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News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 3
2023 WOC Team Named
By Christo Peters - Tue 18 Apr 2023

The Orienteering New Zealand Senior Selection Panel have named the following team to attend the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) in Switzerland. WOC team management will be announced following the Council meeting on Thursday 20th April. Men Gene Beveridge (Auckland) Long Joseph Lynch (Canterbury) Middle Matt Ogden (Nelson) Middle, Relay Tim Robertson (Wellington) Middle, Relay Toby […]

2023 JWOC Team named
By Christo Peters - Mon 17 Apr 2023

The Orienteering New Zealand Senior Selection Panel have named the following team to attend the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) in Romania. The JWOC coach and manager will be announced following the Council meeting on Thursday 20th April. Men Nathan Borton (Auckland) Riley Croxford (Nelson) Zefa Fa’avae (Nelson) Felix Hunt (Canterbury) Ryan Moore (Canterbury) Fergus […]

High Performance News #99 – March 2023
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 02 Apr 2023

As we move into autumn, March has seen the season move into full swing with 2 National Sprint League races in Taupo, followed the next weekend by the first series of JWOC trials. The latter saw some intense competition among a healthily large field vying for places in the team for Romania. Meanwhile, intense preparations […]

Advance notice – World Cup Round 3 / European Sprint Champs
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 01 Apr 2023

The final round of the 2023 IOF World Cup will be held in Verona, Italy from 3-8 October 2023. This round forms the European Sprint Championships and will have an individual sprint, a knock-out sprint and a sprint relay. As WOC2024 will be a sprint WOC, NZL is seeking to send as full a team as possible […]

OWC2023 - Orienteering World Cup
Selection notice – IOF World Cup Round 2
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 01 Apr 2023

The second round of the 2023 IOF World Cup will be held in Ceska Lip, Czechia from 2-6 August 2023, and will consist of a sprint distance, a sprint relay, a middle distance, and a long distance. New Zealand is entitled to enter up to 4 men and 4 women. Selection will be based on known form . […]

50 years - Orienteering NZ
Sport for everyone   |  Big little stories for our 50th
By Christo Peters - Fri 31 Mar 2023

Our parents share their passion: Children often take part in the same physical activities as their parents, and they often follow the same sports, or they might support the same teams. When a family is active with a positive attitude towards sport, children are more likely to stay active themselves. But in orienteering we often find that parents come into […]

Compass Point Orienteering NZ March 2023
Compass Point – March 2023
By Christo Peters - Fri 31 Mar 2023

Read the Member News and Views Newsletter at: https://mailchi.mp/orienteering.org.nz/compass-point-march-2023 Member news & views | MARCH 2023 Note from the GMWelcome to the March issue of Compass Point. It has been a busy month as staff and Council prep for the AGM, complete our annual reporting, and in doing so take stock of the year that […]

King’s Birthday Weekend Of O 2023 & Tūāraki-Northern Regional Championships 2023: 3-5 June
By Christo Peters - Fri 31 Mar 2023

Counties Manukau Orienteering Club and Orienteering Waikato are delighted to host you for three days of orienteering in the beautiful Tāmaki Makaurau and Waikato regions of Te Ika-a-Māui. Find the Embargo Notice here. Find Bulletin One here: KBO2023 Bulletin One. Please follow the CMOC Facebook page for updates and information.

