NZSSOC2023 New Zealand Secondary School Orienteering Champs 2023

Welcome to NZSSOC2023

Marlborough Orienteering Club (MOC) invites all Year 7 – 13 orienteers to celebrate high quality orienteering in the top of the South Island of New Zealand for the 2023 New Zealand Secondary School Orienteering Championships, from Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 July 2023! We look forward to welcoming fellow students from the South and the North Island of New Zealand!

This event is sanctioned by School Sport New Zealand and supported by Orienteering New Zealand.

Orienteering NZ logo

Many thanks and acknowledgements are due all around for those volunteers contributing a great deal of time to plan, control and organise this event.

Special thanks are due to Marlborough Orienteering Club’s amazing sponsor, Smart Alliances, for their unwavering support for everybody orienteering in the Marlborough region. MOC is also grateful for a very generous mapping grant awarded from Marlborough District Council’s Commercial Events Fund, allowing for the total or partially re-mapping of all three maps used in this championship.

If you would like to participate in even more navigation-based event during these school holidays, you might be interested in the following video, explaining two additional events taking place as part of the Te Tau Ihu NavSport Festival 2023: 7 events over 8 days, all in the Nelson / Marlborough area between 8 and 15 July 2023.

This website is the best place to be for everything you need to know about NZSSOC2023, and any updates / changes.

The same information is available in pdf-format:


The programme consists of two A-grade orienteering events and the B-grade Relay.

EventDay and dateSetterControllerTerrainFirst start time
Thursday 13/7/23Catrina ForbesNeil Murray
Tane Cambridge
(A-level controller)
Bastion, Cloudy Bay Business Park
(20 mins SE of Blenheim)
10 AM
Friday, 14/7/23Stephen BradleyTane Cambridge
(A-level controller)
Blenheim CBD10 AM
RelaySaturday, 15/7/23Michael CroxfordJulian MaclarenWither Hills MTB Park, Blenheim
(5 mins SW of Blenheim CBD)
10 AM