The 2014 Junior World Orienteering Championship races start Tuesday night (Tues 22nd July, 7pm NZST) with the Sprint. JWOC2014 is being held in Borovets, Bulgaria. New Zealand has a team of 6 women and 6 men plus coach and team manager. In addition, several kiwis have travelled to support the team. The New Zealand JWOC 2014 […]
Applications are still being invited for the following roles: Applications for these positions, including a summary of relevant experiences, to be forwarded to: General Manager [email protected] High Performance Leader The High Performance Leader is primarily responsible for raising the performance levels of a selected group of elite orienteers and providing a believable pathway to success for the NZ High […]
The Expression of Interest deadline for schools for the 2015 World Schools Orienteering Championships has been extended. Expressions of Interest can be handed to Linda Smith, Schools Coordinator, who will be in attendance at the NZSS Orienteering Champs NO LATER THAN 10am (before the first start time) on Day 2 on Friday 18 July.
Another long, wet day at Campomulo but in the end a guaranteed promotion from Group 3 to Group 2 for the women, who finished 18th, and a 23rd place finish for the men which, as for the women, was an improvement of 3 places on last year in Finland. Once again the courses were rugged […]
The Organising Committee of World Masters Games 2017 is thrilled to share some news. Twenty-eight sports have been confirmed into the official programme. They are: Athletics, Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Canoe / Kayak, Cycling, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Orienteering, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Softball, Squash, Surf Life Saving, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Touch […]
The Middle Distance at WOC is a bit like the 1500 m at the Olympics – probably considered by men as the blue ribbon event – generally the most technical of the terrains and this year at an altitude of 1500-1700 m in the forest and alpine meadows of Campomulo. What’s more the sun shone […]
With the new groupings of how many runners each country are allocated in the middle and long distance races now based on positions in the long, middle and relay over the previous 2 years, these last three events of WOC2014 are going to be crucial for New Zealand. Thus Matt and Greta set out today […]
It rained and it rained and it rained, the cobbles and shiny pavements of the old town of Trento getting slippier and slippier and the temperature dropping from about 30°C at the start to barely 20 at the finish. And along the with the rain, New Zealand’s initially bright hopes in the first ever sprint […]
The sprint – a long, long, hot day that started at 6am so we could get the specially laid on ferry to Burano Island for the qualifying heats. Sadly these were not exactly a great success from the NZ point of view, with only Lizzie running to form and cruising into the final in 6th […]
Selection notice for World Schools Orienteering Championships Team 2015 (Turkey 18-21 April 2015).
The WSOC is open both to school teams and selected teams. See the Notice for full details.
Download the OrienteeringNZ Update June-July 2014 (PDF 392KB) including the following: Discussion Documents (update) Policy Updates Fundraising Events Policy 2010 (Rescinded 2014) Miscellaneous Policies and By-Laws (Updated 2014) NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships NZ Secondary Schools Rogaine Championships World Masters Games 2017 Sport Programme Announced Orienteering NZ Vacancies NZ Schools Team Manager NZ Schools Team Coach High Performance […]
Just a matter of hours away from officially launching the 2014 World Orienteering and Trail Orienteering Championships (WOC-WTOC), in Italy for the first time in history. From 5 to 12 July, the cities of Venice and Trento, plus the hilly and plateau areas of Asiago Sette Comuni, Valsugana and Folgaria, Lavarone, Luserna will become an international arena with over 2500 orienteers from 54 nations fighting for medals and enjoying the sensational Italian courses.
The IOF has announced a new issue of Scientific Journal of Orienteering, focusing on mapping, has been published by the visiting editor Laszlo Zentai. You can find all issues of the Scientific Journal of Orienteering here: http://orienteering.org/resources/publications/scientific-journal-of-orienteering/
Selection Notice for New Zealand Schools Team 2014/15 Perth, Western Australia 27 September to 5 October 2014 and Tasmania 7-8 January 2015
Position descriptions for the 2014/2015 NZ Schools Team Coach & Manager Vacancies are available for download. These positions are being advertised for covering both the New Zealand Schools Team 2014/15 competitions in Perth, Western Australia 27 September to 5 October 2014 and Tasmania 7-8 January 2015. Applications Close Friday 4 July Applications to Catriona McBean […]
Do you have any ideas for developing the Junior World Orienteering Championships? (Any aspect of it). The IOF is inviting you to send in suggestions before 23rd June 2014. The IOF Foot Orienteering Commission (FOC) was asked earlier this year by the IOF Council to further develop the programme of the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC). The project group’s […]
At the recent Orienteering NZ council meeting two policy issues were raised for consideration. The council believes these issues, which affect all clubs, are important and invite clubs to review the attached discussion documents on Weekday School Levy Policy and Selection Policy and provide feedback on the proposals. OrienteeringNZ Discussion Document – Weekday Schools Levy Policy […]
The OrienteeringNZ Update May 2014 is available now. (PDF 482KB) including: New logo, website and emails launched Thanks to Wellington for hosting the Nationals at Easter Nationals E21 Results Full Results In memory of John Davies (1940 – 2014) Rebranding to Orienteering NZ Website Information for Clubs Discussion Document – Weekday Schools Levy Policy (feedback by […]
Three positions: High Performance Leader, National Squad Coaching Co-ordinator, and Development Squad Co-ordinator advertised – applications close 30 June 2014. Full descriptions and details are available. High Performance Leader The High Performance Leader is primarily responsible for raising the performance levels of a selected group of elite orienteers and providing a believable pathway to success for the […]
The New Zealand team to challenge Australia at the MTBO Challenge held in Alice Springs 14–16 June are: Men Greg Barbour (Taranaki) Alister Metherell (PAPO) Michael Wood (Hutt Valley) Joe Sheriff (Southland) Chris Gelderman (North West) M Open Sprint & Middle – Greg M40 Long – Greg M50 – Alister M60 – Michael & Joe […]
All you need to do is spike those controls!! “The Little Book of Orienteering Techniques” Selling now in support of Ed Cory-Wright and the NZ junior team going to JWOC and representing New Zealand. The book has been written by Jean Cory-Wright who has competed in 10 world O champs and has coached both New Zealand and British teams and worked with Canterbury […]
Selection Announcement: The New Zealand team to compete at the World Orienteering Championships in Trentino, Veneto, Italy 5 – 12 July 2014 is as follows: Men Chris Forne (Peninsula & Plains) Ross Morrison (Hawkes Bay) Matt Ogden (North West) Tim Robertson(Hutt Valley) Sprint – Ross, Matt and Tim Sprint Relay – Matt and Tim Middle […]
(USA) Open Position – For Immediate Hire – Volunteer Female Assistant Coach & Chaperone The USA Junior Orienteering program is looking for a Volunteer Female Assistant Coach and Chaperone (1 position) to help the head coach as the team travels and races in Europe this summer. The team will arrive in Finland 10.June for racing […]
Selection Notice: Mountain Bike Orienteering – World Cup Events 17-20 July, Skane, Sweden All riders wishing to be considered for selection to the New Zealand Team to compete in round 2 of the MTBO World Cup should notify the MTBO High Performance Coordinator, Rob Garden, by 16 May 2014. Notification should be by email to [email protected] […]
As part of our strategic planning process it was identified that the NZOF brand was in need of a refresh, and consequently work has been undertaken in recent months to develop a new brand identity. This work has resulted in a new name, logo, and strap line, which we hope will support efforts to promote […]