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NZMG another drain, another dollar

Yesterday’s D Scene reports (page 4):

Dunedin City Council is being called upon to honour its commitment to underwrite the lossmaking Masters Games. The biennial veterans sports event was a huge success on the field: more than 6000 people took part in a total of 7203 events, and almost half were out-of-town visitors. However, the Masters Games was unable to secure a naming rights sponsor. It also lost one silver level sponsor and was unable to use the University Union as its Games Village. That caused the games to lose revenue of $153,364, a report to the DCC said. #bookmark

The council has an agreement to underwrite the games, and Thursday’s finance, strategy and development committee meeting will consider a minimum $25,000 ratepayer contribution.

Report – FSD – 26/04/2012 (PDF, 400.9 KB)
2012 New Zealand Masters Games – Manager’s Final Report

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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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[lightbulb] Winter Masters Games

### ODT Online Mon, 21 Jun 2010
Winter Masters Games plans span province
By Chris Morris
Otago could soon play host to a second international celebration of winter sports, with plans being drawn up for a Winter Masters Games, at venues across Dunedin and Central Otago. New Zealand Masters Games director John Bezett, also a Dunedin city councillor and chairman of the Dunedin Masters Games, yesterday confirmed discussions on staging the event were under way.

The Winter Masters Games would start slowly, featuring “four or five” events spread between Queenstown and Wanaka, including cross-country and downhill skiing, ice hockey and “something like rugby or netball”, Mr Bezett said.

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