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The NZAPP Heats

Our popular NZ Amateur Pole Performer heats run over New Zealand, usually through September and October with the finals being early November. Currently held in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch with the finals in switching each year.

The heats usually fill up FAST, so if you're ready to take on this fun competition you'll want to keep your eyes peeled for any announcements around dates and entries! 


Wondering who's behind the NZAPP heats? Read a little bit about our heat organizers!



Heat Organisers - Rhi

Rhi been managing Altitude Pole Northshore for the past 3 years, becoming a studio co-owner last year with Altitude Pole The Mount.


During this time she has been running twice yearly showcases and was the original organiser for the NZXPO Pole Exhibition. 



Heat Organiser - Joanna Burch

Jo is the owner of The Studio which now has 3 locations, in Tauranga, Hamilton and Whangarei.


As well as running these businesses and juggling a young family, Jo also organises and runs several showcases each year, is a long time studio sponsor of NZAPP who has been heavily involved in the competition over the last 5 years and has been nominated for the NZPIA Industry Person of the Year. 

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Heat Organisers - Megan Harris-Early

Megan is the owner of PoleGear NZ and through this business she has become heavily involved in sponsorship of the majority of competitions across NZ. Apart from being a busy mum of 2, PoleGearNZ has become Megan’s full-time job. She has been poling for 5 years, has a background in accounting and law and is also a self-proclaimed “dance mum”.



Heat Organiser - Michelle Peryman

Michelle is well known in the NZ pole industry having started her pole dance journey back in 2009 and is the owner of Altitude Pole Redwood.


Michelle has entered and placed in various competitions, both here and in Australia, is a former NZAPP competitor and heat winner and has been organising large pole events in Christchurch since 2016.  She somehow manages to fit this all in while being a mum to her 3 gorgeous kids.


Michelle is super passionate about NZAPP and is dedicated to providing both first time competitors and those returning, with a great competition!

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