Notices and News

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Anti Doping Weightlifting Seminar Registration

Date: Saturday 15th October
Venue: Room TBC at AUT Millenium Institute
Time: 7.00 – 8.00pm 

This seminar will be delivered by Drug Free Sport New Zealand and is open to any OWNZ registered member.

This initiative will provide you with the education you need to understand your responsibilities to clean sport and the risks associated with doping.

We require a minimum of 15 registrations for the seminar to go ahead. We understand that this seminar is held while a session is on for the 2016 National Championships so we are unsure as to what our registration numbers will be like. Will will notify you if the seminar is on or not via email.

Please spread the word with your training partners, club members and coaches/trainers. This is a MUST ATTEND seminar to understand fully what your responsibilities are as an athlete and/or coach in the sport of weightlifting!

To view our Newsletter please click here. 


2016 Vice President & North Island Delegate Election

As we have received more than one nomination for two of the Executive Positions on the OWNZ Executive Group an election will take place.

The following candidates have been nominated for the two positions on the Executive Group:

Vice President
Candidate One – Jules Dempsey
Candidate Two – Laurel Hubbard

North Island Delegate
Candidate One – Neroli King
Candidate Two – Jess Limbrick

Voting closes at 5pm on Sunday 9th October 2016. 

To check whether you are eligible to vote or not please read this Newsletter HERE

To go straight to the online voting form please CLICK HERE

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2016 Secondary School Weightlifting League Overall Results

Well done to everyone that participated in this years school weightlifting league, a big thank you to all of the coaches and teachers that have support this

initiative and have exposed our sport of weightlifting to school students around New Zealand.

To view the overall results and round 6 (August) please CLICK HERE! 

Bring on 2017!

2016 Oceania Talent Identification Program (OTIP)
The OTIP program is on again. The school promotion will be from the 1st September to the 31st October,  similar to last year. The Oceania region is looking to reach 6,000 participants in Pacific schools this year! 
Please find attached the posters for you to print out for schools. OWNZ will have $200AUD to help you with printing costs – if you would like to claim some costs back please send printing receipts (or a rough estimate of costs) to Garry Marshall. 
OWNZ will also have $500AUD to be allocated to the Club/person testing the greatest number of school students. 
Please send entries to Garry Marshall by the 30th October. Garry will submit all NZL entries by the 31st October.  
Here are the details:
– Participants (students) do NOT have to be members of OWNZ
– “referees” of the Clean & Jerk can be school staff or gym/club members, NOT necessarily OWNZ referees
– Clubs are to teach students how to perform the Clean & Jerk (or Power Clean to press) and note down the following results:
  • Full Name
  • DOB
  • Bodyweight
  • C&J attempt weight
  • Secondary School
  • Any remarks about that student lifter 
  • pPlease see template attached
New Caledonia Training Camp
Each year a lifter that has participated in the OTIP program in NZL, nominated by OWNZ, will attend the OTIP Training Camp in New Caledonia from the 10th to 19th December fully funded. When you submit your OTIP entries through to Garry, please recommend a student that you think might benefit from being selected to attend this training camp in New Caledonia. The OWNZ Executive Group will choose one student for this camp from the recommendations provided by Clubs.
Again, any questions then please do not hesitate to contact either me or Garry Marshall. We are here to help!

Female Results Form – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 






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What an incredible weekend it was at the 2016 National Masters Championships!!

It was an outstanding event hosted by Functional Strength Olympic on the North Shore of Auckland. With 4 sessions over 2 days and a huge amount of Masters NZ records broken, it was an exciting and enjoyable weekend!

A massive thank you to FSO & the officials/volunteers that helped out at this event, your efforts do not go unnoticed. Also, a massive thank you to our masters athletes for supporting such event. Masters weightlifting is continuing to grow thanks to your inspirational performances! Keep it up.

For full competitions results please CLICK HERE!

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2016 OWNZ National Secondary School Championship Results

Firstly, OWNZ would like to send a massive thank you to our hosting clubs, officials and volunteers that helped make the 3 events possible. Without your passion and support we wouldn’t have a school event for our young athletes to participate in, everyone really appreciates the work you put in!

Secondly, to all of the athletes that participated in either the Auckland, Wellington or Dunedin Secondary Schools event, CONGRATULATIONS! Everyone lifted so well and we cannot wait to see what another year of training will bring. You should all be extremely proud of what you have achieved.

Please find a summary of results by clicking HERE. Or you can view full results under the “National Results” tab on our website. 





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Congratulations to everyone that participated in the Club Champions League in 2016!

What a year it has been with a total of 350 athletes (187 men and 163 women) competing in sanctioned club competitions from February through to June.

A big shout out to Otara Barbell Club for taking 1st place in the team division and for dominating the individual categories with a club member on the podium for nearly every category!

Also, thank you to all of the clubs that participated, without your support and enthusiasm for running competitions & encouraging participation this league would not go ahead each year!

Please CLICK HERE to view the overall results.