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News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 2
Selection Notice – Junior World Orienteering Championships 2021 - 24/12/2020 03:27
By Malcolm Ingham

The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2021 are scheduled to be held in Kocaeli, Turkey from 11-16 July 2021. In the present environment of the Covid-19 pandemic, although New Zealand intends to compete in this event, at this stage participation remains uncertain. However, despite this uncertainty ONZ is continuing with a selection process. All athletes interested […]

Draft Strategic & Business Plan Feedback - 23/12/2020 11:34
By Christo Peters

Introduction The Strategic Plan takes a long term (4 year) view of the strategic priorities for ONZ and the sport. The plan is underpinned by the interests of clubs and members with an eye on what is best for the sport of orienteering long term. The Council has undertaken this initial draft version using information […]

High Performance News #72 – December 2020 - 23/12/2020 09:44
By Malcolm Ingham

As we reach the end of troubled 2020 the main HP focus in December has been the Under 23 High Performance Camp in Nelson. This is reported on below with some additional information on fitness testing at these camps and what it may, or may not indicate. Also, plans for the 2021 NOL, an update […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
ONZ Compass Point – December 2020 - 23/12/2020 12:45
By Christo Peters

M e m b e r   n e w s   &   v i e w s   |   D E C E M B E R   2 0 2 0  U p d a t e Note from the GM View from the Chair   S p o r t    2020 Member survey results Forum response U23 […]

Calling for applications for ONZ Council - 22/12/2020 09:33
By Christo Peters

ONZ’s constitution necessitates that two Council positions are up for election each year.  This year Jenni Adams (PAPO) and Magnus Bengtsson (WOC) have both finished their three-year term on Council.  Both candidates are eligible to be nominated for a second term should they choose to do so, as are any members wishing to be considered for […]

2020 Member survey results - 22/12/2020 06:54
By Christo Peters

Thank you to everyone that participated in the member survey in October. We had 234 sign up to the survey, although about one third of these didn’t complete the survey beyond providing their name and contact details – we suspect in order to qualify for the spot prize offered as an incentive to complete the […]

MTB orienteering in Otago
2021 MTB & ANZAC foot orienteering – entries open - 21/12/2020 01:53
By Joolz

“It will blow your mind!! About 35km of track in just over 1sq km” said Joe Sherriff after finishing a survey of the sprint area. It looks like we have some fine Otago map riding underway for the 17-21 April MTBO champs. After the MTBO, the South Island foot events will give you some more […]

Entries closing 28 Dec Southern O week
Southern O Week – entries closing - 21/12/2020 01:20
By Joolz

It is less than 12 days to Christmas. So we wish you a very merry time and a relaxing break. In the Christmas rush, don’t forget to plan your summer orienteering. Entries close for the Southern O Week only a few days after Christmas at midnight on the 28 December 2020. There is new information about camping at Ward on […]

Woodhill terrain NZOC2021
NZ champs 2021 – mapping update - 21/12/2020 10:24
By Joolz

The North West Orienteering Club (NWOC) team has preparations for New Zealand Orienteering Championships (NZOC) 2021 well underway. Mapping is well progressed on all the areas and an experienced team of setters and controllers is in place. Easter 2021 orienteering in Woodhill forest will be on world-class sand dune terrain maps. We maybe biased, but […]

High Performance News #71 – November 2020 - 01/12/2020 04:34
By Malcolm Ingham

After the drought, the flood. So it was in November with all 3 regional championships in a space of 4 weeks. There was also some interesting information coming out from IOF regarding the prospects and intentions for WOC/JWOC2021, as well as the positive impact of the WREs held at the ONZ Champs. Also, below, the […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
ONZ Compass Point – November 2020 - 30/11/2020 08:15
By Christo Peters

M e m b e r   n e w s   &   v i e w s   |    N O V E M B E R   2 0 2 0  U p d a t e Notes from the GM S p o r t    Is COVID-19 disrupting NZ’s chance to compete at events? Forum […]

Club Forum
ONZ Club Forum – The Future of Orienteering – Thu 26 Nov 2020 - 05/11/2020 04:17
By Pete Swanson (ONZ Chair)

A friendly reminder that our club forum takes place this Thursday at 7:30pm.  Thank you to the 24 attendees that have RSVPed to date.  A reminder that if you still intend to attend, please RSVP by emailing us at [email protected] Our annual Club Forum, usually run face to face as part of the Nationals programme each […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
ONZ Compass Point – October 2020 - 31/10/2020 07:59
By Joolz

Member news & views S p o r t Notes from the GM View from the chair Nationals 2020 New Zealand Secondary School Team named Junior O camp What does a Convenor of Selectors do? Temu Rd quiz answer M a p p i n g Mapping committee Bulletin H i g h P e […]

South head and location for Nationals 2021 event
Nationals 2021 - 31/10/2020 02:27
By Joolz

