Peninsula and Plains Orienteering

ABOUT US:
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 to promote orienteering and encourage navigation using maps for fun and competition.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
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, mountain bike orienteering (MTBO) and rogaines. Non-members are always welcome. 
Read more about our 
not-to-be missed major sporting events coming up that are hosted by PAPO here:

 

4.0 2022 colour hz logo black txt w date WEB
OCEANIA ORIENTEERING CHAMPS:  Rescheduled for 8th - 16th of January 2022 in view of promising COVID-19 vaccination schedules for Australia and New Zealand.  There is a good chance of a Trans-Tasman travel bubble operating, and we have our fingers crossed for a high turnout of orienteers for these events. Oceania brings 650 orienteers combined together from Australia and New Zealand. Of the 8 events planned, PAPO will run the four weekday Oceania Championship events; a sprint distance, a long distance, a relay, and a middle distance. One or more of the events may well be deemed as trials or World Ranking Events as we get closer to the time. Exciting stuff after the hiatus in top class international competition over the past year.
For the latest updates check outhttp://oceaniao.nz/

 

Interested in joining the club?  Join us

New to the sport? Check out some common questions:  FAQ 

Beginning of orienteering as a sport in Canterbury - Read more about the club background and PAPO history here 

Upcoming Events

Night MTBO. Bottle Lake

Saturday 31 July 2021

Night MTBO. Bottle Lake. more info

Double sprint day (morning) - Spencer Park

Sunday 8 August 2021

Two sprints in one day, do one or do both to score the Orienteer of the Year (OY) points. Courses suitable for everyone from beginners to sprint champions. For PAPO club members, these sprints count as an OY event with the total time for the 2 events used to calculate... more info

Double sprint day (afternoon) - Cashmere High

Sunday 8 August 2021

Two sprints in one day, do one or do both to score the Orienteer of the Year (OY) points. Courses suitable for everyone from beginners to sprint champions. For PAPO club members, these sprints count as an OY event with the total time for the 2 events used to calculate... more info

Latest News

Southern Cross trip cancelled

Following the government announcement that the travel bubble with Australia would be closed for eight weeks, Orienteering New Zealand’s Council has voted unanimously to cancel the trip. Since the announcement, investigation into holding a ‘Southern Cross Experience’ has begun. more info

PAPO AGM 2021

The 2021 PAPO will be held on Monday 16 August in the Sydenham room at the South Library starting at 7pm. more info

Queen's Birthday Bulletin 1

Thankyou for your patience. The Bulletin is a bit later than normal, but it was necessary to do some extra checks on terrain over the last few days. Things are looking good, but there is a bit of extra windfall and a few puddles still, so bring plenty of spare socks!Bulletin 1 and start... more info

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