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Tim Robertson finishes 10th overall in WC
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 04 Oct 2022

Tim Robertson has finished in an excellent 10th place overall after the final round of the 2022 IOF World Cup in Switzerland. With finishes of 36th in the middle distance and 45th in the long, Tim added another 5 points to the 160 he gained from his sprint performances in Round 1. Overall winner was […]

Dates | President’s and club forums
By Christo Peters - Mon 03 Oct 2022

Council have decided to push back the dates of both the President and Club Forums to the following:  Presidents forum – will now be hosted on Wednesday 12th October (this was originally the date for the Club Forum). Club forum – will now be hosted on Thursday 24th November We are aware that a number […]

Event review  | FISU WUCO 2022
By Christo Peters - Mon 03 Oct 2022

Race analysis from the FISU WUOC events: Ronan Lee | Sprint event  – Biel / Bienne- Wednesday 17 August  Map: Biel-Bienne, 1:4’000, 2m The World University Orienteering Championships kicked off on 17th August with the Sprint event around the town Biel/Bienne, a short funicular ride from the team base in Magglingen. For many of the athletes this […]

Postponed – ONZ HP Hui over Labour Weekend
By Christo Peters - Mon 03 Oct 2022

The scheduling of this will be revisited in the next month with an eye to rescheduling in late 2022/early 2023. As part of the feedback processes outlined in both our High-Performance and Annual Business Plans, ONZ will be engaging with athletes and coaches to hear about what is working, any challenges, and what things could look […]

Looking for Junior Camp Manager & Lead Coach
By Christo Peters - Mon 03 Oct 2022

The 2022 Junior Camp (Year 9-13) is taking part at Houghton’s Bush Camp in Muriwai this year and we have had 71 registrations. The camp will take place between Wed 14th and Mon 19th December and will be hosted by North West Orienteering Club. Orienteering New Zealand would like to invite applications for the following voluntary positions: […]

HP News #93 – September 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 02 Oct 2022

September tends to be the quiet month as the IOF season holds its breath waiting for the final round of the World Cup and the main interest in New Zealand, for those going, is the Australian Carnival. Although there has been a very thin NZL representation in the 21E classes, special mention must go to […]

Chat with Toby Scott
By Joolz - Sat 01 Oct 2022

1. You have been in Europe for a while now, what are you doing and where are you based? What club do you train with?I have been living in Germany for almost 10 years. I am based in a small town close to Frankfurt and work for a small company making electronic instruments for the […]

World Cup Round 3 this weekend
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 29 Sep 2022

The final round of the IOF World Cup takes place at Davos Klosters in Switzerland this weekend. NZL will be represented by Tim Robertson and Toby Scott. Although they may manage to co-opt a third runner for Saturday’s relay, as an unofficial team, their real focus will be on the Middle distance on Sunday and […]

Te Tau Ihu NavSport Festival 2023
Feast of Navigation based School Sports in July 2023 across the top of the South Island
By Michael Croxford - Thu 29 Sep 2022

Te Tau Ihu NavSport Festival 2023 – Nelson / Marlborough 8-15 July 2023

Nelson OC, Marlborough OC and the NZ Rogaining Association are hosting three navigation based events for School A

Southern Cross Challenge points explained
By Joolz - Tue 27 Sep 2022

It is not an extraordinarily difficult scoring system, but it certainly adds a lot of excitement to the trans-tasman challenge.  Each year, a new generation of orienteers emerge, and their energy is infectious.  How the Southern Cross points system works: We add up the top three times for each team. The fastest time gets 9 […]

Can NZ’s top orienteers retain top spot in 18th Adventure Racing World championships?
By Joolz - Wed 14 Sep 2022

You would think the two top ranked Adventure racing teams in the world, who were 1st and 2nd last year, would be clear favourites for this year’s Adventure Racing World Champs (ARWC), but in the last two years the world’s top team from New Zealand was not able to compete. After two years of pandemic, […]

Junior Camp sign-ups due Sept 30!
By Christo Peters - Mon 12 Sep 2022

Junior Camp will take place in the Auckland Region. Accommodation for the camp will be at Houghton’s Bush Camp in Muriwai: Junior Camp |  Wednesday 14 – Monday 19 December 2022 Logistically this year’s junior camp will be particularly challenging given limited numbers able to attend. We are looking at possible ways to get around this including allowing […]

NZ MTBO Champs
NZ MTBO Champs – Rotorua – 19-20 Nov 2022 – ENTER NOW TO WIN
By Christo Peters - Mon 12 Sep 2022

Orienteering BOP is hosting the NZ MTB Orienteering Champs in November this year.  The champs will consist of three quality, fun and social mountain bike orienteering events spread around Bay of Plenty: Middle (Onepu, Kawerau); Sprint (Puarenga, Rotorua); Long (Cougar Park, Tokoroa).  There will be championship and recreational grades suitable for all ages and abilities, […]

ONZ 2022 Under 23 HP Camp
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 07 Sep 2022

The Under 23 HP Camp is aimed at athletes in the 17-23 age range who have serious ambition to represent New Zealand on the international stage (e.g. JWOC, WUOC, WOC) over the next few years. It is designed to help prepare athletes physically, technically and psychologically and involves both physical and technical training as well […]

Australian Junior Development Camp
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 07 Sep 2022

The Australian Junior Development Camp will take place in Launceston, Tasmania from 3-5 January 2023. This is just before the start of the 2023 Oceania Championships. New Zealand athletes would definitely be welcome to attend, however OA doesn’t provide direct supervision for athletes, that is organised by the states. That means juniors would need to […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
Compass Point – August 2022
By Christo Peters - Sat 03 Sep 2022

