Notices and News

Following the call for nominations for the 3 vacant positions coming due at this year’s AGM, OWNZ is pleased to confirm the following;

North Island Delegate; Ray Everest (elected unopposed)
South Island Delegate; Declan Ward (elected unopposed
Vice President; Stephanie Symynuk (elected unopposed)

These results will be formally confirmed at this Sunday’s AGM.

Some background information on the new EG members is attached FYI.

Congratulations to all.



As you will be aware there has been a change in COVID-19 alert levels across the country with Auckland currently being in Alert Level 3 while the remainder of the country is in Alert Level 2.

The Secondary School Champs are scheduled for 29th August however with the change in alert levels we are going to postpone this event in Auckland until Sunday 27th September to allow adequate time to train and prepare. 

We are hopeful that Auckland will be back down to Level 1 by this time, however, should Auckland remain in Alert Level 2 we are preparing a plan to enable us to hold the competition under Alert Level 2 restrictions. There may be additional health and safety protocols that you will be obligated to follow as an event participant but these will be communicated well in advance. 

If you are unable to compete on the new date or would like to pull out of the competition, we are happy to offer a full refund. If you would like to request a refund please contact: .

We will update you when we receive any new information but remain positive that we will be able to hold a competition for our Auckland based secondary school lifters. 

A reminder that the OWNZ AGM is scheduled for 4pm. Sunday 30 August via Zoom.

Invitations to attend will be sent to the e-mail addresses provided by all members who are eligible to vote closer to the meeting.

The deadline for receiving items of business and any changes to the Constitution has been reached. No items of business have been notified, and the only amendments to the Constitution are from the Executive Group and are attched for your consideration. NB: A rationale for the proposed changes have been included in the attached document, but if there are any questions on these please feel free to contact me.

An agenda for the meeting will be posted shortly, along with any reports received.

A further reminder that nominations for the Vice President, North Island delegate, and South Island delegates are due by 5pm 20 August.

This information has also been posted on OWNZ social media and e-mailed to all affiliated clubs. CLICK HERE for remits for Constitution wording changes.

Some impressive lifting from the NZL team has resulted in them taking a lead on aggregate score in the second round of the OWF League.

Round 3 has NZL take on 4th place Nauru early September. Congrats to the lifters who took part in Round 2.

Results can be found here; RESULTS

Congratulations to all OWNZ members who entered this event, including our podium acheiving athletes Megan Gifford (1st -76kg), Kanah Andrews-Nahu (2nd -87kg), Danica Hampton (3rd 87+kg), and David Liti (3rd 109+kg).

Full results can be found by selecting “Read More” and “Results” RESULTS

With recent changes to the OWNZ End of Financial Year date to 31 May, and the current requirement for us to hold our Annual General meeting no more than 3 months after this date, notice is given that the 2020 AGM will be held on Sunday 30 August at 4pm.

Due to the fact that there are no suitable competition events within the required period, this year’s meeting will be held on-line via Zoom. This will enable more members to access the meeting.

Details of the Zoom log-in, etc will be advised in due course.

NB: There are 3 Executive Group positions reaching he end of term this year, and so an election to fill these positions is required (1 of the 3 current Executive will be standing for re-election, the other 2 positions will be vacant).

All the details regarding deadlines for items of business and the election process are attached CLICKHERE

The NZL team had an impressive win over Pacific Island 1 in the first round of the OJU E-mail Tournament to sit second overall on aggregate score.

Next opponents are Fiji. Select “Read More” and CLICK HERE for the details.

The specific remits to be tabled at the SGM on 29 July and some background information explaining the reasons for them are attached.

Details of how to log-in to attend the Zoom meeting will be published as soon as possible. Select Read More and CLICK HERE for details. Contact if you have any questions.