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Orienteering NZ Compass Point July 2022
Compass Point – July 2022
By Christo Peters - Tue 02 Aug 2022

Member news & views | JULY 2022 Contents: Update Notes from the GM View from the Chair Sport World Games Gold! Orienteering and running speed July High-Performance Update John & Val recognised with Caltex Good Sport Award Event reports JWOC 222 Mapping Mapping update MTB orienteering Embargo MTBO champs Coming events Tūāraki and Auckland Regional […]

JWOC Portugal – Coach and Manager Reports
By Christo Peters - Tue 02 Aug 2022

Coach report  | JWOC 2022 Portugal When the 2022 NZ JWOC Team arrived in Aguiar da Beria, it seemed just like any old JWOC. The older half of the team had been there since Saturday 3rd and so had a day of sprints and a day of forest training under their belts already when I […]

Mapping | Committee update & new urban specs
By Christo Peters - Tue 02 Aug 2022

Many thanksWe’d like to acknowledge the enormous contribution to the mapping community from Michael Wood, who stood down from the Mapping Committee at the start of this year. Michael has single handedly carried the Committee for many years. Thankfully, Michael still continues to share his wealth of knowledge with the committee, as well as any technical […]

Orienteering & running speed
By Christo Peters - Tue 02 Aug 2022

World medalist orienteer Tim Robertson put in some speed at the New Zealand’s cross country championships this weekend and bagged a bronze podium finish. 
Athletics NZ reported it as “recently minted World Games orienteering sprint gold medallist Tim Robertson executed an impressive display to take a richly-deserved bronze with North Island champion Toby Gualter (Wellington) […]

HP News #91: July 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 31 Jul 2022

Following on from the first sprint WOC July has been another month dominated by sprint orienteering at the international level. The devastating forest fires in Portugal reduced JWOC to also being a sprint only event, making it the third JWOC for which NZL athletes have missed out on the full experience. Be that as it […]

Tim Robertson NZL - Gold Medal at World Games 2022
Tim Robertson wins World Games sprint
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 16 Jul 2022

Tim Robertson has taken the biggest title yet of his career with a 9 second victory in the World Games sprint, held overnight in Birmingham, Alabama. Following from two JWOC gold medals, a World Universities title, and silver and bronze in the WOC sprint, Tim finally nailed a really big one with a narrow win […]

Tūāraki North Regional Champs 2022
By Christo Peters - Fri 15 Jul 2022

Labour Weekend – Saturday 22 October to Monday 24 October The North West Orienteering Club (NWOC) is excited to present the Northern Regional champs, with three days of classic Woodhill Forest terrain. Mature plantation forest on sand dunes, intricate contour detail, predominantly fast “white” terrain. Orienteering paradise. Maps include the northern reaches of the 2017 […]

Pre World Games race chat: Tim Robertson
By Joolz - Fri 15 Jul 2022

There hasn’t been much time since WOC, but how does preparing for the World Games event differ from your run training for other orienteering events during the European Summer season, such as, the World Orienteering Champs (WOC) and the Orienteering World Cup ?  With only 15 days between my last race at WOC and my […]

2022 Tuaraki North Regional Orienteering Champs
Embargo Notice: Tūāraki North Regional Champs 22-24 October 2022 – North West Orienteering Club
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Thu 14 Jul 2022

The area of Woodhill Forest outlined on the map below is embargoed for all participants in the 2022 Tūāraki North Regional Orienteering Championships. Moreover, the area is all private land and there is no access without the specific written permission of the landowners. The area covers The Hedley Dunes and Karaka Swamp maps (a) north of Hedley […]

2022 embargo mtbo champs locations
Embargo notice: NZ MTBO Champs 19 & 20 November 2022
By Joolz - Thu 14 Jul 2022

Orienteering Bay of Plenty are hosting the NZ MTBO Champs in and around Rotorua on the 19th and 20th November 2022. The following embargo notices apply for the Middle and Long Distance events: Cougar Park, Tokoroa (Long Distance Champs) – the main riding area at Cougar Park is embargoed from 14/07/2022 until 21/11/2022 and may not be visited […]

The Good Sport Award
By Joolz - Wed 13 Jul 2022

Alongside the contract to film the New Zealand Secondary School Orienteering Championships, ONZ is happy to announce that Caltex will be providing a ‘Good Sport Award’. We encourage all parents, participants, coaches and managers to submit nominations. The Good Sport Award is to recognise a coaches, managers, students, or teachers who goes above and beyond. […]

JWOC 2022 athlete profiles
By Joolz - Sun 10 Jul 2022

We are about to start JWOC, and due to lack of access to forest the event aligns with WOC as it looks to be a sprint only event. Good luck! Here are the full athlete profiles: Katherine Babington Occupation: Full time procrastinator A bit about you: Apart from orienteering, I also have played football for […]

