Updated: May 26 2020 Yesterday’s announcement by the Government said that “From 12 noon Friday 29 May 2020, gatherings can be held with up to 100 people“. For Orienteering this is great news as it is a big improvement from the previous 10 person limit. Cabinet has said that it will again review the settings of […]
The IOF has announced that WOC2020 rescheduled for October in Denmark has now been cancelled. The full IOF announcement is here: https://orienteering.sport/nokian-tyres-world-orienteering-championships-2020-and-european-orienteering-championships-2021-cancelled/ . IOF has attempted to reschedule what would have been the first sprint only WOC, including apparently trying to incorporate a sprint into WOC2021 in Czech Republic, but have been unable to find […]
After 5+ years of writing HP News this is the first time I have had to put one together with absolutely no actual events or training camps to report on! It leaves me therefore to at least keep people up to date, as far as possible, with the likely implications for domestic and international orienteering […]
Welcome to the first issue of what I hope will be a regular newsletter keeping you all informed about changes and advancements in the world of orienteering.
At present it is still the intention of IOF that WOC2020 and JWOC2020 will be held in October. A final decision on this will be made by IOF by 1 July. Given the continuing situation with COVID-19, both domestically and internationally, ONZ will not make any final decisions about participation or team selections for these […]
ONZ Covid-19 Update and Alert Level Guidelines; Legends of Orienteering – Robyn Davies
AGM; ONZ Annual Prizegiving; New Slack resource sharing platform; Maprun; Major Events Update
Lightbox and Neon free trial
The new Alert Level Guidelines for clubs as well as updated Club Event Guidelines which only come into play at Level two when club events become possible.
The existing Selection Notices for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Team 2020 and the World Schools Championships Orienteering 2021 have been withdrawn.
A final reminder that the ONZ Annual General Meeting (AGM) is being held online on Wednesday 15th April at 7:30pm.
Well, what a difference a month makes. At the end of February we were looking to trials for JWOC and WUOC, and those in Wellington were fully engaged in preparations for the ONZ Champs. Now we wonder when we are even going to be able to orienteer again, and globally major events, if not cancelled, […]
Orienteering New Zealand has cancelled all club orienteering events until 22nd April 2020. Today Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that NZ has shifted to Alert Level 3 immediately and will move to Level 4 within 48 hours (by midnight Wednesday).
New ONZ Council Members Decided; ONZ to hold first ever virtual AGM; Staying up-to-date with event rescheduling; GM’s foreword; View from the Chair;
The latest version of Orienteering NZ Coronavirus (COVID-19) Club Guidelines will be available at: https://www.orienteering.org.nz/covid-19/ These guidelines super-cede the guidelines issued on 17/03/2020, and are based on advisories issued by the Ministry of Health, as well as advice from Medical professionals associated with orienteering, and looking at the practices adopted by other sports in NZ. […]
Cancellation of JWOC / WUOC trials this weekend We are sorry for the very short notice for this but the trials for the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) / World University Championships (WUOC) this weekend are now cancelled. The primary concern is the number of people who would be travelling to and from Auckland by air at […]
As advised previously, Orienteering New Zealand (ONZ) has been monitoring the situation around COVID-19 closely, and following the advice provided by the Ministry of Health.
It is with regret that we let you know that Orienteering Wellington and Orienteering New Zealand have come to the joint decision to postpone the NZ Orienteering Championships 2020. We believe that this is in the best interest of our orienteering community at this time.
The Final Bulletin for the Trials weekend is here Final Bulletin Trials 21+22 March 2020 The Start Times for both days are here Trials Start Times March 2020
Over the last week the spread of coronavirus around the world has led to the cancellation or postponement of many sporting events. The International Orienteering Federation has just released a statement on the current and possible future impact on orienteering events. The full IOF statement is here (https://orienteering.sport/coronavirus-covid-19-update-from-the-iof/). With regard to the major international events […]
Entries are open for the NZ Orienteering Championships 2020 (‘Nationals’) hosted by Orienteering Wellington 10-13 April 2020. Entries are open; trophies return requested; and AGM date confirmed.
After the sprints of January there has been somewhat of a lull throughout February although weekly club events have started up around the country. From a HP perspective the main happening has been a training camp held in Nelson/Nelson Lakes, reported on below. But as we move into March and the serious business of trials, […]
In this issue: View from the Chair; Club Spotlight – Hawkes Bay Orienteering; Vote 2020 – A call for ONZ Council Nominations; High Performance News; Mapping Update; Large events that are rapidly looming
The World Schools Championship Orienteering 2021 is scheduled to be held in Belgrade, Serbia. ONZ will select a school in each grade (M1, W1, M2, W2) to compete in the school teams category.
This year, two teams of equal ability will be selected to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2020 Australian Schools Championships.
The second round of the National O League incorporating the principal trials for JWOC2020 and WUOC2020 will be held on 21 and 22 March hosted by NWOC. Saturday 21 March: middle distance – Turkey Ridge North, planner Renee Beveridge, controller Geoff Mead Sunday 22 March: long distance – Hedley Dunes Extension, planner Cameron Tier, controller […]
The MTBO selection panel invites riders wishing to represent NZ at the 2020 MTBO World Championships and Junior World Championships, to apply for selection by 31 March 2020.