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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
Calling NZ based orienteers – Please complete the ONZ 2020 members survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3CPPQDD 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Updated: September 16 2020 The latest version of ONZ Coronavirus (COVID-19) Club Guidelines on the ONZ website will always be available at: https://www.orienteering.org.nz/covid-19/
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 […]
15 September 2020 The Hawkes Bay Orienteering Club in association with Orienteering NZ have taken what we know will be a very disappointing decision for all the students and teams who have entered or intended entering our NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 8-10th October in Hawke’s Bay. As indicated previously, this championship can only proceed […]
The reemergence of Covid-19 in the community in August and subsequent escalation of alert levels has created uncertainty regarding many of our marque events. This update provides the most up-to-date information about these key events to provide a degree of clarity for the Orienteering Community.
Like the advertising quote from Jaws “…just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…” here we are again, with events, at least in Auckland, back in abeyance. Hopefully it does look, notwithstanding the extra week and a bit continuation of Levels 2.5 and 2, as though things are under control […]
Following its enforced COVID-19 break, the National O League resumes on Saturday with the Ultralong on Hogsback near Castle Hill. Live tracking will be available for selected runners in both M21E and W21E. The link for M21E is https://log.gl/0dhj-g , while that for W21E is https://log.gl/HL2euA W21E will go live at 11.05 and M21E at […]
GM’s Foreword Hi all, Welcome to the August issue of Compass Point. Orienteering continues to try and function in difficult times. The escalation of Covid19 levels from the level one we were quickly used to has definitely made things more challenging. Tomorrow [Mon 31 Aug 2020] all of New Zealand will be at level 2 […]
Firstly my apologies….although I sent out the pdf version of this News last weekend, as I didn’t have full internet I forgot about this Web version. If there are any avid readers out there who wondered where it was, read on….. As events pick up in New Zealand but second waves of Covid-19 hit many […]
Entries for the re-scheduled ONZ Championships at Labour Weekend are now open at https://events.orienteering.org.nz/nationals/ With the change of dates, due to circumstances beyond the control of Orienteering Wellington and ONZ, there has been a change to the sprint area. The sprint will now take place in Levin on the late afternoon of Friday 23 October. […]
Entries for the 2020 Orienteering New Zealand Junior and U23 Camps are now open! Both are being hosted in Nelson in December. Information on each camp can be found below. Please read the information carefully before completing the application form. RegardsChristo [email protected] ONZ Junior Camp 2020 Entries Now Open Below is information for this year’s […]
Nelson Orienteering are hosting a 2 day Controllers Clinic on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August 2020. The clinic will be run by Marquita Gelderman (an IOF Adviser). We are inviting you to come and join us. This would interest orienteering course planners and controllers that want to start on the path to being an […]
The 2020 North Island Secondary School Orienteering Championships event will be run between Saturday 26th to Monday 28th September 2020. Details are now available and entries are open online. The 2020 NISS Orienteering Champs are officially sanctioned by the NZSSSC and include Years 7 and 8. The championships are being hosted by Counties Manukau Orienteering […]
Subscribe to Compass Point Emails or update your preferences July 2020 – GM’s Foreword Hi all, Welcome to another issue of Compass Point. Since our last newsletter most club events have been able to be run as normal. Like other organisations we have faced a number of rescheduling challenges. Despite this, I am pleased to […]
Three weeks into Level 1 and signs of orienteering life, at least in New Zealand, are starting to emerge. PAPO were first off the mark with an OY on 14 June attended by about 175 people. More local events have taken place around the country including Bay of Plenty, Palmerston North and Wellington. The Auckland […]
Covid-19 has brought unpredictability and constant change, but PAPO (Peninsula and Plains Orienteers) are still keen to hold an event in January 2021. The Oceania 2021 team are still very focused and keeping on-task whilst we respond to constant changing circumstances and expectations. We promise an event will happen in NZ, it might just be […]
Well, if I thought April was difficult to find anything to write about, it was nothing on May! However, as (touch wood) the drop to Level 1 appears just over the horizon there is now at least the opportunity for some forward planning for what remains of the 2020 orienteering season. Read on. Malcolm Ingham […]
In this issue: GM’s foreword View from the Chair ONZ Covid-19 Update Club Spotlight – PAPO NZ Champs Update Oceania Update Major Events Update Expressions of Interest for Junior Camp Manager and Coaches Medal Survey Slack resource sharing platform Minecraft Orienteering GM’s Foreword Hi all, In recent weeks we have entered level two. For most […]
Updated: May 26 2020 Yesterday’s announcement by the Government said that “From 12 noon Friday 29 May 2020, gatherings can be held with up to 100 people“. For Orienteering this is great news as it is a big improvement from the previous 10 person limit. Cabinet has said that it will again review the settings of […]
The IOF has announced that WOC2020 rescheduled for October in Denmark has now been cancelled. The full IOF announcement is here: https://orienteering.sport/nokian-tyres-world-orienteering-championships-2020-and-european-orienteering-championships-2021-cancelled/ . IOF has attempted to reschedule what would have been the first sprint only WOC, including apparently trying to incorporate a sprint into WOC2021 in Czech Republic, but have been unable to find […]
After 5+ years of writing HP News this is the first time I have had to put one together with absolutely no actual events or training camps to report on! It leaves me therefore to at least keep people up to date, as far as possible, with the likely implications for domestic and international orienteering […]
Welcome to the first issue of what I hope will be a regular newsletter keeping you all informed about changes and advancements in the world of orienteering.
At present it is still the intention of IOF that WOC2020 and JWOC2020 will be held in October. A final decision on this will be made by IOF by 1 July. Given the continuing situation with COVID-19, both domestically and internationally, ONZ will not make any final decisions about participation or team selections for these […]
ONZ Covid-19 Update and Alert Level Guidelines; Legends of Orienteering – Robyn Davies
AGM; ONZ Annual Prizegiving; New Slack resource sharing platform; Maprun; Major Events Update
Lightbox and Neon free trial
The new Alert Level Guidelines for clubs as well as updated Club Event Guidelines which only come into play at Level two when club events become possible.
The existing Selection Notices for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Team 2020 and the World Schools Championships Orienteering 2021 have been withdrawn.
A final reminder that the ONZ Annual General Meeting (AGM) is being held online on Wednesday 15th April at 7:30pm.
Well, what a difference a month makes. At the end of February we were looking to trials for JWOC and WUOC, and those in Wellington were fully engaged in preparations for the ONZ Champs. Now we wonder when we are even going to be able to orienteer again, and globally major events, if not cancelled, […]
Orienteering New Zealand has cancelled all club orienteering events until 22nd April 2020. Today Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that NZ has shifted to Alert Level 3 immediately and will move to Level 4 within 48 hours (by midnight Wednesday).
New ONZ Council Members Decided; ONZ to hold first ever virtual AGM; Staying up-to-date with event rescheduling; GM’s foreword; View from the Chair;
The latest version of Orienteering NZ Coronavirus (COVID-19) Club Guidelines will be available at: https://www.orienteering.org.nz/covid-19/ These guidelines super-cede the guidelines issued on 17/03/2020, and are based on advisories issued by the Ministry of Health, as well as advice from Medical professionals associated with orienteering, and looking at the practices adopted by other sports in NZ. […]
Cancellation of JWOC / WUOC trials this weekend We are sorry for the very short notice for this but the trials for the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) / World University Championships (WUOC) this weekend are now cancelled. The primary concern is the number of people who would be travelling to and from Auckland by air at […]
As advised previously, Orienteering New Zealand (ONZ) has been monitoring the situation around COVID-19 closely, and following the advice provided by the Ministry of Health.
It is with regret that we let you know that Orienteering Wellington and Orienteering New Zealand have come to the joint decision to postpone the NZ Orienteering Championships 2020. We believe that this is in the best interest of our orienteering community at this time.
The Final Bulletin for the Trials weekend is here Final Bulletin Trials 21+22 March 2020 The Start Times for both days are here Trials Start Times March 2020
Over the last week the spread of coronavirus around the world has led to the cancellation or postponement of many sporting events. The International Orienteering Federation has just released a statement on the current and possible future impact on orienteering events. The full IOF statement is here (https://orienteering.sport/coronavirus-covid-19-update-from-the-iof/). With regard to the major international events […]
Entries are open for the NZ Orienteering Championships 2020 (‘Nationals’) hosted by Orienteering Wellington 10-13 April 2020. Entries are open; trophies return requested; and AGM date confirmed.
After the sprints of January there has been somewhat of a lull throughout February although weekly club events have started up around the country. From a HP perspective the main happening has been a training camp held in Nelson/Nelson Lakes, reported on below. But as we move into March and the serious business of trials, […]
In this issue: View from the Chair; Club Spotlight – Hawkes Bay Orienteering; Vote 2020 – A call for ONZ Council Nominations; High Performance News; Mapping Update; Large events that are rapidly looming
The World Schools Championship Orienteering 2021 is scheduled to be held in Belgrade, Serbia. ONZ will select a school in each grade (M1, W1, M2, W2) to compete in the school teams category.
This year, 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 2020 Australian Schools Championships.
The second round of the National O League incorporating the principal trials for JWOC2020 and WUOC2020 will be held on 21 and 22 March hosted by NWOC. Saturday 21 March: middle distance – Turkey Ridge North, planner Renee Beveridge, controller Geoff Mead Sunday 22 March: long distance – Hedley Dunes Extension, planner Cameron Tier, controller […]
ONZ Selection Notice – Mountain Bike Orienteering World Championships and Junior World Championships 2020
The MTBO selection panel invites riders wishing to represent NZ at the 2020 MTBO World Championships and Junior World Championships, to apply for selection by 31 March 2020.
Orienteering Wellington is hosting the annual NZ Orienteering Championships (‘the Nationals’), 10-13 April 2020 (Easter weekend). Entries are now open—go to events.orienteering.org.nz/nationals/.
North West Orienteering Club (NWOC) is hosting a weekend of high-quality orienteering, with new maps and varied terrain on Auckland’s South Head. The perfect orienteering hit out before the National Championships three weeks later.
Recently ONZ was invited to distribute this great free resource – the undated version of “Cool, Awesome and Educational”, Orienteering at school for ages 6-15. We have had a look at it and encourage all clubs to do the same.
Counties Manukau Orienteering Club Inc (CMOC) looks forward to welcoming competitors to North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2020 on 22-24 April 2020 being held at venues in Manukau, Waiuku Forest, and Waiuku farms.
The first round of the 2020 IOF World Cup will be held in Neuchatel, Switzerland from 21-24 May 2020. .Round 1 consists of a long distance, a knock-out sprint and an individual sprint All orienteers interested in selection for this event should contact the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright ([email protected]) by Friday 21 February 2020. […]
Season 2020 is underway! A highly successful Lonely Mountain Sprint series saw a strong international field and gave a great demonstration of the new IOF knock-out sprint format. A full report follows, including an analysis of the map choice option of splitting that was used in the semi-finals. Also, as we move into 2020 a […]
The elite knock-out sprint, a WOC 2020 trial, takes place on Saturday at the Lonely Mountain Sprints in New Plymouth. There will be live tracking of both the women’s and men’s finals. Women’s final: start 1800, tracking goes live at 1758 at events.loggator.com/7wiV4g Men’s final start 1830, tracking goes live at 1828 at events.loggator.com/fO1XwA
In this issue: View from the Chair; Legends – Bunny Rathbone; Peter Snell the Orienteer; 40th Katoa Po Event; Rogaine Update; 2020 Council Nominations;
Orienteering NZ have not currently received any expressions of interest for managing the NZ Team at 2020 & 2021 Junior World Orienteering Championships (Turkey & Portugal).
ONZ would like to thank everyone who contributed to the new Major Events Allocation System that comes into effect in 2020. The ONZ Major Events Allocation System 2019 document explains the new system, its intent, and the initial 2020-2023 calendar.
The proposed 2020 Business Plan for member consultation is available. We invite all members to read this document and provide any additional feedback by 31 January 2020.
