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$30k in cash & prizes

Where Legends Take Flight

Here’s the promise peeps. To host the most sensational World Champs your Manu has ever seen. We’re all about celebrating the art of popping Manus – the most famous bomb in the world, invented right here in Aotearoa!

Our event is where bomb legends from all walks of life come together to make waves, take flight, and Manu into greatness. Whether you’re a popping pro or a sideline shouter, there’s a place for everyone at the Z Manu World Champs.

Pōneke
Wellington

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26 – 28 January

NEW LOCATION: Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, 63 Kilbirnie Crescent, Kilbirnie

Kirikiriroa
Hamilton

Kirikiriroa<br />Hamilton

2 – 4 February

Waterworld, Gannett Avenue, Hamilton

Ōtautahi
Christchurch

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9 – 11 February

Jellie Park Recreation and Sports Centre, 295 Ilam Road, Burnside, Christchurch

Tāmaki Makaurau
Auckland

Tāmaki Makaurau<br />Auckland

23 February – 9 March

Karanga Plaza, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland CBD

Flava Old School Hip Hop & RnB - sponsor of Z Manu World Champs
Great Uncle Kenny's Amazing Snacka Changi - sponsor of Z Manu World Champs
Water Safety New Zealand - sponsor of Z Manu World Champs
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Your Journey to Becoming World Champ

1.

Choose your location and heat

Enter Now

2.

Get ready – hone your MANU skill with dedication and practice

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3.

Pop two mean MANUS in your qualifying heat

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4.

Qualify for the final. Z will help you get there!

5.

It’s showtime – pop the best MANU and be crowned World Champ

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Flava Old School Hip Hop & RnB - sponsor of Z Manu World Champs
Tip Top - sponsor of Z Manu World Champs
ZM Play ZM iHeart Radio - sponsor of Z Manu World Champs
Water Safety New Zealand - sponsor of Z Manu World Champs
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Passionate Manu-Loving Sponsors

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