Peninsula and Plains Orienteering
Peninsula & Plains Orienteers (PAPO) is the Canterbury Orienteering club. Based in Christchurch with members as far afield as: Timaru, Ashburton, 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.
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.
PAPO events will continue to be pre-entry as this simplifies the event organisation and allows participants to pay electronically. See each event page for the event entry link for that event.
Interested in joining the club? Join us
New to the sport? Some common questions: FAQ
Beginning of orienteering as a sport in Canterbury - Read more about the club background and PAPO history here
Evening Sprint. Southshore Spit
Tuesday 5 March 2024
Evening Sprint. Southshore Spit.
Canty Champs, warmup sprint - Geraldine
Friday 8 March 2024
A low-key sprint event in Geraldine as a warmup to the Canterbury Champs weekend. This will be similar in nature to the Tuesday evening sprints with a choice of beginner, medium and long courses available.
Canty Champs. Middle Distance. Craigmore
Saturday 9 March 2024
Canty Champs. Middle Distance. Craigmore.
Summer Youth O camp
19 October 2023
PAPO parents are planning the Youth Summer O camp for young orienteers aged school years 5-8. Based at Spencer Park from 5pm Friday 15th December to 5pm Sunday 17th December.
ONZ Controllers Clinic in Christchurch – 25 & 26 Nov 2023
29 September 2023
An ONZ Controllers Clinic will be held in Christchurch over the weekend of 25th – 26th of November based at St Martins School. The Clinic will be run by Alister Metherell.
2023/23 AGM minutes
22 September 2023
It was a successful turnout to the AGM in August. We have a full 2023/24 committee - but there is always room for additional opportunities if you are keen. The PAPO committee positions nominated and accepted at the AGM: