Summer Sprint Series...

30 January 2019

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Get your entry in

11 December 2018

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Planning next year's adventures? Entries have opened for the NZ Orienteering Nationals - Easter 2019. If you are into testing your map nav skills and competing with the very best...

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Canterbury Champs event details

28 November 2018

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Final event details and directions for the Canterbury Champs weekend have been loaded onto the event pages.

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Canterbury Champs entries open

14 November 2018

You can now find the start times for Saturday's MIDDLE here:  coc-2018-middle-starttimes-v3.pdf

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Orienteering Nationals 2019

17 October 2018

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PAPO is proud to host the 2019 Orienteering Nationals at Easter. There will be four NZ Orienteering Championship events: sprint, long distance, middle and the relay. Not only are we excited about...

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Programme for Canterbury Schools Orienteering 2018

13 September 2018

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Programme and start lists have been published for this weekend. Start lists are at the base of the event page as well:

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Sprint & Adventure Rogaine

10 September 2018

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We have public events on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon this weekend following on from the morning schools events. Saturday there is sprint orienteering at South Brighton and Sunday we have...

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Canterbury School Training

16 August 2018

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Come along to our training events in the weeks leading up to the Canterbury School Champs.

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Canterbury Schools’ Orienteering Festival & Champs

15 August 2018

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Saturday 15th September  |  South Brighton and Sunday 16th September  |  South Burwood Forest  including Canterbury Schools Championships

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Congratulate our new life member

15 August 2018


A well-deserved life membership was announced at the PAPO AGM for Alister Metherell.  So many things to thank Alister for - this is a small token of our appreciation.

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Event of the year

29 July 2018


Time to vote on your best navigation event organised by PAPO during the last 18 months. Please take the time to send us some meaningful feedback on how we are going...

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Results for 2018 NZ Secondary School Orienteering Champs

20 July 2018

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We hope you have had a fun event so far with lots of challenging navigation with your school team. Your results for 2018 NZ Secondary Schools Champs are available here

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NZSSOC Final Event Information and Programme/Start Lists out now

14 July 2018

The Programme and Start Lists contain all the information you are likely to need to know for the duration of the event and is available to download from the homepage...

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Mid Winter AGM and Social Night with a PAPO Life Membership to be Awarded - Tuesday 31st July

13 July 2018

It is just under 3 weeks until our Mid Winter AGM and Social evening . There will be something for everyone on the night so please come along and show...

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NZ Secondary Schools Champs - Update no.1 and 2

28 May 2018

The first and second formal Bulletins containing detailed information about the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2018 have now been published.

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Stepping Stones / Feature Jumping

19 February 2018

Stepping stones / feature jumping is going from feature to feature (like from a hill to a hill) and can involve quite intense map reading.

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Compass and Pace-counting Exercises

5 February 2018

A training exercise based from the Bottle Lake Forest Visitor's Centre to allow you to practice “running on the compass”.

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Club Event Thur 22nd Feb - Come and learn from a planners perspectiive

31 January 2018

Everyone is welcome to a Club evening at the Canterbury Community House on Thurs 22nd Feb where some of our experts will let us know the ins and outs of planning...

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17 September 2017

After a great weekend of racing here are the results:

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Canterbury Schools Champs 2017 - Event Programme

12 September 2017

This year the Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival will be held at Ferrymead Heritage Park and Spencer Park the weekend of 16th, 17th September.

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