North West have some preliminary information on the Nationals events for Easter 2021. Three events will take place on South Head, north of Helensville, clustered around Leighton’s Farm, Wilson Road. Friday, 2 April: Sprint, on one of the three embargoed locations on the North Shore. Setter is Renee Beveridge, and controller Geoff Mead. All three remaining […]

Orienteering NZ NZSS Team Named
New Zealand Secondary School Paper team named - 31/10/2020 01:32
By Christo Peters

Following last weekend’s National Orienteering Championships, the Junior Selection Panel has selected two New Zealand Secondary School Teams.  In a regular year, these teams would take part in the Southern Cross Challenge against Australian state teams.  In naming the team, selectors adhered to the selection criteria agreed with Orienteering Australia by having two teams of […]

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ONZ Junior Camp 2020 attendees update - 30/10/2020 02:10
By Christo Peters

Here is the most up-to-date list of attendees for this year’s Junior Camp.  With eighty places available, there is a waiting list as we wait for confirmation from a number of attendees.  Invoices and a request for travel details will be sent out as soon shorty (when final places are confirmed).  

Amber - Long
High Performance News #70 – October 2020 - 30/10/2020 11:32
By Malcolm Ingham

And so it came to pass….after a 9 month gestation the baby that was the 2020 ONZ Championships was finally born, and what a weekend it was. Even without the trimmings of split times, results boards, social etc. etc, the general feeling seemed to be that everyone was so glad to actually have a major […]

Orienteering NZ Regional Champs – South 2020 Entries Closing - 29/10/2020 01:43

Entries close on Friday 30 October 2020 for the ONZ Regional Champs – South/Taitonga. Includes: ONZ National Orienteering League Races for elites. The weekend lies on Canterbury Anniversary weekend 14-15 November 2020. Saturday 14 November 2020: Long distance at Acheron, near Lake Lyndon, Canterbury High Country. Sunday 15 November 2020: Middle distance at Kairaki, north of […]

Northern Orienteering Champs 2020
Orienteering NZ Northern Region Champs 7-8 Nov 2020 Entries Closing - 28/10/2020 05:28
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

The Orienteering NZ Northern Region Championships (previously known as the Auckland Champs) are being held in the Counties Manukau, South Auckland area on 7-8 November 2020. Including: A-Level Competition Events Orienteering NZ National League races! Event Information can be found at http://cmoc.co.nz/nroc-2020 and online entry is through the https://www.EnterO.co.nz website. CLOSING DATE for ENTRIES and PAYMENT […]

North Island Secondary School Championships 2020
NISS 2020 Orienteering Championships Report - 23/10/2020 12:46
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

The North Island Secondary Schools (NISS) Orienteering event was held over the weekend of 16th and 17th October 2020.   Counties Manukau Orienteering Club (CMOC) hosted this secondary schools event and with everything that has been happening in 2020, and after two event postponements, the club was very excited for the participants to finally attend and […]

North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Champs 2020
Video: North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Champs 2020 – Long Distance - 22/10/2020 04:09
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Day Two of the North Island Secondary School (NISS) Orienteering Champs Long Distance event was out in Waiuku Forest, South Auckland. Commentary by Orienteering NZ’s Devon Beckman. https://youtu.be/NmTYi8netKo Video work by The Stream Shop on Sky Sport Next YouTube channel. Event hosted by Counties Manukau Club.

North Island Secondary School Championships 2020
North Island Secondary School Orienteering Champs 2020 Sprint Video - 21/10/2020 10:00
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

What a great weekend for the North Island Secondary School (NISS) Orienteering Championships 2020 hosted by Counties Manukau Orienteering Club. Catch some of the highlights and sprint action from Tuakau – here’s a little glimpse from the day. Video work by The Stream Shop has been uploaded to to Sky Sport Next YouTube and is […]

NZOC 2020
Live tracking for ONZ Championships 2020 - 19/10/2020 05:33
By Malcolm Ingham

There will be live tracking of selected athletes in each of the three races at the ONZ Champs 2020. Tracking in the Long Distance will be of 10 athletes in W21E, in the Middle Distance it will be 10 of the M21E field. It is likely that in the sprint tracking will be of 5 […]

Summer O Camp 2020 school years 5-8
Juniors Year 5-8 Summer O Training Camp | Nelson December 2020 - 18/10/2020 10:19
By Joolz

Year 5-8 Orienteers are invited to an orienteering training camp in Nelson, Friday 18th evening – Monday 21st  afternoon December 2020. Orienteering coaching will be available for all abilities from beginner to experienced. There will also be a chance to enjoy swimming in the beautiful Nelson rivers and beaches. Cost for accommodation, food and maps $185 […]

Orienteering NZ Junior Camp 2020
ONZ Junior Camp 2020 Update - 13/10/2020 10:55
By Christo Peters

ONZ asked parents of Junior Camp attendees to hold off purchasing travel until Monday 12th October when a decision would be made about the camp going ahead in regard to Covid. With all of NZ at level one, we are all go and are now asking parents who enrolled their children in the camp by […]