Peninsula and Plains Orienteering

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

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The new improved PAPO website is here! Over the following months more content will be added. If you have any ideas or comments, or you would like to help out by contributing, or just help add some of the material the club already has then please email

A link will be provided to the old site soon.

Upcoming Events

Halswell Quarry and AGM

Sunday 14 February 2016

The Halswell Quarry event will mix fast and furious park racing, with tight and technical forest orienteering.   Teams of two will each do two sprints.   Registrations from 10am.   The race briefing will at 10:30am and a mass start will follow afterwards. more info

Summer Sprint 1 - Burnside High

Tuesday 16 February 2016

More details coming soon. more info

Summer Sprint 2 - Cashmere High

Tuesday 23 February 2016

More details coming soon. more info

Latest News

Peninsula and Plains Orienteers AGM 2016

The 2016 AGM will be held at Halswell Quarry at 1pm on Sunday 14 Feb following the club event[events/view/8/halswell-quarry-and-agm]. Agenda Minutes of 2015 AGM more info

Southern Orienteering Week 2016

Many PAPO members competed in Southern O Week held in Central Otago in January. This was 6 days of orienteering on a number of new maps on a variety of terrain. The event wrap up[http://www. orienteering. org. more info

Avonhead Play Centre enjoy the permanent course at The Groynes

Great to see this article - AvonheadPlayCentreOrienteering2016. pdf [assets/Uploads/AvonheadPlayCentreOrienteering2016. pdf]in the Christchurch Mail of some young adventurers from the Avonhead Play Centre enjoying the permanent course at The Groynes. See the Permanent Courses[sitetree_link,id=15] page for more information on The Groynes and other permanent courses that PAPO maintain. more info

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