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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

Notice of 2021 WNZ SGM and AGM

(2021-11-09 09:19:50)
Despite the disruption caused by restrictions to travel and meetings, WNZ must hold it's General meeting.
Incorporated Societies have allowed some "leeway" under COVID, which provides us with the opportunity to host "remote" General Meetings via video-conferencing.
Therefore, this year's meetings will (again) be conducted via Zoom.
The attached Notice of Meeting covers both a Special General Meeting (1pm, Sunday 21 November) and the Annual General Meeting to be held immediately after the SGM.
Please note that if you have any items of business, nominations, etc please send these to the e-mail address provided within the stated deadlines.
These will be then be published in time

Proposed Executive Group Restructure

(2021-11-03 13:08:12)
As part of the WNZ Strategic Plan objectives of increasing capability and sustainability, we have advised previously the intention to form formal working groups (Commissions). There has been very good response with a number of people signalling their willingness to help develop and deliver the service and products that WNZ will provide to our members. Expressions of Interest for these groups is still open, so please log-in and register your interest if you are willing to help.
The next phase of this organisational restructure is to make changes to provide a more efficient, sustainable, and balanced governance group, which will be able

WNZ Commission Structure

(2021-11-02 13:21:46)
As you will be aware from the recent OTP newsletter, WNZ need your help in improving the way we provide service and support to our members.
A background to this structure is provided in the statement from the WNZ President at
The Commission structure will provide a platform for faster development and delivery of benefits and services to our members, and make the way we operate more efficient (\\"many hands make light work\\"!) If you are willing and able to help, please express your interest by logging-in and selecting the Commission(s) that you are interested in helping with.


2021 National Masters, Senior, and Junior Championships Cancelled

(2021-10-16 08:56:39)
Weightlifting New Zealand regrets to announce that as a result of ongoing disruption, inability to travel and the public health risk associated with the COVID19 Delta outbreak, it is in the best interests of our community that the 2021 Masters and Junior & Senior National Championships not proceed in 2021. Further information for high performance athletes and potential other competitive opportunities will be circulated in the coming days. The priority was making this announcement so athletes and coaches can plan accordingly.