Peninsula and Plains Orienteering

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From 3 December 2021 New Zealand is in a traffic light system for COVID-19 protection. The whole of the South Island is Orange. To see what you need to do under each traffic light setting, there is more information on the government website HERE

Vaccinated New Zealanders using vaccine passes will be able to attend events within the orange traffic light system.  My Vaccine Pass is an official record of your COVID-19 vaccination status for use in Aotearoa New Zealand.  We are encouraged to use the app to check participants' My Vaccine Pass's.
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Please check-in on this website regularly for details on each event, as changes may occur. 


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. 
Read more about our 
not-to-be missed major sporting events coming up that are hosted by PAPO here:


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'Not the' OCEANIA ORIENTEERING CHAMPS:   8th - 16th of January 2022. Even without the Trans-Tasman travel bubble operating, PAPO has organised events for keen NZ orienteers, with most events that were to  in Canterbury and two Otago epilogue events to follow-on afterwards.  There has been an update to the Bulletin 2 v2 released on 5 Jan 2022, please read the latest information on the event.
For the latest updates check out


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

Montgomery Spur

Sunday 13 February 2022

Montgomery Spur Orienteering more info

Sprint. Cashmere High

Tuesday 15 February 2022

Sprint. Cashmere High Evening sprint more info

Sprint. University of Canterbury

Tuesday 22 February 2022

Sprint. University of Canterbury Evening sprint more info

Latest News

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

'Not the' Oceania Bulletin 2

30 December 2021

Bulletin 2 for 'Not the' Oceania 2022 has been released. Details include: A change to the Sprint location; Entry for the two warm-up events (Sat 8 Jan / Sprint @ University of Canterbury & Sunday 9 January 2022 middle @ Woodend) has been extended to 31st January 2022; There... more info