The IOF World Orienteering Day have produced a new leaflet “Let’s GO Orienteering” – download from the ONZ website publications or schools resources pages.
Orienteering NZ invites applications for the NZ Team Coach and NZ Team Manager for the Southern Cross Challenge 2018.
in this issue: View from the Chair; AGM Notice – Confirmation of Venue, Date and Time; Event Liaison Update
NZ Annual Awards Nominations Open; New Mapping Specification; ONZ Policy Updates;
With the competition season ending with the WOA Champs at the end of November, I was anticipating this HP news to be short. But with a report on the recent U23 Development Camp, plus a few other issues of interest, it seems to have expanded well beyond expectations!. So, holiday reading for all and see […]
in this Issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Committee Appointments; 2018 Council Elections – Applications Open; JWOC Coach Vacancies; High Performance Update; Event Liaison Update; ONZ Policy Updates; World Masters Games Gear for Sale.
Orienteering NZ is looking for a pre-JWOC Coach to work with those orienteers wishing to trial for JWOC and those selected to better prepare for the event.
In addition, ONZ is asking for applications for the JWOC Coach that will travel with the team to Hungary in July 2018 continuing with training onsite and during JWOC.
Rogaining, or score events, add some different challenges from traditional orienteering. Not only do you have to find the controls, but you have to decided which order to collect them. Planning a good route can be helpful in terms of controlling the difficulty of navigation, making the most of your strengths and maximising points for a given distance. There are a few key things to think about when sitting down to plan a rogaine. Here’s my take on a good process to approach planning a rogaine route.
in this Issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Committee Vacancies – 10 August deadline; Junior Orienteering Camp – Applications Close 31 July; Coaching Positions for Junior Camp – Applications Close 31 July; High Performance Update;
In this issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Committee Vacancies; New IOF Mapping Standards; Junior Orienteering Camp; Coaching Positions for Junior Camp; High Performance Update;
Applications are invited for the vacancy of NZ JWOC 2017 Coach. Applications close 1 May 2017.
Elite orienteers use it. Ordinary orienteers use it. GPS-tracking. Analysing your race with help from GPS has become common practice. Tools like QuickRoute and Livelox make it very easy to spend time on orienteering long after you return from the forest.
The role is to assist with athlete training and preparation of the 2017 NZ representative team at JWOC. Full details available in position description.
Dr Camilla Knight talks about the support of parents of talented young athletes. The focus for young people at competitions is to enjoy it and perform to the best of their ability. Parents are important before and after training and competitions to offer support and help their child, reviewing with them what it going well and things they may want to work on.
British Orienteering shared a series of 4 short video clips of Hector Haines (GBR) talking about how his parents helped him get into orienteering and some advice for parents of young orienteers.
The Junior and Under 23 Regional Squads Camps will be held in Canterbury, December 2016. Applications for participants and coaches are invited now and close on 31 July 2016.
The Orienteering NZ High Performance Plan for the 5 year period 2015-2019 has been published and is available online now.
Orienteering NZ invites applications for the following two vacancies: Orienteering NZ Event Liaison & Orienteering NZ National Coaching Co-ordinator. Applications close 31 December 2015.
The benefits of getting ONZ’s committee convenors together around a table were realised at a workshop held in Wellington during mid November. Whilst providing each convenor with the chance to highlight the goals and progress made by their respective committee, it also raised opportunities for interaction on common issues.
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 […]
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!
Orienteering ACT is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a talented, enthusiastic individual to enjoy orienteering and coaching in Canberra Australia’s Capital.
The Orienteering NZ Kiwi-O manual, published July 2014 replaces the previous versions of the NZOF Kiwisport manual – a very popular online resource for helping teach primary and intermediate children between the ages of 5 and 12.
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 […]
Orienteering New Zealand’s Development Squad Camp 2014 – A fun video from the awesome week of training in December!! Enjoy!!