NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 2020

Incorporating Year 7 & 8

Officially sanctioned by the NZSSSC and Hosted by Hawke's Bay Orienteering Club




COVID19 update - Event Cancellation 

The HB Orienteering Club in association with Orienteering NZ have taken what we know will be a very disappointing decision for all the students and teams who have entered or intended entering our NZ Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships 8-10th October in Hawke’s Bay. 

As indicated previously, this championship can only proceed at Alert level 1. This ensures that it is a true national event with inclusivity for all students nationwide.  Only at Alert level 1 could we additionally have confidence in the safety and wellbeing of all our school competitors, visitors and volunteers.  Logistically, this was not possible to run the event at Alert Level 2. Today’s Government Covid19 update indicates the bulk of the country in principle may move to Alert level 1 in a week’s time.   However, the timing of the Auckland region moving from 2.5 to level 1 is currently unknown.   This has made it too uncertain a situation for us to proceed and does not provide the surety needed for schools to organise, plan, make bookings and to enter prior to the school holiday break.  We have therefore made the difficult decision to cancel.  An email will be sent to schools who have paid entry fees to organise their reimbursement.

The HB Orienteering Club and ONZ would like to thank everyone for intending on entering the NZSS Orienteering Champs.  We wish to acknowledge the HB Orienteering Clubs Controllers, Planners and NZSSOC team who have twice planned for this event this year.  They have worked hard to provide what would have been an enjoyable event. Thank you once again for your support.  

(15 September 2020)


COVID19 update
If Hawke’s Bay is under Covid Level 2 rules we will not be able to hold this event. The Government is to announce on Monday 14 September if there is to be a change to the Covid Levels; if Hawke’s Bay is changed to Covid Level 1 HBOC will announce a decision on 15 September whether to proceed or cancel the NZSSOC event being held on 8-10 October. If we proceed we will advise schools of an extension to the closing dates for entry.

(9 September 2020)



Thursday 8th October 2020  - Individual Sprint Championships
Friday 9th October 2020 - Individual Long Championships
Saturday 10th October 2020 - Relay Championships


Online Entries available 10 August - 18 September at enterO

Event Notices

  • Entry Information and Rules [PDF] (26 July 2020)
  • Preliminary Event Notice [PDF](22 June 2020)

Health & Safety Plans

  • Health and Safety Plan - Sprint [PDF](19 August 2020)
  • Health and Safety Plan - Long [PDF](19 August 2020)
  • Health and Safety Plan - Relay [PDF](19 August 2020)

Start Times

Start times will be available here.


Follow race times online at
Live updates as everyone starts their race and provisional live results as they cross the finish line. (Tip: Know your child's race start times before they leave home ... and their race grade: Junior, Intermediate or Senior)

Official results will be available on this page after the event.



For any questions please contact