23 June 2018

Mycoplasma bovis

In the interests of the current farming bio hazard issues and to keep on the good side of our wonderful farm landowners please clean your footwear between events. We need to do our bit to prevent contamination of any type travelling between farms and waterways e.g. didymo and mycoplasma bovid.
Thanks, from the OT committee

21 June 2018

Next Event Sunday 1st July Barrett Domain

Starting from the RDA entrance on Alba St between 12 noon and 1pm. Course closes 2.30pm.
Long, middle and short courses - some will go into the native bush area, might pay to bring a compass and practice using it !!!

For Sale

We have beautiful Club shirts for sale (Adults $40, Kids $30) see Facebook page for photos.
Also SI stick $50 (dibbers). Contact the Treasurer for either of these items.

Your committee for 2018/19

Thought we should let you know who is at the helm for the year.
President - Jonathan Spencer
Treasurer - Rick Palmer
Secretary - Lorna Fox
Events Coordinator - Jacqui Sinclair
Equipment - Gerry Tooman
Training - Dave Hadley
Technical - Rainbow and Roland Swift (and Nick ex committee)
Schools - Stella Bond
Rogaine Coordinator - Len Rodenburg
Committee - Campbell White, Simmo, Mike Jones, Annie Sanderson, Hilary Frewin

16 June 2018

Two Senior Boys from Orienteering Taranaki make the National Secondary Schools Squad

Outstanding performances at the recent Queens' Birthday event in Auckland secured places for both Jason Bond and Oak Jones into the National Secondary Schools squad that will represent New Zealand against Australia in October.   Oak took first place in the combined middle distance races of day one. Jason's consistent performances saw him take out first place overall for the 3 day event.

The New Zealand  Senior squad of 8 will be joined by 8 juniors competing against teams representing each Australian state and the capital territory for the Southern Cross Trophy

Senior Boys : Jason Bond      (Taranaki)
                      Oak Jones         (Taranaki)
                      Tom Harding     (PAPO)
                      Liam Stolberger North West)
Senior Girls:  Lucy Burrell      (Auckland)
                      Carolyne Nel      (Hutt Valley)
                      Jessica Sewell    (North West)
                      Georgia Skelton (CMCO)

11 June 2018

Ratapihipihi results

Well, they were right about the physical and technical aspect of the courses. Thanks for testing us to the limits Gerry and Annie. Results are here

Buy your own SI stick

Did you notice the new electronic registration that we were using at Ratapihipihi? The Club has purchased this software to help smooth out and speed up the registration and download of results process. Once we sort out this bit of software we intend to enhance your orienteering experience by hooking up a TV screen so we can show results at the caravan too - just like at the national events. It works best if you purchase your own dibber and have it pre-registered in the archive. 
A bit of a queue developed today as people needed to enter their details into the program for the rented dibbers. You can help speed up the process by purchasing your own dibber from the club. The very same SI Sticks (dibbers) that you rent are also available to purchase from the Club for $50 each, then we register them in the archive and it's always there - no more entering your details, just the course you are doing. 

If you do the maths, that equates to attendance at 17 events. Over the course of a year the Club runs a minimum of 8 normal events and 6 after work sprints = 14 events for which you pay $3 per time to rent a dibber. Even if you only go to half of those, in a bit over 2 years you are on to a winner (the rogaine series before and after Xmas does not use dibbers).

So, think about purchasing your own $50 dibber at the next event. You might want to do one every month or two to the get the whole family kitted out over time.

29 May 2018

Special assistance required - web site development

Our blog site is OK but is bit dated, needs an update. Is there anyone out there who can create us a 'real' web site?
We don't need you to continue to add information or be the web page person forever!! Just make the site in such a way as we can carry on with it. Does it sound like you can help me? Call or text Jacqui 0211440086 to talk about it. Thanks

Next event Sun 10th June Ratapihipihi

Starting from the Reserve on Ratapihipihi Rd (end of Cowling Rd).
Gerry is creating 4 courses for us in this beautiful sub tropical rainforest.
White :  1.7 km
Orange:     3.4 Km
Red short  3. 8 Km
Red Long  4. 5 km
Starts between 12 noon and 1pm, course closes 2.30pm.
To complete the red long before course closes at 2:30 pm  you should allow up to 2 hours as this is  both a physical and technical course. 
This event will be cancelled if there is a heavy rain warning issued by the met service.
Normal event fees apply - see bottom right of web site

24 May 2018

World Orienteering Day results

I was a bit overwhelmed by the numbers that turned up. With the weather I thought only a few die hards would be there. Results are here.

14 May 2018

Pop up event for World Orienteering day Wed 23rd May

To celebrate world Orienteering Day  on Wednesday 23 May .

