News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 10
NZSS Champs entries close 6th July
By Christo Peters - Sat 25 Jun 2022

A reminder that entries for the NZ Secondary School Orienteering Championships close on Wednesday 6th July. This is eight days earlier that originally advertised. Entries can be made through enterO. Counties Manukau Orienteering Club (CMOC) is looking forward to welcoming competitors and supporters to the beautiful Auckland region this July for the New Zealand Secondary Schools […]

WOC Report #2: Accreditation and sprint relay selection
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 25 Jun 2022

With the late night Thursday arrival of Tim, Anna and John at their accommodation some 10 minutes drive from Norup, the New Zealand team for WOC is now fully assembled. Even with the absence of Laura, still stranded in the UK still waiting for her residency to come through, without which she cannot leave the […]

WOC Report #1: NZL settle in as Covid strikes
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 23 Jun 2022

After what has thus far been a long but promising build-up to the first ever sprint-only WOC, with less than a week to go Covid has reared its ugly head. After running at Jukola in Finland at the weekend, and feeling a ticklish throat on Monday, Lizzie tested positive on Tuesday morning. While her symptoms […]

Southern Cross Teams Announced
By Christo Peters - Sat 18 Jun 2022

Orienteering New Zealand is proud to announce the 2022 Southern Cross Schools Teams that will compete in the Australian Schools Championships between 26th and 28th September. The team includes seven members of the New Zealand (U21) Team who will be competing at the Junior World Championships in Portugal next month. The team will be managed […]

Strong Kiwi performances at British Sprint Champs
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 13 Jun 2022

The 6 Kiwis at the British Sprint Champs have continued their build up to WOC with strong performances in an individual race slightly marred by an organizational hiccup. After all 6 out of Tim Robertson, Tommy Hayes, Joseph Lynch, Lizzie Ingham, Laura Robertson and Penelope Salmon had comfortably qualified for the afternoon A Finals, as […]

Close tussles in NOL as Matariki draws near
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 12 Jun 2022

Following 3 days of Queen’s Birthday it is unfortunately apparent that the outcomes of the 21E classes in the National Orienteering League, with 8 out of 13 races to count, are likely to be affected by the clash of the final round at Matariki Weekend with WOC in Denmark. Nevertheless there are some close races […]

NZL win British Sprint Relay Champs
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 12 Jun 2022

A New Zealand team of Lizzie Ingham, Joseph Lynch, Tommy Hayes and Penelope Salmon has won the British Sprint Relay Championships in Leeds overnight. Although running against club based teams this is a solid build-up for WOC, with the second placed team FVO containing 3 British internationals. One concern however is that Lizzie, after arriving […]

NZ Secondary Schools Rogaine Champs 2022
NZSS Rogaine Champs 2022 – Entries Open to all Secondary Students, Years 7&8, and Public
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Thu 09 Jun 2022

The official 2022 New Zealand Secondary School Rogaine Championships will take place at Mangamingi, Taranaki on Saturday 16 July 2022. Entries close Friday 1 July 2022. Mangamingi, Taranaki is inland from Eltham, approximately an hour out of New Plymouth. The event is open to: All secondary school students (with 3 or 6 hour foot Rogaine […]

NOL Round 4: Race Review
By Duncan Morrison - Thu 09 Jun 2022

Matt Ogden’s return to competitive racing was very much a ruling performance – dominating the men’s elite class throughout the terrain races of the Queen’s Birthday Orienteering weekend in the Manawatu. It wasn’t just Elizabeth’s Jubilee that was celebrated in style, with Ogden recognizing a milestone of his own (10 years since NZ’s first ever […]

NOL Round 4: Preview
By Duncan Morrison - Thu 02 Jun 2022

A top-class weekend of orienteering awaits for those heading to the Manawatu for Queens Birthday Orienteering, doubling as round 4 for the National Orienteering League (NOL). 2 middles, a long and a sprint await, with traditional Manawatu orienteering conditions promised, providing testing orienteering challenges for all. The busy weekend schedule begins at an absolute Palmerston […]

