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New Zealand Masters Games

Manawatu / Whanganui Sport


About New Zealand Masters Games

Enjoy great sport, great mates and make great memories at the 30th Anniversary New Zealand Masters Games to be held 1 – 10 February 2019 in the stunning West Coast River City of Whanganui.

Since its inception in 1989, the New Zealand Masters Games has grown from humble beginnings of 1500 entrants competing across 29 sports to the heady heights of over 8,000 entrants and 67 sports, making it the biggest Masters Games event in New Zealand by far. This year, we anticipate more than 5,000 athletes from over 20 countries will converge on New Zealand’s most successful Olympic town to participate in the country’s largest and longest running multi-sport event.

New Zealand’s famous celebration of masters sport will showcase participation in more than 50 sports at 38 of Whanganui’s top sporting facilities and feature a jam-packed nightly entertainment programme at the Games Village.

The New Zealand Masters Games are open to anyone as long as you meet the minimum age for your chosen sport (usually around 30 years of age!). There are no qualifying standards to participate, just a healthy appetite for fun, trying new sports and enjoying the social element Masters Games are renowned for.

2019 is the year to ‘Give it a go’ at the New Zealand Masters Games!


PO Box 637