With essentially no events of note the main feature of December is the Under 23 Development Camp, held this year courtesy of Counties Manakau Orienteering Club. However, after a long year it also provides a chance to take a short break before launching into the next year. Of course, 2020 will see an early start […]
In this issue: View from the Chair Club Spotlight – Southland U23 Performance Camp Junior Development Camp 2020 Council Positions GM’s forword The last month has been a busy one for Orienteering New Zealand. The National Council, many of national committee conveners and key office holders met to discuss your feedback and to set the […]
The two areas of Woodhill Forest and adjacent land are embargoed to any participants in the JWOC/WUOC trial and public races being held in Auckland on Saturday 21 March (middle) and Sunday 22 March (long) 2020.
There will be two vacancies on the Orienteering NZ National Council this year. The 2020 ONZ Annual General Meeting will see the retirement of long serving member Jane Harding and current council member Lynn McBain as part of ONZ’s constitutional rotation policy.
Latest Embargo notice for Oceania Orienteering NZ champs 2021 Read the full document and fire us some of those great questions that always follow an embargo map post. We have been following the IOF recommendations as closely as possible and some good technical discussions have been floating around. Many thanks to all the NZ technical […]
After the plethora of events in October, November has seen a dearth! Hence, no pictures, no results, but the chance to reflect on a couple of the issues that came to light before and during October – not least the allegations of cheating that arose out of the world Military Games and World Cup races […]
The World Orienteering Championships 2020 will be held in the Triangle Region of Denmark from 6-11 July 2020, and will consist of an individual sprint, a knock-out sprint and a sprint relay. Selection Criteria As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy the 2020 WOC team will be selected on Known Form from the following […]
The World University Orienteering Championships 2020 will be held in Smolensk, Russia from 14-18 July 2020. Selection Criteria As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy the 2020 WUOC team will be selected on Known Form from the following events. 21/22 March 2020 in Auckland (primary events) ONZ Championships in Manawatu 10-13 April 2020 (secondary […]
The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2020 will be held in Kocaeli, Turkey from 26 June – 4 July 2020. Selection Criteria As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy the 2020 JWOC team will be selected on Known Form from the following events. 21/22 March 2020 in Auckland (primary events) ONZ Championships in Manawatu 10-13 […]
The area covered by red shading on the map below is henceforth embargoed until the end of the Oceania Orienteering Championships, January 2021.
News updates including View from the Chair; Legends of Orienteering; High Performance; NZ MTBO Championships; Junior Camp – How it works; Newly Confirmed Events; PAPO’s Yr 5-8 Camp;
PAPO will be hosting an orienteering training camp, for those in Years 5-8 at school, from 21st-23rd Dec 2019 in Christchurch. The camp will teach skills and have exercises catering from beginners to advanced (white to red level). The camp is two nights and three days based at Spencer Park holiday park.
The following Junior Orienteers have been selected to attend the Junior Camp in Pukekohe 15-20 December 2019.
October has been a month with a hectic start and an even more hectic finish. Beginning with the second weekend of the Oceania Carnival – which saw some excellent individual performances , but Australia taking the Aspin-Key Trophy – and culminating with both the final round of the IOF World Cup and the Auckland Championships […]
We are reopening applications for the Junior Camp as we have a few spaces left, and we would like to give those that haven’t applied a chance to take advantage of this opportunity to be selected.
Labour Weekend – Auckland Orienteering Champs Wynyard Quarter Sprint & Woodhill New Maps – Entries close Friday.
Enter now – Entries close Friday 18 October 2019. Auckland Orienteering Champs 26-28 October 2019. New Maps!
The athletes have selected for the 2019 Orienteering NZ High Performance Under 23 Development Camp which will be held in Counties Manukau from 7-13 December 2019.
As part of ONZ’s annual planning process, we are keen to get input from clubs and individual orienteers. Help ONZ understand the issues and priorities that matter most in 2020.
The latest news update including: View from the Chair; Legends of Orienteering – Robbie; High Performance Update – 2020 Trials dates; Camps update; Club Spotlight; Map Making Course;
After a week of orienteering at the Oceania Carnival, taking into account the combined scores of the Queen’s Birthday and Carnival, the Australian Bushrangers have beaten the New Zealand Pinestars by 395.7 to 394.4. NZL were relatively well beaten on Australian soil scoring only 3 class wins over the 5 races – the W20E’s in […]
It seems somewhat odd to be writing this in Wellington while a substantial number of NZL orienteers are in Australia at the Oceania Carnival. Nevertheless it has allowed me to keep an eye on both the goings on over the ditch over the weekend, and the happenings in Switzerland where the final round of the […]
Want to experience a fantastic weekend of top level mountain bike orienteering? The 2019 NZ MTB Orienteering Champs will be hosted in Rotorua, NZ’s MTBing mecca, on 9th and 10th November.
While the attention of most in New Zealand is on the upcoming Oceania Carnival let’s not forget that the third round of the 2019 IOF World Cup starts in Switzerland on Friday evening New Zealand time. NZL has only two entrants, Laura and Tim Robertson, for a 3-day programme that starts wth a middle distance […]
Maryborough, Victoria, 25-27 October 2019 NZ has been invited to take on Australia in an ANZ challenge competition at the Australian MTBO champs, Maryborough. The riders selected to represent New Zealand at the 2019 ANZ MTBO Challenge are: Conal Boland-Bristow M/W21 Tegan Knightbridge Ryan Moore Marquita Gelderman Brent Simpson M/W40 Erin Swanson Peter […]
Jean Cory-Wright is coordinating the NZ contingent for the Oceania relay championships in Australia.
A manager is sought for the New Zealand team for the 2019 Australia-New Zealand Orienteering Challenge, to be contested as part of the 2019 Oceania Championships from Saturday 28th September to Sunday 6th October in NSW and Victoria.
The New Zealand Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia, 28 September – 6 October 2019. Women Men 20 Tessa Burns (Sprint) Oliver Egan Katie Cory-Wright (Long, Middle) Ronan Lee Marina Comeskey Scott Smith Kaia Joergensen Liam Stolberger Tegan Knightbridge (Long, Middle) Will Tidwell Penelope Salmon (Sprint) Jessica […]
NZ Team Announcement for the Australia – New Zealand Challenge that will take place as part of the Oceania Championships held in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia from 28 September to 6 October 2019.
2019 Junior Orienteering Training Camp Sunday 15 – Friday 20 December 2019 Location – Wesley College, Pukekohe Supported by Counties Manukau Orienteering Club Junior Camp Criteria Because of demand for the ONZ Junior Camp over the last few years that we have now put some limits on who can attend. This is so we […]
Entries now open. Orienteering Taranaki invites you to a festival of sprint orienteering – the “Lonely Mountain Sprints” featuring the NZ World Orienteering Championships (WOC) trials alongside the very best 4-day sprint orienteering from Orienteering Taranaki.
A little later in the year than usual, but the first forest only WOC since the advent of sprint orienteering has now come and gone. The compressed programme compared to previous years left little time for reflection during the event, those appear below. WOC has also left little time to consider other issues so the […]
Orienteering News – View from the chair; Introducing Christo Peters – New GM; Southern Cross Staff appointments; Event Liaison Update; High Performance Update; and more.
Video from Day 2 of the NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships – Long Distance – held today in Woodhill Forest, Auckland
Highlights from day one – the Relay at the NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2019 in Woodhill Forest, Auckland.
After really promising starts in both the women’s and men’s relays team NZL faded to finish 21st and 19th respectively on a day when nearly 24 hours of rain, varying from near torrential to torrential, turned the Mork arena into a quagmire. The overcast skies and the late start (6.30 pm for the men) set […]
In a tough WOC middle distance final both Lizzie Ingham and Tim Robertson had problems, ending up in similar places (38th and 39th respectively) about 10 minutes behind the winners. After a small waver on control 2, Lizzie came unstuck on control 11 where she drifted left and took some time to correct. Thereafter it […]
Although there has been no official communication, the IOF website is announcing that JWOC2022 has been awarded to Romania. Thus, after 15 months of preparation of a bid, culminating in a presentation given to the Foot-O commision on Monday morning, sadly tthis event will not be heading our way. Thanks to all those who contributed […]
Toby Scott produced the best men’s NZL result in WOC long distance for many years when he finished in 30th place in today’s race at Mork. Toby was just under 4 minutes ahead of Gene Beveridge who also contributed to an impressive team performance in finishing 34th. In the women’s race Lizzie Ingham had her […]
Lizzie Ingham and Tim Robertson will be NZL’s representatives in Friday’s WOC middle distance final following this morning’s qualification heats at Knatterudfjellet north of Sarpsborg. Lizzie finished a reasonably comfortable 11th in Heat 2 although not admitting to a clean run. Tim, having been in 7th place in Men’s Heat 3 at the split time […]
After 2 days of rain, but with better weather promised for tomorrow, WOC2019 is ready to go. Tuesday evening New Zealand time sees Cameron de L’isle, Tommy Hayes, Tim Robertson, Lizzie Ingham, Greta Knarston and Kate Morrison line up for the middle distance qualification. Today’s model event on […]
Entries for Oceania 2019 Carnival close 31st August 2019. Competition starts in New South Wales, Australia with the Oceania Sprint at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga on the afternoon of Saturday 28 September 2019 and concludes with the Oceania Middle in Victoria at Beechworth on the morning of Sunday 6 October 2019.
Three days until WOC2019 in Norway gets under way and, although several team members have been training in the local terrain for the last week, team NZL has finally moved into their accommodation at 43 Game Tindlunvei about 3 km away from the event centre in Sarpsborg. Although without the expansive grounds that we enjoyed […]
Selection call for Pinestars Team to compete at the Oceania Championships, New South Wales and Victoria, Australia 28 September to 6 October 2019 The New Zealand Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers in an Elite Test Match as part of theOceania Championships.cNew Zealand will compete in all of the Oceania Championship Individual Races (Sprint, Middle, […]
July is the traditionally busy month in world orienteering although this year the later date for WOC has made things a little less congested. Nervertheless, JWOC, WMTBOC, O-Ringen and World Rogaine Champs have all fallen within it. Having been in east of Canada for when JWOC was on I found it quite hard to follow […]
Latest news including – International Team Travel Policy Consultation; View from the Chair; Event Liaison Update; High Performance Update; Other News; GM Starting New Adventure;
Applications are invited for the Coach and Staff for the New Zealand Team 2019 competitions in and around Wagga Wagga, NSW as part of the Australian Championships carnival which runs from 27 September to 6 October 2019.
Wagga Wagga and Surrounds, 28 September to 6 October 2019 The Australia – New Zealand Challenge will take place as part of the Oceania Championships held in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia. New Zealand will compete in the following age grades for Men and Women (3 runners per grade) 16, 18, 20, 21, 40, […]
The New Zealand orienteers selected to compete at the remaining 2019 World Cups are: World Cup No. 3 World Cup Round 3 will be held in Laufen, Switzerland from 27-29 September 2019. Women: Laura Robertson (Hutt Valley) Men: Tim Robertson (Hutt Valley) World Cup No. 4 World Cup Round 4 will be held in […]
Wellington Orienteering Club is hosting Nationals 2020 and so we are seeking expressions of interest for two new maps. Information on each of these maps is below. Scotts Ferry Extension (PDF 3.7MB) Osgiliath NW (PDF 752KB) Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Sarah ([email protected]) otherwise we look forward to receiving your quotes by […]
As usual June has seen a major upturn in happenings. This started, of course, with the massive turn-out at Queen’s Birthday. This was followed a week later by the first round of the World Cup for 2019, though it was not particularly uplifting from the local point of view. Now we have the departure of […]
News Updates from Orienteering NZ – including National Volunteer Week; ONZ General Manager applications invited; View from the Chair; Event Liaison Update; High Performance Update; WorkSafe NZ Policy Clarification; Sport NZ – Healthy Active Learning; Review of Walking Access Act 2008
The term of the current General Manager ends in late September, and the Council are now inviting applications from people who may have an interest in this role. Closing date for applications is July 15th 2019.
Wagga Wagga and Surrounds, 27 September to 6 October 2019 This year, 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 2019 Australian Schools Championships. Team 1 (Harua) Team 2 (Karahiwi) Senior Boys: Mitchell Cooper (AK) […]
A tough middle distance overnight at the World Cup in Helsinki. The World Cup continues tonight with a chasing start long distance based on the middle results. Lizzie again will not start and Tim is off at 8.42 pm Sunday (NZST).
