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About The Games 2018


The New Zealand Masters Games is the largest multi-sporting event in New Zealand. Alternating yearly between Wanganui and Dunedin, the 2018 Games will be the 29th event held and the 14th time hosted by Dunedin.

Proving age is no barrier to participation the Games hosts many sports, and attract more than 6000 entrants aged from 18 to 95 and beyond.

People compete in the Masters for various reasons, whether it’s to stand on the podium, improve your personal best, catch up with friends, enjoy the social atmosphere or just prove to yourself you can do it. Whatever the reason, make sure your part of the fun as this will certainly be one not to miss.

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With over 60 sports to choose from and more than 300 separate events, the New Zealand Masters Games are for all sports people.

The qualifying age varies from sport to sport but generally starts at 30 years. Competition in most sports is within five-year age groups and some have both competitive and social grades.

From running to jumping, kicking to putting, riding to thinking, whether there is a skill, accuracy, energy or just a willingness to give it a go, it's covered.

So have a good browse through the sports on offer before you make your final selections, involve your friends and most of all remember to have fun!


The 2018 New Zealand Masters Games sees the Otago Community Trust Games Village once again return to its very popular venue at the Otago University Union. Central to many sporting venues and accommodation we hope you will treat the Village as your “home” for the duration of the Games.

Our Food Court and Union Grill offers something for everyone from a full cooked breakfast and hot espresso coffee available from 7.30am through to traditional roast dinners, gourmet burgers, Indian curries and Thai dishes as well as café deli items and a large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.


You’re in for 9 fun-filled days and nights in the Games Village.

We’ve got some funky new events and sports and they’ll make for great fun as a spectator or participant! Evening party-goers will head to the Village to check out the line-up of top entertainment and rip up the dance floor - in fact each night is an event in its own right!

It’s time to get together, meet new people and celebrate your achievements. Be sure to check out the entertainment, this year will deliver a number of unexpected surprises so what are you waiting for? Enter now!

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