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MARCH 2017
Kia Ora OWNZ Members, 

We have lots jammed into 2017 so make sure you keep up to date with our Monthly Newsletters. 

This month we are proud to announce the hosting clubs and competition dates for the North & South Island Championships. See more details below!

Remember you must compete in at least one Club Competition prior to the close of entries to be eligible to enter this national event. 

To view what club competitions are coming up CLICK HERE!

The OWNZ Team 

2017 Membership Registrations


OWNZ Announcements

OWNZ Treasurer Vacancy

OWNZ is looking to appoint a new Treasurer immediately. Accounting experience is preferred. 

Expressions of interest & a request for the job description are to be sent to

Secondary School Weightlifting

OWNZ is making a call to see if any of our members are or have previously been Secondary School Teachers. We are underway in getting our Weightlifting Program into schools around NZ and we all know it is much easier to secure a spot in a school timetable if you have a connection with someone working there.

If any School Teachers are interested in being involved in this process then please contact our Secondary School Coordinator Ray Everest at

National Records Criteria

Referee Criteria

  • The three referees adjudicating the record attempt must be OWNZ Level 1 or higher.
  • A Level 2 Referee cannot adjudicate records attempts. 
  • As long as the details are recorded on the scoresheet and the record application, OWNZ Level 1 referees can sit in to replace OWNZ Level 2 referees to adjudicate record attempts. 

Athlete Responsibility

  • It is not the Clubs or the Club Managers responsibility to know whether they have a record breaker in their competition. 
  • This is the responsibility of the athlete.
  • The athlete should notify the Club Host prior to the competition starting that they have intentions on breaking a national record.
  • This must be done prior to the competition so that the Club has time to recruit Level 1 referees to be present at the time the record will be broken. 

Club Responsibility

  • Clubs will email all participants prior to the competition stating what referees they have available.
  • They will do their best to ensure there are three Level 1 Referees available at the competition if they know a record will be attempted by an athlete. If this is not possible then they must notify the athlete involved immediately. 
  • An announcement by the Club must be made on the day of competition stating what referees are present and a reminder that athletes must verbally notify the club manager in person that they are about to attempt a record so that they can have a Level 1 referee sit in. 

Record Application Form

Technical Official Announcements

New IWF 2017 Technical Officials Exam Script

Officials Workshops & Referee Exams

  • Registration Form - CLICK HERE
  • Christchurch - Saturday 25th March
  • Auckland - Saturday 20th May

Event Announcements

North Island Championships/NZ Selection Trial Event

  • Date: Saturday 10th 7 Sunday 11th June
  • Location: Kolmar, Papatoetoe, Auckland
  • Entries Open: Monday 3rd April
  • Entries Close: Monday 15th May
  • Entry Criteria: CLICK HERE TO VIEW

South Island Championships

  • Date: Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July
  • Location: CrossFit Wild South, Invercargill
  • Entries Open: TBC
  • Entries Close: TBC
  • Entry Criteria: CLICK HERE TO VIEW


2017 Auckland Championships 

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the Auckland Championships over the weekend. 

To view the competition results

High Performance Announcements

Upcoming International Events

  1. Australian International/Open - Melbourne, March (30 NZ Athletes attending)
  2. IWF Youth World Championships - Bangkok, April (5 NZ Athletes attending)
  3. IWF Junior World Championships - Tokyo, June (Qualification Open)
  4. FISU Universiaide - Taipei (Qualification Open)

Selection Policies & Qualification Standards

  • Please CLICK HERE to view these documents for the 2017 International Weightlifting Events.

Coach Development Announcement

Auckland Coach Evolve Program

Aktive is delivering a Coach Development opportunity for Coaches in the Auckland region.

This is an exciting opportunity for our coaches that work with their local community to develop their skills to ensure they are providing positive experiences to their athletes/participants in weightlifting. 

This program is called Coach Evolve. Please CLICK HERE to find out more. 

If you have any questions please direct these to Simon Kent at

Round 1 - February Results!

Women's Results
1st = Abbie Cederman & Elizabeth Bateman
3rd Place = Tania Waikato

Men's Results
1st Place = Tony Ebert & Isaac Lawgun
3rd Place = Carl Bevan

Team Results
1st Place = Functional Strength Olympic
2nd Place = Otago Weightlifting
3rd Place = Otara Barbell Club

Check out our Facebook page for full results - CLICK HERE

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