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 .
Well done to all those who attended the Huanui Rogaine yesterday. It was a great turnout on a fun, albeit slightly greener map than expected. Apologies for the late start and shortened rogaine. I can't even blame daylight savings for that. Hope you all enjoyed it! Good to see some new faces out there enjoying orienteering. Head over to the results page to check out your times and how many points you got!
Winter Series .
Sunday 27th September- Huanui 3 hour rogaine
This event will take you back to the forest and farm land surrounding Huanui College.
It will be a rogaine format- so find as many controls as you can in 3 hours. But if 3 hours is too long you can shorten the time you are out there
Meeting place -Huanui College, Ngunguru Rd.
Time- Registration 9:30 am. Maps will be given out at 9:50am and then there will be a mass start at 10am. Finish will at 1pm
Cost $7 student $10 for adults
Please comfortable running shoes, and a drink.
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.