Peninsula and Plains Orienteering

ABOUT US:

Peninsula & Plains Orienteers (PAPO) is the Canterbury Orienteering club. Based in Christchurch with members as far afield as: Timaru, Ashburton, Geraldine, Rangiora and Hanmer Springs.  We are a friendly bunch of volunteers who aim to promote orienteering and encourage navigation using maps for fun and competition.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

See Upcoming events for those events coming up soon or the Calendar for the full program for the year. These range from training and fun events to fully competitive events at the local and national level. The programme includes classic orienteering events, mountain bike orienteering (MTBO) and rogaines. Non-members are always welcome. 

PAPO events will continue to be pre-entry as this simplifies the event organisation and allows participants to pay electronically. See each event page for the event entry link for that event.

 

Interested in joining the club?  Join us

New to the sport? Some common questions:  FAQ 

Beginning of orienteering as a sport in Canterbury - Read more about the club background and PAPO history here 

Upcoming Events

Orton Bradley evening rogaine

Saturday 24 February 2024

The Orton Bradley weekend will have a rogaine on Sat evening and a classic OY on Sunday. We recommend camping at Orton Bradley on Saturday night. PAPO will be have a BBQ there, providing a good chance to meet fellow orienteers. Great start to the orienteering year in Canterbury! more info

Orton Bradley OY

Sunday 25 February 2024

The Orton Bradley weekend will have a rogaine on Sat evening and a classic OY on Sunday. We recommend camping at Orton Bradley on Saturday night. PAPO will be have a BBQ there, providing a good chance to meet fellow orienteers. Great start to the orienteering year in Canterbury! more info

Evening Sprint. Ara city campus

Tuesday 27 February 2024

Evening Sprint. Ara city campus. more info

Latest News

Summer Youth O camp

19 October 2023

PAPO parents are planning the Youth Summer O camp for young orienteers aged school years 5-8. Based at Spencer Park from 5pm Friday 15th December to 5pm Sunday 17th December. more info

ONZ Controllers Clinic in Christchurch – 25 & 26 Nov 2023

29 September 2023

An ONZ Controllers Clinic will be held in Christchurch over the weekend of 25th – 26th of November based at St Martins School.  The Clinic will be run by Alister Metherell. more info

2023/23 AGM minutes

22 September 2023

It was a successful turnout to the AGM in August. We have a full  2023/24 committee - but there is always room for additional opportunities if you are keen. The PAPO committee positions nominated and accepted at the AGM: more info