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News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 2
2023 Southern Cross Team Announcement
By Christo Peters - Thu 15 Jun 2023

The Orienteering New Zealand (ONZ) Junior Selection Panel is pleased to announce the 2023 Southern Cross Teams and reserves. ONZ would like to make it very clear that all athletes are expected to travel with the group and not book separate flights. Flights for the trip were booked months ago to secure good rates and […]

2023 NZ MTBO Team named for ANZ Challenge
By Christo Peters - Tue 13 Jun 2023

The NZ MTBO Selection Panel has selected the following team to contest the ANZ Challenge at the Australian MTBO champs, Queensland, 9-10 Sept 2023: M21  Patrick Higgins   Tim Farrant  Martin Peat  Jason Brown (R) W21 Rachel Drew  Georgia Whita  M40 Liam Drew Pete Swanson W40  Marquita Gelderman  Tui Hambrook  Cath Copland  Nicola Mitchell (R)  M50 […]

Orienteering to be at AIMS Games from 2024
By Christo Peters - Fri 09 Jun 2023

Today AIMS Games announced that Orienteering and Surfing would be included in the huge sports festival held in Tauranga from next year. AIMS (Association of Intermediate and Middle Schools) Games is commonly referred to as the largest annual school event in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a huge participation event that caters to year 7 […]

Auckland Clubs Clean Sweep at NZSS Regional Challenge
By Michael Croxford - Fri 09 Jun 2023

KB2023 incorporated the New Zealand Secondary Schools Regional Challenge (the Challenge). The grades for school students differ in this competition from those at other school competitions. The M/W14/16/18 grades are replaced with Junior Girls/Boys and Senior Girls/Boys grades; Senior grades are for those 16 and over (as of 31 December 2023), but still at school […]

Pinestars lead Bushrangers 4-0 after Day 1 of KB
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 03 Jun 2023

Following a lengthy sprint at Waikato University the New Zealand Pinestars lead the Australian Bushrangers 4-0 in the Kings Birthday Test Match. In M21E Joseph Lynch and Zefa Fa’avae posted the two fastest times to lead NZL to a win over AUS by just over 4 minutes. Duncan Currie and Paul de Jongh were the […]

Selection Notice – NZ Team named for World Cup Round 2
By Christo Peters - Sat 03 Jun 2023

The following athletes have been selected for the World Cup No. 2 races in Czechia 2nd-6th August Women Laura Robertson Penelope Salmon Briana Steven Men Nathan Borton Joseph Lynch Matt Ogden Tim Roberston Toby Scott

Compass Point – May 2023
By Christo Peters - Fri 02 Jun 2023

Read at: https://mailchi.mp/orienteering.org.nz/compass-point-may-2023 M e m b e r n e w s & v i e w s | M A Y 2 0 2 3 U p d a t eNotes from the GMView from the Chair E v e n t R e vi e wAuckland Secondary School RogaineSt Teresa school training […]

South Island Secondary Schools O Champs
By Christo Peters - Fri 02 Jun 2023

The South Island Secondary School Orienteering Champs (SISSOC) for 2023 promises to give a beautiful, if brief, visit to a few of Nelson’s iconic locations during the second weekend of the upcoming school holidays, with great map-contact during the races an absolute requirement. Saturday 8 JulySaturday is going to be busy, starting at ever changing […]

2023 NZ MTBO champs
By Christo Peters - Fri 02 Jun 2023

The 2023 NZ MTBO champs had their genesis back in 2019 when Environment Canterbury suggested that we map “The Willows”, part of the Waimakariri River Regional Park, where a new MTB track had been built.  The new area was west of and adjacent to the well-used McLeans Island MTBO map, first mapped in 2008.  Alister […]

Inaugural junior camp | Big little stories for our 50th
By Christo Peters - Fri 02 Jun 2023

Memories from junior camp can stay with you forever… Skills that last the distanceWhat do you remember learning as a 14 year old?   Adolescent brains have a heap going on, their brains are morphing as fast as the rest of the body is changing. At the same time, teens are marvellously curious with an inherent drive […]

