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News | Orienteering New Zealand - Part 5
Looking for Southern Cross Coaches and Managers
By Christo Peters - Tue 03 May 2022

Coach and Manager Roles ONZ intends to send two national secondary school teams to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy held as part of the Australian Orienteering Festival. We are seeking expressions of interest for the coach and manager roles. With up to forty athletes taking part in two teams, we are looking for one […]

High Performance News #88 – April 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 02 May 2022

April was always going to be dominated by the ONZ Championships and these turned out to be exceptional in both organization and the racing on offer. The hardy and keen also enjoyed to further days of top sprint racing in Nelson and Blenheim as part of the National Sprint League. Now that the dust has […]

Selection Notice – NZSS Development Teams to take part in the 2022 Southern Cross Challenge.
By Christo Peters - Mon 02 May 2022

Updated 12 May 2022 Victoria, Australia 24 September to 2 October 2022 Two teams of equal ability will be selected to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2022 Australian Schools Championships. The championships will be held in rural area Victoria between Melbourne and […]

Queen’ Birthday Weekend 2022
By Christo Peters - Sun 01 May 2022

Come and join us in the Manawatu for three days of top class orienteering 4-6 June. The weekend features three forest events and a companion sprint, with two World Ranking Events, a JWOC fundraiser, NZ School Team selections, the schools Regional Challenge, and National O League points are up for grabs. Who could ask for […]

National Award Recipients – Celebrating 2021
By Christo Peters - Sun 01 May 2022

Over Easter, on marshland in Canon Downs at the foot of Able Tasman National Park, the ONZ Annual Awards were presented. The awards recognise some of our sport’s greatest contributions during 2021. Services to ONZ                    Joanna & Alistair Stewart (Auckland)  Administrator of the Year      Ruth Farmer […]

Nationals Round-up
By Christo Peters - Sun 01 May 2022

NZOC2022 was a celebration of 50 years of New Zealand Orienteering Championships, and what an amazing weekend of orienteering we had. The primary objective of the Event Team was to deliver a truly memorable event, to build on the successful nationals of the past and once again showcase the amazing sport that we do. To […]

Peat to fly New Zealand Flag at WMTBO Champs
By Christo Peters - Sun 01 May 2022

Selectors have named Martin Peat (Counties Manukau) as the sole New Zealand representative at the 2022 World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships being held in Falun, Sweden July 15-20.

‘Intro to controlling’ session
By Joolz - Sat 30 Apr 2022

Do you want to learn more about the practical nature around the placement of controls? Do you know when to NOT use a control placement? How do you avoid bingo controls? How far before the event should you start checking off the map and courses? If any clubs have any members who they also think […]

WOC Team named
By Christo Peters - Thu 28 Apr 2022

Orienteering New Zealand wishes to announce the team to represent New Zealand at the 2022 World Orienteering Championships (Sprint) in Denmark. The team will be managed by Malcolm Ingham and Anna Robertson (assistant). Congratulations to the following athletes: WOMEN Lizzie Ingham – Taranaki Laura Robertson – Wellington Penelope Salmon – Auckland Imogen Scott – Auckland […]

Nationals Results
By Christo Peters - Sun 24 Apr 2022

While we wait for a full post-event write-up from this year’s hugely successful National Orienteering Championships held over Easter, a few of you have struggled to find results. For those of you struggling to find the event website, results can be found using this link

2022 JWOC Team named
By Christo Peters - Wed 20 Apr 2022

Following the National Championships in Nelson, selectors have chosen the following athletes to represent New Zealand at 2022 Junior World Orienteering Championships in Portugal: WOMEN Katherine Babbington – Canterbury Rachel Baker – Wellington Tessa Burns – Hawkes BayKaia Jorgenssen – Canterbury Penelope Salmon – Auckland Zara Stewart – Auckland Reserve: Emily Hayes – Auckland MEN […]

NSL Round 2: NZ Sprint Champs Review
By Duncan Morrison - Fri 15 Apr 2022

The Ingham and Lynch Show Defending champions Lizzie Ingham and Joseph Lynch put on a terrific show of sprint orienteering skill at the 2022 NZ Orienteering Sprint Champs today. Their dominating performances kick starting what promises to be a magnificent Easter weekend of orienteering. Nelson – the sunshine capital of New Zealand really turned on […]

NOL Round 3: Nationals Preview
By Duncan Morrison - Thu 14 Apr 2022

With the 2022 season in full swing, focus for New Zealand’s fastest navigators turns to the top of the South Island and the iconic limestone of Takaka Hill. Easter weekend will see national titles up for grabs in the middle distance and long distance disciplines, as well as points available in round 3 of the […]

High Performance News #87 – March 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Fri 01 Apr 2022

