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Orienteering New Zealand
This is New Zealand Orienteering's governing body and this site contains NZ orienteering news, event calendars, results and much more...
Mountain Bike Orienteering
For information on Mountain Bike Orienteering in New Zealand
MacNut Northerners
MacNut Northerners are the the upper North Island team (our team) in the New Zealand Orienteering Super Series. Follow the progress of our team during the series.
MAPTALK aims to bring its readers the best orienteering related content available. It has a listing of most of the upcoming NZ events.
NZ Orienteering Statistics
NZ Orienteering Statistics - individual results; badge details; award winners etc.
Pen-pictures and actual pics of most of those who are expected to take part, some predictions of who's going to make the running, and course results including points table.
Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross-country navigation, in which teams of two to five people visit as many checkpoints as they wish in a set time period. The traditional Rogaine is 24 hours in duration, however, there are also shorter events of 6,8 and 12 hours.
Ski Orienteering
In a Ski-O event you have about 10 control points marked on a map which shows the groomed trails. You have to visit them in order, using the trail info to find the best route. Competitors start at intervals, and the fastest to do the course is the winner. Alternatively there are "Score Events" in which you have a fixed amount of time, and the controls are worth various scores. You pin the map to the front of your jacket, or if you're really keen you can get a nifty mapholder which straps on your chest. Control points are easy to find, they are all on the trails, it's all about finding the best route. The map shows how steep the country is, and of course you can figure out which are the ups and the downs. Courses are designed to be won in about an hour.
Geocaching is an world-wide internet based GPS activity which involves, in it's simplest form, searching for a cache at a certain latitude/longitude and filling in the log book.
Geocachers can seek these caches in their own time, using their GPS receivers.
An Auckland geocache has been set up using the permanent orienteering course at Karamatura.

International Orienteering Federation
The international Orienteering Federation (IOF) is the world governing body for foot-orienteering, ski-orienteering, mountain bike orienteering and trail orienteering.
Orienteering Online
For international orienteering news, interviews and all things orienteering

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