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And that’s a wrap! Congratulations to Bowls Nelson and Bowls Hastings for taking out their respective semi finals and claiming the two spots in Bowls3Five on Sky Sport! To all the teams in the competition this weekend - well played! And congratulations to our champions Hastings, winners of Bowls3Five Interclub for 2021!

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Sky Sport NZ Sky Sport Next hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Very proud of Pam Rowlands and the Hastings Team

Boom the hornets beautiful

Proud of my sister Pam Rowlands and team Hastings

Awesome team Hastings congratulations

Well done Pam Rowlands πŸ‘and team hastings πŸ‘

Great game

Great coverage.. Thanks Bowls New ZealandπŸ‘

Fabulous champions. Pam, Dean & Alex.

Well done to you all. 😊😊

Great coverage so good to watch on television Congratulations to all

Great game

Well done. πŸ‘

Well done to all. Well played

Congratulations πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚

Well played all from Barreena bowls club Geelong Australia

Well done. A great game to watch.

Well done Hastings.

So proud Pam(sis) Dean & Alex

Dean Drummond well done pal

The format disadvantaged the para jacks,after all they one four games and 12 points.

Great stuff Hastings!

Well done all, especially Nelson, such a strong area for bowlers.

Great bowls all weekend. We'll done everyone. Thanks Bowls New Zealand for the background work and live streaming.

Congratulations to all

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No comparison with the Aussie version unfortunately. Sterile surroundings, players have no excitement, commentators and what few spectators there are, look/sound bored.

Congratulations Hastings

So many factors to consider when you reach that level of bowls. But why do we need to compare ourselves to the Australians? 🀨.. there was a lot of work put in from the Bowls New Zealand team and all the playing teams to be able to get this event on. If you don’t have anything positive to say and you can’t appreciate the work put in, don’t bother tuning in πŸ‘

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Go the Hornets

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Update to the feature game here today - it is Royal Oak v Hastings

Great to watch

If they could get a director who knew the game coverage would be better. The best shot of the day was missed by staying on bowler. If the bowl has more speed it will reach the head quicker.

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Australian Open Bowls Live usesport.ursacassiofia.com/all-sport.php?live=Australian+Open+Bowls+link+Live+Online

Points table after two rounds. We are into round 3, catch us on Sky Sport 9 (Sky 59) and Sky Sport Next YouTube Sky Sport NZ Sky Sport Next

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Australian Open Bowls Live usesport.ursacassiofia.com/all-sport.php?live=Australian+Open+Bowls+link+Live+Online


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enjoying the games today thanks

We also recognise our score updates are are off the mark - we have been all go!! We will get those posted when round 3 is under way

Hey Bowls New Zealand rule suggestion to throw in mix ... between ends allow teams to change playing order ... just to mix it up πŸ˜€

Aww Stephen Robyn Sargent you r famous

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1 week ago

Bowls New Zealand

Bowls New Zealand would like to extend a massive congratulations to Vanessa Taylor and Peter Horne on their Queens Birthday Honours awarded today for services to bowls plus the community and parasports respectively. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations Vanessa. πŸ₯‚

Congrats Peter

Congratulations Peter. This is so awesome and so well deserved πŸ‘

Congratulations Peter. Awesome news.

Congratulations Peter. This is so awesome and so well deserved πŸ‘

So happy for you Peter Horne

Congrates Peter well deserved

Well done Pete!πŸ˜ƒ

Wonderful news Vanessa Taylor and Peter Horne and wonderful for the game of Bowls

Fabulous news Peter and well deserved,thrilled for you,and again Vanessa congratulations πŸ‘

wow congratulations to you both, well doneπŸ†πŸŒŸ

Way to go Pete well deserved Congratulations πŸ‘ πŸ‘

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We might not get snow in Auckland. But we do get some killer winter sunsets!

Chris Howard

Chris Howard

Kerry Williams the water tower photo?

Greg Gould

“A game for all ages” at the Raumati Bowling Club.

