John Davies was awarded the Silva Award for services to orienteering in New Zealand (NZ) for 1984 and was made a life member of the New Zealand Orienteering Federation (NZOF) in 1992. John received these awards because he was passionate about orienteering and therefore gave unstintingly of his time. Volunteering seemed to be in his […]
As expected, tight racing and close fields were the order of the day on the Manga Pirau map at Waikawa, a peaceful seaside town on the Horowhenua coast. That tranquility was broken, at least for a few hours, as competitors wrestled with the challenges of the coastal dunes and forest, which was also the location […]
Orienteering Nationals kicked off on Easter Friday with a great Sprint at the Ohakea Air Base. The Elite Mens category was taken out by Tim Robertson, followed by Nick Hann and Shamus Morrison. Darren Ashmore was pleased with his 8th place, commenting that he was probably already over 20 years old when all the competitors […]
The new April 2014 issue of Inside Orienteering is now available. You can find it here: http://orienteering.org/resources/publications/inside-orienteering/ In this issue: 5 Days of Italy Ski orienteering in Turkey North South East West: Portugal Danish Royals orienteering Club relays Underground orienteering New IOF Orienteering World Ranking News in brief Note: There is a small mistake in […]
Kiwis may ride in the World MTBO Champs in Poland. The open, masters and junior champs are being run between 24-31 August 2014 at Bialystok, Poland. The likelihood is that we’ll have a couple of masters and a junior. Anyone can enter the masters but the federation must endorse open and junior riders. If you […]
Selection Announcement: New Zealand Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) Team 2014 The New Zealand team to compete at JWOC in Borovets, Bulgaria 21– 28 July 2014 is as follows: Men Ed Cory-Wright (Peninsula And Plains) Nick Hann (Wellington) Callum Herries (Hawkes Bay) Shamus Morrison (Wellington) Tim Robertson (Hutt Valley) Cameron Tier (North West) Women Helena […]
The NZOF_Update_2014_April is available now. (PDF 538KB) including: Nationals; NZOF AGM; Important Notice regarding President and Vice-President roles; President’s Forum; Reminder- NZOF Annual Awards 2014 nominations by 4-Apr-2014; Reminder – 2014 Affiliation Fee and Event Levy; Alister Metherell – new South Island rep on council; Farewell and Thank You to Pete Swanson, Vice President; 2014 Junior Camp; Drug […]
The IOF Orienteering World Ranking site is now launched! There is a news article all about it and the Official IOF World Rankings.
The NZOF_Update_2014_March is available now. (PDF 355KB) includes: Nationals; WOC Team Trials; WOC Manager – Applications invited; 2014 NZOF AGM; JWOC Trials; World Cup Selections; NZOF Annual Awards 2014 nominations close 4 April; 2014 Affiliation Fee and Event Levy; Coaching Scholarship – Australia; Pathway to Podium (HPSNZ);
The IOF Rules Commission has released new versions of the following documents: Emit Advice for Event Advisers and Controllers SPORTident Advice for Event Advisers and Controllers The documents now include more information about touch free systems. Both files can be uploaded from the IOF website at http://orienteering.org/foot-orienteering/event-advising/documents-for-event-advisers/
The following bulletin is now available on the IOF website: World Masters Orienteering Championships 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden Bulletin 1 – http://orienteering.org/events/?event_id=358
Tim Robertson (Hutt Valley) has had a sensational year, representing New Zealand at both the Junior World Orienteering Championships (“JWOC”) and also the World Orienteering Championships (“WOC”). Tim was recently awarded the Young Sportsman of the Year award at the Wellington College Sports Awards. This award recognised the amazing year that Tim had for […]
JWOC – Borovets, Bulgaria – 21 -28 July 2014 JWOC 2014 Selection Notice – Updated A trial to be held as part of the North Island Orienteering Championships 28 – 30 March 2014 being hosted by North West Orienteering Club which and all interested orienteers should be prepared to take part.
World University Orienteering Champs 2014 – Olomouc, Czech – 12 -16 August 2014 Each country may enter a team consisting of up to 12 competitors (6 men and 6 women) Maximum number for participation in each race: Mixed Sprint Relay – 1 team of 2 men + 2 women. Sprint – 4 men + 4 women Middle- […]
See Oceania Update Jan 2014 about this event which will be held in Tasmania from 2nd to 11th January 2015.
The organizer of World Masters Orienteering Championships 2014 has released a new version of bulletin 1 which can be downloaded from the IOF website at http://orienteering.org/events/?event_id=326. The error in the payment details (IBAN) has now been corrected.
Selection Notice: World Cup Races selection 2014 Round 1 Antalya, Turkey Round 2 Murcia, Spain; Palmela, Portugal Round 3 Kongsberg, Norway; Imatra, Finland Round 5 Liestal, Switzerland All athletes interested in Rounds 3 & 5 should notify the Convenor of Selectors, Peter Watson [email@example.com ], by 17 April 17 2014, with Rounds 1 & 2 […]
New Zealand has won the Aust-NZ MTBO Challenge, for the 5th time in a row. Over three events within the W2W MTBO Carnival just concluded, NZ won 9, 7.5 and 8 of the 10.5 classes contested. (W70 was included as half a class under a special arrangement that recognised both countries could only field a […]
Oceania Update It is just on a year to the 2015 Oceania Championships in Tasmania which will also include the opening round of the 2015 IOF World Cup, the Australia/New Zealand Challenge and an Aust/NZ Schools Test Match. That’s not all, stay on after Oceania and orienteer in and around Tasmania’s capital city Hobart in […]