North West have some preliminary information on the Nationals events for Easter 2021. Three events will take place on South Head, north of Helensville, clustered around Leighton’s Farm, Wilson Road.
Friday, 2 April: Sprint, on one of the three embargoed locations on the North Shore. Setter is Renee Beveridge, and controller Geoff Mead.
All three remaining events will take place on South Head, north of Helensville, clustered around Leighton’s Farm, Wilson Road.
Saturday, 3 April: Long, South Head. A brand-new map, with setter Cameron Tier and controller Gene Beveridge.
Sunday, 4 April: Middle, South Head. Another brand-new map, with setter Mike Beveridge and controller Marquita Gelderman.
Monday, 5 April: Relay, on the existing Lake Kereta map, with setter Andrew Bell and controller Rob Murphy.
Nationals 2021 embargo
The following areas are under embargo since Monday 6 July 2020, until the start of NZOC2021:
Sprint: Long Bay, Massey campus Albany & Rangitoto College.
Long, Middle, Relay: Large forest area to the west of Wilson Road, South Head (northwest of Helensville).
Regarding the Sprint embargo notice: We realise that in a densely populated area like Auckland, it is impossible to find an area suitable for a sprint where nobody from the orienteering community has worked / studied in the past or is currently working / studying. Access to the embargoed Sprint area is permitted for normal daily activities but it is forbidden to train within these areas with a map of any sort, to test route choices or take part in any activity that may give a navigational advantage.
The photo below indicates the locations of the three events around Leighton’s Farm.
More details: Nationals 2021 Website follow updates on Facebook