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  • Edwards, Henry win fifth World Cup Bowls crown at Warilla

    • 23.03.2017

    A tearful Jo Edwards dedicated her fifth World Cup singles crown to her mother, while Warilla superstar Jeremy Henry also made it five mens titles for Australia in a dramatic finals day at Warilla.

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  • Henry and Edwards win fifth Indoor Bowls World Cup titles

    • 23.03.2017

    Australia's Jeremy Henry and New Zealand's Jo Edwards won the respective male and female titles today at the Indoor Bowls World Cup.

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  • Henry one win away from Indoor Bowls World Cup title defence

    • 22.03.2017

    New Zealand's Jo Edwards will face Guernsey's Lucy Beere in the corresponding women's final.

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  • Henry claims play-off win to reach semi-finals of Indoor Bowls World Cup

    • 21.03.2017

    Defending champion Jeremy Henry of Australia secured his place in the last four of the men's singles event at the Indoor Bowls World Cup at the Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club in Shellharbour.

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  • Reminder: Nielsen and Bowls NZ Survey

    • 20.03.2017

    A reminder that today is the last day to participate in the Nielsen/ Bowls NZ club participation survey.

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  • Scott moves into lead at Indoor Bowls World Cup with two victories

    • 20.03.2017

    Australia's Natasha Scott finished top of the women's section one standings at the Indoor Bowls World Cup at the Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club in Shellharbour.

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  • Beere impresses with victories at indoor bowls World Cup

    • 17.03.2017

    Guernsey's Lucy Beere leads the women's competition at the World Cup Indoor Singles at the Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club in Shellharbour in Australia.

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  • Hodges calls the shots

    • 17.03.2017

    Sue Hodges was the master tactician who called the shots for Tauranga South when it won the New Zealand Club bowls women’s fours title in Dunedin yesterday.

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  • Henry continues fine start to indoor bowls World Cup

    • 16.03.2017

    Jeremy Henry has maintained his perfect start to his World Cup indoor bowls title defence at the Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club in Shellharbour in Australia today, winning both of his matches.

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  • New boss for Bowls Canterbury with CEO to retire

    • 16.03.2017

    Bowls Canterbury have appointed Mel Mather as their new chief executive when Adrian Robins steps down next month.

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  • Corbett gains 10th NZ title with triples win

    • 15.03.2017

    The great Millie Khan played an important role in Bev Corbett's bowls and she recalled the influence when she won her 10th New Zealand title in Dunedin yesterday.

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  • Defending champion Henry claims tiebreak win on opening day of indoor bowls World Cup

    • 15.03.2017

    Home favourite Jeremy Henry made a winning start to the defence of his World Cup indoor bowls title today

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  • Men's and Women's National Club Champ Fours

    • 15.03.2017

    The men will be playing at Taieri Bowling Club and the women's play will be at North East Valley Bowling Club

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  • Men's and Women's Triples Update

    • 14.03.2017

    Men to play final round at the Indoor stadium, and women will continue on at Taieri today!

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  • West End's Fisher & Ford win national club pairs title in Dunedin

    • 13.03.2017

    South Canterbury men's bowlers made it two from two at the National Club Championships in Dunedin taking out the pairs.

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  • Manawatu women dominate

    • 13.03.2017

    Lynlea Rogers had a magic magnet that kept drawing her bowls to the jack as she won her first individual national bowls title in Dunedin last evening.

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  • Changes to Men's and Women's Triples today!

    • 13.03.2017

    Play has once again been moved indoors for th National Club Championship Triples

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  • Rain Delays

    • 12.03.2017

    All National Club Championship Pairs Post Section Play has been moved to the Indoor Stadium this afternoon due to the rain here in Dunedin!

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  • Classy Sean O'Neill and Tayla Bruce takes NZ club singles title at Taieri

    • 11.03.2017

    Sean O'Neill is the toast of the Kia Toa Bowling Club after winning the national club singles title.

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  • Bruce gives fine display in club singles final

    • 11.03.2017

    It was Tayla Bruce's Day. She gave a classy display to win the women's singles at the New Zealand Club championships.

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  • Thrilling finish to 2-4-2 Mixed Pairs

    • 09.03.2017

    Maurice and Val Symes (Blenheim/ Riverside) have taken out the national 2-4-2 Mixed Pairs final in Dunedin today, where the weather was seasons apart from day one of the tournament.

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  • Blackjacks assistants appointed

    • 08.03.2017

    Kerry Clark, CEO of Bowls New Zealand, has today announced the coaches to work with Sharon Sims (National Lead Coach) and Peter Belliss (Assistant Lead Coach)

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  • The Spinoff reviews New Zealand #8: The Bowls Premier League

    • 07.03.2017
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  • Eastbourne Defend Men's Interclub Title

    • 05.03.2017

    In what has been a stunning performance of bowls, the National Interclub finals wrapped up today for both Division One at Howick Bowling Club in Auckland and Division Two at Browns Bay Bowling Club, North Harbour. 

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  • BPL05 Results

    • 27.02.2017

    Stay tuned with results here

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  • BPL05 ready to roll in Auckland

    • 24.02.2017

    The stage is set for a historic, fifth instalment of the $100,000 Bowls Premier League, which will take place on a portable green located inside a Basketball stadium in Auckland, New Zealand next week.

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  • Wynne Gray: Bowls on the way to new era

    • 24.02.2017

    That was the standard beginning, usually in a moderate tone, before Stu Scott's tonsils changed gear as he tracked lawn bowls through 20 years of compelling radio commentaries

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  • The rub of the green

    • 23.02.2017
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  • Quest for "Olympic Dream" draws closer

    • 21.02.2017

    Last year a pathway for lawn bowls to achieve official International Olympic Committee (IOC) Recognition arose when our number of participating member nations was formalised to be in excess of fifty- a minimum requisite criteria.

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  • The world is coming, don't let the side down!

    • 09.02.2017

    3 March is the deadline to register your team for World Masters Games 2017.

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  • Aotearoa Maori National Bowls 2017 Tamaki Makaurau

    • 08.02.2017

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Maori Bowls.  Great weekend had by all.

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  • Bowls New Zealand Development Squad Announced

    • 03.02.2017

    Bowls New Zealand's development squad has been announced following January's Heartland Bank National Open Championships

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  • Bowls NZ CEO Position

    • 31.01.2017

    We'™re looking for a unique individual who can take the sport and our organisation through the next phase of its development

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  • Heartland Bank National Open Championships Survey

    • 23.01.2017

    Last chance to have your say about the 2016/2017 Heartland Bank National Open Championships. 

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  • National Assistant Coaches

    • 23.01.2017

    Bowls New Zealand is calling for applications for coaches to assist the National Lead Coach and National Assistant Lead Coach with the Blackjacks National Squad, Team Coaching and coaching Individual players.

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  • Bowls offers a lifeline for devoted players

    • 23.01.2017

    Players have fun and roll their bowls for the last time this season.

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  • Blackjacks Squad Announced

    • 17.01.2017

    The first squad named by the new Bowls New Zealand selection panel of Sharon Sims (convenor) and Peter Belliss has today been announced.

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  • Heartland Bank National Open Championships

    • 11.01.2017

    Congratulations to all winners of the 2016/2017 Heartland Bank National Open Championships.

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  • Burnside invitational pairs

    • 09.01.2017

    The Burnside Bowling Club will once again host some of Australia’s and New Zealand’s finest bowling talent in this years Stewart Buttar- Burnside Pairs Invitation event.

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  • History made in pairs finals of New Zealand Bowls Championships

    • 09.01.2017

    History was created in both pairs finals of the New Zealand Bowls Championships when Gary Lawson (Sumner) and Neville Rodda (Victoria) claimed the men's title and Ashleigh Jeffcoat (Frankton Junction) and Dale Rayner (Johnsonville) took out the women's crown in New Plymouth on Sunday morning.

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  • Lawson earns 11th national title

    • 09.01.2017

    Long-time Blackjack Gary Lawson became the most successful Kiwi bowler of all-time with victory in men's pairs at the Bowls New Zealand National Championships in New Plymouth on Sunday.

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  • Men's and Women's Singles Final- LIVE SCORING

    • 08.01.2017

    Keep up to date with the men's and women's singles final here!

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  • Live Scoring Men's and Women's Pairs Final

    • 08.01.2017

    Live scoring for the men's and women's pairs finals here

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  • Little-known pair advance to women's pairs final

    • 07.01.2017

    Finalists have been found in all disciplines at the Bowls New Zealand National Championships in New Plymouth on Friday.


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  • Ashleigh Jeffcoat and Dale Rayner move on in women's pairs in national bowls championships

    • 07.01.2017

    Frankton Junction's Ashleigh Jeffcoat and Johnsonville's Dale Rayner stormed home over the closing stages of their semifinal of the women's pairs at the New Zealand Bowls Championships in New Plymouth on Friday to book a place in Sunday's final.

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  • Men's and Women's Fours Live Scoring

    • 07.01.2017
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  • Schedule of play for Saturday 7 January

    • 06.01.2017

    See here for tomorrows play

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  • Edwards on track for another medal in women's fours

    • 06.01.2017

    Jo Edwards' quest for a medal at the Bowls New Zealand National Championships has gone smoothly on Thursday.

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  • Jo Edwards' team through to semifinals of the women's fours at national bowls champs

    • 06.01.2017

    Jo Edwards' powerful team is through to the semifinals of the women's fours at the New Zealand Bowls Championships in New Plymouth.

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  • Play for 6th and 7th and 8th

    • 05.01.2017

    Schedule of play for 6th and 7th and 8th January

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  • Catherine Bien bursts into singles semifinals at New Zealand Bowls Championships

    • 05.01.2017

    St Heliers' Catherine Bien burst into the semifinals of the women's singles at the New Zealand Bowls Championships in New Plymouth in spectacular style on Wednesday.

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  • Youngsters shine

    • 05.01.2017

    The younger brigade has taken charge in the women's singles at the Bowls New Zealand National Championships in New Plymouth.

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  • Edwards and Smith upset in women's pairs

    • 04.01.2017

    The upsets finally came at the Bowls New Zealand National Championships in a wet New Plymouth as the quarterfinalists of the women's pairs were found on Tuesday.

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  • Former New Zealand rep catching the eye at national bowls championships

    • 04.01.2017

    One player to catch the eye at the New Zealand bowls championships has been Naenae's Lisa White.

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  • Men's Singles Postponed until Friday 6th January

    • 03.01.2017

    The Heartland Bank Open Championships Men's Singles has been postponed until Friday 5th due to heavy rain in New Plymouth. The Women's Pairs will continue to be played at Paritutu Bowling Club Indoor Stadium.

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  • Another day dominated by favourites

    • 03.01.2017

    The final day of section play has been dominated by the favourites at the Bowls New Zealand National Championships in New Plymouth.

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  • Rain Delays

    • 03.01.2017

    All women's pairs have been moved to Paritutu's Indoor Stadium (455 St Aubyn St, New Plymouth), whilst the Men's Singles will be reassessed at 11am this morning. Stay tuned.

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  • Top teams stay on track for titles at national bowls champs in New Plymouth

    • 02.01.2017

    Trends from the opening days continued in the fours' section-play at the New Zealand bowls championships in Taranaki on Sunday, with nearly all of the top teams emerging unbeaten.

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  • Forsyth's impressive run continues

    • 02.01.2017

    Ali Forsyth's unbeaten run at the Bowls New Zealand National Championships has continued on the opening day of the men's fours.

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  • Green changes for today!

    • 02.01.2017

    Due to the rain last night in Taranaki we have had to make some green changes. 

    Men's Section 2 are now at Paritutu C from New Plymouth

    Men's Section 5 is now at West End from Vogeltown

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  • Blackjack Val Smith progresses despite early loss in New Zealand Bowls Championships

    • 01.01.2017
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  • Bruce the star of section play in women's singles

    • 01.01.2017

    It has been another upset-free day at the Bowls New Zealand National Championships in New Plymouth with all of the leading contenders safely through another day in the women's singles and the men's pairs.

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  • Jo Edwards and Val Smith move on in New Zealand Bowls Championships women's pairs

    • 31.12.2016

    The failure of New Zealand representative Kirsten Edwards and her mother Leigh Griffin to qualify in the women's pairs was the main talking point of the second day's play in the New Zealand Bowls Championships in Taranaki on Friday.

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  • Big names progress on day two at Heartland Bank National Open Champs

    • 31.12.2016

    Most of the big names have progressed to post section play at the Heartland Bank National Open Championships in beautiful conditions in New Plymouth.

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  • Big names have little trouble in opening round of New Zealand Bowls Championships

    • 30.12.2016

    The big names had little trouble advancing through qualifying in the men's singles on the first day of the New Zealand Bowls Championships in Taranaki on Thursday.

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  • Blackjacks remain in good form at Heartland Bank National Open Championships

    • 29.12.2016

    Despite the blustery south-westerlies and bitter cold showers, the Heartland Bank National Open Championships kicked off today in New Plymouth.

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  • Senior and Junior teams named for World Cup

    • 21.12.2016

    Bowls New Zealand has today announced their senior and junior players to compete at their respective World Cup events in Australia during March next year.

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  • New Zealand Masters Games

    • 19.12.2016

    Just over a month to go before registrations close for New Zealand Masters Games

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  • Heartland Bank National Open Championships App

    • 16.12.2016
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  • Blackjacks amongst nominations for Halberg Awards

    • 15.12.2016

    The Halberg Disability Sport Foundation has announced the nominations received for the 54th Halberg Awards.

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  • Relive the Finals

    • 15.12.2016

    Geoblocks have been lifted in New Zealand and Australia and can now be watched on Youtube

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  • Life goes on for Blackjacks new world singles bowls champion McIlroy

    • 14.12.2016

    A world champion maybe, but it doesn't pay the bills.

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  • Beckenham Bowling Club is celebrating 100 years

    • 14.12.2016

    Roll out the band, raise the flag the Beckenham Bowling Club is celebrating 100 years of giving enjoyment to the many hundreds of players who have taken part in the club activities over that time.

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  • Blackjacks Dave and Jo Edwards heading to new bowls challenge in Queensland

    • 14.12.2016

    After two weeks of intense competitive pressure and drama, some Queensland sunshine now beckons for Dave and Jo Edwards.

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  • First glimpse of World Masters Games 2017 medals for Lawn Bowls competitors.

    • 14.12.2016

    The gold, silver and bronze medals that Lawn Bowls competitors will compete for at World Masters Games 2017 (WMG2017) have been revealed for the first time.

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  • 'I used to cop a bit of flack!' New bowls champion revels in World Championship triumph

    • 13.12.2016

    TVNZ chat with Shannon after win on Sunday

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  • Christchurch hailed as 'bowls Mecca' after World Bowls tournament ends

    • 13.12.2016

    The World Bowls championships have finished "in the black" and have cemented Christchurch's reputation as "a Mecca for bowls", says organising committee chief Kerry Clark.

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  • Nelson: home of bowls world champions

    • 13.12.2016

    Nelson can claim to be a global bowls epicentre after producing two world champions and three minor medallists at World Bowls in Christchurch.

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  • Shannon McIlroy caps Blackjacks' golden World Bowls run

    • 13.12.2016

    Shannon McIlroy reckoned "all those days wagging school" to play bowls have paid off after winning the New Zealand Blackjacks' second gold medal at the world championships.

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  • Minutes of the Annual and Biennial Council Meetings

    • 13.12.2016

    Board Minutes

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  • Wales thwart Blackjacks to win first World Bowls pairs title after tense final end

    • 11.12.2016

    Wales have won their first women's pairs title at a World Bowls championships after a nervewracking final end victory over New Zealand.

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  • Blackjacks fours good as gold

    • 11.12.2016

    New Zealand claimed their first gold medal at the 2016 world bowls championships in Christchurch.

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  • Delayed Play

    • 11.12.2016


    Due to the rain over night, play at World Bowls 2016 today has been delayed. A review of start time will be made at 9:30am. Stay tuned!

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  • 'Brilliant' Blackjacks win NZ's first World Bowls gold medal

    • 11.12.2016

    New Zealand bowls great Peter Bellis claims he has "never seen a team that was so dominant" as the Blackjacks' gold medal winning men's four.

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  • The Good Chaps talk World Bowls

    • 10.12.2016
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  • Blackjacks to play off for three gold medals

    • 10.12.2016

    The Blackjacks will play off for three gold medals across the weekend after all three disciplines won their semifinals at the World Bowls Championships in Christchurch on Friday.

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  • Blackjacks to bid for three gold medals at World Bowls

    • 10.12.2016

    Coach Dave Edwards says the Blackjacks are on the brink of achieving their tournament goal after qualifying for three gold medal games at the World Bowls championships.

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  • New Zealanders guaranteed three more medals after near perfect day at world bowls championships

    • 09.12.2016

    New Zealand is guaranteed to win three more medals after a successful final day of match play at the world bowls championships on Thursday.

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  • New Zealanders guaranteed two more medals as perfect day at world bowls championships continues

    • 08.12.2016

    New Zealand is guaranteed at least two more medals after another perfect round at the world bowls championships in Christchurch.

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  • New Zealanders make perfect start to final day of section play at World Bowls Championships

    • 08.12.2016

    New Zealand has notched four wins from as many matches to start the final day of section play at the world bowls championships in Christchurch.

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  • NZ triple unable to mark Val Smith's landmark day with win at world bowls champs

    • 08.12.2016

    What was meant to be a milestone day for Blackjack Val Smith turned into a forgettable one as the Kiwi women's triple lost all three matches.

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  • Big win for Jo Edwards and Angela Boyd on perfect day for Blackjacks

    • 07.12.2016

    Blackjacks Jo Edwards and Angela Boyd scored a morale-boosting win over Australia to go through unbeaten on the opening day of the World Bowls women's pairs championships in Christchurch.

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  • Blackjacks four from four to start second week of world bowls championships

    • 06.12.2016

    New Zealand are off to a flying start in the opening round of section play at the world bowls championships in Christchurch.


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  • Blackjacks have to settle for bronzes after losing all four semifinals

    • 03.12.2016

    A worst possible scenario has played out for the New Zealand Blackjacks at the World Bowls Championships in Christchurch.

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  • Kiwi teams have to settle for bronze medals at World Bowls championships

    • 03.12.2016

    You could have forgiven Scottish bowler Lesley Doig for dancing a highland jig after she upset great Kiwi hope Jo Edwards on the Blackjacks' Frustrating Friday at the World Bowls championships.

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  • Jackaroos juggernaut rolls into Christchurch

    • 03.12.2016

    Australia will contest all four gold medals to be decided in these world bowls championships at Burnside this weekend

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  • Jo Edwards dramatically delivers a fourth World Bowls medal for the NZ Blackjacks

    • 02.12.2016

    Commonwealth Games champion Jo Edwards has secured New Zealand's fourth medal at the World Bowls championship by reaching the women's singles semifinals.

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  • Semifinals draw

    • 02.12.2016

    After an exciting morning here at Burnside Bowling Club-New Zealand, Semifinals will get underway at 1pm.

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  • Three medals guaranteed for Blackjacks at World Bowls

    • 02.12.2016

    The Blackjacks are already assured of three medals at the World Bowls championship and are well on their way to their pre-tournament target.

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  • Blackjacks stay red hot in chilly Christchurch

    • 01.12.2016

    The Blackjacks were red hot in very cold Christchurch conditions on Thursday at the World Bowls Championships with the side assured of at least three medals in the opening week.

