22 March 2016 – UPDATE The NZ Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers at the Queen’s Birthday 3-day event to be held in Horowhenua. Selection Criteria Both Men’s and Women’s teams will be selected at both Senior (21E) and Junior (20A) level. Note: If you wish to be selected for the NZ Secondary School’s […]
It is with sadness we advise Graham Fortune of Wellington Orienteering Club died suddenly on Saturday 19th March 2016 in Auckland. Graham has been an orienteering stalwart for decades …
The ONZ Reponse to 2016 AGM Remits has been sent out to each club and is available for download.
New Zealand’s junior orienteering needs you! Orienteering NZ is currently advertising for an enthusiastic orienteering community volunteer to be part of the Junior Development Committee.
An online copy of the Orienteering NZ 2015 Annual Report has been published. A printed copy of the 2015 Annual Report will be provided to each club at the AGM.
The full event programme for the 2016 National Orienteering Champs being hosted by Nelson Orienteering Club is now available for download from the home page of the event website.
The World Masters Orienteering Championships/World Masters Games 2017 Organizing Committee is seeking course planners for the sprint qualification and sprint finals races to be held on the Auckland Waterfront and Auckland University City Campus areas on Sunday and Monday April 23rd and 24th 2017 respectively. If you have experience at planning sprint events and are […]
After the technical navigation amid the gorges of Smedley Station in yesterday’s middle distance, today’s long distance was much more about route choice around and across the gorges. In the women’s race, however, the result was the same – a nearly 10 minute win for Danielle Goodall. Sonia Hollands, after a disappointing middle came through […]
Devon Beckman and Dani Goodall have drawn first blood in the pursuit for selection for JWOC2016 in Switzerland. Although trailling at the split time control, Devon has a comfortable 2 minute margin over Ed Cory-Wright with Shamus Morrison and Matt Goodall close together in 3rd and 4th. On Derek Morrison’s technical an dphysical course through the […]
The final version of the proposed new ONZ Constitution which will be tabled for approval at the AGM on 26 March 2016 is available for download:
With March nearly upon us, the SOW and W6 now fading in memory, the orienteering season really starts to pick-up pace. For many the immediate focus turns to trials for JWOC and WOC, with the primary selection races for JWOC taking place next weekend in Hawkes Bay. Having had a sneak preview, Derek Morrison has […]
JWOC Selection Event 5/6 March – Information Saturday 5 March: Middle Distance Map: Smedley Station 1:10000, 5m contour interval Directions: From the North (or Napier airport) take Highway 50 to Smedley Road, and turn right. If you reach Tikokino, turn back , you will have gone about a kilometre too far. From the South follow Highway 50 […]
News and updates from Orienteering NZ. Including update from President, Health & Safety information, World Masters Updates, articles of interest, and more.
The International Orienteering Federation publication “Inside Orienteering” is changing to an email newsletter to continue being an important source of information, enjoyment and inspiration. Subscribe Now.
The World Masters Games 2017 Orienteering Sports Information Guide (Bulletin One) is available. Registrations open on the 17th February 2016
Hawke’s Bay Orienteering looks forward to welcoming competitors to North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2016 on 28-30 April 2016.
Matukituki West- great training for JWOC 2016 Switzerland Southern Orienteering Week 2016 was a great success with up to 250 people competing in the events over the course of the week. It started on Monday 18th of January up in the newly mapped alpine terrain in the Matukituki Valley, though unfortunately the drizzle and […]
The New Zealand Orienteering Championships 2016 event programme available. The champs will be in the Nelson Tasman region, upper South Island on 25 to 28 March 2016. Entries close on Friday 4th March 2016.
The International Orienteering Federation has published its annual year book in full colour online and in-print – “Orienteering World” 2015.
Gergo Verhas, a valued friend and Auckland orienteering club member died in a climbing accident Monday morning on Mt Rolleston. Gergo was active, supportive, and passionate about many things including orienteering, mountain biking, tramping, climbing, and skiing.
Make sure you have Katoa Po on your calendar for 12th -13th March 2016! This year the classic weekend event is on a brand new map, which is located up behind Reporoa dairy factory – so we are out of the Taupo gullies.
New Year – new challenges. With much of 2015 devoted to getting a High Performance plan finalised and adopted, the on-going issue in 2016 is to make that plan both a reality and a success. Organizationally this means getting the different levels of squads functioning well and providing the training and coaching that is needed […]
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 […]