Total Records: 66

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

Weightlifting Team First To Be Announced For 2022 Commonwelath Games

(2022-04-09 15:19:49)
Seven weightlifters and the Para Lawn Bowls team have become the first athletes named to the New Zealand Team for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The athletes were formally welcomed to the team at a function in Auckland farewelling the Queen’s Baton, which has been touring New Zealand as the symbol of the Commonwealth Games.
The weightlifting athletes are:
* David Liti – Men’s 109+kg* Koale Junior Tasi Taala - Men’s 109kg (conditional upon national eligibility classification)* Cameron McTaggart – Men’s 81kg* Vester Villalon – Men’s 73kg* Hayley Whiting – Women’s 87kg* Megan Signal – Women’s 71kg* Emma McIntyre – Women’s 64kg
The weightlifting squad

New Zealand International Final Schedule and Start List

(2022-03-15 15:14:04)
Following verification of entries there is no change to the event schedule.

Please find attached the final start list. All the best to athletes competing this weekend, and thank you as always to all the coaches, officials and helpers giving up their time to support the sport.


New Zealand International Livestream Links

(2022-03-15 15:14:02)
In collaboration with Streamshop, the New Zealand International will be livestreamed via the Sky Sport Next YouTube channel.
Session links;

W59, W64, W71
Saturday 10am:

M73, M81, M96
Saturday 1:30pm:

W76, W87, W+87
Sunday 10am:

M109, M+109
Sunday 1pm:

The final start list and schedule will be posted on Friday February 25th, following the completion of Verification of Entries.


2021 Statisticians Report

(2022-03-30 12:34:37)
Thanks to our hard working and dilligent Statistician Ron Mann, we attach his summary of the 2021 year.
Despite COVID limitations, some outstanding achievemnets - congratulations to all.
This report can also be found in the Resources section, under Rankings - Standards - Awards.