The main focus of March since the NSL round has been the first set of JWOC trials held in the Wairarapa. After 2 years of no international competition these saw an eager field of around 30, split evenly between the men and the women, line up for their chance to prove that they should be […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point
Compass Point – March 2022
By Christo Peters - Fri 01 Apr 2022

Update Foreword from the GM The countdown to nationals is well and truly on – in just over two weeks nearly 500 orienteers descend on Nelson and Tasman! In this issue we review a range of events from the recent JWOC trials and the Lake Kerata double-header weekend to the Katoa Po night event. We […]

NOL - 2022 - Round 2 Review
NOL Round 2: Review
By Duncan Morrison - Mon 28 Mar 2022

Strong Showing from Fa’avae The demanding Waiarapa terrain did not disappoint at the National Orienteering League (NOL) Round 2 / JWOC trials over the weekend. Both Saturday’s Middle and Sunday’s long provided robust challenges to team hopefuls, all vying to prove their worth and secure a spot in the 2022 New Zealand JWOC team.The varied […]

NOL Round 2: Preview
By Duncan Morrison - Thu 24 Mar 2022

Juniors Take Centre Stage After being off the cards for 2 years now, the allure of Junior World Orienteering Champs (JWOC) is firmly in the minds of our best junior orienteers, peaking this weekend with part 1 of the JWOC trial process. Wairarapa will play host to a quality field of under 20 athletes ready […]

Orienteering NZ Annual General Meeting
ONZ AGM to be held 5 May
By Christo Peters - Wed 23 Mar 2022

Council have officially set Thursday 5th May to hold the 2022 ONZ Annual General Meeting.  The meeting will be held virtually commencing at 7:30pm.  ONZ requests that all clubs provide voting delegate to attend.  Clubs are also invited to submit remits to be added to the agenda to the General Manager by Friday 22nd April.  The agenda, […]

Changes to the ONZ Covid Policy
By Christo Peters - Wed 23 Mar 2022

Following todays government announcement around the easing of restrictions associated with the COVID Protection Framework and vaccine requirements, clubs and members are advised of the following changes, below. Changes to the COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF) From 11.59pm this Friday 25 March Red  There will be no limits for outdoor activities with My Vaccine Pass – […]

NZOC 2022 – Entries Close this Thursday
By Michael Croxford - Tue 22 Mar 2022

It was a BIG weekend for the NZOC2022 planning teams – control site checking, course testing, IOF check – it is going to be PURE! Enter now! Final entries close at 11:59pm this Thursday 21 March 2022. https://www.oevents.nz/nzoc2022/entries/ Friday 15th April – Sprint – Nelson College Saturday 16th April – Middle – Canaan Downs South […]

JWOC2022 Expressions of Interest for JWOC and WOC Management Teams
Expressions of interest for JWOC and WOC Management Teams
By Christo Peters - Fri 18 Mar 2022

Orienteering New Zealand is intending to send NZ-based teams to the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) held in Portugal in July and the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) held in Denmark in June.   ONZ’s National Council has appointed Jenni Adams (PAPO) as manager for JWOC and Malcolm Ingham (ONZ Performance Leader) to lead the WOC Team.  To complete […]

CMOC Press Release – Raising Money for a good cause.
By Christo Peters - Tue 15 Mar 2022

Counties Manukau Orienteering Club (CMOC) is holding a family-friendly outdoor event on 27 March, where participants will have the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air, sharpen their navigation skills, and explore the urban terrain of Pukekohe — all while raising money for a good cause. The Academy Urban Rogaine on 27 March is a fundraising […]

Orienteers Sprint Orienteering
High Performance News #86 – February 2022
By Malcolm Ingham - Mon 07 Mar 2022

With omicron leading to there being very little to report on during February I deliberately delayed this HP News until after the first round of the National Sprint League. We also have Godzone currently under way with its usual significant number of orienteers scattered through the teams. Aside from actual events there has been progress […]

Selection Notice for World MTB Orienteering Championships 2022
By Christo Peters - Fri 04 Mar 2022

Nominations Welcome for World MTB Orienteering Championships 2022 Sweden 15th – 20th July World MTB Orienteering Championships 2022 will be held in Falun & Sater, Sweden from 15–20 July 2022, and will consist of a sprint, a middle, a long, a relay and a mass start event.  Up to 4 men and 4 women New […]

2022 NZOC Embargo Update 3
By Michael Croxford - Thu 03 Mar 2022

The 2022 New Zealand Orienteering Championships will be held in the Nelson / Tasman over Easter weekend 15th – 18th April 2022 hosted by Nelson Orienteering Club The Embargo notice has been updated to version 3 (02/03/2022) with updated areas – Relay location moved from Rabbit Island East to West. The Embargo notice was previously […]

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