Entries

All events and classes are pre-entry only. Entries will open soon and close at midnight NZ time on Friday January 3rd 2025.

Pricing and payment

EventSenior price (aged 21 or older)Junior price (aged 20 or younger)
Warm-up Middle$29$17
Warm-up Long$29$17
Training map$20$12
Oceania 2025 Sprint$20$15
Oceania 2025 Middle$65$45
Oceania 2025 Long$65$45
Oceania 2025 Relay$55$35

All prices are in NZD and include GST. You can pay with a credit card or New Zealand bank deposit via EnterO at the time of making your entry.

Your entry fee does not include any form of personal insurance, including medical or travel insurance.

Early entries

We have four awesome spot prizes for early entries – we will be drawing one for one prize at the end every month up to and including November, and every confirmed entrant at the time of drawing is eligible to win (unless they won a spot prize already).

So the sooner you get your entry in, the more chances you have to win!

Changes

If you need to make changes to your entry, please contact us as soon as possible. As a last resort, SI card numbers can be changed at the event in person at the registration desk (bring your new SI card to the desk) at least an hour before first starts for that day.

Refunds

Partial refunds are available until close of entries, as follows:

FromUntilAvailable refund
Entries openFriday 29th November 202490% of your entry fee
Saturday 30th November 2024Friday 3rd January 202575% of your entry fee
Saturday 4th January 2025Event endsNo refund
Refunds will be processed after the event. Please contact us if you need to discuss refunds.

In the unlikely event that Oceania 2025 is cancelled due to extreme weather or other factors outside of our control, we will endeavour to refund as much of all entry fees as possible, taking into account our sunk costs.

Late entries

Requests for new entries after the closing date of Friday January 3rd 2025 will only be accepted at the discretion of the organiser, and if accepted will attract a late fee of an additional 25% of the relevant entry rate. So give yourself plenty of time to enter and avoid the hassle.

Competition classes

IOF-sanctioned classes

  • The Oceania Orienteering Championships for W21E and M21E. (OOC)
  • The Oceania Junior Orienteering Championships for W-20E and M-20E. (OJOC)
  • The Oceania Youth Orienteering Championships for W-18, M-18, W-16 and M-16. (OYOC)

IOF medals will be awarded in these eight classes for the first three competitors in the Sprint, Middle and Long distance events. We are waiting for an IOF decision on whether there will be IOF medals for the relay.

Oceania classes as agreed between the Oceania Nations

These will be all long A classes. Medals will be awarded to the first three competitors in each class by Orienteering New Zealand.

All place getters in the short and B classes will receive certificates.

Relay classes and rules

The relay competition will include the eight IOF Championship classes listed above, and classes for W35-44, W45-54, W55-64, W65+, M35-44, M45-54, M55-64 and M65+.

To be official:

  • All team members must be from a single federation.
  • Women can run up into a men’s class.
  • All team members must meet the citizenship eligibility rule.

Notes on classes

  • Competitors are divided into classes according to their sex and age. Women may compete in men’s classes.
  • Competitors aged 20 or younger (juniors) are eligible to run in each class up to the end of the calendar year in which they reach the given age. They are entitled to compete in older classes up to and including 21.
  • Competitors aged 21 or older (seniors) are eligible to run in each class from the beginning of the calendar year in which they reach the given age. They are entitled to compete in younger classes down to and including 21.
  • The main competition classes are called W21 and M21, for women and men respectively. All age groups of competitors are eligible to enter the 21 year age class.
  • Classes may further be subdivided on skill into E (Elite for 20 and 21 age class only) A and B categories which indicate degree of difficulty.
  • Classes may be altered or merged at the organisers’ discretion, for example if a class does not attract enough entrants.

Other notes

  • SI Air+ contactless punching will be on for all events and all classes. You can use a SIAC or a normal SI card.
  • To ensure fairness, your start time in an event will be determined by the class you decide to enter. Specific start time requests can only be considered for parents of young children who may need split starts, and event officials including volunteers. This policy is in accordance with the ONZ Foot Orienteering rules (rule 12.9).
  • MW10N is an open, non-competitive class with very easy (NZ “white” level) navigation, for young children who may be shadowed by their parents or care-givers.
  • Open Easy is an open class with easy (NZ “yellow” level) navigation.
  • Open Very Easy is an open class with very easy (NZ “white” level) navigation.

Event details

Jump to the info for an event:

Warm-up events

Middle distance

Saturday 18th January 2025 – TOPEC, New Plymouth

Start timesFrom 12pm
TerrainTo be announced
Organised byOrienteering Taranaki

Long distance

Sunday 19th January 2025 – Ratapihipihi, New Plymouth

Start timesTo be announced
TerrainTo be announced
Organised byOrienteering Taranaki

Training

Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd January 2025 – Hydrabad, Waitārere Beach

Start timesTo be announced
TerrainPine forest on steep complex sand dunes, with areas of macrocarpa and a network of forestry tracks.
Organised byHawkes Bay Orienteering Club

Oceania Orienteering Championships 2025 events

Oceania 2025 sprint

Friday 24th January 2025 – Massey University, Palmerston North

Start timesFrom 4pm
TerrainUniversity campus with attached farm.

Oceania 2025 middle distance

Saturday 25th January 2025 – Koitiata, Santoft Forest

Start timesTo be announced
TerrainPine forest on complex sand dune contours, with areas of macrocarpa and a network of forestry tracks.

Oceania 2025 long distance

Sunday 26th January 2025 – Knottingly, Santoft Forest

Start timesTo be announced
TerrainPine forest on complex rolling sand dunes, with areas of macrocarpa and a network of forestry tracks.

Oceania 2025 relay

Monday 27th January 2025 – Parewanui, Santoft Forest

Start timesTo be announced. Prize giving will finish by 1pm.
TerrainPine forest on complex sand dune contours, with areas of macrocarpa and a network of forestry tracks.