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5 NZ athletes in WOC Sprint Final
By Joolz - Fri 01 Jul 2022

In relation to New Zealand sport this is like Japan challenging South Africa in a rugby final. IOF LIVE commentator Jonas Merz mentions Tim Robertson as a favourite in the men’s individual sprint competition. Tim is in amazing form and his world ranking is phenomenal for New Zealand Sport. Exciting news from Vijle in Denmark […]

Final team debut
By Joolz - Thu 30 Jun 2022

Great to see all the team finally all together at last with Laura joining for the sprint qual! Wishing you all lots of luck and energy, but especially Lizzie after knocking off Covid And a big welcome to Laura Robertson Send your welcome to the final NZ WOC team member. The bar has been raised […]

WOC Report #5: Agony and ecstasy at the KO Sprint
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 29 Jun 2022

A long day with many ups and downs ended with Tim, having led for much of the race, taking 4th place in the Men’s KO Final as Matthias Kyburz became the first ever World KO Sprint Champion. In a final which, like both the quarter-finals and semi-finals, had no forking, Tim had the courage to […]

WOC Report #4: Ready for a Knock-out
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 28 Jun 2022

After what for most has been a rest day we are now primed and ready for Tuesday’s first ever WOC Knock-out Sprint in Fredericia. No news yet on Laura, but Lizzie was the only one to do some gentle sprint training today as she travelled in pouring rain to Haderslev to do her first post-Covid […]

WOC Report #3: Disappointment at sprint relay
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 27 Jun 2022

After all the preparation Team NZL suffered more bad luck in Sunday’s WOC sprint relay being disqualified for a mis-punch on the first leg. Amid the disappointment it is worth noting that the without this the team would have placed 12th, equaling the previous best performance at a WOC sprint relay. Add in the absence […]

NOL Final Results (and brief WOC update)
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 26 Jun 2022

Despite the slight distraction of the first WOC race this evening in Denmark, here are the final leading positions in the NOL following Sunday’s middle distance at Matariki-O. The relatively small field, given the absence of many of the top athletes at WOC, and some having departed, or being in the throes of departure for […]

WOC update
By Joolz - Sun 26 Jun 2022

Even with a few travel hiccups, Orienteering NZ High Performance Leader Malcolm Ingham says this is the “strongest WOC team NZL has yet assembled” 🇳🇿 Follow the NZ World Orienteering Championship team in Kolding, Denmark. The action starts tonight in Denmark, but our early bird NZST viewing times are a day later – see below: […]

NZSS Champs entries close 6th July
By Christo Peters - Sat 25 Jun 2022

A reminder that entries for the NZ Secondary School Orienteering Championships close on Wednesday 6th July. This is eight days earlier that originally advertised. Entries can be made through enterO. Counties Manukau Orienteering Club (CMOC) is looking forward to welcoming competitors and supporters to the beautiful Auckland region this July for the New Zealand Secondary Schools […]

WOC Report #2: Accreditation and sprint relay selection
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 25 Jun 2022

With the late night Thursday arrival of Tim, Anna and John at their accommodation some 10 minutes drive from Norup, the New Zealand team for WOC is now fully assembled. Even with the absence of Laura, still stranded in the UK still waiting for her residency to come through, without which she cannot leave the […]

WOC Report #1: NZL settle in as Covid strikes
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 23 Jun 2022

After what has thus far been a long but promising build-up to the first ever sprint-only WOC, with less than a week to go Covid has reared its ugly head. After running at Jukola in Finland at the weekend, and feeling a ticklish throat on Monday, Lizzie tested positive on Tuesday morning. While her symptoms […]

Southern Cross Teams Announced
By Christo Peters - Sat 18 Jun 2022

Orienteering New Zealand is proud to announce the 2022 Southern Cross Schools Teams that will compete in the Australian Schools Championships between 26th and 28th September. The team includes seven members of the New Zealand (U21) Team who will be competing at the Junior World Championships in Portugal next month. The team will be managed […]

Strong Kiwi performances at British Sprint Champs
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 13 Jun 2022

The 6 Kiwis at the British Sprint Champs have continued their build up to WOC with strong performances in an individual race slightly marred by an organizational hiccup. After all 6 out of Tim Robertson, Tommy Hayes, Joseph Lynch, Lizzie Ingham, Laura Robertson and Penelope Salmon had comfortably qualified for the afternoon A Finals, as […]

Close tussles in NOL as Matariki draws near
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 12 Jun 2022

Following 3 days of Queen’s Birthday it is unfortunately apparent that the outcomes of the 21E classes in the National Orienteering League, with 8 out of 13 races to count, are likely to be affected by the clash of the final round at Matariki Weekend with WOC in Denmark. Nevertheless there are some close races […]

NZL win British Sprint Relay Champs
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 12 Jun 2022

