Heights of Winter 2024

11 June 2024

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Enter now for the South Island's biggest rogaine event. The Heights of Winter entry prices are going to stay at the early bird rate until Monday 17 June.

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Summer 2024/25 Coach in residence application

29 April 2024

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This coming 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...

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Summer Youth O camp

19 October 2023

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2022/23 Event of the Year

16 August 2023

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THE PAPO AGM had some great insights into the JWOC and WOC events . Slides were presented by half of the JWOC team: Fergus O'Neill, Ryan Moore, Felix Hunt,...

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School orienteering training

16 August 2023

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After school orienteering training sessions are designed for students in various locations around Christchurch from Monday 21 August to 7 September leading up to the Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival:...

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Sporting hero comes to Christchurch to inspire you

8 May 2023

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Nathan Fa'avae invites you to reflect on your own life's purpose and passions. Get ready to be uplifted, motivated, and  changed by Nathan Fa'avae's incredible story of triumph and resilience. At ...

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Canterbury makes 50% of selected Junior World team

8 May 2023

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Congratulations to a huge PAPO contingent named in the Orienteering NZ JWOC team, there is going to be some intense training happening around here.

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2022 AGM minutes

31 January 2023

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Have a read of last years' AGM minutes and see what PAPO are doing for you and the club.  It is in our best interest to hold orienteering events and encourage more get...

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PAPO Coach in residence - summer 2023

28 October 2022

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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...

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Enter the schools festival now

2 September 2022

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

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7 July 2022

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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...

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5 PAPO members in NZ JWOC team

12 May 2022

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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...

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2022 National Sprint Orienteering League

20 January 2022

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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).

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'Not the' Oceania Bulletin2 v2 & start lists

5 January 2022

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There are revisions to the 'Not the' Oceania Bulletin 2 - version 2  is now available released 5 January 2022 .

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'Not the' Oceania Bulletin 2

30 December 2021

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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...

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School years 4-8 orienteering camp

23 November 2021

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Year 4-8 orienteers are invited to an orienteering training camp based at Spencerville, Saturday 18th December 10am – Monday 20th December 4pm 2021. Orienteering coaching will be available for all abilities from beginner...

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Victoria Park - new permanent courses

9 November 2021

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Carsten Jørgenson, our mapping co-ordinator, has planned a number of new courses for Victoria Park from easy to more challenging, including a rogaine-style course for those who like to test themselves on...

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Event Update

30 August 2021

PAPO event postponement and cancellation update: The Canterbury Schools orienteering festival has been postponed to term 4. This will now be held on the weekend of 6th/7th November.

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