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News | Orienteering New Zealand
2023 New Zealand Secondary School Orienteering Champs
By Michael Croxford - Tue 30 May 2023

Marlborough Orienteering Club is stoked to invite students from Mangonui in the Far North to Invercargill in Southland to compete in the upcoming New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships in Marlborough, from Thursday 13 July until Saturday 15 July 2023. This will also be the final three events of the Te Tau Ihu NavSport Festival […]

New Zealand Pinestars team selected for Kings Birthday
By Christo Peters - Sun 28 May 2023

The following athletes have been selected for the NZ Pinestars team to race against the Australian Bushrangers at the King’s Birthday event 3rd-5th June in the Counties Manukau region: W20E – Rachel Baker, Katherine Babbington, Zara Stewart M20E – Nathan Borton, Riley Croxford, Callum Wishart,  Felix Hunt (S, M only), Fergus O’Neill (S, M only), Daniel Wood […]

Looking for this year’s Junior Camp Manager & Lead Coach
By Christo Peters - Sat 27 May 2023

The 2023 Junior Camp (Year 9-13) is being hosted by the Peninsula and Plains Orienteering Club (PAPO) and is taking place in Canterbury between Thu 14th and Wed 20th December. Orienteering New Zealand would like to invite applications for the Junior Camp Manager and Lead Coach positions. These positions are voluntary in nature, although position holders will be […]

Looking for one more coach for our Southern Cross team!
By Christo Peters - Fri 19 May 2023

ONZ intends to send two national secondary school teams to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy held as part of the Australian Orienteering Festival. With up to forty athletes taking part in two teams, we intend to have three coaches and two managers to oversee the coaching and logistics of these teams. ONZ has just appointed two coaches […]

Selection Notice – Be part of the NZ MTBO Team competing for the ANZ Challenge
By Pete Swanson - Thu 18 May 2023

New Zealand has been invited to take on Australia in an ANZ challenge competition at the Australian MTBO champs, Queensland, 9-10 Sept 2023. We seek riders who wish to be selected for the New Zealand MTBO Team. To be considered for selection please notify the MTBO Selection Panel before 2nd June 2023 via Josie Boland, josie.boland@xtra.co.nz. […]

2023 South Island Secondary School Orienteering Champs
By Joolz - Wed 10 May 2023

Students from schools all over the South Island ranging from Takaka to Invergargill, and Christchurch to Westport are invited to compete in the SISS Orienteering Championships in Nelson, the weekend of 8 & 9 July 2023.  In addition to establishing the South Island 2023 orienteering champions, SISS is part of secondary schools’ Te Tau Ihu NavSport Festival 2023, incorporating the […]

Penelope & Briana in USA JWOC Trials
By Christo Peters - Wed 03 May 2023

Penelope Salmon & Briana Steven travelled to the USA JWOC trials to test themselves at an official pre-JWOC event that is used to help finalise the US Team going to JWOC. The event host was the United States Military Academy Orienteering Club, and they ran in 3 venues: Middle: Lake Popolopen, the Sprint: Camp Buckner, these […]

Easter 4 days
By Christo Peters - Wed 03 May 2023

Our Easter 4-Day Orienteering event in Waitārere is over—but what a great time we had on challenging, technical courses, under a golden sun and blue skies! Red Kiwis’ Good Friday sprint around two Palmerston North schools offered some excellent route choices on running legs. Orienteering Hutt Valley’s ‘Watchtower’ event was on a complex map with […]

2023 EYOC Team Named
By Christo Peters - Wed 03 May 2023

European Youth Orienteering Championships (EYOC)For the first time in many years ONZ has selected a team to attend the EYOC which are taking place in Bulgaria. The event categories are 14-16 and 16-18  and will be attended by a number of our younger JWOC athletes. The team selected to attend is: Boys 16-18yrs  Felix Hunt […]

A new type of orienteering event
By Christo Peters - Wed 03 May 2023

This was a new type of orienteering event. As far as we know, nothing similar has been put on in New Zealand, or elsewhere for that matter. In many races we have had a short section timed out, usually for a road crossing, but extending this for a longer distance and using several completely different […]

ONZ Board changes: we welcome Sarah and farewell and Tom
By Christo Peters - Wed 03 May 2023

Welcome Sarah O-Sullivan We are pleased to welcome Sarah to the board of Orienteering New Zealand (formerly known as the ONZ Council). Sarah will replace outgoing Board member Tom Reynolds. Sarah says: “I am excited to join the ONZ Board and contribute to helping clubs grow and see more people enjoy the outdoors through orienteering. It’s a sport […]

2022 ONZ Annual Report available to read
By Christo Peters - Wed 03 May 2023

Our annual report provides information about our progress, expenditure, performance and challenges faced in 2022. .The annual report has been a huge task. Many thanks to all those involved in putting it together, Please follow this link to find the full Annual Report on our website

ONZ High Performance News #100 – April 2023
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 01 May 2023

In January 2015 when I first started putting out a monthly High Performance News it was an attempt to address what some had described as a lack of communication between ONZ and their top athletes. I never imagined that I would reach issue 100. What has surprised me is that there is rarely a dearth […]

2022 ONZ Award winners announced – ceremony will take place at 2023 Nationals
By Joolz - Fri 28 Apr 2023

The award recipients have been mentioned at the ONZ AGM in April 2023, but the award presentations are to be at the 2023 Nationals later this year. Volunteer Service awardsFor voluntary service to Orienteering New Zealand Three years:• 3 years Guy Cory-Wright (Auckland)• 3 years Selwyn Palmer (Auckland) Six years:• 6 years Matt Bixley (PAPO)• 6 […]

Toby 75th in World Cup 1 Long Distance
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 28 Apr 2023

