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Orienteering NZ Junior and U23 Training Camps 2018 - 13/08/2018 03:35
By Russell Higham (ONZ Events Liaison)

The annual ONZ junior camp will take place from 15th – 20th December 2018 hosted by Hawkes Bay Orienteers.
The U23 camp will take place from 8-13 December 2018 hosted by Wellington Orienteers in the Wairarapa.

Georgia on the podium again at WMTBO Champs - 13/08/2018 08:37
By Malcolm Ingham

Georgia Skelton has made the podium for the second time at the Junior World MTBO Championships in Austria. After her 4th place finish in the middle distance, Georgia has followed up with 6th place in the sprint race ridden on Sunday, 77s behind the Czech winner and less than 30 seconds from the bronze medal. […]

Tough finish to the week for team NZL - 12/08/2018 05:21
By Malcolm Ingham

The WOC long distance on Turaida was always going to be tough. Especially so for Gene Beveridge and Lizzie Ingham, respectively recovering from a persistant bug and to full fitness post-op, and so it proved although not only did these two hang in for respectable results, but Matt Ogden produced an excellent run in the […]

Long distance beckons in both Latvia and Austria - 11/08/2018 05:48
By Malcolm Ingham

Saturday 11 August brings the long distance events at both WOC in Latvia and WMTBOC in Austria. Overall 7 Kiwis will be In action, 4 in the former and three in the later. After a day of 30 degree temperatures in Sigulda tomorrow promises not only to be cooler (22-24 C) but also cloudy. This […]

Big improvement for men’s relay team, but women struggle again - 10/08/2018 08:18
By Malcolm Ingham

The NZL men’s relay team of Tim Robertson, Matt Ogden and Gene Beveridge improved 8 places from last  year in finishing 17th in a tight WOC relay in Turaida. Tim continued his excellent form and was 3rd through the first radio control before the week’s races started to catch up on him on the steep […]

Georgia Skelton 4th in middle at World Junior MTBO Champs - 09/08/2018 05:23
By Malcolm Ingham

Although at the time of writing results are still provisional, continuing what is becoming a record summer for NZL orienteering, Georgia Skelton has finished in 4th place in the middle distance race at the Junior World MTBO Championships being held in Austria. Georgia was 90 seconds away from the bronze medal. Starting in the middle […]

Latvia2018 #5 – Strong runs for Lizzie and Tim in WOC middle - 08/08/2018 05:22
By Malcolm Ingham

Lizzie Ingham and Tim Robertson were the top NZL performers in a tough WOC middle distance run in Sigulda today. Lizzie, returning to WOC competition only 10 months after heart surgery, continued a remarkable run of results in finishing 24th in the women’s field. Her WOC middle distance record since her first appearance in 2011 shows […]

Latvia2018 – #4 NZL 12th in sprint relay – updated Monday - 06/08/2018 08:37
By Malcolm Ingham

New Zealand has matched its previous best result in the WOC sprint relay finishing 12th in the 2018 event run in Riga this afternoon. The NZL team of Laura Robertson, Tim Robertson, Cameron de L’Isle and Lizzie Ingham were just over 5 minutes behind winners Sweden who successfully defended their title from last year. Laura, […]

Latvia 2018 – #3 Tim takes silver in WOC sprint - 05/08/2018 06:21
By Malcolm Ingham

On a  wet afternoon in Riga Old Town, Tim Robertson has produced a stunning performance to win New Zealand’s first ever medal at a World Orienteering Championships. Leading at every split time, and by 0.7s at the final pre-warning Tim was edged out of the gold medal by Switzerland’s Daniel Hubmann by a mere 1.1s.

Latvia 2018 – #2 Ready for off - 04/08/2018 06:48
By Malcolm Ingham

With the individual sprint set for tomorrow training has wound down over the last few days. Those involved in the sprints have concentrated on a couple of sessions in Cesis to the east of Sigulda and scene of the World Cup sprint races last year. Additionally Toby and Cameron headed into Riga this morning, both […]

Latvia 2018 #1 – Settling in - 01/08/2018 02:32
By Malcolm Ingham

With four days until the start of WOC2018 on Saturday, Team NZL (or at least most of them) are now settling into accommodation 25 minutes from the event centre in SIgulda and a little further from Riga, the venue for the weekend’s sprint races. Accommodation (courtesy of AirBanB) is in an old farmhouse, Laimnieki, a […]

Marquita MTBO
HP News #43 – July 2018 - 30/07/2018 07:06
By Malcolm Ingham

July has seen an explosion of international events. This includes not only JWOC but also WUOC, EYC, WMOC and WMMTBOC. Notwithstanding some excellent JWOC results it has also seen New Zealand win no less than an unprecedented 6 gold medals! Reports, in chronological order, on all these below, plus Kiwis at O-Ringen 2018, and a […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point e-Newsletter – July 2018 - 28/07/2018 11:50
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

