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Lightbulb moment sparks Games addiction

Lightbulb moment sparks Games addiction

Marian Mitchell, of Perth, after her Indoor Rowing events at the 2024 New Zealand Masters Games. Photo: Supplied. “If you keep doing the same things, you’re going to end up in the same place.” That’s the personal motto of Marian Mitchell, who’s competing in the 70-74...

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Adventurous Spirit brings volunteer to Games

Adventurous Spirit brings volunteer to Games

Volunteer Roz Chadwick, pictured timekeeping for the Swimming, asked for extra shifts during her time in Dunedin. “I didn’t come here to suck my thumb!” Photo: Armstrong Photography Roz Chadwick’s Adventurous Spirit is bigger than most. It’s the size of a Ford Transit...

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Q & A with Katrina Bryant – Diving

Q & A with Katrina Bryant – Diving

Katrina competing in the 2024 New Zealand Masters Games Diving competition on Saturday 3 February 2024. Photo: Armstrong Photos. How many New Zealand Masters Games have you participated in previously? One in 2004. Signed up for 2022, but of course it was cancelled. ...

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Q & A with Joan Harnett-Kindley ONZM

Q & A with Joan Harnett-Kindley ONZM

Joan and Don Harnett-Kindley at a previous Masters Games. Photo: Supplied How many New Zealand Masters Games have you participated in previously? I have been participating in the Masters Games in doubles tennis since 1994 and have won some fantastic gold medals! What...

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Meet our team – Vicki

Meet our team – Vicki

Masters Games Manager Vicki is someone most people will recongise, with 2024 being her sixth Games at the helm. Back in 2012 when Vicki first joined the Games she did wonder what she had gotten herself into. Pulling together a new Games team, while getting her head...

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Meet our team – Geoff

Meet our team – Geoff

Geoff, pictured left in his famous Sgt. Pepper outfit, returns for his tenth New Zealand Masters Games as Sport Liaison Coordinator. Photo: Supplied Geoff has returned to the New Zealand Masters Games team for 2024 as Sport Liaison Coordinator. His tenth games, Geoff...

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Masters Games athlete living life to fullest

Masters Games athlete living life to fullest

Timaru man John Lawson is plotting his 2024 Masters Games comeback after successfully overcoming illness and injuries. Photo: Supplied Illness and injuries can’t keep Timaru man John Lawson down. He’s just signed up for the 2024 New Zealand Masters Games and has his...

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New approach turns obstacles into opportunities

New approach turns obstacles into opportunities

Kate Ivey, founder of Kate Ivey Fitness, is heading to her first Masters Games next year in Ōtepoti Dunedin. Photo: Kate Ivey Changing her approach to fitness not only led to a healthier lifestyle for Twizel woman Kate Ivey, it was also the beginning of a successful...

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Ambassadors ready for fun and games

Ambassadors ready for fun and games

2024 Otago Community Trust New Zealand Masters Games Ambassadors (from left) Warren Lees, Jodi Brown and Neil Brew are looking forward to seeing familiar faces and making new friends at the Masters Games in Ōtepoti Dunedin in February. Photo: Armstrong Photography The...

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