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WHANGANUI 2017: Issue#9 - November 2016

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Wanganui Christmas Parade

This Saturday the Christmas Parade will be held through the heart of the CBD, Victoria Avenue, Wanganui.

Saturday 3rd December 2016 from 2.00pm

Signalling the start of the Christmas season, this adored parade features colourful grand floats, lively marching bands, plus an appearance by Santa Claus!

And, the New Zealand Masters Games team will be there too!

Christmas Parade

Meet an Entrant - June Hyde

New Zealand Masters Games 2017 in Whanganui providing perfect training ground for Northland cyclist June Hyde.

Cycling is in 79-year-old June Hyde’s blood: her grandfather was a keen cyclist, as were her parents, who rode their tandem, complete with sidecar for the children, 150 miles to the seaside for a Sunday outing in their native UK. She remembers her interest in biking starting when she was five.

“I used to take it upon myself to visit grandma, who lived three miles away. I remember my little legs going like the clappers down the steep hill as three-wheelers are fixed wheel bikes."


June Hyde
  World Masters Games - Giveaway!

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Win two free registrations for World Masters Games 2017. Auckland is set to welcome the world in April next year, with the city playing host to World Masters Games 2017.

Twenty-five thousand participants from 100 countries are expected for the 10-day festival of sport, which includes an Opening Ceremony at Eden Park and an Entertainment Hub on Auckland’s waterfront. And we’ve got two free Bronze Athlete participation package to give away!

All you have to do to go in the draw is register for the New Zealand Masters Games between Tuesday 29 November and Sunday 11 December 2016. We’ll randomly draw one winner, who’ll be given a promo code to use with their registration, which must be completed by 31 January 2017. Please note, no refund can be offered if the winner has already registered for WMG2017.

For more information about WMG2017 and to register, check out: Don’t delay, five sports have already sold out and several more are nearing capacity!

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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 WendyVolunteer Coordinator, Julia Murray (right) with Wendy (left) one of our many 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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