Club Info

To find out more about the sport of orienteering and what to do at an event see our FAQ. For more resources and information about the sport head onto the Orienteering NZ website .

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For details and benefits in becoming a PAPO club member see the Join Us page.

Don't hesitate to send your enquiries to us via our contact page.


The club was founded in 1977 with the first event being held in Hagley Park, a map (updated) that is still used today. Over the years club members have won many national titles and been selected to represent NZ in international competitions. Many members have a long association with the club, with some families now having their 3rd generation joining. See the following links for a fuller history. 

See the links on the sidebar for more information and resources related to club activities.


Active Life Members: 
Alister Metherell
Dave Armstrong
Chrissie Williams
Stuart Payne
Trish Faulkner

Non-Active Life Members:
Roger Bee
Rick Bolch
Alex Cook


Recent past President report:
2020 report
by Tane Cambridge 

Previous PAPO presidents since 1997: 

2020 - now  Jenni Adams
2017 - 2020
Tane Cambridge
2014 - 2016   Richard Smith
2012-2013 Bryan Jenkins (Trish Faulkner acting President in the later part of 2013)
2011 Alister Metherell
2009-2010 Richard Hensby
2005-2008 Alister Metherell
2003-2004  Trish Faulkner
2001-2002 Robert Whitla
1998-2000 John Davies
1997 Jan Davies

PAPO Strategic plan 2019-2023

The PAPO strategic plan has been reviewed and updated by Tane Cambridge. Any feedback welcome, please send any comments to .