The NZAPP Heats

Our popular NZ Amateur Pole Performer heats run over New Zealand, usually early June with the finals being a few weeks after. Currently held in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch with the finals in Christchurch.

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!

AUCKLAND
2020 HEATS

2020 Heat Organisers - Morgan Thomas and Natasha Patel

Morgan and Natasha have a wealth of experience between them. Morgan brings 15 years experience in event management here in NZ and overseas. He has experience running corporate events and is keen to use his knowledge and skills to make the Auckland Heat bigger and better! Natasha has been poling since 2009, has competed in NZAPP herself (winning 2 heats!), has instructed at 3 studios in Auckland, and now owns and runs Limitless Studio.

 

She has also organised various fundraisers, showcases, photo shoots and workshops. 

auckland.nzapp@gmail.com

 

Saturday, June 13

@TAPAC, Auckland

100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022

HAMILTON
2020 HEATS

2020 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. 

hamilton.nzapp@gmail.com

 

Saturday, June 13

@OhSeven


30 Alexandra Street, Hamilton

WELLINGTON
2020 HEATS

2020 Heat Organisers - Megan Harris-Early and Kirsty Carter

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”.

 

Kirsty has been dancing for over 25 years, has a Diploma in Performing Arts, experience in show production and event management, and is currently instructing at The Studio in Mt Maunganui. She also runs a business with her husband and is a mum of 2 young boys. 

wellington.nzapp@gmail.com

 

Saturday, June 6

@Macs Brew Bar, Wellington

4 Taranaki Street,
Wellington 6011

CHRISTCHURCH
2020 HEATS

2020 Heat Organiser - Michelle Peryman

Michelle is very well known in the NZ pole industry with 9 years experience  (7 of them instructing) and is the the owner of Altitude Pole Redwood.

 

Michelle has entered various competitions, both here and in Australia, is a former NZAPP competitor and heat winner and is heavily involved in running large pole and aerial events in Christchurch. She somehow manages to fit this all in while being a mum to her 2 gorgeous kids.

 

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

christchurch.nzapp@gmail.com

 

Saturday, June 6

@Halo Venue, Christchurch

66B Wharenui Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041