News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 5
Orienteering NZ Compass Point
ONZ Compass Point – November 2020
By Christo Peters - Mon 30 Nov 2020

M e m b e r   n e w s   &   v i e w s   |    N O V E M B E R   2 0 2 0  U p d a t e Notes from the GM S p o r t    Is COVID-19 disrupting NZ’s chance to compete at events? Forum […]

Club Forum
ONZ Club Forum – The Future of Orienteering – Thu 26 Nov 2020
By Pete Swanson (ONZ Chair) - Thu 05 Nov 2020

A friendly reminder that our club forum takes place this Thursday at 7:30pm.  Thank you to the 24 attendees that have RSVPed to date.  A reminder that if you still intend to attend, please RSVP by emailing us at [email protected] Our annual Club Forum, usually run face to face as part of the Nationals programme each […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
ONZ Compass Point – October 2020
By Joolz - Sat 31 Oct 2020

Member news & views S p o r t Notes from the GM View from the chair Nationals 2020 New Zealand Secondary School Team named Junior O camp What does a Convenor of Selectors do? Temu Rd quiz answer M a p p i n g Mapping committee Bulletin H i g h P e […]

South head and location for Nationals 2021 event
Nationals 2021
By Joolz - Sat 31 Oct 2020

North West have some preliminary information on the Nationals events for Easter 2021. Three events will take place on South Head, north of Helensville, clustered around Leighton’s Farm, Wilson Road. Friday, 2 April: Sprint, on one of the three embargoed locations on the North Shore. Setter is Renee Beveridge, and controller Geoff Mead. All three remaining […]

Orienteering NZ NZSS Team Named
New Zealand Secondary School Paper team named
By Christo Peters - Sat 31 Oct 2020

Following last weekend’s National Orienteering Championships, the Junior Selection Panel has selected two New Zealand Secondary School Teams.  In a regular year, these teams would take part in the Southern Cross Challenge against Australian state teams.  In naming the team, selectors adhered to the selection criteria agreed with Orienteering Australia by having two teams of […]

secondary school orienteerss
ONZ Junior Camp 2020 attendees update
By Christo Peters - Fri 30 Oct 2020

Here is the most up-to-date list of attendees for this year’s Junior Camp.  With eighty places available, there is a waiting list as we wait for confirmation from a number of attendees.  Invoices and a request for travel details will be sent out as soon shorty (when final places are confirmed).  

Amber - Long
High Performance News #70 – October 2020
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 30 Oct 2020

And so it came to pass….after a 9 month gestation the baby that was the 2020 ONZ Championships was finally born, and what a weekend it was. Even without the trimmings of split times, results boards, social etc. etc, the general feeling seemed to be that everyone was so glad to actually have a major […]

Orienteering NZ Regional Champs – South 2020 Entries Closing
By PAPO - Thu 29 Oct 2020

Entries close on Friday 30 October 2020 for the ONZ Regional Champs – South/Taitonga. Includes: ONZ National Orienteering League Races for elites. The weekend lies on Canterbury Anniversary weekend 14-15 November 2020. Saturday 14 November 2020: Long distance at Acheron, near Lake Lyndon, Canterbury High Country. Sunday 15 November 2020: Middle distance at Kairaki, north of […]

Northern Orienteering Champs 2020
Orienteering NZ Northern Region Champs 7-8 Nov 2020 Entries Closing
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Wed 28 Oct 2020

The Orienteering NZ Northern Region Championships (previously known as the Auckland Champs) are being held in the Counties Manukau, South Auckland area on 7-8 November 2020. Including: A-Level Competition Events Orienteering NZ National League races! Event Information can be found at and online entry is through the website. CLOSING DATE for ENTRIES and PAYMENT […]

North Island Secondary School Championships 2020
NISS 2020 Orienteering Championships Report
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Fri 23 Oct 2020

The North Island Secondary Schools (NISS) Orienteering event was held over the weekend of 16th and 17th October 2020.   Counties Manukau Orienteering Club (CMOC) hosted this secondary schools event and with everything that has been happening in 2020, and after two event postponements, the club was very excited for the participants to finally attend and […]

North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Champs 2020
Video: North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Champs 2020 – Long Distance
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Thu 22 Oct 2020

Day Two of the North Island Secondary School (NISS) Orienteering Champs Long Distance event was out in Waiuku Forest, South Auckland. Commentary by Orienteering NZ’s Devon Beckman. Video work by The Stream Shop on Sky Sport Next YouTube channel. Event hosted by Counties Manukau Club.

