Waiuku South – Auckland Orienteering Series race 9



Routegadget(coming soon)


2016 Calendar of Events

The 2016 programme of events has been published. Download the full calendar here


Update your membership for 2016!

Membership subs are due now for 2016. Here’s information booklet and membership form.


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

2016 Orienteering Events

Events in and around Auckland during 2016. Download the full calendar here

6-8 FebWellingtonWaitangi WeekendWellington
5 MarNorth-WestNight EventSlater Road, Helensville
6 MarNorth-WestAuckland SeriesSlater Road, Helensville
20 MarCounties ManukauAuckland SeriesTotara Park - ManurewaResults at Winsplits
25-28 MarchNelsonNational ChampsSt Arnaud
3 AprAucklandTrainingAOC Training (sprint)
9 AprSchool SprintAKSS Final
16 & 17 AprNorth-WestAuckland SeriesOtakanini Topu - Woodhill ForestDouble header, events on both Sat & Sun
23-25 AprilRed KiwisANZAC WeekendPalmerston North/Levin area
1 MayNorth-WestRogaineStoneybrooke - WaimaukuSH16 between Waimauku and Woodhill
7-8 MayAucklandAuckland ChampsWoodhill Forest
15 MayNorth-WestRogaineRiverhead Forest
22 MayCounties ManukauRogaineKawakawa BayOverall Results
Results by Class
29 MayNorth-WestRogaineWhites Line - Woodhill Forest
4-6 JuneWellingtonQueen's Birthday 3-Day
12 JunCounties ManukauAuckland SeriesWaiuku Forest (North)Results
Draw your route at RouteGadget
3 JulAucklandTrainingNW Training
10 JulAucklandAuckland SeriesAOS - Sprint double
17 JulNorth-WestAuckland SeriesPulpit Rock - Woodhill Forest
14 AugAucklandAuckland SeriesSouth Block - Woodhill Forest
4 SepCounties ManukauAuckland SeriesWaiuku Forest (South)Start times 10.00am to 12.00pm
Entry via Ghezzie Road, signposted from Waiuku township. Full body cover recommended because of cuttygrass in some places on the map.
11 SepAucklandTrainingAOC Training
18 SepNorth-WestAuckland SeriesWhites Line - Woodhill Forest
24 Sept-2 OctAustralian Champs
9 OctAucklandAuckland SeriesRestall Road - Woodhill Forest
22-24 OctPAPO (Christchurch)South Island ChampsChristchurch

Information for Schools

Download the full calendar here

Intermediate and Primrary Zone Competitions

Tue 12 AprSouth-EastLloyd Elsmore Park
Tue 3 MayFranklinReeves FarmResults
Thu 5 MayCountiesTotara ParkResults
Tue 17 MayInterzone finalMoire ParkResults

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

Kiwisport College Sprint Competition

Mon 15 FebSouthWesley CollegeResults
Tue 16 FebEastBotany CollegeResults
Mon 22 FebSouthPapatoetoe HighResults
Tue 23 FebEastHowick CollegeResults
Mon 29 FebSouthPukekohe HighResults
Tue 1 MarEastEdgewater CollegeResults
Mon 7 MarSouthRosehill CollegeResults
Tue 8 MarEastBucklands Bch Int
Mon 14 MarSouthStrathallen AGC
Tue 15 MarEastMacleans College
Mon 21 MarSouthManurewa High
Tue 22 MarEastPakuranga College
Sat 9 AprCombinedAKSS Final

 Regional and National Secondary School Championships


28-30 AprilHawkes BayNI Secondary School Champs (incl Year 7/8)Hawkes Bay
Wed 11 MayCounties ManukauAuckland SS Individual ChampsBombayResults, Winsplits
21-23 JulyWaikatoNZ Secondary School ChampsCambridge
Thu 14 AprAuckland SS Relay ChampsAmbury Park
4-6 JuneWellingtonSchools Regional ChallengeWellington
Wed 19 OctAuckland SS Rogaine ChampsTBC
TBCNZ SS Rogaine ChampsTBC

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 2016 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]

Bruce Peat
Phone: (09) 2929369

Diana O’Brien: eric.diana.obrien[at]
Phone: (09) 2360199

Club Membership:
Lisa Schloots
Phone: (09) 2334461

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


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