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News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 4
NZ MTBOers shine at World Masters
By Pete Swanson (ONZ Chair) - Tue 12 Oct 2021

UK based kiwi Mountain Bike Orienteering competitors (MTBOers), Rachel and Liam Drew, have had some outstanding results at the World Masters MTBO Champs 2021 just held in Abrantes, Portugal. Rachel achieved a clean sweep in the W45 class, taking out 1st place across the Long, Middle, Sprint and Mass start events. This also gave Rachel the […]

IOF invites applications for CEO and Secretary General positions
By Christo Peters - Wed 06 Oct 2021

IOF Secretary General/Chief Executive Officer Tom Hollowell, will retire from the position. In the first round of applications which ended July 31, no qualified candidates were identified. Over the past years the operations of the IOF have grown and the IOF Council has therefore decided to strengthen the management by reformulating and dividing the Secretary […]

HP News #81 – September 2021
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 04 Oct 2021

With lockdowns continuing to varying degrees around the country September has been another difficult month. With doubt now on not only the Oceania Championships but also the Northern Championships it has been difficult to keep motivation up, especially for those stuck in Level 3.  Nevertheless, the world goes on around us and planning continues on […]

U23 Camp update
By Christo Peters - Fri 01 Oct 2021

As no closing date for applications for the Under 23 HP camp was included in the original notice, these will be accepted until Friday 15 October. The camp will be based in Palmerston North from 8-14 December.  The weekend of 11-12 December will be dedicated to sprint training and, in line with the recently announced […]

Orienteering Flag
Compass Point – September 2021
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Thu 30 Sep 2021

Member news & views | SEPTEMBER 2021 Update Note from the GM View from the Chair Sport Increased ONZ Focus on Sprint Orienteering High Performance update – World Cup round 2, Sweden Understanding our membership Club forum Updated ONZ guidelines for club events at level 2 Sports People Interview with ONZ Chair Peter Swanson Events […]

Sprint Orienteering
Increased ONZ Focus on Sprint Orienteering
By Christo Peters - Thu 30 Sep 2021

Quite apart from the fact that no New Zealand based orienteers have had the chance for any international representation for the last 2 years, the Covid-induced pause has also brought more starkly into focus the split of the World Championships (WOC) into separate sprint and forest events in alternate years. As a result, ONZ has been […]

World Cup Round 3 starts Thursday
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 29 Sep 2021

The final round of the IOF World Cup for 2022 in Cansiglio in Italy starts on Thursday evening New Zealand time. Round 3 consists of a long distance on Thursday, a middle distance on Saturday and a sprint relay on Sunday. As throughout 2022 NZL will be represented by Tim Robertson and Toby Scott. GPS […]

Oceania Orienteering NZ 2022 January
Oceania entries are open!
By Christo Peters - Wed 29 Sep 2021

Hi everyone, We’re excited to open entries for Oceania Champs 2022, and release Bulletin 1 which provides more detail about each of the events. The Nelson, Marlborough, Dunedin and Peninsula and Plains (Christchurch) orienteering clubs have combined forces to plan an awesome week of orienteering for you. Get your entry in and book your summer […]

Interview with ONZ Chairperson Peter Swanson
By Christo Peters - Wed 29 Sep 2021

This month Southland Orienteering Club’s (SOC’s) fantastic little newsletter featured an interview with ONZ’s Chairperson which was well worth sharing.  Thank you to Sally Duston for allowing us to share this great interview.  In the interview Peter shares insights into his involvement in Orienteering as well as ONZ’s structure.  Well worth a read!  Click here […]

Tūāraki North REgional Champs - 23 to 25 October 2021
TŪĀRAKI (NORTHERN) REGIONAL CHAMPS UPDATE – Going ahead at Labour Weekend assuming <=Level 2
By Christo Peters - Sun 26 Sep 2021

Orienteering Bay of Plenty and Taupo Orienteering Club are still planning to run the Tūāraki North Regional Champs at Labour Weekend 2021. The events will go ahead if Auckland and the rest of the Northern region are all in Level 2 or lower at the date of the event. The decision on whether to proceed […]

Updated Level 2 Event Guidelines
By Christo Peters - Sat 25 Sep 2021

ONZ’s Council have approved an updated version of the Guidelines for Clubs running events at level 2. These have been re-written to provide clearer information to help ensure the safety of participants and event organizers. Downloadable copies of both updated ONZ Covid19 documents can be found on our dedicated Covid-19 webpage. We will continue to update […]

Covid-19 Level Two updates
By Christo Peters - Fri 10 Sep 2021

ONZ has reviewed both our alert level advise and our club event level two guidelines in conjunction with the Government Covid-19 Advice and updated Sport New Zealand level 2 advice. Downloadable copies of both updated ONZ Covid19 documents can be found on our dedicated Covid-19 webpage. We will continue to update our alert level information in accordance […]

