On a wet afternoon in Riga Old Town, Tim Robertson has produced a stunning performance to win New Zealand’s first ever medal at a World Orienteering Championships. Leading at every split time, and by 0.7s at the final pre-warning Tim was edged out of the gold medal by Switzerland’s Daniel Hubmann by a mere 1.1s.
In this issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Policy Updates; Team Staff Vacancy – Pinestars Manager; Introducing the Council – Alison Comer; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; WANTED: Quality areas for NZ Champs; Active NZ Participation Survey Results; STILL LOST: National Championship Trophies;
A day after finishing 11th in the middle distance, Tim Robertson has won gold in the sprint event at the World University Championships in Finland. Tim’s margin of victory was 7.9 seconds over Trond Einar Moen Pedersli of Norway, with Henry McNulty of Australia taking the bronze. Outside WOC and World Cup races the WUOC […]
NZL has started the season of IOF World Championships with a gold medal as Gillian Ingham has taken out the W60 Sprint title at the World Masters Championships in Copenhagen. Gillian, having finished 2nd in her qualifying heat yesterday, won by 2 seconds from a Swiss runner and another 10 s ahead of a 3rd placed Hungarian.
Three year 9 girls are turing heads in the orienteering world, after they came away from the North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships with an award.
Despite limited orienteering experience, Waiuku College’s Millie Thompson, Charlize Aicken and Beanie Rattrie came away with the small school section from the event, where the three girls’ aggregate score topped the leaderboard for the category.
including: View from the Chair; New Health & Safety Policy; Team Staff Vacancy; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; WANTED: Quality areas for NZ Champs; Svend Pedersen recognised; Kauri Dieback Programme; LOST: National Championship Trophies; World Orienteering Day
The 2017 Orienteering NZ Annual Report is available to download and for viewing online. It includes reports from the ONZ Board Chairperson and General Manager; Coverage of the strategic plan components; A review of 2017 representation, awards, and results nationally and internationally; A summary and analysis of membership and participation.
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.
Marquita Gelderman (North West) achieved three gold medals in the Sprint, Middle and Long Distance events at the World Masters Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2017 held in France 29th July – 5th August 2017.
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 the men’s class New Zealand’s Tommy Hayes showed yet again that New Zealand is a top Sprint nations -taking the Silver medal only 8 seconds behind Ojanaho.
Tommy Hayes has won NZL’s 4th JWOC sprint medal in 5 years with a wonderful run in today’s race in Tampere. For a long time it looked as if Tommy was going to follow Matt Ogden and Tim Robertson as a JWOC champion, only to be pipped almost at the very end by Oli Ojanaho […]
World of O article – JWOC2017 Middle: Maps and Results
Southern O Week provides plenty to put in the February HP News – it doubled as the first round of the SuperSeries and was followed by a successful, HP camp.
The highlight of October without a doubt has been Tim Robertson’s performance in coming 4th in the final race of the 2016 IOF World Cup, leaving him in 16th place overall in the series. However, October has also seen a highly successful Alpine O Weekend in the high country of Craigieburn, and considerable progress in planning for 2017. The later includes finalising the 2017 High Performance Squads, venues for various trials, and proposals for a HP camp.
Tim Robertson has produced another amazing sprint result coming in 4th in the final race of the 2016 IOF World Cup in Aarau, Switzerland early this morning.
Excellent individual performances from Matt Ogden (1st M21E – long distance, 2nd M21E – middle distance), Nick Hann (1st M21E – middle, 3rd M21E – long), Tommy Hayes (1st M20E – middle), Matt Goodall (2nd M20E – long, 3rd M20E – middle) and Ed Cory-Wright (2nd M20E – sprint) could not prevent the Australian Bushrengers […]
Time for thoughts about where we currently are at and what changes/modifications to we need to make to both the High Performance plan and how we generally approach HP orienteering in New Zealand. Congratulations to the Schools’ Team for some excellent results this week in the Australian Schools Championships.
A very wet day in Stromstad turned the WOC Long Distance into something of a survival test as the long tough courses across the marshes and heather clad tops provided an extremely thorough test of both fitness and navigation. The four Kiwis – Imogene Scott, Lizzie Ingham, Gene Beveridge and Chris Forne – all had mixed […]
View from the Chair; NZSS Team Announcement Date; ONZ Appointments & Vacancies; High Performance Update;
2016 Junior & Regional Squad Camps; 2017 World Masters Games & Oceania Updates & Call for Volunteers; IOF Environment Commission;
We had a good number of teams this year, 14 five-person and 7 seven-person teams. Five-Person Po Kerukeru Trophy Auckland1 won the five-person Po Kerukeru trophy closely followed by Taranaki Turkeys and Hawkes Bay 5.1. Seven-Person Katoa Po Trophy North West 7.1 won the seven-person Katoa Po trophy followed by Hawkes bay 7.1 and […]
An online copy of the Orienteering NZ 2015 Annual Report has been published. A printed copy of the 2015 Annual Report will be provided to each club at the AGM.
Tim Robertson has pulled off back to back gold medals in the JWOC sprint with a start to finish victory in Rauland Norway. Tim’s 14:31 was 3 seconds ahead of Aleksi Niemi of Finland, with Lithuanian Algirdas Bartkevicius in 3rd! Shamus Morrison and Devon Beckman also had excellent runs coming in 30th and 32nd in […]
As always April has been a busy month for orienteering. Starting with the Nationals, which now seem ages away, we have also had both the North and South Island Secondary School Champs and, finally, over Anzac Weekend, the Otago Champs. Short reports on all of these are included below. The first and last have also […]
The OrienteeringNZ 2015 SuperSeries sprint titles have been decided. Details and points table.