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;
The Great Forest Rogaine and NZ Secondary School Rogaine Champs are taking place in Rotorua on Saturday 28th July 2018. 3 and 6 hour Foot and MTB options. For all the info and to enter check out www.obop.org.nz.
Nelson Central School’s orienteering fundraiser is back. Designed for all ages and abilities, the Central Challenge is a unique fundraiser involving teamwork, exercise and cunning, but above all it’s about fun.
Event organiser Janja Heathfield was excited to see it run again for its second year.
What’s in this Issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Committee Appointments; ONZ Survey; Anti-Match-Fixing and Sports Betting Policy; High Performance Update;
Rogaining, or score events, add some different challenges from traditional orienteering. Not only do you have to find the controls, but you have to decided which order to collect them. Planning a good route can be helpful in terms of controlling the difficulty of navigation, making the most of your strengths and maximising points for a given distance. There are a few key things to think about when sitting down to plan a rogaine. Here’s my take on a good process to approach planning a rogaine route.
Not all of the competitors at the rogaine champs were there to win some just wanted to make friends.
Marlborough and Nelson Orienteering Clubs are each hosting a weekend of orienteering in the lead up to Oceania 2017. On Saturday 25 March 2017, Marlborough Orienteering Club (MOC) will host the first of the Top of the South OYs, known as the Pelorus Challenge, at Pine Valley Adventure Camp on the northern bank of the Wairau River. […]
View from the Chair; ONZ Council Vacancies – Election Results; ONZ Appointments & Vacancies; Notice of Annual General Meeting; WMG and Oceania 2017; IOF Event Advisors Clinic; ONZ Award Nominations OPEN; World Orienteering Day Ambassadors wanted
LLama Rogaining Chile 2017 invite participants to their Rogaining event on April 1, 2017 in Chile. 3 hour, 6 hour and 12 hour options. MTB or on Foot. See website for more details.
ONZ is seeking feedback and comment no later than 1 February 2017 on the proposed Rogaine Rule Changes.
includes: IOF Mapping Commission Vacancy; ONZ Mapping Wiki; LINZ seeks feedback on changes to maps; PAPO is seeking a sand dune mapper.
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the price of its paper topographic maps as well as the way they are printed.
View from the Chair; ONZ Vacancies; Proposed Change to Secondary School Grades – Consultation; HP Update – JWOC Performances – Food for Thought; Are you interested in Safety Management? We Want your Help; Russian Doping Scandal – IOF Response; Camps – Applications close 31 July; AMP Scholarships Open;
Tane Cambridge has posted a blog about TWALK #50 (2016) on his personal website blog.
Congratulations to the winners of GODZone 2016 – Team Yealands. Several orienteers competed in various teams in the adventure race that included map navigation legs and an elite level foot orienteering course set by Nelson Orienteering Club.
Some cool coverage of the Spirited Women’s Adventure Race held in Rotorua last weekend. The race involved several orienteers and included a Rogaine stage around the Redwoods.
Orienteering NZ invites applications for the following two vacancies: Orienteering NZ Event Liaison & Orienteering NZ National Coaching Co-ordinator. Applications close 31 December 2015.
Come and explore a new map on the wild, beautiful East Harbour. Navigate in places you never knew existed. Run or walk on areas with incredible vistas, with rock detail, native bush and a lighthouse. Courses suitable for beginners to experts. Bring the kids, adventure with friends or compete with the best.
Entries for the National Secondary Schools Rogaine being held in the forests, north and south of Waitarere Beach on 8th August, are now open. Event website http://nzssrogaine.org.nz/
The Orienteering New Zealand Update Newsletter for August-September 2014 is available for download now!
Follow Dylan and Callum Wilkie from Callum’s perspective as they take on the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rogaine Championships for 2014. Long distance navigation saw them through over 30 checkpoints over the 4 hour race time. Whakarewrewa Forest Park, Rotorua, New Zealand credit: Callum Wilkie For more information on the event: Results Event Information
The Inaugural NZ Secondary Schools Rogaine Champs were held in Rotorua on Saturday as part of the Great Forest Rogaine. Over 60 teams took part in this first championships coming from as far north as Whangarei…
This year we see the first NZ Schools Rogaine Championships, being held in the Whakarewarewa Forest in Rotorua on the 9th of August by Orienteering Bay of Plenty. Why is this a big deal? Well – it is one of the areas identified as a growth opportunity in our Strategic Plan. There is 3 reasons […]
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 […]
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 […]