Due to the uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic, the New Zealand APES Games Governance/Advisory Board has made the difficult decision to postpone the games from March 2022 until March 2023.

We are very disappointed we won’t be able to host your state’s competitors, families, friends and supporters in New Zealand in 2022, but also optimistic that taking this early decision will provide greater security and surety of your ability to travel, compete and enjoy our wonderful hospitality and adventure opportunities in 2023.  Not to mention get back home again!

We remain fully committed to putting on an event you will enjoy and remember. The new dates are 3-10 March, 2023, and Rotorua remains as the venue.

We are taking the view that we will have 12 more months to put on a great show for you all and look forward to hosting you in Rotorua, New Zealand, in March 3-10, 2023.

You’ve already entered?
We will carry over your entry to March 2023.  You are one of 1200 who have already registered, and we really appreciate your commitment.  It is our intention to roll over the programme as it stands. If we need to make adjustments, we will contact all affected entrants to work through the options.

You entered in September, when entry fees changed from Super Early to Early Bird?
Good news.  We can donate, on your behalf, 10% of your entry fee (the difference you paid compared with those who entered during the Super Early window) to our charity partner the Graeme Dingle Foundation https://dinglefoundation.org.nz/, or refund you.  You don’t need to do anything at this stage. We will contact you over the next 2 weeks and you can let us know what you would prefer.

You have other plans for March 2023?
Also, good news.  You have plenty of time to reschedule and get to Rotorua for the APES Games in March 2023.  If that’s not possible, email info@apes2022.co.nz and we will arrange a full refund.

You haven’t entered yet?
No problem.  We are going to reinstate our Super Early discount (20% off), which will be activated on the website soon, along with an extended window. Follow the “REGISTER HERE” button on our Registration page, https://www.apes2022.co.nz/registration-1

We are very much looking forward to hosting you in 2023 and promise an experience and a Games that will be worth the wait.


Kia Kaha and stay safe.