News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 20
Selection Announcement  – ANZ MTBO CHALLENGE 2019
Selection Announcement – ANZ MTBO CHALLENGE 2019
By Catriona McBean - Thu 19 Sep 2019

Maryborough, Victoria, 25-27 October 2019 NZ has been invited to take on Australia in an ANZ challenge competition at the Australian MTBO champs, Maryborough. The riders selected to represent New Zealand at the 2019 ANZ MTBO Challenge are: Conal Boland-Bristow M/W21 Tegan Knightbridge  Ryan Moore   Marquita Gelderman   Brent Simpson M/W40 Erin Swanson Peter […]

Oceania 2019 – Relay NZ Teams Coordination Update (Revised)
Oceania 2019 – Relay NZ Teams Coordination Update (Revised)
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Thu 05 Sep 2019

Jean Cory-Wright is coordinating the NZ contingent for the Oceania relay championships in Australia.

Vacancy: 2019 ANZ Challenge NZ Team Manager
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Thu 05 Sep 2019

A manager is sought for the New Zealand team for the 2019 Australia-New Zealand Orienteering Challenge, to be contested as part of the 2019 Oceania Championships from Saturday 28th September to Sunday 6th October in NSW and Victoria.

Selection Announcement – ANZ TEST MATCH PINESTARS 2019
By Catriona McBean - Tue 03 Sep 2019

The New Zealand Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia, 28 September – 6 October 2019. Women Men 20 Tessa Burns (Sprint) Oliver Egan Katie Cory-Wright (Long, Middle) Ronan Lee Marina Comeskey Scott Smith Kaia Joergensen Liam Stolberger Tegan Knightbridge (Long, Middle) Will Tidwell Penelope Salmon (Sprint) Jessica […]

Selection Announcement – ANZ Challenge Team 2019
By Catriona McBean - Tue 03 Sep 2019

NZ Team Announcement for the Australia – New Zealand Challenge that will take place as part of the Oceania Championships held in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia from 28 September to 6 October 2019.

2019 Junior and U23 Orienteering Training Camps Registrations Open
2019 Junior and U23 Orienteering Training Camps Registrations Open
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Tue 03 Sep 2019

    2019 Junior Orienteering Training Camp Sunday 15 – Friday 20 December 2019 Location – Wesley College, Pukekohe Supported by Counties Manukau Orienteering Club Junior Camp Criteria Because of demand for the ONZ Junior Camp over the last few years that we have now put some limits on who can attend.  This is so we […]

Lonely Mountain Sprints – 24-27 January 2020 – Entries Open
Lonely Mountain Sprints – 24-27 January 2020 – Entries Open
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Tue 03 Sep 2019

Entries now open. Orienteering Taranaki invites you to a festival of sprint orienteering – the “Lonely Mountain Sprints” featuring the NZ World Orienteering Championships (WOC) trials alongside the very best 4-day sprint orienteering from Orienteering Taranaki.

High Performance News #56 – August 2019
High Performance News #56 – August 2019
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 02 Sep 2019

A little later in the year than usual, but the first forest only WOC since the advent of sprint orienteering has now come and gone. The compressed programme compared to previous years left little time for reflection during the event, those appear below. WOC has also left little time to consider other issues so the […]

ONZ Compass Point – August 2019
ONZ Compass Point – August 2019
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Sat 31 Aug 2019

Orienteering News – View from the chair; Introducing Christo Peters – New GM; Southern Cross Staff appointments; Event Liaison Update; High Performance Update; and more.

NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships – Sprint Video
NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships – Sprint Video
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Sun 25 Aug 2019
NZ Secondary School Champs 2019 Day2 – Long Distance Video
NZ Secondary School Champs 2019 Day2 – Long Distance Video
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Sat 24 Aug 2019

Video from Day 2 of the NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships – Long Distance – held today in Woodhill Forest, Auckland

NZ Secondary School Champs 2019 Day1 – Relay Highlights Video
NZ Secondary School Champs 2019 Day1 – Relay Highlights Video
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Fri 23 Aug 2019

Highlights from day one – the Relay at the NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2019 in Woodhill Forest, Auckland.

WOC Report #6 – and the rain came down, and down, and down
WOC Report #6 – and the rain came down, and down, and down
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 18 Aug 2019

After really promising starts in both the women’s and men’s relays team NZL faded to finish 21st and 19th respectively on a day when nearly 24 hours of rain, varying from near torrential to torrential, turned the Mork arena into a quagmire. The overcast skies and the late start (6.30 pm for the men) set […]

WOC Report #5 – problems for Lizzie and Tim in middle final
WOC Report #5 – problems for Lizzie and Tim in middle final
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 17 Aug 2019

In a tough WOC middle distance final both Lizzie Ingham and Tim Robertson had problems, ending up in similar places (38th and 39th respectively) about 10 minutes behind the winners. After a small waver on control 2, Lizzie came unstuck on control 11 where she drifted left and took some time to correct. Thereafter it […]

JWOC2022 goes to Romania
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 16 Aug 2019

Although there has been no official communication, the IOF website is announcing that JWOC2022 has been awarded to Romania. Thus, after 15 months of preparation of a bid, culminating in a presentation given to the Foot-O commision on Monday morning, sadly tthis event will not be heading our way. Thanks to all those who contributed […]

WOC Report #4 – Toby, Gene and Lizzie lead the way for NZL
WOC Report #4 – Toby, Gene and Lizzie lead the way for NZL
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 15 Aug 2019

Toby Scott produced the best men’s NZL result in WOC long distance for many years when he finished in 30th place in today’s race at Mork. Toby was just under 4 minutes ahead of Gene Beveridge who also contributed to an impressive team performance in finishing 34th. In the women’s race Lizzie Ingham had her […]

