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News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 11
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 19 Mar 2020

Cancellation of JWOC / WUOC trials this weekend We are sorry for the very short notice for this but the trials for the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) / World University Championships (WUOC) this weekend are now cancelled. The primary concern is the number of people who would be travelling to and from Auckland by air at […]

Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus Information and Updates
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update – March 17, 2020
By Christo Peters - Tue 17 Mar 2020

As advised previously, Orienteering New Zealand (ONZ) has been monitoring the situation around COVID-19 closely, and following the advice provided by the Ministry of Health.

NZOC 2020 10-13 April
Orienteering Nationals 2020 postponed due to COVID-19
By WgtnOC - Tue 17 Mar 2020

It is with regret that we let you know that Orienteering Wellington and Orienteering New Zealand have come to the joint decision to postpone the NZ Orienteering Championships 2020. We believe that this is in the best interest of our orienteering community at this time.

Final Bulletin and Start Times for JWOC/WUOC Trials/NOL Rd 2 – 21 and 22 March
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 14 Mar 2020

The Final Bulletin for the Trials weekend is here Final Bulletin Trials 21+22 March 2020 The Start Times for both days are here Trials Start Times March 2020  

Impact of coronavirus on orienteering
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 14 Mar 2020

Over the last week the spread of coronavirus around the world has led to the cancellation or postponement of many sporting events. The International Orienteering Federation has just released a statement on the current and possible future impact on orienteering events. The full IOF statement is here (https://orienteering.sport/coronavirus-covid-19-update-from-the-iof/). With regard to the major international events […]

NZOC 2020 10-13 April
Nationals 2020 Update – Entries, AGM, Trophies Request & Terrain Photos
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Fri 06 Mar 2020

Entries are open for the NZ Orienteering Championships 2020 (‘Nationals’) hosted by Orienteering Wellington 10-13 April 2020. Entries are open; trophies return requested; and AGM date confirmed.

High Performance News #62 – February 2020
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 02 Mar 2020

After the sprints of January there has been somewhat of a lull throughout February although weekly club events have started up around the country. From a HP perspective the main happening has been a training camp held in Nelson/Nelson Lakes, reported on below. But as we move into March and the serious business of trials, […]

Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure
ONZ Compass Point – February 2020
By Christo Peters - Fri 28 Feb 2020

In this issue: View from the Chair; Club Spotlight – Hawkes Bay Orienteering; Vote 2020 – A call for ONZ Council Nominations; High Performance News; Mapping Update; Large events that are rapidly looming

Selection Notice – World Schools Championships Orienteering 2021 (Withdrawn)
By Christo Peters - Fri 28 Feb 2020

The World Schools Championship Orienteering 2021 is scheduled to be held in Belgrade, Serbia.  ONZ will select a school in each grade (M1, W1, M2, W2) to compete in the school teams category.

Selection Notice – New Zealand Secondary Schools Team 2020 (Withdrawn)
By Christo Peters - Fri 28 Feb 2020

This year, 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 2020 Australian Schools Championships.

Entry information – NOL Round 2, JWOC and WUOC principal trials, March 21/22
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 25 Feb 2020

The second round of the National O League incorporating the principal trials for JWOC2020 and WUOC2020 will be held on 21 and 22 March hosted by NWOC. Saturday 21 March: middle distance – Turkey Ridge North, planner Renee Beveridge, controller Geoff Mead Sunday 22 March: long distance – Hedley Dunes Extension, planner Cameron Tier, controller […]

ONZ Selection Notice – Mountain Bike Orienteering World Championships and Junior World Championships 2020
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Mon 17 Feb 2020

The MTBO selection panel invites riders wishing to represent NZ at the 2020 MTBO World Championships and Junior World Championships, to apply for selection by 31 March 2020.

NZOC 2020 10-13 April
Entries now open for Nationals – April 2020
By WgtnOC - Mon 17 Feb 2020

Orienteering Wellington is hosting the annual NZ Orienteering Championships (‘the Nationals’), 10-13 April 2020 (Easter weekend). Entries are now open—go to events.orienteering.org.nz/nationals/. 

