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WHANGANUI 2017: Issue#8 - November 2016

The New Zealand Masters Games Countdown is on ...

only 76 days to go!



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Return of the Rivercity Rat Race

New Zealand Masters Games and Sport Whanganui are thrilled to bring back the ‘Rivercity Rat Race’ relay during Games week in 2017!

Contact Rachel at Sport Whanganui on +646 349 2318 to enter your team before Friday 27th January 2017. Only $20 per team!


Rat Race 25th January 2017

Onsite Registrations at Farmers

We'll be onsite at Farmers on Friday 25th November 2016 from 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm. Come on down and have a go at Bocce before you head instore to purchase your Active Wear for the Games!

Farmers promo registration drive


We had an ‘absolute ball’ with Irene van Dyk at David Jones Motors on the weekend!

Irene was in town to help us promote entries for the Games and despite the chilly temps we had loads of visitors to shoot hoops and take photos with Irene – she’s a wonderful lady!

Massive thanks to Suzuki and David Jones Motors for bringing Irene to town for us.

Also big thanks to Netball Wanganui for bringing along the hoops not sure who had more fun the kids or the adults!


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

Photo/Bevan Conley



Masters Moments Winner

Congratulations! to our Masters Moment WINNER Tarsh from Whanganui.

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!

Click the image to see Tarsh's winning photo!

Masters Moments Winner - Tarsh Boniface

New Look Games Village

Plans have been revealed on how the new-look Games Village for February's New Zealand Masters Games will be set up.

The village is being moved from its usual home at Springvale Park to the city centre and the Whanganui War Memorial Centre.

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Games-Village-new-lookA visual by architect Sophie Ross on how the forecourt at the War Memorial Centre will look as part of the Masters Games Village


The Team

Our Games Team and Board take time out from operations to check out the new Games Village venue, at the War Memorial Centre. The Team and are working actively towards the Village coming alive in 76 days!


NZMG Staff

Left to right: Stu Milham, Julia Murray, Fiona Pickering, Derek Pickering, Kathy Cunningham, Peter Redpath, Brent Hood, Mark Stoneman, Sally Jane Smith, Karen Hobbs, Steph Thomas, Kat Wade


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 lots of roles before and during the Games.

Let us know if you're interested in being a part of this awesome team helping to deliver the New Zealand Masters Games 2017.


Volunteer coordinator Julia Murray and Volunteer Wendy

Volunteer Coordinator, Julia Murray (right) with Wendy (left) one of our valued volunteers.


Accommodation - Have You Booked It?

We know of two motels already fully booked during the Games. Get in now to avoid disappointment!

For all your accommodation needs go to
or call Louise Follett at Visit Whanganui on + 646 349-3254




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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