Category Archive for: ‘Latest Notices’

The Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand Executive Group is aware of the recent announcement made by the IWF, regarding the appointment of a new Interim President. We are in close contact with our peers in the IWF and the Oceania Weightlifting Federation, and will continue to monitor the situation.

The OWNZ Executive Group actively supports a reform that works towards the betterment of our sport, for the support of a clean sport for our athletes and for leadership that is open and transparent and willing to move the sport forward.

We will continue to advocate strongly on behalf of our members to ensure that this process and the outcomes meet the high standards that we expect from a governing body.

Entries for the OWNZ 2020 Junior and Senior National Championships, proudly supported by TECT and Tauranga City Council close 9pm TODAY Monday 19 October.

Select Read More and register by clicking on ENTER

Entries for this year’s National Junior and Senior Championships are now open. The event will take place in Mt Maunganui from 13 – 15 November.

The deadline for qualification and entry is 19 October. The event will be supported by sponsorship from Tauranga City Council, TECT, and RaiseLower.

For a link to the entry system, select READ MORE and ENTRY

The weight classes to be contested at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have been confirmed.

As qualification information is released we will work to put together the necessary nomination information for those athletes intending to target this event. If any athlete has questions about this, please contact the OWNZ HPD Simon Kent.

Select Read More and COM GAMES to view categories.

Entry is now open for the Masters National Championships, to take place October 17 and 18 at Functional Strength Olympic in Auckland.

To enter please select READ MORE and click on ENTRIES. Event t-shirt purchase also available.

Entries close 9pm Monday 28 September.If you have any questions about this event, please e-mail

We are sending out a call to all competitive Weightlifters to participate in a survey that investigates the tapering practices of Weightlifters. If you have competed in a Weightlifting competition in the last 12-months, we would love to have you take part!

Select READ MORE and click on SURVEY

The OWF have advised that an on-line coaching seminar will be available on Saturday 19 September, at 4.00pm local time.

The coach will be Lyn Jones (AUS). Select Read More and ATTEND

Megan Signal has been appointed as one of ten athletes from around the world to represent athletes at the IWF

Nominations were received from 30 countries for the 10 positions. The Athletes Commission will play a large part in the governance reform currently being undertaken within the IWF.

OWNZ congratulates Megan, and wish her all the best for this important and significant role.

The IWF announcement is attached. IWF ATHLETES COMMISSION

At this stage, the NZ Masters Championship WILL proceed in Auckland – same date, different venue. The event will now be hosted by Functional Strength Olympic.

Should the COVID situation result in a change upward from Level 2, or regional restrictions be re-imposed, the event will be re-evaluated.

Airlines are still providing credits if flights are cancelled.