Peninsula and Plains Orienteering

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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? 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 OY. Bottle Lake

Saturday 2 July 2022

Night OY. Bottle Lake more info

Double Sprint day (morning) - The Groynes

Sunday 7 August 2022

Double Sprint day morning. The Groynes. more info

Double Sprint day (afternoon) - Rangiora

Sunday 7 August 2022

Double Sprint day afternoon. Rangiora High. more info

Latest News

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

2022 National Sprint Orienteering League

20 January 2022

The 2022 National Sprint Orienteering League events are a NZ sprint event series including individual and sprint relays spread over four rounds (see event list below). The Southerly Storm team is made up of all of those living in the South Island who take part in any of the competitions. more info

'Not the' Oceania Bulletin2 v2 & start lists

05 January 2022

There are revisions to the 'Not the' Oceania Bulletin 2 - version 2  is now available released 5 January 2022 . A summary of the of the key revisions are are here in this document, but do please read Bulletin 2 version 2  - Summary Bulletin 2 Amendments .  Start lists are also available  Released on... more info