North Island Secondary School Championships 2020
North Island Secondary School Orienteering Champs 2020 Sprint Video
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Wed 21 Oct 2020

What a great weekend for the North Island Secondary School (NISS) Orienteering Championships 2020 hosted by Counties Manukau Orienteering Club. Catch some of the highlights and sprint action from Tuakau – here’s a little glimpse from the day. Video work by The Stream Shop has been uploaded to to Sky Sport Next YouTube and is […]

NZOC 2020
Live tracking for ONZ Championships 2020
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 19 Oct 2020

There will be live tracking of selected athletes in each of the three races at the ONZ Champs 2020. Tracking in the Long Distance will be of 10 athletes in W21E, in the Middle Distance it will be 10 of the M21E field. It is likely that in the sprint tracking will be of 5 […]

Summer O Camp 2020 school years 5-8
Juniors Year 5-8 Summer O Training Camp | Nelson December 2020
By Joolz - Sun 18 Oct 2020

Year 5-8 Orienteers are invited to an orienteering training camp in Nelson, Friday 18th evening – Monday 21st  afternoon December 2020. Orienteering coaching will be available for all abilities from beginner to experienced. There will also be a chance to enjoy swimming in the beautiful Nelson rivers and beaches. Cost for accommodation, food and maps $185 […]

Orienteering NZ Junior Camp 2020
ONZ Junior Camp 2020 Update
By Christo Peters - Tue 13 Oct 2020

ONZ asked parents of Junior Camp attendees to hold off purchasing travel until Monday 12th October when a decision would be made about the camp going ahead in regard to Covid. With all of NZ at level one, we are all go and are now asking parents who enrolled their children in the camp by […]

Orienteering NZ Junior Camp 2020 Entries reopened until Friday 16th October 2020
ONZ Junior Camp 2020 Entries re-opened until Friday 16 Oct!
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Mon 12 Oct 2020

Entries for Junior Camp Re-opened until this Friday 16th Oct 2020! Since applications closed, ONZ has moved to finalise the list of attendees. A handful of those who registered are now unable to attend due to other commitments. Despite receiving a number of emails from clubs and parents asking for their son/daughter to be included […]

NZOC 2020
Entries to NZOC 2020 close at midnight Friday!
By WgtnOC - Tue 06 Oct 2020

Entries for the NZ Orienteering Championships (‘Nationals’) close at 11.59pm Friday 9 October 2020. That’s just a few days left to get your entries in! So, here are a few of the things that you’ll need to know: Nationals will be a 3-day event (24-26 October) with long distance on Saturday, middle distance on Sunday, and […]

High Performance News #69 – September 2020
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 02 Oct 2020

At last, after several months in abeyance, an event (the Ultralong, to report on! Not only that but the renewed prospect of the ONZ Champs at Labour Weekend (even without the relay) and hopefully more to come after that. So, sit back, take a deep breath, and read on….                                                                                                                                                             Malcolm Ingham ([email protected]) Ultralong The […]

ONZ Compass Point – September 2020
ONZ Compass Point – September 2020
By Joolz Moore (ONZ Editor) - Thu 01 Oct 2020

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ONZ to select 2020 NZSS Team at Nationals
2020 New Zealand Secondary School Paper Team to be chosen at Nationals
By Christo Peters - Wed 30 Sep 2020

Orienteering NZ is pleased to announce that a paper NZSS team will be named following this year’s New Zealand Orienteering Championships (Nationals 2020).  The reason for naming a paper team, the event that the team will be chosen at, and the criteria for selection have been taken into consideration in reaching this decision. The suggestion […]

ONZ 2020 Members Survey
Calling NZ based orienteers – Please complete the ONZ 2020 members survey!
By Pete Swanson (ONZ Chair) - Tue 29 Sep 2020

Calling NZ based orienteers – Please complete the ONZ 2020 members survey! At ONZ we are committed to working with orienteers on growing the sport, improving what we do, and focus on the priorities that matter most. To do this we need to hear your views on how things are going, and what you […]

NZOC 2020
Two weeks to enter the Nationals!
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Mon 28 Sep 2020

Two weeks to enter the Nationals! A week ago, we at Orienteering Wellington outlined our plans to proceed with the NZ National Orienteering Championships (‘Nationals’) and the criteria for making a decision. The Government has this week given clear direction that Auckland will still be in COVID-19 Alert Level 2 as of 30 September, with […]

NZOC 2020
Moving forward with ONZ Nationals 2020 at Labour Weekend
By WgtnOC - Fri 18 Sep 2020

Ngā mihi nui! We’re delighted to let you know where we’re at with planning for the 2020 ONZ National Foot-O Championships. Further to Orienteering NZ’s recent major events update, Orienteering Wellington would like to present our plan for the 2020 Nationals. Our key considerations in developing this plan have been to ensure the safety of competitors and […]

Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus Information and Updates
Amended Covid Alert level guidelines – September 16 2020
By Christo Peters - Wed 16 Sep 2020

Updated:  September 16 2020 The latest version of ONZ Coronavirus (COVID-19) Club Guidelines on the ONZ website will always be available at:

CMOC - North Island Secondary School Champs 2020
2020 North Island Secondary School Orienteering Champs – Event Postponed to 17th & 18th October
By Roger Woodroofe - Tue 15 Sep 2020

15 September 2020 After the Government’s announcement yesterday regarding the extension of level 2.5 for Auckland, it has been agreed that Counties Manukau Orienteering Club will postpone the North Island Secondary School Championships scheduled for 26/27/28 Sept 2020 to the backup date of 17th and 18th October 2020.   If further restrictions prevent this date being used […]

ONZ COVID-19 Information