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News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 5
Event review  | World adventure racing champs 2022
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Nov 2022

We had a quick catch-up with Nathan Fa’avae after the NZ team’s epic winning race in the world adventure racing champs in Paraguay. It was a hard win but Chris Forne’s night navigation was the clincher and pulled them into front position.   Overall the biggest highlight from the ARWC race was ? When I look back […]

Event review  | Tūāraki Regional Champs
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Nov 2022

North West Club was the host Club for Tūāraki Northern Regional & Auckland Champs 2022 over Labour Weekend. And what a weekend it was – after weeks of planning and preparation, beautiful spring weather was the icing on the cake and set the backdrop for 3 intense days of orienteering.Woodhill Forest affords a variety of terrain […]

Orienteering Wairarapa celebrates 40 years
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Nov 2022

Orienteering Wairarapa have created a massive comprehensive club feature as a celebration of 40 years for their club. To lead into the document we have pulled out a few club details, but our few questions for each club were considered too ‘mundane’ for them. The competition is now on for the most comprehensive club profile, and Orienteering Wairarapa have […]

Swiss coach involved in NZ high-performance
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Nov 2022

Florian represented the Swiss National Elite Orienteering Team and he is a member of the Norwegian association “IL Tyrving” in Oslo. He has won three medals (gold, silver and bronze) during his years competing at JWOC – the Bronze in the Middle in 2012 at the same time as when Matt Ogden won a Gold. Florian Schneider, […]

JWOC  |  Pre-forest events
By Christo Peters - Wed 02 Nov 2022

The team of Zefa Fa’avae and Kaia Joergensen with NZ team leader Jenni Adams have been training each day for the last few days in Portugal. Jenni says ” it has been nice running at a pleasant temperature compared to July. It’s a good temperature, quite mild, [and] hasn’t been rainy until a bit today. Most […]

HP News #94 – October 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 01 Nov 2022

Although October has been relatively quiet on the competitive front, at least between the final round of the World Cup at the beginning of the month and Labour Weekend, it has seen quite a bit of behind-the-scenes activity. There was a long HP Zoom meeting involving 30-40 people at which Florian Schneider talked through his […]

NZ MTBO champs embargo update
By Joolz - Tue 01 Nov 2022

Following the recent confirmation of the Sprint event location as part of the NZ MTBO Champs, an updated embargo notice is now issued. The following embargo conditions apply to venues being used for the NZ Champs: Cougar Park (Long Distance Champs) – the main riding area at Cougar Park is embargoed from 14/07/2022 and may not […]

Year 5-8 Junior Camp
By Joolz - Fri 21 Oct 2022

Orienteers in school year 5-8 are invited to a training camp in Rotorua, 17th – 20th December 2022. Cost for accommodation, food and maps $250 Travel to Rotorua is extra, and some activities may have an additional cost – these will be optional and costs will be advised to participants closer to the camp. Closing date for […]

NOL and NSL sport class – 2022/23
By Joolz - Fri 21 Oct 2022

A new re-jig of the National Orienteering League (NOL) and National Sprint League (NSL) points system is about to ramp-up in energy into a sports class leader table. Malcolm has a table attached with current scaling right now, based on past performance, but a new NOL and NSL season will start this weekend at the […]

2023 Oceania ANZ Challenge Selection Availability Notice
ANZ Challenge – Selection Availability Announcement
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Fri 21 Oct 2022

Selection Announcement – Availability ANZ Challenge (Oceania Championships) Tasmania, 6 – 12 January 2023 Saturday 7 January Oceania Sprint Championships Monday 9 January Oceania Long Championships Wednesday 11 January Oceania Middle Championships Thursday 12 January Oceania Relay Championships Australia New Zealand Challenge. For 2023, New Zealand will challenge Australia in the 4 Oceania Championships races, in […]

Considerably reduced Junior Camp Lead Coach Role still needs filling
By Christo Peters - Tue 18 Oct 2022

We are still looking to fill the position of Lead Coach for the Junior Camp. However, we have significantly reduced the scope of this role.  Thankfully, JWOC and former Junior Camp Lead Coach Briana Stevens has offered to help set the training activities, a key task for the Lead Coach. We are also close to […]

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Interested in being a Junior Camp Coach but are not attending the U23 Camp?
By Christo Peters - Tue 18 Oct 2022

Traditionally coaches for the Junior Camp have been attendees at the U23 Camp held in the same region in the week prior. This has worked well in the past and ONZ has paid up to $200 per coach as a contribution towards their airfares as well as a $150 Koha for coaching for the week.   […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
Compass Point – September 2022
By Christo Peters - Tue 04 Oct 2022

Member news & views   |   SEPTEMBER   2022Update  Notes from the GM View from the Chair Sport     Junior Camp Update – we urgently need a Camp Manager and Lead Coach U23 Entries close 14th October Non binary inclusion  Chat with Toby Scott High Performance update ONZ High Performance Hui World Schools Selection process update Event    reports   WUOC/ FISU MTB  orienteering   NZMTBO […]

Tim Robertson finishes 10th overall in WC
By Malcolm Ingham - Tue 04 Oct 2022

Tim Robertson has finished in an excellent 10th place overall after the final round of the 2022 IOF World Cup in Switzerland. With finishes of 36th in the middle distance and 45th in the long, Tim added another 5 points to the 160 he gained from his sprint performances in Round 1. Overall winner was […]

Dates | President’s and club forums
By Christo Peters - Mon 03 Oct 2022

Council have decided to push back the dates of both the President and Club Forums to the following:  Presidents forum – will now be hosted on Wednesday 12th October (this was originally the date for the Club Forum). Club forum – will now be hosted on Thursday 24th November We are aware that a number […]