Venue Frankley school.
Park on road

registration from 3.45
Start times from 4 - 5pm  
course closes at 5 30

3 maybe 4 sprint courses availble do 1 or do them all!

cost : 
hire of sport Idents $3.00
Maps  will be free

06 May 2018

Next events - something for everyone

Sun 13th May, Scotts Ferry near Bulls, organised by Red Kiwis club. See their website for more, no preentry required.

Monday 21st May at Logicamms office, 7.30pm. All welcome. Thanks to the 2 people who offered to take over the Treasurer role. Rick Palmer will take the role, so the rest of you can come along to the AGM and enjoy the wine and cheese without feeling as if you will be coerced into that job!! Always happy to have more committee members though.

Queens Birthday weekend - Jafa event north of Auckland (pre-entry required), 4 events in 3 days.

Sun 10th June - Ratapihipihi is the next OT event. More later

6 May Pukekura results

Results are here. Thanks for your great feedback - it's always nice to hear how you went and which bits you enjoyed.
Thanks also to Darryl for his help in the caravan, and to Len and Roland for helping with the control collecting.

01 May 2018

Reminder and AGM

AGM on Monday 21st May 7.30pm at Logicamms office, 435 Devon St East (ex-ITL, ex-ex RSA, bottom of Mangorei Rd). Wine and cheese on offer to tempt you along. Everyone welcome to hear how well the Club is doing, and our plans for the future.

Is it your time to give something back to your sport??? We are keen to have more committee members, our meetings are monthly on Mon or Tues nights.

Also, this year we will need a new Treasurer. After fantastic work from Hilary the books are well organized and easy to manage. She can't give the necessary time to this job while see's travelling so reluctantly has to resign. Please contact Hilary (06 7510716) or someone in the Club if you want to know more and could take on this job for us. You don't need to be an accountant, just organised.

Reminder - have you paid your subs?

A big shout out to our members

We are in need of a Treasurer for our Club. Hilary has set the whole system up so it will be an easy transition and simple to maintain. Please consider volunteering for this role as it is very important to the running of the Club, and basically without a Treasurer the NZOF won't allow us to function - so no Treasurer, no Club.
If you can help us out, contact Hilary on 027 248 1954 or email the Club at otaranaki@gmail.com well before the AGM on Monday 21st May, 7.30pm,  Logicamms office 435 Devon St East .
Looking forward to being overwhelmed with responses.😃

30 April 2018

Next event 6th May Pukekura

Completely new event (not a re-run of the TSSSA one).
3 courses, starting at the cricket nets on Fillis St, beside the Pukekura Kindy.
Starts 12 noon to 1.30pm, course closes 3pm

18 April 2018

Congratulations to Carey and Simmo

At the recent NZO AGM Carey was presented with the International Orienteer of the Year trophy and Simmo the NZ MTB Orienteer of the Year. Well done to you both, Go the 'Naki

15 April 2018

Red Kiwi event, Fusilier 22 April

This is great map, organise a car load and head down for the day. Click on link on RHS for more details

26 March 2018

Spotswood Loops results

I hope you enjoyed the different challenge of more than one map.
Thanks to Gerry for coordinating the series, and to all the setters.
Here are the results from today.
Keep an eye out for dates and locations of our monthly Sunday events which start shortly and go through to the end of the year.

23 March 2018

Final sprint event Monday 26th March

At Spotswood College, starting from the main gate, 129 South Rd

22 March 2018

Quiz night 11 April

Support our Orienteering students at BHS/GHS as they fundraise for the upcoming Hillary Challenge

Autumn Rogaine series points

Thanks to everyone who was involved over the season. Special thanks go Fiona and Simmo for running the event while we were away. Hope to see everyone back for the spring series.

