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26 June 2022

Results and photos from Rogaine 3 at Riverhead Forest are now available on the results page.


24 June 2022

Rogaine 3 at Riverhead Forest

Thanks for entering the last event of our Bivouac Outdoor Rogaine Series for 2022 on this Sunday, 26 June. Here's everything you need to know about the event.

Driving Instructions


• Access to the event is from Barlow Road.
• The event will be signposted from the corner of Ararimu Valley Rd and Old North Rd and is in the western side of Riverhead Forest.

Parking

• Parking is on site and close to the event centre.
• Please park as directed by the parking attendant.

Event Timing

TimeDetail
9:30am Registration Opens.
All participants must report to registration including those who have pre-entered via enterO.
10:30am Maps Out - 30 mins allowed for planning
11:00amMass start
12:30pmEvent finish time.
Penalty points are deducted from your overall score for a return after 12.30pm
~1:00pmPrize-giving with prizes for all grade winners as well as heaps of spot prizes thanks to our series sponsor Bivouac Outdoor.

We recommend you plan to arrive at the Event Centre by 9.45am at the latest, to allow 45 mins before the start time to register and make full use of your 30mins map planning time.

Coaching

If you would like some coaching from one of our team of experienced orienteers before you start then allow time for this too. Coaching is available between 9:30am & 10:30am. It needs to stop at 10.30am so the coaches have time to plan their own rogaine.

Sponsors

We are very appreciative of Bivouac Outdoor's ongoing support of our Rogaine series - collect one of their discount cards when you register.

Boric Orchards & Boric Food Market are also supporting this event providing fresh home-grown apples to munch on after you've finished! And they're offering 10% discount off any products in store on Sunday if you tell them you've come from the rogaine.

Find Boric Food Market on the corner of SH16 and the Coatesville/Riverhead Highway.

The Map

The terrain is gully spur with a mix of terrain from open forest to slow forest to semi open areas with some streams.

There are no fences and the main hazard will be slippery sections where it is steep. A lot of the controls are on the flatter sections.

Dogs

Friendly dogs are welcome at this event.

Water

Please bring your own water to drink before and after the event. We will not be providing water. We suggest you also bring a snack to enjoy while you wait for the prize-giving.

Your Health

As is the norm for now, please stay home if you're unwell with any symptoms of covid 19, cold, flu or other.


12 June 2022

Results for Rogaine 2 at Stoney Brook are now available on the results page.


10 June 2022

Thanks for entering event 2 of the Bivouac Outdoor rogaine series for 2022. The controls are out - we're good to go. Here's all you need to know about this Sunday's event.

Stoney Brook Farm is a beautiful venue. Parts of it were used from the filming of the Lord of the Rings TV series for Amazon. There are great views up and down the Kaipara River Valley from the hill tops, some very picturesque forest including lots of lovely little streams and small waterfalls in the valleys.

Driving instructions

• From Auckland, take the Northwestern Motorway/ SH16 towards Helensville.
• The venue is number 1080, SH16, approx 2km, from the roundabout at Waimauku, on your right.
• The event will be signposted with orange & white orienteering signs from the roundabout at Waimauku.
• Take care turning right from SH16 into Stoney Brook.

Parking

Please drive down the driveway to the parking area across the railway line. It is a large gravel car park. You will drive across a railway level crossing into the carpark; please stop and check for trains before crossing. There is an approx. 200m walk from the car park to the event centre.

Event Timing

TimeDetail
9:30am Registration Opens. All participants must report to registration including those who have pre-entered via enterO.
10:30am Maps Out - 30 mins allowed for planning
11:00amMass start
12:30pmEvent finish time. Penalty points are deducted from your overall score for a return after 12.30pm
~1:00pmPrize-giving with prizes for all grade winners as well as heaps of spot prizes thanks to our series sponsor Bivouac Outdoor.

We recommend you plan to arrive at the Event Centre by 9.45am at the latest, to allow 45 mins before the start time to register and make full use of your 30mins map planning time.

If you would like some coaching from one of our team of experienced orienteers before you start then allow time for this too. Coaching is available between 9.30 am & 10.30am. It needs to stop at 10.30am so the coaches have time to plan their own rogaine.

Bring some lunch and enjoy a picnic in this beautiful spot while you wait for prize-giving.

Boric Orchards & Boric Food Market are also supporting this event providing fresh home-grown apples to munch on after you've finished! And they're offering 10% discount off any products in store on Sunday if you tell them you've come from the rogaine. Find Boric Food Market on the corner of SH16 and the Coatesville/Riverhead Highway.

The Map

The map area is spur gully and mainly open farmland. There are pockets of mostly native bush in some gullys; this is mostly runnable as it has been grazed.

There is the occasional patch of blackberry, which is easy to avoid, full leg covering should not be necessary.

Gates and fences

Please remember to leave all gates as you find them. There will be cattle in some paddocks. If climbing over a gate please climb at the hinge end. All electric fences will be off.

Please report any damage to fences or gates to the event organisers.

Livestock.

There will be cattle in some paddocks they are inquisitive but will not harm you. Please do not run at them or do anything that will spook them.

