local orienteer Greig Hamilton is the first New Zealander to finish the Barkley Marathons in Frozen Head State Park, Tenessee, USA. This eccentric off trail ultra marathon requires the runner to navigate and find pages in a book in the forest. It has 5 loops on an unmarked course of around 32km/ 20.00 miles each […]

Join in the relay at the NZ champs and win
By Joolz - Tue 19 Mar 2024

The O Champs Relay on 1st April is your last opportunity to get a run on the iconic Crater Block – Te Pūtake o te Maunga.  We’d love to see more orienteers taking up this opportunity and enjoying the fun of a relay event, but get in quick by Friday 22 March. For an extra bonus […]

You can nominate fellow orienteers for the ONZ Awards …but you must do it by 19 March!
By Christo Peters - Fri 15 Mar 2024

This year ONZ is welcoming nominations for ONZ Awards from club members but they need to be received by Tuesday 19th March! The ONZ Annual Awards are quickly approaching and we would love to receive additional nominations from members. The awards provide an opportunity to both recognise and highlight some of the fantastic work being […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
Compass Point – February 2024
By Christo Peters - Fri 01 Mar 2024

M e m b e r n e w s & v i e w s | F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 4 Read this content at http://eepurl.com/iLakdQ U p d a t eNotes from the GMView from the ChairE v e n t s2024 NZ O Champs – […]

Call for Nationals relay teams and last entries  |  29 March – 1 April 2024
By Christo Peters - Fri 01 Mar 2024

RELAY TEAMS for nationals are to be submitted by Sunday 31 March. Participants without a team will still be able to run in the relay, we will make composite teams from individuals submitted early on the morning of the relay.Last entries accepted by Sunday 10 March 2024. Enter now via enterO 

Register for orienteering in the 2024 Zespri AIMS Games
By Christo Peters - Fri 01 Mar 2024

This year, for the first time orienteering is included in the Aims Games. The Zespri AIMS Games is Australasia’s largest junior sporting event, held annually in Tauranga Moana. Since its inception in 2004, the Zespri AIMS Games have grown from 760 competitors representing 17 schools and four sporting codes, to the 2023 tournament which welcomed 11,733 competitors, representing 373 schools […]

World Masters  |  Bulletin published & congress announced
By Christo Peters - Fri 01 Mar 2024

From 8th to 15th August 2025 Girona awaits master orienteers. In the days before the WMOC there will also be a Congress on Orienteering where we will discuss different aspects of the present and future of our sport. An unique opportunity to share experiences and learn about ideas and ways of working in other countries. […]

North Island Secondary Schools O Champs
By Christo Peters - Fri 01 Mar 2024

North West are inviting all school orienteers to the North Island Secondary School Orienteering Champs (NISSOC) :• Thursday 25 April:  Sprint – AUT Akoranga Campus, North Shore• Friday 26 April:  Long – Mairetahi Forest, Wilson Road, South Head• Saturday 27 April:Relay – Barlow Road, Riverhead ForestPlease note locations could change due to venue availability, and that Akoranga Campus […]

King’s birthday|Golden Bay  | 1-3 June
By Christo Peters - Fri 01 Mar 2024

What do you need to know about Nelson Orienteering Club’s (NOC) King’s Birthday this year? Saturday 1 June 2023 – Middle: the venue is Canaan Downs, located on top of the Takaka Plateau, on the way to Golden Bay, ‘taking a right’ just below the Takaka Hill summit. While approximately 80km from Nelson Airport, please […]

Thrilling downtown Auckland action | Auckland Triple Crown
By Christo Peters - Fri 01 Mar 2024

The 2nd instalment of the Auckland Triple Crown event saw a a large group of domestic and international orienteers travel up to Auckland over the Waitangi weekend.  Three of Auckland’s finest locations were provided all within walking distance of Downtown as part of the 3 day festival.  Saturday saw the Oceania Sprint Champs at the University of […]

ONZ paying referral prize to recruit new Event Liaison Officer
By Christo Peters - Fri 01 Mar 2024

In our last Compass Point we noted that our current Event Liaison Officer was departing ONZ and that we were looking for someone to fill his shoes.  The role requires a technical knowledge of orienteering events as well as the ability to oversee and problem-solve database challenges. The role averages around 7 hours a week and […]

