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News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 2
Taitonga (Southern) Regional Champs 
By Christo Peters - Thu 15 Dec 2022

Sprint event  |  The Taitonga South Island Champs began with an evening sprint in Geraldine which gave runners a rare chance to run in a town centre map but also included parklands and a secondary school. Running conditions were perfect in the cool evening air allowing competitors to ease into the hotter days awaiting them in Tekapo. The […]

Presentations from the Under 23 HP Camp
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 15 Dec 2022

We were fortunate at the Under 23 Camp, held over the last week, to have three “guest” presentations. First up, last wednesday evening, was a talk from Tracey Lambrechs of Drug Free Sport New Zealand on the dos, donts, expectations, and responsibilities of athletes with regard to doping in sport. A big emphasis here on […]

Athletics challenge accepted
By Joolz - Tue 13 Dec 2022

Combining orienteering training with an athletics event proved to be a big success for the under 23 camp. Many are keen to keep this going, and build a culture with a local athletics club with another camp in the future. It is a also technique used in European cities as there are often combined sports […]

Selection notice JWOC2023
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 05 Dec 2022

The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2023 will be held in Baia Mare, Romania from 1-9 July 2023. JWOC will consist of individual sprint, middle, and long distance races, a sprint relay and a forest relay. Selection Criteria As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy the 2023 JWOC team will be selected primarily on the […]

Selection notice WOC2023
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 05 Dec 2022

The World Orienteering Championships 2023 are scheduled to be held in Flims Laax, Switzerland from 11-16 July 2023. WOC will consist of an individual middle and long distance races, and a forest relay. Selection CriteriaAs per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy the 2023 WOC team will be selected on the basis ofFor New Zealand […]

Entries open for Taitonga SIOC2023
By Christo Peters - Thu 01 Dec 2022

Entries now open for Taitonga SIOC2023.  Please distribute it widely.  The weather report is already promising sun! Enter via event website Event Details: Saturday morning 28 January – Middle – To kickstart the weekend, the ‘devil is in the detail’ setting and controlling of Amelia Horn and Nelson club president Matt Ogden results in a technical, […]

HP News #95 – November 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 01 Dec 2022

The highlight of November has been the rescheduled JWOC forest races in Portugal. Although only 2 of the original New Zealand team made the return trip to Europe their dedication was rewarded through producing the best Kiwi results for a number of years. Later in the month the final regional championships of the year saw […]

Club Forum follow-up
By Christo Peters - Fri 25 Nov 2022

Hi everyone, Link to Club Forum the summary document Many thanks for your participation in the Club Forum last night. It was a fantastic discussion, some great comments and valuable insights into the direction of the sport and what we could be focused on. My one disappointment was that we could have done with a […]

Embargo Notice – King’s Birthday Weekend 2023 – Counties Manukau/Waikato
By Michael Croxford - Wed 23 Nov 2022

Counties Manukau Orienteering Club and Orienteering Waikato formally invite you to attend an exciting weekend of orienteering at King’s Birthday in June 2023. The events also incorporate the Tūāraki-Northern Regional Championships for 2023. Saturday 3 June – Sprint Distance – Waikato University, Hamilton Sunday 4 June – Long Distance – Waiuku Forest South Monday 5 […]

Event Information – Taitonga South Island Orienteering Championship 2023
By Christo Peters - Tue 22 Nov 2022

The Nelson Orienteering club team has preparations for SIOC2023 well underway. Mapping is nearly done on all the areas and an experienced team of setters and controllers is in place. We’re looking forward to offering all of our fellow kiwi-orienteers, and hopefully some overseas old and new friends now travel is no longer restricted, a […]

Embargo Notice for Taitonga South Island Champs 2023 – Nelson/Tasman
By Michael Croxford - Tue 22 Nov 2022

The 2023 Taitonga South Island Orienteering Champs (SIOC) will be held in the Nelson / Tasman area during the last weekend of January 2023 on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 January, hosted by Nelson Orienteering Club. The Embargo Notice, accessible via the link, applies to all SIOC 2023 events. Anyone found breaking this embargo or […]

Club Forum 7:30pm this Thursday, via zoom
By Christo Peters - Mon 21 Nov 2022

This year we are keen to hear from members on the direction of our sport to understand what you see as priorities for Orienteering New Zealand in the year ahead. This information from this can then be fed into the Council’s business planning session in December, ensuring what Council and GM set as priorities, are aligned with […]

NOL leaderboard update
By Joolz - Thu 17 Nov 2022

The second round of the 2022 NOL (National Orienteering League) took place in brilliant sunny weather at Tekapo. The fields were largely restricted to South islanders but produced some interesting racing. Unfortunately, after winning the NSL (National Sprint League) sprint on Friday, Matt Ogden was struck by a non-Covid bug and the much anticipated battle […]

Club Forum
The ONZ Club Forum is being held on 24 Nov. RSVP now!
By Christo Peters - Sat 12 Nov 2022

A reminder that the ONZ Club Forum will take place on Thursday 24th November at 7:30pm. The forum is used to discuss some of the wider topics being faced by our sport and is open to all orienteers. The agenda will be circulated closer to the event to all those who have registered. We have […]

Junior Training Camp – Waitlist and Day-Only Option
By Michael Croxford - Sat 05 Nov 2022

The Junior Training Camp will be held at Houghton’s Bush Camp in Muriwai, Auckland, from Wednesday 14 to Monday 19 December 2022. In September, ONZ opened entries for the camp with only a limited number able to attend due to the size of the accommodation. Those who applied have been emailed an offer of a […]

Zefa Fa’avae stars in JWOC Middle
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 05 Nov 2022

