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2018 New Zealand Secondary Schools Team Profiles (at 2018 Australian Schools Championships) - 27/09/2018 10:11
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Profiles of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Team competing for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2018 Australian Schools Championships, part of the 2018 Australian Orienteering Champs Carnival 29 September – 7 October 2018.

2018 Camp Photo
Junior and U23 Training Camps - 24/09/2018 10:06
By Malcolm Ingham

Reminder – applications for both of the above close on Sunday 30 September. Don’t miss out by not applying! See https://www.orienteering.org.nz/news/onz-2018-junior-orienteering-training-camp-and-u23-camp-applications-open/

Enjoy Labour Weekend in sunny Wairarapa - 09/09/2018 04:18
By Malcolm Ingham

Labour Weekend 2018, incorporating the WOA Championships, will be held in the  sunny Wairarapa based around Masterton. Enter at https://entries.wellingtonorienteering.org.nz/   Entries close 7 October. Saturday 20 October: Riverside/Riverlands 15km N or Masterton Middle distance, start times from 1pm Planner: Malcolm Ingham Largely river flats with multiple gullies and depressions and scattered copses of  open native forest, but […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point e-Newsletter – August 2018 - 09/09/2018 12:12
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

In this issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Policy Updates; Junior Camp & U23 Camp Registrations OPEN; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; WANTED:  Quality areas for NZ Champs; STILL LOST:  National Championship Trophies;

ONZ News
Health and Safety – responsibilities for an ‘event’  - 06/09/2018 12:53
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

ONZ reminds clubs we now have a Safety Management System.  We also require clubs to report any accidents or incidents using our online accident report. 

Keep Kauri Standing
Tracks and reserves on Auckland’s North Shore to close because of kauri dieback disease - 05/09/2018 12:06
By Catriona McBean

More Auckland walking tracks are closing to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease. Auckland Council and Kaipātiki Local Board announced a number of “vulnerable” tracks and reserves would close in the Kaipātiki area from Monday. The closures come after it was confirmed that kauri dieback had infected trees in Kauri Park and Muriel Fisher Reserve in […]

Junior Camp
ONZ 2018 Junior Orienteering Training Camp and U23 Camp Applications OPEN (Updated) - 04/09/2018 04:06
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

Applications are invited for the ONZ 2018 Junior and U23 Orienteering Camps

Selection Announcement – JUNIOR PINESTARS 2018 - 04/09/2018 12:26
By Catriona McBean

The New Zealand Junior Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers at the Australian Orienteering Championships in Adelaide from 29 September – 6 October. W20E Katie Cory-Wright Auckland Tegan Knightbridge North West Carolyne Nel Hawkes Bay Jessica Sewell North West Georgia Skelton Counties Manukau Briana Steven PAPO Reserve: Aleisha Neary Counties Manukau M20E Jason Bond Taranaki […]

Matt Ogden - Long WOC2018
High Performance News #44: August 2018 - 02/09/2018 04:04
By Malcolm Ingham

Clearly the single outstanding highlight of August was Tim Robertson’s silver medal in the WOC sprint – the first ever podium finish at WOC for NZL. However, there were other pleasing results, as well as a few disappointments. Also, we should not forget the performances of Georgia Skelton at the Junior WMTBO Champs in Austria. […]

Orienteering NZ Junior and U23 Training Camps 2018 - 13/08/2018 03:35
By Russell Higham (ONZ Events Liaison)

The annual ONZ junior camp will take place from 15th – 20th December 2018 hosted by Hawkes Bay Orienteers.
The U23 camp will take place from 8-13 December 2018 hosted by Wellington Orienteers in the Wairarapa.

Georgia on the podium again at WMTBO Champs - 13/08/2018 08:37
By Malcolm Ingham

Georgia Skelton has made the podium for the second time at the Junior World MTBO Championships in Austria. After her 4th place finish in the middle distance, Georgia has followed up with 6th place in the sprint race ridden on Sunday, 77s behind the Czech winner and less than 30 seconds from the bronze medal. […]

Tough finish to the week for team NZL - 12/08/2018 05:21
By Malcolm Ingham

The WOC long distance on Turaida was always going to be tough. Especially so for Gene Beveridge and Lizzie Ingham, respectively recovering from a persistant bug and to full fitness post-op, and so it proved although not only did these two hang in for respectable results, but Matt Ogden produced an excellent run in the […]

Long distance beckons in both Latvia and Austria - 11/08/2018 05:48
By Malcolm Ingham

Saturday 11 August brings the long distance events at both WOC in Latvia and WMTBOC in Austria. Overall 7 Kiwis will be In action, 4 in the former and three in the later. After a day of 30 degree temperatures in Sigulda tomorrow promises not only to be cooler (22-24 C) but also cloudy. This […]