JWOC and WOC Trials – 21 & 22 March 2020
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Mon 17 Feb 2020

North West Orienteering Club (NWOC) is hosting a weekend of high-quality orienteering, with new maps and varied terrain on Auckland’s South Head. The perfect orienteering hit out before the National Championships three weeks later.

Cool Awesome Educational Preview
Updated Overseas Resource for Clubs and Members working with Schools
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Mon 17 Feb 2020

Recently ONZ was invited to distribute this great free resource – the undated version of “Cool, Awesome and Educational”, Orienteering at school for ages 6-15.  We have had a look at it and encourage all clubs to do the same.

Schools Start Orienteering
2020 North Island Secondary School Orienteering Championships Entry Information
By Counties Manukau Orienteering Club - Tue 11 Feb 2020

Counties Manukau Orienteering Club Inc (CMOC) looks forward to welcoming competitors to North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2020 on 22-24 April 2020 being held at venues in Manukau, Waiuku Forest, and Waiuku farms.

Selection Announcement IOF World Cup Round 1
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 03 Feb 2020

The first round of the 2020 IOF World Cup will be held in Neuchatel, Switzerland from 21-24 May 2020. .Round 1 consists of a long distance, a knock-out sprint and an individual sprint All orienteers interested in selection for this event should contact the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright ([email protected]) by Friday 21 February 2020. […]

High Performance News #61 – January 2020
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 29 Jan 2020

Season 2020 is underway! A highly successful Lonely Mountain Sprint series saw a strong international field and gave a great demonstration of the new IOF knock-out sprint format. A full report follows, including an analysis of the map choice option of splitting that was used in the semi-finals. Also, as we move into 2020 a […]

Lonely Mountain Sprints - Friday 24 - Monday 27 January 2020
Lonely Mountain Knock-out Sprint – live tracking
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 24 Jan 2020

The elite knock-out sprint, a WOC 2020 trial, takes place on Saturday at the Lonely Mountain Sprints in New Plymouth. There will be live tracking of both the women’s and men’s finals. Women’s final: start 1800, tracking goes live at 1758 at events.loggator.com/7wiV4g Men’s final start 1830, tracking goes live at 1828 at events.loggator.com/fO1XwA

Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure
ONZ Compass Point – January 2020
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Mon 20 Jan 2020

In this issue: View from the Chair; Legends – Bunny Rathbone; Peter Snell the Orienteer; 40th Katoa Po Event; Rogaine Update; 2020 Council Nominations;

Vacancy – NZ JWOC Manager 2020 & 2021
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Mon 06 Jan 2020

Orienteering NZ have not currently received any expressions of interest for managing the NZ Team at 2020 & 2021 Junior World Orienteering Championships (Turkey & Portugal). 

New Major Events Allocation System
By Christo Peters - Sun 05 Jan 2020

ONZ would like to thank everyone who contributed to the new Major Events Allocation System that comes into effect in 2020. The ONZ Major Events Allocation System 2019 document explains the new system, its intent, and the initial 2020-2023 calendar. 

Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure
Orienteering New Zealand 2020 Business Plan – Final Consultation Document
By Christo Peters - Sun 05 Jan 2020

The proposed 2020 Business Plan for member consultation is available. We invite all members to read this document and provide any additional feedback by 31 January 2020.

HP News #60 – December 2019
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 24 Dec 2019

With essentially no events of note the main feature of December is the Under 23 Development Camp, held this year courtesy of Counties Manakau Orienteering Club. However, after a long year it also provides a chance to take a short break before launching into the next year. Of course, 2020 will see an early start […]

Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure
ONZ Compass Point – December 2019
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Mon 23 Dec 2019

In this issue: View from the Chair Club Spotlight – Southland U23 Performance Camp Junior Development Camp 2020 Council Positions GM’s forword The last month has been a busy one for Orienteering New Zealand.  The National Council, many of national committee conveners and key office holders met to discuss your feedback and to set the […]

ONZ COVID-19 Information