U23 Camp Registrations now open
By Christo Peters - Sun 05 Sep 2021

The 2021 National U23 Camp is being held in Palmerston North between Wednesday 8th and Tuesday 14th December 2021. This is a high performance camp open to members of the U23 squad and others by application. The camp focuses on technical, physical and mental preparation for competition at international level (e.g. JWOC/WUOC). Demonstrated achievement at […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
Compass Point – August 2021
By Christo Peters - Sun 05 Sep 2021

Member news & views  |  AUGUST 2021 Update Note from the GM  View from the Chair Sport Junior Camp Registrations now open Orienteering and Covid – a brief look at things in the UK High performance update – World Cup Event Two Understanding our membership Club forum New club/school resources launched Do orienteers improve with age? Sports People Interview […]

High Performance News #80 – August 2021
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 02 Sep 2021

With Covid hitting the country orienteering has dropped somewhat off the radar in the last few weeks in New Zealand. Indeed, there is a rapid re-assessment of future events and training camps taking place. However, as well as some on-line activity there has been the second round of the World Cup and Jukola to watch […]

Covid Alert Level Update
By Christo Peters - Thu 02 Sep 2021

ONZ has reviewed our alert level advise in conjunction with the Government Covid-19 Advice, updated Sport New Zealand level 3 advice, and NZ Mountain Safety Council Covid-19 advice. We will continue to update our alert level information in accordance with Government changes to alert level guidelines.

2021 Junior Camp Registrations are now open
By Christo Peters - Tue 31 Aug 2021

Junior Camp entries have now closed. It is extremely unlikely that additional participants will be added to the camp as we received 98 registrations. Should a number of individuals withdraw, new places will be offered based on the order late applications are received. Applications for late entries can be made here. Change of dateThe recent […]

Interview with Yvette Baker
By Christo Peters - Tue 31 Aug 2021

In June ONZ announced the Southern Cross team and staff which we had hoped would be travelling to Australia to compete in the Australian Schools Competition.  For the third year in a row, the team included members of the Baker family.  This year the coaching staff also included one of the Baker family.  For those […]

Embargo Notice – New Zealand Orienteering Champs 2022
By Michael Croxford - Sun 29 Aug 2021

Nelson Orienteering Club are excited to announce the initial embargo notice for the New Zealand Orienteering Champs 2022. The Sprint Distance embargo covers the campuses of Hampden Street School, Nelson College and the Braemar Campus of Nelson Hospital. The Long Distance embargo covers the whole of Canaan Downs but still allows access from the Harwood […]

World Cup Middle another toughie
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 15 Aug 2021

The middle distance race at World Cup Round 2 in Sweden proved to be another race which caused many problems for a lot of competitors. With Tim Robertson opting not to start, Toby Scott was the only Kiwi in the field finishing 90th after another tough day at the office. Joey Hadorn and Daniel Hubmann […]

Southern Cross Experience Final Update
By Christo Peters - Sat 14 Aug 2021

After much discussion and investigation, the decision has been made to not go ahead with the Southern Cross Experience. Timing and logistics were key factors in reaching this conclusion. Orienteering New Zealand would like to thank all those who have put considerable time into trying to make this work – specifically the Wellington, North West, […]

Long long distance for Tim and Toby at WC2 (IOF World Cup 2021)
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 13 Aug 2021

A tough long distance opened the second round of the IOF World Cup at Idrefjäll, Sweden overnight. Passing through challenging hilly terrain at an altitude of 630-880m above sea level. Only one man was under 100 minutes and two women under 90. New Zealand’s two representatives were well down in the field, with Toby Scott […]

Tūāraki (Northern) Regional Championships
By Christo Peters - Sun 08 Aug 2021

Taupo Orienteering Club and Orienteering Bay of Plenty would like to invite orienteers from the Northern Region, and other areas of New Zealand, to come and join us for a weekend of four fun and high quality orienteering events over Labour Weekend 2021. We cannot stress enough that accommodation will be at a premium in […]

2021 NZSS Champs Video Highlights
By Christo Peters - Thu 05 Aug 2021

Highlights from the recent NZSS Champs hosted by Hawkes Bay Orienteering Club. Footage was paid for by Sky Sport through the New Zealand Sports Collective which Orienteering New Zealand is a member of. Thanks to production company Stream Shop Live for this year’s footage and to our wonderful MC Ed Cory-Wright who drove up from […]

High Performance News #79, July 2021
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 03 Aug 2021

WOC2021 proved both exhilarating and frustrating for many in New Zealand. The latter through the inability to send athletes from home shores, the former because of Tim Robertson’s astounding success in winning a bronze in the sprint. Although mentioned below, I’d like to re-iterate here that, having seen the masses of documentation and regulations that […]

ONZ COVID-19 Information