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    With a strong traditional base, casual players who turn out for a roll up, and world class athletes, bowls is continually challenging the stereotype.

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Newbattle Bowling Club - Tosh in action. 👍

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Lynsey Clarke

Roma Dunn a legion 💞💞

Raewyn Clayden

Wow!! Such amazing highlights! Reaffirms why Karen Murphy is my bowls idol

Great bowling 👏👏👌

Best game I have watched beautiful draw bowling all bowlers should watch and learn.

Awww our female Legends of the game ❤️❤️❤️

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Too many clubs, too many centres. Now is the best time to rationalise.

I disagree scott, current structure works very well, too many clubs in certain areas perhaps but having more clubs of an average of 100 members creates good competition

Less fences equals more windy conditions 😂😂😂

Lol bring back the flipper

Trouble is , and always been ,if people can't play for there own club they won't play at all

Lost sound?

Great conversation guys .good to hear positive ideas ,and get conversations happening. Some will work ,some won't ,but start the conversations. Excellent

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Thank you to the club and centre officials who have supported and communicated important COVID-19 messages.

Thank you to our greenkeepers and club personnel who maintained our greens and facilities during lockdown.

Thank you to our members who placed our nation’s health ahead of playing bowls.

Weve done it together with our team of five million, and were now in Alert Level One.

Please continue to keep safe and healthy, support a contacting tracking system and enjoy your bowls!

Thank you.

-The team at Bowls New Zealand

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Yes thankyou Bowls NZfor all the up-dates . Your advise has been very helpful. I am raising the question about the shaking of hands before and after of each game. On a Triples tournament day, a player will shake at least 24 hands, and more if it is a Fours tournament. In the interest of our general health, would a verbal "Good Bowling" suffice. Can Bowls NZ give a guidline on this. Thanks.

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Omg god talk about the bowls stop rambling.

Congratulations Scotty on your great singles win.

Great game their.

what happened with the ladies pairs?

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Ellen Cawker

Great bowls here from 2002

OMG 2002 no colour bowls First thing I noticed Great game thanks for sharing

Great highlights.

A couple of absolute legends in my books

Jo Edwards

I'd love to download this from play store!And just watch this game!Very exiting.

Awesome bowls! Sounds like commentary from Marlene.

Wonderful to watch bowls like that! Great game!

Some great bowls here, driving to Draw tho !

Go mom! 😉

This final was held about 3 days later than originally scheduled ......... it was a very WET week!

and Ellen and Jill still giving us all hell here in South Africa 😀- true Champs !!!!!

Much respect to you great champions ❤️❤️❤️ I really enjoyed watching that

Love it👍

Here we go Jake Lyders Frank Hill

Kara Manteit

Kelvin King

The legend at that stage, was walking round in the back ground..... Stu butter

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Congratulations Tony Lepper ONZM, for services to sports administration and local government.

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Congratulations Tony awesome reward for all those years of hard work

Well done Tony

Congrats Tony 🌟

Congratulations Tony from Bowls Wilton


Congratulations Tony, well deserved keep up the good work

Well done Tony solid effort.

Well done Tony well deserved

Congrats Tony. Good to see after your extensive contributions to government, community, and of course bowls. Well done

Congratulations Tony... A honour well deserved

Congratulations Tony.

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The Waipu Bowling Club turns 100

July 3, 2020

Record Number of Nominations for 2020 Summerset National Awards

July 2, 2020

It’s a bright future for Plimmerton Bowling Club

July 1, 2020

Owaka Bowling Club : Playing bowls in the deep, deep south

June 23, 2020

Bowls New Zealand runs first ever online coaching clinic

June 22, 2020

It may be time to support sponsors, rather than seek sponsor support

June 22, 2020

Three generations join together at the Summerset National Fours

June 19, 2020

The sky’s the limit!

June 19, 2020

Ali Forsyth-Blackjack

June 18, 2020

Tactics and mental skills on the green – Gary Lawson & John Quinn Speak-Sunday 19th July

June 17, 2020

Tony Lepper : ONZM

June 17, 2020

Ohope Bowling Club looks forward to the next 70 years

June 16, 2020

High performance coaching & selectors update and vacancies

June 10, 2020

Opawa Bowling Club : Contemplating the next 100 years

June 10, 2020

Mornington : Dunedin’s all-year round bowling club

June 9, 2020


June 8, 2020

Bowls New Zealand Hardship Fund and Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund

June 8, 2020

Claudelands Bowling Club

June 8, 2020

Andrew Kelly-Blackjack

June 6, 2020

Debbie White-Blackjack

June 6, 2020

Gary Lawson-Blackjack

June 5, 2020

Christchurch Bowling Club : Looking forward to another 144 years

June 5, 2020

Tayla Bruce-Blackjack

June 4, 2020

Belfast finds that grant funding helps build a great bowling club.

June 4, 2020

Val Smith-Blackjack

June 3, 2020

Jo Edwards-Blackjack

June 2, 2020

Mike Kernaghan-Blackjack

May 29, 2020

Bowls New Zealand COVID-19 Update, Level 2, 26/05/20

May 26, 2020

Two Hobsonville rookies exemplify why we enjoy a wonderful sport

May 13, 2020

St Martins Bowling Club looking to a bright future

May 5, 2020

Rahotu gets the Queen’s telegram

April 29, 2020

Bowls New Zealand COVID-19 Update, Greenkeepers Guidelines, 21/04/20~FAQ’s ADDED 22nd APRIL

April 22, 2020

After 30 years, Robin Jefferson may now be a Gisborne ‘local’

April 17, 2020

AGM Guidelines for Clubs

April 15, 2020
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