Member news & views | AUGUST 2022 Update Notes from the GM View from the Chair Sport Orienteering be included at 2026 Commonwealth Games? Permanent courses around the country Upping the game – from here to where for high performance Junior Camp venues and dates announced – we are looking for a Camp Manager and […]

2022 Australian Relay Champs - NZ Teams Coordination
2022 Australian Relay Champs – announcement for NZ participants
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Fri 02 Sep 2022

Jean Cory-Wright is coordinating relay teams for the Australian relay champs on Sun 2nd Oct 2022 (not the NZ schools teams). Please read and fill out the google form using the button below by Wednesday 7th Sept 2022. About the event: The Australian Orienteering Carnival 2022 is a week-long orienteering and holiday experience in the heart of […]

HP News #92 – August 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 01 Sep 2022

August has seen a continuation of the 2022 international season with both World Cup Round 2 and the World University Championships. Although it has been quiet on the domestic front, the culmination of NZL’s major participation in the 2022 international season (except for the final round of the World Cup which is still to come) […]

Orienteering NZ - Find your adventure
ONZ is looking for Regional Development Co-ordinators
By Christo Peters - Sun 28 Aug 2022

Orienteering NZ is looking for multiple people to work with the National Training Coordinator, currently Gene Beveridge, on supporting the development of competitive junior and young senior orienteers across all regions of New Zealand. Regions are loosely defined as Northern, Central and Southern, and more than one coordinator may be chosen for each region. These […]

Upping the game
By Joolz - Tue 23 Aug 2022

It’s great to see all the euphoria around Tim, Joseph and Ronan doing so well at the mountain running and X-country champs, but in terms of orienteering itself we perhaps need a bit of a reality check. The attached article “Upping the game” will be put into the next HP News. Malcolm is making it […]

2 kiwis take on EOC & World Cup 2
By Joolz - Tue 09 Aug 2022

Toby Scott and myself (Briana Steven), attended the second round of the World Cup which was held in Rakvere, Estonia and doubled as the European Champs. After a very green and bushy model event, the Estonian Orienteering President summed it up perfectly: “In the Estonia forest you should feel pain. If you don’t feel pain […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point July 2022
Compass Point – July 2022
By Christo Peters - Tue 02 Aug 2022

Member news & views | JULY 2022 Contents: Update Notes from the GM View from the Chair Sport World Games Gold! Orienteering and running speed July High-Performance Update John & Val recognised with Caltex Good Sport Award Event reports JWOC 222 Mapping Mapping update MTB orienteering Embargo MTBO champs Coming events Tūāraki and Auckland Regional […]

JWOC Portugal – Coach and Manager Reports
By Christo Peters - Tue 02 Aug 2022

Coach report  | JWOC 2022 Portugal When the 2022 NZ JWOC Team arrived in Aguiar da Beria, it seemed just like any old JWOC. The older half of the team had been there since Saturday 3rd and so had a day of sprints and a day of forest training under their belts already when I […]

Mapping | Committee update & new urban specs
By Christo Peters - Tue 02 Aug 2022

Many thanksWe’d like to acknowledge the enormous contribution to the mapping community from Michael Wood, who stood down from the Mapping Committee at the start of this year. Michael has single handedly carried the Committee for many years. Thankfully, Michael still continues to share his wealth of knowledge with the committee, as well as any technical […]

Orienteering & running speed
By Christo Peters - Tue 02 Aug 2022

World medalist orienteer Tim Robertson put in some speed at the New Zealand’s cross country championships this weekend and bagged a bronze podium finish. 
Athletics NZ reported it as “recently minted World Games orienteering sprint gold medallist Tim Robertson executed an impressive display to take a richly-deserved bronze with North Island champion Toby Gualter (Wellington) […]

HP News #91: July 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 31 Jul 2022

Following on from the first sprint WOC July has been another month dominated by sprint orienteering at the international level. The devastating forest fires in Portugal reduced JWOC to also being a sprint only event, making it the third JWOC for which NZL athletes have missed out on the full experience. Be that as it […]

Tim Robertson NZL - Gold Medal at World Games 2022
Tim Robertson wins World Games sprint
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 16 Jul 2022

Tim Robertson has taken the biggest title yet of his career with a 9 second victory in the World Games sprint, held overnight in Birmingham, Alabama. Following from two JWOC gold medals, a World Universities title, and silver and bronze in the WOC sprint, Tim finally nailed a really big one with a narrow win […]

Tūāraki North Regional Champs 2022
By Christo Peters - Fri 15 Jul 2022

Labour Weekend – Saturday 22 October to Monday 24 October The North West Orienteering Club (NWOC) is excited to present the Northern Regional champs, with three days of classic Woodhill Forest terrain. Mature plantation forest on sand dunes, intricate contour detail, predominantly fast “white” terrain. Orienteering paradise. Maps include the northern reaches of the 2017 […]

Pre World Games race chat: Tim Robertson
By Joolz - Fri 15 Jul 2022

There hasn’t been much time since WOC, but how does preparing for the World Games event differ from your run training for other orienteering events during the European Summer season, such as, the World Orienteering Champs (WOC) and the Orienteering World Cup ?  With only 15 days between my last race at WOC and my […]

2022 Tuaraki North Regional Orienteering Champs
Embargo Notice: Tūāraki North Regional Champs 22-24 October 2022 – North West Orienteering Club
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Thu 14 Jul 2022

The area of Woodhill Forest outlined on the map below is embargoed for all participants in the 2022 Tūāraki North Regional Orienteering Championships. Moreover, the area is all private land and there is no access without the specific written permission of the landowners. The area covers The Hedley Dunes and Karaka Swamp maps (a) north of Hedley […]

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