Peninsula and Plains Orienteering

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


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Upcoming Events

OY6 - Godley Head

Sunday 11 November 2018

Great views (and hopefully weather) guaranteed, on this well-known club map. Traditionally steep for the longer courses but much less so for the shorter ones. It has long grass and rabbit holes for the unwary (watch your feet off the tracks), with views that are multi-million dollar all the way to... more info

Canterbury Champs

Saturday 1 December 2018

The Castle Hill map was last used in Oct 2016 and has been updated and extended for this event. more info

Canterbury Champs

Sunday 2 December 2018

Hogsback is one of PAPO's premier maps, which was mapped by elite Nick Hann.  Since then, it has been used for our showcase events and deserves its place in the top collection. The native beech forest is very runnable, with a natural scattering of old branches underfoot. more info

Latest News

Orienteering Nationals 2019

PAPO is proud to host the 2019 Orienteering Nationals at Easter. There will be four NZ Orienteering Championship events: sprint, long distance, middle and the relay. Not only are we excited about being in and around the Steampunk capital of Ōamaru - which is not far from some very interesting Waitaki scenery. more info

Programme for Canterbury Schools Orienteering 2018

Programme and start lists have been published for this weekend. Start lists are at the base of the event page as well: more info

Sprint & Adventure Rogaine

We have public events on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon this weekend following on from the morning schools events. Saturday there is sprint orienteering at South Brighton and Sunday we have double rogaine (foot and MTB - do one or do both) at the Burwood end of Bottle Lake Forest.Public sprint... more info

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