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Orienteering Nationals 2020 postponed due to COVID-19 - 17/03/2020 11:03
By WgtnOC

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 - 14/03/2020 08:36
By Malcolm Ingham

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 - 14/03/2020 10:22
By Malcolm Ingham

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 […]

Nationals 2020 Update – Entries, AGM, Trophies Request & Terrain Photos - 06/03/2020 08:08
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

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 - 02/03/2020 08:57
By Malcolm Ingham

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, […]

ONZ Compass Point – February 2020 - 28/02/2020 03:59
By Christo Peters

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Selection Notice – World Schools Championships Orienteering 2021 (Withdrawn) - 28/02/2020 02:09
By Christo Peters

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) - 28/02/2020 01:48
By Christo Peters

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 - 25/02/2020 09:34
By Malcolm Ingham

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 - 17/02/2020 12:55
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

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.

Entries now open for Nationals – April 2020 - 17/02/2020 12:11
By WgtnOC

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 - 17/02/2020 11:53
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

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.

Updated Overseas Resource for Clubs and Members working with Schools - 17/02/2020 11:33
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

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.

2020 North Island Secondary School Orienteering Championships Entry Information - 11/02/2020 05:02
By Counties Manukau Orienteering Club

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 - 03/02/2020 09:35
By Malcolm Ingham

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 (alistaircorywright@gmail.com) by Friday 21 February 2020. […]

High Performance News #61 – January 2020 - 29/01/2020 04:52
By Malcolm Ingham

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 Knock-out Sprint – live tracking - 24/01/2020 05:11
By Malcolm Ingham

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

ONZ Compass Point – January 2020 - 20/01/2020 11:00
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

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 - 06/01/2020 03:15
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

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 - 05/01/2020 05:11
By Christo Peters

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 New Zealand 2020 Business Plan – Final Consultation Document - 05/01/2020 04:06
By Christo Peters

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 - 24/12/2019 02:06
By Malcolm Ingham

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 […]

Compass Point – December 2019 - 23/12/2019 05:10
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

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 […]

Map Embargoes – Trial races for JWOC/WUOC 21-22 March 2020 - 23/12/2019 02:52
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

The two areas of Woodhill Forest and adjacent land are embargoed to any participants in the JWOC/WUOC trial and public races being held in Auckland on Saturday 21 March (middle) and Sunday 22 March (long) 2020.

Vacancies: Applications to be a member of the 2020 ONZ Council - 20/12/2019 11:24
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

There will be two vacancies on the Orienteering NZ National Council this year. The 2020 ONZ Annual General Meeting will see the retirement of long serving member Jane Harding and current council member Lynn McBain as part of ONZ’s constitutional rotation policy.