WELCOME to this local Orienteering site.
We are a small local group who have been working to get Orienteering back on the "map" in Northland. (pardon the pun). At present we run our own events up here, but remain affiliated to the Northwest Orienteering Club.A new calendar of events has been posted for the 2012 season. . Things start off with the Summer Pathfinding Series, which will be held every Thursday from the 9th of FEB until the 17th March. Then in April we will commence the Off-road Sunday Events.
Through this website we hope to keep you informed with upcoming Events, results and links to other sites.
WHAT IS ORIENTEERING?
Often described as "cunning running", Orienteering offers an intellectual challenge in addition to ordinary exercise.It is a sport for everyone regardless of age and experience.
It is a sport that involves finding your way across country with the aid of a map and sometimes a compass. Orienteers follow a course as accurately as possible between control points usually marked by orange and white flags, using their skill in map reading to choose the best route. For more info check out the NZOF webite .
It is a lovely area,gully spur type map, which is quite open ,so great for the start of the season and also new comers.The terrrain is hilly ,so also provides a physical challenge.
How to get there- from Kamo travel out on Pipiwai Rd ,conitnue out until you come to Lovell's rd which is on your right( will be signposted), travel down this road for approx 3km there will be a sign /flag at the gate into a farm track. You can either park on the side of the road and walk down to the registration area, or if you want bring your car down.
Registration is from 945am- start times are given out from 10am to 1045am , and the course closes at 1230pm.
Please note this a working farm and to repsect the farmers and their property,we ask you not to bring dogs.
NEWS!!- PERMANENT ORIENTEERING COURSE-Parahaka
This is a joint project between Northtec, Whangerei Orienteering Club,WBHS and WGHS.
You can print the map and info sheet out from the "coaching resource" section above.But they will also be available from the Kensington fitness centre, local i-site and Stirling sports.
So now you can make your own course, collecting as many controls as you have the time/energy!. So get out have some fun with friends and family, or use it as a training exercise!. Enjoy.
Also check out the NWoC site for events in Auckland.