HP News #90: June 2022

I hope everyone enjoyed watching WOC. The TV coverage was amazing and the view given was probably better than that seen on the ground. As we now turn to JWOC in less than a weeks time, I have confined myself to a general overview. However, QB2022 is not forgotten and there is a brief report […]

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Riding the Orient Express

Report from Martin Peat in Czechia: A fast and furious start to the mass-start race at Orient Express MTBO kicked off three loops spread over three maps – essentially a one man relay. All the chaos and excitement of a typical relay start but adding speeds of up to 40kph to the mix.  Forest temperatures […]

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2023 Oceania Orienteering Championships Carnival

To visit the Oceania 2023 Website, click here.

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Entry for NZSS Champs – due 6 July!

For those who have had challenges finding the link to enter the NZSS Champs, please use this link to enter:  https://entero.co.nz/entero.php?eventName=nzssoc2022 A full list of those entered can be found here: https://entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=nzssoc2022&ac

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Orient Express MTBO Czechia

Martin Peat has arrived in Europe, and after few travel mishaps he is on his bike riding. Martin reports that racing in Europe got off to a rough start in Czechia with flight delays, a lost bag (fortunately not the bike!). A set of riding kit in my carry-on will do for the week and […]

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Compass Point – June 2022

Compass Point – June 2022

Member news & views   |   JUNE 2022 Update  Foreword from the GM View from the Chair Sport  NZL British Sprint Champs victories Southern Cross Teams named High Performance update Sports People  WOC Athlete profiles Event Reviews  WOC 2022 Pokapū Regional Championships NSL results after Matariki-O Greig Hamilton on the Berkley Marathon   Coming Events  Entries are about to close for 4 major […]

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Pokapū Regional Championships Event Summary

Piret Klade proved why she deserves the title Queen-of-O in the Hawkes Bay Club after winning W21E grade in all three disciplines (Sprint, Middle and Long distances) at the Pokapu (Central) Champs, held over Matariki weekend. 150 from all over NZ attended this inaugural holiday weekend of competition. The 3-days of events started with a […]

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New Zealand Team Arrives at the European Youth Orienteering Championships

The eight strong New Zealand team for EYOC have assembled in Salgótarján in Hungary – and their first reaction – it’s hot! At nearly 40°, it’s going to be a challenge for the New Zealanders, having just left winter in New Zealand, but they’re up for it, and raring to go! The competition starts on […]

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WOC Report #6: Highs and lows at the sprint

The WOC sprint held in Vejle really was a series of highs and lows for NZL. The morning qualification saw Tim in his, now, usual place up near the top of his qualifying group. Joseph continues what has been a really good first WOC by comfortable qualifying despite a few minor errors. Sadly, Gene made […]

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Record number of NZ athletes competing at WOC

In Vijle, Denmark Tim Robertson, Joseph Lynch, Tommy Hayes, Penelope Salmon and Laura Robertson were New Zealand’s largest representation ever in a World Orienteering Championship sprint final. Route choices have only seconds in difference, so speed and navigation are neck to neck in this world class competition. Tim and Penelope ran through to second place […]

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5 NZ athletes in WOC Sprint Final

In relation to New Zealand sport this is like Japan challenging South Africa in a rugby final. IOF LIVE commentator Jonas Merz mentions Tim Robertson as a favourite in the men’s individual sprint competition. Tim is in amazing form and his world ranking is phenomenal for New Zealand Sport. Exciting news from Vijle in Denmark […]

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Final team debut

Great to see all the team finally all together at last with Laura joining for the sprint qual! Wishing you all lots of luck and energy, but especially Lizzie after knocking off Covid And a big welcome to Laura Robertson Send your welcome to the final NZ WOC team member. The bar has been raised […]

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WOC Report #5: Agony and ecstasy at the KO Sprint

A long day with many ups and downs ended with Tim, having led for much of the race, taking 4th place in the Men’s KO Final as Matthias Kyburz became the first ever World KO Sprint Champion. In a final which, like both the quarter-finals and semi-finals, had no forking, Tim had the courage to […]

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WOC Report #4: Ready for a Knock-out

After what for most has been a rest day we are now primed and ready for Tuesday’s first ever WOC Knock-out Sprint in Fredericia. No news yet on Laura, but Lizzie was the only one to do some gentle sprint training today as she travelled in pouring rain to Haderslev to do her first post-Covid […]

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WOC Report #3: Disappointment at sprint relay

After all the preparation Team NZL suffered more bad luck in Sunday’s WOC sprint relay being disqualified for a mis-punch on the first leg. Amid the disappointment it is worth noting that the without this the team would have placed 12th, equaling the previous best performance at a WOC sprint relay. Add in the absence […]

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NOL Final Results (and brief WOC update)

Despite the slight distraction of the first WOC race this evening in Denmark, here are the final leading positions in the NOL following Sunday’s middle distance at Matariki-O. The relatively small field, given the absence of many of the top athletes at WOC, and some having departed, or being in the throes of departure for […]

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WOC update

Even with a few travel hiccups, Orienteering NZ High Performance Leader Malcolm Ingham says this is the “strongest WOC team NZL has yet assembled” 🇳🇿 Follow the NZ World Orienteering Championship team in Kolding, Denmark. The action starts tonight in Denmark, but our early bird NZST viewing times are a day later – see below: […]

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NZSS Champs entries close 6th July

A reminder that entries for the NZ Secondary School Orienteering Championships close on Wednesday 6th July. This is eight days earlier that originally advertised. Entries can be made through enterO. Counties Manukau Orienteering Club (CMOC) is looking forward to welcoming competitors and supporters to the beautiful Auckland region this July for the New Zealand Secondary Schools […]

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WOC Report #2: Accreditation and sprint relay selection

With the late night Thursday arrival of Tim, Anna and John at their accommodation some 10 minutes drive from Norup, the New Zealand team for WOC is now fully assembled. Even with the absence of Laura, still stranded in the UK still waiting for her residency to come through, without which she cannot leave the […]

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WOC Report #1: NZL settle in as Covid strikes

After what has thus far been a long but promising build-up to the first ever sprint-only WOC, with less than a week to go Covid has reared its ugly head. After running at Jukola in Finland at the weekend, and feeling a ticklish throat on Monday, Lizzie tested positive on Tuesday morning. While her symptoms […]

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Southern Cross Teams Announced

Orienteering New Zealand is proud to announce the 2022 Southern Cross Schools Teams that will compete in the Australian Schools Championships between 26th and 28th September. The team includes seven members of the New Zealand (U21) Team who will be competing at the Junior World Championships in Portugal next month. The team will be managed […]

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Strong Kiwi performances at British Sprint Champs

The 6 Kiwis at the British Sprint Champs have continued their build up to WOC with strong performances in an individual race slightly marred by an organizational hiccup. After all 6 out of Tim Robertson, Tommy Hayes, Joseph Lynch, Lizzie Ingham, Laura Robertson and Penelope Salmon had comfortably qualified for the afternoon A Finals, as […]

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Close tussles in NOL as Matariki draws near

Following 3 days of Queen’s Birthday it is unfortunately apparent that the outcomes of the 21E classes in the National Orienteering League, with 8 out of 13 races to count, are likely to be affected by the clash of the final round at Matariki Weekend with WOC in Denmark. Nevertheless there are some close races […]

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NZL win British Sprint Relay Champs

A New Zealand team of Lizzie Ingham, Joseph Lynch, Tommy Hayes and Penelope Salmon has won the British Sprint Relay Championships in Leeds overnight. Although running against club based teams this is a solid build-up for WOC, with the second placed team FVO containing 3 British internationals. One concern however is that Lizzie, after arriving […]

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NZ Secondary Schools Rogaine Champs 2022

NZSS Rogaine Champs 2022 – Entries Open to all Secondary Students, Years 7&8, and Public

The official 2022 New Zealand Secondary School Rogaine Championships will take place at Mangamingi, Taranaki on Saturday 16 July 2022. Entries close Friday 1 July 2022. Mangamingi, Taranaki is inland from Eltham, approximately an hour out of New Plymouth. The event is open to: All secondary school students (with 3 or 6 hour foot Rogaine […]

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NOL Round 4: Race Review

Matt Ogden’s return to competitive racing was very much a ruling performance – dominating the men’s elite class throughout the terrain races of the Queen’s Birthday Orienteering weekend in the Manawatu. It wasn’t just Elizabeth’s Jubilee that was celebrated in style, with Ogden recognizing a milestone of his own (10 years since NZ’s first ever […]

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NOL Round 4: Preview

A top-class weekend of orienteering awaits for those heading to the Manawatu for Queens Birthday Orienteering, doubling as round 4 for the National Orienteering League (NOL). 2 middles, a long and a sprint await, with traditional Manawatu orienteering conditions promised, providing testing orienteering challenges for all. The busy weekend schedule begins at an absolute Palmerston […]

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High Performance News #89 – May 2022

What an exciting month of orienteering! Starring with the final round of the National Sprint League and culminating in Tim Robertson’s fabulous performances in Sweden at the World Cup. Sandwiched in between were the test races for WOC in Denmark where, as well more great results from Tim, Penelope Salmon showed that she can be […]

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Compass Point – May 2022

Compass Point – May 2022

Member news & views   |   MAY 2022 Update Foreword from the GM View from the Chair Sport Tim shines; two Silvers at World Cup in Borås, Sweden Kiwis fly in WOC Test races Martin rides to podium at Victorian MTBO Championships WUOC Team named Club profile – Waikato Expressions of interest for Southern Cross Managers and Coaches ONZ Innovation Award winner Cameron de L’Isle’s […]

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2023 Oceania Championship Carnival

After 8 years, the Oceania Regional Orienteering Championships returns to Tasmania in January 2023. Those who attended the 2015 Oceania Championships will recall the high quality orienteering on offer in Tasmania, the brilliant holiday experiences and the hospitality of Tasmanians. With two new maps in the St Helens area for the Long Distance and Middle […]

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WC Sprint Relay – combined N team shine!

