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News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 10
NSL Round 1/2: Bulletin 2 and Start-times
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 01 Mar 2022

The final bulletin is here Start-times and KO sprint format are here

NOL Round 2/JWOC Trials – 26/27 March Bulletin 1
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 27 Feb 2022

Programme Saturday 26 March:    Middle distance          Glenlean                     First start 1 pm Planner: Lizzie Ingham; mature pine forest with some leafy under-storey rock and complex contour detail. Sunday 27 March: Long distance             Blairlogie/Glenlean    First start 10 am          Planner: Gene Beveridge; mature pine forest, moderately steep gully-spur with some rock and significant route choice. Courses and […]

National Sprint League Round 1/2 – Bulletin 1 and Entry Information
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 10 Feb 2022

Programme Friday 4 March            Sprint              Freyberg HS & Pit Park           First start 6 pm Saturday 5 March       KO Sprint                                     Qualification   Palmerston N Esplanade        First start 9 am                                     ¼ Finals           Palmerston North GHS           First start 11.30 am                                     ½ Finals           IPU                                          First start 2.30 pm                                     Final                Massey University                  First start 5.30 pm […]

NZOC 2022 – COVID Red Light Setting
By Michael Croxford - Thu 03 Feb 2022

Nelson Orienteering Club has delayed the close of early bird entries to the New Zealand Orienteering Champs until 11:59pm on Friday, 11th February 2022.   You can still enter with confidence of a full refund prior to then at: https://entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=NZOC2022   As with our local club events NOCs priorities are: That our volunteers feel safe […]

Selection Notice – 2022 World Cup Round 1
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Feb 2022

The first round of the 2022 IOF World Cup will be held in Boras, Sweden from 26-29 May 2022, and will consist of an individual sprint, a knock-out sprint and a sprint relay. New Zealand is entitled to enter up to 4 men and 4 women. Selection will be based on known sprint form including the […]

HP News #85 – January 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 01 Feb 2022

A promising start to 2022 with the successful not-Oceania Championships (reported below) has, perhaps predictably, descended into uncertainty with the outbreak of the omicron variant of Covid leading to cancellation of both the Super City Sprints and the Northern Champs. However, there are some positive signs both in terms of planning ahead – notably a […]

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Compass Point – January 2022
By Christo Peters - Mon 31 Jan 2022

Update Foreword from the GM I hope that everyone was able to have some time off over Christmas/New Year and that those who attended the ‘not the’ Oceania Championships survived the gruelling long! In this issue we review the ‘not’ Oceania Event, ask members for their feedback on ONZ’s priorities for 2022, and we interview […]

Event Review
‘not the’ Oceania Champs review.
By Christo Peters - Mon 31 Jan 2022

The Oceania that wasn’t to be… Oceania ended-up being the ‘Not the’ Oceania champs, as our Australian friends were not allowed into the country. Not quite the Oceania that was planned, but PAPO delivered high quality A-grade competitive events that still managed a relaxed feel .Two of the events were awarded World Ranking Points in […]

Get to Know Gene - Gene in 2019 WOC - Orienteering
Getting to know Gene Beveridge
By Christo Peters - Mon 31 Jan 2022

Many of you will be familiar with Gene Beveridge. He has a lot of experience, and is working on many levels to promote the sport. Gene was born into orienteering and he reckons he cannot escape it now. Over the last year he has been working on the Coaching Framework for Orienteering NZ and has just recently […]

Orienteering NZ - What is your Priority - have we got it right?
Annual Business Plan consultation
By Christo Peters - Sat 29 Jan 2022

Last year the 2021-2025 ONZ Strategic Plan was finalised following member and club consultation. This plan will now guide ONZ Council in providing governance and allocating resources for our sport. The Annual Business Plan outlines the focus for your national body over a 12-month period. Council is inviting feedback until the 28th February 2022. After […]