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  • Jo Edwards win over Karen Murphy

    • 01.12.2016
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  • World Bowls Championships Round 7 Wrap Up

    • 01.12.2016
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  • Jo Edwards approaches 500th test as Blackjacks enjoy perfect day

    • 01.12.2016

    The Blackjacks have enjoyed a perfect second day at the World Bowls Championships in Christchurch - winning all of their matches despite cool conditions.


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  • Kiwis collect four wins on day two at World Bowls tournament

    • 30.11.2016

    The Blackjacks have made a successful start to the second day of the World Bowls championships with four wins in Wednesday's morning session.

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  • Jo Edwards to play 500th Game for New Zealand

    • 30.11.2016
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  • World Bowls Results Day One

    • 29.11.2016

    Despite high winds on the greens here in Christchurch, the first day of the World Bowls Championships went off without a glitch. 

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  • Commonwealth champ Jo Edwards loses at World Bowls championships

    • 29.11.2016

    New Zealand's Commonwealth Games champion Jo Edwards suffered a shock loss to Canada in the second round of the World Bowls championships in Christchurch.

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  • World Bowls Championships Round One Review

    • 29.11.2016

    Kevin Hickland reviews the first round of the World Bowls Championships 

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  • McIlroy motivated for one last big effort for the gaffer at world bowls champs

    • 26.11.2016

    Shannon McIlroy is determined to make Blackjacks coach Dave Edwards' international swansong a memorable one.

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  • Mother's memory inspires Jo Edwards for World Bowls medal attempt

    • 26.11.2016

    Commonwealth Games bowls champion Jo Edwards would love to honour her mother's memory with another world championships gold medal.

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  • Patience pays off as Mike Kernaghan, 61, draws near to first World Bowls campaign

    • 26.11.2016

    New Zealand Olympic Committee selector Mike Kernaghan knows about the vagaries of selection first hand.


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  • Best mates target more gold medal success at World Bowls in Christchurch

    • 26.11.2016

    Jo Edwards and Val Smith occupy a unique place in New Zealand sport - two best mates who became world champions.

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  • WORLD BOWLS 2016 LIVE AND FREE!!!

    • 23.11.2016

    Tune in live from Christchurch New Zealand, for coverage of all World Bowls 2016 finals events. 

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  • Blackjacks Coaches Announced

    • 17.11.2016

    With Dave Edwards, after 10 years in the job, having already confirmed his resignation as National Coach and Convenor of Selectors for the New Zealand Blackjacks his replacements were today announced by Kerry Clark the CEO of Bowls New Zealand.

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  • 2017 PROHIBITED LIST COMES INTO FORCE ON 1 JANUARY 2017

    • 17.11.2016

    Update from World Anti-Doping Agency

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  • Bowls New Zealand APP

    • 15.11.2016

    Get the very best in 2016 World Bowls Championships news, coverage and exclusive interaction right at your fingertips. Download the Bowls New Zealand App now!

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  • New Zealand Earthquake

    • 14.11.2016

    Areas at the south of the North Island and north of the South Island were this morning the centre of an earthquake felt across New Zealand.

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  • Young Australian guns Nathan Pedersen and Corey Wedlock defend Hong Kong Bowls Classic title

    • 14.11.2016

    The Jackaroos prove that last year’s win was no fluke, while Filipino pair Rosita Bradborn and Sonia Bruce clinch the women’s pairs title to leave the home side empty handed for 2016

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  • Maori Sports Awards

    • 09.11.2016

    Shannon McIlroy has been named a finalist for the TE TAMA-A-TANENUIARANGI - Senior Maori Sportsman of the Year Award.

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  • BPL04 Updates

    • 09.11.2016
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  • Hong Kong Classic Pairs Update

    • 09.11.2016
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  • BPL04 Starts Tonight

    • 08.11.2016

    Schedule of play, available here! Please note specified times are Australian Eastern Standard Time

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  • Career high point comes at the tail end

    • 08.11.2016

    Mike Kernaghan, the grand old man of New Zealand bowls, should be given a gold medal for perseverance.

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  • Hong Kong Classic Singles Results

    • 08.11.2016

    New Zealand's Paul Girdler, Tony Grantham, Selina Goddard and and Sarah Scott are currently in Hong Kong competing in the Hong Kong Classic.

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  • Entries roll in for Maori Nationals

    • 08.11.2016

    Only 3 weeks before entries close for the Aotearoa Maori Bowls Nationals

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  • Katelyn Inch off to the BPL

    • 04.11.2016

    Canterburys Katelyn Inch will join Ali Forsyth and Shannon McIlroy in the TOWER Blackjacks at this months A$100 000 Bowls Premiere League.

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  • Mixed pairs a family affair

    • 02.11.2016

    Bowls is a sport that has few barriers. Old and young, men and women can play together at a highly competitive level.

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  • World Masters Games

    • 31.10.2016

    Have you registered for World Masters Games 2017 yet??

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  • Heartland Bank National Open Championships

    • 28.10.2016

    Entries close in ONE WEEK! Don't miss out, enter now!

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  • UPDATE FROM THE WORLD MASTERS GAMES 2017 LAWN BOWLS COMMUNITY

    • 25.10.2016

    Planning for WMG2017 in Auckland is progressing well, and already there are thousands of participants registered from more than 50 countries.

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  • Kernaghan claims third title.

    • 25.10.2016

    World Bowls representative Mike Kernaghan joined an elite group at his home club yesterday when he won his third North East Valley Invitation Singles title.

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  • Forsyth's style about embracing the pressure

    • 25.10.2016

    Ali Forsyth gearing up for World Bowls, competed in the North East Valley Invitation Singles over the weekend. 

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  • Annual Labour Weekend women's triples bowls tournament in Nelson this weekend

    • 21.10.2016

    New Zealand women's under-18 champion, Te Atatu's Paris Baker, will contest the Nelson Bowling Club's Labour Weekend women's invitational drawn triples tournament.

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  • Collins elected to World Bowls board

    • 14.10.2016

    Well-known Guernsey bowls identity Garry Collins has won a seat on the World Bowls board following a recent election for the vacant Europe Region post in which he was one of three candidates

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  • Australians to make up for Comm Games showing

    • 13.10.2016

    The Australian bowls team will be looking to make up for a disappointing Commonwealth Games campaign at the upcoming World Bowls Championships in Christchurch.

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  • Burnside U26 Singles Tournament

    • 04.10.2016

    After 140 games of singles over three days, a very worthy winner emerged from the 32 strong field of talented lawn bowlers on the Burnside greens. Sheldon Bagrie- Howley 2016 U26 Singles champion. 

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  • 500 Milestone Looms for Edwards and Smith.

    • 03.10.2016

    Jo Edwards along with her good mate and fellow Blackjack Val Smith will both pass the magical 500 caps mark during play at this year's World Championships in Christchurch.

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  • World Anti-Doping Agency Publishes 2017 Prohibited List

    • 03.10.2016

    Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes the 2017 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods; along with, the 2017 Summary of Major Modification and Explanatory Notes.

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  • One last task for Blackjacks coach Dave Edwards

    • 29.09.2016
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  • Burnside's Blackjack Tayla Bruce defends her elite youth bowls title

    • 28.09.2016

    Black Jack Tayla Bruce will defend her title on her home green at the Burnside Under 26 elite national bowls tournament in Christchurch on Friday.

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  • Swansong for Edwards

    • 27.09.2016

    Dave Edwards today announced that the World Bowls Championships in Christchurch later this year will be his swansong.

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  • Bowls Matua Celebrates 50 Years

    • 26.09.2016

    Bowls Matua celebrated its 50th anniversary at its season opening on 10 September.

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  • Bowls' Future In Young Hands

    • 26.09.2016

    Thirty two elite youth bowlers will gather at the Burnside Bowling Club on Avonhead Road this Friday to compete for the title of champion of the Burnside Under 26 Singles tournament.

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  • Last Chance to Win $5000 with World Masters Game

    • 20.09.2016

    What would you do with an extra NZD$5,000 to spend at Games-time?

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  • Congratulations to all winners of the 2015-2016 National Awards

    • 19.09.2016


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  • World Boss Backed For Second Term

    • 13.09.2016

    World Bowls president John Bell has been returned unopposed to the position as the sport's number one member.

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  • Auckland to host the T20 of Bowls

    • 07.09.2016

    Bowls' version of T20 is set to arrive in Auckland early next year with confirmation the Bowls Premier League will be staged on the North Shore in late February.

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  • Aotearoa National Maori Bowls 2017

    • 02.09.2016

    Tamaki Makaurau Rohe (Auckland Region) is proud to be hosting the 2017 Aoteoroa Maori National Bowls Tournament.

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  • Big money Australian lawn bowls tournament coming to Auckland

    • 02.09.2016

    A quick-fire Australian lawn bowls tournament is expanding to New Zealand.

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  • Getting to know Jo Edwards

    • 01.09.2016
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  • 2018 Commonwealth Games

    • 31.08.2016

    Nomination Criteria for Bowls Events

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  • New Zealand Masters Games

    • 29.08.2016

    Registrations for New Zealand's Masters Games are open now!

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  • Tiger Turf Winter League National Final

    • 24.08.2016

    The National Tiger Turf Winter League Final is on this weekend. 27th August, Epsom Bowling Club, Auckland

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  • Win $5,000 to live it up!

    • 22.08.2016

    World Masters Games 2017 has a NZD$5,000 fun fund up for grabs. And to win, all you have to do is register as a competitor or supporter before 30 September 2016. Amazing! 

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  • CHRISTCHURCH'S WORLD BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIPS 100 DAYS AWAY!

    • 19.08.2016

    With the World Bowls Championships beginning in Christchurch on Tuesday 29 November the opening ceremony is now only 100 days away.

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  • World Bowls submits recognition request file to International Olympic Committee

    • 16.08.2016

    World Bowls has submitted its recognition request file to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) sports department. 

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  • World Masters- Register Now

    • 15.08.2016

    Bowlers urged to sign up for WMG2017 to avoid disappointment, as some sports sell out.

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  • 2016 GOLDEN NUGGET

    • 12.08.2016

    Congratulations to Jo Edwards for taking out the 2016 Golden Nugget  

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  • Getting to Know Angela Boyd

    • 11.08.2016
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  • Tiger Turf

    • 11.08.2016

    Peter Bell and his Awamoa club team of Bill Kingan and Bob Wilson raided the regional Tiger Turf title last weekend, with two clutch bowls proving the difference for a shot at national glory.

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  • Getting to Know Katelyn Inch

    • 04.08.2016
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  • Youth rules in battle for worlds berth

    • 02.08.2016

    Young and old came face to face in the final of the New Zealand Professional Bowls Association national qualifiers in Hastings last night.

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  • UPSETS GALORE IN WORLD INDOOR SINGLES QUALIFIERS

    • 02.08.2016

    There were plenty of upsets around the country in the latest New Zealand Professional Bowls Association qualifiers at the weekend as players battled to reach the World Indoor Singles championship at Potter's Leisure Resort in England next January.

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  • 2015/2016 National Award Finalists

    • 29.07.2016

    Congratulations to those shortlisted as a finalist this year. The caliber of nominations was impressive and to be recognised as a finalist is an achievement in its own right

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  • Getting to Know Shannon McIlroy

    • 28.07.2016

    What would Shannon be doing if he wasn't a Bowler?

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  • Super club in the pipeline for Palmerston North bowlers

    • 28.07.2016

    The idea of a merging all the bowling clubs in Palmerston North into one super club remains an idea for now.

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  • Malcolm named first female patron of Bowls Dunedin

    • 28.07.2016

    The honours keep coming for Margaret Malcolm who was appointed the first female patron of Bowls Dunedin at its annual meeting last week.

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  • Havelock North Bowls team win winter series reional final

    • 26.07.2016

    Four teams from Hawke's Bay travelled to Gisborne to contest the regional finals against four qualifying teams from Gisborne.

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  • Havelock North's Centenery

    • 25.07.2016

    The Havelock North Bowling Club is celebrating their centenary on Labour Weekend 2016.

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  • Madame President of lawn bowls

    • 25.07.2016

    The doors at Gisborne Bowling Club finally opened to women members in 2008, and they now have their first female president . . . Natasha Thompson talks to Carol Hawes about her 30-year lawn bowling career, becoming her club's first woman president, and future aspirations for the sport.

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  • Wanganui's Tigers of Turf

    • 23.07.2016

    The Whanganui team of Les Murcott, Dianne Patterson and Ray Savage have earned the chance to finish on top of the $20,000 national TigerTurf tournament after winning the northern regional final on home soil last weekend.

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  • APL Coming to New Zealand

    • 21.07.2016

    In a coup for the sport of bowls, Bowls Australia has today announced that there will be an additional $100,000 Australian Premier League staged each year - although the competition will undergo a name change moving forward.

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  • Air New Zealand #GreatMates

    • 19.07.2016

    Lisa Carrington shows us how she rolls.

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  • 61st Annual South Pacific Bowling Carnival

    • 18.07.2016

    3rd June 2017- 11 June 2017

    Suva Bowling Club

    Cash Prizes $25,000 (VIP) FJD


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  • Better late than never for delighted Blackjack Kirsten Edwards

    • 14.07.2016

    Kirsten Edwards' plans for a restful winter are over.

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  • Kirsten Edwards Joins Blackjacks for World Championship

    • 13.07.2016

    Kirsten Edwards (nee Griffin) from Nelson has been added to the Blackjacks team for Novembers World Championships. 

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  • National Awards Nominations Are in

    • 07.07.2016

    Nominations are in for the 2015/2016 National Bowls Awards.

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  • 'Gizzy' Bowls is alive and thriving!

    • 21.06.2016
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  • SCANZ Club Manual

    • 03.06.2016
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  • On The Drive Podcast Wed May 25

    • 25.05.2016

    Dave Edwards joins Dale Budge to chat about the winter training camp for the World Championships side held over this past weekend. 

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  • College Sport: Jack's king of the greens...

    • 25.05.2016

    It doesn't matter that Jack Green has to celebrate any senior lawn bowling success with a lemonade, while his older teammates toast with something stronger.

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  • Bowls NZ and centres at loggerheads over membership fees

    • 19.05.2016

    Bowls New Zealand is running into some resistance from its centres over their proposed change to membership fees and will struggle to pass the motion at Monday's Special General Meeting.

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  • 2016 Grants Corner to Corner Final

    • 13.05.2016

    In case you missed it, here's a run down of the 2016 National Grants Corner to Corner Final. Congratulations to all those involved. 

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  • Mount bowls club host the Armaroos

    • 06.05.2016

    The Mount Maunganui Bowling Club has hosted a bowling tournament like no other. The Australian bowling arm national team was in town today for the Australian National and President's Open.

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  • New Zealand Turf Conference & Expo

    • 03.05.2016

    A reminder that the Early Bird Rates close next Friday and registrations are limited, so please ensure you register today to take advantage of the Early Bird Rate.

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  • Aussie arm bowlers invade the Mount

    • 02.05.2016

    In what's believed to be a New Zealand first, the Mount Maunganui Bowling Club is going to be hosting the Australian bowling arm national team on May 5.

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  • Bowls New Zealand Fixed Membership Fee Proposal May 2016

    • 29.04.2016

    We have received a number of clarification questions relating to the Notices of Motion for the SGM being held in May

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  • National Awards 2015-2016 Nominations Now Open

    • 29.04.2016

    Nominate your Centre award winners, and others, for the Bowls New Zealand National Awards to ensure they get the recognition they deserve.

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  • New Zealand BLINDJACKS up against Australia at Browns Bay

    • 27.04.2016

    Trans-Tasman rivalry is about to begin again.The NZ Blindjacks will play a three test series against Australia from the 28th to 30th of April on the fine North Harbour greens at Browns Bay Bowling Club.

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  • Grant's Corner to Corner National Final

    • 27.04.2016

    Come along this Saturday and support your local bowlers at the Grant's Corner to Corner National Final at Pt Chevalier Bowling Club!


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  • Wellington bowler Lisa White claims national club women's singles title

    • 26.04.2016

    Wellington lawn bowler Lisa White has won the women's singles title at the National Club Championships in Hamilton

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  • Omarunui fours do it for 'little club'

    • 26.04.2016

    The Omarunui Bowling Club women's fours team beat Taieri Bowling Club (Dunedin) 15-10 in the final at the Stadium Bowling Club.

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  • Terrace End women fall at final hurdle at national club bowls champs

    • 21.04.2016

    The Terrace End women's triples team lost the final at the national club championships at Hamilton on Wednesday.

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  • One Year to Go! - World Masters Games 2017

    • 21.04.2016

    In 365 days time the World Masters Games will kick off on 21 April 2017


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  • Southland bowler Sheldon Bagrie-Howley inched out of bowls World Junior Championships

    • 21.04.2016

    Gore bowler Sheldon Bagrie-Howley has returned home from the World Junior Championships empty handed, following a cruel loss in the preliminary mixed pairs final recently.

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  • Bowls: NZ crown's perfect gift

    • 19.04.2016

    Hawke's Bay bowlers Louise Fitness and Jo Hayes dished up a perfect belated first wedding anniversary present for Fitness and her husband Lloyd when they won the national women's club pairs championship

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  • Canterbury bowlers delighted at world championships call-ups

    • 16.04.2016

    Canterbury bowler Angela Boyd was hoping to join sister Mandy in the Blackjacks' world championships squad but was surprised to be asked to partner singles ace Jo Edwards in the pairs.

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  • Boyds put in long hours for rewards

    • 16.04.2016

    Hawke's Bay sisters Angela and Mandy Boyd are in the Bowls New Zealand equation to represent their country at the World Bowls Championship in Christchurch this November.

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  • Work underway on new $6.2 million bowls centre in Naenae

    • 15.04.2016

    A new bowls centre in Naenae will feature a "world first design" allowing bowls to be played indoors, under natural light.

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  • Bowls: Long-held ambition achieved

    • 15.04.2016

    The long 12-year wait is over for Mike Kernaghan. He has achieved his long-held ambition to play at World Bowls.

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  • Ali Forsyth gets skips job ahead of Paul Girdler for world bowls tournament

    • 14.04.2016

    Experienced former Otago bowler Paul Girdler has paid the price for an untimely form dip by missing out on a place in the Blackjacks' world championships squad.

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  • Jo Edwards to have new pairs partner for world bowls championships

    • 14.04.2016

    Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jo Edwards says the national selectors' decision to split her successful pairs partnership with old mate Val Smith caught them by surprise.

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  • Audio of Blackjacks Announcement

    • 14.04.2016

    Relive the moment the Blackjacks team was announced for the 2016 World Bowls Championships. 

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  • Blackjacks named for World Bowls Championships

    • 14.04.2016

    The Blackjacks team to represent New Zealand at the World Bowls Championships in Christchurch this November has officially been announced today.

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  • Bowls: Summer Olympics on the cards in future

    • 13.04.2016

    Bowls is expected to be added to the International Olympic Committee sports later this year and could be played at future Summer Olympics.

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  • World Junior Champs - Update

    • 13.04.2016

    The last round of section play in all three disciplines kick off today at the World Junior Champs!

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  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2016, Kerry Clark OBE

    • 12.04.2016

    Congratulations to our CEO Kerry Clark on receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award, at this years New Zealand Sport and Recreations Awards.

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  • 2016 World Junior Bowls Championships

    • 12.04.2016

    Getting into the business end of section play at the World Junior Championships!

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  • Blackjacks Team Announcement

    • 11.04.2016

    The New Zealand team which will compete at the 2016 World Bowls Championships will be announced this Thursday at 1:30pm on Radio Sport. 

