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News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 4
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 […]

Oceania Long Distance – Lizzie wins personal place for WOC2023
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 09 Jan 2023

NZL had mixed results in the Oceania Long Distance held on Bells Marsh, St Helens – a mixture of steep rock strewn slopes interspersed with very green gullies. Lizzie Ingham again led the way with an impressive 13 minute winning margin in W21E in a time of 84:35 for just over 9k. As Oceania Champion […]

Oceania Sprint – Lizzie Ingham wins W21E
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 07 Jan 2023

The Oceania Sprint Champs for 2023 was held today at University of Tasmania, Launceston campus, venue for a World Cup sprint in 2015. Lizzie Ingham took the W21E title in a time of 16:26 with a clear margin of 70 seconds ahead of second placed Caitlin Young. Kaia Joergensen was 4th in W21E another 23 […]

Nathan Fa'avae holding a pack in an adventure race
New Year honour for Nathan Fa’avae
By Joolz - Sun 01 Jan 2023

Nathan Fa’avae has been made an Officer of the New Zealand order of merit in the New Year honours for his remarkable career in Adventure racing and his team’s success on the world stage. Nathan has put adventure racing on the map and his family are enthusiastic participants in all adventure navigation sports, with his […]

HP News #96 – December 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 01 Jan 2023

Another year over, more or less, finishing with the Under 23 HP Camp and some excellent news regarding Prime Minister’s Scholarships – perhaps a sign that we are finally making headway with being recognized as high level sport. Also another recognition for Tim Robertson, being selected in the NZ team for the World Cross-country Championships. […]

Team Announcement: ANZ Challenge (Oceania Championships 2023)
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Wed 28 Dec 2022

The following have been provisionally selected to represent New Zealand in the Australia New Zealand Challenge, being held as part of the Oceania Championships in Tasmania – 7th – 12th January 2023. (Updates: Team finalised 31/12/22 and “Provisional” removed, M55 Sprint Team updated 30/11/2022) W20 Sprint Long Middle Relay Anna Babbington Katheine Babbington Katheine Babbington […]

Embargo Notice for NZOC April 2023
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Wed 21 Dec 2022

The New Zealand Orienteering Championships 2023 will be held Friday 7th April 2023 to Monday 10th April 2023 in Hastings and Elsthorpe, hosted by Hawkes Bay Orienteering Club. (Plus a knock out Sprint Tuesday 11th April 2023). Bulletin One will be published as soon as possible. This embargo applies to all New Zealand Orienteering Championship […]

Compass Point November/December 2022
By Christo Peters - Mon 19 Dec 2022

See the full content here: https://mailchi.mp/orienteering.org.nz/novemberdecember-compass-point Member news & views   |   NOVEMBER  / DECEMBER  2022 Update Sport Event reports  MTB orienteering  Coming events    Resources     ONZ Updates    Last points  See the full content here: https://mailchi.mp/orienteering.org.nz/novemberdecember-compass-point

MTBO | Looking for Committee & Selection Panel members
By Christo Peters - Mon 19 Dec 2022

We are looking for individuals that would like to be involved in the MTBO Committee and/or Selection Panel. The MTBO Committee is the organisation responsible for the the promotion, development and growth of the orienteering discipline in New Zealand. More information on the role of the committee can be found here. The MTBO Selection Panel […]

Applications for ONZ Council positions now open
By Christo Peters - Sun 18 Dec 2022

ONZ’s Council is the national body responsible for the governance of orienteering in New Zealand. It consists of six members that serve three-year terms.  Each year two members complete their term and applications are sort from individuals wishing to become part of Council.  The role and responsibilities of the Council shall be to provide good governance to ONZ […]

Call for nominations for ONZ awards
By Christo Peters - Sun 18 Dec 2022

Are you looking for an opportunity to recognise and honour orienteers who have made a significant contribution to your club during 2022?  If so, it’s time to start thinking about awards and nominations. Orienteering NZ, will be accepting nominations for a variety of awards to honour individuals who have made a significant contribution within our […]

