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DFSNZ Athletes Commission Vacancies

(2022-11-07 11:03:25)
Contribute to the future of anti-doping in New Zealand by taking up a role on the Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) Athlete Commission. After a successful year of collaboration, the terms for two Commission members have ended and DFSNZ is seeking to fill those roles. If you’re successful, you’ll join a diverse group of NZ athlete representatives from the Olympic movement, the Paralympic movement and team sports. New members will be on a three-year term and will help inform decision making, programmes and initiatives across the organisation. To be eligible, you must be an active or recently retired athlete who

2022 Annual General Meeting

(2022-11-15 13:38:00)
The 2022 WNZ AGM will be held in Mount Maunganui on 24 November, preceeding the National Senior and Junior Championships.
The Notice Of AGM is attached, and has been sent to all affiliated clubs.


2022 SBD New Zealand Weightlifting Championships

(2022-10-03 20:36:01)
Weightlifting New Zealand are excited to partner with SBD in delivering the SBD 2022 NewZealand Weightlifting Championships. This event will incorporate the New Zealand Mastersand New Zealand Junior & Senior Championships, and an Adaptive Weightlifting trial session(to be confirmed). The event is scheduled to take place in a dual platform format over FridayNovember 25th and Saturday November 26th. If required as a result of over-subscription,Sunday November 27th is available as a spare day.
Also included within this event will be the 2022 Weightlifting New Zealand AGM, and 2022Annual Awards.
The attached document outlines important event eligibility information. All athletes and coachesexpecting to take

Kiwis Dominate at the Oceania Masters Championships

(2022-09-18 11:23:36)
Written by Gabi Peach and Kirsty Walker.
A jam-packed 3 days of lifting in Melbourne saw the 18-strong New Zealand contingent come away with 17 medals, over 100 records and a fair few overall titles to boot! The first time our masters have been able to travel and compete internationally in several years, their hard work was put on show, raising the standard of competition across their age categories and weight classes.
Congratulations to Lyndsay Cunningham, Victoria Blair, Belinda Sidnam and Renee Baarspul who were awarded best lifter (across all weight classes) in their age group. The female team of Victoria and Renee

Secondary School Weightlifting- An Interview with Claire Nahi

(2022-09-18 10:45:37)
Claire Nahi is a teacher at Avondale College in Auckland, where she also coaches the school weightlifting programme. She is a decorated Masters lifter herself, and represents Papatoetoe Olympic Weightlifting Club (POWC). Claire sat down Paule Poulin to discuss her coaching, and the school programme. If you'd like to develop secondary school lifting in your area, please get in touch!
How did you get into weightlifting?
I started doing Crossfit and I hated it, but I really loved the weightlifting side of it. Rick Pickard from John Walker’s Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation had approached the Trusts Stadium to see if they

Mission Accomplished for Secondary School Lifters

(2022-10-14 09:57:46)
Written by Paule Poulin with contributions from Gabi Peach.

Who will be the next David Liti, or the next Emma McIntyre? Time will tell, but that much is clear. The future of weightlifting looks bright in New Zealand.

71 athletes from 35 different schools from across the country converged to Porirua Barbell Club for the National Secondary Schools Championships on 3-4 September 2022.

It is always a pleasure to see how confident the athletes look lifting a barbell and proudly representing their school and this weekend was no different. After a two-year absence due to Covid, to be able to compete all together in

Oceania Masters Championships

(2022-09-22 09:36:03)
Wishing all the best to the New Zealand athletes attending the 2022 Oceania Master Weightlifting Championships in Melbourne this week. The event runs from September 9th to 11th. The preliminary entry list and schedule can be found HERE Supporters can watch the event livestream HERE This is the first international Masters event in 3 years, let's go NZ! Female Athletes Lyndsay Cunningham Jennifer Brown Kirsten Walker Belinda Sidnam Victoria Blair Claire Nahi Odette Smith Karen Ladbrooke Karen Lloyd Kelly Ihaka-Pitama Tania Waikato Sarah Florence Jamie Ogilvy Renee Baarspul Stephanie Cockerill Male Athletes Andy Jameson Malcolm Wong Jarred Bone Travelling Coaches Neroli King Richard Wong Cam Urgert Mark Holyoake Doug Sekone-Fraser

2022 National Championships Preliminary Information

(2022-10-03 20:36:06)
In 2022 the New Zealand Masters and Junior & Senior Championships will take place within the weekend.
The events will run over two platforms on Friday November 25 and Saturday November 26 in Mount Maunganui.
Please see the attached information for specific event eligibility and qualification dates. Further information will be published and sent to members ahead of entries opening.


Adaptive Weightlifting Give it a Go Day

(2022-09-07 12:26:39)
Current and potential future adaptive athletes are invited to attend an adaptive weightlifting give it a go day at Mount CrossFit (109 Newton Street, Mount Maunganui), on September 3rd between 11am-12pm.
Adaptive weightlifting incorporates modified barbell movements to suit the indiviudal; absolutely all ages and level of ability are welcome. For more information and to register, please email
A huge thanks to Mount Weightlifting and Functional Adaptive Movement for thie support of this event.
If you would like to host another elsewhere in the country, please get in touch.


UPDATED 2022 Secondary School Championships Event Information

(2022-09-07 12:26:38)
Please find attached the final event information for the 2022 Seconary School Championships, to be held in Porirua over September 3rd and 4th. With a great number of entries; more than 70, we are excited to have our youth athletes competing all together for the first time since 2019.
Thanks to the New Zealand Sports Collective, we have partnered with Streamshop for this event's livestream, which will be shown on Whakaata Maori YouTube channels. The playlist can be found HERE
Caltex GOOD SPORT Award
Nominations for for the Good Sport Award, thanks to our supports Caltex, are now open. We would love to receive