Sprint relay event added to JWOC2022
By Joolz - Sun 10 Jul 2022

The IOF Council has unanimously decided to add to a Sprint Relay as an official Medal Race at the Junior World Orienteering Championships 2022.  All in all, there will be 3 sprint events for JWOC this week until it is determined if the athletes can go into forest areas.  The new event will be organised […]

Will there be 2023 World Schools Championship selection at the 2022 NZSS Orienteering Champs?
By Christo Peters - Sat 09 Jul 2022

At the moment ONZ has no information about the scheduling of the World Schools Orienteering Championships. We expect that the event should have be scheduled for 2023 but neither the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) or the International School Sport Federation (ISF) have any information on their websites and we are waiting on any further information […]

HP News #90: June 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 06 Jul 2022

I hope everyone enjoyed watching WOC. The TV coverage was amazing and the view given was probably better than that seen on the ground. As we now turn to JWOC in less than a weeks time, I have confined myself to a general overview. However, QB2022 is not forgotten and there is a brief report […]

Riding the Orient Express
By Joolz - Tue 05 Jul 2022

Report from Martin Peat in Czechia: A fast and furious start to the mass-start race at Orient Express MTBO kicked off three loops spread over three maps – essentially a one man relay. All the chaos and excitement of a typical relay start but adding speeds of up to 40kph to the mix.  Forest temperatures […]

2023 Oceania Orienteering Championships Carnival
By Christo Peters - Mon 04 Jul 2022

To visit the Oceania 2023 Website, click here.

Entry for NZSS Champs – due 6 July!
By Christo Peters - Mon 04 Jul 2022

For those who have had challenges finding the link to enter the NZSS Champs, please use this link to enter:  https://entero.co.nz/entero.php?eventName=nzssoc2022 A full list of those entered can be found here: https://entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=nzssoc2022&ac

Orient Express MTBO Czechia
By Joolz - Mon 04 Jul 2022

Martin Peat has arrived in Europe, and after few travel mishaps he is on his bike riding. Martin reports that racing in Europe got off to a rough start in Czechia with flight delays, a lost bag (fortunately not the bike!). A set of riding kit in my carry-on will do for the week and […]

Compass Point – June 2022
Compass Point – June 2022
By Christo Peters - Sat 02 Jul 2022

Member news & views   |   JUNE 2022 Update  Foreword from the GM View from the Chair Sport  NZL British Sprint Champs victories Southern Cross Teams named High Performance update Sports People  WOC Athlete profiles Event Reviews  WOC 2022 Pokapū Regional Championships NSL results after Matariki-O Greig Hamilton on the Berkley Marathon   Coming Events  Entries are about to close for 4 major […]

Pokapū Regional Championships Event Summary
By Christo Peters - Sat 02 Jul 2022

Piret Klade proved why she deserves the title Queen-of-O in the Hawkes Bay Club after winning W21E grade in all three disciplines (Sprint, Middle and Long distances) at the Pokapu (Central) Champs, held over Matariki weekend. 150 from all over NZ attended this inaugural holiday weekend of competition. The 3-days of events started with a […]

New Zealand Team Arrives at the European Youth Orienteering Championships
By Joolz - Sat 02 Jul 2022

The eight strong New Zealand team for EYOC have assembled in Salgótarján in Hungary – and their first reaction – it’s hot! At nearly 40°, it’s going to be a challenge for the New Zealanders, having just left winter in New Zealand, but they’re up for it, and raring to go! The competition starts on […]

WOC Report #6: Highs and lows at the sprint
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 01 Jul 2022

The WOC sprint held in Vejle really was a series of highs and lows for NZL. The morning qualification saw Tim in his, now, usual place up near the top of his qualifying group. Joseph continues what has been a really good first WOC by comfortable qualifying despite a few minor errors. Sadly, Gene made […]

Record number of NZ athletes competing at WOC
By Joolz - Fri 01 Jul 2022

In Vijle, Denmark Tim Robertson, Joseph Lynch, Tommy Hayes, Penelope Salmon and Laura Robertson were New Zealand’s largest representation ever in a World Orienteering Championship sprint final. Route choices have only seconds in difference, so speed and navigation are neck to neck in this world class competition. Tim and Penelope ran through to second place […]

5 NZ athletes in WOC Sprint Final
By Joolz - Fri 01 Jul 2022

In relation to New Zealand sport this is like Japan challenging South Africa in a rugby final. IOF LIVE commentator Jonas Merz mentions Tim Robertson as a favourite in the men’s individual sprint competition. Tim is in amazing form and his world ranking is phenomenal for New Zealand Sport. Exciting news from Vijle in Denmark […]

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