ONZ High Performance News #101 – May 2023
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 01 Jun 2023

Following the naming of WOC and JWOC teams after the trials in late March and at Easter, May has seen a relative scarcity of events on both the domestic and wider scenes. Consequently, this issue is perhaps a little brief, but with WOC and JWOC little more than a month away, it does detail some […]

2023 New Zealand Secondary School Orienteering Champs
By Michael Croxford - Tue 30 May 2023

Marlborough Orienteering Club is stoked to invite students from Mangonui in the Far North to Invercargill in Southland to compete in the upcoming New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships in Marlborough, from Thursday 13 July until Saturday 15 July 2023. This will also be the final three events of the Te Tau Ihu NavSport Festival […]

New Zealand Pinestars team selected for Kings Birthday
By Christo Peters - Sun 28 May 2023

The following athletes have been selected for the NZ Pinestars team to race against the Australian Bushrangers at the King’s Birthday event 3rd-5th June in the Counties Manukau region: W20E – Rachel Baker, Katherine Babbington, Zara Stewart M20E – Nathan Borton, Riley Croxford, Callum Wishart,  Felix Hunt (S, M only), Fergus O’Neill (S, M only), Daniel Wood […]

Looking for this year’s Junior Camp Manager & Lead Coach
By Christo Peters - Sat 27 May 2023

The 2023 Junior Camp (Year 9-13) is being hosted by the Peninsula and Plains Orienteering Club (PAPO) and is taking place in Canterbury between Thu 14th and Wed 20th December. Orienteering New Zealand would like to invite applications for the Junior Camp Manager and Lead Coach positions. These positions are voluntary in nature, although position holders will be […]

Looking for one more coach for our Southern Cross team!
By Christo Peters - Fri 19 May 2023

ONZ intends to send two national secondary school teams to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy held as part of the Australian Orienteering Festival. With up to forty athletes taking part in two teams, we intend to have three coaches and two managers to oversee the coaching and logistics of these teams. ONZ has just appointed two coaches […]

Selection Notice – Be part of the NZ MTBO Team competing for the ANZ Challenge
By Pete Swanson - Thu 18 May 2023

New Zealand has been invited to take on Australia in an ANZ challenge competition at the Australian MTBO champs, Queensland, 9-10 Sept 2023. We seek riders who wish to be selected for the New Zealand MTBO Team. To be considered for selection please notify the MTBO Selection Panel before 2nd June 2023 via Josie Boland, josie.boland@xtra.co.nz. […]

2023 South Island Secondary School Orienteering Champs
By Joolz - Wed 10 May 2023

Students from schools all over the South Island ranging from Takaka to Invergargill, and Christchurch to Westport are invited to compete in the SISS Orienteering Championships in Nelson, the weekend of 8 & 9 July 2023.  In addition to establishing the South Island 2023 orienteering champions, SISS is part of secondary schools’ Te Tau Ihu NavSport Festival 2023, incorporating the […]

ONZ Compass Ppint
Compass Point – April 2023
By Christo Peters - Thu 04 May 2023

Member news & views | APRIL 2023 UpdateNotes from the GMView from the Chair Event ReviewUS JWOC trialsEaster 4 daysKiwis podium in UK JK2022 Southern Cross challenge Coming eventsKing’s Birthday & Tūāraki-Northern Regional ChampionshipsUniversity of Canterbury Orienteering Club’s UltralongHigh performanceHP news Sport2022 Orienteering New Zealand Award RecipientsEYOC, JWOC, and WOC Teams NamedIn memorium MTBOAlexandra MTBO […]

Penelope & Briana in USA JWOC Trials
By Christo Peters - Wed 03 May 2023

Penelope Salmon & Briana Steven travelled to the USA JWOC trials to test themselves at an official pre-JWOC event that is used to help finalise the US Team going to JWOC. The event host was the United States Military Academy Orienteering Club, and they ran in 3 venues: Middle: Lake Popolopen, the Sprint: Camp Buckner, these […]