An excellent sprint relay in Boras ended with the combined team of the Netherlands (Eef van Dongen) and NZL (Tim, Joseph and Penelope) finishing a creditable 18th in the large field of 54 teams. Given that there were 4 Swedish teams, 4 Norwegian and 3 Swiss teams ahead of them, this is a wonderful result. […]

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Another silver for Tim in KO sprint!

Tim Robertson has produced another silver medal performance in the knock-out sprint at the orienteering World Cup held overnight in Boras Sweden. With qualification perhaps the hardest part of the KO sprint at this level, Tim had hearts in mouths in the morning qualification heats where, with only the top 12 to qualify, he finished […]

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Tim takes silver in World Cup sprint

Tim Robertson has taken second place in the Orienteering World Cup sprint race held overnight in Boras, Sweden. Ranked 8th in the world going into the race, Tim finished 6 seconds behind Kasper Fosser of Norway the 2021 WOC silver medallist. In the leafy suburbs of Boras, Tim, after a steady start, led from control […]

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World Cup Round 1 starts Thursday

With WOC only a month away the first round of the World Cup (all sprint) in Boras, Sweden, which starts on Thursday, will be the first major pointer for some of the NZL team. With Laura Roberston stranded in the UK by visa difficulties, and Lizzie Ingham, Imogene Scott, Gene Beveridge and Tommy Hayes yet […]

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Lizzie Ingham

Heart scare to world class

From surgery to podium and re-charged for world champs Lizzie Ingham has had many challenges to overcome, as she prepares for the World cup this year. Tim & Laura Robertson are also ranked in the top 100 and and Al Landels won the world cup in 1994. But in women’s orienteering Lizzie certainly sets a […]

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QB2022 Companion sprint

Queen’s Birthday Companion Sprint – supporting NZ JWOC Team

The JWOC team are planning a sprint to accompany Queen’s Birthday competitions. All you need to do to support our New Zealand young athletes in the JWOC team this year is enter the ‘Companion Sprint‘ running along side the Queen’s Birthday events. AND you have an extra week to get organised! The Queen’s Birthday events […]

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World Cup Round 2 – Selection Notice

The second round of the 2022 IOF World Cup, incorporating the 2022 European Orienteering Championships, will be held in Rakvere, Estonia from 1-7 August 2022, and will consist of an middle distance, long distance and relay. New Zealand is entitled to enter up to 4 men and 4 women. Selection will be based on known form […]

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WOC Test Races – Tim and Penelope fly

The WOC Test Races run in Denmark over the weekend showed that team NZL looks to be on track for WOC2022, to be held next month. Although the Kiwi contingent was made up only of Toby Scott, Tim Robertson and Penelope Salmon, the last two being part of the WOC team, the results were outstanding. […]

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WUOC Team Named

ONZ is proud to announce the team to represent New Zealand at the World Universities Orienteering Championships in Switzerland in August. The team will be Managed by Kieran Woods.WOMEN Anna Cory-Wright – Canterbury Amber Riddle – Otago Jessica Sewell – Canterbury Heidi Stolberger – Auckland MEN Nathan Borton – Auckland Ronan Lee – AucklandAyrton Shadbolt […]

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Selection call – NZL Pinestars v AUS Bushrangers

UPDATE 29/5/22 – Due to Australia being unable to field a team, this event is no longer taking place It has been confirmed that the Australian Bushrangers will send a small team to Queen’s Birthday 2022. This will consist of 3 M21E, 3 W21E and 2 M20E. Those interested in being selected for the New […]

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Status of athletes selected for JWOC2022 regarding the Southern Cross Challenge

Discussion between ONZ High Performance and the Junior Selection Panel regarding the above has taken place. It has been agreed that those school age athletes who, after a rigorous process of 5 trial races, have been selected for the 2022 Junior World Orienteering Championships have already demonstrated known form regarding selection for the Southern Cross […]

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Compass Point – April 2022

Compass Point – April 2022

Member news & views | APRIL   2022 Update Foreword from the GM View from the Chair Sport WOC, JWOC, & MTBOC Teams Named ONZ AGM next week! High Performance News Looking for Southern Cross Managers and Coaches Selection Notice  New Zealand Schools Teams (Southern Cross Challenge) Event Review Nationals Coming Events  Queens Birthday Weekend Australian Orienteering Carnival Central Otago Orienteering holds MTB Rogaine  ONZ Updates […]

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Looking for Southern Cross Coaches and Managers

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

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High Performance News #88 – April 2022

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

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Selection Notice – NZSS Development Teams to take part in the 2022 Southern Cross Challenge.

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

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Queen’ Birthday Weekend 2022

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

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National Award Recipients – Celebrating 2021

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

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Nationals Round-up

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

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Peat to fly New Zealand Flag at WMTBO Champs

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

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‘Intro to controlling’ session

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

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WOC Team named

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

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Nationals Results

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

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2022 JWOC Team named

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

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NSL Round 2: NZ Sprint Champs Review

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

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NOL Round 3: Nationals Preview

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

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High Performance News #87 – March 2022

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

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Orienteering NZ Compass Point

Compass Point – March 2022

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

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NOL - 2022 - Round 2 Review

NOL Round 2: Review

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

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NOL Round 2: Preview

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

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Orienteering NZ Annual General Meeting

ONZ AGM to be held 5 May

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

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Changes to the ONZ Covid Policy

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

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NZOC 2022 – Entries Close this Thursday

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

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JWOC2022 Expressions of Interest for JWOC and WOC Management Teams

Expressions of interest for JWOC and WOC Management Teams

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

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CMOC Press Release – Raising Money for a good cause.

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

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High Performance News #86 – February 2022

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

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Selection Notice for World MTB Orienteering Championships 2022

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

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2022 NZOC Embargo Update 3

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

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Now we go! 2022 National Champs

NOC and ONZ met on Monday night to discuss NZOC2022 in the current COVID environment. As an organising group we recognise the uncertainty ahead and the challenges faced by many. However, at this stage, we are comfortable that we can proceed with hosting NZOC2022 at Easter with the support of ONZ. The team have been busy […]

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IOF Suspend Russia

An open memo from IOF: Following Russia’s attack on Ukraine, the Ukrainian Orienteering Federation wrote an open letter to the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) and all Member Countries requesting the cancellation of Russia’s membership to the IOF for at least three years. The full version of the letter can be found here. IOF act quickly and […]

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Covid de-escalation  Covid planning for NZ Orienteering events

The Covid Protection Framework (CPF) is a system that allows for a degree of normality, i.e. we are not going into lockdown to stamp out Covid but we will  have additional or enhanced interventions. As we are in the middle of exponential growth in cases with the current Omicron outbreak, the question is – how can we offer orienteering events locally, […]

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What should the future of Junior Development look like?

The Junior Development Committee (JDC) has been the ONZ body responsible for leading the national development of junior orienteering for many years.  Traditionally their mandate has included: the Junior Camp, working with what is now called School Sport New Zealand, and helping clubs to make junior development easier.  Recently the current JDC has retired after many […]

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Entries for NOL2/JWOC Trials are open

Entries for the 2nd round of the National Orienteering League and the JWOC Trials in the Wairarapa on Saturday/Sunday 26/27 March are now open. The link to the entry page is https://www.revolutionise.com.au/redkiwi/events/133752/

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Introducing: NOL & NSL 2022

The National Orienteering League is a season long series for New Zealand’s fastest navigators. The series takes in some New Zealand’s biggest orienteering events, with races in a range of terrain on both sides of Cook Strait.  Runners from across the country will chase glory in forests, over farmland and on the streets in pursuit […]

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NSL Round 1/2: Bulletin 2 and Start-times

The final bulletin is here Start-times and KO sprint format are here

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NOL Round 2/JWOC Trials – 26/27 March Bulletin 1

Programme Saturday 26 March:    Middle distance          Glenlean                     First start 1 pm Planner: Lizzie Ingham; mature pine forest with some leafy under-storey rock and complex contour detail. Sunday 27 March: Long distance             Blairlogie/Glenlean    First start 10 am          Planner: Gene Beveridge; mature pine forest, moderately steep gully-spur with some rock and significant route choice. Courses and […]

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National Sprint League Round 1/2 – Bulletin 1 and Entry Information

Programme Friday 4 March            Sprint              Freyberg HS & Pit Park           First start 6 pm Saturday 5 March       KO Sprint                                     Qualification   Palmerston N Esplanade        First start 9 am                                     ¼ Finals           Palmerston North GHS           First start 11.30 am                                     ½ Finals           IPU                                          First start 2.30 pm                                     Final                Massey University                  First start 5.30 pm […]

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NZOC 2022 – COVID Red Light Setting

Nelson Orienteering Club has delayed the close of early bird entries to the New Zealand Orienteering Champs until 11:59pm on Friday, 11th February 2022.   You can still enter with confidence of a full refund prior to then at: https://entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=NZOC2022   As with our local club events NOCs priorities are: That our volunteers feel safe […]

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Selection Notice – 2022 World Cup Round 1

The first round of the 2022 IOF World Cup will be held in Boras, Sweden from 26-29 May 2022, and will consist of an individual sprint, a knock-out sprint and a sprint relay. New Zealand is entitled to enter up to 4 men and 4 women. Selection will be based on known sprint form including the […]

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HP News #85 – January 2022

A promising start to 2022 with the successful not-Oceania Championships (reported below) has, perhaps predictably, descended into uncertainty with the outbreak of the omicron variant of Covid leading to cancellation of both the Super City Sprints and the Northern Champs. However, there are some positive signs both in terms of planning ahead – notably a […]

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2022 01 January Compass Point Banner

Compass Point – January 2022

Update Foreword from the GM I hope that everyone was able to have some time off over Christmas/New Year and that those who attended the ‘not the’ Oceania Championships survived the gruelling long! In this issue we review the ‘not’ Oceania Event, ask members for their feedback on ONZ’s priorities for 2022, and we interview […]

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Event Review

‘not the’ Oceania Champs review.

