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News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 10
WOC Paper Team selections announced
By Christo Peters - Fri 02 Jul 2021

With WOC nearly upon us, ONZ is pleased to announce the 2021 paper selections that would have competed in this year’s event in a non-covid year. The paper team selections sit along side overseas-based athletes Tim Robertson and Toby Scott – the only New Zealand based athletes taking part in this year’s event. Women: Renee […]

2021 NZ JWOC Team in NZ
High Performance News #78 – June 2021
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 01 Jul 2021

After the loss of Queen’s Birthday 2020 to Covid-19 it was a near-run thing that the 2021 version did not get disrupted by the Canterbury flooding in the week leading up. However, we escaped and a report follows below. WOC2021 is also on the immediate horizon, with Toby Scott and Tim Robertson the only NZL […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
Compass Point – June 2021
By Christo Peters - Wed 30 Jun 2021
Interview with ONZ Performance Leader Malcolm Ingham
By Christo Peters - Wed 30 Jun 2021

When did you first get involved in orienteering? In the mid-1970s I was studying at Cambridge University and had a friend at who was a British Junior Orienteering International who encouraged me to give it a try, so I did.  Up to then, although I had a physics teacher at school who was passionate about it, […]

2021 NZ Secondary School Orienteering Championships
By Christo Peters - Wed 30 Jun 2021

Hawke’s Bay Orienteering looks forward to welcoming competitors to NZSSOC2021 on 23-25 July 2021. Preparations are well underway for an exciting school championships on some of Hawke’s Bay’s best maps. Friday 23 July – Sprint – Splash Planet Saturday 24 July – Long – Awapai Sunday 25 July – Relay – Awapai Schools can enter […]

Interested in becoming a Controller?
By Christo Peters - Wed 30 Jun 2021

Is your club short of A or B level controllers?  Perhaps you have helped with the planning or controlling of local events and are keen to take the next step?  Maybe you have been involved in the past and you would like to update your knowledge?  The Technical Committee are keen to help by running […]

Addressing Volunteer Burnout
By Christo Peters - Tue 29 Jun 2021

Working with clubs to reduce volunteer burnout is a key project for Orienteering New Zealand in 2021. Orienteering in New Zealand is underpinned by a strong culture of volunteerism. Organising orienteering events requires a wide range of skills; from technical orienteering specific skills to building strong relationships with landowners or running the finances of clubs.   […]

2021 Southern Cross Team Announcement – Updated 27/6/21
By Christo Peters - Sat 19 Jun 2021

Orienteering New Zealand is proud to announce the two New Zealand Teams that will compete in the Southern Cross Challenge in Tasmania in late September/early October: Coaching TeamGene Beveridge, Yvette Baker Team ManagersJenni Adams, Imogene Scott  NZ HaruaSB: Nathan Borton, Oliver Edwards, Felix Hunt, Alex Jobbins, Daniel WoodSG: Alice Egan, Emily Hayes, Molly McGowan, Penelope Salmon, Isabella […]

Selection call Pinestars v Bushrangers at the Australian Champs Carnival
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 15 Jun 2021

The New Zealand Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers in an Elite Test Match as part of the Australian Championships Carnival in Tasmania in late September. The competition will be in the following Australian Champs races: Sprint – Saturday 25 September Launceston Middle – Sunday 26 September Goshen Relay – Monday 27 September St. […]

High Performance News #77 – May 2021
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 29 May 2021

May has been the month when, albeit with strict precautions against Covid, international orienteering came out of hibernation with the European Championships aka. World Cup Round 1. At home the NOL continued with the rescheduled Riverhead Orienteering Weekend. On the administrative front discussions have continued on a trans-Tasman league and on how best for New […]

Tūāraki (North) Regional Champs
By Christo Peters - Wed 19 May 2021

Taupo Orienteering Club and Orienteering Bay of Plenty would like to invite orienteers from the Northern Region, and other areas of New Zealand, to come and join us for a weekend of four fun and high quality orienteering events over Labour Weekend 2021. We cannot stress enough that accommodation will be at a premium in […]

Mixed results for Tim at World Cup 1
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 17 May 2021

