OK – let’s start by wishing you all a Happy New Year and hope that you have or are still enjoying a great NZ summer. The warm weather is an excuse to ease off for a while and make the most of our wonderful outdoors.
Clubs are advised the final agenda for the Annual General Meeting for 2016 is available for download now. It will be held in conjunction with the NZ Orienteering Championships on Saturday 26 March 2016, 5.00pm.
The 2016 GO-4-12 New Zealand Secondary Schools Adventure Racing Champs will be held on 8-10th April 2016 in the stunning Kaiteriteri Tasman District of the South Island. The event is suitable for all adventurous youth and orienteers love this event with it being won many times over by those good with a map. The GO-4-12 Youth Adventure […]
Entries close 15th January for the Orienteering Waitangi 2016 Sprints weekend to be held in Wellington.
6 sprint events over 3 days – including a WRE. All events within an hour from Wellington and accessible by public transport.
Event 4 on Sunday afternoon will be an IOF World Ranking Event (WRE).
Orienteering Waikato looks forward to welcoming competitors to NZSS2016 on July 21-23 2016.
The event will be based at St Peters School in Cambridge which will provide a fantastic centre for 3 days of top class orienteering.
Two areas are now embargoed for the 2016 New Zealand Orienteering Championships to be held in the Nelson Tasman region at Easter. Details can be downloaded from the event website.
A new constitution will be presented to the AGM in March 2016 as a Council-supported resolution.
A summary of the key changes is provided.
Presidents Rant, Constitution Review, 2016 International Team Costs, Vacancies, Appointments, AGM Notice, AWMG Updates, Community Sport Investment Update, International Olympic Academy Session for Young Participants
The Orienteering NZ 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) Agenda and Constitution are available for download now.
The AGM will be held in conjunction with the New Zealand Orienteering Championships in St Arnaud, March 2016.
15 December 2015 Selection Criteria The World University Orienteering Championships for 2016 will be held in Miskolc, Hungary 30 July – 4 August 2016. The 2016 WUOC Team will be based on the following selection events: Primary Selection event 2016 Orienteering NZ National Championships Overseas-based athletes who are unable to […]
15 December 2015 The Orienteering World Cups for 2016 will be held in Wroclaw, Poland (30 April – 2 May) and Jesenki, Czech Republic (21-28 May). Selection Criteria The 2016 World Cup selections will be based on KNOWN FORM. [as per the Orienteering Policy G1 – Selection Policy approved December 2014]. The following […]
The Orienteering NZ High Performance Plan for the 5 year period 2015-2019 has been published and is available online now.
Bulletin One for Orienteering at the Auckland World Masters Games 2017 and World Masters Orienteering Championships 2017 has been published.
Orienteering NZ invites applications for the following two vacancies: Orienteering NZ Event Liaison & Orienteering NZ National Coaching Co-ordinator. Applications close 31 December 2015.
The latest issue of the IOF publication Inside Orienteering is now available on the IOF website. It includes articles about the upcoming northern hemisphere SkiO Season, insight into the WOC organisation process, Daniel Hubmann’s favourite map, and much more.
7 December 2015 The Junior World Orienteering Championships for 2016 will be held in Engadin, Scoul, Switzerland 9-15 July 2016. Selection Criteria The 2016 JWOC Team will be based on the following selection events: Primary Selection event – Hawkes Bay event in 5-6 March 2016 Supplimentary Selection event – 2016 Orienteering NZ National Championships Overseas-based […]
Regional Junior Squads; Costs for JWOC, WOC and Australian Schools Champs; IOF Athlete’s Licence; IOF – WOC in the future; Sprint Relay to feature in 2016 SuperSeries; Regional Junior Squads; Adventure Race World Championships 2015;
As foreshadowed in last months HP News the next tier below the National Senior and Under-23 squads are Regional Junior squads. These will be part of wider Regional Squads which also include the members of the National Senior and Under-23 Squads. From the start of next year the aim is for the Regional Squads to have regular organized training activities.
The benefits of getting ONZ’s committee convenors together around a table were realised at a workshop held in Wellington during mid November. Whilst providing each convenor with the chance to highlight the goals and progress made by their respective committee, it also raised opportunities for interaction on common issues.
Notwithstanding the WOA and SI Champs, and the wrap-up from the Australian Champs, the main issue this month is (finally) the announcement and rationale behind the new Senior and Under 23 National Squads. These have been a long time in gestation (about 9 months actually!) but the birth is here and, hopefully, the start of […]
Brian Buschl, a valued former member of Dunedin Orienteering, passed away on Friday 30th October after a brief illness.Brian was a great supporter of orienteering and took on many roles, especially when Dunedin hosted the 2010 Nationals, and when he coordinated the 2013 National Junior Camp, based in Central Otago.
Congratulations to the following who have been named in the National Senior and Under 23 squads for the year from 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016. Senior Men: Gene Beveridge (NW), Tane Cambridge (PAPO), Chris Forne (PAPO), Nick Hann (W), Ross Morrison (HB), Shamus Morrison (W), Matt Ogden (NW), Tim Robertson (HV) Senior Women: Renee Beveridge (NW), Lizzie Ingham (W), Greta Knarston (CM), Laura Robertson (HV), Imogene […]
President’s Rant – October 2015 It’s been a busy period with an overseas trip to Australia to take in their Australian Championships and two trips back to Wellington on orienteering business. Whilst over in Ballarat, I had several rounds of informal talks with our Australian counterparts largely around increasing opportunities for more competition between the […]
Your feedback has been recently reviewed on the discussion paper on possible changes to the structure of the Orienteering NZ Council. This paper attempts to answer those queries and add clarity to help members to understand the overall process.
Orienteering NZ invites applications for the following two vacancies: JWOC Team Manager & WOC Team Manager 2016/2017. Applications close 15 November 2015.