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To win the overall men's prize Cantabrian Ben Jamieson had to hoist 188.5kg, and set a New Zealand Masters 2 record in the process.
In the women's event, another Cantabrian, Robyn Hall, had to match her personal best of 82.5kg to take gold.
Meanwhile, veteran Christchurch lifter Terry Pierson lifted a New Zealand Masters 3 record of 133kg to win his division.
"This is my 42nd year of competing in these championships; I'm 60 now," Pierson said.
"I'm really chuffed with what I've done today."