Event Details

To help with travel planning, the first start on Saturday morning is 10am; course closure on Monday is 3:00pm. For those flying to Auckland on Saturday morning, please note that for Saturday's event it's at least a 100 minute drive from the airport so allowing a minimum of 2 1/2 hours is advised.

Saturday 2 June 2018

Race:: Double middle with afternoon chasing start

Map: Lake Rototoa

Location: Tasman Road, South Head

Setter: Rob Garden

Controller: Marquita Gelderman

Terrain & Vegetation: Radiata pine forest while the remainder is open native bush (predominantly Manuka). The pine forest has large areas of pampas grass, also known as “cutty grass”

Noteworthy features: This map has only been used previously for the Long event at Oceania 2017

Sunday 3 June 2018

Race:: Multiday Length

Map: Hedley Dunes

Location: Rimmer Road, Helensville

Setter: Andrew Bell

Controller: Geoff Mead

Terrain & Vegetation: Radiata pine planted on undulating sand dune terrain, with good runnability. Areas of complex contour detail. There are also small pockets of native New Zealand bush with reduced visibility and runnability. There is a network of widely spaced forestry roads and some motorbike tracks, but otherwise there are few paths.

Noteworthy features: This map has only been used previously for the WMG 2017 long final and the 2018 National's Classic race.

Monday 4 June 2018

Race:: Multiday Length

Map: Hedley Dunes

Location: Rimmer Road, Helensville

Setter: Matt Ogden

Controller: Dave Middleton

Terrain & Vegetation: Radiata pine planted on undulating sand dune terrain, with good runnability. Areas of complex contour detail. There are also small pockets of native New Zealand bush with reduced visibility and runnability. There is a network of widely spaced forestry roads and some motorbike tracks, but otherwise there are few paths.

Noteworthy features: This map has only been used previously for the WMG 2017 long final and the 2018 National's Classic race.

Contact

Event Director: Jenny Cade

Phone: +64 21 188-2468

Email: qb2018.northwestorienteering@gmail.com

Participants

  • Open event for anyone to enter
  • 12 courses offered across 40 age group categories
  • Expected number of participants is 300+