The first round of the 2019 IOF World Cup starts tonight in Helsinki with a middle distance. New Zealand has two entrants – Tim Robertson and Lizzie Ingham, although Lizzie picked up an ankle injury last week and is in doubt of starting. Details of live coverage can be found at https://orienteering.sport/event/orienteering-world-cup-round-1/middle/#current with the women’s […]
The 3rd round of the 2019 IOF World Cup will be held in Laufen, Switzerland from 27-29 September 2019. The round consists of a middle distance, a knock-out sprint, and an individual sprint. Bulletin 1 is here: WC3-Bulletin-1 The 4th and final round of the World Cup will be held in Gaungdong, China from 24-30 […]
The Queen’s Birthday 3-day event was also the final round of the NOL. The series consisted of 11 races in total with the best 8 scores to count, with competition in men’s women’s senior and junior elites classes. The M21E title was retained by Gene Beveridge who was in fact the only one in this […]
The New Zealand Pinestars, led by strong performances from Matt Ogden, Imogene Scott, Joseph Lynch, Kurtis Shuker and Kaia Joergensen have taken the lead after the home leg of the annual Test Match against the Australian Bushrangers run in the Manawatu over Queen’s Birthday weekend. Matt (M21E), Imogene (W21E), Jospeh and Kurtis (both in M17-20E), […]
Do you have experience in MTBO competition? Have a good knowledge of MTBO athletes and willing to commit some time into selecting our MTBO teams to represent New Zealand internationally?
With no second JWOC trial this year to fill the gap between the ONZ Champs and Queen’s Birthday there has been a bit of a lull, notwithstanding events on the various local scenes. Following the naming of the JWOC and WOC teams, in mid-month there was a successful HP camp held in Auckland, largely, but […]
As many of you are likely aware, the Ministry for Primary Industries is reviewing the Walking Access Act 2008. We want to hear from you and people in your networks interested in access to the outdoors, so we get the best possible results from the review. The Act is about increasing free access to tracks, […]
UPDATE – Extension of Deadline to 2 June Please forward applications to Josie Boland [email protected] Maryborough, Victoria, 25-27 October 2019 New Zealand has been invited to take on Australia in an ANZ challenge competition at the Australian MTBO champs, Maryborough, 25-27 October 2019. The Championships include mass start, sprint, middle and long distance […]
May Update e-Newsletter from ONZ including: Have Your Say – Major Events; Vacancies; View from the Chairs; 2019 AGM & Club Forum; New Council Members; New Life Members; Event Liaison Update; High Performance Update; and other news…
The 2019 Junior Camp is being hosted by Counties Manukau 15-20 December 2019. Applications are invited for the Junior Camp Manager and Junior Camp Lead Coach. Applications close 21 June 2019.
Wagga Wagga and Surrounds, 28 September to 6 October 2019 This year, 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 2019 Australian Schools Championships. The championships will be held in and around Wagga Wagga in New […]
Managing the NZ Orienteering Team 2019 as part of the Australian Championships carnival 27 Sept to 6 Oct 2019. Applications close Friday 21 June 2019.
The New Zealand Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers at the Queen’s Birthday 3-day event to be hosted by Wellington 1-3 June 2019. W20E Katie Cory-Wright (PAPO) Marisol Hunter (PAPO) Briana Steven (PAPO) Reserve: Kaia Jorgensen (PAPO) W21E Renee Beveridge (NWOC) Lara Molloy (WGTN) Imogene Scott (AOC) […]
The World Orienteering Championships 2019 will be held in Sarpsborg, Norway from 12-17 August 2019. The final team to represent New Zealand at the World Orienteering Championships are: Women: Lizzie Ingham (Wellington) Greta Knarston (Counties Manukau) Kate Morrison (Hawkes Bay) Men: Gene Beveridge (North West) Cameron de l’Isle (North West) Tommy Hayes (Auckland) […]
The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2019 will be held in Aarhus, Denmark from 6-13 July 2019. The confirmed full team selected is listed below. Men : Max Griffiths (NW) Stephen Harding (PAPO) Joe Lynch (PAPO) Daniel Monckton (NW) Kurtis Shuker (CMOC) Will Tidswell (HBOC) Reserve: Scott Smith (PAPO) Women : Katie Cory-Wright […]
So the ONZ Championships, with new locations and a variety of challenging terrain, have come and gone. Congratulations to all the winners and place getters and to PAPO as the lead organizers. Out of the ONZ Championships we now await the final announcement of the WOC and JWOC teams and, below, is updated the points […]
After 8 events of the 2019 National Orienteering League the top 3 positions in each of the classes are as follows (for the full list click on the link): Senior Men : 1. Gene Beveridge 580 pts (8 scores), 2. Nick Hann 439 (5), 3. Matt Ogden 230 (3). Senior Women : 1. Lara Molloy […]
Last night at the 2019 Orienteering National Championships Prize Giving Ceremony in Oamaru, Orienteering NZ announced four new Life Members. Life Membership is conferred upon a person in recognition and appreciation of their outstanding service to orienteering. The four new life members are: Rob Crawford (previously CMOC) Rob has had many years involvement in orienteering, […]
Ōamaru Mail press article on NZ Orienteering Championships 2019 being held in the area.
Selection Announcement – MOUNTAIN BIKE ORIENTEERING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
Denmark, 28 July – 3 August 2019 The confirmed riders selected to represent New Zealand at the 2019 MTBO World Championships and Junior World Championships are: Juniors Tegan Knightbridge – North West Georgia Skelton – Counties Manukau Open Devon Beckman – Hawkes Bay Conal Boland-Bristow – PAPO Tommy Hayes – Auckland Tim Robertson – Hutt […]
The comprehensive NZOC 2019 programme and Start Lists are now available on the event website. The Programme has all the information and will be your reference guide for the event. The website has most
News Updates for April 2019 – View from the Chair; 2019 AGM and Club Forum Notice; Annual Report 2018; High Performance Update; Have Your Say; In Other News.
The Orienteering NZ Annual Report for 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2018 is available for download. Includes reports from the Chairperson, General Manager, Make it easy, sustaining growth, enhancing performances, financials, International representation and results, awards, trophies, club membership statistics and event participation numbers.
Incorporating NZL Pinestars v AUS Bushrangers Test Match at Senior and Junior Elite levels NOL Round 4 Schools Inter-regional Challenge Join Wellington and Red Kiwi Orienteering Clubs to enjoy 3 days of top orienteering in the Horowhenua/Manawatu. Saturday 1 June Multi-day distance Whirokino (Waitarere Forest) – remapped 2019 by Bryan and Graham Teahan Planner – […]
As we move towards the ONZ Championships at Easter, March has been a relatively busy month, not only with the start of many of the regional OY Series, but also a HP camp in Rotorua, the Otago Champs and, at the end of the month, the first set of JWOC Trials. Outside orienteering there has […]
The draft ONZ AGM Agenda 2019 with Remits is available and has been sent to all clubs. Three remits have been received for consideration at the AGM. The ONZ is intending to provide a response to the remits after the Council meeting scheduled for 26 March. The 2018 AGM Minutes – to be approved at AGM is also available for review.
Orienteering World is the official annual journal of the International Orienteering Federation (IOF). In the new 2019 issue you will find many interesting orienteering articles. Don´t miss out!
A review of the Major Events has been undertaken and ONZ has identified the need to consider alternatives to how events are allocated and managed. It is imperative for the continued growth and development of our sport that we review events and look at the best options for delivering these in the future.
NZ Orienteering Championships in Oamaru at Easter – Normal Entries Closing this week – Thursday 28 March 2019
Last orders for entries, social dinner and awards evening tickets or t-shirts and bags. Enter Now and get your orders in!
The Bulletin and Final Information for the JWOC Trials in Auckland on 30/31 March can be found here JWOC Trials Bulletin Updated start lsits can be found here 2019 JWOC Trials Start List Updated . These now include NOL allocated start times for elites. Because of conditions of access to Kings College for the sprint […]
The first round of the 2019 IOF World Cup will be held in Helsinki, Finland from 8-11 June 2019. The round consists of a middle distance, a long distance with a chasing start based on the results of the middle distance, and a sprint relay. All orienteers who wish to be considered for this round […]
March Monthly eNewsletter including: View from the chair; AGM & Club Forum Notice; Council Elections; High Performance Update; Event Liaison Update; Have your Say!; Risk Management Question; And other news
Selection Notice – MOUNTAIN BIKE ORIENTEERING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
The 2019 MTBO World Championships and Junior World Championships will be held in Denmark, 28 July – 3 August 2019. Selection Criteria As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy, athletes will be selected on the basis of known form. Known form will include results from all known races with emphasis on the recent 2018 […]
Five applications were received for the two vacancies on the ONZ Board.
After a busy January with training camps and the South Island Champs, February almost seems like a break between the summer and the real orienteering season starting, as despite numerous local mid-week introductory events, the only goings-on at HP orienteering level have been somewhat in the background. Nevertheless if we look more widely at the […]
The premier night orienteering competition in New Zealand. 2019 is going to be another classic so bring your tent, your cow bell and your club spirit for this event!
The International Orienteering Federation has re-launched its official website and rebranded to new address orienteering.sport.
Wellington Orienteering Club is seeking expressions of interest for remapping two areas that have not been used for competition in recent years.
Entries for Oceania 2019, the biggest multi-day orienteering carnival of this years Australian calendar, have opened. Take advantage of early bird rates until 30 April 2019. Introductory information about the carnival and each day’s events is available in bulletin 1.
Latest News Updates including View from the Chair; 2019 Council Elections; High Performance Update; Event Liaison Update; have your Say on Trophies and Southern Cross Challenge (NZ Schools Team); MTBO Controlling and Organising Workshop; Condolences and other news.
As part of preparations for the Queen’s Birthday orienteering festival, the Wellington Orienteering Club is seeking expressions of interest for remapping two areas that have not been used for competition in recent years.
A New Year, new hopes for all of us as we seek to improve our own and others performances and further develop orienteering. Before launching fully into the new year, below are further comments on a couple of issues arising from the Under 23 Camp in December – food for thought at least. There is […]
A hot weekend for the first round of the NOL (SuperSeries). No surprises in M21E and W21E where Gene Beveridge and Nick Hann fought it out for the men, and Lizzie Ingham was a clear winner on all 3 days for the women. Very interesting in the 20’s though with Ronan Lee taking the sprint […]
2 vacancies for Orienteering NZ Council Members are now open and will close on 28 February 2019.
As per IOF requirements, as part of the New Zealand application for JWOC2022 all potential areas have to be embargoed while the application is assessed. Areas under consideration are shown on the attached link (https://drive.google.com/open?id=123UVuPWzwWBdZlpt8rYl3een0iiiNSob&usp=sharing). All forest areas (Areas 1 to 5) are strictly OUT OF BOUNDS to all orienteers. Passage on forest roads through […]
Having reported in brief on the Canterbury Champs last month, the main happening in December has been the Under 23 Camp which has again tested the physical and mental stamina of our up-and-coming elites. Also, however, December has seen the submission of the ONZ bid for JWOC2022. So now, sit back, relax and enjoy the […]
Entries are open for the 2019 NZ Orienteering Championships. Enter before 31 December 2018 to go in the early bird entries prize draw.
The Halberg Foundation has announced a record 93 nominations received for six categories at the 56th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards – New Zealand’s pre-eminent event to celebrate and honour sporting achievements from 2018. 43 sporting codes are represented in the nominations, submitted by National Sporting Organisations. Key for orienteering are the nominations for the Sportswoman […]
The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2019 will be held in Aarhus, Denmark from 6-13 July 2019. Selection Criteria As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy and in particular the 2019 JWOC team will be selected on Known Form from the following events. 30-31 March 2019 in Auckland ONZ National Championships in Canterbury 19-22 […]
The World Orienteering Championships 2019 will be held in Sarpsborg, Norway from 12-17 August 2019. Selection Criteria As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy and in particular the 2018 WOC Team will be selected on Known Form from the following events. For New Zealand based athletes: ONZ National Championships in Canterbury 19-22 April 2019 […]
Orienteering NZ News, Updates, and with the end of the year approaching fast, its timely to have a look at what’s happened in 2018.
Orienteering NZ is inviting applications from suitable applicants for two vacancies on the Council.