Toby Scott has finished 75th out of a field of near 130 in the first race of the 2023 IOF World Cup – a long distance held in Ostfold, Norway. The men’s course of 15 k with 660 m of climb featured a classic mix of leg length in rolling forest. Toby had a relatively […]

World Cup 1 starts Thursday night
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 25 Apr 2023

The first round of the 2023 IOF World Cup starts on Thursday night NZ time in Norway with a long distance race. The races are based around Ostfold where WOC 2019 was held. With Tim Robertson out through injury, Toby Scott will be the sole Kiwi in both the long and middle distance (Saturday). First […]

Selection announcement: Pinestars-Bushrangers Test Match @KB
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 20 Apr 2023

After a hiatus of a few years, King’s Birthday will again host a NZL Pinestars v AUS Bushrangers Test Match in M21E, W21E, M20E and W20E. The Australians have asked for team sizes of 2 each in M21E, W21E, 3 in W20E and 6 in M20E. A NZL team will be selected from those entered […]

2023 Southern Cross Challenge Selection Notice
By Christo Peters - Wed 19 Apr 2023

This year, 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 2023 Australian Schools Championships. The event takes place near Perth, Western Australia, Australia between 30 September to 8 October 2023. The schools championships is held as […]

2023 WOC Team Named
By Christo Peters - Tue 18 Apr 2023

The Orienteering New Zealand Senior Selection Panel have named the following team to attend the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) in Switzerland. WOC team management will be announced following the Council meeting on Thursday 20th April. Men Gene Beveridge (Auckland) Long Joseph Lynch (Canterbury) Middle Matt Ogden (Nelson) Middle, Relay Tim Robertson (Wellington) Middle, Relay Toby […]

2023 JWOC Team named
By Christo Peters - Mon 17 Apr 2023

The Orienteering New Zealand Senior Selection Panel have named the following team to attend the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) in Romania. The JWOC coach and manager will be announced following the Council meeting on Thursday 20th April. Men Nathan Borton (Auckland) Riley Croxford (Nelson) Zefa Fa’avae (Nelson) Felix Hunt (Canterbury) Ryan Moore (Canterbury) Fergus […]

High Performance News #99 – March 2023
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 02 Apr 2023

As we move into autumn, March has seen the season move into full swing with 2 National Sprint League races in Taupo, followed the next weekend by the first series of JWOC trials. The latter saw some intense competition among a healthily large field vying for places in the team for Romania. Meanwhile, intense preparations […]

Advance notice – World Cup Round 3 / European Sprint Champs
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 01 Apr 2023

The final round of the 2023 IOF World Cup will be held in Verona, Italy from 3-8 October 2023. This round forms the European Sprint Championships and will have an individual sprint, a knock-out sprint and a sprint relay. As WOC2024 will be a sprint WOC, NZL is seeking to send as full a team as possible […]

OWC2023 - Orienteering World Cup
Selection notice – IOF World Cup Round 2
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 01 Apr 2023

The second round of the 2023 IOF World Cup will be held in Ceska Lip, Czechia from 2-6 August 2023, and will consist of a sprint distance, a sprint relay, a middle distance, and a long distance. New Zealand is entitled to enter up to 4 men and 4 women. Selection will be based on known form . […]

50 years - Orienteering NZ
Sport for everyone   |  Big little stories for our 50th
By Christo Peters - Fri 31 Mar 2023

Our parents share their passion: Children often take part in the same physical activities as their parents, and they often follow the same sports, or they might support the same teams. When a family is active with a positive attitude towards sport, children are more likely to stay active themselves. But in orienteering we often find that parents come into […]

Compass Point Orienteering NZ March 2023
Compass Point – March 2023
By Christo Peters - Fri 31 Mar 2023

Read the Member News and Views Newsletter at: https://mailchi.mp/orienteering.org.nz/compass-point-march-2023 Member news & views | MARCH 2023 Note from the GMWelcome to the March issue of Compass Point. It has been a busy month as staff and Council prep for the AGM, complete our annual reporting, and in doing so take stock of the year that […]

King’s Birthday Weekend Of O 2023 & Tūāraki-Northern Regional Championships 2023: 3-5 June
By Christo Peters - Fri 31 Mar 2023

Counties Manukau Orienteering Club and Orienteering Waikato are delighted to host you for three days of orienteering in the beautiful Tāmaki Makaurau and Waikato regions of Te Ika-a-Māui. Find the Embargo Notice here. Find Bulletin One here: KBO2023 Bulletin One. Please follow the CMOC Facebook page for updates and information.

MTBO  |   Champs entries open
By Christo Peters - Fri 31 Mar 2023

A fantastic weekend of competition, challenge, and fun for mountain bikers, orienteers, and adventure racers of all abilities. The 2023 NZ MTBO Championships are around Christchurch with a Middle Distance event at Bottle Lake on 29th April, Sprint on a new map of the Christchurch Red Zone (banks of the Avon River), and Long Distance […]

Southern Cross Coach & Manager Applications
By Christo Peters - Fri 31 Mar 2023

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 or two coaches […]

2023 AGM Information & attendance
By Christo Peters - Fri 31 Mar 2023

A reminder that the ONZ AGM is being held virtually on Thursday 27th April.  We ask those wishing to attend to please complete the Google Attendance Form by 5pm on Monday 24th April.  The meeting link and Annual Report will be sent out to those who have registered prior to the AGM. Below are the key documentation for the […]

PAPO Summer Coach – Ewan Musgrave
By Christo Peters - Fri 31 Mar 2023

When asked how he chose NZ, Ewan Musgrove says it was “almost a toss of a coin between Australia and New Zealand”. But the call to travel from he Highlands in Aberdeenshire in Scotland to the other side of the world was definitely strong. PAPO advertised the summer coach position late last year,  to see if […]

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