Easter 4 days
By Christo Peters - Wed 03 May 2023

Our Easter 4-Day Orienteering event in Waitārere is over—but what a great time we had on challenging, technical courses, under a golden sun and blue skies! Red Kiwis’ Good Friday sprint around two Palmerston North schools offered some excellent route choices on running legs. Orienteering Hutt Valley’s ‘Watchtower’ event was on a complex map with […]

2023 EYOC Team Named
By Christo Peters - Wed 03 May 2023

European Youth Orienteering Championships (EYOC)For the first time in many years ONZ has selected a team to attend the EYOC which are taking place in Bulgaria. The event categories are 14-16 and 16-18  and will be attended by a number of our younger JWOC athletes. The team selected to attend is: Boys 16-18yrs  Felix Hunt […]

A new type of orienteering event
By Christo Peters - Wed 03 May 2023

This was a new type of orienteering event. As far as we know, nothing similar has been put on in New Zealand, or elsewhere for that matter. In many races we have had a short section timed out, usually for a road crossing, but extending this for a longer distance and using several completely different […]

ONZ Board changes: we welcome Sarah and farewell and Tom
By Christo Peters - Wed 03 May 2023

Welcome Sarah O-Sullivan We are pleased to welcome Sarah to the board of Orienteering New Zealand (formerly known as the ONZ Council). Sarah will replace outgoing Board member Tom Reynolds. Sarah says: “I am excited to join the ONZ Board and contribute to helping clubs grow and see more people enjoy the outdoors through orienteering. It’s a sport […]

2022 ONZ Annual Report available to read
By Christo Peters - Wed 03 May 2023

Our annual report provides information about our progress, expenditure, performance and challenges faced in 2022. .The annual report has been a huge task. Many thanks to all those involved in putting it together, Please follow this link to find the full Annual Report on our website

ONZ High Performance News #100 – April 2023
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 01 May 2023

In January 2015 when I first started putting out a monthly High Performance News it was an attempt to address what some had described as a lack of communication between ONZ and their top athletes. I never imagined that I would reach issue 100. What has surprised me is that there is rarely a dearth […]

2022 ONZ Award winners announced – ceremony will take place at 2023 Nationals
By Joolz - Fri 28 Apr 2023

The award recipients have been mentioned at the ONZ AGM in April 2023, but the award presentations are to be at the 2023 Nationals later this year. Volunteer Service awardsFor voluntary service to Orienteering New Zealand Three years:• 3 years Guy Cory-Wright (Auckland)• 3 years Selwyn Palmer (Auckland) Six years:• 6 years Matt Bixley (PAPO)• 6 […]

Toby 75th in World Cup 1 Long Distance
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 28 Apr 2023

Toby Scott has finished 75th out of a field of near 130 in the first race of the 2023 IOF World Cup – a long distance held in Ostfold, Norway. The men’s course of 15 k with 660 m of climb featured a classic mix of leg length in rolling forest. Toby had a relatively […]

World Cup 1 starts Thursday night
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 25 Apr 2023

The first round of the 2023 IOF World Cup starts on Thursday night NZ time in Norway with a long distance race. The races are based around Ostfold where WOC 2019 was held. With Tim Robertson out through injury, Toby Scott will be the sole Kiwi in both the long and middle distance (Saturday). First […]

Selection announcement: Pinestars-Bushrangers Test Match @KB
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 20 Apr 2023

After a hiatus of a few years, King’s Birthday will again host a NZL Pinestars v AUS Bushrangers Test Match in M21E, W21E, M20E and W20E. The Australians have asked for team sizes of 2 each in M21E, W21E, 3 in W20E and 6 in M20E. A NZL team will be selected from those entered […]

2023 Southern Cross Challenge Selection Notice
By Christo Peters - Wed 19 Apr 2023

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 2023 Australian Schools Championships. The event takes place near Perth, Western Australia, Australia between 30 September to 8 October 2023. The schools championships is held as […]

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