These were initially planned for the first weekend in April, as a buildup to the Nationals at Easter. Unfortunately, we do not have enough man/woman-power to run this event as well as the South Island Schools Champs on 2/3 May, so we have chosen to postpone the Otago Champs until the spring. We hope to run the Otago Champs as a buildup to the South Island Champs, being run by PAPO in mid-November. Watch the Events page for updates, and offer to help!
Training / Coaching / Upskilling
Michael Wood, a professional mapper, held an excellent mapping workshop on Saturday 22 February. Skills learned included setting up Google map photos of an area for fieldwork, and working in OCAD (Orienteering Computer Aided Design) to add detail. A further evening workshop is being held on layout and design. These skills are essential for Planners or Controllers needing to update maps, or for anyone who wishes to create their own map from scratch. The Club thanks Michael for his time and expertise.
Students from Year 9 and upwards came from all over New Zealand to spend a week improving their orienteering, with coaching provided by some of the country's top elite athletes. A huge thanks to Brian Buschl for making this camp such a success.
DunedinOrienteering Google Group