Peninsula and Plains Orienteering

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Upcoming Events

Queens Birthday Day 1

Saturday 3 June 2017

Leithfield will offer a fast introduction to the weekends racing. Almost dead-flat, the terrain includes a mixture of mature pine forest and low-visibility pine set on relatively vague inland sand dunes, intricate coastal dunes and extremely fast open farmland. more info

Queens Birthday Day 2

Sunday 4 June 2017

One of PAPO’s classic maps, Butler’s Bush has been fully updated by Russell Higham to bring it up to standard. The map is majority rolling open farmland with vegetation (matagouri and some kanuka) in places, and there is also a block of mixed beech and pine forest. more info

Queens Birthday Day 3

Monday 5 June 2017

First used for National Champs 2013, this map is a true technical challenge with an abundance of intricate sand dunes to navigate. The map is split between more technical area of dunes in the east with a flatter section on the western half of the map, and picking the right... more info

Latest News

Mapping Specifications Have Changed

International mapping specifications have changed. From May 1st competition maps can now be in the new ISOM2017 specification.  From December 31st, all maps used in significant competitions must be in the new spec.  If you are running on our maps at Godley Head this weekend, or Butlers Bush at Queens Birthday... more info

Purchase a PAPO New Top

Its here! The opportunity for a more affordable and locally sourced PAPO top or the tried and tested TRIMTEX top. more info

Queen’s Birthday Weekend Embargo Notice

For immediate effect the following maps are embargoed for the Queen’s Birthday Festival: more info

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