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  • 2016 World Junior Bowls Championships

    • 11.04.2016

    Katelyn Inch and Sheldon Bagrie-Howley are currently on the Gold Coast representing New Zealand. Click here for results of the first two days of competition

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  • Taranaki's bid comes up just short

    • 11.04.2016

    A brave Taranaki bid narrowly came up short in the final of the New Zealand under-eights intercentre bowls event in Wellington on Sunday evening.

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  • Bowls: Gate Pa hotbed of young talent

    • 11.04.2016

    There may still be a general perception that bowls is a sport for retired folk, but in reality that is far from the truth.

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  • Bowls: On The Drive Podcast Fri Apr 8

    • 08.04.2016

    On this week's bowls podcast host Dale Budge chats to New Zealand bowlers Katelyn Inch and Sheldon Bagrie-Howley ahead of the World Junior Championships on the Gold Coast.

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  • The Crowd Goes Wild

    • 06.04.2016
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  • Central Bowling Club's World Record Attempt

    • 06.04.2016

    Central Bowling Club (Cambridge) have attempted to beat the 170 hours 3 minutes time for the Longest Game Of Lawn Bowls

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  • Paris Baker wins U18 national bowls title

    • 06.04.2016

    A 17-year-old from Te Atatu Peninsula Bowling Club is celebrating a remarkable win.

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  • Health and Safety

    • 05.04.2016

    There has been a great deal of publicity regarding changes to Heath and Safety legislation.

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  • Bowls: Gary Smith World Bowls CEO

    • 05.04.2016

    World Bowls chief executive Gary Smith is in New Zealand and he caught up with Radio Sport's Dale Budge to chat about the upcoming World Championships and the state of the sport.

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  • Two Board of Directors Positions

    • 05.04.2016

    We are looking to appoint two board members, to help guide us through the challenges ahead.

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  • Blackjacks team 'pencilled in' for world bowls championships

    • 04.04.2016

    The New Zealand Blackjacks squad to contest November's world championships is now "pencilled in", but will not be confirmed until later in April.

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  • Northland, Auckland claim National Intercentre wins

    • 04.04.2016

    Northland Women, coached by Bowls New Zealand Past President Ann Muir, had the green under control this morning as they took out North Harbour 3-0 to take a place in the Finals.

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  • Nelson women's bowls team pipped at final hurdle by Northland at intercentre

    • 04.04.2016

    The Nelson women's bowls team has fallen just short of another national title after losing to Northland in Sunday's final at the New Zealand national intercentre championships in Auckland.

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  • Finals Underway at Howick

    • 03.04.2016
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  • Semi Finals confirmed for National Intercentre

    • 02.04.2016
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  • Quarter finals underway at Intercentre

    • 02.04.2016
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  • Bowls: Cream starting to rise at National Intercentre

    • 02.04.2016

    Canterbury Women continued their winning ways this morning with Mandy and Angela Boyd taking out wins over Manawatu (19-18) and Northland (25-10).

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  • Canterbury off to a good start at intercentre

    • 01.04.2016

    The Bowls New Zealand National Intercentre has kicked off today in Auckland with the two defending champions, Taranaki (men) and Canterbury (women), having mixed results.

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  • Interview with Blackjack and Dunedin representative Paul Girdler on his start at Intercentre

    • 01.04.2016
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  • New system designed to embrace casual players

    • 31.03.2016

    Bowls New Zealand wants to increase its registered membership by bringing casual and social bowlers into the fold.

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  • 28th Maori Battalion Bowls Tournament - Hokianga

    • 31.03.2016

    Over the Easter weekend the 28th Maori Battalion Bowls tournament was held at the Opononi and Waimamaku Bowling clubs in the beautiful Hokianga.

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  • Blackjacks under scrutiny at national inter-centre bowls tournament

    • 31.03.2016

    New Zealand's top bowlers get their final chance to press a claim for world championships selection at the national inter-centre championships in Auckland.

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  • Shanks siblings perform well in tourneys

    • 31.03.2016

    Kahutia's Leighton and Lucy Shanks showed they have the talent to match the country's best young bowlers

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  • Kiwis try to bowl a long-standing world record

    • 30.03.2016

    Sometimes ordinary people go out of their way to do the seemingly impossible just for the sake of it.

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  • THE LAWN BOWLS REVOLUTION

    • 29.03.2016

    Last year, various British news outlets reported of a new sporting phenomena sweeping across the nation's hallowed lawns.

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  • Bowls boost delivered

    • 29.03.2016

    Junior lawn bowlers got a fillip this week with the delivery of 12 sets of bowls in sizes to suit small, young hands.

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  • Bowls: Champions crowned at National Under 21s tournament

    • 29.03.2016

    There was a repeat of last year's final in the women's section of the Bowls New Zealand Kittyhawk National under 21 singles tournament with Cait Basset from Allenton and Ashleigh Jeffcoat from Frankton Junction playing off for top honours again, however the tables were turned this year and it was Jeffcoat who came with the silverware.

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  • Bowls: Curtin, Baker triumph in Under 18 national champs

    • 27.03.2016

    Seamus Curtin from Stokes Valley and Paris Baker from the Te Atatu are the Bowls New Zealand under 18 champions for 2016.

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  • Surveys

    • 26.03.2016

    Surveys for all recent national events are available here!

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  • Aramoho in tourney win

    • 24.03.2016

    THE ARAMOHO lads had a jovial trip home on Tuesday after winning the Men's Division 2 National Interclub bowls title, beating 26 other club centre teams in Auckland over the weekend.

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  • World Cup Singles

    • 24.03.2016

    2016 World Cup Singles have wrapped up at Warilla Bowling Club. 

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  • Championship bowls stolen from Hawera women's team

    • 23.03.2016

    A victorious Taranaki bowls team has returned disheartened after thieves took off with the bowls which won them the championship. 

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  • Interclub team has bowls stolen

    • 22.03.2016

    Some disappointing news after a top performance on the green. Please forward and share round your community.

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  • 2016 Bowls World Cup - LIVE NOW

    • 22.03.2016
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  • Wellington's Eastbourne club celebrate national men's interclub bowls title

    • 22.03.2016

    A powerhouse Eastbourne men's team lived up to their billing to claim the national interclub bowls title in Auckland at the weekend.

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  • Finals underway for Div 2 Interclub

    • 21.03.2016
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  • Semi finals confirmed for National Interclub - Div 2

    • 21.03.2016
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  • CGF and GC2018 to host largest para-sport program in Commonwealth Games history

    • 21.03.2016

    The integrated para-sport program for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be the most extensive in Commonwealth Games history.

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  • Bowls: Eastbourne, Paritutu win Interclub finals

    • 21.03.2016

    The Division 1 National Interclub Finals wrapped up today at Carlton Cornwall Bowling Club, Auckland where Eastbourne (Wellington) won the men's and Paritutu (Taranaki) the women's.

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  • Division two National Interclub Finals

    • 21.03.2016
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  • National Interclub Champions Found

    • 20.03.2016
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  • Finals confirmed at National Interclub

    • 20.03.2016
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  • Semi finals confirmed for National Interclub

    • 20.03.2016
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  • National Interclub Finals

    • 20.03.2016
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  • Bowls: Leading clubs descend on Auckland for Interclub finals

    • 17.03.2016

    Some 90 teams from around the country will meet in Auckland this weekend for the New Zealand Interclub finals.

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  • Chinese & Korean Open Day

    • 16.03.2016

    The Pakuranga Bowling Club in conjunction with Bowls New Zealand and Counties Manukau Sport has run two open days to introduce Chinese and Korean communities to the sport of lawn bowls.

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  • World Cup to be live-streamed

    • 16.03.2016

    The finals of the 2016 World Cup, which commenced in Warilla, NSW this morning, will be live-streamed free of charge.

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  • Bowls: Dave Edwards reviews Blackjacks tournaments

    • 14.03.2016

    New Zealand Blackjacks coach Dave Edwards chats to Radio Sport's Dale Budge about the performance of the side in the Trans-Tasman & Six Nations tournaments and looking ahead to the World Championships.

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  • 2016 World Cup

    • 14.03.2016

    This tournament is taking place at Warilla Bowling Club, Australia from 15 - 23 March.

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  • Bowls: Sevens results could be crucial

    • 14.03.2016

    The erratic performances of the Black Jack men's team over the last two weeks has helped Mike Kernaghan's chances of playing at World Bowls in December.

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  • NZ second in Six Nations medal standings

    • 13.03.2016

    New Zealand's Shannon McIlroy won a second gold at the Six Nations bowls tournament in Christchurch but couldn't prevent Australia finishing top of the medal standings.

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  • Gold medal skip Shannon McIroy now 'world class' bowler

    • 12.03.2016

    Blackjacks coach Dave Edwards says Shannon McIlroy has proved himself as a "world class" bowler after winning two gold medals at the Six Nations tournament in Christchurch.

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  • Bowls: Gold in Men's Pairs for Blackjacks

    • 11.03.2016

    The teams adjusted well to the conditions on the last day of the Six Nations bowls tournament in Christchurch. While many teams travelled to Christchurch to gain experience on the greens, many will leave having gained much experience with the ever changing
    weather.

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  • Blackjacks win a third gold medal at Six Nations tournament in Christchurch

    • 11.03.2016

    The New Zealand Blackjacks have won a third gold medal at the Six Nations bowls tournament in Christchurch with Shannon McIlroy and Mike Nagy taking the men's pairs title.

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  • Bowls: Boyd happy with Blackjacks form

    • 11.03.2016
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  • Bowls: Golden day for Blackjacks at Six Nations

    • 11.03.2016

    New Zealand had a golden Day Five of the Six Nations Bowls event in Christchurch with both Fours teams picking up gold.

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  • Blackjacks win gold medals at Six Nations tournament in Christchurch

    • 10.03.2016

    The New Zealand Blackjacks bowls team have won two gold medals on the first day of finals at the Six Nations tournament in Christchurch.

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  • Bowls: Scottish bowler Iain McLean chats about the Six Nations

    • 10.03.2016
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  • Blackjacks hit form at Six Nations as three more teams qualify for finals

    • 10.03.2016

    The Blackjacks are creating a welcome selection headache for coach Dave Edwards as they continue their impressive form at the Six Nations tournament in Christchurch.

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  • Teams for Finals Day 5 Thursday

    • 10.03.2016
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  • Bowls: Blackjacks to playoff for four gold medals

    • 10.03.2016

    Section play is all wrapped up at the Six Nations bowls event at Bowls Papanui in Christchurch today with the finalists of some disciplines had been decided on Tuesday.

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  • 6 Nations results - Day 4

    • 09.03.2016
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  • Men's four, women's triples the best of the Kiwis

    • 09.03.2016

    The third day of the Six Nations tournament in Christchurch started with fine balmy weather but by the end of the second round of games a fine drizzle had set in, fortunately this did not disrupt play and the players adjusted well to the damper conditions.

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  • Two New Zealand Blackjacks teams qualify for Six Nations bowls finals

    • 09.03.2016

    A stirring victory by the New Zealand fours team over Australia has earned the Blackjacks another shot at their arch rivals in the Six Nations bowls tournament final in Christchurch.

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  • Results Day 3 - Six Nations Bowls

    • 09.03.2016
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  • --Six Nations Results - Day 3--

    • 08.03.2016
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  • Double delight for Kiwi triples at Six Nations bowls tournament

    • 08.03.2016

    The New Zealand men's triples had back-to-back wins on day two of the Six Nations international bowls tournament in Christchurch.

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  • Up and down day for Blackjacks at Six Nations

    • 08.03.2016

    The second day of competition at the Six Nations Bowling tournament was held at the Fendalton Bowling Club Christchurch and has provided some highs for the Blackjacks but also a couple of disappointing games that will leave some players wondering what might have been.

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  • Six Nations Results - Day 2

    • 07.03.2016
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  • Six Nations Results - Round 2 - Day 2

    • 07.03.2016
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  • Six Nations Results - Round 1 - Day 2

    • 07.03.2016
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  • Bowls Exposed

    • 07.03.2016

    BOWLS EXPOSED is back again for another week, click here for the latest episode. 


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  • Angela Boyd stars in Blackjack bowls wins while sister Mandy watches

    • 06.03.2016

    Rising New Zealand bowls star Mandy Boyd missed the start of the Six Nations tournament through illness but her sister Angela stepped up to fill the Blackjacks' breach.

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  • Six Nations Results - Day 1

    • 06.03.2016
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  • Bowls: Six Nations to act as World Champs trial for Black Jacks

    • 06.03.2016

    The Six Nations International Bowls series gets underway today with six countries in Christchurch for the event.

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  • Blackjacks women bowlers causing headaches for national selectors

    • 04.03.2016

    National coach Dave Edwards says the Blackjacks' women bowlers are starting to give the selectors some pleasant headaches as they look to finalise their team for the November world championships.

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  • Bowls: Australia take clean sweap in trans-Tasman series

    • 04.03.2016

    From the start of play the men's test was a dead rubber but the women had everything to play for including stopping the Australians taking home all six trophies across both the Open and Development divisions.

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  • Trans-Tasman Bowls: Test 3 review

    • 03.03.2016

    From the start of play the men's test was a dead rubber but the women had everything to play for including stopping the Australians taking home all 6 trophies across both the Open and Development divisions.

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  • Blackjacks women trounce Australia in third bowls test in Christchurch

    • 03.03.2016

    The Blackjacks' younger brigade have carried the national women's bowls team to a morale-boosting third test win over Australia.


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  • Trans Tasman - Test 3/Overall Results

    • 03.03.2016
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  • Trans Tasman - Test 3 - Round 2 Results

    • 03.03.2016
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  • Bowls: Karen Murphy chats all things bowls

    • 03.03.2016

    Australian lawn bowl legend Karen Murphy chats to Radio Sport's Dale Budge about the trans-Tasman series, the state of the sport and her life and times.

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  • Bowls: Good morning for Black Jacks women

    • 03.03.2016

    The sun is out in Christchurch with perfect conditions for the last day of the trans-Tasman test series.

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  • Trans Tasman - Test 3 - Round 1 Results

    • 03.03.2016
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  • Aust in charge of Tasman lawn bowls series

    • 03.03.2016

    Australia's men and women have won their respective second Tests against New Zealand to assume control of the trans-Tasman bowls series in Christchurch.

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  • Bowls: Trans-Tasman second test

    • 03.03.2016

    The second test of the Trans Tasman series started very much as the first had finished with the Women Blackjacks carrying the flag.

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  • Bowls: Australia takes control of trans-Tasman series

    • 02.03.2016

    Australia continued their domination of the Men's Trans-Tasman International bowls test series at the Burnside greens in Christchurch today.

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  • New Zealand men crash to bowls test series loss to Australia at Burnside

    • 02.03.2016

    Singles specialist Shannon McIlroy admitted the Blackjacks men's bowls team were "smashed" as they slumped to a test series loss to Australia in Christchurch.

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  • Trans Tasman - Test 2 - Round 3 Results

    • 02.03.2016
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  • Trans Tasman - Test 2 - Round 2 Results

    • 02.03.2016
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  • New Zealand women leading the way in Australia test

    • 02.03.2016

    The NZ Women continued their fine form of yesterday with world number one ranked singles player Jo Edwards turning the tables on yesterday's result against the experienced Australian Karen Murphy.

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  • Trans Tasman - Test 2 - Round 1 Results

    • 02.03.2016
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  • Bowls: Advantage to Australia early in trans-Tasman bowls

    • 02.03.2016

    Day One of the Trans-Tasman bowls at Burnside saw Australia win the first test seven games to five with the Australian Men's team winning 4/2 & the NZ & Australian women locked up at 3 games each but NZ having the superior differential over Australia to win the first test

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  • One Test each in trans-Tasman bowls

    • 01.03.2016

    The trans-Tasman bowls series is locked at one Test each after the New Zealand women edged to a victory on countback, but the men were outplayed by Australia on day one in Christchurch.

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  • Blackjacks women win first bowls test against Australia with Kirsten Griffin impresssing on debut

    • 01.03.2016

    Nelson bowler Kirsten Griffin celebrated her Blackjacks debut by helping the New Zealand women to a test win over Australia.

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  • Trans Tasman - Test 1 - Round 3 Results

    • 01.03.2016
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  • Trans Tasman - Test 1 - Round 2 Results

    • 01.03.2016
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  • Trans Tasman - Test 1 - Round 1 Results

    • 01.03.2016
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  • Plenty to prove for Blackjacks at trans-Tasman bowls series in Christchurch

    • 01.03.2016

    New Zealand's top bowlers will be on trial in Christchurch over the next fortnight.

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  • Bowls: Griffin to play alongside hero Edwards

    • 29.02.2016

    A big thrill for Black Jacks debutant Kirsten Griffin tonight with her long-time hero Jo Edwards presenting her with her national cap.

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  • Bowls Participation: The Changing Landscape Conference

    • 29.02.2016

    In association with our International body, World Bowls Limited,  Bowls New Zealand is hosting a two-day conference on the changing face of sport participation in New Zealand and worldwide. 

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  • Trans-Tasman SKY Timetable

    • 29.02.2016

    The Trans-Tasman clash is always a highlight on the bowls calendar as the age old rivalry is re-ignited. 

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  • Kiwi invasion at the Australian Open

    • 26.02.2016

    Two-time Asia Pacific Championship gold medalist and current New Zealand Blackjack Paul Girdler is predicting an influx of kiwi's competing in this year's $250,000 Australian Open on the Gold Coast.

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  • 2016/17 Heartland Bank National Open Championships Changes Announced

    • 26.02.2016
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  • 2016 ASICS Bowls Shoes

    • 25.02.2016

    2016 ASICS Bowls shoes, approved by World Bowls, Bowls Australia and Bowls New Zealand.

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  • Australian Open 2016 - Entries now open!

    • 24.02.2016

    Registrations are now open for the 2016 Australian Open, to be held at 15 clubs across the Gold Coast, Queensland from June 11 to 24, 2016.

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  • Putaruru young gun takes on bowls

    • 23.02.2016

    The youngest member of the Putaruru Bowling Club has a chance to be noticed by selectors at the National championships in Christchurch next month.

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  • World Masters Games 2017 registrations on sale now

    • 18.02.2016

    Register for the World Masters Games 2017 and join the HALL OF FAME!

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  • World Bowls Tickets On Sale Today!

    • 15.02.2016

    A bowling event not to be missed. Click here for more information!

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  • Well represented at the Aotearoa National Maori Bowls Tournament

    • 11.02.2016

    Hosted by the Wainuiomata Bowling Club, the event attracted an entry of 44 men's fours and 42 women's teams.

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  • National Under 8's Charts

    • 10.02.2016

    National Under 8's Charts are now available.

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  • Forsyths not the first

    • 10.02.2016

    The Men's Nationals Pairs in 1922 was won by a J. Brackenbridge and a J.M. Brackenbridge (Newtown Bowling Club) and a photo in the Bowls NZ history publication confirms they were father and son.

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  • Coach named for World Junior Champs

    • 05.02.2016

    Evan Roberts has been appointed coach for the New Zealand representatives at World Junior Championships at Broadbeach Bowling Club later this year. 


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  • Girdler commits to Dunedin team

    • 02.02.2016

    The return of international Paul Girdler will add clout to the Dunedin bowls team that is targeting its 14th national bowls title.

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  • Selina In Again

    • 28.01.2016

    Howick's own bowls star Selina Goddard is starting 2016 on a bright note

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  • Third time lucky for Little in Open fours

    • 25.01.2016

    Brian Little's Palmerston North team take out Open fours tournament.