Tim Robertson, NZL’s sole representative at the European Championships (World Cup Round 1) had a series of mixed results in what was an entirely sprint-focused championships. Tim qualified easily for the Knock-out sprint elimination rounds, but was knocked-out at the quarter-final stage, in an event won ultimately by Matthias Kyburz of Switzerland. In Sunday night’s […]

Applications for 2021 Southern Cross Coach and Manager
By Christo Peters - Tue 11 May 2021

Orienteering New Zealand invites interested individuals to put forward their name to coach or manage the New Zealand Southern Cross Challenge Team. The team will be travelling to Australia to take part in the Australian Schools Championship (part of the Australian Championships Carnival being held between 25 Sep and 3 Oct 2021) in and around […]

Return of International Competition – World Cup Round 1
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 11 May 2021

For the night owls and insomniacs, the first round of the 2021 IOF World Cup, aka the European Championships, starts early morning Friday New Zealand time. Strict Covid protocols are in place with competitor bubbles, pre-accreditation Covid tests, and mask wearing except when eating, drinking or running. The round is made up entirely of sprint […]

Live tracking for Riverhead Orienteering Weekend
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 07 May 2021

Live tracking has been set up for the National O League races at Riverhead Orienteering Weekend this coming weekend (8-9 May 2021). For the middle distance on Saturday 5 each in M21E/M20E (Red 1) and W21E/W20E (Red 2) are being tracked while on Sunday there will be a mixture of M21E (Red 1), W21E/M20E (red […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
Compass Point – April 2021
By Christo Peters - Mon 03 May 2021

Update Note from the GM View from the Chair Sport National Orienteering Awards announced JWOC paper team named 2021-2025 ONZ Strategic Plan released – a new focus for our sport Sports People Interview with ONZ Council Member Tom Reynolds Events Queens Birthday Weekend – 5-7 June 2021 2021 Australian Champs NZ MTBO Champs Nationals round-up […]

ONZ Release 2021-2025 Strategic Plan
By Christo Peters - Sun 02 May 2021

As advised in the last compass point, the ONZ Council is pleased to release the latest strategic plan for orienteering, which takes us through to 2025. Many thanks to all the contributors to the plan, and we encourage all members to have a read, and be informed about the areas of priority which ONZ will […]

2021 Nationals – final newsletter
By Christo Peters - Wed 28 Apr 2021

Photo by Gene Beveridge (2020) Kia Ora and greetings,Welcome to the very last newsletter from the NZOC2021 team: the courses have been evaluated between competitors caught out at yet another artificial barrier on the Sprint, the medals have been handed out, and the last borrowed pieces of equipment are on their way back to their owners. Thanks for […]

High Performance News #76 – April 2021
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 28 Apr 2021

Finally, after three months of relative inactivity, the national orienteering scene got under away in April with not only a highly successful and competitive ONZ Championships but also the first of the 2021 Regional Championships, the South Island Championships. These are both reported on below, along with a look at the international scene, which starts […]

Auckland knock-out sprint a success
By Christo Peters - Wed 28 Apr 2021

The extended Easter weekend finished with NZL’s second ever Knock-out Sprint, at Carrington. This had no qualification but only three KO rounds, with all runners getting 3 races. With many of the top elites and junior elites heading home after the ONZ Champs there was the opportunity for several of the younger juniors to foot […]

Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure
National O League – Round 2 SI Champs
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 26 Apr 2021

Anzac Weekend has seen the second round of the National O League (NOL) with long, sprint and middle distance races at the South island Champs in Alexandra. In M21E Matt Ogden and Joseph Lynch continued their close battle although with roles a little reversed from the ONZ Champs – Joseph taking the long and middle […]

Orienteering NZ NZSS Trials
Selection Notice – NZSS Team 2021
By Christo Peters - Wed 14 Apr 2021

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 […]

Orienteering NZ Annual Awards 2020
By Christo Peters - Mon 12 Apr 2021

This year’s ONZ Awards took place at the National Championships in South Head, north of Auckland on Sunday 4th April 2021. 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 Working Group & work re-righting ONZ NCEA Standards. Michael Croxford […]

ONZ Champs 2021 and KO Sprint – tracking replays and videos
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 12 Apr 2021

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 2021 Team Named
By Christo Peters - Sun 11 Apr 2021

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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