About The Games

The Games

The New Zealand Masters Games is the largest multi-sport event in New Zealand. Held yearly, the event alternates between Wanganui and Dunedin.  The 29th Masters Games was held in Dunedin in early February 2018 and will return to Whanganui in 2019.
The Masters Games offer a full range of sports to participate in for both summer and winter codes. There are opening and closing ceremonies, medals are awarded and we have a games village. You do not need to be an elite athlete to compete and you don’t need to qualify. Anyone can register for the Games – whether to win, to beat your personal best or to just have fun.

Competitor Age

The Masters Games is for athletes of masters age.  Every sport is different with respect to the age at which athletes becomes masters. However you’re a master at age 20 in swimming and generally a master in most sports by the age of 30.  With participants ranging from 18 to 95 and beyond there are opportunities to participate for everyone.

The Sports

With over 60 sports to choose from and more than 300 separate events, the Masters Games are for all sports people. From running to jumping, kicking to punting, riding to thinking, where skill, accuracy, energy or just a willingness to give it a go – we have it covered.

Otago Community Trust Games Village

The Otago Coummunity Trust Games Village was located at the popular Otago University Union. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies and nightly entertainment take place at the Games Village. This is the place to catch up with old friends and new ones you have just met and competed against.  The Games Village is central to many sporting venues and accommodation.

Great sport, great mates, great memories!