Notices and News

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Congratulations to Southland Olympic Weightlifting Club (SOW) who have been granted hosting rights for the 2017 South Island Championships.

This event will be held in Invercargill at CrossFit Wild South on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd of July!

Make sure you save the date!!

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2017 Auckland Championships – Session Schedule & Start Lists

On behalf of Olympic Weightlifting Auckland,

Please find attached the Schedule for the Auckland Championships and the Start Lists.

This competition is also the first in the Rod Kennedy Auckland Clubs Team Series. Please find attached the Team Competition information and the link to the Entry Form which is to be submitted online by 1pm Friday 3rd March.
We look forward to seeing you all at Kolmar!


2017 Auckland Championships

Junior, Senior
4th & 5th March 2017, Kolmar, Papatoetoe, Auckland
2017 Auckland Champs will also be the first of the Rod Kennedy Auckland Clubs Series.
Clubs are able to enter the Team Event – there is no extra cost. Full details of the Teams Event will be sent to all Clubs for Coaches and Club Managers.

Please CLICK HERE to complete the competition registration form.

Entry Fee:
$45 per person
Entry Fees can be paid directly into OWA bank account with your ‘Name’ and ‘Ak Champs’ as reference.

Bank Account:

Entries Close: Friday 10th February, 2017

Your Entry Fee also includes a free OWA Competitors Membership. For more information about the membership benefits please visit

Session times and start lists will be released after close of entry.

Entry Criteria:
1. You must be affiliated to OWNZ.

For OWNZ membership go to:

2. Lifters must have lifted in a OWNZ sanctioned competition within the last 12 months.

3. Youth lifters are eligible to enter and compete for the Junior/Senior medals.

4. Masters lifters are eligible to enter and compete for Senior medals.

5. Entries are only accepted once payment has been received.

For any enquiries contact:
Tina Ball,
Neroli King,

Dear Members of OWNZ,

Due to other NZ Team Announcements the NZ Youth Team attending the 2017 IWF Youth World Championships in Bangkok in April will not be announced until Monday 23rd January. 

We apologize for the delay. Thank you for your patience!

If you have any questions regarding this please do not hesitate to contact us at

Kind Regards,

The OWNZ Team




New IWF Constitution, By-Laws and Technical & Competition Rules & Regulations 

The IWF has published the 2017 version of the Constitution & By-Laws, as well as the Technical and Competition Rules & Regulations (TCRR). 

CLICK HERE to find these under the IWF Download Section on their website.

For additional information/explanation on the modifications please CLICK HERE.

The World Records for the new bodyweight categories have been established based on the results already achieved by athletes with the relevant bodyweight. Please CLICK HERE to see the World Records.

CLICK HERE to register for our upcoming workshops & courses!!

Officials Workshop:
Wellington – Saturday 21st January
Auckland – Sunday 29th January
Dunedin – Saturday 4th February

Coaching Course:
Auckland – Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th February

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2016 Oceania Talent Identification Program Report

Congratulations to Samara Wright & Simon Van Den Berg for being selected as the two NZ students to attend the OTIP Training Camp in New Caledonia in December 2016.

To view the final report please CLICK HERE!