High Performance News #89 – May 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 01 Jun 2022

What an exciting month of orienteering! Starring with the final round of the National Sprint League and culminating in Tim Robertson’s fabulous performances in Sweden at the World Cup. Sandwiched in between were the test races for WOC in Denmark where, as well more great results from Tim, Penelope Salmon showed that she can be […]

Compass Point – May 2022
Compass Point – May 2022
By Christo Peters - Tue 31 May 2022

Member news & views   |   MAY 2022 Update Foreword from the GM View from the Chair Sport Tim shines; two Silvers at World Cup in Borås, Sweden Kiwis fly in WOC Test races Martin rides to podium at Victorian MTBO Championships WUOC Team named Club profile – Waikato Expressions of interest for Southern Cross Managers and Coaches ONZ Innovation Award winner Cameron de L’Isle’s […]

2023 Oceania Championship Carnival
By Christo Peters - Tue 31 May 2022

After 8 years, the Oceania Regional Orienteering Championships returns to Tasmania in January 2023. Those who attended the 2015 Oceania Championships will recall the high quality orienteering on offer in Tasmania, the brilliant holiday experiences and the hospitality of Tasmanians. With two new maps in the St Helens area for the Long Distance and Middle […]

WC Sprint Relay – combined N team shine!
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 30 May 2022

An excellent sprint relay in Boras ended with the combined team of the Netherlands (Eef van Dongen) and NZL (Tim, Joseph and Penelope) finishing a creditable 18th in the large field of 54 teams. Given that there were 4 Swedish teams, 4 Norwegian and 3 Swiss teams ahead of them, this is a wonderful result. […]

Another silver for Tim in KO sprint!
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 29 May 2022

Tim Robertson has produced another silver medal performance in the knock-out sprint at the orienteering World Cup held overnight in Boras Sweden. With qualification perhaps the hardest part of the KO sprint at this level, Tim had hearts in mouths in the morning qualification heats where, with only the top 12 to qualify, he finished […]

Tim takes silver in World Cup sprint
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 27 May 2022

Tim Robertson has taken second place in the Orienteering World Cup sprint race held overnight in Boras, Sweden. Ranked 8th in the world going into the race, Tim finished 6 seconds behind Kasper Fosser of Norway the 2021 WOC silver medallist. In the leafy suburbs of Boras, Tim, after a steady start, led from control […]

World Cup Round 1 starts Thursday
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 25 May 2022

With WOC only a month away the first round of the World Cup (all sprint) in Boras, Sweden, which starts on Thursday, will be the first major pointer for some of the NZL team. With Laura Roberston stranded in the UK by visa difficulties, and Lizzie Ingham, Imogene Scott, Gene Beveridge and Tommy Hayes yet […]

Lizzie Ingham
Heart scare to world class
By Joolz - Sat 21 May 2022

From surgery to podium and re-charged for world champs Lizzie Ingham has had many challenges to overcome, as she prepares for the World cup this year. Tim & Laura Robertson are also ranked in the top 100 and and Al Landels won the world cup in 1994. But in women’s orienteering Lizzie certainly sets a […]

QB2022 Companion sprint
Queen’s Birthday Companion Sprint – supporting NZ JWOC Team
By Joolz - Thu 19 May 2022

The JWOC team are planning a sprint to accompany Queen’s Birthday competitions. All you need to do to support our New Zealand young athletes in the JWOC team this year is enter the ‘Companion Sprint‘ running along side the Queen’s Birthday events. AND you have an extra week to get organised! The Queen’s Birthday events […]

World Cup Round 2 – Selection Notice
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 16 May 2022

The second round of the 2022 IOF World Cup, incorporating the 2022 European Orienteering Championships, will be held in Rakvere, Estonia from 1-7 August 2022, and will consist of an middle distance, long distance and relay. New Zealand is entitled to enter up to 4 men and 4 women. Selection will be based on known form […]

