Total Records: 70

NZL Technical Officials Selected For Commonwealth Games

(2022-06-09 19:24:38)
Barbara Grieve and Kesha-Dean Soffe have been selected to officiate at the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham.
WNZ congratulate both on their selection, and wish them all the best for the event.


OWF Online Event Commonwealth Games Atletes

(2022-06-02 07:31:15)
This Saturday 28 May you will be able to watch the online tournament featuring some of the Oceania lifters who will be competing at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham at the end of July. The link and starting list is attached.


2022 Masters and Junior & Senior National Champioships

(2022-06-01 10:03:52)
Please note there is a change to the dates and format of the 2022 Masters and Junior & Senior National Championships events.
Please note the change of dates to move to a condensed format with two competition platforms.
Competition will take place over Friday November 25 and Saturday November 26 only, with Sunday November 27th available if required to accommodate high entry numbers.
The national Masters Championships will take place first (first 4-5 sessions) before the combined Junior & Senior Championships will take place. 
The WNZ 2022 AGM and Annual awards are also schduled to take place within this event between Thursday November 24- Sunday November

2022 CSA Secondary School Championships

(2022-05-27 08:42:52)
The 2022 College Sport Auckland Weightliting Championships will take place at Avondale College on May 28th.
Etnries are now open; all school Sports Departments have been sent the entry information and athletes must be entered by their schools for this event. Auckland clubs; Please have your athletes contact their Sports Coordinators and provide their entry information (competition category, weightclass and entry total where relevant) in order to be entered by the May 17th deadline. Further event information can be found on the College Sport website 
Please direct any questions to


WNZ Announces 2023 World Masters Event

(2022-05-25 12:35:57)
Weightlifting New Zealand is excited to announce the 2023 World Masters Cup to be held in conjunction with the Oceania and Commonwealth Masters Championships in Auckland, New Zealand March 2023. This event is sanctioned by the Oceania Weightlifting Federation and supported by Auckland Unlimited. Exact dates are still to be confirmed, however we are looking at early March 2023 with the event being 7-10 days long. The venue will be Auckland CBD near to shops, cafes and attractions. Please be patient, more details will be announced soon. In order to provide a world class event we are seeking feedback on what individuals would

OWF League Round 1

(2022-05-08 15:54:13)
The OWF have started this year's Preniere League competition, and Team NZL currently lead with a "walk-on" victory over Kiribati.
Congrats to the team for this round.
Results are attached.


2022 South Island Championships Entry Information

(2022-05-02 22:17:36)
Please see attached the entry information for the 2022 South Island Championships.Entries are open now, please visit to enter


2022 North Island Championships Entry Information

(2022-04-25 14:02:35)
Please see attached the entry information for the 2022 North Island Championships.

Entries are open now, please visit to enter. Please note that athletes must have competed in 2022. For clubs wishing to set club competitions to meet this requirement, please email hosting requests to by Friday April 15th in order to be approved at the Sports Commission meeting on Tuesday April 19th.


Research Opportunities

(2022-04-21 11:06:43)
Applicable WNZ members are encouraged to support the following research projects

A case study of women's weightlifting in Aotearoa: a Mana Wahine Empowerment Analysis
For: Māori women weightlifters in Aotearoa
Location: nationwide
Participation: a 45-60min interview sharing your experiences and insights
Contact: Jamie Ogilvy

Sheerin Morpholgical Shape Profiling
For: Females participating in strength training
Location: Auckland
Participation: 30-45min session (survey and body composition measures)
Compensation: Product voucher and body composition report
Contact: Alyssa-Joy Spence

See attached for further information


WNZ Rescind CVC Mandate Policy

(2022-04-19 12:01:47)
With the recent Government announcements regarding indoor limits and the lifting of the CVC mandate at 11.59pm, 4 April, the EG has voted to rescind its previous decision to mandate for all gatherings directly under the control of WNZ (meetings, training camps, courses, WNZ level competitions, etc). , effective 5 April.
Clubs CAN opt to maintain the current CVC mandate for activity under their direct control should they choose to.
It has been suggested that some areas may move to the Orange setting soon - which allows participation indoors without capacity limits. These changes will allow club and competition lifting to return to