Although November started with CDOA Championships, highly successfully hosted by OBOP, it has since been an essentially quiet month. On the HP front much of it has been taken up with final preparation of the ONZ bid for JWOC2022, and with mapping, planning and general organization for the U23 Development Camp which starts next Saturday. […]
Sport NZ has launched nationwide public consultation on its review into sport integrity, calling on anyone involved in sport to share their thoughts on a range of integrity issues through an online survey that will be open for the next six weeks. The online survey and a Sport NZ discussion document are available at sportnz.org.nz/integrity. The […]
October brings with it the end of the international season and, with the exception of the rejuvenated CDOA Champs and the Canterbury Champs, also the wind-down of the domestic competition year. Still to come of course are the U23 and Junior Camps in December. Here though we can summarize the last round of the World […]
Orienteering NZ fully supports the IOF in the development of this policy on preventing harassment within our sport.
The full policy (in PDF format) is available on the IOF website and on the Orienteering NZ website “Policy and Procedures” page.
The Minutes of the XXIX IOF Ordinary General Assembly have been approved and are now published on the IOF website. Read all about the various reports, proposals and the Council elections which took place.
The following Junior Orienteers have been selected to attend the Junior Camp in Hawkes Bay 15-20 December 2018. First Name Last Name Orienteering Club Adam Bateman Auckland Samantha Bixley Dunedin Ollie Bixley Dunedin Cameron Bonar North West Manon Bonar North West Simon Bond Taranaki Nathan Borton Auckland Cara Bradding North West Thomas Brendolise Auckland […]
An embargo is in place for the National 2019 Sprint Distance Championship event on Good Friday within the Ōamaru city centre.
Dates and venues for the 2019 North Island Secondary Schools Championships and New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships have been confirmed.
3-4 November 2018. Middle, Sprint and Long distance events. The Long distance will be an A Level event on our fantastic new Okareka Map. “You have to run a top level event on this map” in the words of Nick Hahn, the mapper.
Entries for Labour Weekend 3-day close tonight – avoid late entry fees. Day 1: Middle distance on Riverside/Riverlands – subtle contour details on river flats plus the added bonus of a rocky hillside. remapped and extended by Bryan Teahan in 2018. Day 2: Long(ish) distance aon Mingimingi – rolling pine forest in the eastern Wairarapa. […]
The Australian Bushrangers have taken out the second leg of the ANZ Test Match after the Australian Long Distance Championships held in South Australia. With no elite competitors from NZL it was left to Oak Jones and Jason Bond, 3rd and 5th respectively in M20E, and Briana Steven And Katie Cory-Wright, 2nd and 3rd in […]
The first ever knock-sprint at a World Cup race took place overnight in Prague. Of the 4 NZL athletes Tim Robertson and Lizzie Ingham both made it through the qualification race to make the knock-out quarter-finals. Here, however, unlike the qualification and later semi-finals and final, the courses could almost be said to have been […]
The aim with The Athlete Charter is to be the world’s largest athlete-focused survey ever commissioned. All elite-level athletes are invited to share their voice. Integrity and Clean Sport is one of the key topics. Clean Sport was also the main topic on the 1st WADA Global Athlete Forum with the theme The sport we want.
September always seems to be a bit of a dead month coming after the excitement of JWOC and WOC, and before the Australian Championships Carnival. For that reason it is the time to pause, take stock and work out where we are. Hence…no major event reports but a lot of reading. How did we really […]
Applications are invited for the position of 2019 NZ Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) Coach. Applications close: Friday 26 October 2018
Peninsula and Plains Orienteers are excited to be able to offer three new maps around Oamaru for the 2019 NZ Orienteering Championships in a part of New Zealand that has rarely been mapped or used for orienteering before, and to supplement them with an area first used for Oceania in 2009 with the quirky but cute name of “Humpy Bumpy” near Earthquakes for the relay.
including: Junior and U23 Camp Registrations closing; Events Update; View from the Chair; High Performance Update; Events Liaison Update;
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.
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/
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 […]
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 reminds clubs we now have a Safety Management System. We also require clubs to report any accidents or incidents using our online accident report.
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 […]
Applications are invited for the ONZ 2018 Junior and U23 Orienteering Camps
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 […]
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. […]
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 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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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;
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 – […]
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 […]
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.
The JWOC middle distance final proved problematic for the four Kiwis in the A finals, all finishing between 41st and 44th in the respective mens and womens fields. In the mens race in which Swedes finished 1-2-3, Max Griffiths, Cameron de L’isle and Joseph Lynch were almost identically closely grouped in 41st, 42nd and 44 […]
Four Kiwis will line up in the middle distance finals at JWOC on Friday. After two tough days in the long and the sprint, Cameron de l’Isle squeaked through to the final in the last qualifying place in Heat 1by a mere 6 seconds, while in Heat 3 Joseph Lynch had marginally more room to […]
Joseph Lynch has produced another wonderful run to finish in 15th equal place in the JWOC sprint’ Joseph’s time of 16:35 was just over 45 seconds behind slightly surprise winner Colin Kolbe of Germany, with Matthew Fellbaum of Britain edging out Finn Otto Kaario and Norway’s Kasper Fosser by 1 second for the silver. Cameron […]
Lara Molloy and Joseph Lynch both produced excellent performances in the JWOC Long Distance at Kecskemet, Hungary on Monday. Both mens’ and women’s races had run-away winners in the complex largely open/semi-open terrain, but Lara (31st) and Joseph (45th), in large fields, were only just over 10 minute behind the silver medallists. In the womens race […]
NZL has started the season of IOF World Championships with a gold medal as Gillian Ingham has taken out the W60 Sprint title at the World Masters Championships in Copenhagen. Gillian, having finished 2nd in her qualifying heat yesterday, won by 2 seconds from a Swiss runner and another 10 s ahead of a 3rd placed Hungarian.
A number of promising juniors have been invited to join the New Zealand Schools Regional Invitation Team to travel to the Australian Orienteering Carnival in late September/ early October in Adelaide and region.
As we await the start of the 2018 round of World Championships, June has seen the Pinestars-Bushrangers Test Match and some keen individual competition at Queen’s Birthday in Auckland. This also saw the culmination of the SuperSeries for 2018 with well deserved senior titles going to gene Beveridge and Imogene Scott. Also below a few […]
including: View from the Chair; New Health & Safety Policy; Team Staff Vacancy; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; WANTED: Quality areas for NZ Champs; Svend Pedersen recognised; Kauri Dieback Programme; LOST: National Championship Trophies; World Orienteering Day
Adelaide and Surrounds, 29 September to 7 October 2018 The New Zealand Secondary Schools Team selected to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2018 Australian Schools Championships is: Senior Boys: Jason Bond (Taranaki) Tom Harding (PAPO) Oak Jones (Taranaki) Liam Stolberger (North […]
Applications are invited for the role of Junior Pinestars 2018 Team Manager. Applications close Friday 13 July 2018.
2pm Following the announcement earlier today (below) of the applications for the ONZ Council Extraordinary Vacancy, Tommy Hayes has advised his withdrawal. Therefore, in accordance with the Orienteering NZ Constitution, Alison Comer has been appointed to the vacancy. 11.30am Applications have now closed for the ONZ Council Extraordinary Vacancy. Two applications were received which […]
Junior orienteers will be invited to join the Regional invitation team traveling to the 2018 Australian Orienteering Championships carnival after the NZ schools team has been posted on the ONZ website.
The first formal Bulletin contains detailed information about the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2018, and can be downloaded from https://nzssoc2018.papo.org.nz/. Please note: Entries close on the 6th of July.
The New Zealand Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers at the Australian Championships Carnival Birthday to be held in South Asutralia from 29 September to 7 October 2018. Pinestars teams will be selected in M21E, W21E, M20 and W20 based on known form. All orienteers interested in selection should contact the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright […]
The New Zealand Pinestars have overcome the Australian Bushrangers in the annual Test Match held at the Queens Birthday 3-day in Woodhill Forest. Although the Australians prevailed in W21E, New Zealand were convincing winners in the other three classes. In M21E, W21E and M20 there were also fascinating personal batteles between the top athletes from […]
May has seen an upsurge in events both domestically and overseas. At international level we have seen the first round of the 2018 World Cup, in association with the European Championships, with mixed results for the small New Zealand contingent. At home the second round of JWOC trials, early in the month, including the Ultralong […]
A vacancy for 1 Council Member is now open and will close on Wednesday 13 June 2018 following the retirement of David Turner (previous ONZ Chair) due to him travelling in Europe for the next few months.
The third round of the 2018 IOF World Cup will be held in the Ostfold area of Norway from 31 August – 2 September 2018. The round consists of a long distance, a double extended middle distance with a chasing start for the second race, and a relay. The fourth and final round of the […]
The provisional New Zealand Pinestars team will compete against the Australian Bushrangers at the Jafa Queens Birthday 3-day event to be held in Woodhill Forest 2-4 June 2018. W20E Meghan Drew (AOC) Marisol Hunter (PAPO) Tegan Knightbridge (NWOC) Jenna Tidswell (HBOC) W21E Renee Beveridge (Day 1 and 2 […]
Tommy Hayes will have mixed feelings about the middle distance at the European Orienteering Champs. Although the only Kiwi to qualify, a big mistake on control 9 where he lost over 4 minutes on the fastest split, followed by another small error on 10, left him in 50th place, well down the field. The terrain […]
Tommy Hayes is the only one of the three strong Kiwi contingent to make the final of the middle distance at the European Orienteering Championships. In steep and rocky terrain near Ticino, Tommy ran a steady qualification to finish in 8th place in Heat 2, 2 minutes 20 s down on heat winner Florian Howald […]
The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2018 will be held in Kecskemet, Hungary from 8-15 July 2018. The team selected to represent New Zealand is: Men : Cameron de L’Isle (NWOC) Max Griffiths (NWOC) Joe Lynch (Wellington) Daniel Monkton (NWOC) Callum Hill (NW) Will Tidswell (HB) Reserve: Kurtis Shuker (CMOC) Women : Katie Cory-Wright (PAPO) […]
Tim Robertson, Tommy Hayes and Laura Robertson all made it through to the sprint final on the first day of the European Orienteering Championships which double as the opening round of the 2018 IOF World Cup. After qualifying 10th in heat 1, Tim will be disappointed not to have made the top 10, finishing 17th, […]
In this issue: View from the Chair – New Chair Jane Harding; Team Staff Vacancies; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; ONZ Policy Updates; IOF Council Nominations;
New Zealand Secondary Schools Team 2018 Adelaide and Surrounds, 29 September to 7 October 2018 A New Zealand Secondary Schools Team is to be selected to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2018 Australian Schools Championships. The championships will be held in and […]
The provisional New Zealand Team to compete at the World Orienteering Championships 2018 to be held in Riga and Sigulda, Latvia from 3-11 August 2018. Men : Gene Beveridge (NW) Cameron de l’Isle (NW) Matt Ogden (NW) Tim Robertson (OHV) Toby Scott (AK) Women : Lizzie Ingham (WN) Kate Morrison (HB) Laura Robertson […]
MOUNTAIN BIKE ORIENTEERING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018 Waldviertel, Austria 5-13 August 2018 The confirmed riders selected to represent NZ at the 2018 MTBO World Championships and Junior World Championships are: Tom Spencer – M21E – Dunedin Conal Boland-Bristow – M21E – PAPO Georgia Skelton – W20 (Junior) – CMOC Teagan Knightbridge […]
Click here to view the latest edition of High Performance News With the ONZ Championships done and dusted for another year, April has been another relatively quiet month at home, the main feature being the South Island Championships hosted by Dunedin. This has been followed by both North island and South Island Secondary Schools […]
this issue includes: View from the Chair; Team Staff Vacancies; Senior Selector and Technical Convenor Appointed; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; ONZ Annual Awards; World Orienteering Day; Sport and Recreation Awards; ONZ Policy Updates; IOF Council Nominations;
Orienteering NZ invites applications for the NZ Team Coach and NZ Team Manager for the Southern Cross Challenge 2018.
