Peninsula and Plains Orienteering

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

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Upcoming Events

Van Asch farm. Score OY

Sunday 1 November 2020

A return to the Van Asch farm adjacent to Halswell Quarry. A map that has not been used for a number of years but has now been re-mapped for this event. more info

Bottle Lake MTBO OY

Friday 13 November 2020

Local MTBO at Bottle Lake on the Friday of show weekend. more info

Canterbury Champs - Long Distance

Saturday 14 November 2020

South Island & Canterbury champs day 1 - Long distance.  Acheron, near Lake Lyndon, Canterbury High Country. more info

Latest News

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

South Island and Canterbury Champs

There are plenty of technical map challenges to keep you occupied on the Canterbury long weekend coming up soon. Entries are now open to the Canterbury champs and South Island / Taitonga champs are a NOL (National Orienteering League) event for elites. The weekend lies on Canterbury Anniversary weekend, or Show weekend. more info

Southern O 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 in January. Although no longer the Oceania Championships these events will offer a great orienteering experience for all! The events will... more info

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