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.