The World University Orienteering Championships 2018 will be held in Kuortane, Finland from 17-21 July 2018. Men Jonty Oram (AOC) Tim Robertson (OHV) Kieran Woods (AOC) Women Marina Comeskey (WOC) Tegan Knightbridge (NWOC) Heidi Stolberger (NWOC)
Although the early part of March kept many of riveted watching the unfolding drama of Godzone2018, there has been very little orienteering activity until the ONZ Championships over Easter. With Easter overhanging March into April, I have left this issue until completion of competition and selection or partial selection of JWOC, WOC and WUOC teams, […]
New Zealand Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships, 24-27 April in Alexandra, Central Otago. The confirmed New Zealand Team to compete in the ANZ MTBO Challenge competition at the New Zealand MTBO Championships are: M21 Tom Spencer Dunedin Conal Boland-Bristow PAPO Chris Forne PAPO Nick Hann – Reserve PAPO M40 Brent Simpson Taranaki Peter Swanson BOP Liam […]
February usually brings about a pick-up of activity. This year, with no Waitangi sprints, SOW being at the end of January, and no opportunity to build a camp around these events seems to be the exception. Nevertheless there are many out there training diligently with an eye on Easter and beyond, competing overseas, or flying […]
in this issue: View from the Chair; AGM Notice – Confirmation of Venue, Date and Time; Event Liaison Update
NZ Annual Awards Nominations Open; New Mapping Specification; ONZ Policy Updates;
The 2017 Orienteering NZ Annual Report is available to download and for viewing online. It includes reports from the ONZ Board Chairperson and General Manager; Coverage of the strategic plan components; A review of 2017 representation, awards, and results nationally and internationally; A summary and analysis of membership and participation.
Orienteers Christine Browne and family represent Tauranga in the XVenture Family Challenge TV series.
The first round of the 2018 IOF World Cup will be held in association with the European Orienteering Championships in Ticino, Switzerland from 6-13 May 2018. All orienteers interested in selection for this event should contact the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright ([email protected]) by Monday 26 February 2018.
in this Issue: View from the Chair; 2018 Council Elections Results; JWOC Coach Vacancies; High Performance Update; Event Liaison Update; NZ Annual Awards Nominations Open; Parks Week; ONZ Policy Updates;
The New Zealand Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers at the Jafa Queens Birthday 3-day event to be held in Woodhill Forest 2-4 June 2018. Pinestars teams will be selected in M21E, W21E, M20 and W20 based on performance at the ONZ National Championships at Easter 2018. All orienteers interested in selection should contact the Convenor […]
Orienteers have produced some fabulous performances this weekend at both the Coast to Coast and the Tawera Ultra. Pride of place to Chris Forne and Gene Beveridge. Chris was 5th in the Longest Day in a time of 11 hours 55 minutes and 26 seconds, about 40 minutes behind the winner, while Gene took 3rd […]
The World Schools Orienteering Championship will be held in Otepää, Estonia 24 April 2019 to 05 May 2019. This Selection Notice is in compliance with the Orienteering NZ Teams Selection Policy 2014. World Schools Championships Orienteering (WSCO) is held under the auspices of the International School Sport Federation (ISF). ONZ will select a school in each grade (M1, […]
So a new year starts… Despite SOW creeping into January this year, it is a quiet period. Hence below you will find a more extended summary of the seminar given by DFSNZ at the Under 23 Camp in December, as well as, of course, the SOW results, and a few other snippets of information, as […]
The early bird entry for this years World Masters Orienteering in Denmark is 12 January 2018 at 23:59 local time (UTC+1) – which in NZ is today 13th of January just before midday: Here is the link to the entry: https://eventor.orienteering.org/Events/Show/5547 And here is the link to the web site: http://wmoc2018.dk/index.html More than 2500 orienteers from […]
French Orienteering Federation published a special edition magazine, dedicated to Thierry Gueorgiou after his retirement from the national team at the end of 2017.
3 vacancies for Council Members are now open and will close on 31 January 2018. The election will be via Postal Vote in February/March with the announcement made before the 2018 AGM at Easter.
With the competition season ending with the WOA Champs at the end of November, I was anticipating this HP news to be short. But with a report on the recent U23 Development Camp, plus a few other issues of interest, it seems to have expanded well beyond expectations!. So, holiday reading for all and see […]
NZ Mountain Bike Orienteering Champs, Otago 25-27 April 2018 The NZ MTBO Champs in Otago 2018 will also include an ANZ MTBO Challenge, with a team of Australian riders expected to travel across the Tasman to compete. The ANZ MTBO Challenge races include the sprint, middle and long distance NZ MTBO championship races. The visiting […]
Selection Notice – MOUNTAIN BIKE ORIENTEERING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
Note: Updated Venue and Date Details Austria, 5-13 August 2018 The MTBO selection panel invites riders wishing to represent NZ at the 2018 MTBO World Championships and Junior World Championships, to apply for selection by 31 January 2018. Selection Criteria The MTBO selection panel invites riders wishing to represent NZ at the 2018 MTBO […]
in this Issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Committee Appointments; 2018 Council Elections – Applications Open; JWOC Coach Vacancies; High Performance Update; Event Liaison Update; ONZ Policy Updates; World Masters Games Gear for Sale.
You are warmly invited to the New Zealand National Orienteering Championships 2018 incorporating two world ranking events (WRE’s) – a sprint and a long distance. The events will be held over Easter 2018 and also include a middle distance and a relay.
After the ONZ Champs at Labour Weekend November was perhaps always going to be a bit of an anti-climax despite both the AOA and WOA Champs being on the calendar. Brief reports on both are below. Also revealed is the draft programme for the 2018 SuperSeries, and some reflections based on two weeks in Norway […]
The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2018 will be held in Kecskemet, Hungary from 8-15 July 2018. Selection Criteria As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy and in particular the 2018 JWOC team will be selected on the basis of known form and the results of two selection trials. Known form will include results from: […]
The World University Orienteering Championships 2018 will be held in Kuortane, Finland from 17-21 July 2018. Selection Criteria As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy and in particular the 2018 WUOC team will be selected on the basis of known form and the results of the selection trial. Known form will include results from […]
The World Orienteering Championships 2018 will be held in Riga and Sigulda, Latvia from 3-11 August 2018. Selection Criteria As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy and in particular the 2018 WOC Team will be selected on the basis of known form and the results of the selection trial. Known form will include results […]
It seems strange writing about the ONZ Championships in October, but in some ways it is perhaps fitting that the National Championships have come, once again, not withstanding the Auckland and Wellington Champs to come, more or less at the end of the season. The ONZ Champs reported on below were the final chance for […]
in this Issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Committee Vacancies- Round 2; Years 5-8 Orienteering Camp;
2018 Council Elections – Applications Open; High Performance Update; Event Liaison Update; ONZ Policy Updates;
Challenge yourself on Counties Manukau’s unique karst terrain at the 2017 Auckland Orienteering Championships 18-19 November 2017. Entries are open and more information can be found at www.cmoc.co.nz
Trials for the New Zealand teams for both the World Orienteering Championships (WOC) 2018 and the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) 2018 will be held at the 2018 ONZ Championships, 30 March – 1 April 2018.
Applications are now being sought for the Team Manager roles for WOC and JWOC 2018 and 2019. Team Managers provide an integral part to our travelling teams both pre-competition and during the competition itself so we are looking for someone who has the time to commit to the role hopefully for this 2-year period.
Experience the variety that the Kapiti and Manawatu coasts have to offer at the 2017 Wellington Orienteering Association Champs. 25th-26th November 2017
Orienteering NZ is inviting applications from suitable applicants for three vacancies on the Council.
Full event information and start lists are available for the New Zealand Orienteering Championships 2017 – four events in the sunny Hawkes Bay over the three day Labour weekend holiday.
A strong contingent of NZ mountain bikers (55 in total), travelled across the Tasman to compete in the Australian MTBO champs and ANZ Challenge, on 7th and 8th October at Wingello NSW, about 150kms South of Sydney in the Southern Highlands.
Early bird entries closing 5th October for 2017 National Champs in Hawkes Bay over Labour Weekend 20-23 October 2017 . After Thursday late entry fees will apply until entries close 12th October.
With the major news and events in September coming right at the end of the month I have delayed this issue a little to capture them. These include the Australian Champs Carnival, incorporating of course the Southern Cross Challenge, and then this last weekend the final round of the 2017 IOF World Cup where Tim […]
in this Issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Committee Vacancies- Round 2; Years 5-8 Orienteering Camp; 2018 Council Elections; Entries for National Championships; High Performance Update; Event Liaison Update;
ONZ Policy Updates
Anti-Match-Fixing and Sports Betting Policy
After the sprint and middle distance events at the Australian Championships the New Zealand Pinestars trail the Australian Bushrangers in M20E, W20E and W21E, and New Zealand hold a narrow lead in M21E. Highlights for NZL have been Matt Ogden placing 2nd in both races in M21E and similar 2nd places for Cameron de L’isle […]
The 2017 Years 5-8 Orienteering camp will be held in Rotorua this year from the 19-22 December. Information about the camp including the registration form are available from: http://www.obop.org.nz/junior-camp-2017.html Closing date for registration is 15 November. The camp is limited to 60 participants and registration will close before this date if this limit is reached. […]
including World Cup Round 3 – Latvia; Analysis of where we seem to be Post-WOC/JWOC; Jonty Oram’s report on the O-Ringen academy; and Pinestars selection.
Hi all junior camp, under 23 camp and coach applicants. We have had over whelming numbers apply this year for all these camps and positions. We are having to leave out nearly 30 applicants for junior camp. We are currently going through a process with regional coaches to decide as fairly as possible who this is and […]
Going to the Australian Carnival week in Sept? Have you entered the relay? Did you not enter the relay as you didn’t have a team? Jean Cory-Wright is coordinating the relay teams for the Australian Relay champs (not Aus schools relay) on Sun 1 Oct for all age groups. She will use the entry list […]
The ONZ draft Anti-Match-Fixing and Sports Betting Policy is now available for member consultation and review. Deadline for feedback is 30 September 2017.
What’s in this Issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Committee Appointments; ONZ Survey; Anti-Match-Fixing and Sports Betting Policy; High Performance Update;
The New Zealand Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers at the Australian Championships Carnival to be held in the Bathurst area of NSW from 23 September – 1 October 2017. Women Men 21E Renee Beveridge (S, M) Duncan Morrison (S, L, R, M) Greta Knarston (S, M) Matt Ogden (S, L, R, M) […]
Hawkes Bay Orienteering Club announces a brand new map and location for the Middle distance event at the NZ Orienteering Champs 2017 being held in Hastings 20-23 October 2017.
Marquita Gelderman (North West) achieved three gold medals in the Sprint, Middle and Long Distance events at the World Masters Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2017 held in France 29th July – 5th August 2017.
Hawkes Bay Orienteering Club invites all orienteers from near and far to the 2017 New Zealand Orienteering Championships.
Entries are open for the event being held over Labour Weekend 20-23 Oct 2017
Spring time in the Hawkes Bay is a wonderful time to visit, with new lambs, fruit blossoms and lush green pasture to greet you.
Australian Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships, Wingello NSW – 7-8 October 2017 The New Zealand Team to compete in the ANZ challenge competition at the Australian MTBO Championships, Wingello NSW, Australia on 7- 8 October is: Women Saskia Learmonth W16 Dunedin Jorja Simpson W16 Taranaki Jessica Sewell W16 North West Tayla Simpson W20 Taranaki Tegan Knightbridge […]
I apologise that with WOC already under way at the end of June, the June issue of HP News somewhat fell by the wayside. So here you have a combined June/July issue which not only summarises WOC with its highs and lows, but also JWOC which followed hard on its heels and saw Tommy Hayes […]
in this Issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Committee Vacancies – 10 August deadline; Junior Orienteering Camp – Applications Close 31 July; Coaching Positions for Junior Camp – Applications Close 31 July; High Performance Update;
A fantastic second leg by Tim Robertson took NZL briefly into the lead in the Sprint Relay at the World Games in Wroclaw. After Laura Roberston had run great first leg to come in 8th in the 17 strong field only 26s down on leaders Sweden, Tim powered to the front of the field midway […]
Laura Robertson has produced her nest international performance yet in finihsing 11th in the individual sprint at the World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. Although the World Games field is limited to 40, the majority of the top sprinters were present, albeit with only 2 runners per country rather than the 3 at WOC. Run round […]
The ONZ Mapping Committee have prepared two information summaries for NZ Orienteers and Mappers on the new ISOM2017 mapping specification changes.
