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    Chairperson

    Simon Merrick

    The current Chairperson of the Referees Council, Simon is a World Karate Federation accredited referee.
  • Image of Johnny Ling
    Council Member

    Johnny Ling

    A World Karate Federation accredited referee, Johnny currently works within Karate NZ on both the Referees Council, and the Auckland Northland Council.
  • Image of Grant Holland
    Council Member

    Grant Holland

    A World Karate Federation accredited referee, Grant currently works within Karate NZ on both the Referees Council, and the Auckland Northland Council.
  • Image of Kevin Plaisted
    Council Member

    Kevin Plaisted

    Kevin has worked within Karate NZ for many years and a member of the Referees Council of Karate NZ.
  • Image of George Glausiuss
    Council Member

    George Glausiuss

    Treasurer for Karate New Zelaand, and Chairperson for the Canterbury Westland region.
  • Image of Dhamikka Ariyaratna
    Council Member

    Dhamikka Ariyaratna

    Dhamikka is a World Karate Federation accredited Judge, and works within the Auckland Region as a member of the regional council.
  • Image of Thanasi Balaphas
    Council Member

    Thanasi Balaphas

    An accredited Referee, Thanasi works within the Otago Southland region to upskill local referees and judges while also working on the regional council.