Selection Announcement ANZ Challenge (Oceania Championships) Tasmania, 3-11 January 2015 Saturday 3 January Oceania Sprint Distance Sunday 4 January Oceania Relay Championships Tuesday 6 January Oceania Middle Distance (except Elite Classes) Thursday 8 January Oceania Middle Distance (Elite Classes only) Saturday 10 January Oceania Long Distance (Elite Classes only) Sunday 11 January Oceania Long Distance […]
The Orienteering New Zealand Update Newsletter for August-September 2014 is available for download now!
World Cup 2015 – Competitions 1 – 3 Tasmania, 2-10 January 2015 Friday 2 January Prologue Sprint Saturday 3 January Event 1 – Sprint Distance Thursday 8 January Event 2 – Middle Distance Friday 9 January Model event Saturday 10 January Event 3 – Long Distance IOF Special Rules for the World Cup 2015 […]
The 2014 Junior World Orienteering Championship races start Tuesday night (Tues 22nd July, 7pm NZST) with the Sprint. JWOC2014 is being held in Borovets, Bulgaria. New Zealand has a team of 6 women and 6 men plus coach and team manager. In addition, several kiwis have travelled to support the team. The New Zealand JWOC 2014 […]
Every year in Greenland around the end of June, the Ilulissat Orienteering Club (IOG) holds the Arctic Midnight Orienteering Competition, which comprises a short, middle and ultra long race. I travelled this year via Copenhagen and Kangalussat to this extraordinary destination to see what it was all about – and I wasn’t disappointed. Ilulissat is […]
The Organising Committee of World Masters Games 2017 is thrilled to share some news. Twenty-eight sports have been confirmed into the official programme. They are: Athletics, Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Canoe / Kayak, Cycling, Football, Golf, Hockey, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Orienteering, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Softball, Squash, Surf Life Saving, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Touch […]
Download the OrienteeringNZ Update June-July 2014 (PDF 392KB) including the following: Discussion Documents (update) Policy Updates Fundraising Events Policy 2010 (Rescinded 2014) Miscellaneous Policies and By-Laws (Updated 2014) NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships NZ Secondary Schools Rogaine Championships World Masters Games 2017 Sport Programme Announced Orienteering NZ Vacancies NZ Schools Team Manager NZ Schools Team Coach High Performance […]
Just a matter of hours away from officially launching the 2014 World Orienteering and Trail Orienteering Championships (WOC-WTOC), in Italy for the first time in history. From 5 to 12 July, the cities of Venice and Trento, plus the hilly and plateau areas of Asiago Sette Comuni, Valsugana and Folgaria, Lavarone, Luserna will become an international arena with over 2500 orienteers from 54 nations fighting for medals and enjoying the sensational Italian courses.
By Sophie From before I even started High School I had been told by various different people about the Hillary Challenge event run by OPC, In effect how amazing it was and that I would really enjoy it. So when our Cashmere High School team qualified for the national final in September last year I […]
I just thought I would do a blog to let people know what I am actually doing while I am away for four months! I am currently writing in Melbourne airport after finally escaping the worries of trying to fit my bike and four months’ worth of gear into my 30kg and 7kg carry on […]
Just like that Queen’s Birthday is all wrapped up and we’re into June! I’m leaving at the end of this month for Europe, putting pre-JWOC plans into practice. First stop will be Milan, Italy where I’ll be meeting up with Shamus and Helena. We have a couple of days to find our feet and the […]
The WOA Middle Distance Championships were taken out by Tim Robertson on Monday, making it his 3rd win for the weekend. Robertson destroyed the field to win by almost 4 minutes, with a time of 27:33. The Moose, who was caught 4 minutes by Robertson at control 14, kept attacking and finished before Robertson on […]
Tim Robertson’s true form came through in the WOA Long Distance Championships today at Fusilier, taking out the event by 6 minutes. Robertson confidently attacked the course and navigated well to take the win in the Men’s Elite. Brodie Nankervis stepped up also, coming second 6 minutes in front of Jason Markham. A mixture of […]