Event review  | FISU WUCO 2022
By Christo Peters - Mon 03 Oct 2022

Race analysis from the FISU WUOC events: Ronan Lee | Sprint event  – Biel / Bienne- Wednesday 17 August  Map: Biel-Bienne, 1:4’000, 2m The World University Orienteering Championships kicked off on 17th August with the Sprint event around the town Biel/Bienne, a short funicular ride from the team base in Magglingen. For many of the athletes this […]

Postponed – ONZ HP Hui over Labour Weekend
By Christo Peters - Mon 03 Oct 2022

The scheduling of this will be revisited in the next month with an eye to rescheduling in late 2022/early 2023. As part of the feedback processes outlined in both our High-Performance and Annual Business Plans, ONZ will be engaging with athletes and coaches to hear about what is working, any challenges, and what things could look […]

Looking for Junior Camp Manager & Lead Coach
By Christo Peters - Mon 03 Oct 2022

The 2022 Junior Camp (Year 9-13) is taking part at Houghton’s Bush Camp in Muriwai this year and we have had 71 registrations. The camp will take place between Wed 14th and Mon 19th December and will be hosted by North West Orienteering Club. Orienteering New Zealand would like to invite applications for the following voluntary positions: […]

HP News #93 – September 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Sun 02 Oct 2022

September tends to be the quiet month as the IOF season holds its breath waiting for the final round of the World Cup and the main interest in New Zealand, for those going, is the Australian Carnival. Although there has been a very thin NZL representation in the 21E classes, special mention must go to […]

Chat with Toby Scott
By Joolz - Sat 01 Oct 2022

1. You have been in Europe for a while now, what are you doing and where are you based? What club do you train with?I have been living in Germany for almost 10 years. I am based in a small town close to Frankfurt and work for a small company making electronic instruments for the […]

World Cup Round 3 this weekend
By Malcolm Ingham - Thu 29 Sep 2022

The final round of the IOF World Cup takes place at Davos Klosters in Switzerland this weekend. NZL will be represented by Tim Robertson and Toby Scott. Although they may manage to co-opt a third runner for Saturday’s relay, as an unofficial team, their real focus will be on the Middle distance on Sunday and […]

Te Tau Ihu NavSport Festival 2023
Feast of Navigation based School Sports in July 2023 across the top of the South Island
By Michael Croxford - Thu 29 Sep 2022

Te Tau Ihu NavSport Festival 2023 – Nelson / Marlborough 8-15 July 2023

Nelson OC, Marlborough OC and the NZ Rogaining Association are hosting three navigation based events for School A

Southern Cross Challenge points explained
By Joolz - Tue 27 Sep 2022

It is not an extraordinarily difficult scoring system, but it certainly adds a lot of excitement to the trans-tasman challenge.  Each year, a new generation of orienteers emerge, and their energy is infectious.  How the Southern Cross points system works: We add up the top three times for each team. The fastest time gets 9 […]

Can NZ’s top orienteers retain top spot in 18th Adventure Racing World championships?
By Joolz - Wed 14 Sep 2022

You would think the two top ranked Adventure racing teams in the world, who were 1st and 2nd last year, would be clear favourites for this year’s Adventure Racing World Champs (ARWC), but in the last two years the world’s top team from New Zealand was not able to compete. After two years of pandemic, […]

Junior Camp sign-ups due Sept 30!
By Christo Peters - Mon 12 Sep 2022

Junior Camp will take place in the Auckland Region. Accommodation for the camp will be at Houghton’s Bush Camp in Muriwai: Junior Camp |  Wednesday 14 – Monday 19 December 2022 Logistically this year’s junior camp will be particularly challenging given limited numbers able to attend. We are looking at possible ways to get around this including allowing […]

NZ MTBO Champs
NZ MTBO Champs – Rotorua – 19-20 Nov 2022 – ENTER NOW TO WIN
By Christo Peters - Mon 12 Sep 2022

Orienteering BOP is hosting the NZ MTB Orienteering Champs in November this year.  The champs will consist of three quality, fun and social mountain bike orienteering events spread around Bay of Plenty: Middle (Onepu, Kawerau); Sprint (Puarenga, Rotorua); Long (Cougar Park, Tokoroa).  There will be championship and recreational grades suitable for all ages and abilities, […]

ONZ 2022 Under 23 HP Camp
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 07 Sep 2022

The Under 23 HP Camp is aimed at athletes in the 17-23 age range who have serious ambition to represent New Zealand on the international stage (e.g. JWOC, WUOC, WOC) over the next few years. It is designed to help prepare athletes physically, technically and psychologically and involves both physical and technical training as well […]

Australian Junior Development Camp
By Malcolm Ingham - Wed 07 Sep 2022

The Australian Junior Development Camp will take place in Launceston, Tasmania from 3-5 January 2023. This is just before the start of the 2023 Oceania Championships. New Zealand athletes would definitely be welcome to attend, however OA doesn’t provide direct supervision for athletes, that is organised by the states. That means juniors would need to […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
Compass Point – August 2022
By Christo Peters - Sat 03 Sep 2022

Member news & views | AUGUST 2022 Update Notes from the GM View from the Chair Sport Orienteering be included at 2026 Commonwealth Games? Permanent courses around the country Upping the game – from here to where for high performance Junior Camp venues and dates announced – we are looking for a Camp Manager and […]

2022 Australian Relay Champs - NZ Teams Coordination
2022 Australian Relay Champs – announcement for NZ participants
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Fri 02 Sep 2022

Jean Cory-Wright is coordinating relay teams for the Australian relay champs on Sun 2nd Oct 2022 (not the NZ schools teams). Please read and fill out the google form using the button below by Wednesday 7th Sept 2022. About the event: The Australian Orienteering Carnival 2022 is a week-long orienteering and holiday experience in the heart of […]

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