News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 2
Covid-19 Level Two updates
By Christo Peters - Fri 10 Sep 2021

ONZ has reviewed both our alert level advise and our club event level two guidelines in conjunction with the Government Covid-19 Advice and updated Sport New Zealand level 2 advice. Downloadable copies of both updated ONZ Covid19 documents can be found on our dedicated Covid-19 webpage. We will continue to update our alert level information in accordance […]

U23 Camp Registrations now open
By Christo Peters - Sun 05 Sep 2021

The 2021 National U23 Camp is being held in Palmerston North between Wednesday 8th and Tuesday 14th December 2021. This is a high performance camp open to members of the U23 squad and others by application. The camp focuses on technical, physical and mental preparation for competition at international level (e.g. JWOC/WUOC). Demonstrated achievement at […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
Compass Point – August 2021
By Christo Peters - Sun 05 Sep 2021

Member news & views  |  AUGUST 2021 Update Note from the GM  View from the Chair Sport Junior Camp Registrations now open Orienteering and Covid – a brief look at things in the UK High performance update – World Cup Event Two Understanding our membership Club forum New club/school resources launched Do orienteers improve with age? Sports People Interview […]

High Performance News #80 – August 2021
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 02 Sep 2021

With Covid hitting the country orienteering has dropped somewhat off the radar in the last few weeks in New Zealand. Indeed, there is a rapid re-assessment of future events and training camps taking place. However, as well as some on-line activity there has been the second round of the World Cup and Jukola to watch […]

Covid Alert Level Update
By Christo Peters - Thu 02 Sep 2021

ONZ has reviewed our alert level advise in conjunction with the Government Covid-19 Advice, updated Sport New Zealand level 3 advice, and NZ Mountain Safety Council Covid-19 advice. We will continue to update our alert level information in accordance with Government changes to alert level guidelines.

2021 Junior Camp Registrations are now open
By Christo Peters - Tue 31 Aug 2021

Junior Camp entries have now closed. It is extremely unlikely that additional participants will be added to the camp as we received 98 registrations. Should a number of individuals withdraw, new places will be offered based on the order late applications are received. Applications for late entries can be made here. Change of dateThe recent […]

Interview with Yvette Baker
By Christo Peters - Tue 31 Aug 2021

In June ONZ announced the Southern Cross team and staff which we had hoped would be travelling to Australia to compete in the Australian Schools Competition.  For the third year in a row, the team included members of the Baker family.  This year the coaching staff also included one of the Baker family.  For those […]

Embargo Notice – New Zealand Orienteering Champs 2022
By Michael Croxford - Sun 29 Aug 2021

Nelson Orienteering Club are excited to announce the initial embargo notice for the New Zealand Orienteering Champs 2022. The Sprint Distance embargo covers the campuses of Hampden Street School, Nelson College and the Braemar Campus of Nelson Hospital. The Long Distance embargo covers the whole of Canaan Downs but still allows access from the Harwood […]

World Cup Middle another toughie
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 15 Aug 2021

The middle distance race at World Cup Round 2 in Sweden proved to be another race which caused many problems for a lot of competitors. With Tim Robertson opting not to start, Toby Scott was the only Kiwi in the field finishing 90th after another tough day at the office. Joey Hadorn and Daniel Hubmann […]

Southern Cross Experience Final Update
By Christo Peters - Sat 14 Aug 2021

After much discussion and investigation, the decision has been made to not go ahead with the Southern Cross Experience. Timing and logistics were key factors in reaching this conclusion. Orienteering New Zealand would like to thank all those who have put considerable time into trying to make this work – specifically the Wellington, North West, […]

Long long distance for Tim and Toby at WC2 (IOF World Cup 2021)
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 13 Aug 2021

A tough long distance opened the second round of the IOF World Cup at Idrefjäll, Sweden overnight. Passing through challenging hilly terrain at an altitude of 630-880m above sea level. Only one man was under 100 minutes and two women under 90. New Zealand’s two representatives were well down in the field, with Toby Scott […]

Tūāraki (Northern) Regional Championships
By Christo Peters - Sun 08 Aug 2021

Taupo Orienteering Club and Orienteering Bay of Plenty would like to invite orienteers from the Northern Region, and other areas of New Zealand, to come and join us for a weekend of four fun and high quality orienteering events over Labour Weekend 2021. We cannot stress enough that accommodation will be at a premium in […]

2021 NZSS Champs Video Highlights
By Christo Peters - Thu 05 Aug 2021

Highlights from the recent NZSS Champs hosted by Hawkes Bay Orienteering Club. Footage was paid for by Sky Sport through the New Zealand Sports Collective which Orienteering New Zealand is a member of. Thanks to production company Stream Shop Live for this year’s footage and to our wonderful MC Ed Cory-Wright who drove up from […]