The Oceania that wasn’t to be… Oceania ended-up being the ‘Not the’ Oceania champs, as our Australian friends were not allowed into the country. Not quite the Oceania that was planned, but PAPO delivered high quality A-grade competitive events that still managed a relaxed feel .Two of the events were awarded World Ranking Points in […]

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Get to Know Gene - Gene in 2019 WOC - Orienteering

Getting to know Gene Beveridge

Many of you will be familiar with Gene Beveridge. He has a lot of experience, and is working on many levels to promote the sport. Gene was born into orienteering and he reckons he cannot escape it now. Over the last year he has been working on the Coaching Framework for Orienteering NZ and has just recently […]

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Orienteering NZ - What is your Priority - have we got it right?

Annual Business Plan consultation

Last year the 2021-2025 ONZ Strategic Plan was finalised following member and club consultation. This plan will now guide ONZ Council in providing governance and allocating resources for our sport. The Annual Business Plan outlines the focus for your national body over a 12-month period. Council is inviting feedback until the 28th February 2022. After […]

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Calling for applications for ONZ Council

ONZ’s constitution necessitates that two Council positions are up for election each year.  We welcome all applications for new members to join Council. This year ONZ Chair Peter Swanson (OBOP) and Marquita Gelderman (NW) have both finished their three-year term on Council.  Both candidates are eligible to be nominated for a second term should they choose […]

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Oceania Sprint Championships in Queensland – April 21-24 2022

Entries are now open for the Oceania Sprint Championships on the school and uni campuses of the Gold Coast, Australia. Put April 21-24 2022 in your diaries for some fabulous sprint orienteering.Book your flights and accommodation now. ·  five fantastic events on the Gold Coast ·  includes three brand new maps, an updated university map and a sand dune […]

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2021 NORTH Regional champs - CANCELLED

2021 Tūāraki (Northern) Regional Champs CANCELLED

Sadly the move to the Red Alert Level under the Covid Protection Framework has forced organisers to cancel the 2021 Tūāraki (Northern) Regional Championships. The event was already postponed from last year. The 2022 Tūāraki (Northern) Regional Champs are scheduled to take place in October. PREVIOUS UPDATE We would like to alert you to the […]

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SUPER CITY SPRINTS CANCELLED

Sadly the move to the Red Alert Level under the Covid Protection Framework has forced organisers to cancel the 2022 Super City Sprints. The event was set to be the first round of the National Sprint League (NSL). Although the Super City Sprint has been cancelled, efforts are underway to host another event in Palmerston […]

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World University Games Selection Notice - Orienteering NZ

Selection Notice World University Orienteering Championships (WUOC) 2022

The World University Orienteering Championships 2022 are scheduled to be held in Switzerland from 15-22 August 2022, and will consist of individual sprint, middle and long distance races, a sprint relay and a forest relay.  Competitors must satisfy the following conditions: • Athletes must be at least 18 and less than 25 years of age […]

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Flock Hill rocks at the ‘not’ Oceania Champs

Orienteering – find your adventure: and that was just the walk to the arena at the not Oceania middle distance in the limestone rocks and cliffs of Flock Hill station. It was a day of sufficient complexity that he/she who made the least mistakes would come out on top. In the elite classes this proved […]

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Lynch, Ogden and Ingham lead the way at the ‘not’ Oceania Champs

Joseph Lynch, Matt Ogden and Lizzie Ingham have taken the honours over the first two days of the Not Oceania Championships in Canterbury. Joseph and Lizzie were the winners in Monday’s sprint at Rangiora High School. Joseph finished 45 seconds ahead of Gene Beveridge with Matt a further 20 seconds back. For Gene this was […]

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‘Not the’ Oceania Orienteering Champs 2022 UPDATE

8-16 January, South Island New Zealand Latest update Due to the continued border closure these events will no longer be Oceania Champs. However we are still all go with planning for some great orienteering events in January 2022 for New Zealanders as ‘Not the’ Oceania.  Specific changes: There are  revisions to Bulletin 2 – version […]

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New Zealand Orienteering Champs 2022 – Website Launched

Nelson Orienteering Club invites all orienteers to the 50th New Zealand Orienteering Championships from the 15-18 April 2022. Programme: Friday 15 April – Sprint – Nelson College Saturday 16 April – Middle – Canaan Downs South Sunday 17 April – Long – Canaan Downs North Monday 18 April – Relay – Moturoa East “I am very pleased to be welcoming everyone to my […]

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HP News #84 – December 2021

After a very intermittent year for orienteering 2021 ended with several positive notes. Not least of these was the first ever award by High Performance Sport New Zealand to orienteering in the form of a small amount of funding towards the Scotland 2024 sprint campaign. December also saw recognition from IOF for Tim Robertson and […]

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The ONZ Mapping Committee needs YOU!

The ONZ Mapping Committee is the body responsible for mapping standards across New Zealand.  Our current convenor, Michael Wood, has announced that he is standing down so we are looking for new members to join the committee to help guide the development of the single most important part of our sport.  Anyone interested in applying or with questions […]

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NZ are Oceania’s first recipients of the new World Ranking Awards!

New Zealanders Tim Robertson and Lizzie Ingham have been named the first recipients of the IOF World Ranking Awards for the Oceania Region! The World Ranking system provides a method for comparing skill levels across national boundaries through participation in a number of World Ranking Events (WREs) each year. World Ranking leaders on the 1st of […]

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WOC and JWOC Selection Notice

JWOC & WOC Selection Notice

Selection Notice JWOC2022 The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2022 are scheduled to be held in Aguiar da Beira, Portugal from 10-16 July 2022.All athletes interested in selection for the 2022 JWOC team should notify their interest, year of birth, and cell phone number to the Convenor of Selectors Al Cory-Wright ([email protected]) by 28 February 2022. […]

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HP News #83 – November 2021

With another disrupted month, the recent Pokapu Championships have at least given us one event to report on. The main news however is the final disappearance of any chance of Australian participation at Oceania in January. Most of these events will therefore revert to being New Zealand only events and will not hold official Oceania […]

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Oceania Championship status removed but PAPO will still be running the Oceania programme for NZ based athletes.

PAPO, Orienteering New Zealand (ONZ) and Orienteering Australia (OA) have been closely monitoring the situation around Covid and travel restrictions. In the past week the announcement by the New Zealand Government that the current quarantine system will not be changing for “fully vaccinated foreign nationals” until April 2022 removes that ability for Australian athletes to […]

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Farewell Bunny Rathbone

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of ONZ life member Bunny (Jenny Mary) Rathbone. Bunny was a an inspirational figure in our sport whose positivity and can-do attitude made her a role model for everyone in our sport. We interviewed Bunny in January 2020 for Compass Point, below is this article: […]

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Pokapū Central Champs - 27-28 November - Orienteering Wellington

Pokapū (Central) Regional Champs 2021 – Bulletin 1

Kia ora, Orienteering Wellington is excited to announce the Pokapu Champs Saturday November 27th and Sunday November 28th 2021. We have two great sand dune maps in the Manawatu for your challenge and enjoyment; Hydrabad, a classic pine forest on sand dunes and a return to a freshly updated Manga Pirau map at Waikawa, predominantly […]

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HP News #82 – October 2021

With Auckland, and now parts of Waikato, still in lockdown and the consequent cancellation/postponement of the Northern Region Championships it has been a very quiet October. The ever evolving Covid situation also means that planned events such as the Under 23 Camp, and even a local version of Oceania are in doubt. The latter has […]

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Compass Point – October 2021

Update Note from the GM View from the Chair Sport Junior Camp cancelled, regional camps to take its place. High Performance update – NZ HiPOs – Scotland 2024 campaign We need a new Event Liaison Officer – could this be you? ONZ fixed term Marketing, Communications and Promotions Advisor. Will vaccinations become mandatory in orienteering? […]

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Will Covid-19 vacinations become mandatory for orienteering?

Will vaccinations become mandatory for orienteering?

The current situation A number of clubs and individuals have approached ONZ wanting to know our policy on mandatory vaccinations.  The issue was thrust into the limelight with government’s recent announcements on compulsory vaccinations for parts of the education and health sectors. Like all other National Sports Organsiations, ONZ relies on discussions between the Department of […]

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Junior Camp has been cancelled

Junior Camp has been cancelled, Regional camps to take its place

Updated 2/11/21 – Wellington Camp link fixed. Earlier this year ONZ had high hopes of holding another successful Junior Camp. Initial discussions with hosts Wellington identified maps, transport, accommodation and catering and things seemed well on the way.  Since the delta outbreak things have become more and more challenging and camp organisation has felt more […]

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WE NEED A NEW EVENT LIAISON OFFICER – Could it be you?

