Total Records: 70

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.


Event Scheduling Changes

(2022-03-30 10:52:29)
With the implementation of the WNZ Commission structure, the Sports Commission is now responsible for event planning and scheduling, including sanctioning of Club events.
The attached document outlines the new process.


WNZ Governance and Organisational Structure

(2022-03-15 15:14:09)
Following the WNZ Special General meeting and AGM, and the approval of the changes to our Constitution by Incorporated Societies, WNZ have formally moved to a changed EG structure of 5 elected EG members, and the ability to co-opt up to 2 appointed EG Members if deemed necessary.
In addition we have appointed chairs and members of the 6 WNZ Commissions - as attached.
As per the "Transitional Clauses" set out in the approved changes, the EG have met to elect the President and Vice-President. The newly elected President to replace Richie Patterson as the outgoing President is Simon Kent, and the Vice-President

SGM and AGM Attendance

(2021-12-01 16:25:52)
The WNZ SGM and AGM are scheduled for this Sunday at 1pm.
The meetings will be conducted via Zoom again this year due to travel and contact restrictions. If you wish to attend please e-mail and advise name and preferred e-mail address to be sent the meeting link.
The deadline for this is noon, Saturday 20 November to enable checking for voting eligibility.
Thanks to those who have already registered. See you Sunday.


Nigel Avery Named As 2022 Chef De Mission

(2022-02-09 11:11:09)
WNZ member Nigel Avery has just been named as the Chef de Mission to lead the New Zealand team to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
A member of Hawkes Bay Weightlifting Club, Nigel has been refereeing at events since renewing his membership.
WNZ wishes Nigel every success in his new role, and look forward to working with him in Birmingham.
More information on the announcement and a bio on Nigel are attached in Read Me.


OWF Premiers League Round 5

(2022-01-18 12:20:18)
Team NZL remains in second place but has made up ground on leaders Samoa after the most recent round.
Well done team!
Full results attached in Read More


NZL Team Selections

(2021-11-16 09:18:38)
Weightlifting NZ is pleased to announce the selection of the following athletes for the concurrent 2021 Commonwealth Championships and 2021 World Championships to be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from 6th-17th December.
2021 Commonwealth Championships
Senior Women:Emma McIntyre 64kg Elizabeth Granger 64kg Hayley Whiting 87kg
Senior Men: Vester Villalon 73kg David Liti +109kg
2021 World Championships
Senior Women:Emma McIntyre 64kg
Senior Men: David Liti +109kg
Coach:Tina Ball
WNZ wishes to acknowledge the performances of these athletes during a very difficult time and commend them for what they've been able to achieve.
The athletes ability to travel to the event is dependent on their ability to secure travel arrangements and MIQ spots