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The main focus in July has obviously been JWOC in Switzerland, again adorned by some excellent New Zealand performances. However, successes in the World Rogaining Championships and, closer to home, the National Secondary School Champs, need also to be acknowledged. Now is the time, however, to draw breath for a couple of weeks before the […]
The following schools have been provisionally selected to represent New Zealand at the at World Schools Orienteering Championship – Palermo, Italy, 22 – 28 April 2017. M1 – Napier Boys High School M2 – Mount Albert Grammar School W1 – Napier Girls High School W2 – Baradene College World Schools Orienteering Championships (WSOC) is held under the auspices of the International […]
Rotorua, New Zealand’s mountain biking mecca, is hosting the 2016 New Zealand Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships. Orienteering Bay of Plenty (OBOP) will be using two new maps, and one relatively unused area, for the Sprint, Middle and Long (Classic) events. The Sprint map will use the new Tihiotonga-Waiariki map, providing park like and intricate […]
The New Zealand Secondary Schools Team selected to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2016 Australian Schools Championships from 24 September to 2 October 2016.
The New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships long distance award ceremony will start today at 2:30pm Friday 22 July 2016 and the video feed is available on https://facebook.com/olynxsoftware Over 400 students are competing. Award Presentations for Sprint and Long Distance Events: Video provided by O-Lynx Alternative hand held view with panning – broadcast via Periscope New […]
Start times for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships (Sprint and Long) are now published on the Orienteering Waikato Website.
Shamus Morrison produced an outstanding run to finish in 9th place in the JWOC Middle Distance Final run in steep, rocky and complex terrain. Notwithstanding a small mistakeon control 5 and what looked like a slightly wavering route choice to number 8, Shamus came into the finish in 4th place and never looked as if he […]
Shamus Morrison (4th in Men’s heat 3), Tommy Hayes (9th in heat 1) and Ed Cory-Wright (12th in heat 2) have all made the A final for the JWOC Middle distance, to be run Thursday night New Zealand time. Following her good run in Monday’s Long Distance, Alice Tilley (18th in Women’s heat 1) was […]
Three of the New Zealand men have finished in the top 25% of the field in the long distance race at JWOV run overnight, with Alice Tilley also producing the best women’sresult in this race since Angela Simpson in 2011. Starting at over 2000 m in altitude, and with long tricky route choices through the […]
Tommy Hayes has continued New Zealand’s excellent run of performances in the JWOC sprint with a fabulous 8th place finish in the streets of Scuol, Switzerland. Tommy’s time of 13:21 was only 17s behind 3rd in a race in which host nation Switzerland finished 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th! Second best Kiwi was Devon Beckman […]
JWOC2016 in Switzerland starts on Sunday evening New Zealand time and the NZL team is now assembled and finishing their preparations. Perhaps unsuprisingly one of the hardest things, going by the comments on Facebook, is acclimatisation to the altitude. Nevertheless the team has been testing itself in Swiss terrain by competing in a series of […]
6 days until entries close on Thursday 7th July 2016 for the New Zealand Secondary School Orienteering Championships (including Years 7 and 8). Check out some photos of St Peters School in Cambridge, Waikato. Location for Sprint and Relay.
The first two trailers of 4 in a series to introduce the 2016 Australian School Orienteering Championships to be held on the Scenic Rim of SE Queensland Australia. 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 2016 Australian Schools Championships.
The National Quotas for the World Orienteering Championships 2016 in Strömstad – Tanum, Sweden, are available.
June has been a strange month. For me it felt odd to have planned a day of Queen’s Birthday yet not be there to see the outcome – by all accounts a highly successful 3-day event for which Wellington and Hutt Valley clubs deserve full credit. Instead I have had the chance to look over […]
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The Junior and Under 23 Regional Squads Camps will be held in Canterbury, December 2016. Applications for participants and coaches are invited now and close on 31 July 2016.
Bulletin 1 for the Alpine-O IOF World Ranking Event being held on Sunday 23rd October 2016 during New Zealand’s Labour Weekend has been published and is available for download now.
The NZ Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers at the Australian Championship Carnival in Queensland from 24 September to 2 October 2016. Selection Criteria Both Men’s and Women’s teams will be selected at both Senior (21E) and Junior (17-20E) levels. It is likely that the Senior Test Match will comprise the Australian Middle […]
Orienteering Waikato looks forward to welcoming competitors to the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2016 on July 21-23 2016. The event will be based at St Peters School in Cambridge which will provide a fantastic centre for 3 days of top class orienteering. Entries are open and close 7th July 2016. Event information is available now. […]
The confirmed team selected to represent New Zealand at the World Orienteering Championships for 2016 to be held in Stromstad-Tonum, Sweden from 20-28 August 2016 has been announced.
The final round of the 2016 SuperSeries was over Queen’s Birthday. Here, in brief are the final positions, there will be a longer commentary in the June HP News, but for now congratulations to Nick Hann, Penny Kane, Tommy Hayes and Dani Goodall, and also to Northern ???, who after 4 rounds and 2 relays […]
First and foremost my apologies for this being a little late – Preparations for both Queen’s Birthday and going overseas have taken precedence. Secondly for the brevity – it’s being written in Melbourne airport in transit. Hopefully the most important issues are covered. Obviously the most significant news in May has been Tim Robertson’s rise […]
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