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 .
Hope everyone has had a wonderful summer, getting in to the swing of the New year, and ready to put those running /walking shoes on again. We have a new Urban Rogaine Series set to start on the 11th February, this will run every Thursday evening for the following six weeks. The events will start 6pm and run for an hour. registration will start from 530pm. the locations are different every week so it is important to check the website or your emails for the meeting points.
First event -Thursday 11th Feb, Kamo
then- 18th Feb- Mair Park
25th Feb- Mander Park and Quarry Gardens
3rd March- to be announced
10th March- Barge Park
17th March- Pohe Island
20th March- Northland Secondary School Rogaine ,Huanui
Then our Winter Series will start withan event out at Lovells Farm on the 1st of May.
Also check out the NWoC site for events in Auckland.