ONZ need a new Events Liaison Officer!  After seven years of service ONZ is sad to say goodbye to our existing Events Liaison Officer who is retiring. Applicants are encouraged to read the position description and to direct questions and applications to [email protected] POSITION DESCRIPTION – downloadable position description Title: ONZ EVENTS LIAISON OFFICER Reporting to: […]

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ONZ MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS, & PROMOTION ADVISOR

ONZ is looking for a marketing, communications and promotion advisor to champion a number of targeted areas identified in our business plan. Applicants are encouraged to read the position description and to direct questions and applications to [email protected] POSITION DESCRIPTION downloadable version Title: ONZ MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS, & PROMOTION ADVISOR Reporting to: General Manager Contract type: […]

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Club Forum – Volunteers: the heart of our sport

Volunteers are the backbone of orienteering, so it goes without saying that how we treat and work with volunteers is critical to the health of the sport. This years club forum will focus on the opportunities and challenges of volunteering in orienteering. We aim to share insights and participate in discussions that will shine the light on […]

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Tūāraki North Regional Champs Now 12-13 February 2022!

TŪĀRAKI (Northern) REGIONAL CHAMPS postponed until 12-13 Feb 2022

TŪĀRAKI (Northern) REGIONAL CHAMPS UPDATE 14/10/21 Postponed until 12-13 February 2022 Given the current Covid19 situation, Orienteering Bay of Plenty and Taupo Orienteering Club have decided to postpone the Tūāraki North Regional Champs at Labour Weekend 2021. Full details can be found at www.obop.org.nz. Postponement Date and Revised Event Schedule We will now be looking […]

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Rachel

NZ MTBOers shine at World Masters

UK based kiwi Mountain Bike Orienteering competitors (MTBOers), Rachel and Liam Drew, have had some outstanding results at the World Masters MTBO Champs 2021 just held in Abrantes, Portugal. Rachel achieved a clean sweep in the W45 class, taking out 1st place across the Long, Middle, Sprint and Mass start events. This also gave Rachel the […]

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IOF invites applications for CEO and Secretary General positions

IOF Secretary General/Chief Executive Officer Tom Hollowell, will retire from the position. In the first round of applications which ended July 31, no qualified candidates were identified. Over the past years the operations of the IOF have grown and the IOF Council has therefore decided to strengthen the management by reformulating and dividing the Secretary […]

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HP News #81 – September 2021

With lockdowns continuing to varying degrees around the country September has been another difficult month. With doubt now on not only the Oceania Championships but also the Northern Championships it has been difficult to keep motivation up, especially for those stuck in Level 3.  Nevertheless, the world goes on around us and planning continues on […]

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U23 Camp update

As no closing date for applications for the Under 23 HP camp was included in the original notice, these will be accepted until Friday 15 October. The camp will be based in Palmerston North from 8-14 December.  The weekend of 11-12 December will be dedicated to sprint training and, in line with the recently announced […]

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Compass Point – September 2021

Member news & views | SEPTEMBER 2021 Update Note from the GM View from the Chair Sport Increased ONZ Focus on Sprint Orienteering High Performance update – World Cup round 2, Sweden Understanding our membership Club forum Updated ONZ guidelines for club events at level 2 Sports People Interview with ONZ Chair Peter Swanson Events […]

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Sprint Orienteering

Increased ONZ Focus on Sprint Orienteering

Quite apart from the fact that no New Zealand based orienteers have had the chance for any international representation for the last 2 years, the Covid-induced pause has also brought more starkly into focus the split of the World Championships (WOC) into separate sprint and forest events in alternate years. As a result, ONZ has been […]

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World Cup Round 3 starts Thursday

The final round of the IOF World Cup for 2022 in Cansiglio in Italy starts on Thursday evening New Zealand time. Round 3 consists of a long distance on Thursday, a middle distance on Saturday and a sprint relay on Sunday. As throughout 2022 NZL will be represented by Tim Robertson and Toby Scott. GPS […]

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Oceania Orienteering NZ 2022 January

Oceania entries are open!

Hi everyone, We’re excited to open entries for Oceania Champs 2022, and release Bulletin 1 which provides more detail about each of the events. The Nelson, Marlborough, Dunedin and Peninsula and Plains (Christchurch) orienteering clubs have combined forces to plan an awesome week of orienteering for you. Get your entry in and book your summer […]

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Interview with ONZ Chairperson Peter Swanson

This month Southland Orienteering Club’s (SOC’s) fantastic little newsletter featured an interview with ONZ’s Chairperson which was well worth sharing.  Thank you to Sally Duston for allowing us to share this great interview.  In the interview Peter shares insights into his involvement in Orienteering as well as ONZ’s structure.  Well worth a read!  Click here […]

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Tūāraki North REgional Champs - 23 to 25 October 2021

TŪĀRAKI (NORTHERN) REGIONAL CHAMPS UPDATE – Going ahead at Labour Weekend assuming <=Level 2

Orienteering Bay of Plenty and Taupo Orienteering Club are still planning to run the Tūāraki North Regional Champs at Labour Weekend 2021. The events will go ahead if Auckland and the rest of the Northern region are all in Level 2 or lower at the date of the event. The decision on whether to proceed […]

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Updated Level 2 Event Guidelines

ONZ’s Council have approved an updated version of the Guidelines for Clubs running events at level 2. These have been re-written to provide clearer information to help ensure the safety of participants and event organizers. Downloadable copies of both updated ONZ Covid19 documents can be found on our dedicated Covid-19 webpage. We will continue to update […]

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Covid-19 Level Two updates

ONZ has reviewed both our alert level advise and our club event level two guidelines in conjunction with the Government Covid-19 Advice and updated Sport New Zealand level 2 advice. Downloadable copies of both updated ONZ Covid19 documents can be found on our dedicated Covid-19 webpage. We will continue to update our alert level information in accordance […]

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U23 Camp Registrations now open

The 2021 National U23 Camp is being held in Palmerston North between Wednesday 8th and Tuesday 14th December 2021. This is a high performance camp open to members of the U23 squad and others by application. The camp focuses on technical, physical and mental preparation for competition at international level (e.g. JWOC/WUOC). Demonstrated achievement at […]

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Orienteering NZ Compass Point

Compass Point – August 2021

Member news & views  |  AUGUST 2021 Update Note from the GM  View from the Chair Sport Junior Camp Registrations now open Orienteering and Covid – a brief look at things in the UK High performance update – World Cup Event Two Understanding our membership Club forum New club/school resources launched Do orienteers improve with age? Sports People Interview […]

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High Performance News #80 – August 2021

With Covid hitting the country orienteering has dropped somewhat off the radar in the last few weeks in New Zealand. Indeed, there is a rapid re-assessment of future events and training camps taking place. However, as well as some on-line activity there has been the second round of the World Cup and Jukola to watch […]

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Covid Alert Level Update

ONZ has reviewed our alert level advise in conjunction with the Government Covid-19 Advice, updated Sport New Zealand level 3 advice, and NZ Mountain Safety Council Covid-19 advice. We will continue to update our alert level information in accordance with Government changes to alert level guidelines.

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2021 Junior Camp Registrations are now open

Junior Camp entries have now closed. It is extremely unlikely that additional participants will be added to the camp as we received 98 registrations. Should a number of individuals withdraw, new places will be offered based on the order late applications are received. Applications for late entries can be made here. Change of dateThe recent […]

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Interview with Yvette Baker

In June ONZ announced the Southern Cross team and staff which we had hoped would be travelling to Australia to compete in the Australian Schools Competition.  For the third year in a row, the team included members of the Baker family.  This year the coaching staff also included one of the Baker family.  For those […]

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Embargo Notice – New Zealand Orienteering Champs 2022

Nelson Orienteering Club are excited to announce the initial embargo notice for the New Zealand Orienteering Champs 2022. The Sprint Distance embargo covers the campuses of Hampden Street School, Nelson College and the Braemar Campus of Nelson Hospital. The Long Distance embargo covers the whole of Canaan Downs but still allows access from the Harwood […]

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World Cup Middle another toughie

The middle distance race at World Cup Round 2 in Sweden proved to be another race which caused many problems for a lot of competitors. With Tim Robertson opting not to start, Toby Scott was the only Kiwi in the field finishing 90th after another tough day at the office. Joey Hadorn and Daniel Hubmann […]

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Southern Cross Experience Final Update

After much discussion and investigation, the decision has been made to not go ahead with the Southern Cross Experience. Timing and logistics were key factors in reaching this conclusion. Orienteering New Zealand would like to thank all those who have put considerable time into trying to make this work – specifically the Wellington, North West, […]

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Long long distance for Tim and Toby at WC2 (IOF World Cup 2021)

A tough long distance opened the second round of the IOF World Cup at Idrefjäll, Sweden overnight. Passing through challenging hilly terrain at an altitude of 630-880m above sea level. Only one man was under 100 minutes and two women under 90. New Zealand’s two representatives were well down in the field, with Toby Scott […]

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Tūāraki (Northern) Regional Championships

Taupo Orienteering Club and Orienteering Bay of Plenty would like to invite orienteers from the Northern Region, and other areas of New Zealand, to come and join us for a weekend of four fun and high quality orienteering events over Labour Weekend 2021. We cannot stress enough that accommodation will be at a premium in […]

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2021 NZSS Champs Video Highlights

Highlights from the recent NZSS Champs hosted by Hawkes Bay Orienteering Club. Footage was paid for by Sky Sport through the New Zealand Sports Collective which Orienteering New Zealand is a member of. Thanks to production company Stream Shop Live for this year’s footage and to our wonderful MC Ed Cory-Wright who drove up from […]

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High Performance News #79, July 2021

WOC2021 proved both exhilarating and frustrating for many in New Zealand. The latter through the inability to send athletes from home shores, the former because of Tim Robertson’s astounding success in winning a bronze in the sprint. Although mentioned below, I’d like to re-iterate here that, having seen the masses of documentation and regulations that […]

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Orienteering NZ Compass Point