That's so cute

Sue Way I'm sure you got some crackers of Naenae

You wanted seasonal. Well when it rains this happens at Naenae... Then we bowl inside

At Naenae. When the sun goes down and it gets dark we go inside

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2 weeks ago

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Love this πŸ‘

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Congratulations Pam Walker.. Well deserved.

Congratulations to all, and especially Debbie and Lynda from Waikato! πŸ†

Go the South!! Congrats to all

Congratulations to our special friend Selina Smith xx

Well done Tayla BruceπŸ‘

Well done Dan Congratulations πŸ‘

Well done Alf you'll go gr8 m8

Presumably you are playing at Otepoti seing you are being so politically correct!


Congratulations Pam Walker, go the South πŸΊπŸ‘πŸ₯‚

Shannon Mcilroy PamBruce Walker

Well done Bruce Wakefield!!

Good on you Pam. Congratulations

well done Pam Walker πŸ‘

Awesome!! Sharon Sims congratulations πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ‘

Congratulations Lisa Prideaux go North's πŸ‘πŸ‘

Go te ika a Maui

Shirley Henderson

Brilliant Bruce Wakefield! Good Luck!

Go Pascoe west coast at its best lookout north

Happy Bowling

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PBA Scottish Singles Qualifier finals are being live streamed from Remuera Bowling Club this afternoon. Follow the links below to watch from approximately 3pm. 

PBA Quarter Final
PBA Semi Final
PBA Final

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Can anyone tell what bowls jamie hill uses ??

Well done Jamie Hill

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KFC Ponsonby, we're ready when you are.

Love it Bowls New Zealand when i first saw the ad i thought it was cricket...

Only James Pugh wears a jumper like that now

Probably an Aussie ad, made up of players from days gone by!!!!!

This I would love to see!

Bowls New Zealand filmed at east tamaki so someone gave all clear.Yep back to the "bowls is old persons game" and dont want that promotion back please.

Love it well said ....and of course it must be filmed or live streamed 🀭

Someone should ask Michael Ngatai about his bowls video. BEST by far πŸ™‚

KFC bowls is a bit brighter (and younger) these days, here are some examples...

Pretty Much looks like most of the people I play social bowls with πŸ˜‰

Seamus you should totally have made an appearance in this lol πŸ˜‚

KFC St Lukes,we’re ready when you are!

On the other hand, we keep getting retirement village sponsors... πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

Hey KFC, perhaps your marketing team needs to start fresh... a modern look might suit you as well!

great idea.i love wicked wings. 😁😁

Another example from Takaro Bowling Club, Palmerston North

How about a sponsorship and we’ll say no more about it πŸ˜€

Forget about the wicked wings.How about sponsoring some tournaments country wide!!

So so bad KFC marketing team!

I'm keen on seeing that ad too..

I love this ad! Just like the slingshot ad it advertises the game, beggars can’t be choosers yes it may not be an “old persons” sport but my fondest memory was sitting there watching dad play in his whites and being privileged enough to change the score board at 8 years old!

Johnny McCarron Glenn Johnston Surelyyyyy we fly this bloke in next year

We suspect Birkenhead sold them an old set of bowls to put a camera in.

This happens all the time when bowls is used in ads ugggggh🀬

No wonder everyone has a misconception of lawn bowls... Old and boring?! Think not!

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Bowls New Zealand has an online Pop-Up store.

We have great prices on bowls, bags and lifters.

Stock is limited, so get in quick or risk missing out.

Have fun!


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Why only aero bowls. No xgs?

Are there other brands

As it's just a Pop-Up store, we've only got limited stock. So for now, it's just one brand. Who knows what might pop up in the future though!

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A kitty !!!!!!


Miles Davis talking all things Arsenal

Looks like strobe lighting for night time bowls!

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The rescheduled 2021 National Rangatahi Bowls Championships will now take place on the 7th and 8th of December 2021 in Auckland. 

Entries will open Monday 5th of July 2021.

This event will be a singles competition with male and female sections. 

Any students who attend a New Zealand intermediate or secondary school are eligible to enter.

If youre on Instagram, follow the Rangatahi Bowls page (https://www.instagram.com/rangatahi_bowls/) to keep up to date as the nationals rapidly approach!

