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2023 South Island Championships

The 2023 South Island Championships being hosted by Otago Weightlifting in Dunedin, 24-25 June. (cover image Kurt Hay @captured_by_kurt and Mich Lam @michlam)
Entries are now open. Select "Read More" to access using the link https://liftleader.co.nz/events/56.

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Entry Link For 2023 North Island Championships

The entry link for the 2023 North Island Championships is https://liftleader.co.nz/events/55
Click on Read More below for direct link.

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2023 North Island Championships

The North Island Championships are being held in Hastings from 10-11 June.
Entry information is attached.

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2023 Masters IMWA World Championships

This year the Masters World Championships will be held in Wieliczka, Poland. After the successful competition in Orlando USA in Dec 2022, this year the competition will be in Europe.
The World Masters Championships is looked upon by Masters Weightlifters as the pinnacle event on the Masters Weightlifting calendar and Poland will be no different.
Expressions of Interest (EOI) and more info is now available after logging into your membership on the WNZ website. Please read the qualifying standards as these must be met before your entry can be approved.
An access code will be provided by your Masters Chair once approval has been

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2022 WNZ Statisticians Report

Ron Mann (WNZ Statistician) has provided an interesting summary of competition achievements for the 2022 year.
Ron does an outstanding job of collating all the results, records, and associated statistics of our competition members at all levels throughout the year.

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DFSNZ Prohibited Association Notice

DFSNZ have issued an advisory notice concerning attendance or association with Sonny Webster who will be in NZ in June this year offering coaching seminars.
He remains a banned athlete until June 2024.
Any member breaching this Prohibited Association Notice (attached) you will be committing an anti-doping violation and a potential 2 year ban from involvement in weightlifting.
If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the WNZ Clean Sport Officer.

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