ONZ award nominations due soon
By Christo Peters - Fri 01 Mar 2024

Just a reminder to talk with your club committee if you can think of worthy applicants for the following ONZ Awards: Services to ONZ awardFor services to Orienteering New Zealand.  This is our premier service award that honours an individual who has contributed in a most deserving manner to the development of orienteering in New Zealand. […]

World Cup 1 & 2 Expressions of Interest due 10 March
By Christo Peters - Mon 26 Feb 2024

Selections will be based on all known form as waiting until the NZO Sprint race on 29th March does not allow people sufficient time to book and make travel arrangements. World Cup No.1 The first round of the 2024 World Cup will be held in Olten, Switzerland on 24th-26th May 2024, and will consist of a Knock-out Sprint […]

Candidates for International Races 2024: EYOC, JWOC, WOC, WUOC – if you wish to be considered, please check this post to ensure that you are recorded on the correct trial list.
By Christo Peters - Sat 24 Feb 2024

Below are the lists of athletes who have advised their availability for selection for the various International Championships this year. Please note this does not currently include World Cup Races. If there are any omissions or errors in this information, please contact the Convenor of Selectors, Al Cory-Wright, alistaircorywright@gmail.com asap. Candidates for International Races 2024  EYOC […]

Compass Point - Orienteering NZ
Compass Point – January 2024
By Christo Peters - Mon 05 Feb 2024

Member news & views | JANUARY 2024 Read online at http://eepurl.com/iJrs2U UpdateNotes from the GMView from the ChairEvents2024 NZ O Champs – Nationals | Bay of Plenty2024 Katoa Po | TaupōWorld Orienteering Day2024 King’s Birthday | Golden Bay Event ReviewOceania Knock Out Sprints A chat with …Alistair Landels SportMoc’s new van revealAuckland school’s orienteeringONZ Board […]

Entries open for 2024 NZ Orienteering Champs  |  29 March – 1 April 2024
By Christo Peters - Sun 04 Feb 2024

Run in top quality events on the Crater Block map, and enjoy the thermal wonderland of Rotorua and Taupō. Entries are now open for the NZ Orienteering Champs taking place at Easter 2024, including three events on the epic Crater Block map, Te Pūtake Maunga. Enter now via enterO Early bird entry fees apply until Sunday 25 February. Be an extra […]

World Orienteering Week
By Christo Peters - Sun 04 Feb 2024

Did you know that World orienteering day has become World Orienteering Week? Anything held between 18 – 26 May 2024 can be registered.  It’s a chance to try something new; maybe a short micro sprint or maze for your local school, or longer score rogaine, or score event, or a encouraging pairs in any style of  competition. A […]

King’s Birthday in Golden Bay  |  1-3 June 2024
By Christo Peters - Sun 04 Feb 2024

What do you need to know about Nelson Orienteering Club’s (NOC) King’s Birthday this year? KB2024 ScheduleSaturday 1 June 2023–  Middle: The venue is Canaan Downs, located on top of the Takaka Plateau, on the way to Golden Bay, ‘taking a right’ just below the Takaka Hill summit. While approximately 80km from Nelson Airport, please plan […]

ONZ Board Applications close Fri 17 Feb!
By Christo Peters - Sun 04 Feb 2024

Every year two Board Members complete their three-year term and we invite applications for these positions. If you are interested, follow the link below to read about the responsibilities of the Board as well as the time frames for receiving and voting on applicants. We encourage anyone interested to in applying to talk to any of […]

End of an era | High Performance & Events
By Christo Peters - Sun 04 Feb 2024

Malcolm Ingham standing down as Performance Leader After more than eight years in the role, ONZ’s Performance Leader has chosen to retire following the inaugural Oceania Sprint Championships. Malcolm has been instrumental in all aspects of our High Performance Programme – from the creation of the Oceania Sprint Championships, U23 Camp and National Sprint League, the creation and […]

Expressions of interest for JWOC and WOC Managers
By Christo Peters - Sun 04 Feb 2024

Orienteering New Zealand invites applications for the following manager positions: Junior World Championships (JWOC) Manager30 June to 7 July, Pilsen, Czechia – Position Description World Orienteering Championships (WOC) Manager 12-16 July, Edinburgh, Scotland – Position Description Please note that the above dates are event dates only and do not take into consideration warm-up events travel time. Applications should […]

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