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MARCH 2016 
Kia-Ora OWNZ Members, 

We have an exciting newsletter for you this month. Make sure you keep reading to get information on the Round 1 Club Champs League winners, the 2016 Oceania NZ team announcements, Masters athletes competition information, and a link to our donation page to help our the Fiji Weightlifting community that was terribly affected by cyclone Winston. PLUS much much more!

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us. We wish you all the best for your training & competitions coming up!

The OWNZ Team

Congratulations to this months National Record Breakers!

  • Daniel Ryan - Functional Strength Olympic
  • David Liti - Strength HQ
  • Lyn Mayes - Functional Strength Olympic
  • Zoe Virgin - CrossFit Powerstation
  • Mihi Nemani - Otara Barbell Club
  • Kanah Andrews Nahu - Functional Strength Olympic
  • Andrea Miller - OWNZ Independent 

Round 1 Results

Congratulations to everyone that competed in a club competition during the month of February. The top 3 placings for each category are as follows:

1st - Otara Barbell Club
2nd - NorthSport Olympic Weightlifting
3rd - Functional Strength Olympic

1st - David Liti (Strength HQ)
2nd - Talima Kalauta-Crofts (Papatoetoe Olympic Weightlifting)
3rd - An-ti Hsu (Functional Strength Olympic)

1st - Pip Patterson (Functional Strength Olympic)
2nd - Charlotte Moss (NorthSport Olympic Weightlifting)
3rd - Ruth Anderson Horrell (Southland Olympic Weightlifting)

For full results please see our national results page on our website HERE or you can check them out on our League Facebook page HERE

2016 Oceania NZ Team 

We would like to congratulate the following athletes on their selection into the NZ Weightlifting team attending the 2016 Oceania Weightlifting Championships in May. 

This is a huge achievement and each athlete selected should be extremely proud to represent their country in their chosen sport. 

Please click on this link to view the full team!

It is with real pleasure that OWNZ officially confirms the affiliation of:

Physical Impact

We welcome your club to the New Zealand Weightlifting family and look forward to your participation in future OWNZ sanctioned contests.

Also, a big welcome to Raw Barbell Papamoa/Mount Maunganui! This facility previously was known as Tiger Bear Olympic Weightlifting Club. 

To find all contact details to our affiliated clubs please click HERE

2017 World Masters Games - Auckland

OWNZ has created a page on our website to keep you up to date with information on competing at this world class event. 

Click HERE to view!

2016 Oceania Masters Weightlifting Championships

For all athletes born during and between years 1934-1981, the Australian Weightlifting Federation and the Oceania Weightlifting Federation are delighted to invite Master athletes to the 2016 Oceania Masters Weightlifting Championships, incorporating the inaugural Pacific Rim Masters Weightlifting Tournament. 

For event details, entry information and OWNZ permission please click HERE


Round 1 of our School League starts in March. 

  • Students DO NOT have to be OWNZ registered to submit results. This is open to all Secondary School Students!
  • Individuals will be ranked off Totals in their respective weight classes 
  • Schools will be ranked by IWF team points system
  • Club or school representatives submit results via the template we have provided each month & results will be posted on our website and sent out via email
  • For more information and for our results template view our 2016 League Page HERE
  • March Results are due by Friday 8th April 

Please help the Fiji Weightlifting Community

On behalf of the NZ weightlifting community OWNZ's would like to collect donations to help rebuild the Fiji Weightlifting Associations training facility and to also provide support to their families that have been affected by Cyclone Winston.

We have created a Givealittle Page, currently pending moderation, but you can still donate now!

Click HERE to view our donation page

See you on the platform!

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