News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 30
Australia Orienteering Championships 2016
Notice to all NZ orienteers going to Australian Carnival this September 2016
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Thu 01 Sep 2016

Details for NZ participants entered in the Australian Relay Champs 2016. Jean Cory-Wright is the relay coordinator for all NZ entries. Please contact her with your email address.

2017 World Masters Games - Auckland NZ
World Masters Games 2017 – Public Races
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Mon 29 Aug 2016

Regrettably there will be no public races run in conjunction with Orienteering events at the World Masters Orienteering Championships, as part of World Masters Games 2017.

Survival in the rain – WOC Long Distance
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 26 Aug 2016

A very wet day in Stromstad turned the WOC Long Distance into something of a survival test as the long tough courses across the marshes and heather clad tops provided an extremely thorough test of both fitness and navigation. The four Kiwis – Imogene Scott, Lizzie Ingham, Gene Beveridge and Chris Forne – all had mixed […]

2016 Australian Champs
2016 Australian Orienteering Champs Carnival Entries Close 28 August 2016
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Wed 24 Aug 2016

9 Days, 11 Events, 3 Regions. Get your entry in now! The Carnival will begin on the Gold Coast on 29 September 2016…

Selection Announcement – Confirmed NZ PINESTARS – AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016
By Catriona McBean - Wed 24 Aug 2016

The confirmed NZ Junior and Senior Pinestars team selected to compete against their Bushrangers counterparts at the forthcoming Australian Championship Carnival to be held in Queensland between 24 September and 2 October 2016.

WOC Middle Distance – the longest day
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 24 Aug 2016

The WOC Middle Distance has seen reasonably solid performances by all 4 Kiwis with Lizzie Ingham leading the way in 24th place in the women’s race, Kate Morrison 43rd, and Tim Robertson and Toby Scott close together in 48th and 52nd in the men. Toby as fourth starter had no benefit from the tracking that developed […]

WOC Middle Distance Model – terrain pictures
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 23 Aug 2016

Tuesday morning has been spent at the middle distance model event. The map and pictures are shown below, see if you can match the controls, and other views, to the map. Thanks to Emily Kemp. who posed for her photo, and the other random orienteers who didn’t know they were being included!

WOC Sprint relay – a bad day at the office!
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 22 Aug 2016

After last year’s 12th place in Scotland, the 2016 WOC Sprint Relay turned out to be a big disappointment for the NZL team of Jula McMillan, Tim Robertson, Ross Morrison and Laura Robertson. Sadly, Jula, on the first leg at her first WOC, had the kind of run that nightmares are made of. First visiting the wrong […]

WOC 2016 Sweden
Tim in top 15 in WOC Sprint
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 21 Aug 2016

Tim Robertson, although disappointed that the course was perhaps not more technical, produced the best WOC finish ever by a New Zealand man when he finished 13th in the sprint final in Stromstad on Saturday afternoon, surpassing Chris Forne’s 17th place in the long distance in Hungary in 2009. With a start time in the middle of […]

Three into Sprint Final at Stromstad
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 20 Aug 2016

Tim Robertson, Laura Robertson and Imogene Scott are the NZL qualifiers for this afternoon’s WOC sprint final. Tim took 8th place in Heat A where only 34s covered Tue Lassen in first place and the 15th and last qualifier. In Men’s B Ross Morrison was 45 s away from qualifying, finishing in 22nd place. Gene […]

WOC Sprint Qualification
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 20 Aug 2016

The first WOC race, sprint qualification, is tomorrow (Saturday in Sweden) in Stromstad. Team NZL start times are Jula McMillan 9:06 (7.06 pm NZ) Laura Robertson 9:13 Imogen Scott 9:22 Ross Morrison 10:12 Gene Beveridge 10:19 Tim Robertson 10:32 No live tracking for the qualification but live results at , 3.1-3.2 k for the women, […]

WMG2017 - Win $NZ5000
World Masters Games 2017 has a NZD$5,000 fun fund up for grabs
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Fri 19 Aug 2016

World Masters Games 2017 has a NZD$5,000 fun fund up for grabs. And to win, all you have to do is register as a competitor or supporter before 30 September 2016. Amazing!

WOC Team Preparations
By Gene Beveridge - Fri 19 Aug 2016

With WOC only 2 days away, the team have been doing a number of focused session in relevant areas for both sprint and forest disciplines.

WOC 2016 Sweden
WOC Report #1
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 18 Aug 2016

Three days now until WOC2016 kicks off with the sprint on Saturday, and while we still await tomorrow’s arrival of Ross, Roby and Kate, accreditation is dealt with and the other 7 members of team NZL are well into final preparations. At present we are accommodated courtesy of Magnus and Lisa and the Bengtsson family […]

ONZ News
OrienteeringNZ e-Newsletter – Compass Point – July 2016
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Fri 05 Aug 2016

View from the Chair; ONZ Vacancies; Proposed Change to Secondary School Grades – Consultation; HP Update – JWOC Performances – Food for Thought; Are you interested in Safety Management? We Want your Help; Russian Doping Scandal – IOF Response; Camps – Applications close 31 July; AMP Scholarships Open;

