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WOC2015 Report #5 – the sprint relay - 02/08/2015 10:14
By Malcolm Ingham

A storming finish by Laura, mowing down the Italian runner on the short steep climb to the last control, has seen Team NZL finish 12th in tonight’s sprint relay held in Nairn. This is one place higher than last year’s finish in Italy, but slightly frustrating as the top 10 was in touching distance. Lizzie […]

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Ross Brighouse wins at WMOC in Sweden - 01/08/2015 11:50
By Malcolm Ingham

Congratulations to Ross Brighouse of Counties who has won the M70 title at WMOC in Gothenburg. Ross’s time of 48-47 gave him a winning margin of 47 seconds over Jan Fogelberg of Sweden, with another Swede in 3rd place. It is Ross’s third WMOC title in a long and distinguished careeer representing New Zealand at both […]

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WOC2015 Report #4 – the nearly perfect day – sprint qualification, Forres - 01/08/2015 10:13
By Malcolm Ingham

After all the build-up WOC is finally underway and today was almost, but not quite, a dream start for Team NZL – all 3 women (Lizzie, Laura and Imogene) qualifying for the sprint final, Tim also cruising in, and Gene and Shamus coming agonizingly close to joining him –  missing out by only 16 and […]

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WOC2015 Report #3 – the final countdown - 31/07/2015 10:10
By Malcolm Ingham

With D-Day, or rather S-Day, fast approaching, the last 2 days have seen our focus largely switch to the sprints with visits to Elgin, Forres and Nairn (twice) to run (through Elgin – not embargoed), walk (through Forres and Nairn – embargoed for running), and today run (through the model sprint map at Nairn). Whereas […]

WOC2015 Report #2.5 – driving technology - 30/07/2015 04:02
By Malcolm Ingham

As you may notice from the photo attached to the first report, we have a nearly new Ford 8-seater minivan as part of our transport arrangements. This wonder of driving technology comes complete with all kinds of mysterious knobs and buttons and a digital display on the dashboard which produces really useful messages for the […]

WOC2015 Report #2 – the joys of a Scottish summer - 29/07/2015 06:59
By Malcolm Ingham

Although the weather in Amsterdam may have cleared sufficiently to allow the remaining team members to join us in Inverness, the Scottish summer seems rather wet as Wednesday morning dawns with more r

Orienteering NZ Compass Point e-Newsletter – July 2015 - 28/07/2015 11:15
By Catriona McBean

President’s Rant – July 2015 Not surprisingly July has seen our young junior athletes taking all our attention. During the early part of the month, I’m sure that most of us were actively following JWOC from Norway with no indication of what was about to unfold. It’s hard to find the appropriate superlatives to acclaim […]

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WOC2015 Report #1 – Amsterdam weather throws a spanner in the works - 27/07/2015 06:33
By Malcolm Ingham

Unfortunately, although four team members (Tim & Laura Roberston, Matt Ogden and Lizzie Ingham) along with the manager are now esconced at Auchnahillin Holiday Park just outside Inverness, the ini

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ONZ High Performance News – July 2015 - 24/07/2015 01:26
By Malcolm Ingham

Well what a month! Another wonderful JWOC for New Zealand highlighted by Tim Robertson’s successful defence of his sprint title, but supported in full by excellent performances by the men in the long distance and relay, and some promising progress made by the young women’s team. Now attention switches from Norway to Scotland as the […]

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World Masters 2017 Orienteering Embargo Areas - 21/07/2015 03:44
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

The World Masters Games 2017 embargo areas and previous maps have been published on the Orienteering NZ website. To view and download the embargo information and maps visit the Orienteering NZ World Masters 2017 page.

NZ Secondary Schools Rogaine – Entry closes 26th July - 19/07/2015 08:16
By OHV Secretary

Entries for the NZ Secondary Schools Rogaine being held in Waitarere Forrest on Saturday 8th August close on Sunday 26th July. There is a public rogaine on the same day. Event website is http://nzssrogaine.org.nz/

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JWOC Relay – Men miss podium by 1! - 10/07/2015 10:48
By Malcolm Ingham

The Kiwi #1 men’s team just failed to replicate last year’s podium finish coming in 12th place but as 7th nation just 24 seconds behind Switzerland. A steady first leg by Devon Beckman was followed by both Shamus Morrison and Tim Robertson moving  through the field, as many of the runners ahead made mistakes in […]

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JWOC Long Distance – top 10 for Shamus and Tim - 10/07/2015 09:01
By Malcolm Ingham

Shamus Morrison and Tim Robertson have produced great runs in the JWOC Long Distance in Rauland overnight to finish 9th and 10th respectively. With only 3 seconds separating the pair of them in Tuesda

World Masters Gamers 2017 Orienteering Flier Published - 08/07/2015 11:13
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

The Auckland World Masters Games 2017 Orienteering information flier has been published.
Download it now from the Orienteeering NZ World Masters Games 2017 page.

