Peninsula and Plains Orienteering

Peninsula & Plains Orienteers (PAPO) is the Canterbury Orienteering club. Based in Christchurch with members as far afield as Timaru, Pleasant Point, Geraldine, Rangiora and Hanmer Springs.  We are a friendly bunch of volunteers who aim promote orienteering and encourage navigation using maps for fun and competition.
See Upcoming Events for those events coming up soon or the  Calendar for the full program for the year. These range from training and fun events to fully competitive events at the local and national level. The programme includes classic orienteering events, MTB orienteering and rogaines. Non-members are always welcome.
In January 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 from 9 -17 January. More Southern O detail here  Entries closed on 28 Dec 2021, we are looking forward to seeing you soon

JAN 2021 rect le bons beach Entries close 28 Dec SML



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Read more about the club background and PAPO history here 

Upcoming Events

Orton Bradley - night sprint & day event

Sunday 14 February 2021

Orton Bradley - night sprint & day event more info

Evening sprint - Burnside High

Tuesday 16 February 2021

Evening sprint - Burnside High. more info

Evening sprint - Ngā Puna Wai

Tuesday 23 February 2021

Evening sprint - Ngā Puna Wai more info

Latest News

Southern O Week Programmes

The programmes for all Southern O week events have been uploaded ready for you to download. There is an individual programme for each day's event. We look forward to welcoming you back to some cool courses on our favourite maps. http://papo.org.nz/series/view/18/southern-o-week-2021 #southernOweek #southernO #SOW #orienteeringNZ #PAPO more info

Southern O week

Our controllers were out at Le Bons today soaking up the sun by the beach. We are looking forward to seeing you out here next month. Don't forget to get your entry in by 28 December 2020. Enter here #SouthernO #southernOweek #Sow #PAPO more info

MTBO & Crocodile XC trails

The tracks are open this morning. The tracks have been so dry any small amounts of rain should dry out quickly. We will try any see if any branches have come down, but be aware there will be more pine cones around as the wind may have done some damage... more info

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