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News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 3
Changes to the ONZ Covid Policy
By Christo Peters - Wed 23 Mar 2022

Following todays government announcement around the easing of restrictions associated with the COVID Protection Framework and vaccine requirements, clubs and members are advised of the following changes, below. Changes to the COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF) From 11.59pm this Friday 25 March Red  There will be no limits for outdoor activities with My Vaccine Pass – […]

NZOC 2022 – Entries Close this Thursday
By Michael Croxford - Tue 22 Mar 2022

It was a BIG weekend for the NZOC2022 planning teams – control site checking, course testing, IOF check – it is going to be PURE! Enter now! Final entries close at 11:59pm this Thursday 21 March 2022. https://www.oevents.nz/nzoc2022/entries/ Friday 15th April – Sprint – Nelson College Saturday 16th April – Middle – Canaan Downs South […]

JWOC2022 Expressions of Interest for JWOC and WOC Management Teams
Expressions of interest for JWOC and WOC Management Teams
By Christo Peters - Fri 18 Mar 2022

Orienteering New Zealand is intending to send NZ-based teams to the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) held in Portugal in July and the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) held in Denmark in June.   ONZ’s National Council has appointed Jenni Adams (PAPO) as manager for JWOC and Malcolm Ingham (ONZ Performance Leader) to lead the WOC Team.  To complete […]

CMOC Press Release – Raising Money for a good cause.
By Christo Peters - Tue 15 Mar 2022

Counties Manukau Orienteering Club (CMOC) is holding a family-friendly outdoor event on 27 March, where participants will have the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air, sharpen their navigation skills, and explore the urban terrain of Pukekohe — all while raising money for a good cause. The Academy Urban Rogaine on 27 March is a fundraising […]

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High Performance News #86 – February 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 07 Mar 2022

With omicron leading to there being very little to report on during February I deliberately delayed this HP News until after the first round of the National Sprint League. We also have Godzone currently under way with its usual significant number of orienteers scattered through the teams. Aside from actual events there has been progress […]

Selection Notice for World MTB Orienteering Championships 2022
By Christo Peters - Fri 04 Mar 2022

Nominations Welcome for World MTB Orienteering Championships 2022 Sweden 15th – 20th July World MTB Orienteering Championships 2022 will be held in Falun & Sater, Sweden from 15–20 July 2022, and will consist of a sprint, a middle, a long, a relay and a mass start event.  Up to 4 men and 4 women New […]

2022 NZOC Embargo Update 3
By Michael Croxford - Thu 03 Mar 2022

The 2022 New Zealand Orienteering Championships will be held in the Nelson / Tasman over Easter weekend 15th – 18th April 2022 hosted by Nelson Orienteering Club The Embargo notice has been updated to version 3 (02/03/2022) with updated areas – Relay location moved from Rabbit Island East to West. The Embargo notice was previously […]

Compass Point
Compass Point – February 2022
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Mar 2022
Now we go! 2022 National Champs
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Mar 2022

NOC and ONZ met on Monday night to discuss NZOC2022 in the current COVID environment. As an organising group we recognise the uncertainty ahead and the challenges faced by many. However, at this stage, we are comfortable that we can proceed with hosting NZOC2022 at Easter with the support of ONZ. The team have been busy […]

IOF Suspend Russia
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Mar 2022

An open memo from IOF: Following Russia’s attack on Ukraine, the Ukrainian Orienteering Federation wrote an open letter to the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) and all Member Countries requesting the cancellation of Russia’s membership to the IOF for at least three years. The full version of the letter can be found here. IOF act quickly and […]

Covid de-escalation  Covid planning for NZ Orienteering events
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Mar 2022

The Covid Protection Framework (CPF) is a system that allows for a degree of normality, i.e. we are not going into lockdown to stamp out Covid but we will  have additional or enhanced interventions. As we are in the middle of exponential growth in cases with the current Omicron outbreak, the question is – how can we offer orienteering events locally, […]

What should the future of Junior Development look like?
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Mar 2022

The Junior Development Committee (JDC) has been the ONZ body responsible for leading the national development of junior orienteering for many years.  Traditionally their mandate has included: the Junior Camp, working with what is now called School Sport New Zealand, and helping clubs to make junior development easier.  Recently the current JDC has retired after many […]

Entries for NOL2/JWOC Trials are open
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 02 Mar 2022

Entries for the 2nd round of the National Orienteering League and the JWOC Trials in the Wairarapa on Saturday/Sunday 26/27 March are now open. The link to the entry page is https://www.revolutionise.com.au/redkiwi/events/133752/

