5 Atahu Grove, Lower Hutt, New Zealand Phone (04) 566 2645


Michael John Wood (updated 1 Dec 12)

Personal Details
Age: 65
Address: 5 Atahu Grove, Lower Hutt
Phone: +64 (04) 566 2645


Michael has been orienteering for 37 years, and is currently a top NZ competitor in M65. He is also a good mountain runner, mountain-biker and rogainer. He has held most positions in Orienteering Hutt Valley and Wellington Orienteering Association.

His national contributions include lengthy service as NZOF's inaugural Coaching Director; NZOF Technical Committee Member and Convenor; inaugural NZOF High Performance Director; and liaison with major NZOF sponsor Ampro Sales. He was responsible for much of the early development of Rogaining, MTB-Orienteering and sprint-length Park-Orienteering in New Zealand. He served on the IOF MTB-Orienteering Committee and the IOF Marathon-Orienteering Working Group.

Michael has turned a background in teaching computer use into a coaching ability through formal courses, learning on the job, and advice from around the world. He has built up mapping skills to a professional level through extensive NZ and international experience. He runs New Zealand's most comprehensive orienteering equipment shop and can offer consultancy in almost any area of orienteering.

Orienteering Participation and Competition

Club and Regional Service

National and International Contributions

Business Skills

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