Kia ora

Kia Ora and welcome to the 2019 NZ Orienteering Nationals Championships.

This event is a festival to celebrate the very best of map navigation in an almost totally new area for Orienteering in New Zealand. Peninsula and Plains Orienteers are very proud to be the host of this event in the exciting Waitaki region.

The Waitaki region is a place of scenic contrasts and haunting landscapes, from the  mysterious Moeraki boulders, to windswept beaches, and ancient Māori rock art.

Ōamaru is distinguished by its 19th century whitestone buildings and one of New Zealand’s oldest public gardens. The diversity of the Waitaki region continues further inland, where snowcapped mountains and the Waitaki River provide a startling contrast to the barren hills rising from the valley floor.

Whilst as organisers and competitors ourselves, we can often be found staring at maps and getting in more orienteering training, we will regularly be sending updates on the 2019 NZ Orienteering Nationals Championships as our preparation advances. Sign-up to receive these updates and more information on the 2019 NZ Orienteering Nationals event here:

Home page image: Trotters Gorge courtesy of Waitaki Tourism

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