Terms & Conditions


I acknowledge that I have read in full, understand and accept the New Zealand Masters Games (NZMG) Terms and Conditions, and Code of Behaviour and how this will be applied during my participation at NZMG.

Fitness to Enter
I acknowledge I am in sound physical condition and health, and capable of competing in the number and type of events I have entered in  and for those which I may yet enter in for the 2020 New Zealand Masters Games (NZMG).

Injury Procedures
In the event that I sustain an injury or illness whilst participating in NZMG, I authorise the appointed sports injury personnel to perform and administer such emergency medical attention as they think is necessary. I understand that as a participant, I have no additional sports injury insurance or coverage provided by organisers.

I understand that NZMG is in no way responsible for compensation for any injury received, or for any personal expenditure made as the result of any accident during your participation in any event or activity.

I agree I must abide by the rules and regulations as set down by the sports body organising the event in which I have entered (The Sport). I agree that failure to comply with the designated rules may result in my disqualification from NZMG, and that I am responsible for any consequences for failure to observe the rules and regulations.

I am aware that some sports have a limit on the number of participants and Sports Partners reserve the right to accept entries in order of receipt, until the maximum number of entries is obtained. I accept that this may occur prior to or post any advertised entry dates and information. I acknowledge if insufficient entries are obtained, that age groups/weight classes/categories and/or events may be combined, or events cancelled. The Sports Partner reserves the right to merge and/or re-grade teams or participants if deemed necessary.

Age Policy
I understand I must have attained the minimum age for any sport or class that I have entered or may yet enter, by any qualification date which has been stipulated in the Entry Guide or published on the NZMG website. In the absence of any age qualification date I must, by 1 February 2020, have attained the nominated minimum age for competition in any sport or sports or in any class or classes that you have entered or may yet enter. Failure to produce acceptable evidence of age if and when you are requested to do so by NZMG or The Sport may result in disqualification from an event or from NZMG.

I acknowledge that in the event that I am subject to any suspension or ban imposed by any sport in which I am entering, I will make such information known to NZMG and The Sport. My entry may be refused or cancelled by The Sport due to any suspension or ban.

Drug Policy
I agree with NZMG’s policy of condemning the use of classified substances and methods for the purpose of performance enhancement. NZMG recognises that some classified substances may be medically prescribed and that the use of these substances may be permitted on the supply of suitable medical evidence.

Promotional Material
I acknowledge and consent to photographs, electronic images and recordings being taken of me during my participation in the event. I acknowledge and agree that such photographs and electronic images are owned by NZMG, and may be used for promotional or other purposes without my further consent, payment and/or compensation. Further, I consent to Organisers using my name, image, likeness, voice and results in the event, at any time, by any form of media and/or publication, to promote the event.

Collection of Information
Information is collected and held by NZMG. Information collected will be forwarded to the individual entities organising Games events. Your name and contact details may be forwarded to Games Sponsors and to the organisers of NZMG in Whanganui, who may use them for direct mailing purposes. You have the right to request access to and correction of any personal information held by NZMG.

Refund Policy
I acknowledge that I understand and accept the refund policy as outlined below, and no refund requests will be accepted after 5:00pm on 13 January 2020. If you withdraw from an event after your entry has been accepted, any refund of registration fees and/or sport fees will be made only if your application is received on the official Refund Request form at the Games office no later than 5.00pm on 13 January 2020. Any refund of fees will be subject to the deduction of a $15 administration fee. The refund policy will be applied in every case without regard to the reason for any withdrawal. No refunds will be issued if sports are cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Fees are not transferrable from one participant to another.

Cancellation of Events
I acknowledge that the Organisers will not be held accountable or responsible, in the instance of an event cancellation, for any other fees incurred for my planned participation at the NZMG, including but not limited to airfares, accommodation, uniforms and applied annual leave of employment.

Every individual participant and supporter is required to check in personally at the Games Village to obtain their official accreditation as well as individual sport information, Games bag etc, before competing in any event. Accreditation may have to be produced at the sports venue before permission to compete is granted. Official accreditation must be produced to gain access to the Games Village for evening entertainment. Accreditation is not transferable. Any individual attempting to gain access to any sport or the Village with false or someone else’s accreditation will have it confiscated and be ejected from the Games.


I am aware of the hazards involved in competing in the New Zealand Masters Games. (NZMG) and associated sports events (The Sports). The hazards include, but are not limited to, the condition of competitor’s equipment, sports venues and surfaces, road and track services, vehicle traffic, actions of competitors, spectators, organisers and sports personnel, weather conditions, hypothermia and heat exhaustion. In my judgement I have sufficient competence and experience to participate safely.

I certify that I am in sound physical condition and health, and have sufficiently trained for participation in the number and type of events for which I have registered and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person.

On behalf of myself, my agents, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors and assignees:

a) WAIVE, RELEASE AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability for death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, and all other risks or claims or actions of any kind (including negligence) whatever and however occurring to me as a result or in connection with, directly or indirectly, my participation in and my travelling to and from the New Zealand Masters Games or the associated events the following person or entities: Dunedin (New Zealand) Masters Games Trust, sports event organisations, land managers and/or owners, event sponsors, volunteers, all cities, towns, regions, districts or other areas of whatever nature in which the event may be staged and their (its) representatives, respective officers, organisers, contacts, directors, employees, independent contractors, agents and volunteers.

b) INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the persons or entities mentioned in paragraph 3(a) above from any and all liabilities, risks, claims or actions (including negligence) whatever or howsoever caused arising as a result of or in connection with, directly or indirectly, my participation in and travelling to and from NZMG and the associated events.

I acknowledge that the organiser reserves the right to alter days and times of an advertised event or sports event if conditions warrant.