Orienteering Australia have been running regular high performance Zoom meetings discussing various topics. This week Orienteering NZ’s performance leader Malcolm Ingham lead the discussion covering the IOF recently introduced Knock-Out Sprint format. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to get involved. Links: IOF Website – 3rd Sprint Format Heat Selection video […]
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 […]
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 […]
Nearly two years ago Orienteering New Zealand provided a national membership database for all clubs. This new system replaced the historical method of reporting membership figures – the excel spreadsheet. Through this process we have been able to better understand our membership demographics. This information provides valuable insights about our club membership. Despite most questions […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Southern O Week starts in Marlborough on 9th January 2021 with Nelson and Marlborough Orienteering clubs working together to host the first events. It is time to find out about the Marlborough Orienteering Club (MOC) and ask their president how the club is attracting a bunch of new members recently. Thanks Mondo for taking the time to talk with us. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In this issue: GM’s foreword View from the Chair ONZ Covid-19 Update Club Spotlight – PAPO NZ Champs Update Oceania Update Major Events Update Expressions of Interest for Junior Camp Manager and Coaches Medal Survey Slack resource sharing platform Minecraft Orienteering GM’s Foreword Hi all, In recent weeks we have entered level two. For most […]
Updated: May 26 2020 Yesterday’s announcement by the Government said that “From 12 noon Friday 29 May 2020, gatherings can be held with up to 100 people“. For Orienteering this is great news as it is a big improvement from the previous 10 person limit. Cabinet has said that it will again review the settings of […]
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.
ONZ Covid-19 Update and Alert Level Guidelines; Legends of Orienteering – Robyn Davies
AGM; ONZ Annual Prizegiving; New Slack resource sharing platform; Maprun; Major Events Update
Lightbox and Neon free trial
The new Alert Level Guidelines for clubs as well as updated Club Event Guidelines which only come into play at Level two when club events become possible.
Club development: Social Media and Online engagement. All recreation organisations have had to adapt the way they deliver services since entering the Level 4 Lockdown, and that has led to innovative online solutions across the recreation industry.
Orienteering Waikato have been using MapRunners technology at events since 2017 and now use it for all our Urban events with great success. The level of interest from other clubs has been rising and we have been happy to share any information we have.
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;
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.
As part of ONZ’s annual planning process, we are keen to get input from clubs and individual orienteers. Help ONZ understand the issues and priorities that matter most in 2020.
The latest news update including: View from the Chair; Legends of Orienteering – Robbie; High Performance Update – 2020 Trials dates; Camps update; Club Spotlight; Map Making Course;
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
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.