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2015 Registrations

Membership registrations are now open for Individuals and Clubs, check out the new easy sign up feature on the website. You are able to pay by Credit Card or Paypal account then fill out a simple online form. Just follow the links below. Make sure you are registered before your first competition for your result to be recognised.

Competition Hosting Workshop and Reff Exam

Saturday 31 January 2015 (same date for all locations)


Auckland – Functional Strength HQ – 10am. Contact, Pip Patterson

Wellington – Dark horse Barbell Club – 11am. Contact, Emma Pilkington

Dunedin/Southland – CrossFit Uncut Duneden – 12pm. Contact, Jules Dempsey

Hawke’s Bay – CrossFit 879. Flaxmere Community Centre – 10.30am. Contact, Henry Heke, run by Garry Marshall

OWNZ invites anyone who is interested in learning more about Competition Hosting to come along to this FREE workshop hosted around NZ following the workshop the OWNZ Referee’s exam will be held.

You can do just the Workshop or just the Exam.

Free to all OWNZ 2015 Registered Members.

To sign up please follow this link and fill out all details: SIGN UP HERE

Make sure you select the correct region you would like to attend.

2015 Competitions

Click below to see the latest Competition Calender

Drug Free Sport NZ

2015 World Anti-Doping code changes take effect from January 1, 2015.

Clubs, Coaches and Athletes please click on the logo above to make yourself aware of these changes.

OWNZ Club Champions LeagueOWNZ invite all Clubs to participate in the OWNZ Club Champions League

This runs from Feb – June, 2015

You need at least 3 Men and 3 Women to compete each month to be in the running for some great prizes.

For more information check out the

Facebook Page

Position Vacant

Part Time Administrator

Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand is seeking a part time administrator.

This is a great opportunity to jump into something you are passionate about and make it your own!!

Key responsibilities:

Create strong links between Schools, Clubs and Coaches to grow and promote the Sport

The key contact between Clubs and OWNZ Executive Committee

Competition Management of National events, NZ Nationals, North and Sound Islands, Schools Nationals. Entire, Start lists, Officials Roster, Support hosting Clubs, Raise the awareness the region of the Competition.

Support the High Performance Manager

Support the OWNZ Executive Committee as required to assest with growth in the Sport.

Develop links with media to raise the profile of the sport

Data base and statistics management. News letters.

Seek funding via applications and sponsors as guided by OWNZ Executive Committee

Key requirements:

Passion/Knowledge of Weightlifting is desirable, but not mandatory

Desire to promote and foster the development of Weightlifting in NZ

Communicates honestly and is approachable

Organised, Focused and attention for detail

Positive, Enthusiastic and self motivated

Good knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Internet Explorer

Ability to lead and manage volunteer networks

20 hours per week with the opportunity to increase. Initial 6 month contract.

Expressions of interest should be received by 30 January 2015 via email, along with a current CV to:

Individual Membership

There are THREE levels of membership available to OWNZ members.

1. Competition Membership

2. Secondary School Membership

3. Other Membership

STEP 1.  You MUST Pay your membership Fees

STEP 2. You MUST fill in the Registration Form and submit.


We look forward to an exciting 2015, see you on the platform

Tough new anti-doping laws to come into force

Tough new anti-doping rules come into force on January 1, 2015 which will see athletes who use performance enhancing drugs face longer bans from all sport.

Changes have been made to New Zealand’s Sports Anti-Doping Rules to reflect the World Anti-Doping Agency’s 2015 World Anti-Doping Code.

The chief executive of Drug Free Sport New Zealand, Graeme Steel, welcomes the changes which will help to better protect clean athletes.

“These new rules are powerful and far-reaching and will ensure that those who set out to cheat are removed from participating in sport for longer periods.

“New Zealand has proud tradition of clean sport and Drug Free Sport NZ works hard to ensure that tradition is maintained and continued.  We believe these new rules are a significant step forward in the fight against doping in sport,” Mr Steel says.

Key changes introduced as a result of the new World Anti-Doping Code include:

  • longer bans of up to four years for a first offence for those who dope intentionally
  • penalties for athletes who associate with anyone who has previously committed a doping offence
  • sanctions for those who help to cover-up doping
  • an extension of the anti-doping rules to cover athlete support personnel.

“The introduction of longer bans sends a clear message to athletes that intentional doping will not be tolerated.  Bans of this length could effectively end an athlete’s sporting career so they take a huge risk if they choose to dope,” Mr Steel says.

He adds that those who support athletes will also need to be aware of the rule changes because they are now bound more clearly by the anti-doping rules and can face penalties if they break the rules.

“It’s vital that everyone involved in sport is committed to being drug free and this includes those supporting athletes like coaches, trainers, physiotherapists etc.  There’s no level playing field if we don’t have everyone on board and following the rules,” Mr Steel says.

Other changes that have been introduced include a greater focus on investigations and intelligence to identify doping and target testing.

“In the future, the fight against doping will increasingly be about intelligence gathering, investigation and targeted testing.  This intelligence-led approach will make it easier to catch the real cheats and protect all those competing cleanly and fairly,” Mr Steel says.

New Zealand athletes who are in Drug Free Sport New Zealand’s regular testing pool have been informed about the new rule changes.

Click here for more information on the new rules.

Our awesome sports medical and nutritional sponsors EBOS have set you (our member/club) up with an awesome deal (WHOLESALE PRICES!!!) on all their products!
Every purchase you make puts money back into our sport!

So if you didn’t get the info about our deal at the National champs, then click the link below to find out more!

Since the discussion in the AGM the OWNZ bylaws have been updated, the major inclusion being section 13 on Active club affiliation requirements. I encourage all club leaders to read this new section as the new by-laws may have an effect on your club.By laws: Click Here
The latest EG minutes are also available.
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Here are the results the 6th and final round of the interschool competition this year. A big thanks to Daryl Blincoe for coordinating this years interschool competition.

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