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WHANGANUI 2017: Issue#5 - October 2016

The New Zealand Masters Games Countdown is On ....

only 114 days to go!



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Masters Moments WINNERS!

Congratulations! to our Masters Moment WINNER - Tarsh Boniface!

Thank you to everyone who posted your Masters Moments. Awesome to see so many happy faces enjoying this spirit of the New Zealand Masters're all winners in our books!

#nzmg2017 #MastersMoments #WINNERS

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Irene's in Whanganui this weekend!

Ready to shoot hoops with NZ's famous netballer, Irene van Dyk?

Then get down to David Jones Motors, Wanganui on Sat 15 Oct from 11am and register for the New Zealand Masters Games 2017.

There will be food, competitions, spot prizes and the chance to catch up with Irene.

Irene van Dyk at David Jones Suzuki on 15 October 11am - 2pm

New Sports

We're excited to have three new sports on board for the Games in 2017

- Equestrian
- Social Lawn Bowls
- Outdoor Rowing

Click on an image below to find out more about each sport


Equestrian - Distance Riding



Twilight - Lawn Bowls



Twilight - Rowing Outdoor


Ambassadors - Meet them!

Grant Kereama

Grant Kereama

We cannot wait for Ambassador Grant Kereama to be back in his home town of Whanganui with us for the 2017 New Zealand Masters Games.

Grant is excited to see Whanganui’s beautiful CBD humming as the War Memorial Centre transforms to be the new home of the Games Village.

Being a fan of leading a healthy active lifestyle, we hope to encourage Grant to sign up for a sport, or three!

Look out for Grant out and about during Games week and stay tuned for more Ambassador updates.

Cath Cheatley

Cath Cheatley

We are extremely fortunate to have Cath Cheatley as one of our 2017 Ambassadors – Cath is an Olympic and Commonwealth representative, NZ Road Cycling Champ, and proud to call Whanganui home!

As a youngster she grew up coming along to the Games supporting her folks, and is super excited to be back in 2017 cheering all of you on!

Cath says "Wow - where has the year gone! We are only 114 days until the 2017 New Zealand Masters Games kicks off in the mighty Whanganui. Now is the time to plan out all the events you can take part in. It could be challenging to fit everything in with such a huge range of choices. Remember the social events as well. Maybe pick the events with a later start after a night on the dance floor! I can’t wait to head down and watch everyone in action next year, relax in the Whanganui sunshine and eat my way around Games Village forecourt, and awesome cafes. See you soon!"

Sean Johnson

Sean Johnson

We're excited to have Sean join us as Ambassador for the second New Zealand Masters Games.

Inducted into the Whanganui Sports Hall of Fame in 2013. Former world lawn bowls silver and bronze medal winner Sean Johnson has the distinction of having played in 99 tests for New Zealand.

Sean was Whanganui Sportsperson of the Year in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Sean was a New Zealand under-30 representative against Australia (1998-2000), played in the Millennium singles in Scotland in 2000, in the Northwest test series in England in 2001, was a trans-Tasman representative against Australia between 2001 and 2004, and represented New Zealand at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games.

National triumphs include winning the open pairs with Chris Waterson in 2000 and the national club triples in 2004. He was in Whanganui’s winning national junior team for the John Flett Trophy in 1993, in the champion Whanganui Super 8 team in 1999 and has won 18 open titles and 23 Aramoho club championships.


The ComputerCare Mobile Team

Sue & Pauline did a FANTASTIC job for us representing the New Zealand Masters Games at Age on The Go Expo last Friday. Read more ...

Age on the Go Expo


Volunteers Needed!

Want to be part of the behind-the-scenes FUN at the New Zealand Masters Games?

Volunteers are essential and play a vital role in the Games. We have a great mix of people who volunteer each time the Games are held.

Apply Online Here to express your interest


Sport Schedule

The Sport Schedule details sports, dates and minimum ages. Click on each sport name to see more information.

Sport Schedule


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Games Village Relocation

The Games Village will be located at the War Memorial Centre, Watt Street in the heart of the CBD.

Full contact details and hours


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Office Relocation

The Games Office has moved from Springvale Park to Cooks Gardens Events Centre, 99 St Hill Street, Whanganui. We'll be here until we relocate to the Games Village (just down the road) at the War Memorial Centre in February 2017.

Full contact details and hours



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