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News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 4
New Zealand WOC team ready to roll
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 10 Jul 2023

With the arrival this afternoon of Kaia Joergensen, straight from JWOC, the New Zealand WOC team is now complete and in residence in the Athlete’s Village in Rocksresort at Laax. The majority of the team have now been in Switzerland for at least 2 weeks, and with hard training behind them it is now time […]

NZL Men and Women in top 10 in JWOC relay
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 09 Jul 2023

Almost certainly for the first time, both the top NZL men’s and women’s teams have finished in the official top 10 in the JWOC relay. This consists of one team per country. For the men, Felix Hunt gave New Zealand a steady start, handing over to Ryan Moore who had the team in 22nd place […]

Zefa on the podium at JWOC Long
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 08 Jul 2023

Zefa Fa’avae has produced the best result New Zealand has ever had in a JWOC long distance with an amazing 5th place in today’s race in Romania. Zefa was within about 40s of bronze. His run follows the disappointment of the sprint relay dsq, which was so nearly another podium finish to go with Penelope […]

Penelope and Nathan the NZ standouts in JWOC sprint
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 04 Jul 2023

Penelope Salmon and Nathan Borton were the top Kiwi performers in the JWOC sprint held overnight in Romania. Pride of place went to Penelope, who became only the third New Zealand women to make a JWOC podium, finishing in 6th place. This was the same as Angela Simpson achieved in the 2011 sprint in Poland, […]

Summer orienteering camps
By Christo Peters - Sat 01 Jul 2023

At the end of the year our juniors head off to camps for an immersive orienteering experience, bringing together our young from around NZ to make young people’s involvement in the sport  fun and engaging. These camps are designed to challenge, but also support our young athletes, as they grow their  skills. All camps will have several […]

Meet our JWOC Team | Athlete profiles
By Christo Peters - Sat 01 Jul 2023

With the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) a day away, we felt it was time to learn a little more about our team. JWOC is an U21 event and we have a full team of 6 Men and 6 Women who are currently Baia Mare, Romania ready to compete. This year’s team are being coached by Kieran Woods and managed by […]

Nurturing landowner relationships workshop
By Christo Peters - Sat 01 Jul 2023

We’re intending to run a workshop for interested clubs and members in the coming months with a topic about Nurturing Landowner Relationships. A strategic priority in the ONZ business plan identifies relationships and partnerships as important to support the long term health and success of orienteering in NZ. ONZ sees this as an area that deserves […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
Compass Point – June 2023
By Christo Peters - Fri 30 Jun 2023

Read more at: https://mailchi.mp/orienteering.org.nz/compass-point-june-2023 M e m b e r n e w s & v i e w s | J U N E 2 0 2 3 U p d a t eNotes from the GMView from the Chair E v e n t R e vi e w2023 Hillary Challenge Finalists E […]

ONZ High Performance News #102 – June 2023
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 30 Jun 2023

In general, June heralds the start of the major European events that New Zealand sends full representative teams to. The first of these, as a precursor to JWOC, was the European Youth Champs, an event which is increasingly being used to build-up to the subsequent M/W20 World Championships. Just over the horizon is also WOC […]

Oceania Sprint Championships 2024 – Bulletin 1 and Embargoed Areas
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 24 Jun 2023

The Oceania Sprint Championships will take place between 26 January and 6 February, with events in both New Plymouth and Auckland. As well as the first ever Oceania KO Sprint Championships, the Oceania Sprint Championships, and the Oceania Sprint relay Championships, there will two multi-sprint series: Lonely Mountain Sprints in Taranaki, and Triple Crown Sprints […]

2023 Southern Cross Team Announcement
By Christo Peters - Thu 15 Jun 2023

The Orienteering New Zealand (ONZ) Junior Selection Panel is pleased to announce the 2023 Southern Cross Teams and reserves. ONZ would like to make it very clear that all athletes are expected to travel with the group and not book separate flights. Flights for the trip were booked months ago to secure good rates and […]

