What is your National Council up to at the moment?
The agenda for the Council met on 19th September included the scheduling of the HP Hui, a recent meeting with Athletics NZ, further discussion about map scales, the of future filming of the NZSS Championships, the manager’s report from the WUOC and the progression of a ONZ proposal for the future scheduling of Oceania.
Against a backdrop of discussions between an Orienteering NZ club and an Athletics NZ club on working together, ONZ’s GM met with Athletics NZ’s Community Manager to discuss the possibility of working together. Although the discussion was very much a meet and greet, Athletics NZ is very aware of a number of top performing athletics competing in both codes and ONZ is interested in the potential for the two organisations to work together to deliver distance training for athletes. Any future meetings on the topic will likely include the ONZ Chair should discussions progress further.
The Technical Committee will revisit some of the wording for ONZ map scale rules as it was agreed that some clarity of wording would be beneficial for clubs. The GM will also reach out to the Mapping Committee to provide an article on choosing mapping scales, particularly for the 65+ age brackets when larger scale maps are encouraged.
The worth of filming the NZSS Championships was discussed in light of changes to the agreement negotiated by the schools collective. Concerns over the cost v. benefits to ONZ were questioned and it was decided that the Chair and GM would discuss the current contract further outside the meeting before any action is taken.
The manager’s report for the World University Championships was tabled at the meeting and Council minuted their thanks to Kieran Woods for his organisation at the event.