20 May 2014

AGM and club event Wed 11th June - NEW DATE

We know that AGM's can put people off so we've planned a really fun night event as well.
The AGM will be at 6.30pm at Devon Intermediate hall (access and parking from Devon St) and, as there is very little business, will be followed quite quickly by a Vampire event.
Business first - we are asking for nominations for the committee from any club member. Feel free to nominate yourself by contacting the club at the email address to the right of this page, or talk to us on the night. We are keen to welcome new faces, but so you are not scared off, here are the standing nominations - President, Mike; Treasurer, Annie; Secretary, Lorna; Equipment, Jay/Len/Nick; Events, Jacqui; Technical, Nick/Rainbow; Publicity, Pete/Mike/Jacqui; Junior Rep, Tom. There is plenty room for more enthusiastic committee members (including juniors) to join us.

And then, on to the fun stuff - Vampire event rules are that everyone gets a clipcard (the old fashioned way we used to orienteer!) but 2 of the cards have a V on the back. People dash off and go to any controls (like a rogaine) and clip the cards while trying not to get tagged by the vampires. Meanwhile the vampire's job is to find, chase and tag another person, swap cards and carry on orienteering going to the places the first person hasn't been. The V card does not get clipped. Many people get a chance to be the vampire, clip cards get swapped a lot, and a lot of fun is had by all. The object is to get a full card and not be the vampire at the end of the time.
Come along with your scary, creepy clothes - and a torch - and be prepared to be vampired.

17 May 2014

Hillary Challenge results are in.......

Huge congratulations to the teams from New Plymouth and Opunake.
NPG/BHS 1st, Opunake HS 2nd, just ahead of Whangarei G/BHS in 3rd.
Pictures on OPC Facebook site

12 May 2014

Mike's Rataphiphi

Sunday was a wonderful day for orienteering and Mike's courses offered us lots of challenging route choices.  I think we may have got used to running sprint distances , I know I found 5 km on the red to be physically hard yakka but it was good to get back to some classic style orienteering.

Results can be found here

Thanks to all our volunteers  for helping  run this event and to Mike for setting it.

06 May 2014

Next event club event

Ratapihipihi Sunday 11th May
See events bar to the right of this post for the link to updated information

And then the AGM and night event on May 28th 
- all welcome. Come along for the very short business part of the evening, then join in the fun night event

04 May 2014

Great success at NISS champs in Waikato

Congratulations to Calum Sutherland on 1st placings (JB) in the sprint and long events - excellent result Calum.
Also to Tom Spencer 5th (SB) in both sprint and long, and Corey Sutherland 16th in sprint then an improvement to 12th in long, and Hamish Sturmer 20th SB in long. Well done to you all.