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 […]
Well what can I say, this was my first ever JWOC race and I’ve been caught out unlucky. Mixed emotions flow through my body and trying to encapsulate this experience is hard. I feel frustrated at the “would’ve” situations that lie right in front of me yet what a hell of a race. Technically I […]
The 2014 Junior World Orienteering Championship races start Tuesday night (Tues 22nd July, 7pm NZST) with the Sprint. JWOC2014 is being held in Borovets, Bulgaria. New Zealand has a team of 6 women and 6 men plus coach and team manager. In addition, several kiwis have travelled to support the team. The New Zealand JWOC 2014 […]
The sprint – a long, long, hot day that started at 6am so we could get the specially laid on ferry to Burano Island for the qualifying heats. Sadly these were not exactly a great success from the NZ point of view, with only Lizzie running to form and cruising into the final in 6th place in her heat. Greta was right up with the pace in heat 3, but a 1 minute mistake was the death knell for her qualifying chances, and Imogene was steady but always just off the necessary pace.
The sprint – a long, long, hot day that started at 6am so we could get the specially laid on ferry to Burano Island for the qualifying heats. Sadly these were not exactly a great success from the NZ point of view, with only Lizzie running to form and cruising into the final in 6th […]
Image – Middle Podium (Photo Credit: Andrea Cardosi) Another year, another WOC, and here we are in sunny (but also very thundery) Italy on the Altopiano of Asiago in the foothills of the Dolomites. Wh
The College Sport Wellington Prize-giving and Sprint event, held at Victoria University, was an opportunity to fine tune some sprint skills for 3 of the local Wellington JWOCers before they head to Eu
Orienteering Nationals kicked off on Easter Friday with a great Sprint at the Ohakea Air Base. The Elite Mens category was taken out by Tim Robertson, followed by Nick Hann and Shamus Morrison. Darren Ashmore was pleased with his 8th place, commenting that he was probably already over 20 years old when all the competitors […]