No Dogs

Sorry NO dogs at this event as it is on a working farm.

Water

Please bring your own water to drink before and after the event. We will not be providing water. We suggest you also bring a snack to enjoy while you wait for the prize-giving.

Cottages

When walking to the venue there are three cottages remaining from filming in a paddock to your left. Please do not enter this paddock before the event as it is part of the course area. You can look at them after everyone has finished.

Your Health

As is the norm for now, please stay home if you're unwell with any symptoms of covid 19, cold, flu or other.

We are very appreciative of Bivouac Outdoor's ongoing support of our Rogaine series - collect one of their discount cards when you register.


29 May 2022

Results for Rogaine 1 at Lake Kereta are now available on the results page.


28 May 2022

Kia ora

Thanks for entering our rogaine event this Sunday - we are so excited to be able to hold an event of this kind at last!

All you need to know about Sunday's Event:

Driving instructions

• From Auckland, take the North Western Motorway/ SH16 towards Helensville.
• At the roundabout just before Helensville, turn left to Parakai.
• Continue straight through the township and onto South Head Road for approximately 16km.
• Turn left into Wilson Road (gravel) and continue 3.7km, then turn right into the Leightons' farm gate.
• Follow the farm track carefully and slowly for 1km down to the parking area.
• Please follow directions of the parking wardens and/or signs to the parking area.
• The event will be signposted with orange & white orienteering signs from the turn off into Wilson Road.
• We suggest allowing at least 60mins from central Auckland to reach Wilson Road.

Timing

We recommend you plan to arrive at the Event Centre by 9.45am to allow 45 mins before the start time to register and make full use of your 30mins map planning time. And if you would like some coaching from one of our team of experienced orienteers before you start then allow time for this too.

TimeDetail
9:30am Registration Opens. All participants must report to registration including those who have pre-entered via enterO.
10:30am Maps Out - 30 mins allowed for planning
11:00amMass start
12:30pmEvent finish time. Penalty points are deducted from your overall score for a return after 12.30pm
~1:00pmPrize-giving with prizes for all grade winners as well as heaps of spot prizes thanks to our series sponsor Bivouac Outdoor.

Water

Please bring your own water to drink before and after the event. We will not be providing water. We suggest you also bring a snack to enjoy while you wait for the prize-giving.

Gates

Please remember to leave all gates as you find them on Leighton's Farm. There are large numbers of deer roaming the property which the landowner likes to keep in his property so it's vital that deer gates are closed.

No Dogs

Sorry no dogs at this event as it is on a working farm.

Your Health

As is the norm for now, please stay home if you're unwell with any symptoms of covid 19, cold, flu or other.

For last minute questions, please email or call Jenny Cade on 021 1882468 noting Jenny will be out of range at the event from around 8am on Sunday.

We are very appreciative of Bivouac Outdoor's ongoing support of our rogaine series - collect one of their discount cards when you register.

See you Sunday


4 April 2022

Dates and venues for the 2022 Rogaine Series are now published (see the panel to the right) and entries will open shortly.

Remember that the first 50 people to enter all races in the Auckland Bivouac Outdoor Rogaine Series go in the draw to win a fantastic new pack from Bivouac Outdoor.

Coaching

There will be free coaching available for anyone especially newcomers from 9:30am. This is a great opportunity to get some advice and tips on map-reading and rogaine planning from experienced orienteers - they will be wearing high viz vests. Check out the website www.rogaineseries.co.nz for tips on understanding maps and orienteering.

What to bring

  • • Walking or running shoes, preferably with good grip.
  • • Comfortable clothes to walk or run in. Warm clothes and clean shoes to change into afterwards.
  • • A compass if you have one - we have a limited number available to borrow on a first-in-first-serve basis.
  • • Water and snacks.

Schedule for each event

Registration opens at 9:30am. Maps are issued at 10:30am, giving you 30 minutes to plan your route. There will be a short briefing before the start at 11:00am. Event finish is at 12:30pm and a lolly scramble, prizegiving and spot-prize draw will be held at 1:00pm.

Please arrive early! You need to allow time to park, register, and get yourselves ready to go by 10:30am. Registration can take up to 15 minutes.

Dates of 2022 Events:

29th May - Lake Kereta, Wilson Road, South Head (NO DOGS)

12th June - Stoney Brook, SH16, NW of Waimauku (NO DOGS)

26th June - Barlow Road, Riverhead Forest

Thank you to our sponsors:

The main Series sponsor is
Bivouac Outdoor

Thanks also to
Boric Food Market

ORGANISERS:
North West Orienteering Club

Very Affordable Entry Fees!

(listed Senior / Junior per race)

Club members*:   $25 / $10
Non club members:   $35 / $15
Under 10**:   FREE
* = member of any Orienteering club
** = born in 2013 or later

Late Entries / Enter on the Day:   Club members $35 / $15 (cash only please)
Non club members $45 / $20 (cash only please)

SportIdent hire:   $3 per team per race

Enjoy orienteering?Why not become a member of North West Orienteering Club, and get a combined NWOC membership / Auckland Bivouac Outdoor Rogaine entry pass for 2022?