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“do or not do - there is no try”
Obituary - Daniel Gowing
Thursday, 23 March 2017 11:37

It is with great sadness that we advise the passing of two-time Olympian, Daniel Gowing.

A celebration of Daniel's life will be held at All Saints Chapel, Purewa Crematorium, 100-102 St John's Road, Meadowbank on Friday 24 March at 12 noon.

JNZ extends our deepest sympathy to Daniel's family and friends.

The Judo Federation of Australia also adds its condolences as below;

Wellington Grass Roots Camp
Thursday, 23 March 2017 07:57

The annual "Grass Roots" camp hosted by WN Area was run over the weekend 17-19 March.

Guest coach Jason King (GIS EC) took the attenddees and local coaches through their paces, with inspirational learning the result!

"Beat Up a Black Belt" and a Chocolate Fish Tournament were also great hits!

Congrats to the organisers and all who took part.

Auckland Team Successful At QIO
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 08:39

The Auckland Squad attended the recent Queensland International Open, which was the largest ever with over 400 competitors - including a number of Japanese teams.

The Auckland team of 17 claimed 13 medals, which was a superb effort given a high number of “first time” international competitors, on top of hard twice daily training in Brisbane leading up to the event and an International Training Camp in the Gold Coast immediately after the event.

Auckland Coach Rob Levy (UNI AK) was one of four international coaches invited to run workshops at the International Training Camp.

Congratulations to all the team, officials, and supporters for a successful tour.

Medallists below;


Tuesday, 14 March 2017 07:43

The team to represent NZL at the 2017 OJU Continental Championships in Tonga has been confirmed, and is listed below.

The team competes in Senior, Junior Men and Women, and Cadet divisions on Friday 28 April and Saturday 29 April.

We wish the team and management the very best for a successful tournament.

JNZ Official Facebook Page
Friday, 10 March 2017 08:11

Judo NZ will be launching our official trial Facebook page Saturday, March 11th. This page will be open to the public to view and make comment.

The purpose of the page is to promote and celebrate happenings amongst our community, along with those who follow Judo across country and internationally. It will also support JNZ in communicating key information to athletes, coaches, support teams, members and club administrators.

Please note, the JNZ website will remain the primary information and policy source, and will take precedence over information on the Facebook page if a conflict or discrepancy exists.

Our aim is to fairly represent what is happening in all clubs across NZ. If you have anything newsworthy, or would like to celebrate a local achievement, please send this through to our editor Justine Bishop ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). We will endeavor to be timely with our posts, but there may be a delay in posting.

We trust that the provision of this facility will be used in a positive, constructive, and productive manner to assist our members and clubs.


upcoming events

OJU Championships
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Canterbury Open

North Wellington Open
Palmerston North, New Zealand

Rotorua, New Zealand

Event information is available on the documents page