Upcoming Events

Event information

See the FAQ for more information about the costs and orienteering in general, including what you need to wear and bring. 

MTBO #2 Bottle Lake OY

Sunday 22 May 2022

MTBO #2. Bottle Lake 

Mountain bike orienteering on the Bottle Lake map, a great mix of singletrack and gravel roads. Starting from the main Bottle Lake carpark on Waitikiri Drive. The event will use point-to-point orienteering courses, with six course distances available (corresponding to the 6 OY grades). 

Entries: This event will be pre-entry only. Pre-payment required by credit card or bank transfer. Enter here. https://entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=blmtbo-2022
Entry closing date: Thurs 19th May 2022.
Payments: Credit card payments can be made from the entry system (EnterO). For bank transfers, please credit the PAPO bank account: 03-0823-04259310-00. Please reference your surname and "BL-MTBO"
Costs: Standard PAPO costs apply see https://papo.org.nz/faq/costs.
Costs for non-member family entries & teams entries: Due to limitations with the entry system, the maximums for non-member families and teams may not be correctly applied. If the total amount calculated by the entry system is more than the maximum stated here https://papo.org.nz/faq/costs, please choose the Bank Transfer option and pay the maximum shown. Please email PAPOentries@gmail.com if you have done this.
VIP points: If you want to use a VIP card to pay, please mark this with "BL-MTBO" and choose Bank Transfer on the entry form. Forward your email confirmation to PAPOentries@gmail.com with a photo of your VIP card.
Helpers on the day: If you are helping out with the event and will take a free ride, please choose Bank Transfer on the entry form. Forward your email confirmation to PAPOentries@gmail.com with a note that you part of the team helping to put the event on.
Any other entry queries: Please email PAPOentries@gmail.com

Travel Directions & Parking: Main Bottle Lake carpark on Waitikiri Drive.
Event registration and start area:  Adjacent to parking.
Registration: From 10am
Start times: 10.30 – 12.30.
Electronic Punching: SI Air+ will be turned on for this event, bring your SI Air card if you have one. For those without an SI Air card (and anyone hiring a SI card) punch in the usual manner.
Course closure: 2.30pm
Dogs: Sorry, no dogs.

Course information
Six courses will be available. These correspond to the usual 6 courses available at foot-orienteering event.

  • Very Easy Navigation, Distance 4.5 km, estimated time 25 minutes. White
  • Easy Navigation, Distance 6.3 km, estimated time 30 min. Yellow
  • Moderately technical Navigation, 11 km, estimated winning time 40 min Orange
  • Moderately technical navigation and route choice, 11 km, estimated winning time 30 min. Short Red
  • Moderately technical navigation and route choice, 15 km, estimated winning time 40 min. Medium Red
  • Moderately technical navigation and route choice, 19 km, estimated winning time 50 min Long Red

This event is part of the PAPO OY series, with OY points awarded to PAPO club members. To gain maximum OY points, enter in your usual OY grade.

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Woodend OY

Sunday 29 May 2022

Woodend OY A range of orienteering courses available, with something to suit everyone, from beginners to experts. It includes easy courses for those who are new to the sport and would like to give it a go. All welcome! Event suitable for the whole family.

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Heights of winter 12hr/6hr rogaine

Saturday 11 June 2022

The 2022 Heights of Winter Rogaine will be held on Saturday 11th June at Woodbury near Geraldine. Get your team together for a navigation adventure in the hilly Geraldine District, South Canterbury 140km south of Christchurch. This year there is the option of a 12hr rogaine or 6hr rogaine.

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Van Asch Farm

Sunday 19 June 2022

Van Asch Farm Orienteering, A range of orienteering courses available, with something to suit everyone, from beginners to experts. It includes easy courses for those who are new to the sport and would like to give it a go. All welcome! Event suitable for the whole family.

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Night OY. Bottle Lake

Saturday 2 July 2022

Night OY. Bottle Lake A range of orienteering courses available, with something to suit everyone. There will be the usual six courses available (White, Yellow, Orange, Short Red, Medium Red, Long Red).

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Double Sprint day. Race 1

Sunday 7 August 2022

Double Sprint day. Race 1

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Double Sprint day. Race 2

Sunday 7 August 2022

Double Sprint day. Race 2

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MTBO #3 - McLeans night event

Saturday 13 August 2022

MTBO #3 - McLeans night event MTBO

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Ultralong. Castle Hill basin

Saturday 3 September 2022

Castle Hill basin Ultralong organised by UCOC.

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Butlers Bush OY

Sunday 4 September 2022

Butlers Bush OY

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