Notices and News

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Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand would like to congratulate the following athletes on their selection into the 2016 NZ Oceania Weightlifting team attending the 2016 Oceania Weightlifting Championships in Suva, Fiji in May.

Please click HERE to view the senior, junior and youth team members selected to represent New Zealand at this event.

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2016 Oceania Masters Weightlifting Championships incorporating Pacific Rim Masters Tournament
Entry Information


The Australian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) and Oceania Weightlifting Federation (OWF) are delighted to invite Master athletes from Oceania and Pacific Rim nations to contest the 2016 Oceania Masters Weightlifting Championships, incorporating the inaugural Pacific Rim Masters Weightlifting Tournament. The events will take place in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia during the period 3-5 June, 2016.


Please refer to the attachment HERE containing the entry information.

Note that entries must be submitted electronically via website link:

Also note that before any NZ athlete enters, you must contact OWNZ and seek permission to represent NZ at this event.

Emails indicating interest should be sent to Garry Marshall at: and cc  .

The email should be sent in as soon as possible.
Entries close on Wednesday 13th April, 2016 – payment must be made by the same date.

Note that all costs are the responsibility of the athlete.

Any questions then please do not hesitate to contact OWNZ at


Hosting Club – Otago Weightlifting

It is with great pleasure to announce that Otago Weightlifting has been granted hosting rights for the 2016 South Island Championships!

Event Dates

The South Island Championships will be held on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July

Event Venue 

This event will be held at CrossFit Dunedin

Event Information

Further event information like entry forms & fees, start lists, session times etc will be released closer to the event date via the hosting club and we will post links to our website.

Please remember that you must be an OWNZ member to compete at this national event.


At this current time if you have any questions please send it through to

Closer to the event we will direct any enquiries towards the event manager/hosting club.


The OWNZ January 2016 Newsletter

Click HERE to read our first newsletter of the year!

To view past newsletters please click HERE.

We are excited to announce that our 2016 Member and Club Registrations are now open.

Please click the Registration Tab above to pay your 2016 fees and complete your registration.

 2016 OWNZ Registration Poster

2015 December Executive Group Meeting – Date Changed

The OWNZ Executive Group meeting for December was set for Wednesday 9th however this has now been merged into our Strategic Planning meeting.

The OWNZ Executive Group members along with the General Manager and Treasurer will be meeting in person in Auckland to discuss and finalise the 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan on Wednesday 16th December, while we are here we will hold our December EG meeting. 

If you have anything you would like the EG to discuss in this meeting then please contact our General Manger at

Please note that Club Managers can submit 2016 Club Competition dates to be sanctioned at this meeting on Wednesday 16th. 

The 2015 OWNZ Annual General Meeting


When: Friday 2nd October

Where: Wellington High School Sports Hall

Address: 249 Taranaki Street, Mount Cook, Wellington

Time: 7.00pm


All are welcome to attend. 

Please click HERE for the AGM Agenda

Enquiries are to be sent to our EO, Garry Marshall at

OWNZ is excited to announce the advancement of Emma Pilkington moving into our General Managers position.

This is a further milestone for OWNZ as this will be the first full time employee our Association has ever had. 

OWNZ has secured funding from the New Zealand Community Trust and the Infinity Foundation, along with our own contribution, to finance our Administration Officer into a General Managers position for the next 12 months. 

OWNZ and the Executive Group are looking forward to continuing their work with Emma to administer, promote and develop the sport of weightlifting within New Zealand.

You may continue to contact Emma with any enquiries on


Kind regards,

The OWNZ Team


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