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  • Bowls New Zealand Development Team Coaches 2016 Announced

    • 22.01.2016

    Janice Paap and Evan Roberts 2016 Development Team Coaches 

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  • Stokes Valley pair in Blackjacks development team for Aussies series

    • 22.01.2016

    Euan Wong has cemented his place as one of the best young bowlers in the country.

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  • Entries Close Friday

    • 20.01.2016

    Click here for Event Info & Entry Form

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  • New Blackjack Kirsten Griffin thriving in rich Nelson bowls environment

    • 20.01.2016

    Nelson's rich bowls environment wasn't the catalyst for Kirsten Griffin's move from Wellington two years ago.

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  • Marlborough bowlers Andre Smith and Sanjhe Prasad win Burnside bowls title

    • 18.01.2016

    Marlborough duo Andre Smith and Sanjhe Prasad claimed the Stu Buttar Invitation Pairs title at the Burnside Bowling Club in Christchurch on Sunday.

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  • Southland lawn bowler Sheldon Bagrie-Howley takes another step towards Blackjack status

    • 15.01.2016

    Gore bowling talent Sheldon Bagrie-Howley is edging closer to his dream of becoming a Blackjack 

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  • Aussie bound Blake Signal makes Blackjacks Trans Tasman team

    • 15.01.2016

    Blake Signal has emerged from a quiet patch to win selection in the Blackjacks for the Trans Tasman Series in March

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  • Nelson bowler only new cap in NZ Blackjacks for Six Nations tournament

    • 13.01.2016

    Nelson's Kirsten Griffin is the only new cap in the Blackjacks bowls squad for the Trans-Tasman and Six Nations series in Christchurch in March.

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  • Blackjacks named for Trans-Tasman & Six Nations Events: Griffin to make debut

    • 12.01.2016

    As November's World Championships in Christchurch get closer the Bowls New Zealand selectors continue to trial players and combinations in an effort to determine their top line ups.

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  • Bowls New Zealand National Development Team Coaches

    • 11.01.2016

    Bowls New Zealand is calling for applications for coaches to lead the National Development Team program.

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  • Watch this space: Marlborough youngster bowls over adult competition

    • 11.01.2016

    When Kobe Hart was just 3-years-old, his father Ken Hart took him to the local bowling green, and Kobe has been playing ever since.

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  • Radio Sport Interviews

    • 09.01.2016

    Today we have had some great action on Radio Sport throughout the finals. 

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  • Heartland Bank National Open Championship - at a glance

    • 09.01.2016

    A huge thank you & summary of the event's key info

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  • Proud father Neville Forsyth wins national lawn bowls title alongside son Ali

    • 09.01.2016

    When Ali Forsyth was just three-years-old his father Neville would take him out to the backyard and they would roll some indoor bowls around in the grass.

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  • Mandy Boyd wins fifth national bowls finals with her 'best mates'

    • 09.01.2016

    Rising Blackjacks star Mandy Boyd may have bolted to her gold star after five national titles but she vows winning with her mates matters more than individual glory.

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  • Mandy Boyd shows composure to win fifth title

    • 09.01.2016

    Mandy Boyd stamped her mark on New Zealand bowls by skipping the winning women's four in Christchurch yesterday.

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  • Kaiapoi mates clinch club's first national bowls title

    • 09.01.2016

    Paddy Stewart was still pinching himself  after he and a couple of Kaiapoi mates clinched the club's first national bowls title to set up a memorable club centennial.

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  • Power of pairs equals awesome foursome

    • 09.01.2016

    SISTERS and former Napier Girls' High School students Mandy and Angela Boyd cleaned up their second title of the week in a history-making women's fours final lasting almost four hours at the national bowls championships in Christchurch yesterday.

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  • The snow-bowl effect | Why Nelson has become New Zealand's bowls mecca

    • 09.01.2016

    It took just four days for Nelson to have its first two national bowls titles in 2016 and another four for its third, adding to the region's incredible decade of success on the green.

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  • Mandy Boyd's four takes out national bowls title in Christchurch

    • 08.01.2016

    Blackjack Mandy Boyd has led her team to a brilliant comeback victory in the national women's fours final in Christchurch.

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  • Buller coalminer beats bowls ace Peter Belliss and clinches finals berth

    • 08.01.2016

    A former coalminer from Westport is "over the moon" after beating ex-world champion Peter Belliss on his way to booking a berth in the fours final at his first national bowls championships in Christchurch.

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  • Fours Finals - LIVE Scoring

    • 08.01.2016

    Click here to check out the LIVE scoring of the men's & women's Fours Final. Game starts at 10am

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  • Blackjacks bowlers to clash in women's fours final

    • 07.01.2016

    Blackjacks abound in the women's fours final with Commonwealth Games champion Jo Edwards' experienced lineup set to clash with rising star Mandy Boyd's family-focused team.

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  • Tight game as Crawford's four misses semis by a point

    • 07.01.2016

    It was so close. Dunedin bowler Carolyn Crawford just failed to take her composite team into today's semifinals of the women's fours in Christchurch.

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  • Semifinalists found as youngsters fall to experience

    • 07.01.2016

    Semifinals in the Women's Fours and Quarterfinals in Men's Fours both kick off today at the Heartland Bank National Open Championship.

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  • Bowls dad and lad Forsyths deserve Peoples Choice Halberg gong

    • 06.01.2016

    OPINION: The 2017 Halberg awards will, quite rightly, be all about honouring international success in an Olympic Games year.

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  • Bowls casualties include big names

    • 06.01.2016

    Bowls Papanui's Joseph van der Pennen is fast proving the giantkiller at the national open bowls championships after leading his team to victory over a four skipped by former world champion Gary Lawson.

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  • McIlroy national bowls champion

    • 05.01.2016

    SHANNON McIlroy won his first national singles bowls title yesterday, a day before his 29th birthday.

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  • Sisters talk each other into history books

    • 05.01.2016

    DEVELOPING a mutually beneficial sixth sense is an integral part of the religion of sisterhood.

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  • McIlroy's draw skills secure him first NZ title

    • 05.01.2016

    Paul Girdler's main strength failed him in the New Zealand championship singles final in Christchurch yesterday.

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  • Winners found at national championships

    • 05.01.2016

    Stoke's Shannon McIlroy won his first National Open Championship bowls singles title in Christchurch today.

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  • Kiwi-born Australian ace wins NZ women's bowls title

    • 05.01.2016

    An Australian international may have won the national open women's bowls singles title, but the trophy still belongs to a Kiwi.

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  • Second same day success for Stoke at bowls nationals

    • 04.01.2016

    Nelson's Stoke bowling club have won a second national title on the same day.

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  • LIVE Scoring

    • 04.01.2016

    Boyd/Boyd & Forsyth/Forsyth have both won the Pairs

    McIlroy & Cottrell have both won the Singles

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  • Girdler to play McIlroy in final

    • 04.01.2016

    Former Dunedin bowler Paul Girdler (Tweed Heads) is poised to win his first New Zealand open championship title at Christchurch today.

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  • So close for Te Rangi's Bronwyn Stevens at national bowls championships

    • 04.01.2016

    Two events down, one to go. 

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  • Pairs semifinals washed out at national open bowls championships

    • 03.01.2016

    The pairs semifinals were washed out at the national open bowls championships in Christchurch on Sunday but some big matches loom before the finals.

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  • Family combinations into semifinals at National Open

    • 03.01.2016

    Leigh & Kirsten Griffin (mother/daughter) Mandy & Angela Boyd (sisters) as well as Neville & Ali Forsyth (father/son) have all made it into the semifinals of the women's and men's pairs respectively 


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  • Play abandoned - New Schedule for Finals Day Tomorrow

    • 03.01.2016

    Play as been abandoned today. Click here for tomorrow's new schedule (Finals Day)

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  • Events Review

    • 03.01.2016

    Bowls New Zealand is aware of comments and discussions (positive and negative) taking place regarding the change of format for this year's Heartland Bank National Open Championships.

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  • Burnside's Bruce makes singles final in stunning fashion

    • 02.01.2016

    Day 5 of the Heartland Bank National Open Championships started under cloudy skies as the women's and men's pairs continued post section play while the women's singles fought it out to see who would play Monday's final.

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  • National bowls tournament features upsets and dogfights in Christchurch

    • 02.01.2016

    With upsets and dogfights, day five of the National Open bowls Championships in Christchurch had a bit of everything.

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  • Players Survey is now LIVE

    • 02.01.2016

    The Players Survey for the 2015-2016 Heartland Bank National Open Championship is now LIVE. 

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  • McIlroy out to win first bowls singles title

    • 02.01.2016

    FORMER Gisborne bowler Shannon McIlroy will contest the final of the national men's bowls singles in Christchurch on Monday.

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  • Two Blackjacks to meet in NZ open bowls final

    • 01.01.2016

    New Zealand bowls will have a new singles champion with Blackjacks Shannon McIlroy and Paul Girdler to clash in Monday's final after toppling two former titleholders.

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  • Finalists eye their first singles title

    • 01.01.2016

    The national men's bowls singles will have a first time winner, with Tweed Heads-based Paul Girdler to play Shannon McIlroy in Monday's final.

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  • Stevens reaches the last 16 at national bowls championships

    • 01.01.2016

    Waikiwi bowler Roger Stevens has bowed out of the title race in the men's national singles in Christchurch, losing to former New Zealand representative Kelvin Scott in the last 16.

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  • McIlroy vs Girdler in Final

    • 01.01.2016

    There will be a new champion in 2016

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  • Semi Finals filled with Blackjacks

    • 01.01.2016

    And then there were four.

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  • The top 8 have been found

    • 01.01.2016

    The quarter finalists have been found in the Heartland Bank National Men's Singles. Play is underway at the Burnside Bowling Club 

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  • Kernaghan survives as big names fall

    • 01.01.2016

    Defending champion Mike Kernaghan has survived a big-name culling in the men's singles at the National Bowls Championships in Christchurch.

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  • Boyds back through to pairs post section

    • 31.12.2015

    Defending champions sisters Mandy and Angela Boyd won through to post section play in the pairs today at Heartland Bank National Open Bowls in Christchurch.

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  • WIN with Heartland Bank!

    • 31.12.2015

    In association with the naming right sponsor of the Heartland Bank National Open Championships there will again be three opportunities to WIN at this season's tournament.

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  • New Year's Honours: Noted sports broadcasters John McBeth and Bill Francis honoured

    • 31.12.2015

    Once the voice of rugby, Olympics and Commonwealth Games, broadcaster John McBeth has been appointed a Member of the Order of New Zealand (MNZM).

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  • Commonwealth Games medallists ousted at women's national singles bowls tournament

    • 31.12.2015

    Commonwealth Games bronze medallists Amy McIlroy and Mandy Boyd have been bundled out of the women's singles qualifying round at the national open bowls championships in Christchurch.

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  • Casualties on day one of bowls championships

    • 30.12.2015

    Some big names were casualties on the first day of the Heartland Bank National Open bowls Championships in Christchurch.

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  • Blackjack Mike Nagy and Peter Belliss crash out of NZ open bowls singles

    • 29.12.2015

    Blackjacks squad member Mike Nagy and former world champion Peter Belliss were among the high-profile casualties after the men's singles qualifying round at the national open bowls championships in Christchurch.

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  • Plenty of competition for champ Kernaghan

    • 29.12.2015

    Dunedin's Mike Kernaghan will defend his New Zealand men's singles title when the national bowls championships start in Christchurch today.

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  • Kernaghan gets second chance at securing back-to-back NZ bowls singles titles

    • 28.12.2015

    Blackjacks bowler Mike Kernaghan admits the desire to earn world championship selection is a major motivating factor as he gets set to defend his New Zealand open championships singles title.

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  • O'Connor, Lawson chasing record 11th titles

    • 28.12.2015

    It is 30 years since Nick Unkovich (Auckland) won his 10th New Zealand championship title but he could be pushed off his top perch at Christchurch next month.

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  • Commonwealth Games champ Jo Edwards predicts 'cut-throat' bowls duels

    • 27.12.2015

    Commonwealth Games champion Jo Edwards believes she has benefited from a "mini-break" before the competition gets "cut-throat" at the national open bowls championships in Christchurch.

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  • National bowls tournament attracts Blackjacks to Christchurch

    • 26.12.2015

    New Zealand bowls coach Dave Edwards is expecting the national championships to be ultra competitive in Christchurch next week with Blackjacks selection hopes on the line.

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  • Darby one to watch from Timaru bowls contingent

    • 23.12.2015

    New Zealand development bowler Keanu Darby will be the major hope for South Canterbury at the national championships in Christchurch next week.

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  • Office closedown for Christmas/New Year

    • 18.12.2015

    The Auckland office will close at 4.00pm on Wednesday 23rd December and will re-open at 9.00am on Monday 11th January. 

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  • Top award for defending champions

    • 17.12.2015

    A huge congrats to the current women's fours title holders (Cynthia Adams, Dot Belliss, Glenis Pidwell & Pam Burgess)

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  • Good Sport: Gerry Guy makes sure things get done at Henderson Bowling Club

    • 15.12.2015

    The world of sport is run by volunteers who labour away behind the scenes. Sports reporter Simon Smith talks with one of them, Gerry Guy. 

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  • World Masters Games 2017 Lawn Bowls schedule and registration fees announced

    • 08.12.2015

    The competition dates for Lawn Bowls were announced today along with the all-important registration packages available to athletes and supporters.

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  • Final results of Asia Pacific Championships

    • 07.12.2015

    Click here to check out the results of the weekend's finals

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  • NZ men fours beat Australia at Asia Pacific champs

    • 07.12.2015

    The New Zealand men's fours lawn bowls side skipped by Paul Girdler have overcome Australia in the final of the Asia Pacific Championship in Christchurch.

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  • Three Kiwi teams make Asia Pacific bowls finals

    • 04.12.2015

    New Zealand bowls coach Dave Edwards gave the Blackjacks a pass mark after getting three out of eight teams into the Asia Pacific championship finals, but he claimed it "could easily have been six".

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  • Finalists found at Asia Pacific Champs in Chrictchurch

    • 03.12.2015

    Make sure you come down to Burnside Bowling Club or watch LIVE on SKY Sport NZ (Channel 55)

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  • Edwards and Smith knocked out

    • 03.12.2015

    New Zealand's world ranked pairs bowls combination of Jo Edwards and Val Smith have been knocked out of the Asia Pacific Championships in Christchurch today.

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  • Three Blackjacks bowls teams in semifinals at Asia Pacific Champs

    • 03.12.2015

    Former world champions Jo Edwards and Val Smith face a sudden-death playoff on Thursday morning to join three other New Zealand Blackjacks units in the semifinals.

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  • Kiwis overcome heat to post solid results in Christchurch

    • 03.12.2015

    New Zealand's leading bowlers defied 30 degree plus temperatures and strong opposition in Christchurch to set themselves up for the business end of the Asia Pacific Championship today.

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  • New Zealand bowlers charge into Asia Pacific semi-finals

    • 03.12.2015

    Three of New Zealand's four combinations have topped their sections and advanced straight to the semi-finals at the Asia Pacific bowls championships in Christchurch.

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  • NZ bowlers on song at Asia-Pacific championships

    • 02.12.2015

    The New Zealand men's four and women's triple have maintained their unbeaten record at Asia Pacific in Christchurch

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  • New Zealand women hit their stride at Asia Pacific

    • 02.12.2015

    New Zealand Blackjacks Sandra Keith, Katelyn Inch and Angela Boyd have had another excellent day as they extended their unbeaten run in the women's triples competition

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  • Last roll of the dice for medal contenders

    • 02.12.2015

    The expectations of a blockbuster match-up between reigning New Zealand national champion Mike Kernaghan & world number two Ryan Bester from Canada proved well-founded at the Asia Pacific Championships yesterday.

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  • Epic showdown looms at Asia Pacific Championships

    • 01.12.2015

    Competitors have now passed the halfway point of qualifying for leading roles in the blue ribbon men's singles and fours, along with the women's pairs and triples.

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  • Blackjacks begin rounds undefeated at Asia Pacific Championships

    • 30.11.2015

    New Zealand began the second half of the Asia Pacific Lawn Bowls Championships brightly on Sunday with none of the teams posting a loss in the opening rounds of sectional play.

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  • Great Girdler has 200 reasons to smile

    • 30.11.2015

    National skipper Paul Girdler had 200 reasons to be happy when he led his Blackjacks triples team into next week's Asia Pacific Championships gold medal bowls playoff.

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  • Double ton for final bound Girdler

    • 28.11.2015

    Recalled Blackjack Paul Girdler led the men's triples into the Asia Pacific championship bowls final after chalking up his 200th game for New Zealand.

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  • First set of finalists found in APC

    • 27.11.2015

    Click here for the latest results of the Asia Pacific Championships 

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  • Women's four finish strongly at Asia Pacific Bowls Championships

    • 27.11.2015

    New Zealand's women's four combination of Angela Boyd, Katelyn Inch, Val Smith and skip Sandra Keith have...

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  • Four NZ teams reach playoff

    • 27.11.2015

    All four New Zealand sides have made their way through to the playoff stages in the Asia Pacific bowls championship in Christchurch.

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  • Blackjacks make post-section

    • 26.11.2015

    Finals start tomorrow at Burnside Bowling Club, click here for the NZ Blackjacks schedule 

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  • Internationals to stake claims for medal chase

    • 26.11.2015

    Today is the business end of the first week's qualifying stanza for the women's singles and fours, along with the men's pairs and triples.

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  • NZME teams up with NSOs for comprehensive coverage

    • 26.11.2015

    New Zealand Media and Entertainment has signed with a collective of eight National Sporting Organisations to be a media content provider

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  • Mixed start for NZ

    • 25.11.2015

    New Zealand had a mixed day on the greens on the opening day of the Asia Pacific Championships on the greens yesterday.

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  • Inch ready for bowls on the big stage

    • 24.11.2015

    Canterbury's Katelyn Inch is ready for her biggest competition as a bowls player.

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  • Lawn bowls: Asia Pacific Champs a good build-up for worlds

    • 23.11.2015

    The world championships will be on the mind of New Zealand's leading men's and women's lawn bowlers when the Asia-Pacific tournament starts tomorrow in Christchurch.

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  • Griffin goes down in semi final

    • 21.11.2015

    New Zealand out of World Singles Champion of Champions

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  • Heartland Bank National Open Championship Draws

    • 20.11.2015

    Please note we are still in search of a couple more entries to avoid byes

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  • Look sharp at Asia Pacific Champs

    • 20.11.2015

    Onu Sportswear are the official suppliers for Bowls NZ and will be at the Asia Pacific Championships at Burnside Bowling Club from the 23-29 November.

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  • The Trusts NZ Open gets underway in Auckland

    • 19.11.2015

    The 2015 Trusts New Zealand Open, being held in Auckland 19-27 November, sees all of the 2014 champions returning to defend their titles

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  • Griffin remains on top

    • 19.11.2015

    The sole New Zealand representative at this year's World Singles Champion of Champions on the Gold Coast has continued to set the bar on the green.

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  • World Singles Champ of Champs kicks off on the Gold Coast

    • 17.11.2015

    Leigh Griffin (Victoria Bowling Club) is off to a perfect start in the World Bowls Champion of Champion Singles

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  • Jo Edwards stars in Blackjacks triumph

    • 16.11.2015

    Commonwealth lawn bowls singles champion Jo Edwards struck another blow for Kiwi sportswomen by starring in the New Zealand Blackjacks triumphant team at the 2015 Australian Premier League (APL) in Brisbane.