WOC Report #3 – Lizzie and Tim into Middle Final
WOC Report #3 – Lizzie and Tim into Middle Final
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 14 Aug 2019

Lizzie Ingham and Tim Robertson will be NZL’s representatives in Friday’s WOC middle distance final following this morning’s qualification heats at Knatterudfjellet north of Sarpsborg. Lizzie finished a reasonably comfortable 11th in Heat 2 although not admitting to a clean run. Tim, having been in 7th place in Men’s Heat 3 at the split time […]

WOC Report #2 – ready for the off
WOC Report #2 – ready for the off
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 13 Aug 2019

              After 2 days of rain, but with better weather promised for tomorrow, WOC2019 is ready to go. Tuesday evening New Zealand time sees Cameron de L’isle, Tommy Hayes, Tim Robertson, Lizzie Ingham, Greta Knarston and Kate Morrison line up for the middle distance qualification. Today’s model event on […]

Reminder: Oceania 2019 Entries close 31 August 2019
Reminder: Oceania 2019 Entries close 31 August 2019
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Sun 11 Aug 2019

Entries for Oceania 2019 Carnival close 31st August 2019.  Competition starts in New South Wales, Australia with the Oceania Sprint at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga on the afternoon of Saturday 28 September 2019 and concludes with the Oceania Middle in Victoria at Beechworth on the morning of Sunday 6 October 2019.

WOC Report #1
WOC Report #1
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 11 Aug 2019

Three days until WOC2019 in Norway gets under way and, although several team members have been training in the local terrain for the last week, team NZL has finally moved into their accommodation at 43 Game Tindlunvei about 3 km away from the event centre in Sarpsborg. Although without the expansive grounds that we enjoyed […]

Selection call Pinestars-Bushrangers Test Match
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 01 Aug 2019

Selection call for Pinestars Team to compete at the Oceania Championships, New South Wales and Victoria, Australia 28 September to 6 October 2019 The New Zealand Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers in an Elite Test Match as part of theOceania Championships.cNew Zealand will compete in all of the Oceania Championship Individual Races (Sprint, Middle, […]

HP News #55 – July 2019
HP News #55 – July 2019
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 01 Aug 2019

July is the traditionally busy month in world orienteering although this year the later date for WOC has made things a little less congested. Nervertheless, JWOC, WMTBOC, O-Ringen and World Rogaine Champs have all fallen within it. Having been in east of Canada for when JWOC was on I found it quite hard to follow […]

ONZ Compass Point – July 2019
ONZ Compass Point – July 2019
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Wed 31 Jul 2019

Latest news including – International Team Travel Policy Consultation; View from the Chair; Event Liaison Update; High Performance Update; Other News; GM Starting New Adventure;

Vacancies: NZ Team Coach and NZ School Team Staff – Southern Cross Challenge 2019
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Tue 23 Jul 2019

Applications are invited for the Coach and Staff for the New Zealand Team 2019 competitions in and around Wagga Wagga, NSW as part of the Australian Championships carnival which runs from 27 September to 6 October 2019.

Selection Notice – ANZ Challenge Team 2019
By Catriona McBean - Tue 23 Jul 2019

Wagga Wagga and Surrounds, 28 September to 6 October 2019   The Australia – New Zealand Challenge will take place as part of the Oceania Championships held in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia. New Zealand will compete in the following age grades for Men and Women (3 runners per grade) 16, 18, 20, 21, 40, […]

Selection Announcement –   2019 WORLD CUPS 3 & 4
By Catriona McBean - Tue 23 Jul 2019

The New Zealand orienteers selected to compete at the remaining 2019 World Cups are:   World Cup No. 3 World Cup Round 3 will be held in Laufen, Switzerland from 27-29 September 2019. Women: Laura Robertson (Hutt Valley) Men: Tim Robertson (Hutt Valley)   World Cup No. 4 World Cup Round 4 will be held in […]

Wellington Orienteering – Expression of Interest for Mapping – due Sunday 4 August 2019
Wellington Orienteering – Expression of Interest for Mapping – due Sunday 4 August 2019
By WgtnOC - Mon 22 Jul 2019

Wellington Orienteering Club is hosting Nationals 2020 and so we are seeking expressions of interest for two new maps. Information on each of these maps is below. Scotts Ferry Extension (PDF 3.7MB) Osgiliath NW (PDF 752KB) Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Sarah (president@wellingtonorienteering.org.nz) otherwise we look forward to receiving your quotes by […]

ONZ High Performance News #54 – June 2019*
ONZ High Performance News #54 – June 2019*
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 01 Jul 2019

As usual June has seen a major upturn in happenings. This started, of course, with the massive turn-out at Queen’s Birthday. This was followed a week later by the first round of the World Cup for 2019, though it was not particularly uplifting from the local point of view. Now we have the departure of […]

ONZ Compass Point – June 2019
ONZ Compass Point – June 2019
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Fri 28 Jun 2019

News Updates from Orienteering NZ – including National Volunteer Week; ONZ General Manager applications invited; View from the Chair; Event Liaison Update; High Performance Update; WorkSafe NZ Policy Clarification; Sport NZ – Healthy Active Learning; Review of Walking Access Act 2008

Applications invited for position of Orienteering NZ General Manager
Applications invited for position of Orienteering NZ General Manager
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Wed 26 Jun 2019

The term of the current General Manager ends in late September, and the Council are now inviting applications from people who may have an interest in this role. Closing date for applications is July 15th 2019.

ONZ COVID-19 Information