Monday, September 5, 2016

Thanks, Lost Property and Future Events

Thank you all for coming and supporting our event. It was a beautiful day and I hope everyone had a great experience on the Port Hills. We enjoy being able to show people what a treasure that Christchurch has on its doorstep. We would like to acknowledge with much gratitude all of the landowners: The Mount Vernon Farm Trust, Summit Road Society, Christchurch City Council, the Wooff family and Ian Burford and Sharon McGarry. We hope you will use the map again for walks or runs on the hills but please do note that although most of the land is public access the area around checkpoints 73 and 94 and around checkpoint 83 is private property so please keep to the tracks in these areas.

Hopefully you have all seen that the results are up on our webpage (and have been since the evening of the rogaine)

We had a couple of items of lost property handed in:
  •  a key on a lanyard and 
  •  baseplate compass.
 If these are yours please get in touch. We also had reports of missing items:
  • black thermatech long sleeve top with Coast to Coast logo on it
  • compass to go on your finger
  • child's brown fleece top with love hearts
If you happened to find any of these please let us know so we can help reunite them with their owners.

And last but certainly not least, more navigation events coming up:
The next 3 Wednesday Evenings “Bivouac Night Navigation Series” is happening in 3 different forests/reserves around Christchurch. On Wednesday it is at Spencer Park in the Northern end of Bottle Lake Forest Park - the format is 1 hour rogaines - registration from 6 pm and mass start at 7 pm.
See all the details on:

In October the Wicked Rogaine series takes off with a 3 evenings series traditionally organised somewhere along the Port Hills. See all those details as they become available on:

On the New Zealand Rogaine Associations website there is a whole heap of information available about rogaining including a New Zealand wide events calendar.

If you feel like testing yourself on set courses where you have to navigate through a number of control points in order from start to finish. Then visit the Peninsula and Plains Orienteers website
to find one of the regular events happening sometimes close to Christchurch and sometimes further afar in the Canterbury Region. These are open to all and suitable for all ages including children - great to get kids started early at understanding maps and navigation!
The next orienteering event is in the intricate sand dunes around the event centre at Woodend Beach Domain on Sunday the 18th of September.

Thanks once again, your support is helping us to get school kids to orienteering events around NZ and further afield
Port Hills Spring Rogaine Team

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