News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 4
Nominations for IOF Athletes Advisory Groups and IOF Athletes Commission due by 1 April
By Christo Peters - Thu 18 Mar 2021

At the IOF General Assembly in 2020, an important change was made to the IOF Statutes opening for the direct representation of 2 Athletes Representatives as voting members on the IOF Council, beginning from the next general assembly in 2022. This direct representation also means that a formal process for the election of athletes representatives […]

NZOC2021
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Thu 11 Mar 2021

The North West Orienteering Club team has preparations for this year’s New Zealand Orienteering Championships (NZOC2021) well underway, for an exciting Easter Weekend of orienteering and renewing friendships in under two weeks from now! Entries have closed, camping information will be emailed out shortly, clubs will be asked for input on their relay teams, and […]

Tim WOC Medal
IOF interview with Tim Robertson – the first Kiwi to win a medal at WOC
By Christo Peters - Wed 03 Mar 2021

IOF World Cup Event Director Per Forsberg interviews Tim Robertson on all things orienteering and the influence of Covid. To hear the interview click here

ONZ Compass Point – February 2021
By Christo Peters - Sun 28 Feb 2021

M e m b e r   n e w s   &   v i e w s   |   F E B R U A R Y   2 0 2 1  U p d a t e Note from the GM View from the Chair S p o r t Wairarapa Orienteers are out of hibernation Get involved, Join […]

The Year Ahead – National Teams in 2021
By Christo Peters - Sun 28 Feb 2021

The decision about sending teams overseas is a complex one.  It is clear that while vaccines are being slowly rolled out around the world, Covid-19 is still prevalent in many countries.  In New Zealand, our government has prioritised three international sporting (Olympics, Paralympics & Rugby World Cup) events with regard to their discretionary managed isolation […]

Wairarapa Orienteers are coming out of hibernation.
By Christo Peters - Sun 28 Feb 2021

Wairarapa Orienteers stalwart Jim Barr describes his club as having been “in recess” for nearly a decade. During this time club members have continued to compete at various events around the country, but the club has not hosted events. On 6th December last year something changed.  The return of former member Brian Teahan, and with […]

Covid Alert Level Change – Sat 27 Feb
By Christo Peters - Sat 27 Feb 2021

As notified by the Prime Minister at 9pm on Saturday 27th February, New Zealand is changing COVID-19 alert levels effective from 6am on Sunday 28th February: Auckland moves into Alert Level 3  The rest of the country moves to Alert Level 2 The Government has indicated that they will review alert levels after seven days. ONZ’s alert […]

NZOC 2021 Update
By Christo Peters - Sat 27 Feb 2021

The North West Orienteering Club (NWOC) team has preparations for New Zealand Orienteering Championships (NZOC) 2021 well underway, to be ready for an exciting Easter Weekend of orienteering and renewing friendships. Online Entries Online entries (www.entero.co.nz) are now open. Standard fee entries close Friday 12 March 2021, a rapidly approaching deadline. Late fee entries close […]

High Performance News # 74 – February 2021
By Malcolm Ingham - Sat 27 Feb 2021

February always seems to me to be the month of the best weather and, for someone like me coming originally from the north of England, generally too warm for really serious orienteering. Nevertheless, it is the month when things (notwithstanding SOW) generally start to kick into action, thoughts start (I hope) to focus on training […]

Knock-Out Sprint – Tuesday 6 April – Entries Open
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 23 Feb 2021

Entries are now open for the Knock-out sprint to be held in Auckland on Easter Tuesday. Enter at entero.co.nz . Entries are limited to 36 men and 36 women and close on 19 March. All competitors will get 3 races – quarter-final, semi-final and final. There will also be a single public race for others.

2021 NZSS Champs – new province, new date
By Christo Peters - Wed 03 Feb 2021

In 2020 Covid-19 challenges made it impossible for Hawkes Bay Orienteering Club to host the New Zealand Secondary School (NZSS) Championships. This was a huge disappointment for the organising committee who had put a phenomenal amount of time into the event only to have to cancel it as New Zealand was going in and out […]

HP News #73 – January 2021
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 31 Jan 2021

Welcome to the 7th year of HP News – not something actually anticipated all those years ago. Hopefully it continues to provide a useful service even, at times like these. Most pertinent this month, at least to me, is the announcement that, thanks to the agreement of Auckland OC, a Knock Out Sprint will be […]