Compass Point – July 2021

Member news and views Update Note from the GM View from the Chair Sport No New Zealand-based Team at WOC, but still a bronze! The Southern Cross Challenge has been cancelled – what now? Junior Camp Update High performance update Events NZSS Champs Round-up Oceania Update ONZ Updates What is your national Council up to […]

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Junior Camp 2020

2021 Junior Camp Update

The 2021 annual Orienteering NZ Junior Orienteering Training Camp (Junior Camp) will take place in Masterton this year with students staying at St Matthews Collegiate between December 12th and 17th 2021.  We ask parents to be patient while we appoint this year’s head coach and manager.  We also ask parents not to book flights or […]

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Southern Cross Trip Cancelled

Following the government announcement that the travel bubble with Australia would be closed for eight weeks, Orienteering New Zealand’s Council has voted unanimously to cancel the trip. The government announcement took place while the majority of the NZSS Team were representing their school at the NZSS Championships in Hawkes Bay. Following the announcement, Council were […]

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2021 Jnr Camp Head Coach & Manager Applications

ONZ invites applications for 2021 Junior Camp Manager & Head Coach

The 2021 Junior camp is open to all secondary school (Year 9-13) members that are regularly running orange or red courses. There is no cap on numbers to it is quite possible that numbers may well exceed previous years when a maximum of 80 participants were able to attend. If this is the case in […]

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Tim and Toby in Middle Distance Final as Matthias Kyburz put Swiss on the board

Tim Robertson and Toby Scott both qualified comfortably for the WOC Middle Distance Final in the Czech Republic overnight. Tim was 14th in Heat A and Toby an impressive 11th in Heat C. The qualification races which started with 5 or 6 controls on a steep rocky hillside before moving into easier running terrain and […]

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Sprint bronze for Tim in Terezin!

Tim Robertson has done it again – producing another great race to take 3rd place in the WOC2021 Sprint held in Terezin, Czech Republic overnight! The race took in town streets, made more complex by the insertion of multiple barriers, and then the highly complex fortifications at the edge of town with multiple tunnels and […]

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WOC Paper Team selections announced

With WOC nearly upon us, ONZ is pleased to announce the 2021 paper selections that would have competed in this year’s event in a non-covid year. The paper team selections sit along side overseas-based athletes Tim Robertson and Toby Scott – the only New Zealand based athletes taking part in this year’s event. Women: Renee […]

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2021 NZ JWOC Team in NZ

High Performance News #78 – June 2021

After the loss of Queen’s Birthday 2020 to Covid-19 it was a near-run thing that the 2021 version did not get disrupted by the Canterbury flooding in the week leading up. However, we escaped and a report follows below. WOC2021 is also on the immediate horizon, with Toby Scott and Tim Robertson the only NZL […]

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Interview with ONZ Performance Leader Malcolm Ingham

When did you first get involved in orienteering? In the mid-1970s I was studying at Cambridge University and had a friend at who was a British Junior Orienteering International who encouraged me to give it a try, so I did.  Up to then, although I had a physics teacher at school who was passionate about it, […]

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2021 NZ Secondary School Orienteering Championships

NZSSOC Update

Hawke’s Bay Orienteering looks forward to welcoming competitors to NZSSOC2021 on 23-25 July 2021. Preparations are well underway for an exciting school championships on some of Hawke’s Bay’s best maps. Friday 23 July – Sprint – Splash Planet Saturday 24 July – Long – Awapai Sunday 25 July – Relay – Awapai Schools can enter […]

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Interested in becoming a Controller?

Is your club short of A or B level controllers?  Perhaps you have helped with the planning or controlling of local events and are keen to take the next step?  Maybe you have been involved in the past and you would like to update your knowledge?  The Technical Committee are keen to help by running […]

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Addressing Volunteer Burnout

Working with clubs to reduce volunteer burnout is a key project for Orienteering New Zealand in 2021. Orienteering in New Zealand is underpinned by a strong culture of volunteerism. Organising orienteering events requires a wide range of skills; from technical orienteering specific skills to building strong relationships with landowners or running the finances of clubs.   […]

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2021 Southern Cross Team Announcement – Updated 27/6/21

Orienteering New Zealand is proud to announce the two New Zealand Teams that will compete in the Southern Cross Challenge in Tasmania in late September/early October: Coaching TeamGene Beveridge, Yvette Baker Team ManagersJenni Adams, Imogene Scott  NZ HaruaSB: Nathan Borton, Oliver Edwards, Felix Hunt, Alex Jobbins, Daniel WoodSG: Alice Egan, Emily Hayes, Molly McGowan, Penelope Salmon, Isabella […]

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Selection call Pinestars v Bushrangers at the Australian Champs Carnival

The New Zealand Pinestars will compete against the Australian Bushrangers in an Elite Test Match as part of the Australian Championships Carnival in Tasmania in late September. The competition will be in the following Australian Champs races: Sprint – Saturday 25 September Launceston Middle – Sunday 26 September Goshen Relay – Monday 27 September St. […]

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High Performance News #77 – May 2021

May has been the month when, albeit with strict precautions against Covid, international orienteering came out of hibernation with the European Championships aka. World Cup Round 1. At home the NOL continued with the rescheduled Riverhead Orienteering Weekend. On the administrative front discussions have continued on a trans-Tasman league and on how best for New […]

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Tūāraki (North) Regional Champs

Taupo Orienteering Club and Orienteering Bay of Plenty would like to invite orienteers from the Northern Region, and other areas of New Zealand, to come and join us for a weekend of four fun and high quality orienteering events over Labour Weekend 2021. We cannot stress enough that accommodation will be at a premium in […]

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Mixed results for Tim at World Cup 1

Tim Robertson, NZL’s sole representative at the European Championships (World Cup Round 1) had a series of mixed results in what was an entirely sprint-focused championships. Tim qualified easily for the Knock-out sprint elimination rounds, but was knocked-out at the quarter-final stage, in an event won ultimately by Matthias Kyburz of Switzerland. In Sunday night’s […]

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Applications for 2021 Southern Cross Coach and Manager

Orienteering New Zealand invites interested individuals to put forward their name to coach or manage the New Zealand Southern Cross Challenge Team. The team will be travelling to Australia to take part in the Australian Schools Championship (part of the Australian Championships Carnival being held between 25 Sep and 3 Oct 2021) in and around […]

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Return of International Competition – World Cup Round 1

For the night owls and insomniacs, the first round of the 2021 IOF World Cup, aka the European Championships, starts early morning Friday New Zealand time. Strict Covid protocols are in place with competitor bubbles, pre-accreditation Covid tests, and mask wearing except when eating, drinking or running. The round is made up entirely of sprint […]

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Live tracking for Riverhead Orienteering Weekend

Live tracking has been set up for the National O League races at Riverhead Orienteering Weekend this coming weekend (8-9 May 2021). For the middle distance on Saturday 5 each in M21E/M20E (Red 1) and W21E/W20E (Red 2) are being tracked while on Sunday there will be a mixture of M21E (Red 1), W21E/M20E (red […]

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Orienteering NZ Compass Point

Compass Point – April 2021

Update Note from the GM View from the Chair Sport National Orienteering Awards announced JWOC paper team named 2021-2025 ONZ Strategic Plan released – a new focus for our sport Sports People Interview with ONZ Council Member Tom Reynolds Events Queens Birthday Weekend – 5-7 June 2021 2021 Australian Champs NZ MTBO Champs Nationals round-up […]

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ONZ Release 2021-2025 Strategic Plan

As advised in the last compass point, the ONZ Council is pleased to release the latest strategic plan for orienteering, which takes us through to 2025. Many thanks to all the contributors to the plan, and we encourage all members to have a read, and be informed about the areas of priority which ONZ will […]

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2021 Nationals – final newsletter

Photo by Gene Beveridge (2020) Kia Ora and greetings,Welcome to the very last newsletter from the NZOC2021 team: the courses have been evaluated between competitors caught out at yet another artificial barrier on the Sprint, the medals have been handed out, and the last borrowed pieces of equipment are on their way back to their owners. Thanks for […]

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High Performance News #76 – April 2021

Finally, after three months of relative inactivity, the national orienteering scene got under away in April with not only a highly successful and competitive ONZ Championships but also the first of the 2021 Regional Championships, the South Island Championships. These are both reported on below, along with a look at the international scene, which starts […]

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Auckland knock-out sprint a success

The extended Easter weekend finished with NZL’s second ever Knock-out Sprint, at Carrington. This had no qualification but only three KO rounds, with all runners getting 3 races. With many of the top elites and junior elites heading home after the ONZ Champs there was the opportunity for several of the younger juniors to foot […]

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Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure

National O League – Round 2 SI Champs

Anzac Weekend has seen the second round of the National O League (NOL) with long, sprint and middle distance races at the South island Champs in Alexandra. In M21E Matt Ogden and Joseph Lynch continued their close battle although with roles a little reversed from the ONZ Champs – Joseph taking the long and middle […]

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Orienteering NZ NZSS Trials

Selection Notice – NZSS Team 2021

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. The event will take place as part of the Australian Schools Championships which will be held in and around St Helens in Tasmania as part of the Australian Championships carnival […]

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Orienteering NZ Annual Awards 2020

This year’s ONZ Awards took place at the National Championships in South Head, north of Auckland on Sunday 4th April 2021. Congratulations to all the award recipients: Volunteer of the Year Awards Jean Cory-Wright (PP) Continued role with Junior Camp Coach Training, involvement in Coaching Working Group & work re-righting ONZ NCEA Standards. Michael Croxford […]

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ONZ Champs 2021 and KO Sprint – tracking replays and videos

