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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 approximately 8 months out from the start of the Games which details all the sports, which days they are on, along with the minimum age to enter.  

When can I register
Every participant in the Games must register and the easiest and fastest way to enter is online. Registrations generally open in August and you can enter direclty from this website once registrations open.  

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.

How much does it cost to participate?
There is a games participation fee along with a sports fee which is dependent on the sports you register for.  The costs are released at the same time as registrations open 8 months prior to the event.  
The sport that you register for will have a separate fee which allows your participation in the specified sport.  This cost of this varies so please look at each individual sport as to the fee which applies.
What does my NZMG Registration Fee cover?
Your NZMG fee covers participation entry into the Masters Games, 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.  

The Registration Fee goes towards the running of the Games while the sports fees go to the sports club or association that is running the NZMG  event for their sport.  Each sports sets their own fees.  

How many disciplines can I enter?
For sports that have multiple disciplines and events, you can enter as many 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.  

If I'm part of a team do I still need to register?
Yes, every team member needs to register, pay the registration fee and sports fee. A team and all members of that team can be registered together or individually. People can also be added to a team later on.

I want to participate but need to find a team to join how do I do this?
Many of the sports can assist with connecting you with a partner or a team. Alternatively if you have difficulty the Masters Games team can generally assist with connecting you with a team. 
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 Otago Community Trust Games Village including the nightly entertainment and entry to the Opening Ceremony. 
Do you have volunteers?
There are a wide range of volunteer roles available that cover all sports and venues at the New Zealand Masters Games. Volunteer roles are varied and a range of skills and experience are required.  We will be asking for Volunteers to come forward approximately 8 months out from the start of the Games.
What happens at the Otago Community Trust Games Village?
The Otago Community Trust 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 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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