News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 34
Ross Brighouse
Ross Brighouse wins at WMOC in Sweden
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 01 Aug 2015

Congratulations to Ross Brighouse of Counties who has won the M70 title at WMOC in Gothenburg. Ross’s time of 48-47 gave him a winning margin of 47 seconds over Jan Fogelberg of Sweden, with another Swede in 3rd place. It is Ross’s third WMOC title in a long and distinguished careeer representing New Zealand at both […]

WOC2015 NZ Women
WOC2015 Report #4 – the nearly perfect day – sprint qualification, Forres
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 01 Aug 2015

After all the build-up WOC is finally underway and today was almost, but not quite, a dream start for Team NZL – all 3 women (Lizzie, Laura and Imogene) qualifying for the sprint final, Tim also cruising in, and Gene and Shamus coming agonizingly close to joining him –  missing out by only 16 and […]

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WOC2015 Report #3 – the final countdown
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 31 Jul 2015

With D-Day, or rather S-Day, fast approaching, the last 2 days have seen our focus largely switch to the sprints with visits to Elgin, Forres and Nairn (twice) to run (through Elgin – not embargoed), walk (through Forres and Nairn – embargoed for running), and today run (through the model sprint map at Nairn). Whereas […]

WOC2015 Report #2.5 – driving technology
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 30 Jul 2015

As you may notice from the photo attached to the first report, we have a nearly new Ford 8-seater minivan as part of our transport arrangements. This wonder of driving technology comes complete with all kinds of mysterious knobs and buttons and a digital display on the dashboard which produces really useful messages for the […]

WOC2015 Report #2 – the joys of a Scottish summer
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 29 Jul 2015

Although the weather in Amsterdam may have cleared sufficiently to allow the remaining team members to join us in Inverness, the Scottish summer seems rather wet as Wednesday morning dawns with more r

Orienteering NZ Compass Point e-Newsletter – July 2015
By Catriona McBean - Tue 28 Jul 2015

President’s Rant – July 2015 Not surprisingly July has seen our young junior athletes taking all our attention. During the early part of the month, I’m sure that most of us were actively following JWOC from Norway with no indication of what was about to unfold. It’s hard to find the appropriate superlatives to acclaim […]

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WOC2015 Report #1 – Amsterdam weather throws a spanner in the works
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 27 Jul 2015

Unfortunately, although four team members (Tim & Laura Roberston, Matt Ogden and Lizzie Ingham) along with the manager are now esconced at Auchnahillin Holiday Park just outside Inverness, the ini

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ONZ High Performance News – July 2015
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 24 Jul 2015

Well what a month! Another wonderful JWOC for New Zealand highlighted by Tim Robertson’s successful defence of his sprint title, but supported in full by excellent performances by the men in the long distance and relay, and some promising progress made by the young women’s team. Now attention switches from Norway to Scotland as the […]

2017 World Masters Games - Auckland NZ
World Masters 2017 Orienteering Embargo Areas
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Tue 21 Jul 2015

The World Masters Games 2017 embargo areas and previous maps have been published on the Orienteering NZ website. To view and download the embargo information and maps visit the Orienteering NZ World Masters 2017 page.

NZ Secondary Schools Rogaine – Entry closes 26th July
By OHV Secretary - Sun 19 Jul 2015

Entries for the NZ Secondary Schools Rogaine being held in Waitarere Forrest on Saturday 8th August close on Sunday 26th July. There is a public rogaine on the same day. Event website is

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JWOC Relay – Men miss podium by 1!
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 10 Jul 2015

The Kiwi #1 men’s team just failed to replicate last year’s podium finish coming in 12th place but as 7th nation just 24 seconds behind Switzerland. A steady first leg by Devon Beckman was followed by both Shamus Morrison and Tim Robertson moving  through the field, as many of the runners ahead made mistakes in […]

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JWOC Long Distance – top 10 for Shamus and Tim
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 10 Jul 2015

Shamus Morrison and Tim Robertson have produced great runs in the JWOC Long Distance in Rauland overnight to finish 9th and 10th respectively. With only 3 seconds separating the pair of them in Tuesda

World Masters Gamers 2017 Orienteering Flier Published
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Wed 08 Jul 2015

The Auckland World Masters Games 2017 Orienteering information flier has been published.
Download it now from the Orienteeering NZ World Masters Games 2017 page.

Naseby – Labour Weekend 2015 – South Island Orienteering Champs
By Dunedin Orienteering - Wed 08 Jul 2015

Dunedin Orienteering Club welcomes you to NASEBY, for the 2015 South Island Orienteering Championships, which will be held over Labour Weekend 24 – 26 October 2015.

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World Masters Orienteering Championships 2016 Registration Started
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Wed 08 Jul 2015

WMOC 2016 will take place from 5-14 August 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take part in one of the biggest orienteering events and discover this beautiful country. Register now for this amazing journey in Estonia.

2015 Orienteering Controller Clinics
Orienteering NZ Controllers Clinics – Wellington & Christchurch
By Neil K - Wed 08 Jul 2015

Controllers Clinics: Beginner, club level and Orienteering NZ graded controllers; this will be great for you all! Wellington 12-13 Sept 2015 Christchurch 10-11 Oct 2015. IOF controller Marquita Gelderman is back with an improved presentation and practical workshop after a successful 2014 course in Auckland.