High Performance News #79, July 2021
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 03 Aug 2021

WOC2021 proved both exhilarating and frustrating for many in New Zealand. The latter through the inability to send athletes from home shores, the former because of Tim Robertson’s astounding success in winning a bronze in the sprint. Although mentioned below, I’d like to re-iterate here that, having seen the masses of documentation and regulations that […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
Compass Point – July 2021
By Christo Peters - Mon 02 Aug 2021

Member news and views Update Note from the GM View from the Chair Sport No New Zealand-based Team at WOC, but still a bronze! The Southern Cross Challenge has been cancelled – what now? Junior Camp Update High performance update Events NZSS Champs Round-up Oceania Update ONZ Updates What is your national Council up to […]

Junior Camp 2020
2021 Junior Camp Update
By Christo Peters - Sun 01 Aug 2021

The 2021 annual Orienteering NZ Junior Orienteering Training Camp (Junior Camp) will take place in Masterton this year with students staying at St Matthews Collegiate between December 12th and 17th 2021.  We ask parents to be patient while we appoint this year’s head coach and manager.  We also ask parents not to book flights or […]

Southern Cross Trip Cancelled
By Christo Peters - Mon 26 Jul 2021

Following the government announcement that the travel bubble with Australia would be closed for eight weeks, Orienteering New Zealand’s Council has voted unanimously to cancel the trip. The government announcement took place while the majority of the NZSS Team were representing their school at the NZSS Championships in Hawkes Bay. Following the announcement, Council were […]

2021 Jnr Camp Head Coach & Manager Applications
ONZ invites applications for 2021 Junior Camp Manager & Head Coach
By Christo Peters - Sun 11 Jul 2021

The 2021 Junior camp is open to all secondary school (Year 9-13) members that are regularly running orange or red courses. There is no cap on numbers to it is quite possible that numbers may well exceed previous years when a maximum of 80 participants were able to attend. If this is the case in […]

Tim and Toby in Middle Distance Final as Matthias Kyburz put Swiss on the board
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 07 Jul 2021

Tim Robertson and Toby Scott both qualified comfortably for the WOC Middle Distance Final in the Czech Republic overnight. Tim was 14th in Heat A and Toby an impressive 11th in Heat C. The qualification races which started with 5 or 6 controls on a steep rocky hillside before moving into easier running terrain and […]

Sprint bronze for Tim in Terezin!
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 04 Jul 2021

Tim Robertson has done it again – producing another great race to take 3rd place in the WOC2021 Sprint held in Terezin, Czech Republic overnight! The race took in town streets, made more complex by the insertion of multiple barriers, and then the highly complex fortifications at the edge of town with multiple tunnels and […]

WOC Paper Team selections announced
By Christo Peters - Fri 02 Jul 2021

With WOC nearly upon us, ONZ is pleased to announce the 2021 paper selections that would have competed in this year’s event in a non-covid year. The paper team selections sit along side overseas-based athletes Tim Robertson and Toby Scott – the only New Zealand based athletes taking part in this year’s event. Women: Renee […]

2021 NZ JWOC Team in NZ
High Performance News #78 – June 2021
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 01 Jul 2021

After the loss of Queen’s Birthday 2020 to Covid-19 it was a near-run thing that the 2021 version did not get disrupted by the Canterbury flooding in the week leading up. However, we escaped and a report follows below. WOC2021 is also on the immediate horizon, with Toby Scott and Tim Robertson the only NZL […]

Interview with ONZ Performance Leader Malcolm Ingham
By Christo Peters - Wed 30 Jun 2021

When did you first get involved in orienteering? In the mid-1970s I was studying at Cambridge University and had a friend at who was a British Junior Orienteering International who encouraged me to give it a try, so I did.  Up to then, although I had a physics teacher at school who was passionate about it, […]

2021 NZ Secondary School Orienteering Championships
NZSSOC Update
By Christo Peters - Wed 30 Jun 2021

Hawke’s Bay Orienteering looks forward to welcoming competitors to NZSSOC2021 on 23-25 July 2021. Preparations are well underway for an exciting school championships on some of Hawke’s Bay’s best maps. Friday 23 July – Sprint – Splash Planet Saturday 24 July – Long – Awapai Sunday 25 July – Relay – Awapai Schools can enter […]

Interested in becoming a Controller?
By Christo Peters - Wed 30 Jun 2021

Is your club short of A or B level controllers?  Perhaps you have helped with the planning or controlling of local events and are keen to take the next step?  Maybe you have been involved in the past and you would like to update your knowledge?  The Technical Committee are keen to help by running […]

ONZ COVID-19 Information