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 .
Come try something different and challenge your navigation by doing it at night !.
Our next event will be at Barge Park on Saturday 2nd July. There will be set courses- from beginners to red courses. So something for everyone.Remember to bring a torch.
Registration will start from 5:30pm and start times will be issues thereafter.
Meeting place will be at the Barge Park Conference centre carpark.
Course closure will be at 7:30pm
Our Sunday events usually start from 10am with registrations starting 945am. Start times will be issued from 10-1045 am with course closure at 1230pm.
WATCH this space for imformation about the event closer to the date.
Future planned events for this year-
1st May - Lovells
2nd July- Barge Park- night event
31st July- Smugglers
21st August- Paerata forest
18th September- Houtu forest
16th Oct- 3 hour rogaine
Also check out the NWoC site for events in Auckland.