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.
PAPO invites Year 5-8 Orienteers to a training camp at Spencer Beach Holiday Park, 19th -21st December. Cost for accommodation, food and maps $120. Travel to Christchurch is extra, and some activities may have an additional cost – these will be optional and costs will be advised to participants closer to the camp. We can […]
Nelson Orienteering Club is calling for expressions of interest in the position of Controller for the Long Distance event at the 2016 NZ Orienteering Champs on Easter Sunday.
Lizzie ingham has backed up her fine run in Friday’s long distance race at the final roud of the 2015 World Cup with a 17th place overnight in the final race of the series. This was a middle distance and, as the World Cup final, carried double points in the overall series. Lizzie’s time of 38:50 […]
Lizzie Ingham, the sole Kiwi at the final round of the 2015 IOF World Cup, has produced one of the best runs ever by a New Zealander in Europe in finishing 12th in the long distance held at an altitude of nearly 2000m in Arosa, Switzerland. In a very strong field Lizzie’s time of 1:31:23 for […]
With not too much on the agenda in September this issue is a little thin, although enlivened by the results in Australia from the early part of this week. Much of what is here is therefore looking forward rather than back and includes the 2016 JWOC Trials, 2016 SuperSeries, WRE events for 2016 as well […]
Youth Development Camp 2015 Bulletin 1 Youth Development Camp is a four day camp targeted at Juniors aged 16 and over who are aiming to represent New Zealand at JWOC within the next couple of years. Camp this year will be held at Houghton’s Bush Camp out near Muriwai Beach with trainings based […]
The confirmed team selected to represent New Zealand at the ANZ Challenge during the Australian MTBO Championships, held at Anglesea in Victoria 7-8 November 2015. Men Greg Barbour (Taranaki) Pat Bodger (PAPO) Conal Boland-Bristow (PAPO) Nick Collins (Taranaki) Liam Drew (Wellington) Rob Garden (North West) Chris Gelderman (North West) David King (Wellington) Steve Pyatt (North West) Eddie […]
Invitation for expressions of interest from appropriately experienced course planners and controllers for the 2017 World Masters and Oceania international championship events to be held in the Auckland area in April 2017.
How do we ensure we get the best possible people sitting on the Orienteering NZ Council? A discussion including why, potential alternatives, and request for your feedback.
The NZ Orienteering Junior Camp Bulletin 1 has been published and is available for download. Held in the stunning Auckland forests, as well as superb sprint terrain, Junior Camp 2015 in Auckland (13-18 December 2015) is not to be missed!