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  • APL03 Title Win for TOWER New Zealand Blackjacks

    • 14.11.2015

    After being on top for most of the section play, the TOWER New Zealand Blackjacks showed their class and won their maiden APL title at Club Pine Rivers.

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  • APL03 Day 3 Results

    • 13.11.2015

    After three days of section play the TOWER New Zealand Blackjacks are on top of the leaderboard.

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  • Update from Hong Kong #2

    • 12.11.2015

    With the singles all wrapped up this week has all been about the pairs.

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  • APL03 Day 2 Results

    • 12.11.2015

    The Australian Premier League continued yesterday at Club Pine Rivers on the Gold Coast.

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  • Beats and Bowls

    • 11.11.2015

    George FM are celebrating the return of summer by bringing you Beats and Bowls.

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  • APL03 Day 1 Results

    • 11.11.2015

    The Australian Premier League kicked off yesterday at Club Pine Rivers on the Gold Coast. 

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  • Update from Hong Kong

    • 10.11.2015

    Hong Kong International Bowls Classic kicked off over the weekend

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  • World champ beaten in final

    • 09.11.2015

    In a major upset, Mike Reynolds (Christchurch) beat world champion Carolyn Crawford in Dunedin yesterday.

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  • Hong Kong International Bowls Classic 2015 - Live stream on YouTube

    • 06.11.2015

    The 2015 Classic, the 30th for men and the 7th for women, is to be held in Hong Kong. 

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  • National Disabled Bowls Championships

    • 06.11.2015

    The qualifiers for post section-play from the National Disabled Bowls Championships have been found

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  • Final day to enter the Heartland Bank Open National Championships

    • 06.11.2015

    To enter, for more info and to check the field click here

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  • Australian Premier League

    • 06.11.2015

    Sky Sport Coverage of the Australian Premier League

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  • Graham Low and Trevor Drake bowl their way to Charity Pairs title

    • 03.11.2015

    Graham Low and Trevor Drake have teamed up to win the 2015 Bowls Southland Charity Pairs title.

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  • NZ bowls reps Jo Edwards and Mike Kernaghan to feature in Charity Pairs

    • 30.10.2015

    New Zealand representatives Jo Edwards and Mike Kernaghan will headline the field at the annual Bowls Southland Charity Pairs tournament.

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  • Merdeka Indoor Bowls Championships

    • 29.10.2015

    National Club Championship Singles winners Ross Ellery and Sandra Keith participated in the Merdeka Indoor Bowls Championships in Malaysia. 

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  • Wilkie takes control from match start

    • 27.10.2015

    Brett Wilkie gave a command performance to win the 25th North East Valley Invitation Singles in Dunedin yesterday.

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  • Final NZ PBA year end rankings

    • 21.10.2015

    In a race that went to the last match of the NZBA season, Hawkes Bay's Murray Glassey claimed his first year-end number one ranking.

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  • Progressive Levin Bowling Club earns a national accolade

    • 16.10.2015

    Levin Bowling Club has been named by Bowls NZ as the club of the year and being used 240 days of the year helped their cause.

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  • National U'18 Coaching and Talent ID Camps

    • 14.10.2015

    Bowls New Zealand are holding four National Under 18 Coaching and Talent ID Camps for all aspiring young Bowlers.

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  • Levin Club Presentation

    • 13.10.2015

    2014-2015 TOWER Club of the Year, Levin Bowling Club, celebrated their award with a club function on 8 October. 

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  • Browns Bay Bowling Club finalist at Sport North Harbour Excellence Awards

    • 09.10.2015

    Browns Bay Bowling Club finalist for Club of the Year and Event of the Year at North Harbour Excellence Awards.

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  • Worthy winner found for the 2015 Burnside Under 26 Singles Tournament

    • 06.10.2015

    The three day 2015 Burnside Under-26 Singles Tournament (2nd to 4th October) attracted a class field from clubs around New Zealand.

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  • NZ Masters Games

    • 02.10.2015

    It's that time again, the New Zealand Masters Games are back!

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  • Burnside Under-26 Singles Bowling Tournament 2015

    • 30.09.2015

    From Friday October 2nd Burnside Bowling Club will host the three-day Burnside U26 Singles Tournament.

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  • Bagrie-Howley wins national bowls award

    • 28.09.2015

    Sheldon Bagrie-Howley has capped off an impressive season by being named the country's Development Bowler of the Year.

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  • Bowls in a good place says new boss

    • 28.09.2015

    Bowls New Zealand has a busy, two-year international programme ahead with a Bay of Plenty man at the helm of the organisation.

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  • Seamus Curtin wins bowls silver at Youth Commonwealth Games

    • 28.09.2015

    Seamus Curtin has achieved his goal of winning a medal at the Youth Commonwealth Games.

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  • Kiwi's turn tables on unbeaten Aussies

    • 24.09.2015

    The Scotty's Meats NZ PBA team came out the winners of their annual Trans-Tasman Challenge clash against their Australian PBA counterparts.

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  • National bowls accolade for Taranaki Centre

    • 24.09.2015

    Taranaki has been named the best bowls centre in the country. 

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  • Ryman Healthcare signs on to sponsor 2016 World Bowls Championship

    • 22.09.2015

    New Zealand's largest retirement village operator has teamed up with Bowls New Zealand to sponsor the world's biggest lawn bowls event.

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  • Claudelands presented Gold Club Check Award on their 90th birthday

    • 21.09.2015

    Bowls NZ President Mike Spring presented Claudelands Bowling Club with their Gold Club Check Award as celebrations began for their 90th celebration. 

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  • Warm glow as bowls novices brave the chill and topple big guns in Victoria Pairs

    • 21.09.2015

    As the wind and rain swept across Victoria Bowling Club, Bird guided novice partner Jayden Ravji to a shock victory over a quality field in the Victoria Pairs.

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  • Glassey goes the distance

    • 14.09.2015

    In a thrilling climax to the NZPBA season, Murray Glassey had to battle through two tough sets and a three-end tiebreaker to overcome Craig Johns and entry to the International Singles.

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  • Gold and Silver for NZ at Commonwealth Youth Games

    • 10.09.2015

    Ashleigh Jefcoat and Seamus Curtin have had a stellar start to their Commonwealth Youth Games campaign.

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  • New Zealand Deaf Lawn Bowls team announced

    • 03.09.2015

    Deaf Lawn Bowls New Zealand has confirmed the list of players for the 7th International Deaf Lawn Bowls Championships. 

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  • Prize Money Boost for The Trusts New Zealand Open

    • 14.08.2015

    The total prize pool for the 2015 The Trusts New Zealand Open has been increased to $40,000. 

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  • Professional Bowls Association updates

    • 14.08.2015

    Lusby Claims Last Spot; Glassey Closes in on Walker and NZ PBA Race to Oz Rankings

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  • Golden Nugget results

    • 12.08.2015

    Blackjacks Jo Edwards and Val Smith are currently playing at the Tweed Heads Bowling Club Golden Nugget. 

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  • Sweep for Glassey

    • 11.08.2015

    Robertson turns tables on Ashton; Merrilees rises to challenge; Johns wins battle of maiden finalists

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  • Bowls for life

    • 11.08.2015

    It is an honour to be awarded a life membership from Bowls Marlborough, John Romano says. 

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  • Last qualifiers to be found for PBA finals weekend

    • 06.08.2015

    The last qualifying weekend for the New Zealand Professional Bowls Association 2015 season will play out at five venues around the country this weekend.

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  • Walker and Glassey on the charge

    • 05.08.2015

    Current New Zealand PBA number one Ken Walker (Dunedin) returned to top form a week ago winning the Dunedin qualifier for the World Indoor Singles in style.

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  • Bowls New Zealand Office Upgrade

    • 30.07.2015

    The Bowls NZ office is being upgraded from 3 August through to Monday 14 September meaning staff will be offsite. 

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  • Big clashes and big travel to World Singles Qualifiers

    • 23.07.2015

    There are several big matches worth watching around the country in this weekend’s NZ Professional Bowls Association draws as players battle to qualify for the NZ Finals play-offs. 

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  • SCANZ Announcement

    • 21.07.2015

    Review of SCANZ functions and services. 

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  • Bowls NZ Team Announced for Hong Kong International Bowls Classic

    • 14.07.2015

    Three current Blackjack squad members and one new comer will represent New Zealand at this year’s Hong Kong International Bowls Classic.

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  • Different greens but fortitude still same

    • 13.07.2015

    Grant Hall never anticipated abruptly cutting short his amateur golfing days, but it was simply time to turn to his father who is the president of the Havelock North Bowling Club, for some inspiration.

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  • Kernaghan out to prove point

    • 13.07.2015

    Dunedin's Mike Kernaghan is back in black. He was given an early birthday present when named in the New Zealand bowls team this week.

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  • Former Bay player delights in NZ cap

    • 13.07.2015

    Angela Boyd has found accomplishment but it isn't something she has stumbled on to accidentally.

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  • Blackjack Teams Announced. Angela Boyd and Katelyn Inch to Debut

    • 08.07.2015

    Bowls New Zealand has today announced the teams to compete at both this year’s Asia Pacific Championships and November’s Australian Premier League (APL) in Queensland.

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  • Event Review

    • 23.06.2015

    The Board of Bowls NZ set up a taskforce to review Bowls NZ events and tournaments the recommendations have been considered and the following changes will be implemented for the 2015/2016 playing season.

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  • World Bowls Development Strategy

    • 23.06.2015

    The World Bowls Development Strategy is aimed at strengthening the basic infrastructures of national authorities who are lacking expertise and resources to develop our sport effectively.

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  • Hope shows promise in southern bowls

    • 16.06.2015

    Caleb Hope has fitted sporting achievements around his study at James Hargest College.

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  • Walker retains lead in PBA rankings

    • 11.06.2015

    Dunedin’s Ken Walker retained his number one New Zealand ranking in the latest release of the Professional Bowls Association’s Race to Oz.

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  • Games medallists reunited for fours showdown

    • 11.06.2015

    Colleen Ferrick and Ann Muir will play together for the first time this weekend since helping New Zealand win a bronze medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Canada.

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  • Samoa 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games - Coach Named

    • 10.06.2015

    Bowls New Zealand in conjunction with the NZOC has today named Evan Roberts as the coach of the lawn bowls team that will represent New Zealand at this year’s Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.

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  • Arawa checks off Gold Club Check Award

    • 09.06.2015

    The Gold Club Check award is the highest accolade for a club and after tireless work Arawa Bowling Club can add their name to this elite list.

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  • Scottish singles playoff contenders found

    • 02.06.2015

    The five contenders for the New Zealand Professional Bowls Association playoffs in September have been found.

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  • Play underway in professional bowls association qualifiers

    • 30.05.2015

    The first New Zealand Professional Bowls Association national finalists have been found after the opening day’s play.

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  • Seamus Curtin makes Commonwealth Youth Games team

    • 27.05.2015

    Seamus Curtin could become a poster boy for the next generation of bowlers. The 14-year-old Aotea College pupil is evidence that the sport can capture the heart of youngsters.

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  • Green Keepers Thrive In Co-operative Model

    • 25.05.2015

    Each year the average age of our green keepers working away tirelessly to preserve and improve our greens steadily rises; a sad and concerning reality.

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  • Achilles injury led to memorable career

    • 25.05.2015

    It started at 49 for Patricia Jorgensen in Napier when a friend, Pita Lloyd, invited her to have a roll up. The 72-year-old then went on to represent her country on the world stage.

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  • Samoa 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games Team Selection

    • 22.05.2015

    In conjunction with the New Zealand Olympic Committee Bowls New Zealand today announced its team to compete in the Commonwealth Youth Games.

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  • PBA Trans Tasman challenge moves to Sydney

    • 20.05.2015

    This year’s Professional Bowls Association Trans-Tasman Challenge will take place at the Cabramatta Bowls Club in Sydney in September.

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  • Blind bowler wins Counties Manukau title

    • 19.05.2015

    Playing from memory is a phrase most often associated with players considered past their prime. But in the case of Joan Warren it's what won her her first Counties Manukau Centre title.

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  • Bowlers and family farewell a sporting legend

    • 18.05.2015

    Manawatu sporting legend Phil Skoglund was remembered with pride and affection at a funeral service at Palmerston North Boys' High School on Saturday.

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  • Belliss remembers Phil Skoglund's passion for bowls

    • 13.05.2015

    Bowls legend Phil Skoglund remained passionate about his sport until the day he died on Friday.

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  • Four-midable Brown joins select club

    • 13.05.2015

    Beth Brown (Taieri) joined an elite group when she won four Bowls Dunedin titles last summer.

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  • Phil Skoglund's passing removes a sporting colossus

    • 11.05.2015

    Philip Charles (Phil)  Skoglund, who died in Palmerston North on Friday, displayed a high level of aptitude in many sports, but it was in bowls that he became an icon.

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  • Clark pays tribute to Manawatu great Skoglund

    • 11.05.2015

    Bowls New Zealand chief executive Kerry Clark remembers the impact the late Phil Skoglund made on the sport as a 20-year-old.

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  • Bowls legend Phil Skoglund dies at the age of 77

    • 08.05.2015

    One of New Zealand's greatest lawn bowlers, Phil Skoglund, died in Palmerston North on Friday aged 77.

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  • Bowls Legend Phil Skoglund Passes Away

    • 08.05.2015

    It is with great sadness that we advise the passing away this morning in Palmerston North of Hall of Fame Legend Phil Skoglund OBE.

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  • Lawn Bowls - the health benefits

    • 06.05.2015

    Lawn bowls may come with a genteel image of pensioners playing complete with flat caps and blue rinses, but the sport is enjoying an unprecedented boom in interest after enjoying a bumper year in 2014.

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  • Park, Patterson take top gongs

    • 06.05.2015

    Wanganui Bowling Club stalwarts Ray Park and Dianne Patterson have been rewarded for their achievements both on and off-green at centre and club level.

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  • Young star Jack Green wins first Centre title

    • 05.05.2015

    Jack Green, a 14-year old  Albany Junior College pupil, last weekend caused a flutter by being a central figure in one of North Harbour's most startling upset results.

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  • Taranaki bowls legend dies

    • 05.05.2015

    Blance passed away peacefully last Friday evening after a short illness. Blance touched Taranaki bowls in many ways during his 47 years in the sport. 

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  • Queenstown women win national bowls title

    • 04.05.2015

    Queenstown Bowling Club members Margaret O'Connor, Christine Buchanan and Debra Floyd won the New Zealand triples title at the National Club Championships in Tauranga two weeks ago.

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  • Ellery proud owner of national singles bowls title

    • 29.04.2015

    Ross Ellery will be jetting to Malaysia in October to represent New Zealand at bowls.

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  • Ashton Earns Silver Star

    • 25.04.2015

    Rob Ashton has earned his silver star for five National Club titles by winning the National Club Championship Fours in Tauranga today.

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  • Ashton and McLeay Win Again

    • 25.04.2015

    Jan McLeay and her Arawa team and Rob Ashton, Johnsonville, have taken another step closer to a national title with a win this morning in the fourth round of the National Club Championships Fours in Tauranga.

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  • ANZAC Tribute by President

    • 25.04.2015

    Day Two of the National Club Championship Fours has begun in Tauranga with a tribute to the ANZAC spirit from Bowls NZ President Ann Muir.

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  • McLeay and Ashton Riding High In Fours

    • 24.04.2015

    The final round for the day at the National Club Championship Fours has been completed with the usual jockeying for positions overnight and Jan McLeay and Rob Ashton are holding top spots. 

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  • Merrilees so close to bowls glory

    • 24.04.2015

    It was a case of so agonisingly close, yet so painfully far for Southland's elite bowler Craig Merrilees who narrowly missed out on national glory last week.

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  • National Pairs Champs on Opposite side of the Fence

    • 24.04.2015

    The Heartland Bank National Open Men’s Pairs winners found themselves on opposite sides of the scoreboard during the second round of the National Club Championship Fours at Tauranga South Bowling Club today.

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  • Draws the Order in National Club Championships Fours

    • 24.04.2015

    The first round of the National Club Championship Fours has thrown up two draws in the Men’s Fours

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  • Pascoe and O'Connor in Top Form

    • 23.04.2015

    Lance Pascoe and Margaret O’Connor and their teams have taken out the National Club Championship Triples at Tauranga South Bowling Club today with some great bowls and heart stopping moments.


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  • Changing Fortunes at Triples

    • 23.04.2015

    The first round of Day Two of the National Club Championships Triples has been completed with some surprise results.

    Both the overnight leaders have suffered losses this morning which has made the last round of the competition even more interesting.


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  • Triples Heating Up

    • 23.04.2015

    Top of the table clashes occurred this afternoon in National Club Championships Triples at Tauranga South Bowling Club.

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  • Locals win National Club Champs

    • 21.04.2015

    Local heroines Marilyn McLeod and Margaret Reed have won the Women’s National Club Championship Women’s Pairs in Tauranga today.  

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  • World Masters Games: 'Anyone can do it'

    • 21.04.2015

    In 1981 Allison Roe won the prestigious Boston and New York marathons, but now the 58-year-old has set her sights on rowing.

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  • Changing Fortunes at Tauranga South

    • 21.04.2015

    Day Two of the National Club Championship Pairs being played at Tauranga South Bowling Club had seen some changes of fortune for the overnight leaders

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  • World Masters Games 2017 celebrates two years to go

    • 21.04.2015

    Today marks two years to go until the World Masters Games 2017 kicks off in Auckland.

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  • World Cup Day 6 Results

    • 20.04.2015

    Results from day 6 at the World Cup Singles.

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  • Local Heroes Lead the Race

    • 20.04.2015

    Local heroes Marilyn McLeod and Margaret Reed have shown some class in Round 3 of the National Club Championship Women’s Pairs in Tauranga today beating Southland’s Elizabeth King and Kate Rae 32-6.

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  • Mixed Results from Tauranga South

    • 20.04.2015

    There have been some mixed results in Round 2 of the National Club Championship Men’s and Women's Pairs at Tauranga South today.

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  • Youngsters Come out Blazing

    • 20.04.2015

    Katelyn Inch and Cait Bassett, the youngsters from Allenton in Canterbury, came out blazing this morning in the National Club Championships being played at Tauranga South.

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  • Canterbury bowler Sandra Keith continues to shine

    • 20.04.2015

    Sandra Keith from the Dunsandel club and representing Canterbury has taken out the national women's club bowls singles title.

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  • World Cup Day 5 Results

    • 19.04.2015

    Results from day five at the World Cup. 

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  • Keith and Ellery Clean Up At National Club Champs

    • 19.04.2015

    Sandra Keith and Ross Ellery have taken out the National Club Championship Singles at Tauranga South today with one round to spare.

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  • Keith In Command

    • 18.04.2015

    Sandra Keith has continued to win her way through the National Club Championships in the Women’s Singles Competition.

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  • 2nd Round of National Singles Completed

    • 18.04.2015

    The second round of the National Club Championship Singles is over with some changes of fortune.

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  • National Club Championship Singles Finally Underway

    • 18.04.2015

    The sunny Bay of Plenty was a misnomer today as rain has lashed the greens at both Tauranga South and then at Matua on the artificial green.

    When rain made even artificial unplayable the decision was made to transfer to Frankton Railway on the indoor green.


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  • World Cup Day 4 Results

    • 18.04.2015

    Jo Edwards at top of her table after 4 days. 

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  • South Canterbury Mata Frankum and Scott Fisher win national mixed pairs bowls title

    • 18.04.2015

    South Canterbury lawn bowlers Mata Frankum and Scott Fisher make a good last minute pair.