Woodhill terrain NZOC2021
Nationals Update
By Christo Peters - Mon 25 Jan 2021

The North West Orienteering Club (NWOC) team has preparations for New Zealand Orienteering Championships (NZOC) 2021 well underway, to be ready Friday 2 April for the Sprint at Long Bay, on the North Shore of Auckland. Mapping has been completed, most courses are created and in the weeks ahead, the experienced team of setters and […]

Revised ONZ Foot O Rules
By Christo Peters - Tue 05 Jan 2021

Below are the links to the review of the Orienteering New Zealand Foot O rules as well as a document outlining the changes that have been made. The completed document follows a long consultation process which included over 50 submission points. Because some of the changes are significant, ONZ will be accepting additional submissions until […]

Selection Notice – World Orienteering Championships 2021
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 24 Dec 2020

The World Orienteering Championships 2021 is scheduled o be held in Doksky, Czech Republic from 6-9 July 2021, and will consist of an individual sprint, middle and long races, a forest relay and a sprint relay. In the present environment of the Covid-19 pandemic, although New Zealand intends to compete in this event, at this […]

Selection Notice – Junior World Orienteering Championships 2021
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 24 Dec 2020

The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2021 are scheduled to be held in Kocaeli, Turkey from 11-16 July 2021. In the present environment of the Covid-19 pandemic, although New Zealand intends to compete in this event, at this stage participation remains uncertain. However, despite this uncertainty ONZ is continuing with a selection process. All athletes interested […]

Draft Strategic & Business Plan Feedback
By Christo Peters - Wed 23 Dec 2020

Introduction The Strategic Plan takes a long term (4 year) view of the strategic priorities for ONZ and the sport. The plan is underpinned by the interests of clubs and members with an eye on what is best for the sport of orienteering long term. The Council has undertaken this initial draft version using information […]

High Performance News #72 – December 2020
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 23 Dec 2020

As we reach the end of troubled 2020 the main HP focus in December has been the Under 23 High Performance Camp in Nelson. This is reported on below with some additional information on fitness testing at these camps and what it may, or may not indicate. Also, plans for the 2021 NOL, an update […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
ONZ Compass Point – December 2020
By Christo Peters - Wed 23 Dec 2020

M e m b e r   n e w s   &   v i e w s   |   D E C E M B E R   2 0 2 0  U p d a t e Note from the GM View from the Chair   S p o r t    2020 Member survey results Forum response U23 […]

Calling for applications for ONZ Council
By Christo Peters - Tue 22 Dec 2020

ONZ’s constitution necessitates that two Council positions are up for election each year.  This year Jenni Adams (PAPO) and Magnus Bengtsson (WOC) have both finished their three-year term on Council.  Both candidates are eligible to be nominated for a second term should they choose to do so, as are any members wishing to be considered for […]

2020 Member survey results
By Christo Peters - Tue 22 Dec 2020

Thank you to everyone that participated in the member survey in October. We had 234 sign up to the survey, although about one third of these didn’t complete the survey beyond providing their name and contact details – we suspect in order to qualify for the spot prize offered as an incentive to complete the […]

MTB orienteering in Otago
2021 MTB & ANZAC foot orienteering – entries open
By Joolz - Mon 21 Dec 2020

“It will blow your mind!! About 35km of track in just over 1sq km” said Joe Sherriff after finishing a survey of the sprint area. It looks like we have some fine Otago map riding underway for the 17-21 April MTBO champs. After the MTBO, the South Island foot events will give you some more […]

Entries closing 28 Dec Southern O week
Southern O Week – entries closing
By Joolz - Mon 21 Dec 2020

It is less than 12 days to Christmas. So we wish you a very merry time and a relaxing break. In the Christmas rush, don’t forget to plan your summer orienteering. Entries close for the Southern O Week only a few days after Christmas at midnight on the 28 December 2020. There is new information about camping at Ward on […]

Woodhill terrain NZOC2021
NZ champs 2021 – mapping update
By Joolz - Mon 21 Dec 2020

The North West Orienteering Club (NWOC) team has preparations for New Zealand Orienteering Championships (NZOC) 2021 well underway. Mapping is well progressed on all the areas and an experienced team of setters and controllers is in place. Easter 2021 orienteering in Woodhill forest will be on world-class sand dune terrain maps. We maybe biased, but […]

High Performance News #71 – November 2020
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 01 Dec 2020

After the drought, the flood. So it was in November with all 3 regional championships in a space of 4 weeks. There was also some interesting information coming out from IOF regarding the prospects and intentions for WOC/JWOC2021, as well as the positive impact of the WREs held at the ONZ Champs. Also, below, the […]

ONZ COVID-19 Information