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Selection Notice – NZSS Team 2021 - 14/04/2021 05:32
By Christo Peters

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. The event will take place as part of the Australian Schools Championships which will be held in and around St Helens in Tasmania as part of the Australian Championships carnival […]

ONZ Annual Awards - 12/04/2021 10:29
By Christo Peters

This year’s ONZ Awards took place at the National Championships in South Head, north of Auckland on Sunday 4th April. Congratulations to all the award recipients: Volunteer of the Year Awards Jean Cory-Wright (PP) – continued role with Junior Camp Coach Training, involvement in Coaching Michael Croxford (NL) – For work behind the scenes organising […]

ONZ Champs and KO Sprint – tracking replays and videos - 12/04/2021 09:18
By Malcolm Ingham

At Easter weekend’s ONZ Champs there was live tracking for both W21E in the long distance and for M21E in the middle distance. Replays of these can be found at the links below. M21E Long: https://events.loggator.com/bpgAYw W21E Middle: https://events.loggator.com/HuUYOQ Both the Men’s and Women’s A Finals at the KO Sprint on Easter Tuesday were also […]

Paper JWOC Team Named - 11/04/2021 07:41
By Christo Peters

Junior World Orienteering Championships 2021Turkey Selection Announcement Although New Zealand will not be sending a team to JWOC this year due to the restrictions and risks around Covid, a team (on paper) has been selected. Congratulations to the following athletes: Juliet Frater.  AucklandEmily Hayes.  AucklandKaia Jorgensen CanterburyPenelope Salmon  AucklandJess Sewell AucklandZara Stewart  Auckland Reserve: Amber […]

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Compass Point – March 2021 - 31/03/2021 07:31
By Christo Peters

Member news & views | March 2021Update Note from the GM View from the Chair Sport    New Zealand-based athletes will not attend WOC/JWOC in 2021 ONZ Knockout Sprint in Auckland Sports people  IOF Interview with Tim Robertson – first Kiwi to medal at WOC Events  Wellington to Host 2021 Junior Camp NZOC 2021 NZMTBO 2021 ONZ […]

High Performance News #75 – March 2021 - 31/03/2021 11:34
By Malcolm Ingham

With the loss of Riverhead Weekend to an Auckland lockdown, like January and February, March has come and gone without a real start to the national orienteering scene and we are left looking towards the ONZ Champs at Easter. Fortunately, activity did not grind to a halt everywhere, with a well-attended training camp run by […]

AGM - We are going online again
2021 AGM on Thursday 15th April – We are going online again! - 30/03/2021 02:07
By Christo Peters

Following discussions with 2021 Nationals hosts NWOC, ONZ will be holding this year’s AGM online on Thursday 15th April at 7:30pm.  We are asking all attendees to RSVP here. We ask that clubs submit any remits or items for discussion to the General Manager by Monday 5th April. The agenda and annual report will both be circulated to […]

ONZ - NZ-based athletes will not attend WOC or JWOC in 2021
New Zealand-based athletes will not be attending WOC in 2021 - 30/03/2021 12:12
By Christo Peters

At the ONZ Council Meeting on Thursday 18th March, a decision was made that New Zealand would not be sending New Zealand-based athletes to either JWOC or WOC in 2021. Whilst unfortunate, the likelihood of this decision and the reasons behind it were signaled at the end of last month in both Compass Point and […]

ONZ Knock-out Sprint Programme and Quarter-Final Start Draw - 29/03/2021 02:49
By Malcolm Ingham

The programme for the KO sprint on Tuesday 6 April can be accessed below. Note that following a small number of late entries the format of the Women’s competition has changed slightly. The revised start draw for the Quarter-finals is below

NZ MTBO Champs 2021 Enter to Win a Map Board
MTBO Champs 2021 – Enter now to be in to win a mapboard - 23/03/2021 11:08
By Joolz Moore (ONZ Editor)

Get your entry in by this Sunday 28 March 2021 if you are wanting to have a go on some of this years best MTB maps and think a spare map board might be handy. There are two mapboards to be won if your entry is in for the mountain bike orienteering champs by this […]

Nominations for IOF Athletes Advisory Groups and IOF Athletes Commission due by 1 April - 18/03/2021 10:50
By Christo Peters

At the IOF General Assembly in 2020, an important change was made to the IOF Statutes opening for the direct representation of 2 Athletes Representatives as voting members on the IOF Council, beginning from the next general assembly in 2022. This direct representation also means that a formal process for the election of athletes representatives […]

NZOC2021 - 11/03/2021 02:04
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

The North West Orienteering Club team has preparations for this year’s New Zealand Orienteering Championships (NZOC2021) well underway, for an exciting Easter Weekend of orienteering and renewing friendships in under two weeks from now! Entries have closed, camping information will be emailed out shortly, clubs will be asked for input on their relay teams, and […]