A New Zealand team of Lizzie Ingham, Joseph Lynch, Tommy Hayes and Penelope Salmon has won the British Sprint Relay Championships in Leeds overnight. Although running against club based teams this is a solid build-up for WOC, with the second placed team FVO containing 3 British internationals. One concern however is that Lizzie, after arriving […]

NZ Secondary Schools Rogaine Champs 2022
NZSS Rogaine Champs 2022 – Entries Open to all Secondary Students, Years 7&8, and Public
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Thu 09 Jun 2022

The official 2022 New Zealand Secondary School Rogaine Championships will take place at Mangamingi, Taranaki on Saturday 16 July 2022. Entries close Friday 1 July 2022. Mangamingi, Taranaki is inland from Eltham, approximately an hour out of New Plymouth. The event is open to: All secondary school students (with 3 or 6 hour foot Rogaine […]

NOL Round 4: Race Review
By Duncan Morrison - Thu 09 Jun 2022

Matt Ogden’s return to competitive racing was very much a ruling performance – dominating the men’s elite class throughout the terrain races of the Queen’s Birthday Orienteering weekend in the Manawatu. It wasn’t just Elizabeth’s Jubilee that was celebrated in style, with Ogden recognizing a milestone of his own (10 years since NZ’s first ever […]

NOL Round 4: Preview
By Duncan Morrison - Thu 02 Jun 2022

A top-class weekend of orienteering awaits for those heading to the Manawatu for Queens Birthday Orienteering, doubling as round 4 for the National Orienteering League (NOL). 2 middles, a long and a sprint await, with traditional Manawatu orienteering conditions promised, providing testing orienteering challenges for all. The busy weekend schedule begins at an absolute Palmerston […]

High Performance News #89 – May 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 01 Jun 2022

What an exciting month of orienteering! Starring with the final round of the National Sprint League and culminating in Tim Robertson’s fabulous performances in Sweden at the World Cup. Sandwiched in between were the test races for WOC in Denmark where, as well more great results from Tim, Penelope Salmon showed that she can be […]

Compass Point – May 2022
Compass Point – May 2022
By Christo Peters - Tue 31 May 2022

Member news & views   |   MAY 2022 Update Foreword from the GM View from the Chair Sport Tim shines; two Silvers at World Cup in Borås, Sweden Kiwis fly in WOC Test races Martin rides to podium at Victorian MTBO Championships WUOC Team named Club profile – Waikato Expressions of interest for Southern Cross Managers and Coaches ONZ Innovation Award winner Cameron de L’Isle’s […]

2023 Oceania Championship Carnival
By Christo Peters - Tue 31 May 2022

After 8 years, the Oceania Regional Orienteering Championships returns to Tasmania in January 2023. Those who attended the 2015 Oceania Championships will recall the high quality orienteering on offer in Tasmania, the brilliant holiday experiences and the hospitality of Tasmanians. With two new maps in the St Helens area for the Long Distance and Middle […]

WC Sprint Relay – combined N team shine!
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 30 May 2022

An excellent sprint relay in Boras ended with the combined team of the Netherlands (Eef van Dongen) and NZL (Tim, Joseph and Penelope) finishing a creditable 18th in the large field of 54 teams. Given that there were 4 Swedish teams, 4 Norwegian and 3 Swiss teams ahead of them, this is a wonderful result. […]

Another silver for Tim in KO sprint!
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 29 May 2022

Tim Robertson has produced another silver medal performance in the knock-out sprint at the orienteering World Cup held overnight in Boras Sweden. With qualification perhaps the hardest part of the KO sprint at this level, Tim had hearts in mouths in the morning qualification heats where, with only the top 12 to qualify, he finished […]

Tim takes silver in World Cup sprint
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 27 May 2022

Tim Robertson has taken second place in the Orienteering World Cup sprint race held overnight in Boras, Sweden. Ranked 8th in the world going into the race, Tim finished 6 seconds behind Kasper Fosser of Norway the 2021 WOC silver medallist. In the leafy suburbs of Boras, Tim, after a steady start, led from control […]

World Cup Round 1 starts Thursday
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 25 May 2022

With WOC only a month away the first round of the World Cup (all sprint) in Boras, Sweden, which starts on Thursday, will be the first major pointer for some of the NZL team. With Laura Roberston stranded in the UK by visa difficulties, and Lizzie Ingham, Imogene Scott, Gene Beveridge and Tommy Hayes yet […]

Lizzie Ingham
Heart scare to world class
By Joolz - Sat 21 May 2022

From surgery to podium and re-charged for world champs Lizzie Ingham has had many challenges to overcome, as she prepares for the World cup this year. Tim & Laura Robertson are also ranked in the top 100 and and Al Landels won the world cup in 1994. But in women’s orienteering Lizzie certainly sets a […]

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