The 2016 GO-4-12 New Zealand Secondary Schools Adventure Racing Champs will be held on 8-10th April 2016 in the stunning Kaiteriteri Tasman District of the South Island. The event is suitable for all adventurous youth and orienteers love this event with it being won many times over by those good with a map. The GO-4-12 Youth Adventure […]
Orienteering Waikato looks forward to welcoming competitors to NZSS2016 on July 21-23 2016.
The event will be based at St Peters School in Cambridge which will provide a fantastic centre for 3 days of top class orienteering.
President’s Rant – October 2015 It’s been a busy period with an overseas trip to Australia to take in their Australian Championships and two trips back to Wellington on orienteering business. Whilst over in Ballarat, I had several rounds of informal talks with our Australian counterparts largely around increasing opportunities for more competition between the […]
President’s Rant – July 2015 Not surprisingly July has seen our young junior athletes taking all our attention. During the early part of the month, I’m sure that most of us were actively following JWOC from Norway with no indication of what was about to unfold. It’s hard to find the appropriate superlatives to acclaim […]
18 June 2015 (updated) NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Team 2015 The confirmed team selected to represent New Zealand at the Southern Cross Challenge against Australia at the Australian Orienteering Champs in Ballarat from 26th September – 4th October 2015. Senior Boys Callum Hill (Whangarei Boys High School) Ed Cory-Wright (Cashmere High School, Christchurch) Stephen Harding […]
The May edition of the Orienteering NZ e-newsletter Compass Point. Queen’s Birthday Weekend is almost here and looks full of promise. The event has a Pinestars v Bushrangers Senior and Under 23 Test event as well as hosting the trials for the NZ Secondary Schools Teams to compete in the Southern Cross Challenge in Ballarat in late September.
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 […]
News and Updates From Orienteering NZ – So as Simon signs out, I guess that it is an opportunity for me to give you some idea of my thoughts and intentions going forward. After a few years as President of Wellington Orienteering Club…
Entries are now open for the NZ Schools Orienteering Champs being hosted by Nelson Orienteering Club from 16-18 July 2015. Bulletin 1 is available for download. Entries close 26th June 2015.
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/
Presidents Piece; Nationals 2015; Orienteering AGM; JWOC Trials; 2015 NZ Schools Southern Cross Challenge Selection Notice; 2015 Team Appointments; Vacancies and more.
A New Zealand Secondary Schools Team is to be selected to compete for the Southern Cross Trophy against the six Australian states and the Australian Capital Territory in the 2015 Australian Schools Championships (Ballarat, Victoria 25 September to 4 October 2015).
The Orienteering NZ Kiwi-O manual, published July 2014 replaces the previous versions of the NZOF Kiwisport manual – a very popular online resource for helping teach primary and intermediate children between the ages of 5 and 12.
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 […]
The 2017 Oceania Championships will be held in the Auckland Region directly ahead of the World Masters Orienteering Championships, which are part of the Auckland World Masters Games. The Oceania Championships will therefore be held over Easter and likely partway into the week following. Pip Poole, Auckland Region representative on the Orienteering NZ Council mentioned […]
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…
Selection Announcement New Zealand Schools Team 2014/15 Perth, Western Australia 27 September – 5 October 2014 and Tasmania 2 – 11 January 2015 The orienteers selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Team to compete against Australia for the Southern Cross Challenge, as part of the Australian Orienteering Championships in Perth, Western Australia 27 September […]
World Schools Orienteering Championships 2015 The following Schools have been selected as Representative Schools in the following categories at the World Schools Orienteering Championships in Turkey 18-25 April 2015 M1 Senior Boys – Napier Boys High School W1 Senior Girls – Napier Girls High School M2 Junior Boys – Napier Boys High School W2 Junior Girls – Havelock North […]
The Expression of Interest deadline for schools for the 2015 World Schools Orienteering Championships has been extended. Expressions of Interest can be handed to Linda Smith, Schools Coordinator, who will be in attendance at the NZSS Orienteering Champs NO LATER THAN 10am (before the first start time) on Day 2 on Friday 18 July.
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 […]
Selection notice for World Schools Orienteering Championships Team 2015 (Turkey 18-21 April 2015).
The WSOC is open both to school teams and selected teams. See the Notice for full details.
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 […]
An interview with Rob Jessop (AK) – team coach for the 2014 New Zealand Junior World Orienteering Championships Team. How did he start?