WOC Test Races – Tim and Penelope fly
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 16 May 2022

The WOC Test Races run in Denmark over the weekend showed that team NZL looks to be on track for WOC2022, to be held next month. Although the Kiwi contingent was made up only of Toby Scott, Tim Robertson and Penelope Salmon, the last two being part of the WOC team, the results were outstanding. […]

WUOC Team Named
By Christo Peters - Thu 12 May 2022

ONZ is proud to announce the team to represent New Zealand at the World Universities Orienteering Championships in Switzerland in August. The team will be Managed by Kieran Woods.WOMEN Anna Cory-Wright – Canterbury Amber Riddle – Otago Jessica Sewell – Canterbury Heidi Stolberger – Auckland MEN Nathan Borton – Auckland Ronan Lee – AucklandAyrton Shadbolt […]

Selection call – NZL Pinestars v AUS Bushrangers
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 10 May 2022

UPDATE 29/5/22 – Due to Australia being unable to field a team, this event is no longer taking place It has been confirmed that the Australian Bushrangers will send a small team to Queen’s Birthday 2022. This will consist of 3 M21E, 3 W21E and 2 M20E. Those interested in being selected for the New […]

Status of athletes selected for JWOC2022 regarding the Southern Cross Challenge
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 10 May 2022

Discussion between ONZ High Performance and the Junior Selection Panel regarding the above has taken place. It has been agreed that those school age athletes who, after a rigorous process of 5 trial races, have been selected for the 2022 Junior World Orienteering Championships have already demonstrated known form regarding selection for the Southern Cross […]

Compass Point – April 2022
Compass Point – April 2022
By Christo Peters - Tue 03 May 2022

Member news & views | APRIL   2022 Update Foreword from the GM View from the Chair Sport WOC, JWOC, & MTBOC Teams Named ONZ AGM next week! High Performance News Looking for Southern Cross Managers and Coaches Selection Notice  New Zealand Schools Teams (Southern Cross Challenge) Event Review Nationals Coming Events  Queens Birthday Weekend Australian Orienteering Carnival Central Otago Orienteering holds MTB Rogaine  ONZ Updates […]

Looking for Southern Cross Coaches and Managers
By Christo Peters - Tue 03 May 2022

Coach and Manager Roles ONZ intends to send two national secondary school teams to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy held as part of the Australian Orienteering Festival. We are seeking expressions of interest for the coach and manager roles. With up to forty athletes taking part in two teams, we are looking for one […]

High Performance News #88 – April 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 02 May 2022

April was always going to be dominated by the ONZ Championships and these turned out to be exceptional in both organization and the racing on offer. The hardy and keen also enjoyed to further days of top sprint racing in Nelson and Blenheim as part of the National Sprint League. Now that the dust has […]

Selection Notice – NZSS Development Teams to take part in the 2022 Southern Cross Challenge.
By Christo Peters - Mon 02 May 2022

Updated 12 May 2022 Victoria, Australia 24 September to 2 October 2022 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 in the 2022 Australian Schools Championships. The championships will be held in rural area Victoria between Melbourne and […]

Queen’ Birthday Weekend 2022
By Christo Peters - Sun 01 May 2022

Come and join us in the Manawatu for three days of top class orienteering 4-6 June. The weekend features three forest events and a companion sprint, with two World Ranking Events, a JWOC fundraiser, NZ School Team selections, the schools Regional Challenge, and National O League points are up for grabs. Who could ask for […]

National Award Recipients – Celebrating 2021
By Christo Peters - Sun 01 May 2022

Over Easter, on marshland in Canon Downs at the foot of Able Tasman National Park, the ONZ Annual Awards were presented. The awards recognise some of our sport’s greatest contributions during 2021. Services to ONZ                    Joanna & Alistair Stewart (Auckland)  Administrator of the Year      Ruth Farmer […]

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