Calling for applications for ONZ Council
By Christo Peters - Sat 29 Jan 2022

ONZ’s constitution necessitates that two Council positions are up for election each year.  We welcome all applications for new members to join Council. This year ONZ Chair Peter Swanson (OBOP) and Marquita Gelderman (NW) have both finished their three-year term on Council.  Both candidates are eligible to be nominated for a second term should they choose […]

Oceania Sprint Championships in Queensland – April 21-24 2022
By Christo Peters - Fri 21 Jan 2022

Entries are now open for the Oceania Sprint Championships on the school and uni campuses of the Gold Coast, Australia. Put April 21-24 2022 in your diaries for some fabulous sprint orienteering.Book your flights and accommodation now. ·  five fantastic events on the Gold Coast ·  includes three brand new maps, an updated university map and a sand dune […]

2021 NORTH Regional champs - CANCELLED
2021 Tūāraki (Northern) Regional Champs CANCELLED
By Christo Peters - Thu 20 Jan 2022

Sadly the move to the Red Alert Level under the Covid Protection Framework has forced organisers to cancel the 2021 Tūāraki (Northern) Regional Championships. The event was already postponed from last year. The 2022 Tūāraki (Northern) Regional Champs are scheduled to take place in October. PREVIOUS UPDATE We would like to alert you to the […]

By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Thu 20 Jan 2022

Sadly the move to the Red Alert Level under the Covid Protection Framework has forced organisers to cancel the 2022 Super City Sprints. The event was set to be the first round of the National Sprint League (NSL). Although the Super City Sprint has been cancelled, efforts are underway to host another event in Palmerston […]

World University Games Selection Notice - Orienteering NZ
Selection Notice World University Orienteering Championships (WUOC) 2022
By Christo Peters - Mon 17 Jan 2022

The World University Orienteering Championships 2022 are scheduled to be held in Switzerland from 15-22 August 2022, and will consist of individual sprint, middle and long distance races, a sprint relay and a forest relay.  Competitors must satisfy the following conditions: • Athletes must be at least 18 and less than 25 years of age […]

Flock Hill rocks at the ‘not’ Oceania Champs
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 13 Jan 2022

Orienteering – find your adventure: and that was just the walk to the arena at the not Oceania middle distance in the limestone rocks and cliffs of Flock Hill station. It was a day of sufficient complexity that he/she who made the least mistakes would come out on top. In the elite classes this proved […]

Lynch, Ogden and Ingham lead the way at the ‘not’ Oceania Champs
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 12 Jan 2022

Joseph Lynch, Matt Ogden and Lizzie Ingham have taken the honours over the first two days of the Not Oceania Championships in Canterbury. Joseph and Lizzie were the winners in Monday’s sprint at Rangiora High School. Joseph finished 45 seconds ahead of Gene Beveridge with Matt a further 20 seconds back. For Gene this was […]

‘Not the’ Oceania Orienteering Champs 2022 UPDATE
By Christo Peters - Thu 06 Jan 2022

8-16 January, South Island New Zealand Latest update Due to the continued border closure these events will no longer be Oceania Champs. However we are still all go with planning for some great orienteering events in January 2022 for New Zealanders as ‘Not the’ Oceania.  Specific changes: There are  revisions to Bulletin 2 – version […]

New Zealand Orienteering Champs 2022 – Website Launched
By Michael Croxford - Sun 26 Dec 2021

Nelson Orienteering Club invites all orienteers to the 50th New Zealand Orienteering Championships from the 15-18 April 2022. Programme: Friday 15 April – Sprint – Nelson College Saturday 16 April – Middle – Canaan Downs South Sunday 17 April – Long – Canaan Downs North Monday 18 April – Relay – Moturoa East “I am very pleased to be welcoming everyone to my […]

HP News #84 – December 2021
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 24 Dec 2021