2023 NZ MTBO Team named for ANZ Challenge
By Christo Peters - Tue 13 Jun 2023

The NZ MTBO Selection Panel has selected the following team to contest the ANZ Challenge at the Australian MTBO champs, Queensland, 9-10 Sept 2023: M21  Patrick Higgins   Tim Farrant  Martin Peat  Jason Brown (R) W21 Rachel Drew  Georgia Whita  M40 Liam Drew Pete Swanson W40  Marquita Gelderman  Tui Hambrook  Cath Copland  Nicola Mitchell (R)  M50 […]

Orienteering to be at AIMS Games from 2024
By Christo Peters - Fri 09 Jun 2023

Today AIMS Games announced that Orienteering and Surfing would be included in the huge sports festival held in Tauranga from next year. AIMS (Association of Intermediate and Middle Schools) Games is commonly referred to as the largest annual school event in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a huge participation event that caters to year 7 […]

Auckland Clubs Clean Sweep at NZSS Regional Challenge
By Michael Croxford - Fri 09 Jun 2023

KB2023 incorporated the New Zealand Secondary Schools Regional Challenge (the Challenge). The grades for school students differ in this competition from those at other school competitions. The M/W14/16/18 grades are replaced with Junior Girls/Boys and Senior Girls/Boys grades; Senior grades are for those 16 and over (as of 31 December 2023), but still at school […]

Pinestars lead Bushrangers 4-0 after Day 1 of KB
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 03 Jun 2023

Following a lengthy sprint at Waikato University the New Zealand Pinestars lead the Australian Bushrangers 4-0 in the Kings Birthday Test Match. In M21E Joseph Lynch and Zefa Fa’avae posted the two fastest times to lead NZL to a win over AUS by just over 4 minutes. Duncan Currie and Paul de Jongh were the […]

Selection Notice – NZ Team named for World Cup Round 2
By Christo Peters - Sat 03 Jun 2023

The following athletes have been selected for the World Cup No. 2 races in Czechia 2nd-6th August Women Laura Robertson Penelope Salmon Briana Steven Men Nathan Borton Joseph Lynch Matt Ogden Tim Roberston Toby Scott

Compass Point – May 2023
By Christo Peters - Fri 02 Jun 2023

Read at: https://mailchi.mp/orienteering.org.nz/compass-point-may-2023 M e m b e r n e w s & v i e w s | M A Y 2 0 2 3 U p d a t eNotes from the GMView from the Chair E v e n t R e vi e wAuckland Secondary School RogaineSt Teresa school training […]

South Island Secondary Schools O Champs
By Christo Peters - Fri 02 Jun 2023

The South Island Secondary School Orienteering Champs (SISSOC) for 2023 promises to give a beautiful, if brief, visit to a few of Nelson’s iconic locations during the second weekend of the upcoming school holidays, with great map-contact during the races an absolute requirement. Saturday 8 JulySaturday is going to be busy, starting at ever changing […]

2023 NZ MTBO champs
By Christo Peters - Fri 02 Jun 2023

The 2023 NZ MTBO champs had their genesis back in 2019 when Environment Canterbury suggested that we map “The Willows”, part of the Waimakariri River Regional Park, where a new MTB track had been built.  The new area was west of and adjacent to the well-used McLeans Island MTBO map, first mapped in 2008.  Alister […]

Inaugural junior camp | Big little stories for our 50th
By Christo Peters - Fri 02 Jun 2023

Memories from junior camp can stay with you forever… Skills that last the distanceWhat do you remember learning as a 14 year old?   Adolescent brains have a heap going on, their brains are morphing as fast as the rest of the body is changing. At the same time, teens are marvellously curious with an inherent drive […]

ONZ High Performance News #101 – May 2023
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 01 Jun 2023

Following the naming of WOC and JWOC teams after the trials in late March and at Easter, May has seen a relative scarcity of events on both the domestic and wider scenes. Consequently, this issue is perhaps a little brief, but with WOC and JWOC little more than a month away, it does detail some […]