At Easter weekend’s ONZ Champs there was live tracking for both W21E in the long distance and for M21E in the middle distance. Replays of these can be found at the links below. M21E Long: https://events.loggator.com/bpgAYw W21E Middle: https://events.loggator.com/HuUYOQ Both the Men’s and Women’s A Finals at the KO Sprint on Easter Tuesday were also […]

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Paper JWOC 2021 Team Named

Junior World Orienteering Championships 2021Turkey Selection Announcement Although New Zealand will not be sending a team to JWOC this year due to the restrictions and risks around Covid, a team (on paper) has been selected. Congratulations to the following athletes: Juliet Frater.  AucklandEmily Hayes.  AucklandKaia Jorgensen CanterburyPenelope Salmon  AucklandJess Sewell AucklandZara Stewart  Auckland Reserve: Amber […]

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Compass Point - Orienteering New Zeland's Member Newsletter

Compass Point – March 2021

Member news & views | March 2021Update Note from the GM View from the Chair Sport    New Zealand-based athletes will not attend WOC/JWOC in 2021 ONZ Knockout Sprint in Auckland Sports people  IOF Interview with Tim Robertson – first Kiwi to medal at WOC Events  Wellington to Host 2021 Junior Camp NZOC 2021 NZMTBO 2021 ONZ […]

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High Performance News #75 – March 2021

With the loss of Riverhead Weekend to an Auckland lockdown, like January and February, March has come and gone without a real start to the national orienteering scene and we are left looking towards the ONZ Champs at Easter. Fortunately, activity did not grind to a halt everywhere, with a well-attended training camp run by […]

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AGM - We are going online again

2021 AGM on Thursday 15th April – We are going online again!

Following discussions with 2021 Nationals hosts NWOC, ONZ will be holding this year’s AGM online on Thursday 15th April at 7:30pm.  We are asking all attendees to RSVP here. We ask that clubs submit any remits or items for discussion to the General Manager by Monday 5th April. The agenda and annual report will both be circulated to […]

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ONZ - NZ-based athletes will not attend WOC or JWOC in 2021

New Zealand-based athletes will not be attending WOC in 2021

At the ONZ Council Meeting on Thursday 18th March, a decision was made that New Zealand would not be sending New Zealand-based athletes to either JWOC or WOC in 2021. Whilst unfortunate, the likelihood of this decision and the reasons behind it were signaled at the end of last month in both Compass Point and […]

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ONZ Knock-out Sprint Programme and Quarter-Final Start Draw

The programme for the KO sprint on Tuesday 6 April can be accessed below. Note that following a small number of late entries the format of the Women’s competition has changed slightly. The revised start draw for the Quarter-finals is below

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NZ MTBO Champs 2021 Enter to Win a Map Board

MTBO Champs 2021 – Enter now to be in to win a mapboard

Get your entry in by this Sunday 28 March 2021 if you are wanting to have a go on some of this years best MTB maps and think a spare map board might be handy. There are two mapboards to be won if your entry is in for the mountain bike orienteering champs by this […]

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Nominations for IOF Athletes Advisory Groups and IOF Athletes Commission due by 1 April

At the IOF General Assembly in 2020, an important change was made to the IOF Statutes opening for the direct representation of 2 Athletes Representatives as voting members on the IOF Council, beginning from the next general assembly in 2022. This direct representation also means that a formal process for the election of athletes representatives […]

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NZOC2021

The North West Orienteering Club team has preparations for this year’s New Zealand Orienteering Championships (NZOC2021) well underway, for an exciting Easter Weekend of orienteering and renewing friendships in under two weeks from now! Entries have closed, camping information will be emailed out shortly, clubs will be asked for input on their relay teams, and […]

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Tim WOC Medal

IOF interview with Tim Robertson – the first Kiwi to win a medal at WOC

IOF World Cup Event Director Per Forsberg interviews Tim Robertson on all things orienteering and the influence of Covid. To hear the interview click here

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Compass Point – February 2021

M e m b e r   n e w s   &   v i e w s   |   F E B R U A R Y   2 0 2 1  U p d a t e Note from the GM View from the Chair S p o r t Wairarapa Orienteers are out of hibernation Get involved, Join […]

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The Year Ahead – National Teams in 2021

The decision about sending teams overseas is a complex one.  It is clear that while vaccines are being slowly rolled out around the world, Covid-19 is still prevalent in many countries.  In New Zealand, our government has prioritised three international sporting (Olympics, Paralympics & Rugby World Cup) events with regard to their discretionary managed isolation […]

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Wairarapa Orienteers are coming out of hibernation.

Wairarapa Orienteers stalwart Jim Barr describes his club as having been “in recess” for nearly a decade. During this time club members have continued to compete at various events around the country, but the club has not hosted events. On 6th December last year something changed.  The return of former member Brian Teahan, and with […]

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Covid Alert Level Change – Sat 27 Feb

As notified by the Prime Minister at 9pm on Saturday 27th February, New Zealand is changing COVID-19 alert levels effective from 6am on Sunday 28th February: Auckland moves into Alert Level 3  The rest of the country moves to Alert Level 2 The Government has indicated that they will review alert levels after seven days. ONZ’s alert […]

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NZOC 2021 Update

The North West Orienteering Club (NWOC) team has preparations for New Zealand Orienteering Championships (NZOC) 2021 well underway, to be ready for an exciting Easter Weekend of orienteering and renewing friendships. Online Entries Online entries (www.entero.co.nz) are now open. Standard fee entries close Friday 12 March 2021, a rapidly approaching deadline. Late fee entries close […]

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High Performance News # 74 – February 2021

February always seems to me to be the month of the best weather and, for someone like me coming originally from the north of England, generally too warm for really serious orienteering. Nevertheless, it is the month when things (notwithstanding SOW) generally start to kick into action, thoughts start (I hope) to focus on training […]

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Knock-Out Sprint – Tuesday 6 April – Entries Open

Entries are now open for the Knock-out sprint to be held in Auckland on Easter Tuesday. Enter at entero.co.nz . Entries are limited to 36 men and 36 women and close on 19 March. All competitors will get 3 races – quarter-final, semi-final and final. There will also be a single public race for others.

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2021 NZSS Champs – new province, new date

In 2020 Covid-19 challenges made it impossible for Hawkes Bay Orienteering Club to host the New Zealand Secondary School (NZSS) Championships. This was a huge disappointment for the organising committee who had put a phenomenal amount of time into the event only to have to cancel it as New Zealand was going in and out […]

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HP News #73 – January 2021

Welcome to the 7th year of HP News – not something actually anticipated all those years ago. Hopefully it continues to provide a useful service even, at times like these. Most pertinent this month, at least to me, is the announcement that, thanks to the agreement of Auckland OC, a Knock Out Sprint will be […]

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Nationals Update

The North West Orienteering Club (NWOC) team has preparations for New Zealand Orienteering Championships (NZOC) 2021 well underway, to be ready Friday 2 April for the Sprint at Long Bay, on the North Shore of Auckland. Mapping has been completed, most courses are created and in the weeks ahead, the experienced team of setters and […]

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Revised ONZ Foot O Rules

Below are the links to the review of the Orienteering New Zealand Foot O rules as well as a document outlining the changes that have been made. The completed document follows a long consultation process which included over 50 submission points. Because some of the changes are significant, ONZ will be accepting additional submissions until […]

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Selection Notice – World Orienteering Championships 2021

The World Orienteering Championships 2021 is scheduled o be held in Doksky, Czech Republic from 6-9 July 2021, and will consist of an individual sprint, middle and long races, a forest relay and a sprint relay. In the present environment of the Covid-19 pandemic, although New Zealand intends to compete in this event, at this […]

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Selection Notice – Junior World Orienteering Championships 2021

The Junior World Orienteering Championships 2021 are scheduled to be held in Kocaeli, Turkey from 11-16 July 2021. In the present environment of the Covid-19 pandemic, although New Zealand intends to compete in this event, at this stage participation remains uncertain. However, despite this uncertainty ONZ is continuing with a selection process. All athletes interested […]

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Draft Strategic & Business Plan Feedback

Introduction The Strategic Plan takes a long term (4 year) view of the strategic priorities for ONZ and the sport. The plan is underpinned by the interests of clubs and members with an eye on what is best for the sport of orienteering long term. The Council has undertaken this initial draft version using information […]

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High Performance News #72 – December 2020

As we reach the end of troubled 2020 the main HP focus in December has been the Under 23 High Performance Camp in Nelson. This is reported on below with some additional information on fitness testing at these camps and what it may, or may not indicate. Also, plans for the 2021 NOL, an update […]

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Compass Point – December 2020

M e m b e r   n e w s   &   v i e w s   |   D E C E M B E R   2 0 2 0  U p d a t e Note from the GM View from the Chair   S p o r t    2020 Member survey results Forum response U23 […]

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Calling for applications for ONZ Council

ONZ’s constitution necessitates that two Council positions are up for election each year.  This year Jenni Adams (PAPO) and Magnus Bengtsson (WOC) have both finished their three-year term on Council.  Both candidates are eligible to be nominated for a second term should they choose to do so, as are any members wishing to be considered for […]

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2020 Member survey results

Thank you to everyone that participated in the member survey in October. We had 234 sign up to the survey, although about one third of these didn’t complete the survey beyond providing their name and contact details – we suspect in order to qualify for the spot prize offered as an incentive to complete the […]

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2021 MTB & ANZAC foot orienteering – entries open

“It will blow your mind!! About 35km of track in just over 1sq km” said Joe Sherriff after finishing a survey of the sprint area. It looks like we have some fine Otago map riding underway for the 17-21 April MTBO champs. After the MTBO, the South Island foot events will give you some more […]

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Southern O Week – entries closing

