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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 ๐ŸŒŸ

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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Shirlene Wright show owen

Awesome. Tx BNZ for finding this footage of Millie Khan.

Marina Khan Monica Khan

Gladys bradley

Marina Khan Ryan Khan

Amazing watching two great champions from the past playing.

Impressive stuff

Unforgettable Millie Khan, one of my heroes

Love watching these videos

She was so so lovely .And boy could she play bowls this has brought tears to my eyes. I did meet her.

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Congratulation Linda Rayner.

From Gary: "That's awesome she's a great lady - tell her I'm that happy she won I will personally deliver her prize๐Ÿธ" Well done Linda!

Wahoo nice work Linda!

Congratulations Linda ๐Ÿ™‚ and Gary for making lockdown a little easier ๐Ÿ™‚

Shot Linda

Is it wrong that I really really wanted KC to win the prize!? ๐Ÿ˜‚

I see one of your biggest supporters in Kerry got 10 out of 10. Lol

Good stuff Linda Rayner ๐Ÿ™‚

well done

Wow look forward to that Gary.Thank you just awesome.๐Ÿฅ‚

Well done Linda

Whoppee.... well done Linda... have a wine on me !!

Well done Linda

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The presenter was Sheldon Murtha from Christchurch...Son of well known racecaller Reon Murtha

Stuart Scott.

Bernie Melville

So why didn't they play?

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Dean Gilshnan Tim Hook Pat Horgan Craig Gush Mark Noble check this out

Should have slipped more often Brass

Yes that was a wee while ago. Being an oldie I still like the Countries Rep. Jackets and the white Trou. Oh yes and the great bowls that were played. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

I played my first international game for Aust in the Trans Tasman Series at Paraparaumu in 1992, where I was lead against Phil Skoglund jnr in the both the Triples & Fours. Not long before that trip to NZ, I found out that my Great Grandmother was Olive Skoglund. I think how the story goes is that Olive was the sister of Phil's Great Grand Father. #smallworld

Great looking green Cam.

Phil always a beautiful delivery

Ian Meyer Russell Meyer

Neville Rodda ๐ŸŽฏ ๐Ÿบ ๐Ÿšฌ ๐Ÿฏ ๐Ÿ…

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Dave Ashby this is fantastic!

love it, great to see a good sense of humour as well

Pottze Satterthwaite

Great LEGO talent and a lot of time on his hands awesomeness

Paul Girdler

Nice lego reenactment

Daniel Dixon a bit of LEGO bowls for ya

Thats funny.

That look's rather interesting.

Sue Way!Where would I buy Lego like that for?

Wayne Turley.. thoughts ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

That was so clever

Ryan Bester Ryan Burnett Kevin Anderson ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

But dangerous as well

Wayne Turley

Warwick Wroe

Sean Molloy Ryan Mohabir McGovern Martin O'Halloran watch it unfold....

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It was great to chat with Chris, thank you again for his time and we look forward to hosting more Bowls content ๐Ÿ™‚

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Well done Aiden!!

Well done Aiden

You jammy Aidan Zittersteijn๐Ÿคฃ

We done Aiden

Well done Aiden..

Brilliant Aiden

Well done Aiden

Awesome Aiden Well done from us Coasties in Opunake

Well done Aiden

Congratulations Aiden Well done

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Did you know that you can figure out what your Signature Shot is just by having a birthday?

Try this out and let us know what yours is below

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Slide ๐Ÿ˜‚

Sean Ingram

Perfect kill๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Chan Alice

Bach and split

Crafty rake.

Skilful wobble

Fearless draw yep thats me alright

Fluky Drive

Classy split.

Heavy handed wick. Yeah - pure luck.

Swerve drive

No stand up swerve drive

Off the side swerve drive. Not far off lol

Unconventional rake .Ha ha

Jammy rake ๐Ÿคฃ

Classy split๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

"Unconventional Kill". That's me alright! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

Confident draw perfect ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

Scott Mansfield

Shaun Sayers??? Mines skillful wrong bias ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

Sam Morton I get successful draw mate lol

Crowd pleasing drive.

Ineffective slide. Alex Reed what's that

Sounds about right

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These people are in the draw to win this signed Jo Edwards shirt for scoring 10/10 on her quiz here:


It is closing tonight at 12, so if you havent taken the quiz yet now is your chance!

The winner will be announced at 6pm tomorrow the 23nd of April.

1. Selina Smith
2. Kirsten Edwards
3. Dean Drummond
4. Viv Hudson
5. Nicola Braun
6. Vince Roper
7. Lisa Mundell
8. Gary Cotter
9. Dean Wood
10. Glenda Bishop
11. Clayton Hockley
12. Linton Churches
13. Robert Bennett
14. Debbie White
15. Ann Wright
16. Linda Farley
17. โ€˜Cape Freightโ€™
18. Jemma Russell
19. Brendon Hodgson
20. Aiden Zittersteijn
21. Chris LeLievre
22. Scott Evans
23. Liam Hill
24. Gwen Ng
25. Bernie Blackmum
26. Paul Dennison
27.  Brook Tippett
28. Bruce Christie
29. Leonie Gough

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Do you mean the 23rd April ? ๐Ÿค” Today is the 22nd ๐Ÿ˜‰

Go Jemma Russell

Kirsten Edwards. I never doubted you would get that ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Would really love to win this as great admirer of Jo

Glad she didn’t use a black pen๐Ÿ˜

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Read through these FAQ if youre a Greenkeeper, or want some light reading.

