Frequently Asked Questions

What days are the sports on?

Sports are spread over the 9 days of the 2024 New Zealand Masters Games, from 3 – 11 February. You can see the list of sports and a provisional schedule here.

How old Do i need to be?

The lowest sport entry age is defined by each sport. On average most sports have a minimum entry age of 30, with around 20 sports that are open to people in their 20’s. There is no upper age limit!

when can i register?

Every participant in the Games must register and pay in order to participate. The easiest and fastest way to enter is online. Entries opened on 6 September 2023 and are open right up until the week of the event (3-11 February 2024). Some sports fill up quickly though so we encourage you to enter as early as you can.

do i need to check in before i play?

Yes. The Ricoh Check-In Centre at the Games Hub is open every day from Wednesday 31 January to Sunday 11 February, at the following times. You must check in in person before you play.

Wednesday 31 Jan: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Thursday 1 Feb: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Friday 2 Feb: 8:00am – 9:00pm

Saturday 3 Feb: 7.30am – 9:00pm  

Sunday 4 Feb: 7:30am – 6:00pm

Monday 5 – Saturday 10 Feb: 8.00am – 6:00pm  

Sunday 11 Feb: 7:30am – 10:00am 

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 6 September 2023 and the fee schedule is outlined below (excluding Sport Entry fee):

Early Bird Registration fee: (6 September to 30 November 2023): $70

Standard Registration fee: (1 December – 11 January 2024): $100.00

Final Registration fee: $130.00 applies from 11 January 2024 onward

Supporters fee: $45 (includes entry to the Games Hub)


What does my NZMG registration fee cover?

Your New Zealand Masters Games Registration fee includes the right to enter the sports on offer and the chance to win a medal, a Games handbook, a registration pack, entry to the 2024 New Zealand Masters Games Opening Ceremony, entry to all Sports Venues and, 9 days and nights of entertainment at the Games Hub. In many cases participants will need to provide their own sports equipment.

The Sports Entry fees go to the sports club or association that is running the sport event.

can someone check in on my behalf?

All participants must check in to the Ricoh Check-In Centre in person before playing sport or taking part in an activity. If you need to make an alternative arrangement for check in, please contact the Event Team at

Where do I keep playing at the end of the day?

At the Games Village! Enjoy nightly entertainment, food and a licensed bar. You can also register for more sports, have your medals engraved and purchase merchandise.

how many sports can I enter?

You can enter as many sports or activities as you like, but it’s a good idea to check the sports schedule to check for possible clashes before you register. If you’re unsure, please contact our Sport Partner Liaison for help at

I want to enter but I don’t have a team. CAn you help?

Many of the sports can assist with connecting you with a partner or a team. You can find the contact for each sport on the Sports page.

How do I add a sport?

You can change or add sports on our registration system. 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 can also email us at for help and we’ll do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

How do I withdraw from a sport?

Email or visit the Ricoh Check-in Centre during at the Games Village. We will notify the Sports Partner for you.

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).

are friends and family welcome?

Sports are free for all spectators to enjoy, and the Games Village is too, except after 5pm when a Games Pass is required. Supporter Passes ($45) are available for purchase through the registration website or the Ricoh Check-in Centre during Games Village opening hours.

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 2024 New Zealand Masters Games is cancelled due to COVID-19 your registration and sports fees will be fully refunded less $20 administration fee.