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
Xmas event - The Groynes
Sunday 4 December 2022
Xmas event - The Groynes. Sprint-distance courses at all difficulty levels will allow some fast racing around the lakes at The Groynes. All welcome, courses available for all experience levels including beginners. There is still a lot of surface water, so expect to get wet feet.
Waitangi weekend day 1. Individual Sprint. Lincoln Schools
Saturday 4 February 2023
Waitangi weekend 2023 day 1 (morning). Lincoln Schools individual sprint.
Waitangi weekend day 1. Elite Knock-out Sprint & public individual sprint.
Saturday 4 February 2023
Waitangi weekend 2023 day 1 (afternoon). Lincoln university
PAPO Coach in residence - summer 2023
28 October 2022
This NZ Summer PAPO is offering a scholarship for a Coach in Residence. The scholarship is aimed at University-aged orienteers from outside of New Zealand who are looking to improve their Orienteering and Coaching skills (p.s. NZ is way better than Australia).
Enter the schools festival now
02 September 2022
Haere mai! You’re invited to the Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival 2022.
PAPO AGM 2022
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...