After a very intermittent year for orienteering 2021 ended with several positive notes. Not least of these was the first ever award by High Performance Sport New Zealand to orienteering in the form of a small amount of funding towards the Scotland 2024 sprint campaign. December also saw recognition from IOF for Tim Robertson and […]

Compass Point
Compass Point – November/December 2021
By Christo Peters - Mon 13 Dec 2021
The ONZ Mapping Committee needs YOU!
By Christo Peters - Mon 13 Dec 2021

The ONZ Mapping Committee is the body responsible for mapping standards across New Zealand.  Our current convenor, Michael Wood, has announced that he is standing down so we are looking for new members to join the committee to help guide the development of the single most important part of our sport.  Anyone interested in applying or with questions […]

NZ are Oceania’s first recipients of the new World Ranking Awards!
By Christo Peters - Sun 12 Dec 2021

New Zealanders Tim Robertson and Lizzie Ingham have been named the first recipients of the IOF World Ranking Awards for the Oceania Region! The World Ranking system provides a method for comparing skill levels across national boundaries through participation in a number of World Ranking Events (WREs) each year. World Ranking leaders on the 1st of […]

WOC and JWOC Selection Notice
JWOC & WOC Selection Notice
By Christo Peters - Thu 02 Dec 2021

Selection Notice JWOC2022 The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2022 are scheduled to be held in Aguiar da Beira, Portugal from 10-16 July 2022.All athletes interested in selection for the 2022 JWOC team should notify their interest, year of birth, and cell phone number to the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright (alistaircorywright@gmail.com) by 28 February 2022. […]

HP News #83 – November 2021
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 01 Dec 2021

With another disrupted month, the recent Pokapu Championships have at least given us one event to report on. The main news however is the final disappearance of any chance of Australian participation at Oceania in January. Most of these events will therefore revert to being New Zealand only events and will not hold official Oceania […]

Oceania Championship status removed but PAPO will still be running the Oceania programme for NZ based athletes.
By Christo Peters - Tue 30 Nov 2021

PAPO, Orienteering New Zealand (ONZ) and Orienteering Australia (OA) have been closely monitoring the situation around Covid and travel restrictions. In the past week the announcement by the New Zealand Government that the current quarantine system will not be changing for “fully vaccinated foreign nationals” until April 2022 removes that ability for Australian athletes to […]

Farewell Bunny Rathbone
By Christo Peters - Fri 19 Nov 2021

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of ONZ life member Bunny (Jenny Mary) Rathbone. Bunny was a an inspirational figure in our sport whose positivity and can-do attitude made her a role model for everyone in our sport. We interviewed Bunny in January 2020 for Compass Point, below is this article: […]

Pokapū Central Champs - 27-28 November - Orienteering Wellington
Pokapū (Central) Regional Champs 2021 – Bulletin 1
By Christo Peters - Thu 18 Nov 2021

Kia ora, Orienteering Wellington is excited to announce the Pokapu Champs Saturday November 27th and Sunday November 28th 2021. We have two great sand dune maps in the Manawatu for your challenge and enjoyment; Hydrabad, a classic pine forest on sand dunes and a return to a freshly updated Manga Pirau map at Waikawa, predominantly […]

HP News #82 – October 2021
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 01 Nov 2021

With Auckland, and now parts of Waikato, still in lockdown and the consequent cancellation/postponement of the Northern Region Championships it has been a very quiet October. The ever evolving Covid situation also means that planned events such as the Under 23 Camp, and even a local version of Oceania are in doubt. The latter has […]

Compass Point – October 2021
By Christo Peters - Sun 31 Oct 2021

Update Note from the GM View from the Chair Sport Junior Camp cancelled, regional camps to take its place. High Performance update – NZ HiPOs – Scotland 2024 campaign We need a new Event Liaison Officer – could this be you? ONZ fixed term Marketing, Communications and Promotions Advisor. Will vaccinations become mandatory in orienteering? […]

ONZ COVID-19 Information