MTBO at Canterbury Agricultural Park – Sunday 3rd August

The next MTBO event will be a sprint/ short distance at Canterbury Agricultural Park.

Courses will be long (2 laps) short (1 lap) and novice (easy- good for families and beginners). Exact distances to follow.

Registration: 10.30-12.00,

Starts 11.00- 12.30

Parking and registration at the Curletts Road entrance to the park.

Usual PAPO entry fees. Sport ident.  More details to follow, but put the date in your diary!

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Update – Club Training Weekend with a focus on rock reading

Update  on 30/7:
The Lodge is filling fast – only 42 beds, and half gone already.
We have decided to give preference to paid-up PAPO members for the accommodation in the following way. Paid up members have until next Friday 8th August to register, then we’ll take anyone else to fill up what spaces might be left.

If you miss out on the lodge beds, that’s okay.  You are very welcome to come to the training (including the pot luck meal and evening talkie session) but stay elsewhere. Plenty of options in the village itself and even slightly further afield.Get your head around how to read those fly spots on the Flock Hill map before the Kura Tawhiti OY at the end of the month and socialise with other club members at a cosy alpine lodge.

PAPO will organise some coaching from 12noon on the Flock Hill map on Saturday August 30th, and we have booked the St Andrews College Lodge near Castle Hill Village for the Saturday night, where we will enjoy a pot luck dinner and more coaching and socialising before we head to Kura Tawhiti for Chris and Emily’s OY on the Sunday.

Cost: $30 per person for the accommodation (byo sleeping bag and hot water bottle), plus $10 for the training on Saturday to be banked into the club bank account ( Peninsula and Plains Orienteers 030823-0425931-00) by August 23rd. OY entries to be paid on the day as per usual at the camper using cash or VIP cards.

Register here

More info will be sent to those registered closer to the time.

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No Godley Head event, but Hagley Park instead

The planned Godley Head event on Sunday 10th August has moved to Hagley Park. more info to follow soon.

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Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival

Incorporating the Canterbury Schools Championships

Sat 13th Sept. – Sprint Distance at Hansens Park, St Martins

Sun 14th Sept. – Long Distance at Kairaki, near Pines Beach

See the attached  Canterbury Schools Training Notice for some club and training events coming up before the festival/championships.  Please download and forward the poster to anyone you think may be interested.


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NZOF Update June/July 2014

Check out the latest NZOF update for June/July 2014.

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Halswell Quarry Results – 27 July 2014

Thomass Course Results
White and Yellow Course Results

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Halswell Quarry Park Sunday 27th July

Signposted from Kennedys Bush Rd

Starts: 10.30am – 1pm Course closure 2.30 pm

Terrain: – Mixture of fast parkland, tussocky slopes and steepish pine forest. Lots of water features (even if it hasn’t rained).


Orange and Red: Thomass courses.  This is a variant often seen in North America which consists of a common course that everyone completes, plus six extra controls, the number of which need to be visited depends on what level you normally run i.e. short, medium or long red.

White and Yellow – score courses. No time limit. See if you can visit all the controls in the shortest time. However not necessary to visit all the controls if you don’t want to.



Consists of a normal course which everyone completes, plus six extra controls marked on the map with letters (A, B, C etc) rather than numerals.

If you normally run orange complete the common course and don’t visit any of the extras controls

If you normally run short red go to control 1 of the common course then visit any two of the extra controls (in any order) then go to control 2 and run the common course

If you normally run medium red go to control 1 of the common course then visit any four of the extra controls (in any order) then go to control 2 and run the common course

If you normally run long red go to control 1 of the common course then must visit all six extra controls (in any order) then go to control 2 and run the common course

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Victoria Park Rogaine Results

A fantastic turnout on Sunday.  Well done to Tim and Martin who put together a great day out.

The results for the Canterbury Schools Champs are here: SchoolsRogaineResultsJul2014.  Congratulations to the winners.

The results for the Open 1 hr and 3 hr event are here: RogaineResultsJul2014

As mentioned at the event, it was a fund raiser for any teams that are interested in travelling up to Rotorua for the NZ Secondary School Rogaine Champs on the 9th August.  If any teams are interested in applying for funding for travel to this event please email by the 20th July.

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Spencer Park MTBO results

Results of the MTBO event at Spencer Park on 29th June 2014, planned by Graeme Read and controlled by Greg Bristow.
Spencer Park MTBO results (pdf)

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Heights of Winter Cancelled

More information about this can be found on the NZ Rogaine Association site

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