Big improvement for men’s relay team, but women struggle again - 10/08/2018 08:18
By Malcolm Ingham

The NZL men’s relay team of Tim Robertson, Matt Ogden and Gene Beveridge improved 8 places from last  year in finishing 17th in a tight WOC relay in Turaida. Tim continued his excellent form and was 3rd through the first radio control before the week’s races started to catch up on him on the steep […]

Georgia Skelton 4th in middle at World Junior MTBO Champs - 09/08/2018 05:23
By Malcolm Ingham

Although at the time of writing results are still provisional, continuing what is becoming a record summer for NZL orienteering, Georgia Skelton has finished in 4th place in the middle distance race at the Junior World MTBO Championships being held in Austria. Georgia was 90 seconds away from the bronze medal. Starting in the middle […]

Latvia2018 #5 – Strong runs for Lizzie and Tim in WOC middle - 08/08/2018 05:22
By Malcolm Ingham

Lizzie Ingham and Tim Robertson were the top NZL performers in a tough WOC middle distance run in Sigulda today. Lizzie, returning to WOC competition only 10 months after heart surgery, continued a remarkable run of results in finishing 24th in the women’s field. Her WOC middle distance record since her first appearance in 2011 shows […]

Latvia2018 – #4 NZL 12th in sprint relay – updated Monday - 06/08/2018 08:37
By Malcolm Ingham

New Zealand has matched its previous best result in the WOC sprint relay finishing 12th in the 2018 event run in Riga this afternoon. The NZL team of Laura Robertson, Tim Robertson, Cameron de L’Isle and Lizzie Ingham were just over 5 minutes behind winners Sweden who successfully defended their title from last year. Laura, […]

Latvia 2018 – #3 Tim takes silver in WOC sprint - 05/08/2018 06:21
By Malcolm Ingham

On a  wet afternoon in Riga Old Town, Tim Robertson has produced a stunning performance to win New Zealand’s first ever medal at a World Orienteering Championships. Leading at every split time, and by 0.7s at the final pre-warning Tim was edged out of the gold medal by Switzerland’s Daniel Hubmann by a mere 1.1s.

Latvia 2018 – #2 Ready for off - 04/08/2018 06:48
By Malcolm Ingham

With the individual sprint set for tomorrow training has wound down over the last few days. Those involved in the sprints have concentrated on a couple of sessions in Cesis to the east of Sigulda and scene of the World Cup sprint races last year. Additionally Toby and Cameron headed into Riga this morning, both […]

Latvia 2018 #1 – Settling in - 01/08/2018 02:32
By Malcolm Ingham

With four days until the start of WOC2018 on Saturday, Team NZL (or at least most of them) are now settling into accommodation 25 minutes from the event centre in SIgulda and a little further from Riga, the venue for the weekend’s sprint races. Accommodation (courtesy of AirBanB) is in an old farmhouse, Laimnieki, a […]

Marquita MTBO
HP News #43 – July 2018 - 30/07/2018 07:06
By Malcolm Ingham

July has seen an explosion of international events. This includes not only JWOC but also WUOC, EYC, WMOC and WMMTBOC. Notwithstanding some excellent JWOC results it has also seen New Zealand win no less than an unprecedented 6 gold medals! Reports, in chronological order, on all these below, plus Kiwis at O-Ringen 2018, and a […]

Orienteering NZ Compass Point e-Newsletter – July 2018 - 28/07/2018 11:50
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe

In this issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Policy Updates; Team Staff Vacancy – Pinestars Manager; Introducing the Council – Alison Comer; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; WANTED: Quality areas for NZ Champs; Active NZ Participation Survey Results; STILL LOST: National Championship Trophies;

Selection Announcement – World Schools Orienteering Championships 2019 - 26/07/2018 10:50
By Catriona McBean

The World Schools Orienteering Championship will be held in Otepää, Estonia 24 April 2019 to 05 May 2019. The schools selected for the following grades are: W1 school teams, girls – Diocesan School for Girls W2 school teams, girls – St Cuthbert’s College M1 school teams, boys – Mt Albert Grammar School M2 school teams, boys – […]

Sprint medal winners mens
Gold for Tim Robertson at World University Championships - 20/07/2018 10:04
By Malcolm Ingham

A day after finishing 11th in the middle distance, Tim Robertson has won gold in the sprint event at the World University Championships in Finland. Tim’s margin of victory was 7.9 seconds over Trond Einar Moen Pedersli of Norway, with Henry McNulty of Australia taking the bronze. Outside WOC and World Cup races the WUOC […]

2018 NZ Second Schools Orienteering Champs Final Event Information and Programme out now - 14/07/2018 03:58

The Programme contains all the information you are likely to need to know for the duration of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships event and is available to download from the homepage of the event website.