Tim WOC Medal
IOF interview with Tim Robertson – the first Kiwi to win a medal at WOC - 03/03/2021 05:30
By Christo Peters

IOF World Cup Event Director Per Forsberg interviews Tim Robertson on all things orienteering and the influence of Covid. To hear the interview click here

ONZ Compass Point – February 2021 - 28/02/2021 02:49
By Christo Peters

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 1  U p d a t e Note from the GM View from the Chair S p o r t Wairarapa Orienteers are out of hibernation Get involved, Join […]

The Year Ahead – National Teams in 2021 - 28/02/2021 02:13
By Christo Peters

The decision about sending teams overseas is a complex one.  It is clear that while vaccines are being slowly rolled out around the world, Covid-19 is still prevalent in many countries.  In New Zealand, our government has prioritised three international sporting (Olympics, Paralympics & Rugby World Cup) events with regard to their discretionary managed isolation […]

Wairarapa Orienteers are coming out of hibernation. - 28/02/2021 02:10
By Christo Peters

Wairarapa Orienteeers stalwart Jim Barr describes his club as having been “in recess” for nearly a decade. During this time club members have continued to compete at various events around the country, but the club has not hosted events. On 6th December last year something changed.  The return of former member Brian Teahan, and with […]

Covid Alert Level Change – Sat 27 Feb - 27/02/2021 10:05
By Christo Peters

As notified by the Prime Minister at 9pm on Saturday 27th February, New Zealand is changing COVID-19 alert levels effective from 6am on Sunday 28th February: Auckland moves into Alert Level 3  The rest of the country moves to Alert Level 2 The Government has indicated that they will review alert levels after seven days. ONZ’s alert […]

NZOC 2021 Update - 27/02/2021 06:11
By Christo Peters

The North West Orienteering Club (NWOC) team has preparations for New Zealand Orienteering Championships (NZOC) 2021 well underway, to be ready for an exciting Easter Weekend of orienteering and renewing friendships. Online Entries Online entries (www.entero.co.nz) are now open. Standard fee entries close Friday 12 March 2021, a rapidly approaching deadline. Late fee entries close […]

High Performance News # 74 – February 2021 - 27/02/2021 06:00
By Malcolm Ingham

February always seems to me to be the month of the best weather and, for someone like me coming originally from the north of England, generally too warm for really serious orienteering. Nevertheless, it is the month when things (notwithstanding SOW) generally start to kick into action, thoughts start (I hope) to focus on training […]

Knock-Out Sprint – Tuesday 6 April – Entries Open - 23/02/2021 12:21
By Malcolm Ingham

Entries are now open for the Knock-out sprint to be held in Auckland on Easter Tuesday. Enter at entero.co.nz . Entries are limited to 36 men and 36 women and close on 19 March. All competitors will get 3 races – quarter-final, semi-final and final. There will also be a single public race for others.

2021 NZSS Champs – new province, new date - 03/02/2021 12:24
By Christo Peters

In 2020 Covid-19 challenges made it impossible for Hawkes Bay Orienteering Club to host the New Zealand Secondary School (NZSS) Championships. This was a huge disappointment for the organising committee who had put a phenomenal amount of time into the event only to have to cancel it as New Zealand was going in and out […]

HP News #73 – January 2021 - 31/01/2021 02:43
By Malcolm Ingham

Welcome to the 7th year of HP News – not something actually anticipated all those years ago. Hopefully it continues to provide a useful service even, at times like these. Most pertinent this month, at least to me, is the announcement that, thanks to the agreement of Auckland OC, a Knock Out Sprint will be […]

Woodhill terrain NZOC2021
Nationals Update - 25/01/2021 11:55
By Christo Peters

The North West Orienteering Club (NWOC) team has preparations for New Zealand Orienteering Championships (NZOC) 2021 well underway, to be ready Friday 2 April for the Sprint at Long Bay, on the North Shore of Auckland. Mapping has been completed, most courses are created and in the weeks ahead, the experienced team of setters and […]

Revised ONZ Foot O Rules - 05/01/2021 11:23
By Christo Peters

Below are the links to the review of the Orienteering New Zealand Foot O rules as well as a document outlining the changes that have been made. The completed document follows a long consultation process which included over 50 submission points. Because some of the changes are significant, ONZ will be accepting additional submissions until […]

Selection Notice – World Orienteering Championships 2021 - 24/12/2020 03:33
By Malcolm Ingham

The World Orienteering Championships 2021 is scheduled o be held in Doksky, Czech Republic from 6-9 July 2021, and will consist of an individual sprint, middle and long races, a forest relay and a sprint relay. In the present environment of the Covid-19 pandemic, although New Zealand intends to compete in this event, at this […]