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High Performance News #79, July 2021 - 03/08/2021 09:54
By Malcolm Ingham

WOC2021 proved both exhilarating and frustrating for many in New Zealand. The latter through the inability to send athletes from home shores, the former because of Tim Robertson’s astounding success in winning a bronze in the sprint. Although mentioned below, I’d like to re-iterate here that, having seen the masses of documentation and regulations that […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
Compass Point – July 2021 - 02/08/2021 05:30
By Christo Peters

Member news and views Update Note from the GM View from the Chair Sport No New Zealand-based Team at WOC, but still a bronze! The Southern Cross Challenge has been cancelled – what now? Junior Camp Update High performance update Events NZSS Champs Round-up Oceania Update ONZ Updates What is your national Council up to […]

Junior Camp 2020
2021 Junior Camp Update - 01/08/2021 09:34
By Christo Peters

The 2021 annual Orienteering NZ Junior Orienteering Training Camp (Junior Camp) will take place in Masterton this year with students staying at St Matthews Collegiate between December 12th and 17th 2021.  We ask parents to be patient while we appoint this year’s head coach and manager.  We also ask parents not to book flights or […]

Southern Cross Trip Cancelled - 26/07/2021 06:12
By Christo Peters

Following the government announcement that the travel bubble with Australia would be closed for eight weeks, Orienteering New Zealand’s Council has voted unanimously to cancel the trip. The government announcement took place while the majority of the NZSS Team were representing their school at the NZSS Championships in Hawkes Bay. Following the announcement, Council were […]

2021 Jnr Camp Head Coach & Manager Applications
ONZ invites applications for 2021 Junior Camp Manager & Head Coach - 11/07/2021 08:18
By Christo Peters

The 2021 Junior camp is open to all secondary school (Year 9-13) members that are regularly running orange or red courses. There is no cap on numbers to it is quite possible that numbers may well exceed previous years when a maximum of 80 participants were able to attend. If this is the case in […]

Tim and Toby in Middle Distance Final as Matthias Kyburz put Swiss on the board - 07/07/2021 11:30
By Malcolm Ingham

Tim Robertson and Toby Scott both qualified comfortably for the WOC Middle Distance Final in the Czech Republic overnight. Tim was 14th in Heat A and Toby an impressive 11th in Heat C. The qualification races which started with 5 or 6 controls on a steep rocky hillside before moving into easier running terrain and […]

Sprint bronze for Tim in Terezin! - 04/07/2021 07:17
By Malcolm Ingham

Tim Robertson has done it again – producing another great race to take 3rd place in the WOC2021 Sprint held in Terezin, Czech Republic overnight! The race took in town streets, made more complex by the insertion of multiple barriers, and then the highly complex fortifications at the edge of town with multiple tunnels and […]

WOC Paper Team selections announced - 02/07/2021 08:37
By Christo Peters

With WOC nearly upon us, ONZ is pleased to announce the 2021 paper selections that would have competed in this year’s event in a non-covid year. The paper team selections sit along side overseas-based athletes Tim Robertson and Toby Scott – the only New Zealand based athletes taking part in this year’s event. Women: Renee […]

2021 NZ JWOC Team in NZ
High Performance News #78 – June 2021 - 01/07/2021 02:08
By Malcolm Ingham

After the loss of Queen’s Birthday 2020 to Covid-19 it was a near-run thing that the 2021 version did not get disrupted by the Canterbury flooding in the week leading up. However, we escaped and a report follows below. WOC2021 is also on the immediate horizon, with Toby Scott and Tim Robertson the only NZL […]

Interview with ONZ Performance Leader Malcolm Ingham - 30/06/2021 05:13
By Christo Peters

When did you first get involved in orienteering? In the mid-1970s I was studying at Cambridge University and had a friend at who was a British Junior Orienteering International who encouraged me to give it a try, so I did.  Up to then, although I had a physics teacher at school who was passionate about it, […]

2021 NZ Secondary School Orienteering Championships
NZSSOC Update - 30/06/2021 12:28
By Christo Peters

Hawke’s Bay Orienteering looks forward to welcoming competitors to NZSSOC2021 on 23-25 July 2021. Preparations are well underway for an exciting school championships on some of Hawke’s Bay’s best maps. Friday 23 July – Sprint – Splash Planet Saturday 24 July – Long – Awapai Sunday 25 July – Relay – Awapai Schools can enter […]

Interested in becoming a Controller? - 30/06/2021 12:17
By Christo Peters

Is your club short of A or B level controllers?  Perhaps you have helped with the planning or controlling of local events and are keen to take the next step?  Maybe you have been involved in the past and you would like to update your knowledge?  The Technical Committee are keen to help by running […]

Addressing Volunteer Burnout - 29/06/2021 11:45
By Christo Peters

Working with clubs to reduce volunteer burnout is a key project for Orienteering New Zealand in 2021. Orienteering in New Zealand is underpinned by a strong culture of volunteerism. Organising orienteering events requires a wide range of skills; from technical orienteering specific skills to building strong relationships with landowners or running the finances of clubs.   […]