Naseby – Labour Weekend 2015 – South Island Orienteering Champs - 08/07/2015 10:27
By Dunedin Orienteering

Dunedin Orienteering Club welcomes you to NASEBY, for the 2015 South Island Orienteering Championships, which will be held over Labour Weekend 24 – 26 October 2015.

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World Masters Orienteering Championships 2016 Registration Started - 08/07/2015 09:37
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

WMOC 2016 will take place from 5-14 August 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take part in one of the biggest orienteering events and discover this beautiful country. Register now for this amazing journey in Estonia.

2015 Orienteering Controller Clinics
Orienteering NZ Controllers Clinics – Wellington & Christchurch - 08/07/2015 03:53
By Neil K

Controllers Clinics: Beginner, club level and Orienteering NZ graded controllers; this will be great for you all! Wellington 12-13 Sept 2015 Christchurch 10-11 Oct 2015. IOF controller Marquita Gelderman is back with an improved presentation and practical workshop after a successful 2014 course in Auckland.

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JWOC Middle Distance – a Scandinavian beanfest! - 08/07/2015 08:57
By Malcolm Ingham

Familiarity with Norwegian terrain was the key in Tuesday’s JWOC Middle Distance Final with a sole Russian the only interloper as Scandinavian and Swiss filled almost all the top 10 places in both Me

JWOC Sprint – GOLD again for Tim Robertson - 06/07/2015 12:14
By Malcolm Ingham

Tim Robertson has pulled off back to back gold medals in the JWOC sprint with a start to finish victory in Rauland Norway. Tim’s 14:31 was 3 seconds ahead of Aleksi Niemi of Finland, with Lithuanian Algirdas Bartkevicius in 3rd! Shamus Morrison and Devon Beckman also had excellent runs coming in 30th and 32nd in […]

JWOC 2015: All You Need To Know (Kiwi Edition) - 03/07/2015 06:34
By JWOC-2015

The Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) start on the 4th July, in Rauland, Norway. There are 302 athletes from 40 countries taking part in the week long event. There is also a Supporters Tour event running alongside the JWOC competition.

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High Performance News June 2015 - 30/06/2015 09:45
By Malcolm Ingham

June has been a long month in orienteering terms, starting with Queen’s Birthday weekend, continuing into the World Cup races in Norway and Sweden, and then Jukola and Venla relays, and so on as the northern hemisphere season swings into full action. There have already been several reports on many of these events, so I won’t dwell on them unduly here and this will therefore be a relatively short newsletter. Suffice to say that now we await the major foci of 2015 – JWOC starting now in under a week, followed a few weeks later by WOC. Good luck to both NZL teams – do us proud (again!).

Orienteering NZ Compass Point e-Newsletter – June 2015 - 30/06/2015 08:30
By Catriona McBean

The June News eNewsletter from Orienteering NZ including comments from the president, appointments and vacancies, constitution review, JWOC team departure, and more.

New Zealand Schools Orienteering Champs – Entries close Friday 26 June - 20/06/2015 10:28
By Michael Croxford

Nelson Orienteering Club would like to remind clubs and schools that entries for the 2015 NZ Schools Orienteering Champs close this coming Friday 26 June.  Make sure you’ve entered this exciting event at the top of the South Island. http://nelsonorienteeringclub.weebly.com/2015-nz-sec-school-champs.html

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Selection Announcement – NZ Schools Team 2015 - 11/06/2015 11:11
By Catriona McBean

18 June 2015 (updated) NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Team 2015 The confirmed team selected to represent New Zealand at the Southern Cross Challenge against Australia at the Australian Orienteering Champs in Ballarat from  26th September – 4th October 2015.   Senior Boys Callum Hill  (Whangarei Boys High School) Ed Cory-Wright  (Cashmere High School, Christchurch) Stephen Harding […]

World Cup Middle Distance – 7 June - 08/06/2015 09:28
By Malcolm Ingham

Big fields of 127 in the men and 103 in the women, containing nearly all the top runners contested the WC Middle Distance held north of Gothernburg. The complex, technical terrain is similar to that to be used for WOC2016. In terrain far more familiar to the Scandinavians and other northern Europenas, the eight New […]