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 | 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 […]
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 […]
Leg by Leg is where a guest takes us through a recent orienteering course in detail. We’ll discover what they found most challenging and how they handled, or didn’t handle, these challenges. We aim to cover all levels of experience in the series. Race 1 of the Rogaine Series was on 01/11/2020. The guest is […]
In this issue: View from the Chair; Legends – Bunny Rathbone; Peter Snell the Orienteer; 40th Katoa Po Event; Rogaine Update; 2020 Council Nominations;
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 […]
The popular Rotorua based Great Forest Rogaine is back on 27 July 2019. The event offers 3 and 6 hour foot and mountain bike (MTB) options. This year for the first time there is an e-bike category. The event appeals to all levels of rogainers, and the pizza afterwards is always very popular. Get together […]
Students from Geraldine High School are set to participate in the Geraldine Rogaine Autumn Muster.An event which will see people plotting a route during a race throughout a South Canterbury town will help raise funds for its high school.The Geraldine High School’s PTA has organised another Rogaine Autumn Muster which will take place this Sunday.
In this issue: View from the Chair; ONZ Policy Updates; Junior Camp & U23 Camp Registrations OPEN; HP Update; Event Liaison Update; WANTED: Quality areas for NZ Champs; STILL LOST: National Championship Trophies;
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.