Cheers Pam

Team Total   Season Points
Biking Men  
Who Farted 11736
Malez 7830
Just the Simmos 7479
Dunnet 5710
Naki Guys 3730
Cranky Peddles            2550
Simon & Amos 1730
Team Demon 1360
Ethan Rowe 1040
Sushi Rollers 550
Biking Mixed  
Joy & Don 10092
Kirsten 8463
3 Blondes 8130
2 R's 5300
Wobbly Wheels 5000
Boobs on Bikes 4640
Roundabout 3560
Pickcycles 3420
I don't know 3020
Couch Potatoes 2540
Tracey 2370
Carthew 2160
Roaming Kids 1990
SW 1960
Naki Mamas 1770
J 2's 1650
Gordy & Stella 1580
Team DYT 1160
Wombles 570
Running Men  
Simon & Dad 8030
Team Hadders 6380
Team Morgan 5620
Flash 5180
Mark 4120
Geordie  3730
Team Pins & Needles 2340
Thomas Hadley 2220
Siegers 2210
Nic 1980
Lonely Boy 1910
Jemmex 1750
Blue Bouncing Bunnies 1470
Fire Dabbers 1200
Alex 1180
Running Mixed  
Stella Bond 8550
Pepper + 2 7150
Anna & Bec 5460
Speedy Gonzalas 5260
The M's 4550
Lorna & Jon 4290
Fionnaghuala 4290
Jody + Lachie 3640
Jane & Anna, Suzanne 2910
Nat & Jack 2900
Ollie + Jaz 2670
Maya & Alex 1860
Emma, Jody & Isla 1600
The Beach 1540
Keeping up with the Jones 1510
Team Morgan 1440
Lachie 1330
My Jaz 1220
Wattie 1120
The First Timers 1070
Mercy & Abby 1040
Westown Warriers 910
Myah & Ben 840
Walking Men  
Lance 790
Cranky Peddlers 720
Walking Mixed  
Raw Deb 7510
Cachemen Jeremy, Peter 5560
Quality Time 3910
Heta's Original 3410
It can only get better 2600
Bad Mums 1800
Heta's Too 1630
The Wombles 1350
Wattie 1240
Tortoises 1160
The Remarkables 860
Millah & Kirsten 740
Lewis & Xavier 610
Team DYT 590
Cams Angels 520
Coffee Lovers 510
Where the hell is North 110

19 March 2018

NPBHS Sprint results

Thanks for the tight and techie courses Jason. I heard good feedback.
Results are here.
Final sprint event is next week at Spotswood College, main entrance

15 March 2018

Rogaine week 5 results

Team Race 5
Biking Men  
Just the Simmos 2490
Who Farted 2320
Malez 1490
Cranky Peddles            740
Team Demon 730
Biking Mixed  
Roundabout 1840
Boobs on Bikes 1700
J 2's 1650
2 R's 1580
Wobbly Wheels 1500
I don't know 1470
Couch Potatoes 1290
Running Men  
Mark 1710
Simon & Dad 1570
Team Morgan 1350
Alex 1180
Geordie  1080
Flash 840
Dumb & Dumber 640
Running Mixed  
Keeping up with the Jones 1510
Jody + Lachie 1350
Lorna & Jon 1320
My Jaz 1220
Stella Bond 1200
The M's 1120
Speedy Gonzalas 1030
Fionnaghuala 1010
Anna & Bec 910
Walking Mixed  
Quality Time 960
Raw Deb 960
Millah & Kirsten 740
Lewis & Xavier 610
Lance no score

12 March 2018

FDMC sprint results

Results are here. Thanks for course William, a decent turnout for a holiday day.
Results updated after Fiona took all the glory for getting 3rd on the Long, then confessed to not being that fast - it was Oscar, who ripped around all the courses.

08 March 2018

Next events

Taranaki Anniversary Monday 12th March - sprint event at FDMC - starting at normal after work time to allow you plenty of time to do other stuff first on your day off.
Urban Rogaine 14th March from TSB stadium, Rogan St

07 March 2018


There is a severe weather watch for Taranaki today and on into Thursday.
We have made the decision to cancel this event for safety reasons.

Rogaine event Thurs 8th March evening

Club event CANCELLED - the weather is not playing the game!
But we'll do it again in a year's time

Besides the very popular urban rogaine series and after work sprints, we have decided to leave the Sec School Rogaine controls out and run a Lake Mangamahoe rogaine event for club members on the following night. We have invited the MTB club to join in so hope to see some new faces on the night.
Starting from a new location = Lake Road, dam end car park.
Free event for everyone, includes SI stick, bring a torch for the late evening

This event will be walk/run over the entire map, or you can ride the MTB side and walk/run the rest. We will look after your bike and gear at the start/finish area.

01 March 2018

Urban Rogaine results reace 4 Bell Block

Thanks for setting the course Len, and your mystery activity twist.
Team Race4
Biking Men  
Just the Simmos 2519
Who Farted 2504
Dunnet 2360
Malez 2340
Cranky Peddles            1810
Biking Mixed  
Kirsten 2483
Joy & Don 2472
Wobbly Wheels 2410
Tracey 2370
2 R's 2360
Carthew 2160
3 Blondes 2020
SW 1960
Wombles 1600
Running Men  
Mark 2410
Siegers 2210
Simon & Dad 2180
Nic 1980
Lonely Boy 1910
Flash 1830
Team Hadders 1580
Blue Bouncing Bunnies 1470
Fire Dabbers 1200
Running Mixed  
Jody 2290
Ollie + Jaz 1940
Speedy Gonzalas 1920
Stella Bond 1920
Pepper + 2 1910
Anna & Bec 1860
Fionnaghuala 1470
Walking Men  
Cachemen Jeremy, Peter 1800
Walking Mixed  
Bad Mums 1800
Raw Deb 1800
Quality Time 1680
It can only get better 1390