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Briar Dravitzki are you interested in this

Gavyn Horo would Camron be interested in this event

Steve Watkinson

Adia Crawford Clare Simes

Pearl Barton, Hana perhaps?

Cheryl Hamlyn one for Rebecca or Harry?

Marshall Stokes

Callum Lucas

Adam new date

Alex Cross

Philominna Akaruru Ieremia

Great poster

Jamie Veitch you keen

Nigeal Kelleher sign up Hammer Kelleher

Janine Lum Raymond Lum here’s the page with the details for u

are you able to let us know what area of Auckland this will be in please, possibly looking at coming up and looking to book accommodation in the area if possible. thanks

Could we please have a cost indication, times of the games and location. Thanks

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Top bowlers playing with real bowls on top greens dressed in whites i miss those days what the hell has happened to our game

So who wins when the white ball goes off the green?

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Bowls New Zealand would like to acknowledge the sad passing of Janet Grace Tucker QSM.

Jan made countless contributions to her communities, and bowls was lucky to be counted amongst those. 

Our thoughts are with her friends and family at the time.

Thankyou for everything Jan, RIP.

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Condolences to all

Rip Condolences to the family

Very sad RIP Jan πŸ’•

A great person to know who contributed so much to bowls in Dunedin. RIP

rip Jan condolences to family

RIP Jan.

RIP Jan x

Rip Jan

Condolences to family, RIP Jan

Rip jan

Talented lady RIP Jan

RIP Jan.

Sincere condolences to Jan's family and friends. RIP Jan.

Very sad lovely lady Rest In Peace Jan

Sad news. She helped me a lot.


Sad news RIP Jan

Sad news Rip Jan

A wonderful woman. I played with Jan at Business Women’s Bowling Club in the 1990’s. She was a great worker and asset to whatever organisation she became involved with. Condolences to family and friends.

RIP Jan. Thoughts are with your family

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June 14, 2021

Bowls3Five Interclub Grand Final Weekend Results

June 9, 2021

Taieri Tigers Roaring On

June 9, 2021

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Lead Coach Announced

June 9, 2021

New Plymouth Line-up Ready for Action

June 9, 2021

Unbiased with Miles Davis featuring Val Smith

June 8, 2021

Pat Walsh Memorial Tournament

June 8, 2021

Sign Up Now for Online Coaching Course on the 27th June!

June 4, 2021

Hastings Trio Relishing β€˜Underdogs’ Tag

June 2, 2021

Smith, Beckham and Hill Aiming High for Auckland B.C

June 2, 2021

It’s Here! Unbiased with Miles Davis

June 1, 2021

Kiwi Bomber headlines big name field for Auckland PBA

May 28, 2021

Bowls New Zealand confirms new North v South Challenge

May 27, 2021

2021-2022 Summer of Bowls Calendar Released!

May 25, 2021

Bowls New Zealand Pop-Up Store

May 20, 2021

Nelson Powerhouse Trio Chasing Bowls3Five Grand Final

May 13, 2021

Trio hoping to make Timaru proud

May 11, 2021

Blue wave surging high!

May 11, 2021

Mac Elliot Classic

May 11, 2021

Don Carter Retirement

May 10, 2021

Jim Munn Memorial Pairs

May 4, 2021

Tauranga South Women’s Pairs

May 4, 2021

Alexandra ANZAC Fours 50th Jubilee

May 4, 2021

Obituary: Janet Grace Tucker QSM.

May 4, 2021

Phoenix 7000 a success!

May 3, 2021


April 30, 2021

Gerry Macgregor-Wellington Centre Tournament Manager

April 29, 2021

Looking back at the Royal Oak Easter Triples win.

April 29, 2021

Karoro : Enjoying bowls in Greymouth

April 27, 2021

Obituary : Karen Trillo. Blackjack #31

April 23, 2021

Coaching Course in Auckland this weekend!

April 20, 2021

South Island clubs claim national titles

April 18, 2021

2021 National Interclub Sevens Information Hub

April 15, 2021

New Zealand’s best in club colours in Christchurch

April 14, 2021
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