MTBO  |   Champs entries open
By Christo Peters - Fri 31 Mar 2023

A fantastic weekend of competition, challenge, and fun for mountain bikers, orienteers, and adventure racers of all abilities. The 2023 NZ MTBO Championships are around Christchurch with a Middle Distance event at Bottle Lake on 29th April, Sprint on a new map of the Christchurch Red Zone (banks of the Avon River), and Long Distance […]

Southern Cross Coach & Manager Applications
By Christo Peters - Fri 31 Mar 2023

Coach and Manager Roles ONZ intends to send two national secondary school teams to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy held as part of the Australian Orienteering Festival. We are seeking expressions of interest for the coach and manager roles. With up to forty athletes taking part in two teams, we are looking for one or two coaches […]

2023 AGM Information & attendance
By Christo Peters - Fri 31 Mar 2023

A reminder that the ONZ AGM is being held virtually on Thursday 27th April.  We ask those wishing to attend to please complete the Google Attendance Form by 5pm on Monday 24th April.  The meeting link and Annual Report will be sent out to those who have registered prior to the AGM. Below are the key documentation for the […]

PAPO Summer Coach – Ewan Musgrave
By Christo Peters - Fri 31 Mar 2023

When asked how he chose NZ, Ewan Musgrove says it was “almost a toss of a coin between Australia and New Zealand”. But the call to travel from he Highlands in Aberdeenshire in Scotland to the other side of the world was definitely strong. PAPO advertised the summer coach position late last year,  to see if […]

Easter 4 days entries extended
By Joolz - Thu 23 Mar 2023

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED | Work off your chocolate consumption this Easter with an explore in some amazing terrain. You can now enter the Easter 4 Days up until this Sunday 26 March. In keeping with our “no frills” theme, the entry fees are lower than you would expect for Nationals. $30/adult, $20/junior in forest; sprint […]

North Island Secondary School Champs
By Joolz - Mon 13 Mar 2023

NTH ISLAND SECONDARY SCHOOLS  | Schools all over the north Island from Whangarei to Wellington, and Gisborne to New Plymouth are invited to compete for three days in the NISS Orienteering Championships. Schools like Baradene College, St Cuthberts College, Mt Albert Grammar & Auckland Grammar Schools will be getting in as much practice as possible for the […]

European Youth Championships – expressions of interest
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 10 Mar 2023

The European Youth Championships will be held in Velingrad, Bulgaria from 22-25 June 2023. Competitions consist of a sprint, a single forest race and a relay and competition classes are M18, W18, M16 and W16. NZL is able to enter up to 4 athletes in each class. EYOC is 2 weeks before JWOC in neighbouring […]

Canterbury JWOC trial entries due
By Joolz - Wed 08 Mar 2023

Entries are closing this Friday 10 March for the first set of trials for JWOC 2023 Romania. The trials will be held in Canterbury 18th/19th March 2023. So get your entry in quick as we need to prepare start lists this weekend. Enter here on this link: https://entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=jwocwe-2023 You are eligible for the JWOC trials […]

High Performance News #98 – February 2023
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 05 Mar 2023

February has been dominated by the weather. Firstly, the repercussions of the massive flooding in Auckland over its anniversary weekend, followed almost immediately by Cyclone Gabrielle. While it seems that only a few orienteers may have been directly impacted by these events, and our hearts go out to them, one consequence, as you will by […]

Katoa-Po and NSL entry deadline extended
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 01 Mar 2023

The entry deadline for the 2023 Katoa-PO and the associated NSL races on 11/12 march has been extended until Saturday 4 March. Don’t miss out on this exciting and fun weeknd. Enter at https://entero.co.nz/.

Calling for applications for JWOC & WOC Coach & Manager Positions
By Christo Peters - Sun 26 Feb 2023

Orienteering New Zealand invites applications for the following coach and manager positions: Junior World Championships (JWOC) Coach – 2-9 July, Romania – Position Description Junior World Championships (JWOC) Manager – 2-9 July, Romania – Position Description World Orienteering Championships (WOC) Manager – 11-16 July, Switzerland – Position Description Please note that the above dates are […]

World MTBO Champs Selection Notice 18-27 Aug 2023
By Christo Peters - Sun 26 Feb 2023

The World Championships are being held in the Czech Republic (18-27th August).  Riders selected will have their entry fees funded by Orienteering New Zealand but will need to pay their own airfare and other travel expenses. Riders wishing to be considered for the New Zealand Team must be able to demonstrate that they meet the […]