2021 Southern Cross Team Announcement – Updated 27/6/21 - 19/06/2021 12:34
By Christo Peters

Orienteering New Zealand is proud to announce the two New Zealand Teams that will compete in the Southern Cross Challenge in Tasmania in late September/early October: Coaching TeamGene Beveridge, Yvette Baker Team ManagersJenni Adams, Imogene Scott  NZ HaruaSB: Nathan Borton, Oliver Edwards, Felix Hunt, Alex Jobbins, Daniel WoodSG: Alice Egan, Emily Hayes, Molly McGowan, Penelope Salmon, Isabella […]

Selection call Pinestars v Bushrangers at the Australian Champs Carnival - 15/06/2021 10:19
By Malcolm Ingham

The New Zealand Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers in an Elite Test Match as part of the Australian Championships Carnival in Tasmania in late September. The competition will be in the following Australian Champs races: Sprint – Saturday 25 September Launceston Middle – Sunday 26 September Goshen Relay – Monday 27 September St. […]

High Performance News #77 – May 2021 - 29/05/2021 12:08
By Malcolm Ingham

May has been the month when, albeit with strict precautions against Covid, international orienteering came out of hibernation with the European Championships aka. World Cup Round 1. At home the NOL continued with the rescheduled Riverhead Orienteering Weekend. On the administrative front discussions have continued on a trans-Tasman league and on how best for New […]

Tūāraki (North) Regional Champs - 19/05/2021 10:06
By Christo Peters

Taupo Orienteering Club and Orienteering Bay of Plenty would like to invite orienteers from the Northern Region, and other areas of New Zealand, to come and join us for a weekend of four fun and high quality orienteering events over Labour Weekend 2021. We cannot stress enough that accommodation will be at a premium in […]

Mixed results for Tim at World Cup 1 - 17/05/2021 11:23
By Malcolm Ingham

Tim Robertson, NZL’s sole representative at the European Championships (World Cup Round 1) had a series of mixed results in what was an entirely sprint-focused championships. Tim qualified easily for the Knock-out sprint elimination rounds, but was knocked-out at the quarter-final stage, in an event won ultimately by Matthias Kyburz of Switzerland. In Sunday night’s […]

Applications for 2021 Southern Cross Coach and Manager - 11/05/2021 10:17
By Christo Peters

Orienteering New Zealand invites interested individuals to put forward their name to coach or manage the New Zealand Southern Cross Challenge Team. The team will be travelling to Australia to take part in the Australian Schools Championship (part of the Australian Championships Carnival being held between 25 Sep and 3 Oct 2021) in and around […]

Return of International Competition – World Cup Round 1 - 11/05/2021 08:37
By Malcolm Ingham

For the night owls and insomniacs, the first round of the 2021 IOF World Cup, aka the European Championships, starts early morning Friday New Zealand time. Strict Covid protocols are in place with competitor bubbles, pre-accreditation Covid tests, and mask wearing except when eating, drinking or running. The round is made up entirely of sprint […]

Live tracking for Riverhead Orienteering Weekend - 07/05/2021 10:25
By Malcolm Ingham

Live tracking has been set up for the National O League races at Riverhead Orienteering Weekend this coming weekend (8-9 May 2021). For the middle distance on Saturday 5 each in M21E/M20E (Red 1) and W21E/W20E (Red 2) are being tracked while on Sunday there will be a mixture of M21E (Red 1), W21E/M20E (red […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
Compass Point – April 2021 - 03/05/2021 01:21
By Christo Peters

Update Note from the GM View from the Chair Sport National Orienteering Awards announced JWOC paper team named 2021-2025 ONZ Strategic Plan released – a new focus for our sport Sports People Interview with ONZ Council Member Tom Reynolds Events Queens Birthday Weekend – 5-7 June 2021 2021 Australian Champs NZ MTBO Champs Nationals round-up […]

ONZ Release 2021-2025 Strategic Plan - 02/05/2021 09:03
By Christo Peters

As advised in the last compass point, the ONZ Council is pleased to release the latest strategic plan for orienteering, which takes us through to 2025. Many thanks to all the contributors to the plan, and we encourage all members to have a read, and be informed about the areas of priority which ONZ will […]

2021 Nationals – final newsletter - 28/04/2021 10:00
By Christo Peters

Photo by Gene Beveridge (2020) Kia Ora and greetings,Welcome to the very last newsletter from the NZOC2021 team: the courses have been evaluated between competitors caught out at yet another artificial barrier on the Sprint, the medals have been handed out, and the last borrowed pieces of equipment are on their way back to their owners. Thanks for […]

High Performance News #76 – April 2021 - 28/04/2021 09:02
By Malcolm Ingham

Finally, after three months of relative inactivity, the national orienteering scene got under away in April with not only a highly successful and competitive ONZ Championships but also the first of the 2021 Regional Championships, the South Island Championships. These are both reported on below, along with a look at the international scene, which starts […]