The Bowling Club at the Birthplace of the Nation


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Lou Vinsen and Faye Norman Every Kiwi should, at least once in their lifetime, visit Waitangi in the Bay of Islands. It’s where our nation was ‘born’ … where the … Read More

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Taieri Tigers Roaring On


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Hoping to roar on to the national Bowls3Five playoffs stage this weekend in winning fashion, the Taieri Tigers, much like their name suggests, should be treated with caution. Already showing … Read More

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Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Lead Coach Announced


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Bowls New Zealand are delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Kernaghan as the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games campaign Lead Coach. This means that Kernaghan will be unavailable as a … Read More

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


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Online Coaching Course Sunday 27 June 2021 Following on from the success of last year’s Online Coaching Day another one is planned for 27 June. This online course is designed … Read More

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Hastings Trio Relishing ‘Underdogs’ Tag


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Dean Drummond, Alex Jones and Pam Rowland may be travelling to Naenae as the tournament underdogs, but the Hastings trio can’t wait to foot it with some of the country’s … Read More

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


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With Auckland Bowling Club laying claim to one of the world’s oldest bowling clubs, it’s no surprise they are tagged “The Auckland Originals”, presenting a formidable challenge at next month’s … Read More

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Trio hoping to make Timaru proud


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When it comes to handling the pressure shots, Sarndra Cleland credits the Bowls3Five format for helping to change her game at match-deciding moments. Last month, Cleland, skip of the successful … Read More

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Blue wave surging high!


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After a standout season on the national stage, winning a place in next season’s televised Bowls3Five league would simply be the icing on the cake for Takapuna. And with a … Read More

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Mac Elliot Classic


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By Michael Burgess Auckland bowls stalwart Bryan Chapman achieved a 40-year ambition at the 2021 Mac Elliott Classic Fours last month. The tournament at the Carlton Cornwall club is a … Read More

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Jim Munn Memorial Pairs


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By Michael Burgess Ahead of his favourite tournament of the year, Dean Gilshnan made a pivotal decision. With the Jim Munn Memorial pairs on the horizon, the Takaro stalwart decided … Read More

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Tauranga South Women’s Pairs


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Sue Hodges has been involved in bowls for more than 25 years but admits the climax to the 2021 Tauranga South Women’s Pairs was one of her more unusual moments … Read More

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Alexandra ANZAC Fours 50th Jubilee


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Ken McConnell is a veteran of the Alexandra ANZAC Fours tournament, but never takes things too seriously. He’s a former winner, but has a laidback approach, emphasising camaraderie as much … Read More

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Obituary: Janet Grace Tucker QSM.


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The Vice-President of Bowls New Zealand, Jan Tucker, passed away last Sunday night. She was many things to many people, Jan was a member of the Chalmers/West Harbour Community Board … Read More

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Gerry Macgregor-Wellington Centre Tournament Manager


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Gerry Macgregor has spent an 83 year lifetime telling people how to spell his name. Not just his first name (‘Gerry’ not ‘Jerry’), but more particularly his surname.  The world … Read More

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Ann Wright gets back to her roots in Central Otago


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“It’s so good to be back here in Central,” declared Bowls New Zealand Umpire, Ann Wright as she prepares to umpire the final of the Summerset National Women’s Fours at … Read More

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Shannon McIlroy takes a sabbatical from International Bowls


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In a major surprise, Shannon McIlroy is taking a sabbatical from competitive lawn bowls so that he can devote more time to his family and his business. It’s a surprise … Read More

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Sharon Sims retires to play the game she loves


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Sharon Sims In an unexpected decision, Sharon Sims has retired as High Performance Coach for Bowls New Zealand. Since 2014, Sharon has been providing coaching and mentoring to some of … Read More

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Athol and Joan Brown : Bowls fans forever


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Joan and Athol Brown When it comes to being fans of lawn bowls and the Blackjacks, they don’t come much more devoted than Athol Brown and his wife Joan. That … Read More

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Waimea Bowling Club: it’s all a matter of ‘focus’


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‘Waimea’ is a pretty popular name in New Zealand. Up and down the country, there’s rivers, roads, suburbs, and businesses all called ‘Waimea’. Even in the lawn bowls world, there’s … Read More

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Tauranga Bowling Club : A flourishing bowling club in a flourishing city


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Like Christchurch with its Hagley Park and Nelson with its Saxton Field, Tauranga is lucky enough to boast a multi-purpose sports ground : the Tauranga and Wharepai Domains. Located right … Read More

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