ANZ MTBO Challenge Trip Selection Notice
By Christo Peters - Sun 26 Feb 2023

Heads up, there is a MTBO trip to Australia covering the first two weekends of September, NSW champs (2nd/3rd) followed by the Australian MTBO Champs in Queensland (and 9th/10th).  There are also training activities planned by the Australians on the Tuesday/Wednesday (5th and 6th September) at Grafton in Bom Bom State Forest. As this is […]

Compass Point - Orienteering NZ January / February 2023
Compass Point January/February 2023
By Christo Peters - Wed 22 Feb 2023

Member news & views | JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2022 See the Newsletter at https://mailchi.mp/orienteering.org.nz/compass-point-januaryfebruary-2023 Update Sport Mapping MTB Orienteering Coming events Event reports ONZ – 50 Years Strong Resources ONZ Updates Last points Note from the GM We thought it was wet in November last year. The recent cyclone Gabriele has given new meaning to […]

Nationals have been postponed!
By Christo Peters - Wed 22 Feb 2023

Following Cyclone Gabrielle, ONZ and Hawkes Bay Orienteering Club have been in contact to look at the impact of this on club members and the coming Nationals. Thankfully we can confirm that club members are OK, although dealing with the effects of the flooding will be the focus for many in the coming weeks.  Amazingly, […]

Who are our maps designed for?
By Christo Peters - Wed 22 Feb 2023

Hi orienteers. Here’s a plea from a partially sighted runner. I’d like to be able to orienteer well. This means reading the map ahead of where I am, not just running into the area and making the map fit when I get there. A coach once gave me this advice: Be a “that’s where I’m […]

High Performance News #97 – January 2023
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 01 Feb 2023

So, another year begins. Starting with Oceania in Tasmania, 2023 has already seen some encouraging performances, especially from some of the junior elites, and from Lizzie Ingham who, gaining personal places through her wins in W21E, has increased our possible team size for Switzerland. With regard to Oceania Championships the acceptance by IOF of the […]

World Cup Round 1 – Selection Notice
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 31 Jan 2023

The first round of the 2023 IOF World Cup will be held in Ostfold, Norway from 26-30 April 2023, and will consist of an middle distance, long distance and relay. New Zealand is entitled to enter up to 4 men and 4 women. Selection will be based on known form . All athletes interested in selection for […]

Annual Business Plan Consultation
By Christo Peters - Sat 21 Jan 2023

The Business Plan is the annual action plan for ONZ. It is aligned to the ONZ Strategic Plan and identifies the priorities that our national body will be focusing on over the next 12 months. We encourage individual members and clubs to read the business plan and provide ONZ with feedback by 28th February. Feedback […]

Proposed amendments to the ONZ Constitution
By Christo Peters - Sat 21 Jan 2023

ONZ is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the constitution ahead of the AGM which is being held in April 2023. Anyone wishing to provide feedback should email this to gm@orienteering.org.nz In December 2022 Council reviewed ONZ’s constitution and made a number of small changes. Below is a summary of the changes and their intention. […]

World Schools Selection Notice
By Christo Peters - Sun 15 Jan 2023

Updated 26/01/22 Congratulations to Baradene College & St Cuthberts College (Girls) and Mt Albert Grammar & Auckland Grammar Schools (Boys) who have been selected to represent New Zealand at the World Schools Orienteering Championships. The World Schools Orienteering Championships will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 19 – 27 August 2023. This Selection Notice is in […]

Oceania Middle – another WOC place for Lizzie, 4 Kiwis on the elite podium
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 11 Jan 2023

The intricate tin mining terrain at Hunt Tin Mine presented a very different challenge for today’s Oceania Middle Distance, but yielded the best results of the week for the small NZL contingent. Lizzie Ingham again led the way with a 2 minute win in W21E to gain a personal place in the WOC middle distance […]

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