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  • National Club Championship Singles Moved

    • 18.04.2015

    Due to the inclement weather in Tauranga today play in the National Club Championship Singles has been moved to the artificial green at Matua. 

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  • World Cup Day 3 Results

    • 17.04.2015

    Clean sweep continues for Ali Forsyth and Jo Edwards. 

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  • Thrilling Finish to National 2-4-2 Mixed Pairs

    • 17.04.2015

    South Canterbury’s Mata Frankum and Scott Fisher have taken out the National 2-4-2 Mixed Pairs title in Tauranga today. Frankum said she was “elated’ with the win and Fisher was “over the moon”.

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  • Gap in Table at National Mixed Pairs Closes

    • 17.04.2015

    The gap in the points table at the 2-4-2 Mixed Pairs has closed as two teams now sit on 9 points.

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  • Hutt's former international Lisa White enjoying interclub bowls success

    • 17.04.2015

    Former international Lisa White has had a bowls season to remember, going through interclub competitions unbeaten.

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  • Day One at 2-4-2 Completed

    • 16.04.2015

    Day One of the National 2-4-2 Mixed Pairs has concluded with Scott Fisher and Mata Frankum continuing their unbeaten way.

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  • World Cup Day 2 Results

    • 16.04.2015

    Ali Forsyth and Jo Edwards continue their winning ways at the World Cup. 

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  • Fisher and Frankum Unbeaten in Mixed Pairs

    • 16.04.2015

    Scott Fisher and Mata Frankum from South Canterbury are now the only unbeaten team after Round 2 of the National 2-4-2 Mixed Pairs being played in Tauranga.

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  • National 2-4-2 Mixed Pairs in Progress

    • 16.04.2015

    Round 1 of the National 2-4-2 Mixed Pairs has been played at Tauranga South Bowling Club today in perfect conditions today. 

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  • World Cup Day 1 Results

    • 16.04.2015

    Ali Forsyth and Jo Edwards have wins in the first round of the World Cup

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  • Boyd sisters take out bowls title in Papanui

    • 14.04.2015

    Burnside and Bowls Hornby emerged as the winners of the Bowls Canterbury champion of champions bowls triples played out on the Papanui Club green at the weekend.

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  • Dunedin and Wellington Victorious in 8's and Under

    • 12.04.2015

    The 8’s and Under Intercentre Champions for 2015 are  Dunedin in the Men’s Competition and Wellington in the Women’s.

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  • 8's and Under Nearing Completion

    • 12.04.2015

     Round 4 of the 8’s and Under Intercentre has been played in sunshine once again but with some typical Wellington wind which has made the game a little trickier.

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  • Dunedin, Auckland and Wellington hold Honours in 8's and Under

    • 11.04.2015

    Day 1 of the Men’s and Women’s 8’s and Under Intercentre has been completed with plenty still left to play for.

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  • 8's and Under in Wellington - Round 2

    • 11.04.2015

    The second round of the 8's and under started under glorious sunshine at both Johnsonville and Victoria BC's, the notorious Wellington winds which were forecast were certainly not around.

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  • 8's and Under Underway in Wellington

    • 11.04.2015

    The first round of the Men’s and Women’s 8’s and Under Intercentre has taken place in Wellington this morning

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  • Hawkes Bay rep rolls out mat for honeymoon

    • 10.04.2015

    Lloyd fitness will still be on his honeymoon when he plays for Hawke's Bay at the National Eight Years and Under bowls final in Wellington this weekend.

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  • Canterbury capture Kittyhawk titles

    • 08.04.2015

    Canterbury bowlers swept the board at the Bowls New Zealand Kittyhawk national under 21 singles championships in Auckland.

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  • Double victory for Canterbury

    • 05.04.2015

    Canterbury will be celebrating a double victory today with Cameron Bailey and Cait Bassett winning the Kittyhawk Championships in Auckland.

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  • Kittyhawk finals update

    • 05.04.2015

    Updates from the Kittyhawk finals 

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  • Jeffcoat Dominates Bruce in Semi

    • 05.04.2015

    Ashleigh Jeffcoat has shown her supremacy in the Women’s Kittyhawks Semi Final today winning in style 21-5.

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  • Progress scores main draw - Kittyhawk

    • 05.04.2015

    Semi Finals scores, after 103 mins:

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  • Defending Champions Make it to Semi - Finals

    • 05.04.2015

    Defending Champions Ashleigh Jeffcoat and Sheldon Bagrie-Howley have both progressed through to the semi-finals of the Kittyhawk Under 21 Singles being played at Pakuranga Bowling Club today.

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  • Post Section starts at Kittyhawks

    • 04.04.2015

    Undefeated in the qualifying rounds Cameron Bailey has notched up another win in the Men’s Kittyhawk Under 21 Men’s Singles Championships this afternoon. He was up against Aiden Green of wellington and won comfortably 21-10.

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  • Finals Places found at Kittyhawks

    • 04.04.2015

    Cameron Bailey has come through qualifying rounds undefeated to take his place in the race for the Men’s Championship. The other top qualifier in Men’s Section 4 was Jesse Russell

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  • Quarter -final Spots up for Grabs

    • 04.04.2015

    Ashleigh Jeffcoat has continued her winning ways with another win in the Kittyhawk women’s Under 21 Singles. 

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  • Gordon Suffers a Loss at Kittyhawks

    • 04.04.2015

    Another glorious bowling day at Pakuranga Bowling Club has seen one of the undefeated boys from yesterday have his first loss.

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  • Interesting Results from Kittyhawks

    • 03.04.2015

    The final round of qualifying for the day has thrown up some more interesting results.

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  • Defending Champion Dominating At Kittyhawks

    • 03.04.2015

    Defending Champion Ashleigh Jeffcoat has had another convincing win in the Kittyhawk Women’s Under 21 Singles.

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  • Youngster at the Top of the Game

    • 03.04.2015

    Round three of the qualifying rounds of the Kittyhawk Under 21 Singles has been played at Pakuranga today with some of the very young teaching their older players the game.

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  • Kittyhawk Under 21 Singles Starts in Perfect Conditions

    • 03.04.2015

    The 24th Kittyhawk Under 21 Singles for Men and Women has started at Pakuranga Bowling Club this morning.

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  • Canterbury nab intercentre crown in thriller

    • 31.03.2015

    Canterbury won the national women's intercentre bowls title, beating Nelson 2-1 with the result in doubt until the last game of the final in Christchurch.

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  • 'Dare to believe' speech aids Taranaki bowlers

    • 31.03.2015

    Taranaki are back on top of New Zealand bowls.

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  • Kittyhawk Under 21 Singles in Action this weekend

    • 30.03.2015

    The prestigious Kittyhawks Under 21 Men's and Women's Singles will be played at Pakuranga Bowling Club this weekend from Good Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th April.  

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  • Taranaki and Canterbury Clinch National Intercentre

    • 29.03.2015

    A great festive atmosphere has been in evidence today for the final round of the National Intercentre.

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  • Progress results in National Intercentre Finals

    • 29.03.2015

    The final of the National Intercentre is in progress

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  • More updates from Christchurch

    • 29.03.2015

    Further updated results from Christchurch area available with about 1 hour and 10 minutes to go in the National Intercentre finals

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  • Updated Progress Results

    • 29.03.2015

    Updated Progress results for the National Intercentre are available

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  • Tense moments in National Intercentre Semi-Finals

    • 29.03.2015

    With close to three hundred spectators braving the drizzling rain and cold the semi-finals have thrown up some more interesting and very tense results.

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  • Progress Report in National Intercentre Semi-finals

    • 29.03.2015

    In progress scores for the semi finals of the National Intercentre are available. 

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  • Shock Results From National Intercentre

    • 28.03.2015

    The quarterfinalists of the 2015 National Intercentre have been completed this afternoon and the semi-finalists will do battle at Burnside Bowling Club in Christchurch tomorrow.

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  • Quarter finalists all found in National Intercentre

    • 28.03.2015

    The quarterfinalists have been found now that the final round of qualifying has been completed.

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  • Penultimate Round of National Intercentre Completed

    • 28.03.2015

    The final two rounds of qualifying for the National Intercentre are being played this morning and final jockeying for positions in the sections is in evidence. 

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  • National Intercentre Qualifiers Closer to Being Found

    • 27.03.2015

    With just two more rounds in section play left in the National Intercentre qualifying rounds the battle is heating up.

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  • Round 2 Day 2 completed in Intercentre

    • 27.03.2015

    The second round of the day’s play has been completed with some interesting results.

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  • National Intercentre Continues in Christchurch

    • 27.03.2015

    The National Intercentre continues today with three rounds being played over eight greens in Christchurch.

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  • Intercentre starts in Christchurch

    • 26.03.2015

    Two rounds of play have been concluded in the National Intercentre today for Sections 1 and 2 of both the Men’s and Women’s competition in Christchurch.


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  • Tiger Turf Winter League 2015

    • 25.03.2015

    Bowls New Zealand are very pleased to announce that after the huge success of the inaugural event in 2014 the Tiger Turf $15000 Winter League returns in an even bigger way. 

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  • Bowls New Zealand Event and Tournament Review

    • 25.03.2015

    Bowls New Zealand has today announced the members of the Event and Tournament Review panel. 

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  • Scott targeting 10th title

    • 24.03.2015

    Terry Scott has a 10th title as his target when he returns to the Bowls Dunedin intercentre sevens team this week.

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  • Nelson scoop the National Interclub

    • 23.03.2015

    Stoke and United have hung on to take the titles in the National Club Championships in Palmerston North today.

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  • New Plymouth to become 6th venue for PBA

    • 23.03.2015

    New Plymouth’s Paritutu Bowling Club is scheduled to become the sixth New Zealand Professional Bowls Association stadium venue this winter.

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  • New Sport NZ Strategic Plan

    • 23.03.2015

    Sport NZ has launched a new Strategic Plan (2015-20) aimed at ensuring New Zealand remains one of the world’s most successful sporting nations.

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  • Victory has special significance for Darby

    • 23.03.2015

    Temuka's Keanu Darby will remember the shot that shut the Australians up for some time, even if he didn't play it.

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  • National Interclub Heating up

    • 22.03.2015

    Things are heating up in the National Interclub in Palmerston North although the weather isn’t!

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  • National Interclub Underway In Palmerston North

    • 21.03.2015

    The first round of the National Interclub has been played in stunning conditions in Palmerston North. 

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  • Sub category of News

    • 21.03.2015
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  • New Zealand Women Claim Test

    • 20.03.2015

    After the New Zealand Development women claimed the series yesterday over Australia but the Blackjacks women needed a convincing day on the greens today to follow suit.

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  • Blackjack women come out blazing

    • 20.03.2015

    The Blackjack’s Women came out blazing this morning as they fight for the rights to take the Trans Tasman title home.

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  • Jo Edwards burns bright at Burnside in trans-Tasman bowls test

    • 19.03.2015

    Commonwealth gold medallist Jo Edwards put on a stunning display in the women's singles at the second trans-Tasman bowls test at Burnside.

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  • Blackjack Women Fight Back

    • 19.03.2015

    The Blackjack’s (open) Women have stormed back today after a disappointing first day in the Trans Tasman.

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  • Tough round for Blackjacks

    • 19.03.2015

    There were mixed results for the Blackjacks in round two of today's second Trans Tasman test.

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  • NZ Women's Singles lead the way

    • 19.03.2015

    The women’s singles lead the way for the New Zealand team on the green in the first test today.

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  • 2015 Trans Tasman Round 2

    • 18.03.2015

    New Zealand continued their winning ways in the Development games in round two with three wins from four games.

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  • NZ Development Team Shine in First Games

    • 18.03.2015

    The first round of the 2015 Trans Tasman was a mixed bag of results for both nations but the New Zealand development team was a bowl ahead.

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  • Bruce goes head to head with Aussie idol

    • 18.03.2015

    In 2008, a 13-year-old Tayla Bruce approached a 17-year-old Kelsey Cotterell at the world bowls championships and asked the Australian lawn bowler if she could have her autograph and share a photo.

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  • Boyd sisters back in black for trans-Tasman tests

    • 17.03.2015

    Having worked hard for a recall to the Blackjacks squad, Angela Boyd won't be relinquishing her spot without a fight.

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  • 2015 Trans Tasman Clash

    • 16.03.2015

    Two great bowling nations will come head to head in Christchurch during this week’s 2015 Trans Tasman. 

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  • Defending Champions return for the Onehunga International Triples

    • 13.03.2015

    2015 Barfoot and Thompson $20,000 Invitational Triples.

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  • Blaketown bowlers take after dad

    • 11.03.2015

    They start them young on the West Coast. 

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  • Tight battle for honours in Golden Oldies contest

    • 06.03.2015

    The chances were there would be a cliff-hanger finish to the Golden Oldies bowls tournament at the Palmerston North today.

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  • Blind athlete Jayne Parsons swaps the bike for a lawn bowl

    • 05.03.2015

    Paralympic bronze-medal winning cyclist Jayne Parsons has jumped off the bike and onto the green. 

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  • College students take to the greens

    • 04.03.2015

    Bowls has once again proven to be popular at secondary schools level with a record 41 players turning out for the Tasman championship last week.

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  • Gold Coast lawn bowls champ still calls New Zealand home

    • 04.03.2015

    She is one of Queensland's top junior lawn bowlers, but she will not be playing for Australia on the world stage.

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  • Perseverance with borrowed bowls pays off

    • 02.03.2015

    Terry Scott's magic bowls helped Carolyn Crawford win the B-8 singles gold medal at the world disabled championships in Wellington.

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  • IBD World Championships comes to a close

    • 02.03.2015

    Friday brought the Disabled World Bowls Championships to a close after nearly two weeks of intense competition. 

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  • Bowls New Zealand Event and Tournament Review

    • 27.02.2015
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  • Final day of Disabled World Bowling Championships

    • 27.02.2015

    Friday will see the curtain come down on the Disabled World Bowling Championships in Wellington. 

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  • Angela Boyd added to Blackjacks squad

    • 26.02.2015

    The Bowls New Zealand selectors have today added Angela Boyd (Canterbury) to the Blackjacks squad working towards the 2016 World Championships. 

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  • New Zealand claim Gold and Bronze

    • 26.02.2015

    A dramatic days bowls on Wednesday resulted in another Gold and two Bronze medals for the NZ team at the Disabled World Bowls Championships in Wellington.

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  • Gold in sight for New Zealand players

    • 25.02.2015

    Several players are in for the chance at a medal as the competition draws to a close in a number of the events today.

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  • New Zealand players in medal hunt

    • 24.02.2015

    With only a couple of days of play left New Zealand players are in the hunt for medals at the IBD World Championships. 

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  • Southerners take out Inaugural North V South series

    • 23.02.2015

    In what looked like a close running battle at the start of the weekend tournament, the Southerners held their steel and comfortably won the North V South series challenge.

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  • World Disabled Bowls Champs moves into second week

    • 23.02.2015

    Sunday saw the start of the mixed pairs events for the blind players and the singles events for the disabled players.

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  • Silver and Bronze for NZ team

    • 21.02.2015

    Celebration was the order of the day at the World Disabled Bowls Championships yesterday when more medals were won by New Zealand players. 

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  • 3rd Turkish Open International Bowls Tournament

    • 20.02.2015
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  • Golden day for James Dunn

    • 20.02.2015

    The Naenae green was a happy hunting ground yesterday for the New Zealand team at the World Disabled Bowls Championships. 

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  • Medal day at the IBBA World Champs

    • 19.02.2015

    Day three at the World Disabled Bowls Championships may well be referred to as a “potential medal day”. 

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  • Opening day of World Disabled Championships

    • 18.02.2015

    Fine, sunny weather welcomed all competitors to the Hutt and Naenae Bowling Clubs yesterday for the first round of the World Disabled Championships.

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  • Taiaroa on a roll and tipped for big things in bowls

    • 17.02.2015

    Timaru Boys' High School's Tom Taiaroa looks like becoming the region's 'next big thing' in bowls.

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  • Competitive spirit still alive

    • 10.02.2015

    he ability to beat an opponent with speed, hit harder in the tackle or scrummage tougher than any other are fleeting memories for former rugby players tussling it out on the Bowls Mount Maunganui greens over the past two days.

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  • Coaching career rolls on

    • 05.02.2015

    The curriculum vitae of gun Masterton outdoor bowler Ian Monaghan continues to expand.

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  • Delivering a boost to bowls

    • 05.02.2015

    Poverty Bay Bowling Club is confident its new all-weather green will help boost the number of people taking up the sport in Gisborne.

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  • Nicole Toomey to join Junior World Cup team

    • 03.02.2015

    Nicole Toomey has been selected as the final member of the New Zealand Junior World Cup team.

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  • International Bowls for the Disabled World Champs

    • 02.02.2015

    International Bowls for the Disabled World Championships Final New Zealand Teams announced and competition soon to begin.

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  • Muir makes it two fours titles in a row

    • 02.02.2015

    Ann Muir is fast forging a reputation in Taranaki. The Bowls New Zealand president made it back-to-back TSB Bank Taranaki Open women's fours titles yesterday.

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  • Coaches appointed for upcoming events

    • 29.01.2015

    The coaches for the World Junior Championships and Bowls NZ Development Team have been named. 

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  • Roberts co-coaching youngsters

    • 28.01.2015

    North East Valley's Evan Roberts will again co-coach the New Zealand development team for its transtasman series in Christchurch in March.

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  • First Centre Titles for Bill Ryan and Norman Scott-Morrison

    • 22.01.2015

    After years of battling away on the fringes of centre tournaments, and even the nationals, Takapuna bowlers Bill Ryan and Norman Scott-Morrison finally achieved a centre title.

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  • Bowlers to put Kiwi spin on world record

    • 22.01.2015

    The brawn of the Scots and the tenacity of the Kiwis will be stretched to their limits when a group of Cambridge blokes attempt to spend a week playing bowls non-stop.

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  • Unlicensed bowls manufacturers

    • 21.01.2015

    An unlicensed manufacturing source in China is selling lawn bowls which are not approved by World Bowls and are not compliant with the Laws of the Sport of Bowls. 

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  • Blackjacks pressure test for Temuka teen

    • 20.01.2015

    The bowling pastures just keep getting greener for Temuka's Keanu Darby.

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  • Young bowler back for a swing at Australia

    • 19.01.2015

    Himatangi Beach bowler Sophie Fisher has remained in the New Zealand selectors' thinking, being named in the New Zealand development team to play Australia in the Trans-Tasman clash.

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  • Burnside pairs attracts top Tasman talent

    • 16.01.2015

    Some of the world's best bowlers will turn out today at the Stu Buttar invitation pairs event at the Burnside greens as a prelude to the Trans Tasman championships.

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  • Bruce is stepping up to the big ends

    • 15.01.2015

    Nelson's Jo Edwards and Shannon McIlroy and Val Smith are among the predictable selections in the New Zealand bowls team to contest the trans-Tasman series in March.

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  • New Zealand name bowls squad for trans-Tasman competition

    • 15.01.2015

    Tayla Bruce will make her Blackjacks debut at her home club after being named in the New Zealand squad that will take on Australia in the trans-Tasman tournament in March.

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  • Blackjacks Squads and Trans-Tasman Teams Announced

    • 14.01.2015

    The Bowls New Zealand National Selectors have today announced the Blackjacks squad and teams to play the upcoming Trans-Tasman clash.

