Frequently Asked Questions
What days are the sports on?
How old Do i need to be?
when can i register?
do i need to check in before i play?
Yes. The Ricoh Check-In Centre at the Games Village is open every day from Wednesday 1 February to Sunday 12 February, at the following times. You must check in in person before you play.
Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 February: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday 3 February: 8:00am – 6:00pm, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 4, Sunday 5 and Monday 6 February: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday 7, Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 February: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 10 and Saturday 11 February: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday 12 February: 10:00am – 2:00pm
How much does it cost to participate?
There is a Games Registration fee along with a Sport Entry fee. The Games Registration fee is dependent on when you complete your entry and the Sport Entry fee also varies depending on which sport/activity you enter. Registrations open on 1 September 2022 and the fee schedule is outlined below (excluding Sport Entry fee):
Early Bird Local Registration fee = $65 (before 11 December 2022, Whanganui residents only*)
Early Bird fee = $75 (before 11 December 2022)
Standard fee = $105 (12 December 2022 – 9 January 2023)
Last minute fee! = $125 (8 January – 9 February)
Supporters fee = $55
What does my NZMG registration fee cover?
The Sports Entry fees go to the sports club or association that is running the sport event.
can someone check in on my behalf?
Where do I keep playing at the end of the day?
how many sports can I enter?
For sports that have multiple disciplines and events (i.e. Athletics), you can enter as many disciplines as your schedule allows without having to pay an additional registration fee.
I want to enter but I don’t have a team. CAn you help?
How do I add a sport?
You can change or add sports at enternzmg.com/changedetails. You will need the email address you entered with and your confirmation code, which will be on the initial confirmation email you received when you registered. You are can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for help and we’ll do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.
How do I get a Games Pass?
All registered participants, supporters and non-playing officials receive a Games Pass when you check-in at the Games Village. Your Games Pass doubles as your payment method for the Games Village, so keep it close.
One night passes will also be available from the Games Village. Find out more about how to activate and top up your Games Pass here.
How do i find out about the sport I entered?
Information about each sports event can be found on our Sports page. If you have any sport-specific questions please contact the sport organiser (contact details are listed on each page).
How do i receive real-time event info?
are friends and family welcome?
How do I withdraw from a sport?
What about COVID-19?
The Government is reiterating advice to international travellers to test if they have COVID-19 symptoms when they arrive and to take free RATs at the airport. We will continue to follow government guidelines, and encourage anyone with COVID-19 symptoms to stay at home and test. Find out more about the current situation on the COVID-19 website.
If the 2023 Downer New Zealand Masters Games is cancelled due to COVID-19 your registration and sports fees will be fully refunded less 20% administration fee.