Zefa Fa’avae has produced New Zealand’s best result in a JWOC middle distance for 6 years, finishing 17th in the latest edition, run in Portugal overnight. This was the first time that the JWOC middle distance has been run as a straight final without qualification and Zefa’s time of 26:38 was just over 2 and […]

Explorer night & day navigation  |  Katoa Po
By Christo Peters - Thu 03 Nov 2022

In direct response to our survey earlier this year, it was clear that we can offer more information in advance for the Katoa Po weekend. The 2023 Katoa Po and explorer weekend in Taupō  is going to be a blockbuster!  Katoa Po night relay and Explorer have included a wide variety of terrain with typical Taupō farmland […]

Event review  | World adventure racing champs 2022
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Nov 2022

We had a quick catch-up with Nathan Fa’avae after the NZ team’s epic winning race in the world adventure racing champs in Paraguay. It was a hard win but Chris Forne’s night navigation was the clincher and pulled them into front position.   Overall the biggest highlight from the ARWC race was ? When I look back […]

Event review  | Tūāraki Regional Champs
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Nov 2022

North West Club was the host Club for Tūāraki Northern Regional & Auckland Champs 2022 over Labour Weekend. And what a weekend it was – after weeks of planning and preparation, beautiful spring weather was the icing on the cake and set the backdrop for 3 intense days of orienteering.Woodhill Forest affords a variety of terrain […]

Orienteering Wairarapa celebrates 40 years
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Nov 2022

Orienteering Wairarapa have created a massive comprehensive club feature as a celebration of 40 years for their club. To lead into the document we have pulled out a few club details, but our few questions for each club were considered too ‘mundane’ for them. The competition is now on for the most comprehensive club profile, and Orienteering Wairarapa have […]

Swiss coach involved in NZ high-performance
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Nov 2022

Florian represented the Swiss National Elite Orienteering Team and he is a member of the Norwegian association “IL Tyrving” in Oslo. He has won three medals (gold, silver and bronze) during his years competing at JWOC – the Bronze in the Middle in 2012 at the same time as when Matt Ogden won a Gold. Florian Schneider, […]

JWOC  |  Pre-forest events
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Nov 2022

The team of Zefa Fa’avae and Kaia Joergensen with NZ team leader Jenni Adams have been training each day for the last few days in Portugal. Jenni says ” it has been nice running at a pleasant temperature compared to July. It’s a good temperature, quite mild, [and] hasn’t been rainy until a bit today. Most […]

HP News #94 – October 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 01 Nov 2022

Although October has been relatively quiet on the competitive front, at least between the final round of the World Cup at the beginning of the month and Labour Weekend, it has seen quite a bit of behind-the-scenes activity. There was a long HP Zoom meeting involving 30-40 people at which Florian Schneider talked through his […]

NZ MTBO champs embargo update
By Joolz - Tue 01 Nov 2022

Following the recent confirmation of the Sprint event location as part of the NZ MTBO Champs, an updated embargo notice is now issued. The following embargo conditions apply to venues being used for the NZ Champs: Cougar Park (Long Distance Champs) – the main riding area at Cougar Park is embargoed from 14/07/2022 and may not […]

Year 5-8 Junior Camp
By Joolz - Fri 21 Oct 2022

Orienteers in school year 5-8 are invited to a training camp in Rotorua, 17th – 20th December 2022. Cost for accommodation, food and maps $250 Travel to Rotorua is extra, and some activities may have an additional cost – these will be optional and costs will be advised to participants closer to the camp. Closing date for […]

NOL and NSL sport class – 2022/23
By Joolz - Fri 21 Oct 2022

A new re-jig of the National Orienteering League (NOL) and National Sprint League (NSL) points system is about to ramp-up in energy into a sports class leader table. Malcolm has a table attached with current scaling right now, based on past performance, but a new NOL and NSL season will start this weekend at the […]

2023 Oceania ANZ Challenge Selection Availability Notice
ANZ Challenge – Selection Availability Announcement
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Fri 21 Oct 2022

Selection Announcement – Availability ANZ Challenge (Oceania Championships) Tasmania, 6 – 12 January 2023 Saturday 7 January Oceania Sprint Championships Monday 9 January Oceania Long Championships Wednesday 11 January Oceania Middle Championships Thursday 12 January Oceania Relay Championships Australia New Zealand Challenge. For 2023, New Zealand will challenge Australia in the 4 Oceania Championships races, in […]

Considerably reduced Junior Camp Lead Coach Role still needs filling
By Christo Peters - Tue 18 Oct 2022

We are still looking to fill the position of Lead Coach for the Junior Camp. However, we have significantly reduced the scope of this role.  Thankfully, JWOC and former Junior Camp Lead Coach Briana Stevens has offered to help set the training activities, a key task for the Lead Coach. We are also close to […]

secondary school orienteerss
Interested in being a Junior Camp Coach but are not attending the U23 Camp?
By Christo Peters - Tue 18 Oct 2022

Traditionally coaches for the Junior Camp have been attendees at the U23 Camp held in the same region in the week prior. This has worked well in the past and ONZ has paid up to $200 per coach as a contribution towards their airfares as well as a $150 Koha for coaching for the week.   […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
Compass Point – September 2022
By Christo Peters - Tue 04 Oct 2022

Member news & views   |   SEPTEMBER   2022Update  Notes from the GM View from the Chair Sport     Junior Camp Update – we urgently need a Camp Manager and Lead Coach U23 Entries close 14th October Non binary inclusion  Chat with Toby Scott High Performance update ONZ High Performance Hui World Schools Selection process update Event    reports   WUOC/ FISU MTB  orienteering   NZMTBO […]

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