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 .
Lovells Farm, Ruatongata, Sunday 23rd Nov. 2014
Come and enjoy the last Whangarei Orienteering event of 2014 - a score event at Lovells Farm near Ruatangata. The score event format, also known as a rogaine, involves all runners having an hour to reach as many control points on the map as possible. Those who are late back get a penalty for each minute they are overtime. The winner is the runner with the highest score.
Lovells Farm is a rolling farmland with pockets of native bush scattered across it. A ridge through the centre of the map provides some physical challenge as well as allowing some awesome views mid course. The control point will be set so that there are challenges for everyone from beginners through to elites.
To get to Lovells Farm turn off Kamo Road onto Pipiwai Road. Follow Pipiwai through to Ruatangata. Shortly after Ruatangata the road dips downhill across a bridge. Turn right one over the bridge into Lovells Road (it will be signed). Follow Lovells Road for a few km's, looking out for the orienteering signs point off to the left. The event centre is visible from the road.
Maps will be handed out at 10am for a 10.10 am start
Cost adult-$10 per map, student $7 per map
Bring- compass, comfortable outdoor clothing,watch, drink
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.