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Oceania Orienteering NZ 2021

Competition nameOceania Orienteering NZ 2021
Start date20210109
End date20210117
CountryNew Zealand
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityChristchurch
Club/organizerPeninsula And Plains Orienteers
Region of countryCanterbury
Number of competition days8
Expected number of runners500
WRE event?Yes
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Contact postal addressPAPO, PO Box 824, Christchurch 8140
Entry fee (Euro)Entries open July 2020
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)€35 (backpacker, YHA) to € 146.68 (hotel room)
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)€35 to €20 (powered site for one)
Event descriptionChristchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand within the Canterbury Region. The Christchurch urban area is situated on the NZ South Island’s east coast, nestled between the alps to the north and the stunning Banks Peninsula in the south. Oceania pre-events: We have two sprint pre events based near Picton, Marlborough on Saturday 9 January and Sunday 10 January before the four days of Oceania competition. Picton is 5 hour drive from Christchurch or allow 4-5 hours for a ferry ride from Wellington in the north island. Oceania events: Oceania Day 1 | Monday 11 January : Sprint event @ Lincoln approximately 25 mins drive from central Christchurch  Oceania Day 2 | Tuesday 12 January : Long event @ Laidmore, approx 1 hour 10mins drive from central Christchurch  Oceania Day 3 | Thursday 14 January Relay event @ Woodend Location: 55 km, approx 1 hour drive from central Christchurch Oceania Day 4 | Friday 15 January : Middle event @ Prebble Hill Location: 110 km, approx 1 hour 40mins drive from central Christchurch Oceania follow-on events | Saturday 16 January & Sunday 17 January: Kuriheka Location: 40 minutes drive inland from Oamaru. Oamaru is approx 3.5 hours drive south of Christchurch.
Terrain descriptionOceania Day 1 terrain  | Sprint event @ Lincoln : Irregular buildings provide good opportunities for multiple route choices. Decision making on the run will require close attention to the map. There is an area of mixed grassland and clumps of scrub that will require a “change of gear” as you adjust to another terrain. Oceania Day 2 terrain  | Long event @ Laidmore: Mature pine forest with mostly beautiful clean running peppered with some challenging areas with low visibility. A series of gullies and spurs will provide twists and turns, sloping ridges and interesting contours to navigate with. Oceania Day 3 terrain  | Relay event @ Woodend: Terrain: A long narrow strip of sand dunes with detailed and complex contours which include knolls, depressions and many small features. Some patches of dense pines and overgrown trails in a complex dune area with plenty of detailed navigation. Oceania Day 4 terrain | Middle event @ Prebble Hill: Open grassland with numerous limestone outcrops bounded to the west by a river. A section of rock lies on the slope of a large amphitheatre with rock extending to a steep escarpment.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.For other things to explore in Christchurch visit: https://cityscape.co.nz/blog/explore/entry/the-best-of-summer
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