Tommy Hayes has won NZL’s 4th JWOC sprint medal in 5 years with a wonderful run in today’s race in Tampere. For a long time it looked as if Tommy was going to follow Matt Ogden and Tim Robertson as a JWOC champion, only to be pipped almost at the very end by Oli Ojanaho […]
Tommy Hayes, Devon Beckman and Dani Goodall have qualified for tomorrow’s middle distance final at JWOC in Tampere, Finland. Tommy was the most comfortable of the Kiwis qualifying 9th in Heat 3 only 2:15 behind heat winner Akseli Ruohola of Finland. Devon finished 16th in Heat 2 not wuite 3 and a half minutes back. […]
Applications are now available for the 2017 Junior Camp, Under 23/Regional camp, and Junior Camp coaches.
Relay day at WOC2016 in Sweden was not particularly auspicious for NZL. However, it was nothing on relay day at WOC2017 in Estonia! Apart from Nick and Laura all the NZl team members either struggled or had disasters on the, admittedly, complex terrain. The day started badly whe Gene dropped almost 6 minutes on the […]
Today’s middle distance on Elva-Vitipalu saw the most satisfactory NZL performance of the week so far. Nick, recovering from the disappointment of his unfortunate DSQ in the long distance ran a good solid race to finish 39th in 41:11 and was closely backed up by Gene only 29 seconds behind in 41st. Between them these […]
What was a good day at the WOC long distance for NZL was soured at the end when Nick, after an excellent first ever run at WOC, was disqualified for inadvertently trespassing into out of bounds on the short loop after the arena run through. Without this he would have registered an excellent 34th place […]
The NZL team of Imogene, Tim, Ross and Laura have finished 21st in a really tough sprint relay held largely around the ruins of the tuetonic knoghts hill fort in Viljandi. A magnificant setting for the arena in an amphiphetre gave no hint of the steep hills, valleys and depressions just outside which featured prominently […]
Having at last had the chance to walk around the sprint terrain in Tartu I completely agree with Tim’s comments that he posted on his blog regarding the courses from yesterday. To qualify – what a magnificant sprint area it was up on the hill: grassy slopes with a network of paths between statues, bridges, […]
Unfortunately WOC sprint final 2017 will not go down as a great day for NZ orienteering. Both Tim and Laura dropped time early on and Lizzie suffered a recurrence of the breathing problems have hindered her sprint performances in the past few years. The courses themselves were very atypical of what Kiwis probably expect of […]
Despite late changes to the courses, following today’s qualification heats, run in persistent rain on largely hilly parkland above the streets of the old town, three of the NZL team – Tim, Laura and Lizzie – will line up in the WOC sprint final early Sunday morning New Zealand time. The truth of rumours floating around […]
Two more days of light training and sampling of Estonian terrain of various types, and here we are on the eve of Sprint Qualification. Today’s model event (the model for all the sprints) suggested a terrain with as much grass as tarmac, not too many buildings, some steep slopes, and the cobbles of the old town […]
In this issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Committee Vacancies; New IOF Mapping Standards; Junior Orienteering Camp; Coaching Positions for Junior Camp; High Performance Update;
A strict embargo is in place on two areas in Woodhill Forest with respect to NZ Orienteering Championships 2018. The embargo applies until the events on 31 March, 1st and 2nd April 2018.
Tuesday morning in Tartu, Estonia and finally, with the 9.55pm flight from Helsinki and the 11.30pm bus from Tallinn delivering Ross and Nick, respectively, to the bosom of the team, all NZL team members have arrived for WOC2017. Sadly, the same cannot be said of Nick’s bag which seems to have been highjacked in Moscow. […]
The first term of the ONZ Committee members are now up for renewal. Firstly, we are seeking applications for the Junior Development, MTBO and Rogaine committees.
The provisional New Zealand Secondary Schools Team to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2017 Australian Schools Championships – Bathurst, NSW, 23 Sept to 1 Oct 2017.
The IOF has agreed a new mapping specification for standard orienteering events. Over the next few years you will run on a mixture of old (ISOM 2000) and new (ISOM 2017) mapping. The organisers will make it clear what you are going to get.
Skills Active are setting up an industry advisory group for the outdoor sector to help advise on training pathways and how to attract and retain staff.
As the next HP News is due while I am in Estonia for WOC I thought I would send this out in advance giving the final results of the 2017 SuperSeries. Malcolm Ingham ([email protected]) SuperSeries 2017 The 2017 SuperSeries rounded off on a very cold, very wet Queen’s Birthday Weekend in Canterbury, with snow actually […]
The New Zealand Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers at the Australian Champs Carnival to be held in the Bathurst area of NSW from 23 September – 1 October 2017. Pinestars teams will be selected in M21E, W21E, M17-20E and W17-20E for races at all individual distances and a relay. All orienteers interested in selection […]
Applications are now being invited for the following roles: NZ Schools Team Manager NZ Schools Team Coach Technical Committee Convenor Click here to find out more about these roles
All orienteers interested in selection for the 2017 World Cup Round 3 in Latvia must register their interest, year of birth, and cell phone number to the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright ([email protected]) by 7pm Sunday 2 July 2017.
After the madness of April there has been relatively little activity in May up until the last two weeks. These have seen the final WOC training camp in Estonia, on which Lizzie Ingham reports below, and then the first round of the World Cup giving another wonderful sprint performance from Tim Robertson. Both perhaps give […]
in this Issue: View from the Chair; ONZ New Vacancies!; 2016 ONZ Award Recipients; Oceania & Auckland World Masters Games; New Mapping Standard; High Performance Update
Tim Robertson has produced another outstanding sprint performance, finishing 8th in the first race at World Cup Round 1 being held in Finland. Tim was about 30s behind winner Yannick Michiels who gave Belgium their first ever victory in a World Cup race. Tim had earlier qualified easily in joint 15th place out of nearly […]
All orienteers interested in selection for the 2017 World Cup Round Switzerland must register their interest, year of birth, and cell phone number to the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright ([email protected]) by 7pm Sunday 28 May 2017.
Australian Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships, Wingello NSW – 7-8 October 2017 This year NZ takes on Australia in an ANZ challenge competition at the Australian MTBO champs, Wingello NSW on 7- 8 October. The Championships include sprint, middle and long distance races, as well as two warm up events – details can be found […]
April has been a busy month. The announcement of the JWOC team following the trials in late March, the Oceania Championships – with excellent NZL results, followed by the announcement of the team for WOC, the Schools Test Match, and culminating in a highly successful WMOC2017. Hard to know where to start, so pick and […]
PAPO welcomes you to the 2017 Queens Birthday orienteering three day! Enjoy some of the best terrain Canterbury has to offer, with two day’s on our intricate sand dune maps just north of Christchurch and then one day in the foothills of the Torlesse Range.
Bathurst, New South Wales, 23 September to 1 October 2017 A New Zealand Secondary Schools Team is to be selected to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2017 Australian Schools Championships. The championships will be held in and around Bathurst in New South […]
Early Bird entries for the Australian Orienteering Carnival in September 2017 have been extended to this Friday 5th May.
Carey Nazzer has won New Zealand’s only gold medal at WMOC2017 taking out the W55 Long Distance final by just over 1 minute from Dorthe Hansen of Denmark. Silver medals have gone to Karl Dravitzki (M35), Carsten Joergensen (M45), Bill Edwards (M50), and Marquita Gelderman in W50, with Greg Flynn and Ross Brighouse picking up bronze […]
3.45 pm Friday and the arena is set and almost ready to go, controls are out and checked, the starts are laid out waiting the masses, so what are New Zealand’s prospects for breaking the gold medal duck? NZL had two heat winners over the two days of qualifying held at Temu Road. In M70 Ross […]
The World Orienteering Championships for 2017 will be held in Otepää, Estonia, 30 June – 8 July 2017. Men : Gene Beveridge – NW Nick Hann – PAPO Tommy Hayes – AK Ross Morrison – HB Tim Roberston – HV Women : Lizzie Inham – WN Laura Robertson – HV Imogene Scott – […]
While our Trans-Tasman cousins had a record haul of 12 gold medals in the WMOC sprint final held on Auckland University today, it was a thin day for NZL athletes with only 3 silvers and 3 bronzes to show at the end of the day. Best results came in the 50 grades with Yvette Baker and […]
New Zealand Pinestars have had a convincing victory over the Australian Bushrangers at the Oceania Championships held over Easter weeeknd. NZL were victorious on all four days winning Friday’s sprint at Unitec by 119-81, the long distance on Rototoa by 118-81, the relay by 105-80, and the middle distance in the rocks of Pongaroa Road […]
10:45am Fri 14 April before the Sprint race at Unitec there will be a Whakatau Mihi to welcome all our visitors onto Unitec campus and bless the Oceania Championships 2017. Everyone is welcome to come and we encourage you to attend.
NZ residents WMG2017 competitors – Be in to win a brand new 2017 Giant Defy Advanced 2 road bike when you collect your accreditation between 16-18 April. *Ts and Cs apply.
Lizzie Ingham would normally be on home ground this Easter, but the leader of the IOF FootO Athletes’ Commission is missing one of the highlights of the Oceania orienteering calendar.
At 9:12am on 13 April The New Zealand Metrological Service issued a Severe Weather Warning. Our advice to competitors.
The Oceania 2017 Bulletin 2 has been updated. Updated 11 April 2017 – Amendments to Registration, Sprint quarantine, Sprint map size, Sprint distance to start, Sprint embargoed area, Middle quarantine. The latest version of the Bulletin (including amendments below) is on the Oceania 2017 website.
The AGM Agenda 2017 is available for download. It includes the AGM Agenda, three Remits, and Council comment on the Remits.
A “News and Updates” page has been added to the Oceania2017.nz website. Please keep an eye on it for the latest updates.
An online copy of the Orienteering NZ Annual Report for 2016 is available:
Applications are invited for the vacancy of NZ JWOC 2017 Coach. Applications close 1 May 2017.
The Pinestars team will compete against Australia at the Oceania Championships which will be held in Auckland on 14-17 April 2017.
The New Zealand Team Selection Announcement for Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) for 2017 to be held in Finland 9-16 July 2017.
View from the Chair; Notice of Annual General Meeting – Venue Details; ONZ Council Update; IOF Event Advisors Clinic – Reminder; Oceania & Auckland World Masters Games; High Performance Update
The World Masters Orienteering Championships 2017 “Start Lists” for the Long Quals and Sprint Qual have been published and can be downloaded from the Orienteering page on the World Masters Games website or from the WMOC2017.com website.
A couple of incidents in the last little while set me thinking about professionalism in sport. To most people this probably means getting payed for what you do. Surely then, to orienteering, where even in Scandinavia the number of people who fall anywhere near this category can probably be counted on one hand, it has […]
The 2017 Orienteering NZ Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 14 April 2017 at the conclusion of the Oceania Championships Sprint event. Venue details have been announced.
World Cup Round 1, Turku-Lohja, Finland 23-28 May All orienteers interested in selection for the 2017 World Cup Round 1 must register their interest, year of birth, and cell phone number to the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright ([email protected]) by Friday 7 April 2017.
The ANZ Schools Test Match will be held in Rotorua on 19-20 April 2017. Senior Boys: Stephen Harding (PP) Joseph Lynch (WN) Kurtis Shuker (CM) Calum Sutherland (TK) Reserve: Daniel Monckton (NW) Senior Girls: Katie Cory-Wright (PP) Danielle Goodall (CM) Sofie Safkova (NW) Jenna Tidswell (HB) Reserve: Marina Comeskey (WN) Junior Boys: […]
The World Games will be held in Wroclaw, Poland 25-27 July 2017 Men Ross Morrison (Hawkes Bay) Tim Robertson (Hutt Valley) Women Lizzie Ingham (Wellington) Laura Robertson (Hutt Valley)
The World Masters Games 2017 Orienteering Sports Information Guide (Bulletin 2) is now available.
Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the biggest orienteering carnival New Zealand has ever seen!
