• All times listed indicate when each event begins. Fencers must be on the piste ten minutes before the scheduled times below.
  • 7am

    Venue opens for warm up

  • 9:00am

    Cadet Men’s Epee

  • 10:40am

    Cadet Women’s Foil

  • 12:40pm

    Cadet Men’s Sabre

  • 1.40pm – 2.10pm

    Official Opening Ceremony

    Everyone is expected to gather, in the podium area for the opening ceremony. Opening ceremony includes a traditional welcome or mihi whakatau to Ōtautahi (Christchurch) from the local Hapū – Ngāi Tūāhuriri Hapū. The mihi will be performed by Manawhenua or people in authority over the land and includes a welcome to all visitors and an invitation for all to share in the history, culture, and traditions of this area and of New Zealand as a whole.

    The mihi whakatau commences with a karakia (prayer); This is followed by a mihi or welcome and waiata or song that will officially welcome the the athletes and officials on behalf of the Manawhenua (Ngāi Tūāhuriri Hapū) local Hapū (tribe).

    It is an expectation that visitors react in a relaxed manner. For manawhenua it is an acceptance of the physical presence of the visitors and our ancestors. Walking in front of a speaker or talking over someone delivering the mihi must be avoided. We request the gathering be silent throughout the mihi and cultural performance.