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News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 20
HP News # 45 September 2018
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 02 Oct 2018

September always seems to be a bit of a dead month coming after the excitement of JWOC and WOC, and before the Australian Championships Carnival. For that reason it is the time to pause, take stock and work out where we are. Hence…no major event reports but a lot of reading. How did we really […]

Vacancy: 2019 NZ Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) Coach
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Tue 02 Oct 2018

Applications are invited for the position of 2019 NZ Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) Coach. Applications close: Friday 26 October 2018

2019 NZOC Orienteering Nationals
Easter 2019 NZ Orienteering Championships to be held around Oamaru
By PAPO - Sat 29 Sep 2018

Peninsula and Plains Orienteers are excited to be able to offer three new maps around Oamaru for the 2019 NZ Orienteering Championships in a part of New Zealand that has rarely been mapped or used for orienteering before, and to supplement them with an area first used for Oceania in 2009 with the quirky but cute name of “Humpy Bumpy” near Earthquakes for the relay.

ONZ Compass Point – September 2018
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Thu 27 Sep 2018

including: Junior and U23 Camp Registrations closing; Events Update; View from the Chair; High Performance Update; Events Liaison Update;

2018 New Zealand Secondary Schools Team Profiles (at 2018 Australian Schools Championships)
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Thu 27 Sep 2018

Profiles of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Team competing for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2018 Australian Schools Championships, part of the 2018 Australian Orienteering Champs Carnival 29 September – 7 October 2018.

2018 Camp Photo
Junior and U23 Training Camps
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 24 Sep 2018

Reminder – applications for both of the above close on Sunday 30 September. Don’t miss out by not applying! See https://www.orienteering.org.nz/news/onz-2018-junior-orienteering-training-camp-and-u23-camp-applications-open/

Enjoy Labour Weekend in sunny Wairarapa
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 09 Sep 2018

Labour Weekend 2018, incorporating the WOA Championships, will be held in the  sunny Wairarapa based around Masterton. Enter at https://entries.wellingtonorienteering.org.nz/   Entries close 7 October. Saturday 20 October: Riverside/Riverlands 15km N or Masterton Middle distance, start times from 1pm Planner: Malcolm Ingham Largely river flats with multiple gullies and depressions and scattered copses of  open native forest, but […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point e-Newsletter – August 2018
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Sun 09 Sep 2018

In this issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Policy Updates; Junior Camp & U23 Camp Registrations OPEN; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; WANTED:  Quality areas for NZ Champs; STILL LOST:  National Championship Trophies;

ONZ News
Health and Safety – responsibilities for an ‘event’ 
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Thu 06 Sep 2018

ONZ reminds clubs we now have a Safety Management System.  We also require clubs to report any accidents or incidents using our online accident report. 

Keep Kauri Standing
Tracks and reserves on Auckland’s North Shore to close because of kauri dieback disease
By Catriona McBean - Wed 05 Sep 2018

More Auckland walking tracks are closing to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease. Auckland Council and Kaipātiki Local Board announced a number of “vulnerable” tracks and reserves would close in the Kaipātiki area from Monday. The closures come after it was confirmed that kauri dieback had infected trees in Kauri Park and Muriel Fisher Reserve in […]

Junior Camp
ONZ 2018 Junior Orienteering Training Camp and U23 Camp Applications OPEN (Updated)
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Tue 04 Sep 2018

Applications are invited for the ONZ 2018 Junior and U23 Orienteering Camps

Selection Announcement – JUNIOR PINESTARS 2018
By Catriona McBean - Tue 04 Sep 2018

The New Zealand Junior Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers at the Australian Orienteering Championships in Adelaide from 29 September – 6 October. W20E Katie Cory-Wright Auckland Tegan Knightbridge North West Carolyne Nel Hawkes Bay Jessica Sewell North West Georgia Skelton Counties Manukau Briana Steven PAPO Reserve: Aleisha Neary Counties Manukau M20E Jason Bond Taranaki […]

Matt Ogden - Long WOC2018
High Performance News #44: August 2018
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 02 Sep 2018

Clearly the single outstanding highlight of August was Tim Robertson’s silver medal in the WOC sprint – the first ever podium finish at WOC for NZL. However, there were other pleasing results, as well as a few disappointments. Also, we should not forget the performances of Georgia Skelton at the Junior WMTBO Champs in Austria. […]

Orienteering NZ Junior and U23 Training Camps 2018
By Michael Croxford (ONZ ELO) - Mon 13 Aug 2018

The annual ONZ junior camp will take place from 15th – 20th December 2018 hosted by Hawkes Bay Orienteers.
The U23 camp will take place from 8-13 December 2018 hosted by Wellington Orienteers in the Wairarapa.