To download the Bulletin for the above, including start times, click on the link below. Trials Bulletin
Updated 28 March 2017 The ANZ Challenge will be held in Auckland on 14-17 April 2017 as part of the Oceania Championships. Women Men Grade Name Grade Name 16 Olivia Collins 16 Isaac Egan Jessica Sewell Tom Harding Georgia Skelton Liam Stolberger 18 Katie Cory-Wright 18 Andrei Popovici Danielle Goodall Calum Sutherland Jenna Tidswell Ryan […]
Marlborough and Nelson Orienteering Clubs are each hosting a weekend of orienteering in the lead up to Oceania 2017. On Saturday 25 March 2017, Marlborough Orienteering Club (MOC) will host the first of the Top of the South OYs, known as the Pelorus Challenge, at Pine Valley Adventure Camp on the northern bank of the Wairau River. […]
The Australian Orienteer magazine is now freely available as an online digital magazine.
Get your skates on, because registrations for the World Masters Games 2017 and WMOC2017 are closing.
Southern O Week provides plenty to put in the February HP News – it doubled as the first round of the SuperSeries and was followed by a successful, HP camp.
The final Bulletin has been published for the 5th March 2017 orienteering double-sprint event Massey Campus, Albany. Online Entries for the event close 11:59pm Tuesday 28th February 2017.
Orienteering Bay of Plenty (OBOP) was blown away by the number of competitors at this year’s MTB Adventure Quest.
The iconic 37th Katoa Po event will be held on the upgraded and expanded Whakaipo Bay map close to Taupo.
View from the Chair; ONZ Council Vacancies – Election Results; ONZ Appointments & Vacancies; Notice of Annual General Meeting; WMG and Oceania 2017; IOF Event Advisors Clinic; ONZ Award Nominations OPEN; World Orienteering Day Ambassadors wanted
World Masters Games 2017 are working closely with Orienteering New Zealand, our sport delivery partner, and as the Games draw closer we have a number of updates to provide you.
Friday 3 March is the deadline to register for most sports in World Masters Games 2017. So if you’re not signed up, it’s your last chance!
You are warmly invited to the Australian Orienteering Carnival 2017 Hill End and Bathurst, Central-Western New South Wales
September 23rd to October 1st.
The 2017 Orienteering NZ Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 14 April at the conclusion of the Oceania Championships Sprint event.
Oceania, Middle Earth and World Masters are fast approaching. With many New Zealanders set to take part on home terrain, Grassy Knoll Outdoor and Trimtex have put together a New Zealand Masters shirt so that Kiwi Runners can represent their national colours. “The shirt has been designed in consultation with Trimtex in Norway. The design […]
The above events will take place in the wellington area on Saturday/Sunday 25/26 March as reported in the last HP News. To enter the trials please visit https://entries.wellingtonorienteering.org.nz/online-entry Entry fees are $12 per race payable at the event.
The embargoed areas for orienteering for World Masters Games 2017 and World Masters Orienteering Championships 2017 have been revised to Update 2.
The end of January already and a new season of orienteering beckons with the upcoming Waikaia Orienteering Weekend marking the start of the 2017 SuperSeries, and to be followed by the High Performance Camp. Already, however, Wellington has run a very successful regional camp reported below, and preparations are on-going for a whole list of […]
The ANZ Challenge will be held in Auckland on 14-17 April 2017 as part of the Oceania Championships. Friday 14 April – Sprint Distance Saturday 15 April – Long Distance Sunday 16 April – Relay Championships Monday 17 April – Middle Distance For 2017, New Zealand will challenge Australia in the following classes: W-16, […]
Marshals Urgently needed; View from the Chair; ONZ Vacancies – NEW!; World Masters Games; Oceania Championships & Middle Earth; NZ School Championship Grades for 2017; World Orienteering Day Ambassadors wanted
Rather belatedly, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all – obviously my New Year’s resolution is to not be late with HP News in 2017. That said, December has been a quiet month, albeit marked by both the U23 camp and the Junior camp. I was hoping to have a report on the former […]
View from the Chair; ONZ Vacancies & Council Vacancy – Applications Open; World Masters Games – Marshals Needed;
WANTED: Current or past NZ Defence Force personnel; NZ School Championship Grades for 2017; SuperSeries 2017
Volvo Car NZ, official vehicle partner of WMG2017, is giving one lucky New Zealand resident WMG2017 athlete a V60 Cross Country for keeps.
ONZ is seeking feedback and comment no later than 1 February 2017 on the proposed Rogaine Rule Changes.
The World Games will be held in Wroclaw, Poland 25-27 July 2017 The 2017 World Games Team (2 Men, 2 Women) will be held based on the following selection events: Selection Criteria The trials will be held in the Wellington region on the weekend of 25-26 March 2017. Trial races will consist of […]
NZ School Championship Grades for 2017 onwards The following grades system for North and South Island and New Zealand Secondary School Champs was approved by the ONZ Council and endorsed by NZSSSC for implementation from 2017 onwards. 1. School championships gradings by school year, rather than athlete age: Junior at year 9 Intermediate at […]
Applications are invited for the volunteer position of Orienteering NZ ANZ Challenge (Oceania) Team Manager 2017. Applications close: 22 December 2016. The Team Manager is appointed by Orienteering NZ to lead and manage a Team, once selected, of elite athletes to represent New Zealand at the Oceania Championships.
View from the Chair; ONZ Appointments & Vacancies – NEW!; Orienteering Australia Scholarship; IOF Commission Vacancies
Tom Reynolds appointed to IOF Medical Commission; High Performance Update & Squads; PAPO Year 5-8 Camp Invitation Reminder; World Masters Games;
Although orienteering activity has been somewhat scarce during November there has been a lot going on behind the scenes. This includes putting together as far as possible details of training camps in the first half of the year, organizing dates for trials for various teams, and an entertaining weekend of having various members of the HP Squads test running courses for WMOC2017 in Woodhill Forest.
The role is to assist with athlete training and preparation of the 2017 NZ representative team at JWOC. Full details available in position description.
To align with the new Orienteering NZ Constitution we are now inviting applications from suitably skilled and experienced members to join the Orienteering NZ Board. The Orienteering NZ Board is seeking to fill 2 vacancies.
The ANZ Schools Test Match will be held in Rotorua on 19-20 April 2017. Selection Criteria The trials for both Junior and Senior Test teams will be held in the Wellington region on the weekend of 25-26 March 2017. Trial races will consist of a Sprint distance, a Middle distance and a Long distance. The […]
The Junior World Orienteering Championships for 2017 will be held in Finland 9-16 July 2017 Selection Criteria The trials will be held in the Wellington region on the weekend of 25-26 March 2017. Trial races will consist of a Sprint distance, a Middle distance and a Long distance. The Sprint and Middle distance races will […]
More spaces for Orienteers at World Masters Games 2017 With the number of registered orienteers for WMG2107 approaching the originally anticipated ceiling of 1,000 athletes five months out from the Games Opening Ceremony, Orienteering New Zealand has negotiated with WMG2017 spaces for an additional 400 orienteers in both the Sprint and Long Distance competition. WMG2017 […]
Orienteering coaches include four Danish junior elites who have experience of coaching this age group at training camps in Denmark.
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the price of its paper topographic maps as well as the way they are printed.
New Zealand has been selected as the Oceania representative for the orienteering events at the 2017 World Games to be held in Wroclaw, Poland from 25-27 July 2017.
The highlight of October without a doubt has been Tim Robertson’s performance in coming 4th in the final race of the 2016 IOF World Cup, leaving him in 16th place overall in the series. However, October has also seen a highly successful Alpine O Weekend in the high country of Craigieburn, and considerable progress in planning for 2017. The later includes finalising the 2017 High Performance Squads, venues for various trials, and proposals for a HP camp.
In this Issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Vacancies – NEW!; Consultation Feedback Update; High Performance Update;
Oceania and World Masters Champs Update;
Tim Robertson has produced another amazing sprint result coming in 4th in the final race of the 2016 IOF World Cup in Aarau, Switzerland early this morning.
Only 6 months to go! The first event (The Oceania Sprint at Unitec, Auckland New Zealand) is kicking off the carnival on the 14th April 2017.
Early Bird Entries for Oceania Orienteering Championships 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand have been extended until the 16th October 2016 NZ time.
View from the Chair; ONZ Appointments & Vacancies; Consulation Feedback; HP Update; Safety Management – we want your help.
Drug Free Sport NZ has announced WADA has now published the 2017 Prohibited List. This will come into force on January 1, 2017.
Excellent individual performances from Matt Ogden (1st M21E – long distance, 2nd M21E – middle distance), Nick Hann (1st M21E – middle, 3rd M21E – long), Tommy Hayes (1st M20E – middle), Matt Goodall (2nd M20E – long, 3rd M20E – middle) and Ed Cory-Wright (2nd M20E – sprint) could not prevent the Australian Bushrengers […]
Time for thoughts about where we currently are at and what changes/modifications to we need to make to both the High Performance plan and how we generally approach HP orienteering in New Zealand. Congratulations to the Schools’ Team for some excellent results this week in the Australian Schools Championships.
All people aiming to compete in the NZ MTBO Champs on 18-20 November 2016, should note the following embargo notices.
All orienteers interested in selection for the NZ 2017 WOC team shall notify Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright by 1 February 2017.
At the XXVIII Ordinary General Assembly of the IOF in Strömstad, Sweden on August 26, the IOF members voted in favour of the proposed Code of Ethics and necessary statutory changes. When the full statutory changes come into effect, the XXIX General Assembly in 2018 will appoint the Ethics Panel of up to 5 persons. […]
We invite everyone to be part of Waikaia O Weekend 2017! Held over Waitangi weekend next year, the event will include an exciting new Chris Forne produced map in Queenstown followed by two days in the fabled Waikaia forest just over two hours drive from Queenstown.
Reminder that entries for Alpine O 2016 close in just under 1 month on 14th October 2016 BUT to get the cheaper price you have to register by 7th October. Includes new maps in the Canterbury high country and a World Ranking event!
Early-Bird entries for Oceania 2017 close on 30th September 2016! Just six months to go until our first Oceania event kicks off two weeks of international level orienteering on our back-door step…
My apologies that this High Performance news is a few days late. Only returning from Sweden on the 30th August and getting back into work, it has taken me a little time to get my thoughts in order. Having already reported on most of the action at WOC what follows is possibly more a series […]
Covering topics like: Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships 2016, the first Belarusian WOC medalist; WOC Clinic helps smaller nations on their way; Great gathering of young leaders; WTOC: New Relay format brings medals to new nations; reports from the longest General Assembly ever.
Call for volunteers for next year’s Oceania and World Masters Orienteering Champs 2017. View Shaun Collins presentation slides on the organisational challenges in bringing it together.
Details for NZ participants entered in the Australian Relay Champs 2016. Jean Cory-Wright is the relay coordinator for all NZ entries. Please contact her with your email address.
Regrettably there will be no public races run in conjunction with Orienteering events at the World Masters Orienteering Championships, as part of World Masters Games 2017.
A very wet day in Stromstad turned the WOC Long Distance into something of a survival test as the long tough courses across the marshes and heather clad tops provided an extremely thorough test of both fitness and navigation. The four Kiwis – Imogene Scott, Lizzie Ingham, Gene Beveridge and Chris Forne – all had mixed […]
9 Days, 11 Events, 3 Regions. Get your entry in now! The Carnival will begin on the Gold Coast on 29 September 2016…
The confirmed NZ Junior and Senior Pinestars team selected to compete against their Bushrangers counterparts at the forthcoming Australian Championship Carnival to be held in Queensland between 24 September and 2 October 2016.
The WOC Middle Distance has seen reasonably solid performances by all 4 Kiwis with Lizzie Ingham leading the way in 24th place in the women’s race, Kate Morrison 43rd, and Tim Robertson and Toby Scott close together in 48th and 52nd in the men. Toby as fourth starter had no benefit from the tracking that developed […]
Tuesday morning has been spent at the middle distance model event. The map and pictures are shown below, see if you can match the controls, and other views, to the map. Thanks to Emily Kemp. who posed for her photo, and the other random orienteers who didn’t know they were being included!
