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Restructure Working Group

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We are pleased to inform you that representatives from the two major voting member organisations Mudo Taekwondo Academy and Taekwondo Union of New Zealand, together with Korean Training Martial Arts, all share the same vision re the development of Taekwondo in New Zealand and have therefore in good faith formed a Restructure Working Group (RWG)….

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2016 Oceania Championships

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As advised in the last update these have been re-scheduled for 26 - 28 November 2016 in Fiji. This is an important event for us to participate in. While we are working through the AGM, re-election and re-structuring of TNZ we still need to get a selection & preparation process underway. Can those who are…

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TNZ Website

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Thanks for your patience with this everyone. We are pleased to advise that the TNZ website has been reactivated and is now operational. We still have some further updates, developments and enhancements to make and these will be implemented over the coming weeks.

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TNZ Membership Data-base Progress

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Uptake on the membership data-base is gaining momentum now - there are already over 1800 members registered - and it’s been great to see member-organisation clubs registering their members. It’s important to point out here that the database is an efficient and essential tool which over time will help TNZ gather important statistical data to…

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2016 Taekwondo New Zealand National Championships

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We are pleased to advise that the 2016 TNZ Nationals will be held at the Avondale College Gymnasium on the 29th & 30th October in Auckland. The information package is being finalised presently and we expect to have it ready for distribution later next week. Please note that all participants, coaches and officials will be…

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Rio Results Women’s Under 49kgs

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Andrea Kilday competed against Brazil’s Iris Tang Sing today putting up a great effort to notch up 5 points but with the win going to the Brazilian, 7 - 5. The overall Gold went to Kim So Hui of Korea.   Taekwondo New Zealand along with all it’s members and supporters congratulate Andrea on making…

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Interim Board

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Due to the voting process at the 2016 TNZ Annual General Meeting held in Auckland 14th May not meeting the requirements of the TNZ constitution, the TNZ Board resolved to hold a re-election and AGM on 10th September. Until then an Interim Board has been appointed. Please our Executive page to view the Interim Board…

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Andrea Kilday on the Mats in Rio

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Andrea Kilday is currently competing in Female Under 49kgs division today. We all wish Andrea every success and all the best for her competition today.   Recently there was some media attention around funding support for Andrea. TNZ is currently operating under an Interim Board until a new AGM and election is held next month….

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Olympic Selection: Andrea Kilday heading to Rio

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Olympic Selection: Andrea Kilday heading to Rio

Taekwondo New Zealand is proud to announce the official selection of Andrea Kilday to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in the Female under 49kg division. This has been a long hard journey for Andrea who thoroughly deserves her spot on the New Zealand Olympic Squad. TNZ congratulates Andrea on her selection and also her…

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Andrea Kilday wins Oceania Gold

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Andrea Kilday wins Oceania Gold JUNE 7, 2016 Andrea Kilday earned New Zealand a quota spot at the Rio Olympic Games after winning gold at the Oceania Olympic Qualifier tournament in Port Moresby on Saturday 27th February by winning the women’s -49kg class. Andrea joins seven other athletes – four from Australia, two from Papua…

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