It is less than 12 days to Christmas. So we wish you a very merry time and a relaxing break. In the Christmas rush, don’t forget to plan your summer orienteering. Entries close for the Southern O Week only a few days after Christmas at midnight on the 28 December 2020. There is new information about camping at Ward on […]

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NZ champs 2021 – mapping update

The North West Orienteering Club (NWOC) team has preparations for New Zealand Orienteering Championships (NZOC) 2021 well underway. Mapping is well progressed on all the areas and an experienced team of setters and controllers is in place. Easter 2021 orienteering in Woodhill forest will be on world-class sand dune terrain maps. We maybe biased, but […]

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High Performance News #71 – November 2020

After the drought, the flood. So it was in November with all 3 regional championships in a space of 4 weeks. There was also some interesting information coming out from IOF regarding the prospects and intentions for WOC/JWOC2021, as well as the positive impact of the WREs held at the ONZ Champs. Also, below, the […]

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Compass Point – November 2020

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

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ONZ Club Forum – The Future of Orienteering – Thu 26 Nov 2020

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

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Compass Point – October 2020

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

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Nationals 2021

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

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Orienteering NZ NZSS Team Named

New Zealand Secondary School Paper team named

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

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ONZ Junior Camp 2020 attendees update

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

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High Performance News #70 – October 2020

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

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Orienteering NZ Regional Champs – South 2020 Entries Closing

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

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Orienteering NZ Northern Region Champs 7-8 Nov 2020 Entries Closing

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

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North Island Secondary School Championships 2020

NISS 2020 Orienteering Championships Report

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

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Video: North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Champs 2020 – Long Distance

Day Two of the North Island Secondary School (NISS) Orienteering Champs Long Distance event was out in Waiuku Forest, South Auckland. Commentary by Orienteering NZ’s Devon Beckman. https://youtu.be/NmTYi8netKo Video work by The Stream Shop on Sky Sport Next YouTube channel. Event hosted by Counties Manukau Club.

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North Island Secondary School Orienteering Champs 2020 Sprint Video

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 […]

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NZOC 2020

Live tracking for ONZ Championships 2020

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

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Juniors Year 5-8 Summer O Training Camp | Nelson December 2020

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

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ONZ Junior Camp 2020 Update

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 […]

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Orienteering NZ Junior Camp 2020 Entries reopened until Friday 16th October 2020

ONZ Junior Camp 2020 Entries re-opened until Friday 16 Oct!

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 […]

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NZOC 2020

Entries to NZOC 2020 close at midnight Friday!

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 […]

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High Performance News #69 – September 2020

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

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ONZ Compass Point – September 2020

Compass Point – September 2020

To view visit https://mailchi.mp/acd4df9a2e6e/compass-point-investing-in-our-sport

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ONZ to select 2020 NZSS Team at Nationals

2020 New Zealand Secondary School Paper Team to be chosen at Nationals

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 […]

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ONZ 2020 Members Survey

Calling NZ based orienteers – Please complete the ONZ 2020 members survey!

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 […]

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Two weeks to enter the Nationals!

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 […]

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Moving forward with ONZ Nationals 2020 at Labour Weekend

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 […]

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Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus Information and Updates

Amended Covid Alert level guidelines – September 16 2020

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/

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CMOC - North Island Secondary School Champs 2020

2020 North Island Secondary School Orienteering Champs – Event Postponed to 17th & 18th October

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 […]

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2020 NZ Secondary School Orienteering Champs – Event Cancellation

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 […]

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ONZ Major Events Special Update – 11 September 2020

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.

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High Performance News #68 – August 2020

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 […]

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National O League 2020 – Live tracking for Ultralong on Saturday

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 […]

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Compass Point - Orienteering New Zeland's Member Newsletter

Compass Point – August 2020

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 […]

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High Performance News #67 – July 2020

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 […]

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ONZ Champs 2020 – Entries Open

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. […]

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Entries for the ONZ Junior & U23 Camps 2020 are now open

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 […]

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Controllers Clinic being held in Nelson – August 8 & 9 2020

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 […]

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2020 North Island Secondary School Orienteering Champs Entries Open

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 […]

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Compass Point - Orienteering New Zeland's Member Newsletter

ONZ Compass Point – July 2020

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 […]

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High Performance News #66 – June 2020

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 […]

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Oceania 2021 or not, orienteering event will go ahead

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 […]

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High Performance News #65 – May 2020

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 […]

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Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure

ONZ Compass Point – May 2020

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 […]

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Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus Information and Updates

Updated COVID-19 Alert Levels and Club Guidelines May 26 2020

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 […]

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WOC2020 Cancelled

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 […]

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High Performance News #64 – April 2020

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 […]

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ONZ Controllers Newsletter – April 2020

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.

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Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure

WOC 2020 and JWOC 2020 Update

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 […]

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ONZ Compass Point – April 2020

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

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COVID-19 Alert Level Club Guidelines – April 25 2020

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.

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Selection Update – NZ Secondary Schools Team 2020 and World Schools Championships Orienteering 2021

The existing Selection Notices for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Team 2020 and the World Schools Championships Orienteering 2021 have been withdrawn.

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OrienteeringNZ Annual General Meeting - Wed 15th April 2020

ONZ Annual General Meeting Wed 15 April 2020 at 7:30pm

A final reminder that the ONZ Annual General Meeting (AGM) is being held online on Wednesday 15th April at 7:30pm.

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High Performance News #63 – March 2020

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, […]

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COVID-19 – Cancellation of all club events for 4 weeks – 23 March Update 

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).

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Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure

ONZ Compass Point – March 2020

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;

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Revised Club Guidelines – March 20, 2020

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. […]

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JWOC/WUOC Trails and NOL Rd 2 – CANCELLED

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 […]

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update – March 17, 2020

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.

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NZOC 2020 10-13 April

Orienteering Nationals 2020 postponed due to COVID-19

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.

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Final Bulletin and Start Times for JWOC/WUOC Trials/NOL Rd 2 – 21 and 22 March

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  

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Impact of coronavirus on orienteering

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 […]

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NZOC 2020 10-13 April

Nationals 2020 Update – Entries, AGM, Trophies Request & Terrain Photos

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.

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High Performance News #62 – February 2020

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, […]

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Orienteering NZ - Find Your Adventure

ONZ Compass Point – February 2020

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

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Selection Notice – World Schools Championships Orienteering 2021 (Withdrawn)

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.

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Selection Notice – New Zealand Secondary Schools Team 2020 (Withdrawn)

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.

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Entry information – NOL Round 2, JWOC and WUOC principal trials, March 21/22

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 […]

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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.

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NZOC 2020 10-13 April

Entries now open for Nationals – April 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/. 

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JWOC and WOC Trials – 21 & 22 March 2020

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.

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Cool Awesome Educational Preview

Updated Overseas Resource for Clubs and Members working with Schools

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.

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2020 North Island Secondary School Orienteering Championships Entry Information

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.

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Selection Announcement IOF World Cup Round 1

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. […]

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High Performance News #61 – January 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 […]

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Lonely Mountain Sprints - Friday 24 - Monday 27 January 2020

Lonely Mountain Knock-out Sprint – live tracking

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

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ONZ Compass Point – January 2020

In this issue: View from the Chair; Legends – Bunny Rathbone; Peter Snell the Orienteer; 40th Katoa Po Event; Rogaine Update; 2020 Council Nominations;

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Vacancy – NZ JWOC Manager 2020 & 2021

Orienteering NZ have not currently received any expressions of interest for managing the NZ Team at 2020 & 2021 Junior World Orienteering Championships (Turkey & Portugal). 

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New Major Events Allocation System

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. 

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Orienteering New Zealand 2020 Business Plan – Final Consultation Document

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.

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HP News #60 – December 2019

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 […]

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ONZ Compass Point – December 2019

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 […]

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Map Embargoes – Trial races for JWOC/WUOC 21-22 March 2020

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.

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Vacancies: Applications to be a member of the 2020 ONZ Council

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.

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Oceania 2021 embargo notice

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 […]

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HP News #59 – November 2019

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 […]

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Selection notice – WORLD ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020

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 […]

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Selection notice – WORLD UNIVERSITY ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020

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 […]

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Selection Notice – JUNIOR WORLD ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020

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 […]

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Announcement of Embargo – Oceania Orienteering Championships 2021

The area covered by red shading on the map below is henceforth embargoed until the end of the Oceania Orienteering Championships, January 2021.

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ONZ Compass Point – November 2019

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;

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Orienteering Training Camp (Years 5-8 at school) 21-23 Dec 2019 Registrations

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.

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Selection Announcement – ONZ JUNIOR CAMP 2019 (Updated)

The following Junior Orienteers have been selected to attend the Junior Camp in Pukekohe 15-20 December 2019.

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High Performance News #58 – October 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 […]

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2019 Orienteering NZ Junior Camp – Applications Reopened

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.

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Auckland Champs 2019

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!

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Selection Announcement: ONZ Under 23 Development Camp 2019

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.

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Have your say: what ONZ should prioritize in its plans for 2020

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.

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ONZ Compass Point – October 2019

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;

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Pinestars lose out to Bushrangers in close fought Test Match

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 […]

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High performance News #57 – September 2019

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 […]

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NZ MTBO Champs - Rotorua 2019 9-10 November

NZ MTBO Champs 2019, Rotorua – Entries open

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.

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Coming up – World Cup Round 3 and Oceania

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 […]

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Selection Announcement – ANZ MTBO CHALLENGE 2019

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 […]

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Oceania 2019 – Relay NZ Teams Coordination Update (Revised)

Jean Cory-Wright is coordinating the NZ contingent for the Oceania relay championships in Australia.

