Subscribe to Compass Point Emails or update your preferences July 2020 – GM’s Foreword Hi all, Welcome to another issue of Compass Point. Since our last newsletter most club events have been able to be run as normal. Like other organisations we have faced a number of rescheduling challenges. Despite this, I am pleased to […]
ONZ Covid-19 Update and Alert Level Guidelines; Legends of Orienteering – Robyn Davies
AGM; ONZ Annual Prizegiving; New Slack resource sharing platform; Maprun; Major Events Update
Lightbox and Neon free trial
Orienteering News – View from the chair; Introducing Christo Peters – New GM; Southern Cross Staff appointments; Event Liaison Update; High Performance Update; and more.
The IOF World Orienteering Day have produced a new leaflet “Let’s GO Orienteering” – download from the ONZ website publications or schools resources pages.
View from the Chair; ONZ Vacancies & Council Vacancy – Applications Open; World Masters Games – Marshals Needed;
WANTED: Current or past NZ Defence Force personnel; NZ School Championship Grades for 2017; SuperSeries 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.
includes: IOF Mapping Commission Vacancy; ONZ Mapping Wiki; LINZ seeks feedback on changes to maps; PAPO is seeking a sand dune mapper.
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.
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 […]
On the local map-related sports community chat site MapTalk, I suggested Paul-I post a blog post about his mapping activities for Nationals 2015 instead of in chat. His reply got me thinking. The reply was this: “Hey Rog, not 100% sure I should do that mate… my info isn’t really official release, also I’m thinking […]
The IOF has announced a new issue of Scientific Journal of Orienteering, focusing on mapping, has been published by the visiting editor Laszlo Zentai. You can find all issues of the Scientific Journal of Orienteering here: http://orienteering.org/resources/publications/scientific-journal-of-orienteering/
All you need to do is spike those controls!! “The Little Book of Orienteering Techniques” Selling now in support of Ed Cory-Wright and the NZ junior team going to JWOC and representing New Zealand. The book has been written by Jean Cory-Wright who has competed in 10 world O champs and has coached both New Zealand and British teams and worked with Canterbury […]
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 […]
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 IOF Rules Commission has released new versions of the following documents: Emit Advice for Event Advisers and Controllers SPORTident Advice for Event Advisers and Controllers The documents now include more information about touch free systems. Both files can be uploaded from the IOF website at http://orienteering.org/foot-orienteering/event-advising/documents-for-event-advisers/