Notices and News

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Congratulations to our 10 athletes that competed in the 2016 Olitek Oceania Championships and Pacific Rim Tournament in Hobart, Tasmania over the weekend. 

Our masters athletes continue to win multiple medals on the international stage! The NZ Weightlifting community is extremely proud of the performance from the following 10 masters athletes that represented NZ at this event.

Official results are to be released but here is a quick recap of how they did:

Odette Smith (Under 53kg in the 35 – 39 age category)

  • 56kg Snatch (NZ record)
  • Gold in Oceania Championships
  • Gold in Pacific Rim Tournament

Neroli King (Under 69kg in the 50 – 54 age category)

  • Gold in Oceania Championships
  • Silver in Pacific Rim Tournament

Nicolette Crews (75kg+ in the 45- 49 age category)

  • 56kg Snatch (NZ Record) 76kg C&J (NZ Record) 132kg Total (NZ Record)
  • Gold in Oceania Championships
  • Gold in Pacific Rim Tournament

Mihi Nemani  (Under 75kg in the 45 – 49 age category) 

  • 56kg Snatch (NZ Record), 73kg C&J (NZ Record) & 129kg Total (NZ Record)
  • Gold in Oceania Championships
  • Gold in Pacific Rim Tournament

Paule Poulin (Under 69kg in the 45 – 49 age category)

  • 53kg Snatch, 74kg C&J, 127kg Total
  • Gold in Pacific Rim Tournament (representing Canada but still a proud Kiwi!)

Tracey Kai (Under 58kg in the 40 – 44 age category)

  • 42kg Snatch, 54kg C&J, 96kg Total
  • Bronze in the Oceania Championships
  • Bronze in Pacific Rim Tournament (just missed out on Silver by bodyweight!)

Jessica Greenland (Under 69kg in the 35 – 39 age category)

  • Bronze in the Oceania Championships
  • Bronze in Pacific Rim Tournament

Nicole Kumerich (Under 58kg in the 40 – 44 age category)

  • Snatch 64kg (NZ Record) & Total 132kg (NZ Record)
  • Gold in Oceania Championships
  • Gold in Pacific Rim Tournament

Ietitaia Taulealo (Under 94kg in the 35 – 39 years age category) 

  • 95kg Snatch, 142kg Clean & Jerk (NZ Record), 237kg Total
  • Silver in Oceania Championships
  • Silver in Pacific Rim Tournament

Danny Nemani (105kg+ in the 35 – 39 age category) 

  • 145kg Snatch (NZ Record) & 321kg Total (NZ Record)
  • Gold in Oceania Championships
  • Gold in Pacific Rim Tournament

Well done athletes!

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WEIGHTLIFTING COACHING COURSE – LEVEL 1 

Learn how to teach and correct basic power training and weightlifting skills to athletes. Presented by New Zealand National Coach, Simon Kent.

Date: Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June 2016
Location: Auckland
Venue: Kolmar, Papatoetoe (TBC)
Cost: $695.00 AUD

To view more information please click HERE!

To secure your spot and make your payment please click here!

For enquires or if you would like this course held in another location in NZ please email Simon Kent at simon.kent@aktive.org.nz

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED!!

To Whom it may concern,

My name is Riki Lindsay and I am a masters student at the Auckland University of Technology.

I am trying to recruit participants to be part of my study that is looking at the effects of mental performance training on the power clean. The results from this study will benefit New Zealand Weightlifting as it will give practical findings on how to improve the use of mental skills in the pursuit of enhanced performance.
Your support would be much appreciated and please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thanks,
Riki Lindsay BSR, PGDip. Sp&Ex
Masters Candidate Sport and Exercise I Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand
AUT University, AUT Millennium, 17 Antares Place, Mairangi Bay, 0632, NZ

16th May 2016

Dear Financial Members of OWNZ,

Requisition Notice: Special General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a Special General Meeting will be held at Functional Strength HQ at 7A Piermark Drive, Rosedale in Auckland on Friday 10th June at 5.00pm for the following reasons:

  1. Clause 18 in our Constitution is not adequate to comply with the requirements of the New Zealand Policy on Sports Match-Fixing and Related Corruption. 
  1. Sport NZ has enforced a deadline of the 30th June to implement a policy that complies with these requirements so we must act promptly.

The following changes to Clause 18 in the Constitution of OWNZ will be made:

18. Income, Benefit or Advantage to be applied to Objects.

b) Anti-Match Fixing and Sports Betting Policy 

i) OWNZ adopts the Anti-Match-Fixing and Sports Betting Policy of Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand (as amended from time to time) in compliance with the New Zealand Policy on Sports Match-Fixing and Related Corruption developed by Sport New Zealand

The suggested new Constitution of OWNZ can be found HERE. 

The Anti-Match-Fixing and Sports Betting Policy of OWNZ can be found HERE. 

All financial members of OWNZ are welcome to attend this meeting. We must have a minimum of 15 financial members present to form a quorum. This meeting shouldn’t take any longer than 10 minutes.

No other business shall be transacted at this special general meeting.

Kind regards,

Emma Pilkington

General Manager

Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand

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2016 ZKC Email International Club Tournament

The 2016 ZKC Email International Club Tournament is on again from June 28th, 29th, and 30th.

Attached please find the regulations on the tournament. We hope that all OWNZ clubs will take the opportunity to participate.

This year,  similar to last year,  the Oceania Weightlifting Federation (OWF)  have decided to give to the winning clubs male and female, 2 sets of ZKC weights each.  This tournament has become very popular now and they want to reward the winning clubs with an additional set of weights.

On behalf of our affiliated Clubs, OWNZ will be submitting all Club Competition results from the month of June into this email tournament.

For the Tournament Regulations please click HERE

Good luck to all New Zealand athletes competing in the month of June!

The OWNZ Team

 

 

 

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2016 Junior Worlds NZ Team Announcement

Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand would like to congratulate the following athletes and coaches on their selection into the 2016 Junior Worlds NZ Team that will be attending the IWF Junior Worlds in Tbilisi, Georgia in June.

Please click HERE to view the team members selected to represent New Zealand at this event.