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News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 4
2022 embargo mtbo champs locations
Embargo notice: NZ MTBO Champs 19 & 20 November 2022
By Joolz - Thu 14 Jul 2022

Orienteering Bay of Plenty are hosting the NZ MTBO Champs in and around Rotorua on the 19th and 20th November 2022. The following embargo notices apply for the Middle and Long Distance events: Cougar Park, Tokoroa (Long Distance Champs) – the main riding area at Cougar Park is embargoed from 14/07/2022 until 21/11/2022 and may not be visited […]

The Good Sport Award
By Joolz - Wed 13 Jul 2022

Alongside the contract to film the New Zealand Secondary School Orienteering Championships, ONZ is happy to announce that Caltex will be providing a ‘Good Sport Award’. We encourage all parents, participants, coaches and managers to submit nominations. The Good Sport Award is to recognise a coaches, managers, students, or teachers who goes above and beyond. […]

JWOC 2022 athlete profiles
By Joolz - Sun 10 Jul 2022

We are about to start JWOC, and due to lack of access to forest the event aligns with WOC as it looks to be a sprint only event. Good luck! Here are the full athlete profiles: Katherine Babington Occupation: Full time procrastinator A bit about you: Apart from orienteering, I also have played football for […]

Sprint relay event added to JWOC2022
By Joolz - Sun 10 Jul 2022

The IOF Council has unanimously decided to add to a Sprint Relay as an official Medal Race at the Junior World Orienteering Championships 2022.  All in all, there will be 3 sprint events for JWOC this week until it is determined if the athletes can go into forest areas.  The new event will be organised […]

Will there be 2023 World Schools Championship selection at the 2022 NZSS Orienteering Champs?
By Christo Peters - Sat 09 Jul 2022

At the moment ONZ has no information about the scheduling of the World Schools Orienteering Championships. We expect that the event should have be scheduled for 2023 but neither the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) or the International School Sport Federation (ISF) have any information on their websites and we are waiting on any further information […]

HP News #90: June 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 06 Jul 2022

I hope everyone enjoyed watching WOC. The TV coverage was amazing and the view given was probably better than that seen on the ground. As we now turn to JWOC in less than a weeks time, I have confined myself to a general overview. However, QB2022 is not forgotten and there is a brief report […]

Riding the Orient Express
By Joolz - Tue 05 Jul 2022

Report from Martin Peat in Czechia: A fast and furious start to the mass-start race at Orient Express MTBO kicked off three loops spread over three maps – essentially a one man relay. All the chaos and excitement of a typical relay start but adding speeds of up to 40kph to the mix.  Forest temperatures […]

2023 Oceania Orienteering Championships Carnival
By Christo Peters - Mon 04 Jul 2022

To visit the Oceania 2023 Website, click here.

Entry for NZSS Champs – due 6 July!
By Christo Peters - Mon 04 Jul 2022

For those who have had challenges finding the link to enter the NZSS Champs, please use this link to enter:  https://entero.co.nz/entero.php?eventName=nzssoc2022 A full list of those entered can be found here: https://entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=nzssoc2022&ac

Orient Express MTBO Czechia
By Joolz - Mon 04 Jul 2022

Martin Peat has arrived in Europe, and after few travel mishaps he is on his bike riding. Martin reports that racing in Europe got off to a rough start in Czechia with flight delays, a lost bag (fortunately not the bike!). A set of riding kit in my carry-on will do for the week and […]

Compass Point – June 2022
Compass Point – June 2022
By Christo Peters - Sat 02 Jul 2022

Member news & views   |   JUNE 2022 Update  Foreword from the GM View from the Chair Sport  NZL British Sprint Champs victories Southern Cross Teams named High Performance update Sports People  WOC Athlete profiles Event Reviews  WOC 2022 Pokapū Regional Championships NSL results after Matariki-O Greig Hamilton on the Berkley Marathon   Coming Events  Entries are about to close for 4 major […]

Pokapū Regional Championships Event Summary
By Christo Peters - Sat 02 Jul 2022

Piret Klade proved why she deserves the title Queen-of-O in the Hawkes Bay Club after winning W21E grade in all three disciplines (Sprint, Middle and Long distances) at the Pokapu (Central) Champs, held over Matariki weekend. 150 from all over NZ attended this inaugural holiday weekend of competition. The 3-days of events started with a […]

New Zealand Team Arrives at the European Youth Orienteering Championships
By Joolz - Sat 02 Jul 2022

The eight strong New Zealand team for EYOC have assembled in Salgótarján in Hungary – and their first reaction – it’s hot! At nearly 40°, it’s going to be a challenge for the New Zealanders, having just left winter in New Zealand, but they’re up for it, and raring to go! The competition starts on […]

WOC Report #6: Highs and lows at the sprint
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 01 Jul 2022

The WOC sprint held in Vejle really was a series of highs and lows for NZL. The morning qualification saw Tim in his, now, usual place up near the top of his qualifying group. Joseph continues what has been a really good first WOC by comfortable qualifying despite a few minor errors. Sadly, Gene made […]

Record number of NZ athletes competing at WOC
By Joolz - Fri 01 Jul 2022

In Vijle, Denmark Tim Robertson, Joseph Lynch, Tommy Hayes, Penelope Salmon and Laura Robertson were New Zealand’s largest representation ever in a World Orienteering Championship sprint final. Route choices have only seconds in difference, so speed and navigation are neck to neck in this world class competition. Tim and Penelope ran through to second place […]

