Total Records: 25

WNZ Welcomes A New Club

(2021-09-15 10:28:48)
WNZ is excited to welcome Functional Adaptive Movement as an affiliated club, under the leadership of Michael Hynard.
FAM will be an important part of expanding our inclusivity objective, providing participation and competitive pathways for adaptive athletes. 
More on the Adaptive Athlete program will be announced as this develops.

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Commonwealth Championships Update

(2021-09-06 14:42:07)
Attached is information from the Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation regarding the 2021 Commonwealth Championships.
In addition, WNZ are working towards hosting a Commonwealth Games qualifying event in early February. More information will be provided as the details are finalised.

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Oceania Championships Update

(2021-09-06 11:29:04)
Unfortunately, due to the COVID outbreak in NZ and the current alert level settings, Weightlifting NZ is unable to compete in the 2021 Oceania Online competition.
The decision has been made as we are unable to meet the regulations of the competition, which is to create a venue hub where all competitors can come together and the competition can be overseen by two officials of Cat 2 status or above.
Many of the lifters selected have not had, and do not have, the ability to train and therefore adequately prepare for the competition. With the uncertainty around moving alert levels in the future,
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Update On Planned Events

(2021-09-15 10:28:56)
As a consequence of current COVID19 disruptions to training and the ability to travel, the following decisions have been made with regard to upcoming events. We understand there may be disappointment for some members, however decisions have been made with ALL members of the relevant community in mind.
2021 Secondary School ChampionshipsThe SSSNZ-sanctioned schools event for 2021 has been cancelled, however will be replaced with the New Zealand Virtual Youth Championships. This will take place over the weekend of October 30th and 31st; athletes will compete virtually from their own or a local gym. Current entrants to the Secondary School Championships have
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National Secondary Schools Championship Postponement

(2021-09-06 14:42:11)
The previously calendared National Secondary Schools Championships have been postponed due to the current Alert Level conditions.
A revised event date will be communicated when and if this is possible.

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Special Project - Sport Team Leader

(2021-09-03 09:47:38)
To assist WNZ in working toward our stated strategic objectives we will soon be announcing the roll-out of our new Organisation Structure. This will include formalising a volunteer-based Commission structure. More on this soon.
In the meantime Gabby Peach has been appointed to a project-based role entitled "Sport Development Leader".
One of the primary focuses is to make improvements to the way events are managed and conducted, including developing additional resources to assist event hosts.
Gabby will also have communication and sport promotion responsibilities.

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NZL Olympic Weightlifting team

(2021-08-26 17:15:18)
The NZL team for the Tokyo Olympics has been finalised, with 5 athletes being selected - the largest team of weightlifters from NZ to compete at an Olympics.
WNZ again congratulates Megan Signal, Kanah Andrews-Nahu, Laurel Hubbard, Cameron McTaggart, and David Liti on their selection.
The team will be supported by Richie Patterson, Tina Ball, Simon Kent, and Callan Helms as coaches, and Barbara Grieve will be officiating as a Technical Official at the event.
The team departs on Tuesday for Tokyo, and we wish the entire delegation a safe, successful event.

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NZL Second In OWF Premiers League

(2021-09-02 14:36:30)
After a good win against Solomon Islands, Team NZL is in second place of the OWF Premiers League e-mail competition.
Full results attached.

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South Island Championship Timetable

(2021-08-20 12:48:28)
Attached is the timetable for the South Island Championships as supplied by the host club.
Good luck to all competitors.

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Weightlifting NZ Congratulate 5 Olympic Selections

(2021-07-24 09:27:42)
The NZOC have today confirmed the selection of Weightlifting NZ's largest ever Olympic contingent.
We congratulate Megan Signal (-76), Kanah Andrews-Nahu (-87), Laurel Hubbard (+87), Cameron McTaggart (-81) and David Liti (+109) on their selection, and their coaching team.
We wish them all the best for this pinnacle event.

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