Peninsula and Plains Orienteering

Welcome to the Peninsula and Plains Orienteers (PAPO), Canterbury's orienteering club.


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Upcoming Events

Heights of Winter

Saturday 23 June 2018

The 2018 Heights of Winter Rogaine will be held on Saturday 23 June at Scargill. Get your team together for a navigation adventure in the hilly Hurunui District, North Canterbury 80 kilometres north of Christchurch, which is close to the popular Waipara wine region.  Team categories: Mens, womens, mixed, veterans and juniors. more info

Hansen Park training

Monday 25 June 2018

A last-minute sprint training map has been prepared that will be suitable for students learning running and reading the map before school holidays and NZ Secondary School Orienteering Champs. Controls will be technically very easy, but it will reward the runners who can read the map faster and those who can get... more info

Orton Bradley

Sunday 1 July 2018

Orton Bradley Park, Charteris Bay is situated on the southern shores of Lyttelton Harbour. It has large open spaces and scattered forest areas within a park-like setting.Directions:  The event will be signposted from the main road. Courses: There will be a range of different courses suitable for first time orienteers and... more info

Latest News

NZ Secondary Schools Champs - Update no.1

The first formal Bulletin contains detailed information about the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2018. more info

Stepping Stones / Feature Jumping

Stepping stones / feature jumping is going from feature to feature (like from a hill to a hill) and can involve quite intense map reading. But it is possible jump between bigger features and disregard all the smaller detail and then it is less intense map reading. more info

Compass and Pace-counting Exercises

Controls will be available until 15th February. more info

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