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  • Richard Girvan taking a break

    • 13.01.2015

    Blackjack squad member Richard Girvan has today announced his intention to take a break from International Bowls.

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  • O'Connor joins game's legends after winning 10th national title

    • 10.01.2015

    Danny O'Connor took his place among the game's legends when as lead for Peter Belliss' composite four he gained his 10th national title at Browns Bay yesterday.

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  • Birkenhead’s Danny O’Connor a perfect 10 with another NZ title

    • 09.01.2015

    Birkenhead's Danny O'Connor became just the third man in the 100-year history of the New Zealand bowls championships to claim his 10th title at Browns Bay earlier today.

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  • Heartland Bank National Open Championships Fours Results

    • 09.01.2015

    For end by end results of the Men's and Women's Fours finals see here. 

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  • O'Connor set to join exclusive club with 10th title in sight

    • 09.01.2015

    Danny O'Connor, one of New Zealand's evergreen bowlers, gave himself another chance yesterday of securing his 10th national title and joining Nick Unkovich and Gary Lawson with a bar to their gold stars.

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  • Raymond Martin skips side into men's fours final at New Zealand bowls champs

    • 09.01.2015

    Victoria's Raymond Martin had a day to remember when he skipped his youthful side into the final of the men's fours at the Heartland Bank National Open Championships.

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  • Hindmarch four's pain Lawson's gain

    • 08.01.2015

    Northcote bowler John Hindmarch and his club-mates had the biggest hard luck story as qualifying rounds ended in the national fours championships.

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  • Bowls gives oldies 'something to wake up for'

    • 08.01.2015

    Old bowlers never die, they just keep on rolling up.

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  • Hema's four battle into last eight

    • 08.01.2015

    Carlton-Cornwall's Karen Hema, one of Auckland bowls' most bubbly players, and her composite four made the last eight in the Heartland Bank National Open Championships.

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  • Mandy Boyd bundled out of women's fours at New Zealand bowls championships

    • 08.01.2015

    While Mandy Boyd (Burnside), the winning skip from last year, fell at the first hurdle in post section play, the remaining members of Boyd's 2014 side loom large in the women's fours.

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  • Teams announced for North v. South Series

    • 07.01.2015

    The Bowls New Zealand National Selection panel have announced the final 20 player teams for the North and South Island’s. 

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  • Sandra Keith seals her spot in women's fours at New Zealand bowls championships

    • 07.01.2015

    A one-point win in the sixth and final round was enough, just, for Dunsandel's Sandra Keith to qualify in the women's fours at the New Zealand bowls championships on Auckland's North Shore today.

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  • Close call for Belliss, team of hotshots

    • 06.01.2015

    Peter Belliss and his powerhouse line-up of internationals and New Zealand bowls champions came close to being on the receiving end of the day's biggest upset when the national fours championship started on North Shore greens yesterday.

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  • Top teams cruise in fours openers at New Zealand bowls championships

    • 06.01.2015

    There were few problems for the leading sides in the men's fours at the Heartland Bank National Bowls Championships on Auckland's North Shore yesterday.

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  • Bay-born sisters shrug off monkey from the back

    • 05.01.2015

    National women's pairs bowls champions Mandy and Angela Boyd have Canterbury beside their names these days but the toasts were flowing for them in Hawke's Bay last night.

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  • Music, puppetry expert calls the tune

    • 05.01.2015

    Joko Susilo dedicated his win in the Kaikorai Festival Fours to the memory of his late father-in-law, Doug Knox, who introduced him to bowls 20 years ago.

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  • Burnside sisters avenge defeat to score pairs crown

    • 05.01.2015

    There was an emotional win for Burnside sisters Mandy and Angela Boyd when they claimed the women's pairs title at the Heartland Bank National Open Championships yesterday.

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  • Plenty of respect and gold star for Kernaghan

    • 05.01.2015

    All Otago bowler Mike Kernaghan wants from the sport is the respect of his peers. He got plenty of that - and a shiny gold star - in Auckland yesterday.

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  • Petar Sain secures gold star with pairs win in Auckland

    • 05.01.2015

    Carlton Cornwall's Petar Sain became the second man in one day to earn a gold star when he combined with Rob Ashton to win the men's pairs final.

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  • Michael Kernaghan, Leigh Griffin crowned NZ bowls champions

    • 05.01.2015

    In two thrilling finals, Kaikorai's Michael Kernaghan and Victoria's Leigh Griffin have become the new singles winners at the New Zealand bowls championships.

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  • Heartland Bank National Open Championships Pairs Results

    • 04.01.2015

    For end by end results of the Men's and Women's Pairs finals see here. 

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  • On-fire Kernaghan in gold star territory

    • 04.01.2015

    Dunedin's Mike Kernaghan moved to the brink of a gold star for winning five national bowls titles after qualifying for today's men's singles final with a majestic performance over another champion, Gary Lawson, yesterday.

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  • Boyd sisters on dream run to final

    • 04.01.2015

    Angela and Mandy Boyd are crediting an improved relationship for their run to the women's pair finals. 

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  • Heartland Bank National Open Championships Singles Results

    • 04.01.2015

    For end by end results of the Men's and Women's Singles finals see here. 

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  • Teens grab the spotlight at New Zealand bowls championships

    • 04.01.2015

    Two teenagers grabbed the attention at the New Zealand bowls championships on Auckland's North Shore this afternoon.

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  • Unfancied Sunnybrae pair stage major upset

    • 03.01.2015

    Two relatively unknown bowlers from North Harbour's Sunnybrae club Barbara Butler and Diana Millbank, caused the major upset when they reached the final eight in the Heartland Bank National Open Championships.

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  • Late starter takes dramatic victory

    • 03.01.2015

    The Orewa club's Scott Curran made the most spectacular entry into the last 16 as the national men's singles championship continued at Browns Bay yesterday.

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  • Pair reach national milestone

    • 03.01.2015

    Ashton was in sublime form as he and Sain continued their record of not having had one match go the full 18 ends.

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  • Youthful team undaunted by Festival Fours rivals

    • 03.01.2015

    Jonty Horwell (Kaikorai) hopes to start the new year in style when he skips a teenage team in the Festival Fours this weekend.

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  • Pairs winner sure to sport a golden glow at NZ bowls championships

    • 03.01.2015

    There is a guarantee of some gold being handed out when the men's pairs title is decided at the New Zealand bowls championships at Browns Bay on Sunday.

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  • Gary Lawson and Peter Belliss setup grandstand clash at New Zealand bowls championships

    • 02.01.2015

    In what promises to be a classic clash, Eastbourne's Gary Lawson and Aramoho's Peter Belliss, two of the undisputed greats of bowls, will meet in the last 16 of the men's singles.

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  • Griffin and McClintock in women's final at New Zealand bowls championships

    • 01.01.2015

    Victoria's Leigh Griffin and Browns Bay's Elaine McClintock had contrasting paths but have both found themselves in the women's singles final at the New Zealand bowls championships.

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  • Taranaki women's pairs show the way

    • 31.12.2014

    The women outperformed the men from a Taranaki perspective at the New Zealand bowls championships on the North Shore yesterday.

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  • Peter Belliss and Richard Girvan stay strong at NZ bowls champs

    • 31.12.2014

    Aramoho's Peter Belliss and Onehunga's Richard Girvan emerged as the two big-name skips to survive post section play in the men's pairs at the New Zealand bowls championships on Auckland's North Shore today.

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  • Teens bowl over senior competition

    • 31.12.2014

    Seamus Curtin, 14, was among a group of Wellington teenagers who shattered any notion that bowls is a game solely for the aged and infirm.

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  • Blake Signal fails to qualify for singles at New Zealand bowls championships

    • 31.12.2014

    The failure of current international Blake Signal (Stokes Valley) to qualify in the men's singles was the main talking point at the New Zealand bowls championships on the North Shore today.

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  • Keith eyes fifth title

    • 30.12.2014

    After a strong start to the competition on Sunday, Sandra Keith has continued her winning ways at the Heartland Bank National Open Championships.

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  • Favourites fly at New Zeland bowls nationals on North Shore

    • 30.12.2014

    There were few surprises on the second day of action at the Heartland Bank National Open Championships on the North Shore today.

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  • Boyd sets early pace in singles

    • 29.12.2014

    New Zealand representative Mandy Boyd (Burnside) sounded a warning on the opening day of the New Zealand bowls championships on the North Shore yesterday.

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  • Race for national bowls championship honours wide open

    • 28.12.2014

    Expect a host of new champions to be crowned when the New Zealand bowls championships commence on the North Shore.

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  • Kernaghan key to Lawson's record bid

    • 28.12.2014

    Dunedin's Mike Kernaghan (Kaikorai) is likely to be part of history at the New Zealand bowls championships over the next two weeks.

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  • Bowls star honoured to promote event

    • 19.12.2014

    Wanganui bowls star Sean Johnson is enjoying his role as ambassador for the 2015 Southern Trust New Zealand Masters Games.

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  • Horwell NZ secondary schools singles champion

    • 18.12.2014

    Dunedin's Jonty Horwell won 12 games in two days to clinch the national secondary schools singles title in Auckland on Tuesday.

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  • World Cup 2015

    • 18.12.2014

    Kerry Clark the CEO of Bowls New Zealand has today announced the two singles players to compete in the 2015 World Cup.

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  • New Zealand sports doping rules tightened

    • 17.12.2014

    The New Year will bring new punishments for Kiwi athletes caught doping.

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  • International Bowls for the Disabled World Championships to come to Lower Hutt

    • 16.12.2014

    A small group of local enthusiasts have succeeded in a bid to bring the World Disabled Bowls Championships to Lower Hutt

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  • Bagrie-Howley cracks national bowls team

    • 15.12.2014

    Like many kiwi kids he tried his hand at any sport put infront of him as a youngster. When his Nana suggested lawn bowls he jumped at that chance too and quickly made an impact.

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  • Hikurangi celebrates club's 100 years

    • 15.12.2014

    The idea of a bowling club at Hikurangi was first mooted before the first shot was fired in the Great War in Europe.

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  • Huge Competition for New Zealand's Top Sports Honours

    • 12.12.2014

    80 nominations received for 52nd Halberg Awards.

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  • Talented Waitaki player chosen for NZ side

    • 11.12.2014

    Oamaru man Peter Wylie has been selected to represent New Zealand at the 2015 Disabled World Bowls in Wellington.

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  • 2015 Junior World Championship Players Announced

    • 08.12.2014

    The New Zealand players selected for next year’s Junior World Cup were today announced by Kerry Clark the CEO of Bowls New Zealand. 

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  • Venues to host Lawn Bowls at World Masters Games 2017 Announced

    • 05.12.2014

    Carlton Cornwall, Remuera and Mt Eden were announced today as the host competition venues for Lawn Bowls at the World Masters Games 2017.

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  • Bowls NZ Announce New Selector Coaches

    • 05.12.2014

    Kerry Clark, the CEO of Bowls New Zealand, has today announced a new National selection and coaching panel. 

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  • Browns Bay bowler wins for courage in sport

    • 04.12.2014

    Matthew Weir’s determination to participate in the sport he loves – lawn bowls – has earned him respect on and off the bowling greens.

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  • Monk wins 20th national title

    • 04.12.2014

    Tauranga's David Monk is comfortable making headlines for blind bowls.

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  • Paralympic swimmer wins national award

    • 04.12.2014

    Champion Paralympic swimmer Mary Fisher (21) has won the Attitude ACC Supreme Award at the 2014 Attitude Awards on December 3 – World Disability Day.

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  • Day 2 of Blind Bowl Champs

    • 03.12.2014

    The Havelock North Bowling Club was abuzz yesterday with further rounds in the Blind Bowls Nationals. 

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  • Blind Bowling Nationals Underway

    • 02.12.2014

    Threatening weather greeted the competitors as the first day of the New Zealand Blind Bowling Nationals.

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  • Scots scoop pool in world singles

    • 01.12.2014

    The illustrious Scotland saltire was hoisted up the victory flagpole twice at the Fendalton Bowls Club after Iain McLean and Lorna Smith were inducted as this year’s World Singles Champion of Champions winners.

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  • Scottish ace crowned women’s champion

    • 30.11.2014

    The ‘Flower of Scotland’ bloomed in the Garden City yesterday when the great Lorna Smith won her first world singles title in Christchurch.

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  • D-Day For Deserving Dozen

    • 29.11.2014

    Yesterday’s final qualifying stanza was an emotional rollercoaster ride in the extreme as those in the mix experienced the agony and the ecstasy that elite level sport dishes out.

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  • Kiwi Ali Forsyth closes in on semifinal spot at world bowls tourney

    • 28.11.2014

    New Zealand bowler Ali Forsyth is almost certain to earn direct passage into the semifinals at the world bowls champion of champions singles. 

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  • Strictly business for weekend warriors

    • 28.11.2014

    Today is the business end of this World Singles Champion of Champions qualifying series, out of which three players from each section will graduate to tomorrow’s elimination finals. 

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  • ‘It’s déjà vu all over again’ at Fendalton

    • 27.11.2014

    It came as no shock yesterday at the World Singles Champion of Champions when word of a spate of unexpected results involving the top fancies spread quickly around the spectator banks.

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  • Ali Forsyth on target for second world bowls title

    • 26.11.2014

    New Zealand's Ali Forsyth has set down an early marker at the World Champion of Champions bowls tournament.

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  • Rain fails to dampen spirit of championships

    • 26.11.2014

    Yesterday’s patch of inclement weather was of little consequence to the competitors seeking gold and glory at Fendalton Bowls Club.

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  • Family affair at World Bowls champs

    • 25.11.2014

    New Zealand's Helen King probably didn't know she faced a history-maker yesterday when she stood on the rink next to Hong Kong's Anna Chan.

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  • Blackjacks Support Blindjacks

    • 25.11.2014

    Fifty players took part in a fundraising tournament at the Browns Bay Bowling Club  working towards raising the $52,000 required to send a NZ Blind Lawn Bowls team to participate in the World Disabled Championships.


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  • Stars come out for Champion of Champions

    • 25.11.2014

    Since its inception in 2003 the World Champion of Champions has offered singles champions from every club on earth the opportunity to become a world champion.

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  • Bowls champs to compete in Christchurch

    • 24.11.2014

    The champion singles players (male and female) from all over the world will compete for the coveted title of World Singles Champion of Champions in Christchurch starting today.

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  • APL Results

    • 21.11.2014

    Congratulations to the TOWER NZ Blackjacks who made it through to the Semi-final of the Australian Premier League (APL). 

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  • Historic double near

    • 21.11.2014

    Ashton poised to become first two-title winner at bowls’ NZ open.

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  • APL Day 3 Results

    • 21.11.2014

    The TOWER NZ Blackjacks have topped the table at the end of section play. 

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  • APL02 semi-finals confirmed

    • 21.11.2014

    The four teams to progress through to the post-sectional rounds of the $110,000 APL02 have been decided.

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  • Blackjacks destined for the semi-finals

    • 20.11.2014

    New Zealand is in form at Club Pine Rivers and will be among the four teams vying for the lion's share of $110,000 prize money.

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  • APL Day 2 Results

    • 20.11.2014

    Day 2 results from the Australian Premier League. The TOWER Blackjacks are sitting in first place!

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  • APL Day 1 Results

    • 19.11.2014

    Results from the first day of the Australian Premier League.

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  • Hong Kong Classic and World Junior Championship Results

    • 14.11.2014
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  • Belliss in strong field for NZ Open

    • 13.11.2014

    Multiple world champion Peter Belliss will head a strong entry of former national titleholders and former Blackjacks for the New Zealand Open.

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  • Prisoners help bowling club prepare for world champions

    • 12.11.2014

    For around three years the Rolleston Prison work party has been helping the Fendalton Bowling Club maintain its buildings and gardens.

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  • Goddard a 'Star in the making'

    • 11.11.2014

    SELINA Goddard will have the upper hand over the rest of the field, including the host nation’s competitors, at the World Junior Bowls Championships.

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  • Canterbury bowling legend Bev Morel bows out

    • 10.11.2014

    It seems like an unfitting place for such a special career to end but it is appropriately understated, too. Bev Morel laughs and cries as she announces the end to her representative bowls career.

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  • Brian Guy 2013-2014 Official of the Year

    • 10.11.2014

    Brian’s award as the Bowls New Zealand Official of the Year for 2013-2014 is a recognition of the outstanding contribution that he has made to Bowls Bay of Plenty throughout the 2013/2014 season. 

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  • Last-minute deal may save club

    • 07.11.2014

    The million-dollar Vogelmorn Bowling Club land and buildings might yet be saved for the community.

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  • Opening night at Mates in Bowls

    • 07.11.2014

    Opening night at Mt Albert Mates in Bowls attracted a flurry of “this is my first game” and “I haven’t played since last summer” players all giving bowls a go. 

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  • Bowls NZ Coaching Plan 2014-2017

    • 05.11.2014

    Bowls New Zealand are pleased to announce the release of their Coaching Plan 2014-2017.

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  • Edwards rates Southland Charity Pairs event

    • 03.11.2014

    It does not have the glitz and glamour of a Commonwealth Games gold medal, but Jo Edwards rates the Bowls Southland Charity Pairs tournament right up there.

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  • Artificial greens boost South Canty bowls

    • 31.10.2014

    Lawn bowls in South Canterbury is getting a big boost, with two artificial greens going into separate clubs.

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  • Jo Edwards top draw in charity bowls field

    • 31.10.2014

    World number one ranked player and Commonwealth Games singles gold medallist Jo Edwards spearheads the list of invited players for the 37th Southland Invitation Charity Pairs tournament this weekend.

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  • Second title to Kernaghan

    • 28.10.2014

    Mike Kernaghan (Dunedin) is cool under pressure and known in bowls circles as the Comeback Kid. He did it again yesterday when he beat Mike Nagy (Taren Point) 25-21 to win his second North East Valley invitation singles.

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  • Time for NZ men to step up

    • 28.10.2014

    National coach Dave Edwards expects a better performance by the New Zealand men when World Bowls is held in Christchurch in 2016.

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  • Bowls NZ Silver Star Award – Patsy Jorgensen

    • 28.10.2014

    On Saturday Bowls NZ Vice President, Mike Spring presented Patsy Jorgensen of Omanu Bowling Club with her Silver Star. 

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  • Speight's North East Valley Intivational Singles

    • 24.10.2014

    The North East Valley Bowling Club will host it 24th Annual Invitation Singles Tournament commencing on Friday 24 October.

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  • John Flynn's roll of honour goes beyond bowls

    • 24.10.2014

    John Flynn's prowess as a competitor, combined with his generosity as a sponsor and proud record as a voluntary official and administrator, have made him a household name in bowling circles.

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  • World Bowls October Newsletter

    • 24.10.2014
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  • Martin Edwards gets Volunteer of the Year award

    • 23.10.2014

    For all the reasons why Coromandel Bowling Club is TOWER Club of the Year comes back down to one person . . . Martin Edwards.

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  • Coromandel Bowling Club – TOWER Club of the Year

    • 23.10.2014

    There are numerous categories which must be not only be achieved but exceeded in to be named the TOWER Club of the Year, and Coromandel Bowling Club have done just that.

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  • Coach of the year award

    • 22.10.2014

    The Stoke Bowling Club celebrated another success this week with one of its coaches, Vince Roper, being presented with the Bowls NZ Coach of the Year award.

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  • Bowls New Zealand National U’18 Coaching and Talent ID Camps 2014

    • 17.10.2014

    Bowls New Zealand are holding four Under 18 Coaching and Talent ID Camps for all aspiring Bowlers.

