NZ orienteering quiz – April 2023
By Christo Peters - Fri 31 Mar 2023 10:50pm
50 years - Orienteering NZ

This year we’ll find ways to test yourself on what you know about orienteering in New Zealand to celebrate our 50th year anniversary. The answers will be after the ‘Last points’ at the end of this news email. (You may need to click on the three dots at the base to see the full newsletter).
Many thanks to Bryan Teehan for this quiz, and his ongoing work to compile a history of ONZ this year. If you have any memorabilia, photos, or old programmes etc, do pass them on.

Q1: Who was one of the top orienteers in the early years and won a silver medal at the 5km race at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and broke 5 world records?

Q2: Name 3 strong Auckland clubs in the early years and their names now.

Q3: Who created the first colour map in what year at what event?

Q4: Who won the 1972 Auckland intermediate men’s title as a 63-year-old?

Q5: Who started the gun at the end of the midnight countdown to 2000 at the Feilding clocktower as part of the WMOC 2000 carnival?

How did you go?

Q1: Who was one of the top orienteers in the early years and won a silver medal at the 5km race at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and broke 5 world records? A1: Gordon Pirie.

Q2: Name 3 strong Auckland clubs in the early years and their names now. A2: Central (now Auckland), Pupuke and North Shore (now North West), South Auckland (now Counties-Manukau).

Q3: Who created the first colour map in what year at what event? A3: Ralph King, 1973, NZ Champs.

Q4: Who won the 1972 Auckland intermediate men’s title as a 63-year-old? A4: Sverre Moen.

Q5: Who started the gun at the end of the midnight countdown to 2000 at the Feilding clocktower as part of the WMOC 2000 carnival? A5: Sir Peter Snell.

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