Participants yet to register for the sports competition or human rights conference at the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames will be exempt from late fees after organisers decided to drop them from late registrations.

“Registrations have been running ahead of forecast for the last four months,” Outgames co-chair David Hindley said.

“That has left our budget in a very sound position. We have decided to share the benefit of that with participants, by not adding a late fee for last-minute sign-ups.”

With fewer than three weeks to go before registrations end on February 26, numbers continue to look strong. More than 1200 people have registered as participants and supporters, with a flow of new registrations continuing. Around 500 Australians are so far booked to attend the event.

The high registration figures apply to both the sports competition and the human rights conference, with more than 200 people already signed up for the conference.

Tickets for four parties are now on sale, including parties on the opening and closing nights, and separate men’s and women’s parties.

info: The 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames will be held March 12-19, in Wellington, New Zealand. Registrations close February 26. Register at

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