AOA Club Sprint Relays 2018

Here’s all you need to know about the Auckland Sprint Relays at Botanical Gardens on 24 June. Link to Information

Lucy Harsant – Tui Ridge training camp

Tui Ridge training camp

Georgia Skelton – Junior Mountain Bike Orienteer

Georgia Skelton – Junior Mountain Bike Orienteer

Pukekohe Summer Series (Oct-Dec)

Summer series dates have been loaded into the event calendar and are listed here: Summer Series 2017

Auckland Champs 2017

Auckland Champs are on the weekend of 18-19 November out at Ponganui Road/Onewhero.

Programme and start lists can be found here


AOS 2 – Waiuku North

Results | Winsplits

2017 Calendar of Events

The 2017 programme of events has been published. Download the full calendar here

Update your membership for 2017!

Membership subs are due now for 2017. Here’s information booklet and membership form.

Auckland Champs 2017

Event Programme: available here

Start Lists: Middle | Sprint | Long

Preliminary Information:


Map: Goat City
Scale: 1:7500
Location: Onewhero
Terrain: Rocky out crops on rolling farm land. Several water courses and marsh with some native bush. Last used NZ Champs 2015
Start times: First starts from 10am
Planner: John Robinson
Controller: Tania Larsen
Start List Middle Start List & Event Programme
Results Results | Winsplits | Routegadget


Map: The Rockery
Scale: 1:4,000
Location: Onewhero
Terrain: Lots of rock out crops and scattered boulders. Rolling terrain. Will test navigation in boulders at high speed. Last used Oceania 2017 but not at this scale
Start times: First starts from 2pm
Planner: Andrew Skelton
Controller: John Robinson
Start List Sprint Start List & Event Programme
Results Results | Winsplits | Routegadget


Map: Hares Run
Scale: 1:10,000/1:7500
Location: Onewhero
Terrain: Gully spur terrain steep in places with several water courses and pits. There are pockets of native bush. Last used NZ Champs 2015
Start Times First Starts will be 10am
Planner: Andrew Peat
Controller: Bruce Peat
Start List Long Start List & Event Programme
Results Results | Winsplits | Routegadget


  • Course lengths will be available on website when finalised.
  • Programme will be made available on website and information will be on display at events
  • Timing: SPORTident electronic punching system will be used for all events. Participants must use a SPORTident stick, hired or their own. Hireage is $3 per competitor per event. Loss of hired SPORTident stick will be charged at replacement cost ($70).
  • Online entry and payment is preferred

ENTRY INFORMATION Online entry is preferred Enter Online. Entries close Friday 3 November 2017

ENQUIRIES by email to entries [at]


A full list of orienteering events in New Zealand can be found HERE

2018 Orienteering Events

Events in and around Auckland during 2018. Download the full calendar here

15-FebCMClub NightPukekohe Showgrounds
4-MarCMClub TrainingBombay Quarry
11-MarCMClub EventTotara Park, ManurewaResults
10-MarCMKatoa Po RelayTaupo
15-MarCMClub NightPukekohe Showgrounds
18-MarCMAuckland SeriesPlantation (Maramarua)Results
25-MarNWAuckland Series
30-MarAKNZ ChampsWoodhill Forest
8-AprCMClub Training and EventWaiuku forest - Waiuku North mapSignposted from Otaua; access off Forestry Rd then Wilson Rd. Training starts at 10 am. In the afternoon there will be a club event on the same map. All welcome, including non-members of the club. Because cuttygrass is present in some areas full covering of legs and arms is recommended
19-AprCMClub NightPukekohe ShowgroundsTraining night from 6pm
21-22 AprilDNSouth Island ChampsDunedin
29-AprCMRogaineHuriwai (Port Waikato)This event has had to be cancelled because of unforeseen circumstances
6-MayAKAuckland Series
17-MayCMClub NightPukekohe ShowgroundsTraining night from 6pm
20-MayCMAuckland SeriesReeves Farm, Ostrich Road, PatumahoeSignposted from the intersection of SH22 and Glenbrook Road.
Start between 10:00 and 12:30. All welcome, including non-members of the club. Entry Fees for members: $10 junior, $15 adult, $30 family. Fees for non-members: $15 junior, $25 adult, $50 family.
2-4 JuneNWQB 3 DayWoodhill Forest
10-JunCMClub TrainingTotara ParkEvent centre at Wairere Road entrance (signposted off Hill Road, Manurewa). Start between 10:00 and 11:30. Courses suitable for newcomers and coaching available. Non-club members welcome. Event fees: $5 for an individual, $15 for a family.
14-JunCMClub NightPukekohe ShowgroundsTraining night from 6pm
24-JunCMAK RelaysBotanical Gardens, Manurewa
Everglades Drive entrance
For details see item on home page
15-JulNWAuckland Series
12-AugAKAuckland Series
16-AugCMClub NightPukekohe ShowgroundsTraining night from 6pm
9-SepNWAuckland Series
13-SepCMClub NightPukekohe ShowgroundsTraining night from 6pm
23-SepAKAuckland Series
14-OctCMAuckland SeriesWaiuku forest
29 Sept-7 OctAustralian ChampsAdelaide

Information for Schools

Download the full calendar here

Intermediate and Primrary Zone Competitions

Fri 6 AprCountiesTotara Park (Manurewa)Results
Tue 10 AprSouth-EastLloyd Elsmore Park (Pakuranga)Results
Wed 2 MayFranklinEden Christian (Tuakau)Results
Tue 15 MayInterzone finalReeves Farm (Patamahoe)Results

All Events are entered through your school.