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JWOC Middle Distance – a Scandinavian beanfest!
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 08 Jul 2015

Familiarity with Norwegian terrain was the key in Tuesday’s JWOC Middle Distance Final with a sole Russian the only interloper as Scandinavian and Swiss filled almost all the top 10 places in both Me

JWOC Sprint – GOLD again for Tim Robertson
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 06 Jul 2015

Tim Robertson has pulled off back to back gold medals in the JWOC sprint with a start to finish victory in Rauland Norway. Tim’s 14:31 was 3 seconds ahead of Aleksi Niemi of Finland, with Lithuanian Algirdas Bartkevicius in 3rd! Shamus Morrison and Devon Beckman also had excellent runs coming in 30th and 32nd in […]

JWOC 2015: All You Need To Know (Kiwi Edition)
By JWOC-2015 - Fri 03 Jul 2015

The Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) start on the 4th July, in Rauland, Norway. There are 302 athletes from 40 countries taking part in the week long event. There is also a Supporters Tour event running alongside the JWOC competition.

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High Performance News June 2015
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 30 Jun 2015

June has been a long month in orienteering terms, starting with Queen’s Birthday weekend, continuing into the World Cup races in Norway and Sweden, and then Jukola and Venla relays, and so on as the northern hemisphere season swings into full action. There have already been several reports on many of these events, so I won’t dwell on them unduly here and this will therefore be a relatively short newsletter. Suffice to say that now we await the major foci of 2015 – JWOC starting now in under a week, followed a few weeks later by WOC. Good luck to both NZL teams – do us proud (again!).

Orienteering NZ Compass Point e-Newsletter – June 2015
By Catriona McBean - Tue 30 Jun 2015

The June News eNewsletter from Orienteering NZ including comments from the president, appointments and vacancies, constitution review, JWOC team departure, and more.

New Zealand Schools Orienteering Champs – Entries close Friday 26 June
By Michael Croxford - Sat 20 Jun 2015

Nelson Orienteering Club would like to remind clubs and schools that entries for the 2015 NZ Schools Orienteering Champs close this coming Friday 26 June.  Make sure you’ve entered this exciting event at the top of the South Island.

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Selection Announcement – NZ Schools Team 2015
By Catriona McBean - Thu 11 Jun 2015

18 June 2015 (updated) NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Team 2015 The confirmed team selected to represent New Zealand at the Southern Cross Challenge against Australia at the Australian Orienteering Champs in Ballarat from  26th September – 4th October 2015.   Senior Boys Callum Hill  (Whangarei Boys High School) Ed Cory-Wright  (Cashmere High School, Christchurch) Stephen Harding […]

World Cup Middle Distance – 7 June
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 08 Jun 2015

Big fields of 127 in the men and 103 in the women, containing nearly all the top runners contested the WC Middle Distance held north of Gothernburg. The complex, technical terrain is similar to that to be used for WOC2016. In terrain far more familiar to the Scandinavians and other northern Europenas, the eight New […]

World Cup Sprint – 6 june – Invalidated!
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 07 Jun 2015

For those who struggle to organize, plan and control events it might be somewhat heartening to find that problems can occur even at the major events. The following is from the IOF website… “Today’s Sprint race in the World Cup, held in Lysekil, Sweden, has been declared void after problems with the touch-free punching system being […]

World Cup Sprint Relay – Halden Fortress 5 June
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 06 Jun 2015

The New Zealand team of Lizzie Ingham, Matt Ogden, Tim Robertson and Laura Roberston have finished a highly creditable 11th in the World Cup Sprint Relay. Although crossing the line 18th out of 38 teams, with 3 Swiss, 3 Swedish, 3 Czech and 2 Norwegian teams ahead they show as 11th in the official results […]

World Cup Round 2 – Long Distance 3 June Halden, Norway
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 04 Jun 2015

Ida Bobach, Denmark and Matthias Kyburz, Switzerland both enjoyed convincing victories in the first race of the second round of this year’s World Cup, a Long Distance race held near Halden in Norway. Tove Alexandersson, Sweden, who won all three individual races in the first round in January, had to settle for second place today, […]

Australia takes Test Match in close finish at QB
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 01 Jun 2015

After 3 days of close racing in Woodhill Forest, the Australian Bushrangers have pipped the New Zealand Pinestars 285-280 to take the Aspin-Key Trophy back across the Tasman.

HP News May 2015
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 22 May 2015

After the mass of events in April, May has been a relatively quiet month on the home front, although as reported below our overseas contingent has been in the thick of the action. Things change at Queen’s Birthday with the final round of the SuperSeries, the ANZ Test Match and the School’s Trials all taking […]

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Selection Announcement – Pinestars
By Catriona McBean - Fri 22 May 2015

Selection Announcement PINESTARS TEST TEAM 2015 The provisional team selected to represent New Zealand as the Pinestars Test Team to compete against Australia in Auckland during Queens Birthday weekend 2015 is: MEN SENIOR Gene Beveridge (NW) Nick Hann (WN) Duncan Morrison (HB)  MEN UNDER 23 Devon Beckman (HB) Matt Goodall (CM) Cameron Tier (NW)   WOMEN SENIOR […]

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