Peninsula and Plains Orienteering

New Zealand's COVID-19 protection. 

From 13 September 2022 you must still:

  • isolate for 7 days if you have COVID-19
  • wear a face mask in certain healthcare facilities, such as hospitals.

Some places may continue to ask people to wear a face mask. There is more information on the government website here

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.



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. 


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 

Upcoming Events

Score OY. Pines Beach

Sunday 30 October 2022

Score OY. Pines Beach more info

MTBO #5 Crocodile

Sunday 6 November 2022

MTBO #5 Crocodile more info

SI champs. Geraldine evening sprint

Friday 11 November 2022

SI champs. Geraldine evening sprint. more info

Latest News

Enter the schools festival now

02 September 2022

Haere mai! You’re invited to the Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival 2022. more info


07 July 2022

It is time again for the PAPO AGM.  The date for the AGM is on Sunday 7 August at 1pm at Rangiora High School.  The observant will notice that Rangiora High is the location for the afternoon sprint that day! We have a room booked at the school for the... more info

5 PAPO members in NZ JWOC team

12 May 2022

We are thrilled to congratulate five Peninsula and Plains Orienteers that have been selected to represent New Zealand at the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) .  Congratulations Katherine Babbington, Kaia Joergensen, Felix Hunt, Ryan Moore, and Fergus O’Neill. more info