After last year’s 12th place in Scotland, the 2016 WOC Sprint Relay turned out to be a big disappointment for the NZL team of Jula McMillan, Tim Robertson, Ross Morrison and Laura Robertson. Sadly, Jula, on the first leg at her first WOC, had the kind of run that nightmares are made of. First visiting the wrong […]
Tim Robertson, although disappointed that the course was perhaps not more technical, produced the best WOC finish ever by a New Zealand man when he finished 13th in the sprint final in Stromstad on Saturday afternoon, surpassing Chris Forne’s 17th place in the long distance in Hungary in 2009. With a start time in the middle of […]
Tim Robertson, Laura Robertson and Imogene Scott are the NZL qualifiers for this afternoon’s WOC sprint final. Tim took 8th place in Heat A where only 34s covered Tue Lassen in first place and the 15th and last qualifier. In Men’s B Ross Morrison was 45 s away from qualifying, finishing in 22nd place. Gene […]
The first WOC race, sprint qualification, is tomorrow (Saturday in Sweden) in Stromstad. Team NZL start times are Jula McMillan 9:06 (7.06 pm NZ) Laura Robertson 9:13 Imogen Scott 9:22 Ross Morrison 10:12 Gene Beveridge 10:19 Tim Robertson 10:32 No live tracking for the qualification but live results at http://live.woc2016.se/blog/category/woc-sprint/ , 3.1-3.2 k for the women, […]
World Masters Games 2017 has a NZD$5,000 fun fund up for grabs. And to win, all you have to do is register as a competitor or supporter before 30 September 2016. Amazing!
With WOC only 2 days away, the team have been doing a number of focused session in relevant areas for both sprint and forest disciplines.
Three days now until WOC2016 kicks off with the sprint on Saturday, and while we still await tomorrow’s arrival of Ross, Roby and Kate, accreditation is dealt with and the other 7 members of team NZL are well into final preparations. At present we are accommodated courtesy of Magnus and Lisa and the Bengtsson family […]
View from the Chair; ONZ Vacancies; Proposed Change to Secondary School Grades – Consultation; HP Update – JWOC Performances – Food for Thought; Are you interested in Safety Management? We Want your Help; Russian Doping Scandal – IOF Response; Camps – Applications close 31 July; AMP Scholarships Open;
The main focus in July has obviously been JWOC in Switzerland, again adorned by some excellent New Zealand performances. However, successes in the World Rogaining Championships and, closer to home, the National Secondary School Champs, need also to be acknowledged. Now is the time, however, to draw breath for a couple of weeks before the […]
The following schools have been provisionally selected to represent New Zealand at the at World Schools Orienteering Championship – Palermo, Italy, 22 – 28 April 2017. M1 – Napier Boys High School M2 – Mount Albert Grammar School W1 – Napier Girls High School W2 – Baradene College World Schools Orienteering Championships (WSOC) is held under the auspices of the International […]
Rotorua, New Zealand’s mountain biking mecca, is hosting the 2016 New Zealand Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships. Orienteering Bay of Plenty (OBOP) will be using two new maps, and one relatively unused area, for the Sprint, Middle and Long (Classic) events. The Sprint map will use the new Tihiotonga-Waiariki map, providing park like and intricate […]
The New Zealand Secondary Schools Team selected to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2016 Australian Schools Championships from 24 September to 2 October 2016.
The New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships long distance award ceremony will start today at 2:30pm Friday 22 July 2016 and the video feed is available on https://facebook.com/olynxsoftware Over 400 students are competing. Award Presentations for Sprint and Long Distance Events: Video provided by O-Lynx Alternative hand held view with panning – broadcast via Periscope New […]
Start times for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships (Sprint and Long) are now published on the Orienteering Waikato Website.
Shamus Morrison produced an outstanding run to finish in 9th place in the JWOC Middle Distance Final run in steep, rocky and complex terrain. Notwithstanding a small mistakeon control 5 and what looked like a slightly wavering route choice to number 8, Shamus came into the finish in 4th place and never looked as if he […]
Shamus Morrison (4th in Men’s heat 3), Tommy Hayes (9th in heat 1) and Ed Cory-Wright (12th in heat 2) have all made the A final for the JWOC Middle distance, to be run Thursday night New Zealand time. Following her good run in Monday’s Long Distance, Alice Tilley (18th in Women’s heat 1) was […]
Three of the New Zealand men have finished in the top 25% of the field in the long distance race at JWOV run overnight, with Alice Tilley also producing the best women’sresult in this race since Angela Simpson in 2011. Starting at over 2000 m in altitude, and with long tricky route choices through the […]
Tommy Hayes has continued New Zealand’s excellent run of performances in the JWOC sprint with a fabulous 8th place finish in the streets of Scuol, Switzerland. Tommy’s time of 13:21 was only 17s behind 3rd in a race in which host nation Switzerland finished 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th! Second best Kiwi was Devon Beckman […]
JWOC2016 in Switzerland starts on Sunday evening New Zealand time and the NZL team is now assembled and finishing their preparations. Perhaps unsuprisingly one of the hardest things, going by the comments on Facebook, is acclimatisation to the altitude. Nevertheless the team has been testing itself in Swiss terrain by competing in a series of […]
6 days until entries close on Thursday 7th July 2016 for the New Zealand Secondary School Orienteering Championships (including Years 7 and 8). Check out some photos of St Peters School in Cambridge, Waikato. Location for Sprint and Relay.
The first two trailers of 4 in a series to introduce the 2016 Australian School Orienteering Championships to be held on the Scenic Rim of SE Queensland Australia. A New Zealand Secondary Schools Team is to be selected to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2016 Australian Schools Championships.
The National Quotas for the World Orienteering Championships 2016 in Strömstad – Tanum, Sweden, are available.
June has been a strange month. For me it felt odd to have planned a day of Queen’s Birthday yet not be there to see the outcome – by all accounts a highly successful 3-day event for which Wellington and Hutt Valley clubs deserve full credit. Instead I have had the chance to look over […]
View from the Chair; NZSS Team Announcement Date; ONZ Appointments & Vacancies; High Performance Update;
2016 Junior & Regional Squad Camps; 2017 World Masters Games & Oceania Updates & Call for Volunteers; IOF Environment Commission;
The Junior and Under 23 Regional Squads Camps will be held in Canterbury, December 2016. Applications for participants and coaches are invited now and close on 31 July 2016.
Bulletin 1 for the Alpine-O IOF World Ranking Event being held on Sunday 23rd October 2016 during New Zealand’s Labour Weekend has been published and is available for download now.
The NZ Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers at the Australian Championship Carnival in Queensland from 24 September to 2 October 2016. Selection Criteria Both Men’s and Women’s teams will be selected at both Senior (21E) and Junior (17-20E) levels. It is likely that the Senior Test Match will comprise the Australian Middle […]
Orienteering Waikato looks forward to welcoming competitors to the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2016 on July 21-23 2016. The event will be based at St Peters School in Cambridge which will provide a fantastic centre for 3 days of top class orienteering. Entries are open and close 7th July 2016. Event information is available now. […]
The confirmed team selected to represent New Zealand at the World Orienteering Championships for 2016 to be held in Stromstad-Tonum, Sweden from 20-28 August 2016 has been announced.
The final round of the 2016 SuperSeries was over Queen’s Birthday. Here, in brief are the final positions, there will be a longer commentary in the June HP News, but for now congratulations to Nick Hann, Penny Kane, Tommy Hayes and Dani Goodall, and also to Northern ???, who after 4 rounds and 2 relays […]
First and foremost my apologies for this being a little late – Preparations for both Queen’s Birthday and going overseas have taken precedence. Secondly for the brevity – it’s being written in Melbourne airport in transit. Hopefully the most important issues are covered. Obviously the most significant news in May has been Tim Robertson’s rise […]
View from the Chair; Welcome to Tommy Hayes; Controller’s Clinic – Dunedin; ONZ Vacancies & Appointments; Travel Update – NZ Secondary Schools Team to Australia; Update from the Mapping Committee; World Orienteering Day 2016; 2017 World Masters Games & Oceania Updates; Calling Orienteering Volunteers;
In light of the discussion around the policy on International Team Funding at the AGM, the ONZ Council invites feedback on the revised policy. Feedback closes Sunday 11 June 2016.
Tim Robertson has shown again that he has earned a place among the elite sprinters of world orienteering with a 7th place in this mornings European Championships (World Cup Round 2) sprint race in Jesenik, Czech Republic. This backs up his 5th place in Round 1 of the World Cup in Poland earlier this month. […]
Wellington Orienteering Club and Orienteering Hutt Valley invite you to 3 days of coastal dune and pine forest orienteering over the Queen’s Birthday weekend, on the Horowhenua coast, including two IOF World Ranking Events.
New Zealand selection details for the World Schools Orienteering Championship to be held in Palermo, Italy 22 April 2017 to 28 April 2017.
The NZ Pinestars team to compete against the Australian Bushrangers at the Queen’s Birthday 3-day event to be held in Horowhenua are: Senior Men Chris Forne – PAPO Nick Hann – PAPO Matt Ogden – North West Reserve: Gene Beveridge – North West Senior Women Penny Kane – Wellington Jula McMillan- North West Sarah O’Sullivan – Wellington Imogene Scott- […]
After the 2016 AGM a vacancy for a 2-year term was advertised and applications invited. At the time a Council Postal Election Process was announced which included postal voting by clubs. Only 1 application was received, and in accordance with the new Orienteering NZ constitution, Clause 8.6 (f) ONZ have the pleasure to announce Tommy […]
The World MTBO Championships will be held in Agueda, Cantanhede and Mealhada, Portugal from 25-30 July 2016. Selection Criteria Athletes will be selected on “Known Form” as no trial is required. Emphasis will be placed on recent New Zealand or Australian Championship performances. [as per the Orienteering Policy G1 – Selection Policy approved December […]
Tim Robertson has produced the best result in over 20 years by a New Zealand man in a World Cup race with a stunning 5th place in the sprint final run early Monday morning in Wroclaw, Poland. In a complex old town with multiple route choice problems, Tim was 21s behind winner Matthias Kyburz of Switzerland […]
With the ONZ Champs, as the final selection event, out of the way the selectors have been busy in analysing performances and finalising the teams for WOC and JWOC. These are highlighted below. April has also seen the first High Performance Squad camp under the new National Squad structure. This was held in Wellington/Masterton and, […]
The April e-Newsletter full of news and updates from OrienteeringNZ. Includes: This months “View from the Chair”; NZ representative orienteers; vacancies; NZ Secondary Schools Team – JWOC Exclusion Rationale; World Orienteering Day; WMG2017 & Oceania; Health & Safety;
WORLD UNIVERSITY ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 The team to represent New Zealand at the World University Orienteering Championships for 2016 to be held in Miskolc, Hungary 30 July – 4 August 2016, are: MENS Callum Cleary – PAPO Jonty Oram – Auckland Alistair Richardson – PAPO
A reminder that applications for the vacancy on the Orienteering NZ Council close 30 April 2016.
Two vacancies for New Zealand Schools Team 2016 competing in Queensland (Australian Championships carnival) 24 September to 2 October 2016.
This week, World Masters Games 2017 celebrates ‘One Year to Go’ – one of the most important milestones in the lead up to the Games! New Zealanders who enter the World Masters Games 2017 by 31 May 2016 will go in the draw to win a $500 sporting goods voucher!
A revision of courses grades for schools orienteering championships is proposed. This is rationalised on purpose of the championships, increasing experience and training opportunities for juniors, and the success of Year 7/8 championships in recent years. No changes to the grades for sprint or relay competitions are proposed.
At the ONZ AGM on 26 March 2016 a new constitution was adopted. Within the new constitution was a new Council structure and voting process. As a result of the adoption of the new constitution, a vacancy on the Council is now available.
President’s Rant; 2016 AGM key business outcomes; ONZ Vacancies; 2016 ONZ Awards Winners; Missing National Championship Trophies; 2017 World Masters Games & Oceania Updates; Health & Safety Resources; Safe Sport for Children; and much more
Don’t miss three days orienteering with four events in the spectacular dune forest running of the mighty Manawatu!
The International Orienteering Federation Newsletter for March 2016 has been published and can be viewed online.
Counties Manukau Orienteering Club’s Martin Peat has won the “2016 The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand – Young Engineer of the Year Award” for his work contributions with Beca – planning for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Selection Notice for New Zealand Team – The World Orienteering Championships for 2016 will be held in Stromstad-Tonum, Sweden from 20-28 August 2016.
As in nearly every year March has really seen the orienteering season kick into life with the main JWOC Selection Event in Hawkes Bay followed by the All Night Relay in Taupo and culminating at Easter weekend with the ONZ Championships based in Nelson and St, Arnaud. The first and last of these have been […]
Announcing the team representing New Zealand at the Junior