High Performance News #19 – July 2016
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 31 Jul 2016

The main focus in July has obviously been JWOC in Switzerland, again adorned by some excellent New Zealand performances. However, successes in the World Rogaining Championships and, closer to home, the National Secondary School Champs, need also to be acknowledged. Now is the time, however, to draw breath for a couple of weeks before the […]

Selection Announcement – WORLD SCHOOLS TEAMS
By Catriona McBean - Fri 29 Jul 2016

The following schools have been provisionally selected to represent New Zealand at the at World Schools Orienteering Championship – Palermo, Italy, 22 – 28 April 2017. M1 – Napier Boys High School M2 – Mount Albert Grammar School W1 – Napier Girls High School W2 – Baradene College   World Schools Orienteering Championships (WSOC) is held under the auspices of the International […]

NZ MTBO Champs
NZ MTBing Mecca Hosts 2016 NZ MTBO Champs
By Erin Swanson - Sat 23 Jul 2016

Rotorua, New Zealand’s mountain biking mecca, is hosting the 2016 New Zealand Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships.   Orienteering Bay of Plenty (OBOP) will be using two new maps, and one relatively unused area, for the Sprint, Middle and Long (Classic) events.  The Sprint map will use the new Tihiotonga-Waiariki map, providing park like and intricate […]

SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT – New Zealand Secondary Schools Team 2016
By Catriona McBean - Sat 23 Jul 2016

The New Zealand Secondary Schools Team selected to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2016 Australian Schools Championships from 24 September to 2 October 2016.

NZ Secondary Schools 2016 Long Video Feed
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Fri 22 Jul 2016

The New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships long distance award ceremony will start today at 2:30pm Friday 22 July 2016 and the video feed is available on Over 400 students are competing. Award Presentations for Sprint and Long Distance Events: Video provided by O-Lynx  Alternative hand held view with panning – broadcast via Periscope New […]

Start List for NZ Secondary Schools Sprint and Long Published
By O Waikato - Sat 16 Jul 2016

Start times for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships (Sprint and Long) are now published on the Orienteering Waikato Website.

Shamus flies in MIddle Final
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 15 Jul 2016

Shamus Morrison produced an outstanding run to finish in 9th place in the JWOC Middle Distance Final run in steep, rocky and complex terrain. Notwithstanding a small mistakeon control 5 and what looked like a slightly wavering route choice to number 8, Shamus came into the finish in 4th place and never looked as if he […]

Four into Middle Distance Final at JWOC
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 13 Jul 2016

Shamus Morrison (4th in Men’s heat 3), Tommy Hayes (9th in heat 1) and Ed Cory-Wright (12th in heat 2) have all made the A final for the JWOC Middle distance, to be run Thursday night New Zealand time. Following her good run in Monday’s Long Distance, Alice Tilley (18th in Women’s heat 1) was […]

Long tough long distance at JWOC
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 12 Jul 2016

Three of the New Zealand men have finished in the top 25% of the field in the long distance race at JWOV run overnight, with Alice Tilley also producing the best women’sresult in this race since Angela Simpson in 2011. Starting at over 2000 m in altitude, and with long tricky route choices through the […]

Tommy Hayes runs hot in JWOC Sprint
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 10 Jul 2016

Tommy Hayes has continued New Zealand’s excellent run of performances in the JWOC sprint with a fabulous 8th place finish in the streets of Scuol, Switzerland. Tommy’s time of 13:21 was only 17s behind 3rd in a race in which host nation Switzerland finished 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th! Second best Kiwi was Devon Beckman […]

Primed and ready to go – JWOC
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 07 Jul 2016

JWOC2016 in Switzerland starts on Sunday evening New Zealand time and the NZL team is now assembled and finishing their preparations. Perhaps unsuprisingly one of the hardest things, going by the comments on Facebook, is acclimatisation to the altitude. Nevertheless the team has been testing itself in Swiss terrain by competing in a series of […]

NZ Secondary School Orienteering Champs 2016 Entries Close 7 July
By O Waikato - Fri 01 Jul 2016

6 days until entries close on Thursday 7th July 2016 for the New Zealand Secondary School Orienteering Championships (including Years 7 and 8). Check out some photos of St Peters School in Cambridge, Waikato. Location for Sprint and Relay.

AU-Schools 2016
First Two Video Trailers for Australian School Orienteering Carnival
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Thu 30 Jun 2016

The first two trailers of 4 in a series to introduce the 2016 Australian School Orienteering Championships to be held on the Scenic Rim of SE Queensland Australia. A New Zealand Secondary Schools Team is to be selected to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2016 Australian Schools Championships.

WOC 2016 Sweden
IOF News: National Quotas for World Orienteering Championships 2016
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Thu 30 Jun 2016

The National Quotas for the World Orienteering Championships 2016 in Strömstad – Tanum, Sweden, are available.

High Performance News #18 – June 2016
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 30 Jun 2016

June has been a strange month. For me it felt odd to have planned a day of Queen’s Birthday yet not be there to see the outcome – by all accounts a highly successful 3-day event for which Wellington and Hutt Valley clubs deserve full credit. Instead I have had the chance to look over […]

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