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FAQ - Dunedin

What days are the sports on?
The sports are spread over the 9 days of the Masters Games.  The schedule for the games is available now which details all the sports, which days they are on, along with the minimum age to enter.  

When can I register?
Registrations open on the 17th of August at which time you we are able to enter the New Zealand Masters Games 2018.  There is an early bird discount for registrations through until the 30th of November so it does pay to enter early.

Entries for most individual and team sports close late January.

How old do I need to be?
The lowest competitive age is defined by each sport. It can be as young as 18 (as in the case of Ice Figure Skating) and 30 as in the case of paddlesports, netball golf to name a few. On average most sports minimum is 30 and best yet there is no upper age limit.

I want to participate but need to find a team to join how do I do this?
We can assist with connecting you with a partner or a team to join.  Simply contact Charlotte on 0800 303 500 or

How many disciplines can I enter?
For sports that have multiple disciplines and events, you can enter as many disciplines and events as your sport programme allows, without having to pay an additional registration fee. It is the responsibility of each competitor to check the sports schedule prior to registration to ensure their sports/disciplines do not clash.

How much does it cost to participate?
There is a NZMG games participation fee along with a sports fee which is dependent on the sports you register for.

     NZMG Participation Fee
     Early Bird Registration (until 30 Nov 2017)                          $ 65.00 
     Standard Registration   (1 Dec 2017 – 8 Jan 2018)             $ 95.00
     Late fee (9 Jan 2018 onwards)                                            $ 125.00
     Supporters Fee                                                                     $ 45.00
The sport that you register for will have a separate fee which allows your participation in the specified sport.  The cost of this varies so please look at each individual sport as to the fee which applies.
What does my NZMG Participation Fee cover?
Your NZMG fee covers participation entry into the NZMG Games 2018, a games handbook, a souvenir sports bag, access to the Games Village including the nightly entertainment and entry to the Opening Ceremony. 
In many cases competitors will need to provide their own sports equipment.  Please check the individual sports pages as to what is provided and what you need to supply.
Can I have people come to events to support me?
We encourage you to have supporters at the event and we welcome them.  The supporter’s fee covers the entry to the sports events, a games handbook, a souvenir sports bag, access to the Games Village including the nightly entertainment and entry to the Opening Ceremony. 
How do I become a volunteer?
There are a wide range of volunteer roles available that cover all sports and venues at the New Zealand Masters Games 2018. Volunteer roles are varied and a range of skills and experience are required.  The volunteer program has been launched so now is the time to apply.
What happens at the Games Village?
The Games Village is located at the Otago University Union. This is the place where athletes, volunteers and supporters can meet up, enjoy the entertainment with food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on offer.    The Games Village is free to enter for NZ Masters Games athletes, supporters and volunteers.  

Where can I go for assistance with accommodation?
Dunedin has a wide range of accommodation options available.  If you require help arranging accommodation for the Games contact the I-Site who can assist at, phone        03-474 3300 or email


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