A revision of courses grades for schools orienteering championships is proposed. This is rationalised on purpose of the championships, increasing experience and training opportunities for juniors, and the success of Year 7/8 championships in recent years. No changes to the grades for sprint or relay competitions are proposed.
President’s Rant; 2016 AGM key business outcomes; ONZ Vacancies; 2016 ONZ Awards Winners; Missing National Championship Trophies; 2017 World Masters Games & Oceania Updates; Health & Safety Resources; Safe Sport for Children; and much more
New Zealand’s junior orienteering needs you! Orienteering NZ is currently advertising for an enthusiastic orienteering community volunteer to be part of the Junior Development Committee.
Hawke’s Bay Orienteering looks forward to welcoming competitors to North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2016 on 28-30 April 2016.
The International Orienteering Federation has published its annual year book in full colour online and in-print – “Orienteering World” 2015.
The 2016 GO-4-12 New Zealand Secondary Schools Adventure Racing Champs will be held on 8-10th April 2016 in the stunning Kaiteriteri Tasman District of the South Island. The event is suitable for all adventurous youth and orienteers love this event with it being won many times over by those good with a map. The GO-4-12 Youth Adventure […]
Orienteering Waikato looks forward to welcoming competitors to NZSS2016 on July 21-23 2016.
The event will be based at St Peters School in Cambridge which will provide a fantastic centre for 3 days of top class orienteering.
Presidents Rant, Constitution Review, 2016 International Team Costs, Vacancies, Appointments, AGM Notice, AWMG Updates, Community Sport Investment Update, International Olympic Academy Session for Young Participants
Orienteering NZ invites applications for the following two vacancies: Orienteering NZ Event Liaison & Orienteering NZ National Coaching Co-ordinator. Applications close 31 December 2015.
7 December 2015 The Junior World Orienteering Championships for 2016 will be held in Engadin, Scoul, Switzerland 9-15 July 2016. Selection Criteria The 2016 JWOC Team will be based on the following selection events: Primary Selection event – Hawkes Bay event in 5-6 March 2016 Supplimentary Selection event – 2016 Orienteering NZ National Championships Overseas-based […]
Regional Junior Squads; Costs for JWOC, WOC and Australian Schools Champs; IOF Athlete’s Licence; IOF – WOC in the future; Sprint Relay to feature in 2016 SuperSeries; Regional Junior Squads; Adventure Race World Championships 2015;
As foreshadowed in last months HP News the next tier below the National Senior and Under-23 squads are Regional Junior squads. These will be part of wider Regional Squads which also include the members of the National Senior and Under-23 Squads. From the start of next year the aim is for the Regional Squads to have regular organized training activities.
President’s Rant – October 2015 It’s been a busy period with an overseas trip to Australia to take in their Australian Championships and two trips back to Wellington on orienteering business. Whilst over in Ballarat, I had several rounds of informal talks with our Australian counterparts largely around increasing opportunities for more competition between the […]
Orienteering NZ invites applications for the following two vacancies: JWOC Team Manager & WOC Team Manager 2016/2017. Applications close 15 November 2015.
Youth Development Camp 2015 Bulletin 1 Youth Development Camp is a four day camp targeted at Juniors aged 16 and over who are aiming to represent New Zealand at JWOC within the next couple of years. Camp this year will be held at Houghton’s Bush Camp out near Muriwai Beach with trainings based […]
The NZ Orienteering Junior Camp Bulletin 1 has been published and is available for download. Held in the stunning Auckland forests, as well as superb sprint terrain, Junior Camp 2015 in Auckland (13-18 December 2015) is not to be missed!
President’s Rant – August 2015 Pride of place this month must go to our international athletes who have produced outstanding performances on a world stage. These include our Mens and Womens WOC teams in Scotland; with the potential for the men being promoted to Group 2 on the strength of their overall performance and the […]
Controllers Clinics: Beginner, club level and Orienteering NZ graded controllers; this will be great for you all! Wellington 12-13 Sept 2015 Christchurch 10-11 Oct 2015. IOF controller Marquita Gelderman is back with an improved presentation and practical workshop after a successful 2014 course in Auckland.
As the second day’s training in Rauland came to a close Tim Robertson decided he needed a haircut. But where, in a ski town, in summer you might ask.
On a stunning day in Rauland we headed out to one of the nicest maps of the area for our Long Distance Simulation Race.
The June News eNewsletter from Orienteering NZ including comments from the president, appointments and vacancies, constitution review, JWOC team departure, and more.
Before meeting up with the team in Oslo, Dani, Kayla, Tommy, Devon and I had a couple of days in Sweden in the small town of Lund. We were able to find a sprint map close to where we were staying, which consisted of buildings and small patches of forest which helped us recover from […]
Some of our top athletes, Lizzie Ingham, Tim Robertson and Matt Ogden are asked a few questions about how they have progressed from starting out at orienteering to competing on the world stage.
A look at what some other countries are doing in the area of Athlete Development
The May edition of the Orienteering NZ e-newsletter Compass Point. Queen’s Birthday Weekend is almost here and looks full of promise. The event has a Pinestars v Bushrangers Senior and Under 23 Test event as well as hosting the trials for the NZ Secondary Schools Teams to compete in the Southern Cross Challenge in Ballarat in late September.