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About The Games 2017


ATHD1194-1The Games will be a 10 day event comprising 50+ different sports and over 2,400 individual events. Minimum qualifying age starts from 20 years of age. We guarantee there will always be something here that will take your fancy.

So many participants are entering several events these days, so why hold back?

  • Competitve social grades and fun events.
  • Compete in 5 to 10 year age groups.
  • Been before? Why not try a new sport?

Located conveniently close to the sport venues and commercial heart of the city, the Games Village provides a unique and unforgettable focal point to the New Zealand Masters Games. With an impressive array of dining and entertaining options, the Village is a great place to relax, unwind, and soak up the atmosphere of this great event. Here you'll meet competitors from all around New Zealand and the world who share your enjoyment of sport.

The social calendar is as full as the sporting one, with a range of leisure activities available day and night. After a busy day of competition, every night is party night at the Games Village and entertainment centre.

You'll enjoy top class entertainment with a variety of bands and acts specially selected to suit the tastes of our participants.

You, your team mates and supporters can dance the night away or simply sit back and enjoy the buzz and camaraderie this event generates.

Since its inception in 1989, the New Zealand Masters Games has grown from humble beginnings of 1500 entrants competing across 29 sports to the heady heights of over 8,000 entrants and 67 sports, making it the biggest Masters Games event in New Zealand by far.

The 2017 New Zealand Masters Games is the 28th Games held in conjunction with our partners in Dunedin and by all accounts they just keep getting better and better. It is firmly established as The Masters Games in NZ, and certainly not one to be missed.