U23 HP camp  |  December  2022
By Christo Peters - Sun 18 Dec 2022

Wednesday 7 December | Day 1 – Under 23 HP camp got underway  with a talk from Tracey Lambechs from DFSNZ on the do’s, don’ts, responsibilities and expectations regarding clean sport. Lots of intelligent questions were generated. Tracey outlined what the rules are and what would happen if you were pulled aside to be tested.  […]

November | Club forum
By Christo Peters - Thu 15 Dec 2022

Many thanks for everyone’s participation in the Club Forum recently. It was a fantastic discussion with, some great comments and valuable insights into the direction of the sport and what we could be focused on. One disappointment was that we could have done with a lot more time – hence some of the discussions were cut […]

NZ MTBO champs 2022  |  Rotorua
By Christo Peters - Thu 15 Dec 2022

Craig Steffens and Ricky Thackray wrote this article for Vic MTBO after competing in the NZ MTBO Champs in Rotorua held on 19-20th November 2022 (with top podium finishes inserted and our own NZ additions at the end) :  Six Aussies recently travelled across the ditch to contest the New Zealand Mountain Bike Orienteering national champs […]

Taitonga (Southern) Regional Champs 
By Christo Peters - Thu 15 Dec 2022

Sprint event  |  The Taitonga South Island Champs began with an evening sprint in Geraldine which gave runners a rare chance to run in a town centre map but also included parklands and a secondary school. Running conditions were perfect in the cool evening air allowing competitors to ease into the hotter days awaiting them in Tekapo. The […]

Presentations from the Under 23 HP Camp
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 15 Dec 2022

We were fortunate at the Under 23 Camp, held over the last week, to have three “guest” presentations. First up, last wednesday evening, was a talk from Tracey Lambrechs of Drug Free Sport New Zealand on the dos, donts, expectations, and responsibilities of athletes with regard to doping in sport. A big emphasis here on […]

Athletics challenge accepted
By Joolz - Tue 13 Dec 2022

Combining orienteering training with an athletics event proved to be a big success for the under 23 camp. Many are keen to keep this going, and build a culture with a local athletics club with another camp in the future. It is a also technique used in European cities as there are often combined sports […]

Selection notice JWOC2023
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 05 Dec 2022

The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2023 will be held in Baia Mare, Romania from 1-9 July 2023. JWOC will consist of individual sprint, middle, and long distance races, a sprint relay and a forest relay. Selection Criteria As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy the 2023 JWOC team will be selected primarily on the […]

Selection notice WOC2023
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 05 Dec 2022

The World Orienteering Championships 2023 are scheduled to be held in Flims Laax, Switzerland from 11-16 July 2023. WOC will consist of an individual middle and long distance races, and a forest relay. Selection CriteriaAs per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy the 2023 WOC team will be selected on the basis ofFor New Zealand […]

Entries open for Taitonga SIOC2023
By Christo Peters - Thu 01 Dec 2022

Entries now open for Taitonga SIOC2023.  Please distribute it widely.  The weather report is already promising sun! Enter via event website Event Details: Saturday morning 28 January – Middle – To kickstart the weekend, the ‘devil is in the detail’ setting and controlling of Amelia Horn and Nelson club president Matt Ogden results in a technical, […]

HP News #95 – November 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 01 Dec 2022

The highlight of November has been the rescheduled JWOC forest races in Portugal. Although only 2 of the original New Zealand team made the return trip to Europe their dedication was rewarded through producing the best Kiwi results for a number of years. Later in the month the final regional championships of the year saw […]

Club Forum follow-up
By Christo Peters - Fri 25 Nov 2022

Hi everyone, Link to Club Forum the summary document Many thanks for your participation in the Club Forum last night. It was a fantastic discussion, some great comments and valuable insights into the direction of the sport and what we could be focused on. My one disappointment was that we could have done with a […]

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