Peninsula and Plains Orienteering

Peninsula & Plains Orienteers (PAPO) is the Canterbury Orienteering club. Based in Christchurch with members as far afield as Timaru, Pleasant Point, Geraldine, Rangiora and Hanmer Springs.  We are a friendly bunch of volunteers who aim promote orienteering and encourage navigation using maps for fun and competition.
See Upcoming Events for those events coming up soon or the  Calendar for the full program for the year. These range from training and fun events to fully competitive events at the local and national level. The programme includes classic orienteering events, MTB orienteering and rogaines. Non-members are always welcome.
In January 2021, Peninsula and Plains Orienteers, as well as Nelson and Marlborough Orienteering Clubs are excited to be inviting orienteers from around NZ to enjoy a series of high-quality orienteering events from 9 -17 January. More Southern O detail here 

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Read more about the club background and PAPO history here 

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New to the sport? Check out some common questions:  FAQ 

Upcoming Events

Christmas event - Diamond Harbour

Sunday 6 December 2020

Diamond Harbour (Christmas event). Followed by social picnic and the 2020 end-of-year prize-giving. more info

Southern O-Week day 1 - Blenheim double sprint

Saturday 9 January 2021

SOW day 1 - Blenheim double sprint day. Hosted by Nelson Orienteering. more info

Southern O-Week Day 2 - Ward - Middle distance

Sunday 10 January 2021

SOW day 2 - Ward - Middle distance. Hosted by Marlborough Orienteering.  more info

Latest News

MTBO & Crocodile XC trails

The tracks are open this morning. The tracks have been so dry any small amounts of rain should dry out quickly. We will try any see if any branches have come down, but be aware there will be more pine cones around as the wind may have done some damage... more info

Entry extended for Canterbury Champs and South Island Champs

We have extended the closure date for the Canterbury Champs and the Taitonga / South Island Champs to midnight Sunday 1 November due to the enquiries and demand we have experienced today after the cut-off on Friday night. more info

Summer O camp for Juniors 5-8

Juniors in school years from 5-8 are invited to an orienteering training camp in Nelson, Friday 19th evening – Monday 21st afternoon December. more info

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