Thanks to NZSTI and in particular Dave Howard for the key information for our greenkeepers as many clubs greens are moving into the winter months. 

Clubs should note that the restrictions, Bowls New Zealand has previously supplied, for Level 4 are the same for Level 3. i.e. Cut, spray and fertilise only. Winter renovations for greens will only be possible once New Zealand moves to Level 2.Image attachment
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what time is it there now? asking from Canada!

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Don Morgan show crab ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Dan Boonie Walford

What an unusual delivery

Deadly accurate, so good to see those older bowls drifting in like that

Is this where Alex Reed got his pre shot routine from?

That is some style

Thanks so much

Some great draw bowls there. Note the dull old black Henselite bowls, not as colourful as those of today.

Aaron Chojnicki how’s the delivery on old mate ๐Ÿ˜‚

Ross Bell How many times have we seen this delivery by Tails.

The quality of Bowls being played deserved a huge crowd. Great stuff.


Shane Knott thought your delivery was one of a kind, check out this routine.

Bridget Walker you may know one โ˜๏ธ of these men ๐Ÿค”

Phil Austin 100 years ago lol

Aaron WhiteKirstie White hows the delivery style on old mate

Russell Samson

Hi Mark Watt how's things with you? Sure is a blast from the past we remember it well.

Elliot Mason good to see nothing has changed with Ken!

Good Lord.. Cramp in hand before delivery?

John Wright

Andrew MacGregor, were you there?,,๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Keegan Sayce

Great footage. Any more?

Can't believe they were allowed to wear hats like that in those days

Yes Ken hope that hat has been binned awesome bowling both of you

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What alternative uses have you found for your bowls over the last  couple of weeks?

Comment yours below,

Some of mine have made a good cooling laptop stand and a very stressful coffee holder.


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Mine too .

I have traded my to trying to look after greens throughout NZ


Still safely tucked up in the locker room at the bowls club

Mine getting a repaint

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2 months ago

Bowls NZ

๐‘จ๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐‘ฎ๐’“๐’†๐’†๐’๐’Œ๐’†๐’†๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”:

Looks like turf maintenance is to be permitted during Alert Level 4.

Our thanks to Minister Robertson and others for the support.

Note โ€“ you need to wait until criteria has been established during the early part of next week, before undertaking maintenance. We will keep you informed.


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๐๐€ฬ„๐๐”๐ˆ ๐๐€ฬ„๐๐€ฬ„๐‡๐Ž
๐Œ๐„๐ƒ๐ˆ๐€ ๐’๐“๐€๐“๐„๐Œ๐„๐๐“

๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ณ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ

The Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson has announced that urgent maintenance of turf and care for plants in non-plantation nurseries will soon be able to go ahead under Level 4 restrictions.

โ€œThe Government has agreed that urgent upkeep and maintenance of biological assets will be able to go ahead after the Easter Weekend. This includes non-plantation nurseries, stadia turf, and golf and bowling club turf maintenance.

โ€œThe criteria and conditions under which this maintenance can go ahead are being urgently developed by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment.

โ€œI understand the implications if the maintenance does not occur regularly, including for community organisations, which is why we have moved quickly on these decisions.

โ€œHowever I ask those wanting to undertake the maintenance to wait until the criteria has been published โ€“ we need to ensure there are clear guidelines for the health and safety of the community and turf management workers. There will be clear restrictions on any activity that is allowed,โ€ Grant Robertson said.

โ€œWe have been making good progress in our fight against COVID-19, but we are still at Alert Level 4 and we cannot be complacent and risk undoing the excellent progress we have made so far.

โ€œSo I reiterate to all those who are wanting to undertake the maintenance โ€“ please do not do so until the guidance has been issued. Please stay home this long weekend but you can start to plan and prepare for urgent maintenance to get underway soon,โ€ Grant Robertson said.

๐Œ๐๐ˆ๐„ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐š ๐š๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐„๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐–๐ž๐ž๐ค๐ž๐ง๐.

๐‡๐จ๐ง ๐†๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐‘๐จ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง

๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐’๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‘๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง
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Steve Taylor,


Hayden Frew

Well we only now have two more weeks to go before all of this virus will come to pass!So Really I don't know what the issue is obtaining permission to maintaining the greens.

Thankyou BNZ for your great work, and to all our fellow green keepers for your patience. Good luck and keep up the good work

Great news

Brilliant news

Marilyn Constantine

The right call thanks


Great job BNZ. Our green keepers thank you and so do our committee and members. Top job.

Ian Franklin fyi

Great work Mark and team at Bowls New Zealand...

Best news today well done to you all

Great news

Fred Smith. Murray Barron. Pete Andrews

Common sense prevailed (eventually)!

Lynda Milne

Derek Salton

Allan Batley

Great news.

Awesome news.

Wonderful news

Kay Brown

Common sense prevails after perhaps a logistical oversight. Congrats to the powers that be.

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