President’s Rant – January 2016
OK – let’s start by wishing you all a Happy New Year and hope that you have or are still enjoying a great NZ summer. The warm weather is an excuse to ease off for a while and make the most of our wonderful outdoors.
Being new to Marlborough and having both “kids” back from university, we’ve spent our break tramping around the Sounds, Richmond Ranges and the seaward and inland Kaikoura ranges. I’ve also tried to make the most of the local excellent mountain bike facilities and took to the local roads on a new road bike. All this is to combat the fact that of late, I’ve rather become a TV couch potato, having succumbed to the delights of the ANZ Cricket, the Aussie Big Bash, ASB Tennis, Aus Tennis major, UK’s Premier Soccer League and even spending time watching the depressing Phoenix.
However, it’s reassuring to find that help is at hand from glancing at the ONZ event programme. There’s an abundance of summer series events commencing during February aimed at attracting schoolchildren to our sport and also offering members a chance to get into some sort of shape for the Nationals in late March.
I haven’t caught up on results and news from the Southern O Week but trust that everybody had a great time down in Central Otago. I did however remember(just) to sign up for the Wellington 6 Sprints and am looking forward to visiting the Capital over the Waitangi weekend.
Council reconvenes in early February with the need to start preparing for the AGM and finalise our new Constitution.
Lots to look forward to…
Constitution Review – Reminder
A summary of the key changes has been circulated in a separate enewsletter. A copy of the full constitution is available on the ONZ website for your information.
For the full version of the proposed constitution Click Here
Orienteering NZ Vacancies & Appointments
The following ONZ vacancy is currently being advertised on the ONZ website:
The deadline for applications has been extended so we can get a suitable candidate.
Full position descriptions for all these roles are available on the Orienteering NZ website.
Saturday 26 March 2016
Lake Rotoiti Hall, St Arnaud
A wee reminder to ALL orienteers the AWMG embargoes apply to everyone, regardless of whether you are a masters orienteer or not. Please ensure you respect and abide by these embargoes. Click here to find out about the embargoes.
Registrations Open – February 2016
- Waitangi Sprints 6-8 February, Wellington
- NZ National Champs 2016 25-28 March 2016, Nelson. Entries are NOW OPEN
2015 Junior Camp
Thanks to Auckland Orienteering Club for organising the very successful Junior Camp 2015 in December.
2016 Junior Camp
The 2016 Camp will be hosted by PAPO and will be held 17-22 December 2016.
2015 D-Squad Camp
Thanks to Nick Smith for organising the 2015 D-Squad Camp.
This was the last “D-Squad” Camp as the new HP Squads are now in place and we have the National Squad and U23 Squad, so you will see a few changes in 2016.
If you have not seen the new HP plan, click here (PDF)
To celebrate 50 years of keeping people safe in the outdoors, the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) has put together our 50 favourite family outdoor adventures, just in time for summer! From beach tracks and rail trails to caves and hot pools, whether you’re looking for a short walk or overnight tramp, we’ve got you covered – from the top of the north to the bottom of the south!
Check out their interactive map for more information about any of our 50 favourite family adventures, details of where you can find out more, as well as tips to keep you, your family and your friends safe while you explore the outdoors.
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