The Australian Junior Development Camp will take place in Launceston, Tasmania from 3-5 January 2023. This is just before the start of the 2023 Oceania Championships. New Zealand athletes would definitely be welcome to attend, however OA doesn’t provide direct supervision for athletes, that is organised by the states. That means juniors would need to […]
Do you want to learn more about the practical nature around the placement of controls? Do you know when to NOT use a control placement? How do you avoid bingo controls? How far before the event should you start checking off the map and courses? If any clubs have any members who they also think […]
The Lower North Island/Central regional training camp was based in the Wairarapa, giving the group opportunities to work on establishing and extending fundamental techniques on a wide variety of terrain. Coaching from Briana Steven, Joe Lynch, Kaia Jorgensen and Simon Teesdale allowed us to break the group into three cohorts based on experience and skills […]
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 […]
Update Note from the GM View from the Chair Sport Junior Camp cancelled, regional camps to take its place. High Performance update – NZ HiPOs – Scotland 2024 campaign We need a new Event Liaison Officer – could this be you? ONZ fixed term Marketing, Communications and Promotions Advisor. Will vaccinations become mandatory in orienteering? […]
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 […]
Member news & views | AUGUST 2021 Update Note from the GM View from the Chair Sport Junior Camp Registrations now open Orienteering and Covid – a brief look at things in the UK High performance update – World Cup Event Two Understanding our membership Club forum New club/school resources launched Do orienteers improve with age? Sports People Interview […]
Member news and views Update Note from the GM View from the Chair Sport No New Zealand-based Team at WOC, but still a bronze! The Southern Cross Challenge has been cancelled – what now? Junior Camp Update High performance update Events NZSS Champs Round-up Oceania Update ONZ Updates What is your national Council up to […]
The 2021 annual Orienteering NZ Junior Orienteering Training Camp (Junior Camp) will take place in Masterton this year with students staying at St Matthews Collegiate between December 12th and 17th 2021. We ask parents to be patient while we appoint this year’s head coach and manager. We also ask parents not to book flights or […]
This year the U23 camp, which was a day shorter than in previous years, started on the Sunday evening of 6 December with a brief introductory talk given by Malcolm Ingham. This gives the rationale for the camp and emphasised the big step required to go from successful junior orienteering in New Zealand/ Australia to […]
Not many countries around the world could have a gathering this big and also safely accommodate them to participate in intensive sport coaching. In NZ, we are lucky enough for 2020 to have ended well with 80 orienteering juniors testing their running and map skills in hot weather on a variety of terrain in the […]
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 […]
Year 5-8 Orienteers are invited to an orienteering training camp in Nelson, Friday 18th evening – Monday 21st afternoon December 2020. Orienteering coaching will be available for all abilities from beginner to experienced. There will also be a chance to enjoy swimming in the beautiful Nelson rivers and beaches. Cost for accommodation, food and maps $185 […]
ONZ asked parents of Junior Camp attendees to hold off purchasing travel until Monday 12th October when a decision would be made about the camp going ahead in regard to Covid. With all of NZ at level one, we are all go and are now asking parents who enrolled their children in the camp by […]
Entries for Junior Camp Re-opened until this Friday 16th Oct 2020! Since applications closed, ONZ has moved to finalise the list of attendees. A handful of those who registered are now unable to attend due to other commitments. Despite receiving a number of emails from clubs and parents asking for their son/daughter to be included […]
In this episode of the Perfect Flow podcast Gene Beveridge talks with Orienteer Jean Cory-Wright. Jean grew up and competed at the elite level in the UK before moving to New Zealand where she has been
School orienteering and navigation training in Taranaki Orienteering Taranaki is booming this year with membership up from approx. 100 to 188 students. An important part of the club’s development has been concentrating on good quality and accessible secondary school participation in the various NavSport disciplines. Mainstay events are the Taranaki Secondary School Sports Association – […]
GM’s Foreword Hi all, Welcome to the August issue of Compass Point. Orienteering continues to try and function in difficult times. The escalation of Covid19 levels from the level one we were quickly used to has definitely made things more challenging. Tomorrow [Mon 31 Aug 2020] all of New Zealand will be at level 2 […]
Entries for the 2020 Orienteering New Zealand Junior and U23 Camps are now open! Both are being hosted in Nelson in December. Information on each camp can be found below. Please read the information carefully before completing the application form. RegardsChristo Petersgm@orienteering.org.nz ONZ Junior Camp 2020 Entries Now Open Below is information for this year’s […]
Nelson Orienteering are hosting a 2 day Controllers Clinic on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August 2020. The clinic will be run by Marquita Gelderman (an IOF Adviser). We are inviting you to come and join us. This would interest orienteering course planners and controllers that want to start on the path to being an […]
Subscribe to Compass Point Emails or update your preferences July 2020 – GM’s Foreword Hi all, Welcome to another issue of Compass Point. Since our last newsletter most club events have been able to be run as normal. Like other organisations we have faced a number of rescheduling challenges. Despite this, I am pleased to […]
In this issue: GM’s foreword View from the Chair ONZ Covid-19 Update Club Spotlight – PAPO NZ Champs Update Oceania Update Major Events Update Expressions of Interest for Junior Camp Manager and Coaches Medal Survey Slack resource sharing platform Minecraft Orienteering GM’s Foreword Hi all, In recent weeks we have entered level two. For most […]
Colleen of Setanta Orienteers, Ireland is kindly providing daily exercises for you to do at home. Please ensure you only exercise according to your ability and in a safe place! Follow Orienteering Ireland on Instagram for more at: https://www.instagram.com/orienteeringireland/ Day One: View this post on Instagram Colleen of Setanta Orienteers is kindly […]
Recently ONZ was invited to distribute this great free resource – the undated version of “Cool, Awesome and Educational”, Orienteering at school for ages 6-15. We have had a look at it and encourage all clubs to do the same.
With essentially no events of note the main feature of December is the Under 23 Development Camp, held this year courtesy of Counties Manakau Orienteering Club. However, after a long year it also provides a chance to take a short break before launching into the next year. Of course, 2020 will see an early start […]
In this issue: View from the Chair Club Spotlight – Southland U23 Performance Camp Junior Development Camp 2020 Council Positions GM’s forword The last month has been a busy one for Orienteering New Zealand. The National Council, many of national committee conveners and key office holders met to discuss your feedback and to set the […]
PAPO will be hosting an orienteering training camp, for those in Years 5-8 at school, from 21st-23rd Dec 2019 in Christchurch. The camp will teach skills and have exercises catering from beginners to advanced (white to red level). The camp is two nights and three days based at Spencer Park holiday park.
We are reopening applications for the Junior Camp as we have a few spaces left, and we would like to give those that haven’t applied a chance to take advantage of this opportunity to be selected.
The athletes have selected for the 2019 Orienteering NZ High Performance Under 23 Development Camp which will be held in Counties Manukau from 7-13 December 2019.
2019 Junior Orienteering Training Camp Sunday 15 – Friday 20 December 2019 Location – Wesley College, Pukekohe Supported by Counties Manukau Orienteering Club Junior Camp Criteria Because of demand for the ONZ Junior Camp over the last few years that we have now put some limits on who can attend. This is so we […]