Notices and News

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Friday, 13 November 

Session 1 (W49, W55, W59) 10.00am:

Session 2 (M61, M67, M73) 12.45pm:

Session 3 (W64, W71B) 3.00pm:

Saturday, 14 November

Session 4 (M81) 8.30am:

Session 5 (W71A, W76) 11.15am:

Session 6 (M89) 2.15pm:

Session 7 (W81) 5.00pm:

Sunday, 15 November

Session 8 (M96, M102) 8.30am:

Session 9 (W87, W87+) 11.45am:

Session 10 (M109, M109+) 2.00pm:

Looking forward to a great event in Tauranga. Best of luck to all who are participating.

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Due to the impact of the global pandemic, there are currently no confirmed international events in 2021. OWNZ continues to work closely with our international partners the OWF and the IWF and domestically with the NZOC and HPSNZ to ensure we have all the latest information pertaining to any changes or confirmation events will proceed.

All athletes and coaches should treat domestic Championship events as an opportunity to achieve grading standards that would put athletes in a position to be selected for NZ teams when that becomes possible.

The current standards have not changed, to be considered for international selection athletes must achieve the following;

  • Senior – International Grade
  • Junior – A Grade
  • Youth – B Grade

For further information, please contact the OWNZ High Performance Director on 021 422 083.

NZL are sitting third after the 5th round of the OWF League Tournament. Round 6 will be held on 26-27 November. Congrats to all our lifters.

Results can be found by selecting Read More and clicking on RESULTS

The Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand Executive Group is aware of the recent announcement made by the IWF, regarding the appointment of a new Interim President. We are in close contact with our peers in the IWF and the Oceania Weightlifting Federation, and will continue to monitor the situation.

The OWNZ Executive Group actively supports a reform that works towards the betterment of our sport, for the support of a clean sport for our athletes and for leadership that is open and transparent and willing to move the sport forward.

We will continue to advocate strongly on behalf of our members to ensure that this process and the outcomes meet the high standards that we expect from a governing body.

Entries for the OWNZ 2020 Junior and Senior National Championships, proudly supported by TECT and Tauranga City Council close 9pm TODAY Monday 19 October.

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Entries for this year’s National Junior and Senior Championships are now open. The event will take place in Mt Maunganui from 13 – 15 November.

The deadline for qualification and entry is 19 October. The event will be supported by sponsorship from Tauranga City Council, TECT, and RaiseLower.

For a link to the entry system, select READ MORE and ENTRY

The weight classes to be contested at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have been confirmed.

As qualification information is released we will work to put together the necessary nomination information for those athletes intending to target this event. If any athlete has questions about this, please contact the OWNZ HPD Simon Kent.

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Entry is now open for the Masters National Championships, to take place October 17 and 18 at Functional Strength Olympic in Auckland.

To enter please select READ MORE and click on ENTRIES. Event t-shirt purchase also available.

Entries close 9pm Monday 28 September.If you have any questions about this event, please e-mail

We are sending out a call to all competitive Weightlifters to participate in a survey that investigates the tapering practices of Weightlifters. If you have competed in a Weightlifting competition in the last 12-months, we would love to have you take part!

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