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.

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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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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 info@papo.org.nz by the 20th July.

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NZOF Update June/July 2014

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

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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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Great things happening!

Heres a summary of some of the great things coming up in the next few weeks:

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A chance to get some help with your navigation

Navigation training….Do you need it? Would you like it?

Would it help you for Spring Challenge, rogaines, or orienteering?

Come along to a special training session organised by PAPO members of the NZ Junior World champs team as a fund raiser for their trip to The Junior World Orienteering Champs in Bulgaria in July.

Sat 21st June 1.30pm- 4.30pm meet Victoria Park main car park.

$30 covers maps and tuition.

It will cover use of orienteering maps, rogaine maps, and topographical maps and unravel the mysteries of the compass!

To register, email jean.al@xtra.co.nz or

call 384 7911 or text 021 2311713

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Opportunity to help some poor students…

So for those who don’t know, club members Sophie Harrison, Ed Cory-Wright, Helena Barmes and two other new local students, Sonia Hollands, and Nick Hann are heading overseas in a month to Bulgaria to compete in the Junior World Orienteering Champs, which is understandably a bit of a stretch on their family, and student budgets. SO, they are having a quiz night (woohoo!) – bring your friends and family and anyone else you know because the more the merrier!

More details TBC, but in the meantime:
- Elevate bar, 2 Colombo Street, Christchurch, New Zealand 8022
- Monday 23rd June
- teams of 4-6
- $10pp
- 18+
- 7pm start

You’ll need to get a ticket beforehand (limited to 70 people), so talk to any of them and they’ll sort you out :)

PS  If you are on Facebook, you can rsvp on the event page (sorry, can’t work out a direct link, but it is shared in the Peninsula & Plains Orienteers group), and then pay on the night.

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MTBO Sunday 29 June

Location: Spencer Park Picnic area
Signposted from Park Entrance
Starts: from 11am to 12.30, course closure 2pm
Courses: Two MTBO courses, approx. 10km and 15 km
Sportident: Yes
Terrain: Forestry roads and single track, sandy tracks are shown as slow on map and can be avoided.
Cost: Normal PAPO event fees apply
Planner: Graeme Read 3522582

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