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Welcome Message

Welcome Message

Welcome Message from Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch

Lianne Dalziel

Haere mai, haere mai, haere mai,

Welcome, welcome, welcome

On behalf of my beautiful city, Christchurch, I’d like to welcome you to New Zealand.  We are looking forward to having you at the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018. It is an honour for us to host such an important international event.

We are excited to have you, your teams and supporters here from all over the world for this famously fun celebration. We guarantee you will enjoy yourself on and off the courts, fields and pitches at all the sporting events in Christchurch.

Whatever your interests or passions, Christchurch has something to offer. We’re proud of our reputation as a festival city and you will feel the buzz from the events and entertainment we are putting on for the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018.

Our region is also home to majestic scenery, world class food and wine, abundant marine life and a variety of outdoor adventures, all within a couple of  hours drive from the city. I am confident you will find your stay here truly memorable.

Be sure to check christchurchnz.co.nz before you come. You will find lots of useful information on accommodation, attractions, hot spots, day trips and events.

The people of Christchurch are honoured to host the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018, as it gives us an opportunity to share our new city with the world.

See you in Christchurch in 2018.

Kind regards

Lianne Dalziel

Mayor of Christchurch

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Welcome Message from Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, Minister of Sport NZ

Dr Jonathan Coleman

New Zealand is delighted to welcome the thousands of athletes coming from across the globe to the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018 in Christchurch.

We have a great track record of successfully hosting major international events here and we are excited to lay out the welcome mat for all of the Golden Oldies athletes plus their supporters and fans in 2018.  We are sure you will enjoy your time in New Zealand, and hope you take the opportunity to look around this beautiful country as well as compete in your events.

The Golden Oldies movement is a great way to keep those over the age of 35 fit, active and involved in sport. The benefits of Golden Oldies sport run deeper than health and well-being. Lifelong friendships are formed, lasting memories are made and the love of sport is enhanced. 

I congratulate you all on staying involved in your sports and look forward to seeing you in Christchurch in 2018.

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman

Minister for Sport and Recreation

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