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 .
This map was used for the first time last year for the Auckland Champs. The area is entirely forested.It is undulating to moderately steep terrain . Runnability is generally good.
How to get there- Head out west on SH 14 towards Dargaville.Travel through Tangiteroria and over a bridge,turn immed RIGHT into Paerata rd.(~30km from SH1).
The Parking and registration is approx 1km for the bridge. Please park on the left hand side.
Registration from 945am, start times from 10 am
1. Cost- adults $10 per map, student $7
2. Choose which course you would like to enter
3 Fill in Clip card for course chosen, with name , and course you are on
4 Get slip with control descriptions
5 Obtain correct map
6. Check you have everything-compass/whistle watch,ask any questions if you are unsure.
7 Head to start where you will be issued with a start time and set on your way.
Course closure at 1230pm
Bring- comfortable outdoor clothing and shoes, compass,watch and a drink.
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 NOWC site for events in Auckland.