5 NZ athletes in WOC Sprint Final
By Joolz - Fri 01 Jul 2022

In relation to New Zealand sport this is like Japan challenging South Africa in a rugby final. IOF LIVE commentator Jonas Merz mentions Tim Robertson as a favourite in the men’s individual sprint competition. Tim is in amazing form and his world ranking is phenomenal for New Zealand Sport. Exciting news from Vijle in Denmark […]

Final team debut
By Joolz - Thu 30 Jun 2022

Great to see all the team finally all together at last with Laura joining for the sprint qual! Wishing you all lots of luck and energy, but especially Lizzie after knocking off Covid And a big welcome to Laura Robertson Send your welcome to the final NZ WOC team member. The bar has been raised […]

WOC Report #5: Agony and ecstasy at the KO Sprint
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 29 Jun 2022

A long day with many ups and downs ended with Tim, having led for much of the race, taking 4th place in the Men’s KO Final as Matthias Kyburz became the first ever World KO Sprint Champion. In a final which, like both the quarter-finals and semi-finals, had no forking, Tim had the courage to […]

WOC Report #4: Ready for a Knock-out
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 28 Jun 2022

After what for most has been a rest day we are now primed and ready for Tuesday’s first ever WOC Knock-out Sprint in Fredericia. No news yet on Laura, but Lizzie was the only one to do some gentle sprint training today as she travelled in pouring rain to Haderslev to do her first post-Covid […]

WOC Report #3: Disappointment at sprint relay
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 27 Jun 2022

After all the preparation Team NZL suffered more bad luck in Sunday’s WOC sprint relay being disqualified for a mis-punch on the first leg. Amid the disappointment it is worth noting that the without this the team would have placed 12th, equaling the previous best performance at a WOC sprint relay. Add in the absence […]

NOL Final Results (and brief WOC update)
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 26 Jun 2022

Despite the slight distraction of the first WOC race this evening in Denmark, here are the final leading positions in the NOL following Sunday’s middle distance at Matariki-O. The relatively small field, given the absence of many of the top athletes at WOC, and some having departed, or being in the throes of departure for […]

WOC update
By Joolz - Sun 26 Jun 2022

Even with a few travel hiccups, Orienteering NZ High Performance Leader Malcolm Ingham says this is the “strongest WOC team NZL has yet assembled” 🇳🇿 Follow the NZ World Orienteering Championship team in Kolding, Denmark. The action starts tonight in Denmark, but our early bird NZST viewing times are a day later – see below: […]

NZSS Champs entries close 6th July
By Christo Peters - Sat 25 Jun 2022

A reminder that entries for the NZ Secondary School Orienteering Championships close on Wednesday 6th July. This is eight days earlier that originally advertised. Entries can be made through enterO. Counties Manukau Orienteering Club (CMOC) is looking forward to welcoming competitors and supporters to the beautiful Auckland region this July for the New Zealand Secondary Schools […]

WOC Report #2: Accreditation and sprint relay selection
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 25 Jun 2022

With the late night Thursday arrival of Tim, Anna and John at their accommodation some 10 minutes drive from Norup, the New Zealand team for WOC is now fully assembled. Even with the absence of Laura, still stranded in the UK still waiting for her residency to come through, without which she cannot leave the […]

WOC Report #1: NZL settle in as Covid strikes
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 23 Jun 2022

After what has thus far been a long but promising build-up to the first ever sprint-only WOC, with less than a week to go Covid has reared its ugly head. After running at Jukola in Finland at the weekend, and feeling a ticklish throat on Monday, Lizzie tested positive on Tuesday morning. While her symptoms […]

Southern Cross Teams Announced
By Christo Peters - Sat 18 Jun 2022

Orienteering New Zealand is proud to announce the 2022 Southern Cross Schools Teams that will compete in the Australian Schools Championships between 26th and 28th September. The team includes seven members of the New Zealand (U21) Team who will be competing at the Junior World Championships in Portugal next month. The team will be managed […]

Strong Kiwi performances at British Sprint Champs
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 13 Jun 2022

The 6 Kiwis at the British Sprint Champs have continued their build up to WOC with strong performances in an individual race slightly marred by an organizational hiccup. After all 6 out of Tim Robertson, Tommy Hayes, Joseph Lynch, Lizzie Ingham, Laura Robertson and Penelope Salmon had comfortably qualified for the afternoon A Finals, as […]

Close tussles in NOL as Matariki draws near
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 12 Jun 2022

Following 3 days of Queen’s Birthday it is unfortunately apparent that the outcomes of the 21E classes in the National Orienteering League, with 8 out of 13 races to count, are likely to be affected by the clash of the final round at Matariki Weekend with WOC in Denmark. Nevertheless there are some close races […]

NZL win British Sprint Relay Champs
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 12 Jun 2022

A New Zealand team of Lizzie Ingham, Joseph Lynch, Tommy Hayes and Penelope Salmon has won the British Sprint Relay Championships in Leeds overnight. Although running against club based teams this is a solid build-up for WOC, with the second placed team FVO containing 3 British internationals. One concern however is that Lizzie, after arriving […]

NZ Secondary Schools Rogaine Champs 2022
NZSS Rogaine Champs 2022 – Entries Open to all Secondary Students, Years 7&8, and Public
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Thu 09 Jun 2022

The official 2022 New Zealand Secondary School Rogaine Championships will take place at Mangamingi, Taranaki on Saturday 16 July 2022. Entries close Friday 1 July 2022. Mangamingi, Taranaki is inland from Eltham, approximately an hour out of New Plymouth. The event is open to: All secondary school students (with 3 or 6 hour foot Rogaine […]

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