New Zealand has been invited to take on Australia in an ANZ challenge competition at the Australian MTBO champs, Queensland, 9-10 Sept 2023. We seek riders who wish to be selected for the New Zealand MTBO Team. To be considered for selection please notify the MTBO Selection Panel before 2nd June 2023 via Josie Boland, email@example.com. […]
Member news & views | SEPTEMBER 2022Update Notes from the GM View from the Chair Sport Junior Camp Update – we urgently need a Camp Manager and Lead Coach U23 Entries close 14th October Non binary inclusion Chat with Toby Scott High Performance update ONZ High Performance Hui World Schools Selection process update Event reports WUOC/ FISU MTB orienteering NZMTBO […]
Orienteering BOP is hosting the NZ MTB Orienteering Champs in November this year. The champs will consist of three quality, fun and social mountain bike orienteering events spread around Bay of Plenty: Middle (Onepu, Kawerau); Sprint (Puarenga, Rotorua); Long (Cougar Park, Tokoroa). There will be championship and recreational grades suitable for all ages and abilities, […]
Orienteering Bay of Plenty are hosting the NZ MTBO Champs in and around Rotorua on the 19th and 20th November 2022. The following embargo notices apply for the Middle and Long Distance events: Cougar Park, Tokoroa (Long Distance Champs) – the main riding area at Cougar Park is embargoed from 14/07/2022 until 21/11/2022 and may not be visited […]
Selectors have named Martin Peat (Counties Manukau) as the sole New Zealand representative at the 2022 World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships being held in Falun, Sweden July 15-20.
At the end of the European summer last year we were fortunate to have the World MastersMTBO Champs go ahead. It was touch and go for a bit given the rising Covid numbers at the time, and a bunch of additional restrictions were put in to keep the Masters competitors separate from the Juniors who […]
Nominations Welcome for World MTB Orienteering Championships 2022 Sweden 15th – 20th July World MTB Orienteering Championships 2022 will be held in Falun & Sater, Sweden from 15–20 July 2022, and will consist of a sprint, a middle, a long, a relay and a mass start event. Up to 4 men and 4 women New […]
UK based kiwi Mountain Bike Orienteering competitors (MTBOers), Rachel and Liam Drew, have had some outstanding results at the World Masters MTBO Champs 2021 just held in Abrantes, Portugal. Rachel achieved a clean sweep in the W45 class, taking out 1st place across the Long, Middle, Sprint and Mass start events. This also gave Rachel the […]
This month Southland Orienteering Club’s (SOC’s) fantastic little newsletter featured an interview with ONZ’s Chairperson which was well worth sharing. Thank you to Sally Duston for allowing us to share this great interview. In the interview Peter shares insights into his involvement in Orienteering as well as ONZ’s structure. Well worth a read! Click here […]
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 […]
I was invited onto the NZ Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) committee over a year ago now. It really was a surprise since I manage to consistently hover on the lower edge of the results table, but I am what you call a keen enthusiast. This year at the MTBO Champs there was a really good […]
This year’s ONZ Awards took place at the National Championships in South Head, north of Auckland on Sunday 4th April 2021. Congratulations to all the award recipients: Volunteer of the Year Awards Jean Cory-Wright (PP) Continued role with Junior Camp Coach Training, involvement in Coaching Working Group & work re-righting ONZ NCEA Standards. Michael Croxford […]
Get your entry in by this Sunday 28 March 2021 if you are wanting to have a go on some of this years best MTB maps and think a spare map board might be handy. There are two mapboards to be won if your entry is in for the mountain bike orienteering champs by this […]
M e m b e r n e w s & v i e w s | F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 1 U p d a t e Note from the GM View from the Chair S p o r t Wairarapa Orienteers are out of hibernation Get involved, Join […]
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M e m b e r n e w s & v i e w s | D E C E M B E R 2 0 2 0 U p d a t e Note from the GM View from the Chair S p o r t 2020 Member survey results Forum response U23 […]
When asked if I would control an MTBO event at Halswell Quarry in Christchurch I envisioned an event traversing the open spaces of the Quarry Park with a few controls on the Crocodile and C2 MTBO tracks. Clearly I hadn’t been mountain-biking there for a couple of years or been in the park on a […]
M e m b e r n e w s & v i e w s | N O V E M B E R 2 0 2 0 U p d a t e Notes from the GM S p o r t Is COVID-19 disrupting NZ’s chance to compete at events? Forum […]
Great news MTBOers! 2021 NZ MTBO Champs are happening! Dates have been set for the 2021 NZ MTBO Champs in Central Otago – 17th to 21st April 2021. Get the dates in your diary, and stay tuned to the mtbochamps.nz website for more details coming soon:https://www.mtbochamps.nz/2021-nz-mtbo-champs.html #MTBO #MTBorienteering #MTBorienteeringNZ #MTBOchamps
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.
The MTBO selection panel invites riders wishing to represent NZ at the 2020 MTBO World Championships and Junior World Championships, to apply for selection by 31 March 2020.
News updates including View from the Chair; Legends of Orienteering; High Performance; NZ MTBO Championships; Junior Camp – How it works; Newly Confirmed Events; PAPO’s Yr 5-8 Camp;
Want to experience a fantastic weekend of top level mountain bike orienteering? The 2019 NZ MTB Orienteering Champs will be hosted in Rotorua, NZ’s MTBing mecca, on 9th and 10th November.
Maryborough, Victoria, 25-27 October 2019 NZ has been invited to take on Australia in an ANZ challenge competition at the Australian MTBO champs, Maryborough. The riders selected to represent New Zealand at the 2019 ANZ MTBO Challenge are: Conal Boland-Bristow M/W21 Tegan Knightbridge Ryan Moore Marquita Gelderman Brent Simpson M/W40 Erin Swanson Peter […]
July is the traditionally busy month in world orienteering although this year the later date for WOC has made things a little less congested. Nervertheless, JWOC, WMTBOC, O-Ringen and World Rogaine Champs have all fallen within it. Having been in east of Canada for when JWOC was on I found it quite hard to follow […]
Latest news including – International Team Travel Policy Consultation; View from the Chair; Event Liaison Update; High Performance Update; Other News; GM Starting New Adventure;
Do you have experience in MTBO competition? Have a good knowledge of MTBO athletes and willing to commit some time into selecting our MTBO teams to represent New Zealand internationally?
UPDATE – Extension of Deadline to 2 June Please forward applications to Josie Boland firstname.lastname@example.org Maryborough, Victoria, 25-27 October 2019 New Zealand has been invited to take on Australia in an ANZ challenge competition at the Australian MTBO champs, Maryborough, 25-27 October 2019. The Championships include mass start, sprint, middle and long distance […]
Denmark, 28 July – 3 August 2019 The confirmed riders selected to represent New Zealand at the 2019 MTBO World Championships and Junior World Championships are: Juniors Tegan Knightbridge – North West Georgia Skelton – Counties Manukau Open Devon Beckman – Hawkes Bay Conal Boland-Bristow – PAPO Tommy Hayes – Auckland Tim Robertson – Hutt […]
The 2019 MTBO World Championships and Junior World Championships will be held in Denmark, 28 July – 3 August 2019. Selection Criteria As per the Orienteering NZ G1 Selection Policy, athletes will be selected on the basis of known form. Known form will include results from all known races with emphasis on the recent 2018 […]