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Vacancy: 2019 ANZ Challenge NZ Team Manager

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.

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Selection Announcement – ANZ TEST MATCH PINESTARS 2019

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 […]

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Selection Announcement – ANZ Challenge Team 2019

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.

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2019 Junior and U23 Orienteering Training Camps Registrations Open

    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 […]

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Lonely Mountain Sprints – 24-27 January 2020 – Entries Open

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.

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High Performance News #56 – August 2019

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 […]

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ONZ Compass Point – August 2019

Orienteering News – View from the chair; Introducing Christo Peters – New GM; Southern Cross Staff appointments; Event Liaison Update; High Performance Update; and more.

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NZ Secondary School Champs 2019 Day2 – Long Distance Video

Video from Day 2 of the NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships – Long Distance – held today in Woodhill Forest, Auckland

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NZ Secondary School Champs 2019 Day1 – Relay Highlights Video

Highlights from day one – the Relay at the NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2019 in Woodhill Forest, Auckland.

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WOC Report #6 – and the rain came down, and down, and down

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 […]

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WOC Report #5 – problems for Lizzie and Tim in middle final

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 […]

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JWOC2022 goes to Romania

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 […]

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WOC Report #4 – Toby, Gene and Lizzie lead the way for NZL

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 […]

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WOC Report #3 – Lizzie and Tim into Middle Final

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 […]

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WOC Report #2 – ready for the off

              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 […]

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Reminder: Oceania 2019 Entries close 31 August 2019

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.

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WOC Report #1

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 […]

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Selection call Pinestars-Bushrangers Test Match

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, […]

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HP News #55 – July 2019

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 […]

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ONZ Compass Point – July 2019

Latest news including – International Team Travel Policy Consultation; View from the Chair; Event Liaison Update; High Performance Update; Other News; GM Starting New Adventure;

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Vacancies: NZ Team Coach and NZ School Team Staff – Southern Cross Challenge 2019

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.

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Selection Notice – ANZ Challenge Team 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, […]

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Selection Announcement –   2019 WORLD CUPS 3 & 4

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 […]

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Wellington Orienteering – Expression of Interest for Mapping – due Sunday 4 August 2019

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 […]

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ONZ High Performance News #54 – June 2019*

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 […]

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ONZ Compass Point – June 2019

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

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Applications invited for position of Orienteering NZ General Manager

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.

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Selection Announcement – New Zealand Secondary Schools Team 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) […]

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Tough WC Middle for Tim

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).

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IOF World Cup starts tonight

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 […]

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Call for Selection – IOF World Cup Rounds 3 and 4

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 […]

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National Orienteering League 2019 – and the winners are…..

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 […]

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Pinestars take first leg of Test Match

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), […]

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Vacancies: MTBO Selection Panel

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?

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ONZ High Performance News #53 – May 2019

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 […]

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Review of the Walking Access Act 2008 – Public Meeting Invitation

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, […]

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Selection Notice – ANZ MTBO CHALLENGE 2019 – Update

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 […]

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ONZ Compass Point – May 2019

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…

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Vacancies: Manager / Lead Coach – 2019 ONZ Junior Camp

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.

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Selection Notice – New Zealand Secondary Schools Team 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 […]

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Vacancy: 2019 Southern Cross Challenge NZ Team Manager

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.

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Selection Announcement – ANZ TEST MATCH PINESTARS 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) […]

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Selection Announcement – WORLD ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

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) […]

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Selection Announcement – JUNIOR WORLD ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 – Full Team Announcement

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 […]

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ONZ High Performance News #52 – April 2019

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 […]

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National Orienteering League 2019 – standings after Rnd 3

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 […]

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Four Life Members Announced

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, […]

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Orienteers Converging (Ōamaru Mail) – NZOC2019

Ōamaru Mail press article on NZ Orienteering Championships 2019 being held in the area.

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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 […]

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NZOC 2019 Programme and Start Lists Available

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

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ONZ Compass Point – April 2019

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.

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Orienteering NZ Annual Report 2018

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.

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Queen’s Birthday 2019 – Entries are OPEN

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 – […]

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HP News #51 – March 2019

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 […]

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Orienteering NZ AGM 2019 Draft Agenda, Remits, and 2018 AGM Minutes

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.

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Orienteering World 2018 magazine available – includes NZ’s Lizzie Ingham

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!

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The Perfect Event

ONZ Major Events Model Discussion Paper – For Consultation

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.

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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!

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JWOC2019 Trials – March 30/31

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 […]

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Call for selection IOF World Cup Round 1

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 […]

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ONZ Compass Point – March 2019

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

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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 […]

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Council Election – 5 Candidates Apply for 2 Vacancies

Five applications were received for the two vacancies on the ONZ Board.

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High Performance News #50 – February 2019

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 […]

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Katoa Po Start

Katoa Po 2019 – Annual Interclub Night Relay Saturday 9 March 2019

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!

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IOF Website

The IOF relaunches official website at orienteering.sport

The International Orienteering Federation has re-launched its official website and rebranded to new address orienteering.sport.

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Whirokino Mapping Project

Wellington Orienteering – Whirokino Mapping expression of interest by 1 March 2019

Wellington Orienteering Club is seeking expressions of interest for remapping two areas that have not been used for competition in recent years.

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Oceania 2019 - Orienteering Fun on the A41

Oceania 2019 – Entries Now Open – Bulletin 1

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.

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ONZ Compass Point – February 2019

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.

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Wellington Orienteering – Mapping expression of interest

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.

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HP News #49 – January 2019

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 […]

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National O League 2019 Round 1 – SI Champs

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 […]

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2019 ONZ Council Elections Applications Close 28 February 2019

2 vacancies for Orienteering NZ Council Members are now open and will close on 28 February 2019.

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JWOC2022 Application – Embargoed Areas

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 […]

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HP News #48 – December 2018

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 […]

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Entries open for Nationals, Easter 2019

Entries are open for the 2019 NZ Orienteering Championships. Enter before 31 December 2018 to go in the early bird entries prize draw.

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56th ISPS HANDA HALBERG AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

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 […]

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Selection Notice – JUNIOR WORLD ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

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 […]

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Selection Notice – WORLD ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

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 […]

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ONZ Compass Point – November/December 2018

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.

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2019 Orienteering NZ Council Vacancies

Orienteering NZ is inviting applications from suitable applicants for two vacancies on the Council.

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HP News #47 – November 2018

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. […]

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Sport Integrity Review

SPORT NZ SEEKS PUBLIC VIEWS ON SPORT INTEGRITY

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 […]

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HP News #46 – October 2018

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 […]

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IOF Harassment Policy

IOF Policy on Preventing Sexual Harassment and Abuse in Orienteering

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.

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Minutes of the XXIX IOF General Assembly published (IOF)

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.

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Selection Announcement – JUNIOR CAMP 2018

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 […]

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Embargo – Ōamaru – 2019 NZ Orienteering Sprint Championships

An embargo is in place for the National 2019 Sprint Distance Championship event on Good Friday within the Ōamaru city centre.

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Schools Start Orienteering

2019 North Island and NZ Secondary School Orienteering Championships Dates/Venues Announced

Dates and venues for the 2019 North Island Secondary Schools Championships and New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships have been confirmed.

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Less than a month to Central Districts Orienteering Champs

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. 

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Entries for Labour Weekend close tonight

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. […]

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Aussies take ANZ Test Match while Czech rocks

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 […]

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Kiwis struggle in World Cup KO Sprint

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 […]

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Play True

Athletes rights in focus in The Athlete Charter and at WADA Global Athlete Forum (IOF)

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.

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HP News # 45 September 2018

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 […]

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ONZ

Vacancy: 2019 NZ Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) Coach

Applications are invited for the position of 2019 NZ Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) Coach. Applications close: Friday 26 October 2018

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2019 NZOC Orienteering Nationals

Easter 2019 NZ Orienteering Championships to be held around Oamaru

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.

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ONZ Compass Point – September 2018

including: Junior and U23 Camp Registrations closing; Events Update; View from the Chair; High Performance Update; Events Liaison Update;

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2018 New Zealand Secondary Schools Team Profiles (at 2018 Australian Schools Championships)

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.

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2018 Camp Photo

Junior and U23 Training Camps

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/

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Enjoy Labour Weekend in sunny Wairarapa

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 […]

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Orienteering NZ Compass Point e-Newsletter – August 2018

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;

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ONZ News

Health and Safety – responsibilities for an ‘event’ 

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. 

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Keep Kauri Standing

Tracks and reserves on Auckland’s North Shore to close because of kauri dieback disease

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 […]

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Junior Camp

ONZ 2018 Junior Orienteering Training Camp and U23 Camp Applications OPEN (Updated)

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

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Selection Announcement – JUNIOR PINESTARS 2018

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 […]

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Matt Ogden - Long WOC2018

High Performance News #44: August 2018

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. […]

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Orienteering NZ Junior and U23 Training Camps 2018

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.

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Georgia on the podium again at WMTBO Champs

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. […]

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Tough finish to the week for team NZL

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 […]

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Long distance beckons in both Latvia and Austria

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 […]

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Big improvement for men’s relay team, but women struggle again

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 […]

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Georgia Skelton 4th in middle at World Junior MTBO Champs

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 […]

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Latvia2018 #5 – Strong runs for Lizzie and Tim in WOC 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 […]

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Latvia2018 – #4 NZL 12th in sprint relay – updated Monday

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, […]

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Latvia 2018 – #3 Tim takes silver in WOC sprint

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.

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Latvia 2018 – #2 Ready for off

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 […]

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Latvia 2018 #1 – Settling in

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 […]

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Marquita MTBO

HP News #43 – July 2018

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 […]

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