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NZ Masters Games, stadium or no

The New Zealand Masters Games was first held in Wanganui in 1989 and 1991. Dunedin’s first Games was in 1992 and it has been held in Wanganui and Dunedin on alternate years since. This pattern will continue until at least 2017.

### ODT Online Mon, 13 Feb 2012
No decision yet on future of headquarters
By Alistair McMurran
The Forsyth Barr Stadium was used as the headquarters of the New Zealand Masters Games for the first time this year but there is no guarantee it will be used again in two years. The stadium will be in competition with the University of Otago Union building that has been used as the headquarters in the past.
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No economic impact report has been completed since 2008 […] Dunedin City councillors and ratepayers should be satisfied with the “bang for the buck” the council gets for its involvement.

### ODT Online Mon, 13 Feb 2012
Editorial: Masters Games most welcome
There was a surfeit of energetic athletes of mostly mid to mature years in Dunedin last week. They were the 6000 competitors testing their mettle in the New Zealand Masters Games – the 11th Dunedin has hosted. Just why people from their 20s (yes, you can be a master at 20 – if you are a gymnast) to their 90s would want to enter a competitive multi-sport event is a point probably endless debated around some family dinner tables. But Dunedin should be glad they do.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


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