“Umpiring is the key to ensuring that the laws of the sport are adhered to at all levels of play”

Bowls NZ is excited to introduce the Vision for Umpiring: Technical Officials plan to our bowls community. The continued development of the quality and quantity of technical officials and tutors is fundamental to the supervision of the game, and the improvement of bowls. This plan sets the foundation for the national direction, regional development and alignment of umpiring in New Zealand.


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List of Approved Footwear

This list intends to provide guidance to all green users to minimise the damage caused by some footwear

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New Zealand Disabled Lawn Bowls Association

Regardless of age, skill or physical ability lawn bowls is one of the most inclusive sports in New Zealand. If you are would like more information about the New Zealand Disabled Lawn Bowls Association (NZDLBA) contact:

President – Peter Horne  E:
                                              M: 0274170691 / 049767494
Secretary – Pam Walker. E:                                             
                                             M: 0210672488 / 034473006

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