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 .
Meet at Scout Hall Carpark in Kamo,off Three Mile Bush Road.(entrance is just past the Kamo Bowling club)
Theses Urban Rogaine events will run every Thursday night until the 26th March. Every Thursday we meet at a different location around Whangarei.
These are fun run/walk events with distances to suit all fitness levels and abilities. There is an information leaflet about these events in the Coaching resource section- under "Pathfinding events".
Registration is usually from 530pm at the designated meeting point. There is usually a short briefing just before we set everyone off with a mass start at 6pm. The event runs for 1 hour.
Keep an eye on the website or newsletters for specific meeting sites and any changes. We endevour to keep to the plan but sometimes for unforseen circumstances meeting points may have to be changed.
12th Feb- Mair park
19th Feb- Onerahi- Beachfront
26th Feb-Kensinton, Manse St
12th March- Pohe Island
26th March- Rose gardens.
If you have any queries please ph, or email.
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.