The first formal Bulletin contains detailed information about the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2018, and can be downloaded from https://nzssoc2018.papo.org.nz/. Please note: Entries close on the 6th of July.
The New Zealand Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers at the Australian Championships Carnival Birthday to be held in South Asutralia from 29 September to 7 October 2018. Pinestars teams will be selected in M21E, W21E, M20 and W20 based on known form. All orienteers interested in selection should contact the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright […]
The New Zealand Pinestars have overcome the Australian Bushrangers in the annual Test Match held at the Queens Birthday 3-day in Woodhill Forest. Although the Australians prevailed in W21E, New Zealand were convincing winners in the other three classes. In M21E, W21E and M20 there were also fascinating personal batteles between the top athletes from […]
May has seen an upsurge in events both domestically and overseas. At international level we have seen the first round of the 2018 World Cup, in association with the European Championships, with mixed results for the small New Zealand contingent. At home the second round of JWOC trials, early in the month, including the Ultralong […]
A vacancy for 1 Council Member is now open and will close on Wednesday 13 June 2018 following the retirement of David Turner (previous ONZ Chair) due to him travelling in Europe for the next few months.
The third round of the 2018 IOF World Cup will be held in the Ostfold area of Norway from 31 August – 2 September 2018. The round consists of a long distance, a double extended middle distance with a chasing start for the second race, and a relay. The fourth and final round of the […]
The provisional New Zealand Pinestars team will compete against the Australian Bushrangers at the Jafa Queens Birthday 3-day event to be held in Woodhill Forest 2-4 June 2018. W20E Meghan Drew (AOC) Marisol Hunter (PAPO) Tegan Knightbridge (NWOC) Jenna Tidswell (HBOC) W21E Renee Beveridge (Day 1 and 2 […]
Tommy Hayes will have mixed feelings about the middle distance at the European Orienteering Champs. Although the only Kiwi to qualify, a big mistake on control 9 where he lost over 4 minutes on the fastest split, followed by another small error on 10, left him in 50th place, well down the field. The terrain […]
Tommy Hayes is the only one of the three strong Kiwi contingent to make the final of the middle distance at the European Orienteering Championships. In steep and rocky terrain near Ticino, Tommy ran a steady qualification to finish in 8th place in Heat 2, 2 minutes 20 s down on heat winner Florian Howald […]
The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2018 will be held in Kecskemet, Hungary from 8-15 July 2018. The team selected to represent New Zealand is: Men : Cameron de L’Isle (NWOC) Max Griffiths (NWOC) Joe Lynch (Wellington) Daniel Monkton (NWOC) Callum Hill (NW) Will Tidswell (HB) Reserve: Kurtis Shuker (CMOC) Women : Katie Cory-Wright (PAPO) […]
Tim Robertson, Tommy Hayes and Laura Robertson all made it through to the sprint final on the first day of the European Orienteering Championships which double as the opening round of the 2018 IOF World Cup. After qualifying 10th in heat 1, Tim will be disappointed not to have made the top 10, finishing 17th, […]
In this issue: View from the Chair – New Chair Jane Harding; Team Staff Vacancies; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; ONZ Policy Updates; IOF Council Nominations;
New Zealand Secondary Schools Team 2018 Adelaide and Surrounds, 29 September to 7 October 2018 A New Zealand Secondary Schools Team is to be selected to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2018 Australian Schools Championships. The championships will be held in and […]
The provisional New Zealand Team to compete at the World Orienteering Championships 2018 to be held in Riga and Sigulda, Latvia from 3-11 August 2018. Men : Gene Beveridge (NW) Cameron de l’Isle (NW) Matt Ogden (NW) Tim Robertson (OHV) Toby Scott (AK) Women : Lizzie Ingham (WN) Kate Morrison (HB) Laura Robertson […]
MOUNTAIN BIKE ORIENTEERING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018 Waldviertel, Austria 5-13 August 2018 The confirmed riders selected to represent NZ at the 2018 MTBO World Championships and Junior World Championships are: Tom Spencer – M21E – Dunedin Conal Boland-Bristow – M21E – PAPO Georgia Skelton – W20 (Junior) – CMOC Teagan Knightbridge […]
Click here to view the latest edition of High Performance News With the ONZ Championships done and dusted for another year, April has been another relatively quiet month at home, the main feature being the South Island Championships hosted by Dunedin. This has been followed by both North island and South Island Secondary Schools […]
this issue includes: View from the Chair; Team Staff Vacancies; Senior Selector and Technical Convenor Appointed; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; ONZ Annual Awards; World Orienteering Day; Sport and Recreation Awards; ONZ Policy Updates; IOF Council Nominations;
Orienteering NZ invites applications for the NZ Team Coach and NZ Team Manager for the Southern Cross Challenge 2018.
The World University Orienteering Championships 2018 will be held in Kuortane, Finland from 17-21 July 2018. Men Jonty Oram (AOC) Tim Robertson (OHV) Kieran Woods (AOC) Women Marina Comeskey (WOC) Tegan Knightbridge (NWOC) Heidi Stolberger (NWOC)
Although the early part of March kept many of riveted watching the unfolding drama of Godzone2018, there has been very little orienteering activity until the ONZ Championships over Easter. With Easter overhanging March into April, I have left this issue until completion of competition and selection or partial selection of JWOC, WOC and WUOC teams, […]
New Zealand Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships, 24-27 April in Alexandra, Central Otago. The confirmed New Zealand Team to compete in the ANZ MTBO Challenge competition at the New Zealand MTBO Championships are: M21 Tom Spencer Dunedin Conal Boland-Bristow PAPO Chris Forne PAPO Nick Hann – Reserve PAPO M40 Brent Simpson Taranaki Peter Swanson BOP Liam […]
February usually brings about a pick-up of activity. This year, with no Waitangi sprints, SOW being at the end of January, and no opportunity to build a camp around these events seems to be the exception. Nevertheless there are many out there training diligently with an eye on Easter and beyond, competing overseas, or flying […]
in this issue: View from the Chair; AGM Notice – Confirmation of Venue, Date and Time; Event Liaison Update
NZ Annual Awards Nominations Open; New Mapping Specification; ONZ Policy Updates;
The 2017 Orienteering NZ Annual Report is available to download and for viewing online. It includes reports from the ONZ Board Chairperson and General Manager; Coverage of the strategic plan components; A review of 2017 representation, awards, and results nationally and internationally; A summary and analysis of membership and participation.
Orienteers Christine Browne and family represent Tauranga in the XVenture Family Challenge TV series.