Canterbury Westland

Logo for the Canterbury Westland regionCanterbury Westland Regional Council represents Karate New Zealand in the Canterbury Region.

We run two main tournaments every year, the NZ Open and the Canterbury Westland Champs.

We provide training to our member club students in the form of tournament training with local and national coaches.

We lend out our equipment of tatami and scoreboards to memeber clubs for camps and tournaments.

Our committee is based in Christchurch and we are elected once a year at our AGM.

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Council Members

  • Image of George Glausiuss

    George Glausiuss

    Treasurer for Karate New Zealand
    KNZ Referees Council Member
    Chairperson for CW Region
  • Image of Ross Meynell

    Ross Meynell

    Ross brings his significant experience in business to work in the Canterbury Westland region where he is currently the Secretary.
  • Image of Rebecca Merrifield

    Rebecca Merrifield

    Represented NZ as a competitor and a Member for Canterbury Westland and Coaches councils
  • Image of Greg Burgess
    Council Member

    Greg Burgess

    During my time as a council member it is my hope to foster closer ties with the other clubs in the area.
  • Image of Michelle Taylor
    Council Member

    Michelle Taylor

    Once her daughter started competing, Michelle was impelled to support her in her chosen sport so joined the CWKA committee.
  • Image of Dean Wiseman
    Council Member

    Dean Wiseman

    Dean currently serves as a council member in the Canterbury Westland region where he brings his experience of Karate in New Zealand and England where he spent many years.
  • Image of Lawrence Chicksen
    Council Member

    Lawrence Chicksen

    A member of the Canterbury Westland Council where Lawrence brings his competitive and traditional Karate experience.
  • Image of Trevor Foster
    Council Member

    Trevor Foster

    The Sensei of a successful club within Canterbury Westland, Trevor brings his experience to the regional council.