Upcoming Events

Event information

See the FAQ for more information about the costs and orienteering in general, including what you need to wear and bring. 

Van Asch Farm OY

Sunday 26 May 2024

Van Asch Farm OY.

A range of orienteering courses available, with something to suit everyone, from beginners to experts. It includes easy courses for those who are new to the sport and would like to give it a go. All welcome! Event suitable for the whole family. 

This event is part of the PAPO OY series, with OY points awarded to PAPO club members.

Entries:

Pre-entries are preferred for all PAPO events. Member rates will apply to pre-entries.
Enter here: https://entero.co.nz/evento.php?eventName=vanasch-2024
Pre-entries close: Wednesday 22nd May.
Any queries on the entry system, please email PAPOentries@gmail.com

Limited enter on the day will be available. Enter on the day will be charged at non-member prices for all entries.

Courses:

The standard six OY courses will be available: 

Course
Navigation difficulty
Approximate Length 
Estimate of Climb

White

Very Easy navigation

Very short (<1.5km)

 Some

Yellow

Easy navigation

Short (1.5-2km)

 Significant

Orange

Moderate navigation

Medium (2-3km)

 Significant

Short Red

Very hard navigation

Medium (2-3km)

 Significant

Medium Red

Very hard navigation

Long (3-5km)

 Lots

Long Red

Very hard navigation

Very Long (5-8km)

Lots 

If you are new to orienteering, we recommend entering the White (families and children) or Yellow (adults) course for your first event. If you want more, do an additional course for $2 per map.

Costs: 

 Standard PAPO costs apply see https://papo.org.nz/faq/costs.

Payments:

All entries to be paid by credit/debit card at time of entry via the entry system (EnterO), we no longer accept bank transfers for event entries.
Helpers on the day and PAPO members paying with VIP points can choose the VIP points option when paying.

Any other entry queries: Please email PAPOentries@gmail.com

Travel and Parking

Start/finish at the top of Kennedy's Bush Rd
Parking on Kennedy's Bush Rd or adjacent streets.

Event timetable:

Registration: From 10am
Start times: 10.30am – 12.30am.
Course closure: 2.30pm
Electronic Punching: SI Air+ will be turned on for this event, bring your SI Air card if you have one. For those without an SI Air card (and anyone hiring a SI card) punch in the usual manner.

Dogs

Sorry no dogs permitted.

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Saturday 8 June 2024

Mountain bike orienteering at night on the Bottle Lake map. The event will be a 90 minute rogaine. You can compete individually or together as a group. *Event Safety messages: All participants must be 14 or older, or in team including at least one person aged 14 or older.

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Heights of Winter 12hr / 6hr rogaine.

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Heights of Winter 12hr / 6hr rogaine. The 2024 Heights of winter will be based off the Inland Kaikoura road, around 2hrs north of Christchurch. All information can be found on the *Heights of Winter website: https://how. papo. org. nz*

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Saturday 27 July 2024

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Double sprint OY morning. Hillmorton High. Two sprints in one day, do one or do both to score the Orienteer of the Year (OY) points. Courses suitable for everyone from beginners to sprint champions.

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NightNav 1

Wednesday 11 September 2024

NightNav is one hour rogaine/score event in the dark. You can compete in teams or individual. Get some friends together and grab a headtorch to give it a go! There is a briefing at 6. 45pm before the mass start at 7. 00pm See more at: http://www. nightnav. org/  

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NightNav 2

Wednesday 18 September 2024

NightNav is one hour rogaine/score event in the dark. You can compete in teams or individual. Get some friends together and grab a headtorch to give it a go! There is a briefing at 6. 45pm before the mass start at 7. 00pm See more at: http://www. nightnav. org/  

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