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 […]
Is your club short of A or B level controllers? Perhaps you have helped with the planning or controlling of local events and are keen to take the next step? Maybe you have been involved in the past and you would like to update your knowledge? The Technical Committee are keen to help by running […]
Working with clubs to reduce volunteer burnout is a key project for Orienteering New Zealand in 2021. Orienteering in New Zealand is underpinned by a strong culture of volunteerism. Organising orienteering events requires a wide range of skills; from technical orienteering specific skills to building strong relationships with landowners or running the finances of clubs. […]
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 […]
The latest news update including: View from the Chair; Legends of Orienteering – Robbie; High Performance Update – 2020 Trials dates; Camps update; Club Spotlight; Map Making Course;
Latest news including – International Team Travel Policy Consultation; View from the Chair; Event Liaison Update; High Performance Update; Other News; GM Starting New Adventure;
Latest News Updates including View from the Chair; 2019 Council Elections; High Performance Update; Event Liaison Update; have your Say on Trophies and Southern Cross Challenge (NZ Schools Team); MTBO Controlling and Organising Workshop; Condolences and other news.
Orienteering NZ fully supports the IOF in the development of this policy on preventing harassment within our sport.
The full policy (in PDF format) is available on the IOF website and on the Orienteering NZ website “Policy and Procedures” page.
The award winning TUF (Thriving Under Fire) programme has recently been launched on SportTutor. This programme is relevant and available to everyone who deals with ‘passionate people’ in any sporting context. Over the course of four self-paced modules, you’ll learn how to understand and respond to an upset person, manage your own emotions when faced with […]
Applications are invited for the ONZ 2018 Junior and U23 Orienteering Camps
A local orienteering club has reported they have recently (Thursday 16 Aug 2018) received a targeted email scam attempt. The attempt was not successful and the club has reported it to Netsafe and ONZ.
Find out the latest in mapping, including case studies in the use of LIDAR, the new mapping specifications and converting old maps to the new mapping specifications. Friday 5 October 2018, No cost, Para Wirra National Park.
in this issue: View from the Chair; AGM Notice – Confirmation of Venue, Date and Time; Event Liaison Update
NZ Annual Awards Nominations Open; New Mapping Specification; ONZ Policy Updates;
In this edition – introduction of ISOM 2017 and the issues this creates for map management. Includes articles on the introduction of ISOM 2017 and conversions, overprint settings for colours in OCAD, good practice for symbol numbering and the introduction of a possible ISOM 2017 conversion tool.
The ONZ Mapping Committee have prepared two information summaries for NZ Orienteers and Mappers on the new ISOM2017 mapping specification changes.
Advice for NZ mappers regarding the changeover to the new IOF ISOM2017 mapping specification for standard orienteering events.
The IOF has agreed a new mapping specification for standard orienteering events. Over the next few years you will run on a mixture of old (ISOM 2000) and new (ISOM 2017) mapping. The organisers will make it clear what you are going to get.
Skills Active are setting up an industry advisory group for the outdoor sector to help advise on training pathways and how to attract and retain staff.
The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) conducted an Event Advisers Clinic in Auckland, New Zealand on April 28th. The Clinic was held on the rest day of the World Masters Orienteering Championships 2017.
View from the Chair; Notice of Annual General Meeting – Venue Details; ONZ Council Update; IOF Event Advisors Clinic – Reminder; Oceania & Auckland World Masters Games; High Performance Update
View from the Chair; ONZ Appointments & Vacancies – NEW!; Orienteering Australia Scholarship; IOF Commission Vacancies
Tom Reynolds appointed to IOF Medical Commission; High Performance Update & Squads; PAPO Year 5-8 Camp Invitation Reminder; World Masters Games;
Call for volunteers for next year’s Oceania and World Masters Orienteering Champs 2017. View Shaun Collins presentation slides on the organisational challenges in bringing it together.
includes 17th International Conference on Orienteering Mapping; ONZ Mappers List; OCAD Tips and Traps; Topo Map Extents; Drawing Conventions; Mapping Requests;
View from the Chair; NZSS Team Announcement Date; ONZ Appointments & Vacancies; High Performance Update;
2016 Junior & Regional Squad Camps; 2017 World Masters Games & Oceania Updates & Call for Volunteers; IOF Environment Commission;