2023 New Zealand Secondary School Orienteering Champs
By Michael Croxford - Tue 30 May 2023

Marlborough Orienteering Club is stoked to invite students from Mangonui in the Far North to Invercargill in Southland to compete in the upcoming New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships in Marlborough, from Thursday 13 July until Saturday 15 July 2023. This will also be the final three events of the Te Tau Ihu NavSport Festival […]

New Zealand Pinestars team selected for Kings Birthday
By Christo Peters - Sun 28 May 2023

The following athletes have been selected for the NZ Pinestars team to race against the Australian Bushrangers at the King’s Birthday event 3rd-5th June in the Counties Manukau region: W20E – Rachel Baker, Katherine Babbington, Zara Stewart M20E – Nathan Borton, Riley Croxford, Callum Wishart,  Felix Hunt (S, M only), Fergus O’Neill (S, M only), Daniel Wood […]

Looking for this year’s Junior Camp Manager & Lead Coach
By Christo Peters - Sat 27 May 2023

The 2023 Junior Camp (Year 9-13) is being hosted by the Peninsula and Plains Orienteering Club (PAPO) and is taking place in Canterbury between Thu 14th and Wed 20th December. Orienteering New Zealand would like to invite applications for the Junior Camp Manager and Lead Coach positions. These positions are voluntary in nature, although position holders will be […]

Looking for one more coach for our Southern Cross team!
By Christo Peters - Fri 19 May 2023

ONZ intends to send two national secondary school teams to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy held as part of the Australian Orienteering Festival. With up to forty athletes taking part in two teams, we intend to have three coaches and two managers to oversee the coaching and logistics of these teams. ONZ has just appointed two coaches […]

Selection Notice – Be part of the NZ MTBO Team competing for the ANZ Challenge
By Pete Swanson - Thu 18 May 2023

New Zealand has been invited to take on Australia in an ANZ challenge competition at the Australian MTBO champs, Queensland, 9-10 Sept 2023. We seek riders who wish to be selected for the New Zealand MTBO Team. To be considered for selection please notify the MTBO Selection Panel before 2nd June 2023 via Josie Boland, josie.boland@xtra.co.nz. […]

2023 South Island Secondary School Orienteering Champs
By Joolz - Wed 10 May 2023

Students from schools all over the South Island ranging from Takaka to Invergargill, and Christchurch to Westport are invited to compete in the SISS Orienteering Championships in Nelson, the weekend of 8 & 9 July 2023.  In addition to establishing the South Island 2023 orienteering champions, SISS is part of secondary schools’ Te Tau Ihu NavSport Festival 2023, incorporating the […]

ONZ Compass Ppint
Compass Point – April 2023
By Christo Peters - Thu 04 May 2023

Member news & views | APRIL 2023 UpdateNotes from the GMView from the Chair Event ReviewUS JWOC trialsEaster 4 daysKiwis podium in UK JK2022 Southern Cross challenge Coming eventsKing’s Birthday & Tūāraki-Northern Regional ChampionshipsUniversity of Canterbury Orienteering Club’s UltralongHigh performanceHP news Sport2022 Orienteering New Zealand Award RecipientsEYOC, JWOC, and WOC Teams NamedIn memorium MTBOAlexandra MTBO […]

Penelope & Briana in USA JWOC Trials
By Christo Peters - Wed 03 May 2023

Penelope Salmon & Briana Steven travelled to the USA JWOC trials to test themselves at an official pre-JWOC event that is used to help finalise the US Team going to JWOC. The event host was the United States Military Academy Orienteering Club, and they ran in 3 venues: Middle: Lake Popolopen, the Sprint: Camp Buckner, these […]

Easter 4 days
By Christo Peters - Wed 03 May 2023

Our Easter 4-Day Orienteering event in Waitārere is over—but what a great time we had on challenging, technical courses, under a golden sun and blue skies! Red Kiwis’ Good Friday sprint around two Palmerston North schools offered some excellent route choices on running legs. Orienteering Hutt Valley’s ‘Watchtower’ event was on a complex map with […]

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