If your Sports Co-ordinator is unsure please contact the CMOC club

Val ph 0923 86911 Unni ph 09 5345625

 Regional and National Secondary School Championships


Thu 12 AprAuckland SS Relay ChampsTBC
26-28 AprNI Secondary School Champs (incl Year 7/8)TBC
Wed 23 MayAuckland SS Individual ChampsWoodhill Forest
2-4 JunSchools Regional ChallengeWoodhill Forest
19-21 JulNZ Secondary School ChampsChristchurch
TBCAuckland SS Rogaine ChampsTBC
28 JulyNZ SS Rogaine ChampsRotorua

Useful Websites:

Parents, teachers or anybody who is interested in organising a school team are vital people in
the development of any sport. Please contact us if you are interested or if you have any questions


Secondary School information:
John Robinson 09-238 6911
Martin Peat 027-6376162

Primary & Intermediate Schools:
Val Robinson 09-238 6911


Download our Information Booklet for membership information

Why not join our awesome club! Annual fee includes affiliation to Orienteering NZ

Remember you can just turn up to an event and give it a go as a non-club member.

About Orienteering

An exciting outdoor adventure sport for everyone 

Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and body. The aim is to navigate (on foot or mountain bike) between control points marked on a unique, highly detailed Orienteering map while deciding the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. Orienteering can either be a highly competitive individual sport or, when family or friends do a course together, a totally recreational activity. It is suitable for all ages, fitness and experience levels.No special equipment is needed to start with, just comfortable outdoor clothing and footwear. Compasses are not necessary for beginners and most people soon master the map reading skills.

At Orienteering events there is usually 3-6 courses to choose from that take between 20 and 120 minutes to complete. Easy courses are suitable for children or beginners, are no more than 2 km long and mainly on tracks. The more difficult and technical courses can be up to 13 km in length and are designed for fit and experienced athletes. Orienteering is done all year round and events are hardly ever cancelled.

What is Orienteering?

It’s a sport that involves finding your way across unfamiliar country with the aid of a map and sometimes a compass. Orienteers navigate a set course between control points, usually marked by orange and white flags, using their skill in map reading to choose the best route and their running ability to get there as quickly as possible. The map is the central focus of orienteering and map reading is the central skill. Orienteering maps differ from conventional maps in that they show a great deal of detail. 

Do I need to be fit?

Orienteers may walk or run, alone or in a group. Fitness is not a necessity, although it does help, particularly in serious competitive orienteering. You may treat an event as a race or simply as a stroll, with the search for controls providing an extra element of interest. Some agility is useful at most orienteering events – you may need to cross a fence or clamber through bush.

Who goes orienteering?

The sport can involve the entire family. There are courses to suit all skill levels so everyone may participate at their own level of skill and fitness.

Competitors range from 8 years old to 70+. To reach the top, you need to be extremely fit and a first class map reader and navigator; but most regular orienteers do it because they enjoy the challenge, the exercise, the fresh air and the opportunity to visit new places. 

Don’t I need a compass?

Once upon a time people were taught that orienteering is all about compasses, and people learned to use a compass but still couldn’t read a map. Nowadays, with better quality maps, map-reading is the vital skill. Compasses become useful only after basic map reading has been mastered. The compass is seen as an aid to navigation and too much reliance on the compass usually leads to navigational problems. Most Clubs offer compasses for use or sale at events if you wish to use one. 

What do I wear?

Just wear clothes suited to walking or running in farmland or city parks. In wet weather you may have to contend with mud. Experienced orienteers who intend to run fast wear special studded shoes, like stronger versions of cross-country shoes. But any kind of running or walking shoe will be OK to start with.

Shorts and T-shirt are OK for parkland events, but most orienteers wear full body cover for forest and farmland venues. 

What does it cost?

Around $5-$10 for adults and a little less for youngsters at regular club events. If you choose to run as a group and use only one map, or run more than one course, you pay for only one entry. Club members pay a little less. Major events will cost $10-$15 each, because they use newer maps and offer more services, like marking the course on your map for you.  

How long does it take?

This depends entirely on your fitness and ability; the terrain and the map; and the course you choose to run. Every event offers courses of different distances and with different technical challenges. The longest course at major events is usually designed for skilled athletes who are prepared to spend an hour or two in the forest. Novice orienteers on these courses would have a thoroughly rotten time and probably never orienteer again! However, the shortest course is designed specifically for 10 year olds, who will take 40 minutes at the most, usually less than 30 minutes.  

What do I do at the event?

Full instructions are displayed on the notice board at each event, and if you have any difficulties, just ask someone who looks as if he/she knows what they’re doing. You will need to choose a course; always choose one shorter than you think you can manage until you have got the hang of everything.

After finishing (or giving up in disgust, if that’s the way it went!) ALWAYS check in with the Finish official, so we know you’re not lost in the forest! 


General Enquires: info [at]

Sarah Steel
Phone: (09) 2391499

Ruth Farmer: ruthmlfarmer[at]
Phone: (027) 5719543

Club Membership:
Lisa Schloots: schloots [at]
Phone: (09) 2334461

Schools and KiwiSport:
John and Val Robinson
Phone: (09) 238 6911


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