News and updates from Orienteering NZ. Including update from President, Health & Safety information, World Masters Updates, articles of interest, and more.
A new constitution will be presented to the AGM in March 2016 as a Council-supported resolution.
A summary of the key changes is provided.
Your feedback has been recently reviewed on the discussion paper on possible changes to the structure of the Orienteering NZ Council. This paper attempts to answer those queries and add clarity to help members to understand the overall process.
How do we ensure we get the best possible people sitting on the Orienteering NZ Council? A discussion including why, potential alternatives, and request for your feedback.
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 […]
President’s Rant – July 2015 Not surprisingly July has seen our young junior athletes taking all our attention. During the early part of the month, I’m sure that most of us were actively following JWOC from Norway with no indication of what was about to unfold. It’s hard to find the appropriate superlatives to acclaim […]
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.
The June News eNewsletter from Orienteering NZ including comments from the president, appointments and vacancies, constitution review, JWOC team departure, and more.
The 2015 AGM documents have been published and are available online now.
The AGM will be held 7:30pm, Friday 3 April, Wesley College Dining Room, Wesley College, Paerata.
During 2014 several Swedish orienteering clubs lead by Göran Andersson ran a school orienteering project called “Skol-Sprinten”. It was a great success and this year they are continuing with the project in a bigger scale and their vision is to create a new Guinness World Record on May 11, 2016. As part of the project they recognised the lack […]
“This week is a big one for NZ Orienteering, with the World Cup in Tasmania only weeks away, we have a new High Performance Leader – Malcolm Ingham. Correspondingly, I think it’s a great time to spark up some talk around how we can best improve…
Orienteering NZ has published the OrienteeringNZ Update October – November 2014 (PDF 358KB) including the following items: Policy Update – (Selection) by Simon Addison, president; Work Safe NZ – Information for schools, education providers & clubs; Camps – Junior 13-18 December, D-Squad 8-12 December; OrienteeringNZ Vacancies – World Cup 2015 – Round 1 Team Manager, Team […]
This Orienteering NZ Event Controllers Clinic is designed specifically for aspiring A grade event controllers, although will benefit any controller, including A grade, who seeks to enhance their skills.
The Orienteering New Zealand Update Newsletter for August-September 2014 is available for download now!
At the recent Orienteering NZ council meeting two policy issues were raised for consideration. The council believes these issues, which affect all clubs, are important and invite clubs to review the attached discussion documents on Weekday School Levy Policy and Selection Policy and provide feedback on the proposals. OrienteeringNZ Discussion Document – Weekday Schools Levy Policy […]
The OrienteeringNZ Update May 2014 is available now. (PDF 482KB) including: New logo, website and emails launched Thanks to Wellington for hosting the Nationals at Easter Nationals E21 Results Full Results In memory of John Davies (1940 – 2014) Rebranding to Orienteering NZ Website Information for Clubs Discussion Document – Weekday Schools Levy Policy (feedback by […]
As part of our strategic planning process it was identified that the NZOF brand was in need of a refresh, and consequently work has been undertaken in recent months to develop a new brand identity. This work has resulted in a new name, logo, and strap line, which we hope will support efforts to promote […]
A redeveloped website has been identified as being hugely important for the orienteering community in New Zealand. Over the past two years significant work has been undertaken scoping, designing, developing, and implementing the new national body website. This has now been launched and can be visited at www.orienteering.org.nz. We engaged with many people within the […]
John Davies was awarded the Silva Award for services to orienteering in New Zealand (NZ) for 1984 and was made a life member of the New Zealand Orienteering Federation (NZOF) in 1992. John received these awards because he was passionate about orienteering and therefore gave unstintingly of his time. Volunteering seemed to be in his […]
The NZOF_Update_2014_March is available now. (PDF 355KB) includes: Nationals; WOC Team Trials; WOC Manager – Applications invited; 2014 NZOF AGM; JWOC Trials; World Cup Selections; NZOF Annual Awards 2014 nominations close 4 April; 2014 Affiliation Fee and Event Levy; Coaching Scholarship – Australia; Pathway to Podium (HPSNZ);
Having a critical-mass of members is important for the sustainability of any member-based organisation. We need to refresh, have turnover of key volunteer roles and also have a constant stream of enthusiasm to maintain and grow the sport that we all love. Therefore having people become members is important for the long-term sustainability of orienteering […]