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 .
Winter Series .
Sunday 26th July- Paerata Forest
90min Rogaine- collect as many controls as you can in the hour and 1/2.
Come out and enjoy the beautiful forest out at Paerata.The map was used a couple of years ago for the North West Orienteering Champs.
The area is entirely forested, runnability is generally good.
If you do not feel you can manage 90 min or are new to the forest you may want to go out for less time. There are plenty of people to ask and give you a hand if you need it !!.So come along and give it a go.
WHERE: Travel west on SH 14 towards Dargaville, travel through Tangiteroria and over a bridge, turn immediately RIGHT into Paerata Rd. The parking is on the side of the road.
WHEN: Registration from 10am, Start times from 10.30am. Course closure -midday.
. Please park on left side of the road.
Please bring compass, whistle, comfortable running shoes, and a drink.
Cost $ 7 for students , $10 adults per map.
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.