In this issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Policy Updates; Team Staff Vacancy – Pinestars Manager; Introducing the Council – Alison Comer; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; WANTED: Quality areas for NZ Champs; Active NZ Participation Survey Results; STILL LOST: National Championship Trophies;

Selection Announcement – World Schools Orienteering Championships 2019 - 26/07/2018 10:50
By Catriona McBean

The World Schools Orienteering Championship will be held in Otepää, Estonia 24 April 2019 to 05 May 2019. The schools selected for the following grades are: W1 school teams, girls – Diocesan School for Girls W2 school teams, girls – St Cuthbert’s College M1 school teams, boys – Mt Albert Grammar School M2 school teams, boys – […]

Sprint medal winners mens
Gold for Tim Robertson at World University Championships - 20/07/2018 10:04
By Malcolm Ingham

A day after finishing 11th in the middle distance, Tim Robertson has won gold in the sprint event at the World University Championships in Finland. Tim’s margin of victory was 7.9 seconds over Trond Einar Moen Pedersli of Norway, with Henry McNulty of Australia taking the bronze. Outside WOC and World Cup races the WUOC […]

2018 NZ Second Schools Orienteering Champs Final Event Information and Programme out now - 14/07/2018 03:58

The Programme contains all the information you are likely to need to know for the duration of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships event and is available to download from the homepage of the event website.

Middle Terrain
Tough JWOC Middle distance takes its toll - 14/07/2018 07:26
By Malcolm Ingham

The JWOC middle distance final  proved problematic for the four Kiwis in the A finals, all finishing between 41st and 44th in the respective mens and womens fields. In the mens race in which Swedes finished 1-2-3, Max Griffiths, Cameron de L’isle and Joseph Lynch were almost identically closely grouped in 41st, 42nd and 44 […]

Katie, Cameron, Max and Joseph into JWOC Middle Final - 13/07/2018 04:51
By Malcolm Ingham

Four Kiwis will line up in the middle distance finals at JWOC on Friday. After two tough days in the long and the sprint, Cameron de l’Isle squeaked through to the final in the last qualifying place in Heat 1by a mere 6 seconds, while in Heat 3 Joseph Lynch had marginally more room to […]

Top 20 finish for Joseph Lynch in JWOC Sprint - 11/07/2018 03:50
By Malcolm Ingham

Joseph Lynch has produced another wonderful run to finish in 15th equal place in the JWOC sprint’ Joseph’s time of 16:35 was just over 45 seconds behind slightly surprise winner Colin Kolbe of Germany, with Matthew Fellbaum of Britain edging out Finn Otto Kaario and Norway’s Kasper Fosser by 1 second for the silver. Cameron […]

Top runs for Lara and Joseph in JWOC Long - 10/07/2018 02:32
By Malcolm Ingham

Lara Molloy and Joseph Lynch both produced excellent performances in the JWOC Long Distance at Kecskemet, Hungary on Monday. Both mens’ and women’s races had run-away winners in the complex largely open/semi-open terrain, but Lara (31st) and Joseph (45th), in large fields, were only just over 10 minute behind the silver medallists. In the womens race […]

Good start to the summer at WMOC2018, now for JWOC - 09/07/2018 06:56
By Malcolm Ingham

NZL has started the season of IOF World Championships with a gold medal as Gillian Ingham has taken out the W60 Sprint title at the World Masters Championships in Copenhagen. Gillian, having finished 2nd in her qualifying heat yesterday, won by 2 seconds from a Swiss runner and another 10 s ahead of a 3rd placed Hungarian.

Juniors Invited to the 2018 Australian Orienteering Carnival - 04/07/2018 12:08
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

A number of promising juniors have been invited to join the New Zealand Schools Regional Invitation Team to travel to the Australian Orienteering Carnival in late September/ early October in Adelaide and region.

ONZ High Performance News #42 – June 2018 - 28/06/2018 09:40
By Malcolm Ingham

As we await the start of the 2018 round of World Championships, June has seen the Pinestars-Bushrangers Test Match and some keen individual competition at Queen’s Birthday in Auckland. This also saw the culmination of the SuperSeries for 2018 with well deserved senior titles going to gene Beveridge and Imogene Scott. Also below a few […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point e-Newsletter – June 2018 - 19/06/2018 07:19
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

including: View from the Chair; New Health & Safety Policy; Team Staff Vacancy; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; WANTED:  Quality areas for NZ Champs; Svend Pedersen recognised; Kauri Dieback Programme; LOST:  National Championship Trophies; World Orienteering Day

Selection Announcement – New Zealand Secondary Schools Team 2018 - 15/06/2018 08:35
By Catriona McBean

Adelaide and Surrounds, 29 September to 7 October 2018 The New Zealand Secondary Schools Team selected to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2018 Australian Schools Championships is:   Senior Boys: Jason Bond (Taranaki) Tom Harding (PAPO) Oak Jones  (Taranaki) Liam Stolberger (North […]

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