The WOA Champs at Queens Birthday this year will see a good portion of the New Zealand JWOC team competing. Queens Birthday is the last big race most of the team will experience before they head off to Europe. With only 7 weeks until JWOC commences, it will give us a good indication of how […]
Whenever you are training the time just seems to fly by, you don’t realise how much you actually spend preparing yourself for some of the most important races that will kick start your international orienteering career. So far I have managed to fit in both university study and training, however I should probably study a […]
The past couple of weeks have been pretty busy with me trying to fit in all the uni work, actual work and training, but here’s a nice summary of what I’ve been up to! Most recently (last weekend) I was (un?)lucky enough to be commandeered into a team for the annual T’Walk event run by […]
As I entered the second week of the school holidays I was looking forward to a good week of training finishing with a three day Hillary Challenge training with Middleton Grange School at Lake Heron and the South Island Schools Champs. I’m not a morning person to put it simply, so getting up at 6:15 […]
This year I am going to be maximising my time in Bulgarian terrain before JWOC. The Norwegian team has offered me a spot on their training camp in Bulgaria, from 30th June to 5th July. In 2012 I was on a training camp in the Czech Republic with the Norwegian equivalent of New Zealand’s D-squad. […]
Nick has his A-game on (like always!) and has beaten me to the post, already writing about post-nationals training (check it out below). Backtracking a bit here’s a quick outline of nationals and how everyone in the team did. Firstly, thanks to Wellington Orienteering Club for putting on some great events on some quality maps! Secondly, […]
As expected, tight racing and close fields were the order of the day on the Manga Pirau map at Waikawa, a peaceful seaside town on the Horowhenua coast. That tranquility was broken, at least for a few hours, as competitors wrestled with the challenges of the coastal dunes and forest, which was also the location […]
Orienteering Nationals kicked off on Easter Friday with a great Sprint at the Ohakea Air Base. The Elite Mens category was taken out by Tim Robertson, followed by Nick Hann and Shamus Morrison. Darren Ashmore was pleased with his 8th place, commenting that he was probably already over 20 years old when all the competitors […]
The new April 2014 issue of Inside Orienteering is now available. You can find it here: http://orienteering.org/resources/publications/inside-orienteering/ In this issue: 5 Days of Italy Ski orienteering in Turkey North South East West: Portugal Danish Royals orienteering Club relays Underground orienteering New IOF Orienteering World Ranking News in brief Note: There is a small mistake in […]
Kiwis may ride in the World MTBO Champs in Poland. The open, masters and junior champs are being run between 24-31 August 2014 at Bialystok, Poland. The likelihood is that we’ll have a couple of masters and a junior. Anyone can enter the masters but the federation must endorse open and junior riders. If you […]
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);
The following bulletin is now available on the IOF website: World Masters Orienteering Championships 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden Bulletin 1 – http://orienteering.org/events/?event_id=358
See Oceania Update Jan 2014 about this event which will be held in Tasmania from 2nd to 11th January 2015.
The organizer of World Masters Orienteering Championships 2014 has released a new version of bulletin 1 which can be downloaded from the IOF website at http://orienteering.org/events/?event_id=326. The error in the payment details (IBAN) has now been corrected.
New Zealand has won the Aust-NZ MTBO Challenge, for the 5th time in a row. Over three events within the W2W MTBO Carnival just concluded, NZ won 9, 7.5 and 8 of the 10.5 classes contested. (W70 was included as half a class under a special arrangement that recognised both countries could only field a […]
Oceania Update It is just on a year to the 2015 Oceania Championships in Tasmania which will also include the opening round of the 2015 IOF World Cup, the Australia/New Zealand Challenge and an Aust/NZ Schools Test Match. That’s not all, stay on after Oceania and orienteer in and around Tasmania’s capital city Hobart in […]