Tim Robertson has taken the biggest title yet of his career with a 9 second victory in the World Games sprint, held overnight in Birmingham, Alabama. Following from two JWOC gold medals, a World Universities title, and silver and bronze in the WOC sprint, Tim finally nailed a really big one with a narrow win […]
If you think “Rip a page from a book” might make a change from SI Air, and maps with minimal or inaccurate vegetation could be fun, then the Berkley Marathon might be your event. It has worldwide notoriety, and a small hardy field of entrants in a ‘last man standing’ style-event that not many finish […]
With lockdowns continuing to varying degrees around the country September has been another difficult month. With doubt now on not only the Oceania Championships but also the Northern Championships it has been difficult to keep motivation up, especially for those stuck in Level 3. Nevertheless, the world goes on around us and planning continues on […]
The middle distance race at World Cup Round 2 in Sweden proved to be another race which caused many problems for a lot of competitors. With Tim Robertson opting not to start, Toby Scott was the only Kiwi in the field finishing 90th after another tough day at the office. Joey Hadorn and Daniel Hubmann […]
A tough long distance opened the second round of the IOF World Cup at Idrefjäll, Sweden overnight. Passing through challenging hilly terrain at an altitude of 630-880m above sea level. Only one man was under 100 minutes and two women under 90. New Zealand’s two representatives were well down in the field, with Toby Scott […]
Highlights from the recent NZSS Champs hosted by Hawkes Bay Orienteering Club. Footage was paid for by Sky Sport through the New Zealand Sports Collective which Orienteering New Zealand is a member of. Thanks to production company Stream Shop Live for this year’s footage and to our wonderful MC Ed Cory-Wright who drove up from […]
WOC2021 proved both exhilarating and frustrating for many in New Zealand. The latter through the inability to send athletes from home shores, the former because of Tim Robertson’s astounding success in winning a bronze in the sprint. Although mentioned below, I’d like to re-iterate here that, having seen the masses of documentation and regulations that […]
After the loss of Queen’s Birthday 2020 to Covid-19 it was a near-run thing that the 2021 version did not get disrupted by the Canterbury flooding in the week leading up. However, we escaped and a report follows below. WOC2021 is also on the immediate horizon, with Toby Scott and Tim Robertson the only NZL […]
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 […]
Photo by Gene Beveridge (2020) Kia Ora and greetings,Welcome to the very last newsletter from the NZOC2021 team: the courses have been evaluated between competitors caught out at yet another artificial barrier on the Sprint, the medals have been handed out, and the last borrowed pieces of equipment are on their way back to their owners. Thanks for […]
The extended Easter weekend finished with NZL’s second ever Knock-out Sprint, at Carrington. This had no qualification but only three KO rounds, with all runners getting 3 races. With many of the top elites and junior elites heading home after the ONZ Champs there was the opportunity for several of the younger juniors to foot […]
Anzac Weekend has seen the second round of the National O League (NOL) with long, sprint and middle distance races at the South island Champs in Alexandra. In M21E Matt Ogden and Joseph Lynch continued their close battle although with roles a little reversed from the ONZ Champs – Joseph taking the long and middle […]
At Easter weekend’s ONZ Champs there was live tracking for both W21E in the long distance and for M21E in the middle distance. Replays of these can be found at the links below. M21E Long: https://events.loggator.com/bpgAYw W21E Middle: https://events.loggator.com/HuUYOQ Both the Men’s and Women’s A Finals at the KO Sprint on Easter Tuesday were also […]
With the loss of Riverhead Weekend to an Auckland lockdown, like January and February, March has come and gone without a real start to the national orienteering scene and we are left looking towards the ONZ Champs at Easter. Fortunately, activity did not grind to a halt everywhere, with a well-attended training camp run by […]
Two reports from the NZ Rogaine Champs in Hanmer Springs 2020. The first report is from Canterbury orienteer Greig Hamilton, who was in the top winning team with Chris Forne, and the following report is from an orienteering junior team, also from Canterbury: The event was held in Hanmer Springs, and this proved to be a great […]
Member news & views S p o r t Notes from the GM View from the chair Nationals 2020 New Zealand Secondary School Team named Junior O camp What does a Convenor of Selectors do? Temu Rd quiz answer M a p p i n g Mapping committee Bulletin H i g h P e […]
And so it came to pass….after a 9 month gestation the baby that was the 2020 ONZ Championships was finally born, and what a weekend it was. Even without the trimmings of split times, results boards, social etc. etc, the general feeling seemed to be that everyone was so glad to actually have a major […]
The North Island Secondary Schools (NISS) Orienteering event was held over the weekend of 16th and 17th October 2020. Counties Manukau Orienteering Club (CMOC) hosted this secondary schools event and with everything that has been happening in 2020, and after two event postponements, the club was very excited for the participants to finally attend and […]
Day Two of the North Island Secondary School (NISS) Orienteering Champs Long Distance event was out in Waiuku Forest, South Auckland. Commentary by Orienteering NZ’s Devon Beckman. https://youtu.be/NmTYi8netKo Video work by The Stream Shop on Sky Sport Next YouTube channel. Event hosted by Counties Manukau Club.
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;
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;
The Orienteering NZ Annual Report for 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2018 is available for download. Includes reports from the Chairperson, General Manager, Make it easy, sustaining growth, enhancing performances, financials, International representation and results, awards, trophies, club membership statistics and event participation numbers.
Orienteering World is the official annual journal of the International Orienteering Federation (IOF). In the new 2019 issue you will find many interesting orienteering articles. Don´t miss out!
A hot weekend for the first round of the NOL (SuperSeries). No surprises in M21E and W21E where Gene Beveridge and Nick Hann fought it out for the men, and Lizzie Ingham was a clear winner on all 3 days for the women. Very interesting in the 20’s though with Ronan Lee taking the sprint […]
Although November started with CDOA Championships, highly successfully hosted by OBOP, it has since been an essentially quiet month. On the HP front much of it has been taken up with final preparation of the ONZ bid for JWOC2022, and with mapping, planning and general organization for the U23 Development Camp which starts next Saturday. […]
Orienteering Australia has published the December 2018 issue of its quarterly magazine – The Australian Orienteer.
Slovenia delivered on all fronts with some tough orienteering and wonderful settings. 5 races in 5 days, 3 middle distances in some of the world famous karst terrain, 1 long distance in the mountains and a sprint in the small town of Cerkno.
I’ve had some time to reflect on another WOC and form some ideas about what I’m trying to achieve.