Introducing: NOL & NSL 2022
By Duncan Morrison - Tue 01 Mar 2022

The National Orienteering League is a season long series for New Zealand’s fastest navigators. The series takes in some New Zealand’s biggest orienteering events, with races in a range of terrain on both sides of Cook Strait.  Runners from across the country will chase glory in forests, over farmland and on the streets in pursuit […]

NSL Round 1/2: Bulletin 2 and Start-times
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 01 Mar 2022

The final bulletin is here Start-times and KO sprint format are here

NOL Round 2/JWOC Trials – 26/27 March Bulletin 1
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 27 Feb 2022

Programme Saturday 26 March:    Middle distance          Glenlean                     First start 1 pm Planner: Lizzie Ingham; mature pine forest with some leafy under-storey rock and complex contour detail. Sunday 27 March: Long distance             Blairlogie/Glenlean    First start 10 am          Planner: Gene Beveridge; mature pine forest, moderately steep gully-spur with some rock and significant route choice. Courses and […]

National Sprint League Round 1/2 – Bulletin 1 and Entry Information
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 10 Feb 2022

Programme Friday 4 March            Sprint              Freyberg HS & Pit Park           First start 6 pm Saturday 5 March       KO Sprint                                     Qualification   Palmerston N Esplanade        First start 9 am                                     ¼ Finals           Palmerston North GHS           First start 11.30 am                                     ½ Finals           IPU                                          First start 2.30 pm                                     Final                Massey University                  First start 5.30 pm […]

NZOC 2022 – COVID Red Light Setting
By Michael Croxford - Thu 03 Feb 2022

Nelson Orienteering Club has delayed the close of early bird entries to the New Zealand Orienteering Champs until 11:59pm on Friday, 11th February 2022.   You can still enter with confidence of a full refund prior to then at: https://entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=NZOC2022   As with our local club events NOCs priorities are: That our volunteers feel safe […]

Selection Notice – 2022 World Cup Round 1
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Feb 2022

The first round of the 2022 IOF World Cup will be held in Boras, Sweden from 26-29 May 2022, and will consist of an individual sprint, a knock-out sprint and a sprint relay. New Zealand is entitled to enter up to 4 men and 4 women. Selection will be based on known sprint form including the […]

HP News #85 – January 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 01 Feb 2022

A promising start to 2022 with the successful not-Oceania Championships (reported below) has, perhaps predictably, descended into uncertainty with the outbreak of the omicron variant of Covid leading to cancellation of both the Super City Sprints and the Northern Champs. However, there are some positive signs both in terms of planning ahead – notably a […]

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Compass Point – January 2022
By Christo Peters - Mon 31 Jan 2022

Update Foreword from the GM I hope that everyone was able to have some time off over Christmas/New Year and that those who attended the ‘not the’ Oceania Championships survived the gruelling long! In this issue we review the ‘not’ Oceania Event, ask members for their feedback on ONZ’s priorities for 2022, and we interview […]

Event Review
‘not the’ Oceania Champs review.
By Christo Peters - Mon 31 Jan 2022

The Oceania that wasn’t to be… Oceania ended-up being the ‘Not the’ Oceania champs, as our Australian friends were not allowed into the country. Not quite the Oceania that was planned, but PAPO delivered high quality A-grade competitive events that still managed a relaxed feel .Two of the events were awarded World Ranking Points in […]

Get to Know Gene - Gene in 2019 WOC - Orienteering
Getting to know Gene Beveridge
By Christo Peters - Mon 31 Jan 2022

Many of you will be familiar with Gene Beveridge. He has a lot of experience, and is working on many levels to promote the sport. Gene was born into orienteering and he reckons he cannot escape it now. Over the last year he has been working on the Coaching Framework for Orienteering NZ and has just recently […]

Orienteering NZ - What is your Priority - have we got it right?
Annual Business Plan consultation
By Christo Peters - Sat 29 Jan 2022

Last year the 2021-2025 ONZ Strategic Plan was finalised following member and club consultation. This plan will now guide ONZ Council in providing governance and allocating resources for our sport. The Annual Business Plan outlines the focus for your national body over a 12-month period. Council is inviting feedback until the 28th February 2022. After […]

Calling for applications for ONZ Council
By Christo Peters - Sat 29 Jan 2022

ONZ’s constitution necessitates that two Council positions are up for election each year.  We welcome all applications for new members to join Council. This year ONZ Chair Peter Swanson (OBOP) and Marquita Gelderman (NW) have both finished their three-year term on Council.  Both candidates are eligible to be nominated for a second term should they choose […]

ONZ COVID-19 Information