Georgia on the podium again at WMTBO Champs
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 13 Aug 2018

Georgia Skelton has made the podium for the second time at the Junior World MTBO Championships in Austria. After her 4th place finish in the middle distance, Georgia has followed up with 6th place in the sprint race ridden on Sunday, 77s behind the Czech winner and less than 30 seconds from the bronze medal. […]

Tough finish to the week for team NZL
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 12 Aug 2018

The WOC long distance on Turaida was always going to be tough. Especially so for Gene Beveridge and Lizzie Ingham, respectively recovering from a persistant bug and to full fitness post-op, and so it proved although not only did these two hang in for respectable results, but Matt Ogden produced an excellent run in the […]

Long distance beckons in both Latvia and Austria
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 11 Aug 2018

Saturday 11 August brings the long distance events at both WOC in Latvia and WMTBOC in Austria. Overall 7 Kiwis will be In action, 4 in the former and three in the later. After a day of 30 degree temperatures in Sigulda tomorrow promises not only to be cooler (22-24 C) but also cloudy. This […]

Big improvement for men’s relay team, but women struggle again
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 10 Aug 2018

The NZL men’s relay team of Tim Robertson, Matt Ogden and Gene Beveridge improved 8 places from last  year in finishing 17th in a tight WOC relay in Turaida. Tim continued his excellent form and was 3rd through the first radio control before the week’s races started to catch up on him on the steep […]

Georgia Skelton 4th in middle at World Junior MTBO Champs
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 09 Aug 2018

Although at the time of writing results are still provisional, continuing what is becoming a record summer for NZL orienteering, Georgia Skelton has finished in 4th place in the middle distance race at the Junior World MTBO Championships being held in Austria. Georgia was 90 seconds away from the bronze medal. Starting in the middle […]

Latvia2018 #5 – Strong runs for Lizzie and Tim in WOC middle
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 08 Aug 2018

Lizzie Ingham and Tim Robertson were the top NZL performers in a tough WOC middle distance run in Sigulda today. Lizzie, returning to WOC competition only 10 months after heart surgery, continued a remarkable run of results in finishing 24th in the women’s field. Her WOC middle distance record since her first appearance in 2011 shows […]

Latvia2018 – #4 NZL 12th in sprint relay – updated Monday
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 06 Aug 2018

New Zealand has matched its previous best result in the WOC sprint relay finishing 12th in the 2018 event run in Riga this afternoon. The NZL team of Laura Robertson, Tim Robertson, Cameron de L’Isle and Lizzie Ingham were just over 5 minutes behind winners Sweden who successfully defended their title from last year. Laura, […]

Latvia 2018 – #3 Tim takes silver in WOC sprint
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 05 Aug 2018

On a  wet afternoon in Riga Old Town, Tim Robertson has produced a stunning performance to win New Zealand’s first ever medal at a World Orienteering Championships. Leading at every split time, and by 0.7s at the final pre-warning Tim was edged out of the gold medal by Switzerland’s Daniel Hubmann by a mere 1.1s.

Latvia 2018 – #2 Ready for off
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 04 Aug 2018

With the individual sprint set for tomorrow training has wound down over the last few days. Those involved in the sprints have concentrated on a couple of sessions in Cesis to the east of Sigulda and scene of the World Cup sprint races last year. Additionally Toby and Cameron headed into Riga this morning, both […]

Latvia 2018 #1 – Settling in
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 01 Aug 2018

With four days until the start of WOC2018 on Saturday, Team NZL (or at least most of them) are now settling into accommodation 25 minutes from the event centre in SIgulda and a little further from Riga, the venue for the weekend’s sprint races. Accommodation (courtesy of AirBanB) is in an old farmhouse, Laimnieki, a […]

Marquita MTBO
HP News #43 – July 2018
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 30 Jul 2018

July has seen an explosion of international events. This includes not only JWOC but also WUOC, EYC, WMOC and WMMTBOC. Notwithstanding some excellent JWOC results it has also seen New Zealand win no less than an unprecedented 6 gold medals! Reports, in chronological order, on all these below, plus Kiwis at O-Ringen 2018, and a […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point e-Newsletter – July 2018
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Sat 28 Jul 2018

In this issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Policy Updates; Team Staff Vacancy – Pinestars Manager; Introducing the Council – Alison Comer; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; WANTED: Quality areas for NZ Champs; Active NZ Participation Survey Results; STILL LOST: National Championship Trophies;

Selection Announcement – World Schools Orienteering Championships 2019
By Catriona McBean - Thu 26 Jul 2018

The World Schools Orienteering Championship will be held in Otepää, Estonia 24 April 2019 to 05 May 2019. The schools selected for the following grades are: W1 school teams, girls – Diocesan School for Girls W2 school teams, girls – St Cuthbert’s College M1 school teams, boys – Mt Albert Grammar School M2 school teams, boys – […]

Sprint medal winners mens
Gold for Tim Robertson at World University Championships
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 20 Jul 2018

A day after finishing 11th in the middle distance, Tim Robertson has won gold in the sprint event at the World University Championships in Finland. Tim’s margin of victory was 7.9 seconds over Trond Einar Moen Pedersli of Norway, with Henry McNulty of Australia taking the bronze. Outside WOC and World Cup races the WUOC […]

2018 NZ Second Schools Orienteering Champs Final Event Information and Programme out now
By PAPO - Sat 14 Jul 2018

The Programme contains all the information you are likely to need to know for the duration of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships event and is available to download from the homepage of the event website.

Middle Terrain
Tough JWOC Middle distance takes its toll
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 14 Jul 2018

The JWOC middle distance final  proved problematic for the four Kiwis in the A finals, all finishing between 41st and 44th in the respective mens and womens fields. In the mens race in which Swedes finished 1-2-3, Max Griffiths, Cameron de L’isle and Joseph Lynch were almost identically closely grouped in 41st, 42nd and 44 […]

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