The Ingham and Lynch Show Defending champions Lizzie Ingham and Joseph Lynch put on a terrific show of sprint orienteering skill at the 2022 NZ Orienteering Sprint Champs today. Their dominating performances kick starting what promises to be a magnificent Easter weekend of orienteering. Nelson – the sunshine capital of New Zealand really turned on […]
Entries are now open for the Oceania Sprint Championships on the school and uni campuses of the Gold Coast, Australia. Put April 21-24 2022 in your diaries for some fabulous sprint orienteering.Book your flights and accommodation now. · five fantastic events on the Gold Coast · includes three brand new maps, an updated university map and a sand dune […]
Sadly the move to the Red Alert Level under the Covid Protection Framework has forced organisers to cancel the 2022 Super City Sprints. The event was set to be the first round of the National Sprint League (NSL). Although the Super City Sprint has been cancelled, efforts are underway to host another event in Palmerston […]
Orienteering Australia have been running regular high performance Zoom meetings discussing various topics. This week Orienteering NZ’s performance leader Malcolm Ingham lead the discussion covering the IOF recently introduced Knock-Out Sprint format. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to get involved. Links: IOF Website – 3rd Sprint Format Heat Selection video […]
With lockdowns continuing to varying degrees around the country September has been another difficult month. With doubt now on not only the Oceania Championships but also the Northern Championships it has been difficult to keep motivation up, especially for those stuck in Level 3. Nevertheless, the world goes on around us and planning continues on […]
As no closing date for applications for the Under 23 HP camp was included in the original notice, these will be accepted until Friday 15 October. The camp will be based in Palmerston North from 8-14 December. The weekend of 11-12 December will be dedicated to sprint training and, in line with the recently announced […]
Member news & views | SEPTEMBER 2021 Update Note from the GM View from the Chair Sport Increased ONZ Focus on Sprint Orienteering High Performance update – World Cup round 2, Sweden Understanding our membership Club forum Updated ONZ guidelines for club events at level 2 Sports People Interview with ONZ Chair Peter Swanson Events […]
Quite apart from the fact that no New Zealand based orienteers have had the chance for any international representation for the last 2 years, the Covid-induced pause has also brought more starkly into focus the split of the World Championships (WOC) into separate sprint and forest events in alternate years. As a result, ONZ has been […]
The 2021 National U23 Camp is being held in Palmerston North between Wednesday 8th and Tuesday 14th December 2021. This is a high performance camp open to members of the U23 squad and others by application. The camp focuses on technical, physical and mental preparation for competition at international level (e.g. JWOC/WUOC). Demonstrated achievement at […]
Update Note from the GM View from the Chair Sport National Orienteering Awards announced JWOC paper team named 2021-2025 ONZ Strategic Plan released – a new focus for our sport Sports People Interview with ONZ Council Member Tom Reynolds Events Queens Birthday Weekend – 5-7 June 2021 2021 Australian Champs NZ MTBO Champs Nationals round-up […]
The extended Easter weekend finished with NZL’s second ever Knock-out Sprint, at Carrington. This had no qualification but only three KO rounds, with all runners getting 3 races. With many of the top elites and junior elites heading home after the ONZ Champs there was the opportunity for several of the younger juniors to foot […]
Anzac Weekend has seen the second round of the National O League (NOL) with long, sprint and middle distance races at the South island Champs in Alexandra. In M21E Matt Ogden and Joseph Lynch continued their close battle although with roles a little reversed from the ONZ Champs – Joseph taking the long and middle […]
At Easter weekend’s ONZ Champs there was live tracking for both W21E in the long distance and for M21E in the middle distance. Replays of these can be found at the links below. M21E Long: https://events.loggator.com/bpgAYw W21E Middle: https://events.loggator.com/HuUYOQ Both the Men’s and Women’s A Finals at the KO Sprint on Easter Tuesday were also […]
The programme for the KO sprint on Tuesday 6 April can be accessed below. Note that following a small number of late entries the format of the Women’s competition has changed slightly. The revised start draw for the Quarter-finals is below
The North West Orienteering Club team has preparations for this year’s New Zealand Orienteering Championships (NZOC2021) well underway, for an exciting Easter Weekend of orienteering and renewing friendships in under two weeks from now! Entries have closed, camping information will be emailed out shortly, clubs will be asked for input on their relay teams, and […]
Alistair Cory-Wright has been a national selector for about 9 years, taking on the role after the long time Convenor of Selectors Marquita Gelderman stepped down in 2011 from the 3 person panel. Geoff Greenwood became the Convenor of Selectors, and Bill Edwards filled the other position. Al distinctly remembers when he was on the […]
What a great weekend for the North Island Secondary School (NISS) Orienteering Championships 2020 hosted by Counties Manukau Orienteering Club. Catch some of the highlights and sprint action from Tuakau – here’s a little glimpse from the day. Video work by The Stream Shop has been uploaded to to Sky Sport Next YouTube and is […]
Welcome to the first issue of what I hope will be a regular newsletter keeping you all informed about changes and advancements in the world of orienteering.
News updates including View from the Chair; Legends of Orienteering; High Performance; NZ MTBO Championships; Junior Camp – How it works; Newly Confirmed Events; PAPO’s Yr 5-8 Camp;
Enter now – Entries close Friday 18 October 2019. Auckland Orienteering Champs 26-28 October 2019. New Maps!
Entries now open. Orienteering Taranaki invites you to a festival of sprint orienteering – the “Lonely Mountain Sprints” featuring the NZ World Orienteering Championships (WOC) trials alongside the very best 4-day sprint orienteering from Orienteering Taranaki.
Video – Orienteering engages youths’ minds and bodies. Made with funding from NZ On Air. At this week’s Hawke’s Bay Schools Sprint Championship there were 267 entries.
Hear what Bruce Steven, the controller, has to say about the 2019 Nationals Sprint event.
We go behind the scenes and ask the mapper what she thinks about the upcoming Sprint event.
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 […]
Gene Beveridge (NZL) posted about orienteering on his personal blog: Tour De Peninsula marks the build up to the 2015 orienteering season in NZ with its series of 8 races over 3 days with the cycle tour inspired concepts used by Sprint the Bay in previous years. This year I was open to compete for as many of the leaders’ singlets as I could.
Plus various start lists etc at http://papo.org.nz/?p=3975
Online entries for Le Tour de Peninsula are now LIVE at http://oentry.giorgio.co.nz/series_entries/new?series_id=15, and the website (http://tourdepeninsula.weebly.com/) has a lot more useful information for those looking forward to 6 serious sprints and 2 fun night events!
Entries for the South Island Orienteering Championships are now open. Enter using the online entry form. More info, travel times etc on the PAPO website. NB Entries close midnight Friday 31st October.
Long – The long was a physical, steep race with two main route choice legs for the girls and three for the boys. The route choices were either very steep and straight or very far around and it was difficult to weigh up the options. We all found the physical terrain difficult and were impressed […]