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  • Massey sport achievers honoured in absence

    • 15.10.2014

    Wherever Massey University's high-profile athletes may be around the world, some still find time to hit the books, but never head to class.

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  • Young bowler Keanu Darby on a roll

    • 09.10.2014

    Temuka's Keanu Darby's big year got better when he was named Bowls New Zealand's under-18 Bowler of the Year.

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  • Browns Bay bowler honoured for courageous attitude

    • 06.10.2014

    Matt Weir’s determination to participate in the sport he loves – lawn bowls – despite being in a wheelchair has earned him respect on and off the bowling greens.

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  • Bowls club finally opens doors to women

    • 06.10.2014

    It was a bastion of blokiness for 100 years but a now-enlightened bowling club has done an about-turn and is desperate to sign up the fairer sex.

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  • Ruaporo controls Under 26 series

    • 06.10.2014

    Greg Ruaporo from the Glen Eden Club in Auckland, was in a class of his own in winning the Burnside under-26 singles bowls tournament. 

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  • Val Mathews silver star road

    • 03.10.2014

    Since joining outdoor bowls in 1986 Val Mathews made her mark on bowls, and this year received her Silver Star. 

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  • Community teams clash in novel event

    • 29.09.2014

    A community war is about to be waged in the name of conviviality at the Durie Hill Bowling Club.

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  • Young Bowlers Converge on Burnside

    • 29.09.2014

    This weekend the Burnside Bowling Club will host the three-day Burnside U26 Singles Tournament. 

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  • Burnside U26 Invitational Singles Tournament

    • 29.09.2014

    In early October, players from all over New Zealand, as well as one from Australia, will be out on the Burnside greens for the U26 event. 

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  • David and Kath Monk, Para-sport Players of the Year

    • 18.09.2014

    Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Bowling Club hosts Blind Bowls training camp and Para-sport Player of the Year presentation. 

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  • 60 years of continual service acknowledged

    • 17.09.2014

    Hinuera Bowling Club celebrated Astrid Clark’s milestone of 60 years continuous membership.

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  • Kiwis medallists prefer fast game on slow greens

    • 11.09.2014

    If Barry Wynks and Commonwealth Games team-mate Mark Noble had their way, they'd genuinely prefer to play all bowls in New Zealand on slow greens.

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  • High performance achieved through effective coaching

    • 08.09.2014

    The aim of High Performance in the bowling world is to produce world class coaches who will ultimately produce world class players.  

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  • Glasgow 2014 Sports Review

    • 08.09.2014

    Highlights of all the sports, venues and magic of the XX Commonwealth Games.

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  • Jo and Val win Moama Premier Pairs Classic

    • 03.09.2014

    In what is considered the strongest field in this events history it was the world number 1 pair of Jo Edwards and Val Smith from NZ who showed their class and took the title.

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  • New umpires can don orange

    • 03.09.2014

    The treasured orange polar fleece was handed out to three new Bowls Wanganui umpires on Saturday, in time for the start of the new season next month.

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  • After 66 years, bowlers call it an end

    • 26.08.2014

    Sixty-six years of Whangarei RSA Bowling Club history peers down from pictures of past presidents, life members and other distinguished officials.

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  • Seven Deadly Bowlers

    • 25.08.2014

    Tony Allcock gives us his take on the seven deadliest bowlers he has ever seen or played against.

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  • Warm welcome for medal winner

    • 22.08.2014

    Nelson gold-medallist bowler Jo Edwards was welcomed back to her old school with an "awesome" haka. Wearing her gold medal, she told the students she was "proud" to be from Nelson Intermediate.

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  • Gender-bending with new selectors

    • 21.08.2014

    Bowls Manawatu has defied bowling traditions by appointing representative selectors across the old gender lines.

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  • Seeing visions succeed makes job worthwhile

    • 18.08.2014

    Alistair McMurran is retiring from the Otago Daily Times after 39 years as a sports reporter. He looks back on his four decades in the role.

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  • Final goes to nail biting shoot out

    • 18.08.2014

    The Regional final of the Tiger Turf Winter League was held last weekend at the Hikurangi greens and what a day it turned out to be.

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  • Three Bowls New Zealand Coaches selected for the Sport New Zealand Performance Coach Advance program 2014

    • 15.08.2014

    Performance Coach Advance (PCA) is a new initiative introduced by Sport NZ in 2014 to improve the quality of coaching provided to pre-elite emerging athletes.

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  • Mixed combination take title

    • 12.08.2014

    Fay Sampson (Belfast) and her composite team of Lance Pascoe (skip) and Bruce McNish (Burnside) have won the inaugural Bowls New Zealand Tiger Turf winter league South Island regional final.

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  • Para-bowls looks to have a future at the Commonwealth Games

    • 07.08.2014

    When Bristol's Paul Brown skipped an England trio to the bronze medal in the para-triples at the Commonwealth Games last week, lead Bob Love was the centre of attention, because, being without arms, he bowls with his feet.

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  • Breaking down NZ's Commonwealth Games medals

    • 04.08.2014

    New Zealand won 45 medals at the Commonwealth Glasgow equalling the nation's best effort on foreign soil.

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  • Curtain comes down on Games campaign

    • 02.08.2014

    One of the lasting recollections of these Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be the cracking final bowl Mandy Boyd played to claim five shots and capture a bronze medal in the women’s triples.

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  • Silver lining to dark day

    • 01.08.2014

    The para-triples came close to Gold with a brilliant delivery from skip Noble on the last end but was matched with an equally brilliant response from the South African skip.

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  • Edwards firmly entrenched at the top

    • 01.08.2014

    It's a familiar criticism for those not entirely on board with the whole concept of Commonwealth Games that as a major international sporting event, they've lost any real relevance.

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  • Para-bowls silver medal for New Zealand triple

    • 01.08.2014

    The Grandmaster almost extricated his team from checkmate.

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  • Far North trio triumphs at Hikurangi

    • 31.07.2014

    The final section of the Tiger Turf winter league was held at the Hikurangi greens last Sunday.

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  • Three medal chances for Blackjacks

    • 31.07.2014

    The Blackjacks ‘para-triple’ Lynda Bennett, Barry Wynks and Mark Noble are guaranteed at least silver tonight with the Men's Singles and Women's Pairs also in the running. 

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  • Bowls triple advance to gold medal match

    • 31.07.2014

    The open triples team will chase New Zealand's third lawn bowls medal at the Kelvingrove greens tomorrow, when they go for gold.

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  • Our medal winners can inspire young

    • 31.07.2014

    Mandy Boyd's medal-winning success at the Commonwealth Games could bolster an increasing trend of young people playing bowls.

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  • In-form Blackjacks shooting for further success

    • 30.07.2014

    While Shannon McIlroy has not yet guaranteed himself a place in the knockout stages of the Commonwealth Games men’s singles but he has already established himself as one of the hot favourites.

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  • New bowls format to rejuvenate game

    • 30.07.2014

    A new form of 'fast and furious' bowls has been introduced to New Zealand in Kapiti. 

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  • Bowls champ Jo Edwards won't walk alone

    • 29.07.2014

    So big a Liverpool fan is Jo Edwards, she sought special permission to show off her love for the club at the Commonwealth Games. 

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  • Blackjacks standing tall

    • 29.07.2014

    It was all business again for the New Zealand team overnight as the second stanza of the lawn bowls competition got under way.

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  • NZ rides golden wave at Glasgow Games

    • 29.07.2014

    New Zealand team officials might have to fork out for excess baggage if the medals keep flowing at the Commonwealth Games like they did today.

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  • Good start for Kiwi bowlers in first sectional matches

    • 28.07.2014

    The women's pair and para-sport open triple both came away with a win from their first game of sectional play tonight.

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  • Blackjacks bank gold and bronze

    • 28.07.2014

    Nelson’s Jo Edwards, regarded by many as the best woman bowler on the planet, justified her status by striking gold in the women’s singles at the Commonwealth Games.

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  • Jo Edwards wins gold in Games bowls singles

    • 28.07.2014

    Jo Edwards' had the added pressure of vindicating her position as New Zealand's singles player hanging over her when she this morning won a Commonwealth Games medal.

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  • Bronze in lawn bowls

    • 28.07.2014

    Mandy Boyd showed she possesses the right stuff today in delivering a bronze medal for her team in the women's fours at the Commonwealth Games.

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  • Success on the greens for New Zealand Lawn Bowls

    • 28.07.2014

    Our Women's Fours lawn bowls team picked up our first medal outside of Judo and cycling, winning Bronze overnight.

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  • Blackjacks on track for two medals

    • 27.07.2014

    New Zealand’s Blackjacks did well to qualify for the quarter finals of all four able-bodied events, and for the bronze medal play-off in the para mixed pairs for players with a visual impairment.

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  • Kiwis women lawn bowlers on roll in Glasgow

    • 27.07.2014

    New Zealand's women's bowlers led the way into the medal rounds on day four of competition, with Jo Edwards and the four chasing gold in Glasgow.

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  • ‘So far so good’ for Blackjacks

    • 26.07.2014

    National Coach Dave Edwards looked relaxed yesterday as he assessed his Blackjacks’ performance so far in the Commonwealth Games.

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  • New bowls boss brings plenty of skills to job

    • 25.07.2014

    Voluntary work in Southland outdoor bowls is highly valued by administrator Karen Witham.

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  • Blackjacks on opening day target

    • 25.07.2014

    The men's triples set the scene for the Blackjacks on the first day taking a nail-biting win over Guernsey.

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  • Games rookie Sue Curran claims special honour

    • 25.07.2014

    A lawn bowls rookie has set a new mark as New Zealand's oldest Commonwealth Games competitor.

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  • Many sacrifices made in pursuit of Glasgow dream

    • 25.07.2014

    Blake Signal's story is not unique, but deserves to be told.

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  • Blackjacks set for Games glory

    • 24.07.2014

    Kelvingrove greens a plesant surprise for the New Zealand team. 

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  • Bowls youngsters finding their Games feet

    • 24.07.2014

    New Zealand's lawn bowlers reckon their fledgling trio of women are blossoming just in time for the Commonwealth Games.

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  • Girvan: No excuses for New Zealand bowlers

    • 24.07.2014

    Richard Girvan says the New Zealand lawn bowls team won't be seeking excuses for their displays in Glasgow.

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  • Black Jacks learning to bring the pace down

    • 24.07.2014

    Not so fast. That was the immediate lesson for the New Zealand bowls team when they began their build-up matches for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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  • Nelson duo the best propects for medals

    • 23.07.2014

    The New Zealand lawn bowls team will be looking to break a lean run of Commonwealth Games results when they compete in Glasgow later this month.

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  • Schedule for the Games

    • 21.07.2014

    Check the Blackjacks game schedule here so you don't miss a moment of action from the Commonwealth Games 

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  • Pan Pacific Masters Games

    • 21.07.2014

    The 9th Pan Pacific Masters Games will be held from 1 to 9 November 2014 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

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  • Amy McIlroy well prepared for Glasgow greens

    • 17.07.2014

    Amy McIlroy's used to husband Shannon watching her play now.

    But there was a time when his presence greenside would leave her flustered and unable to concentrate.

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  • Bowls museum to go online

    • 17.07.2014

    What is touted as the world's only lawn bowls museum is about to roll on in to the 21st century.

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  • NZ bowlers could do without added pressure

    • 17.07.2014

    Nelson's Jo Edwards may be the world's No 1-ranked women's lawn bowler but says she and her Commonwealth Games team-mates could do without the added pressure of expectation.

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  • Challenging times for New Zealand bowls couple

    • 17.07.2014

    Shannon McIlroy's been a New Zealand bowls representative for the past decade but he's virtually had to reinvent his game in preparation for his second Commonwealth Games campaign.

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  • NZ bowlers prepare for slow greens in Glasgow

    • 17.07.2014

    Nelson's national lawn bowls coach Dave Edwards insists that no effort has been spared in preparing the Black Jacks for what will be unfamiliar playing conditions in Glasgow.

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  • NZ lawn bowlers hoping for better in Glasgow

    • 11.07.2014

    The New Zealand lawn bowls team will be looking to break a lean run of Commonwealth Games results when they compete in Glasgow later this month.

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  • Kiwi bowls trio making rapid progress

    • 09.07.2014

    Success in Glasgow will make the New Zealand women's triples team the perfect poster girls for the sport.

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  • Jo Edwards Congratulations and Celebrations

    • 09.07.2014

    United Bowling Club is hosting an evening of celebrations for Jo Edwards MNZM on being appointed a Member of New Zealand Order of Merit.

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  • Bowler knows where a win is sweeter

    • 07.07.2014

    Jo Edwards knows the weight of achievement which is attached by New Zealanders to the Commonwealth Games.

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  • Lonely visits to frost-bitten croquet greens are at a blessed end for Jo Edwards.

    • 06.07.2014

    The world's top-ranked women's lawn bowler has been counting down to leaving for the United Kingdom.

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  • Get Nominations in for Bowls NZ National Awards

    • 03.07.2014

    Make sure you get your nominations in for the Bowls New Zealand National Awards by 11 July. 

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  • President of World Bowls elected

    • 02.07.2014

    I therefore declare that John Bell (England) has been duly elected by the Member Nations of World Bowls to serve as President of World Bowls. 

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  • Bowling club up for sale

    • 30.06.2014

    Lower the flag and take down the honours board. The land occupied by the century-old Rawhiti Bowling Club in Remuera is up for grabs.

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  • Tournament's new rules add extra dimension

    • 30.06.2014

    he first winners out of the two TigerTurf Winter League Tournaments to be played in Wanganui were found on a brisk winter afternoon yesterday.

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  • Silver star for Matthews after fours win

    • 30.06.2014

    Serena Matthews returns home to Ashburton with a Bowls New Zealand silver star after winning the women's fours in Dunedin on Saturday.

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  • Bowls to be ‘Official Sport’ of World Masters Games 2017

    • 27.06.2014

    Bowls joins 27 other sports codes announced as an ‘Official Sport’ of World Masters Games 2017 to be held in New Zealand.

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  • 26 June 2014 National Club Championships – Triples

    • 26.06.2014

    The National Club Championship Triples have been held at Wespac Bowls Stadium in Dunedin over the past two days and featured some of the top bowlers from around the country.

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  • Family keeps club title in city

    • 26.06.2014

    The New Zealand men's club triples title has stayed with a Dunedin family for the second year in a row.

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  • National Club Championships - Pairs

    • 25.06.2014

    The National Club Championship Pairs have been held at Wespac Bowls Stadium Dunedin over the past two days and featured some of the top bowlers from around the country.

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  • Lawn Bowls teams and sections drawn for world’s best at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

    • 24.06.2014

    Glasgow 2014 has confirmed all the teams and their sections for the Lawn Bowls competition at the rapidly approaching Commonwealth Games.

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  • Kaiapoi Riverside Bowling Club ready for action

    • 24.06.2014

    A new era begins for the Kaiapoi Riverside Bowling Club after waiting three and a half years for the new facility to be completed.

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  • Bowls NZ says too many clubs

    • 24.06.2014

    Bowls New Zealand says there are too many bowls clubs in New Zealand and more closures are inevitable.

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  • Kiwis stepping into slow lane on road to Games

    • 21.06.2014

    New Zealand's bowls team's preparation for the biggest challenge they'll face at the Commonwealth Games moves up a gear this weekend.

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  • National 2-4-2 Mixed Pairs

    • 20.06.2014

    The National 2-4-2 Mixed Pairs has been held at Wespac Bowls Stadium Dunedin over the past two days and featured the top six teams from around the country.

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  • Sound win for Wellington siblings

    • 20.06.2014

    Two Wellington siblings ended the day in style with a big win at the New Zealand Mixed Pairs Championships.

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  • North V South Series Announced

    • 20.06.2014

    Bowls New Zealand are delighted to announce the launch of a new High Performance programme.

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  • Goddard rolling up

    • 17.06.2014

    There could be backflips on the bowling greens at the Commonwealth Games if Selina Goddard’s teams strike gold.

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  • Club NZ South Island Women's Fours

    • 12.06.2014

    Get your entry in for the Clubs NZ South Island Women's Fours

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  • Rapid-fire games open to all players

    • 11.06.2014

    The climate is a little cooler but the play a lot faster when the TigerTurf Winter League tournaments are held in the coming month.

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  • 'A hell of an honour' bowls Jo Edwards

    • 03.06.2014

    World-class Nelson lawn bowler Jo Edwards is puzzled as to why she's been singled out for special recognition as a Member of the NZ Order of Merit.

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  • Bruce claims ultimate award

    • 03.06.2014

    Burnside's Tayla Bruce captured the Bowls Canterbury sportswoman of the year award after winning three senior Canterbury Centre titles last season.

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  • Jo Edwards Honoured For Services To Bowls

    • 02.06.2014

    Joanna (Jo) Edwards has been awarded a MNZM in the 2014 Queens Birthday Honours list for services to bowls.

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  • Young bowler taking it slowly to prep for Scotland's heavy greens

    • 27.05.2014

    Selina Goddard is taking a clever approach to her first appearance at the Commonwealth Games in July.

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  • Teen's setting pace for elders

    • 26.05.2014

    In life you seldom come across situations where the young and restless tell their seniors what path to follow.

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  • Commonwealth bowls team aiming for multiple medals

    • 19.05.2014

    Bowls New Zealand is confident of Commonwealth Games success this year, with the team targeting four medals in Glasgow.

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  • Coaching session with a Blackjack up for auction!

    • 16.05.2014

    This auction will support Blind Foundation Guide Dogs so please put your best paw forward and bid generously. 

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  • Rising star Keanu Darby's big bowls chance

    • 16.05.2014

    Temuka Bowling Club's Keanu Darby is taking another huge stride in his career with his selection in the New Zealand team to compete in the Junior World Cup in Queensland.

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  • Champion intercentre team to the fore at awards

    • 15.05.2014

    Nelson's champion intercentre women's team again held centre stage when Bowls Nelson held its annual trophy presentations at the Saxton Oval pavilion on Saturday.

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  • Junior World Cup 2014

    • 14.05.2014

    Bowls New Zealand has today announced its team to attend this year’s Junior World Cup in Queensland Australia.

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  • On your marks for the Final Sprint for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Tickets

    • 09.05.2014

    The Final Sprint is on in the race for tickets for this summer’s Commonwealth Games as Glasgow 2014.

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  • Gold Coast’s Club Helensvale secures international event

    • 07.05.2014

    The Gold Coast region is fast becoming the nation’s lawn bowls’ heartland following a significant announcement by World Bowls and Bowls Australia to host yet another major, world-class event.

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  • This time McLean puts bowls first

    • 05.05.2014

    Andy McLean is used to promoting big events for international cricketers. He will get the chance to play for the big money himself this week.

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  • Grass is greener for slow learners in Kiwi team

    • 28.04.2014

    Bowls New Zealand is placing its Commonwealth Games medal hopes in a bespoke green at the Pakuranga Bowls Club and provincial croquet lawns.

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  • Joy as McIlroy picked to compete in Glasgow

    • 23.04.2014

    There's no steadfast response to any national team selection. For Nelson's Amy McIlroy though, her reaction was purely from the heart.

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  • Blake Signal going through hoops for Glasgow

    • 23.04.2014

    Blake Signal's presence at the Waimarie Croquet Club doesn't mean he's pondering a change of codes.

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  • Youngsters the fresh face of bowls

    • 23.04.2014

    Three women under the age of 23 join the team playing for New Zealand in Glasgow.

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  • Boyd bowls into Black Jacks' Games skip spot

    • 23.04.2014

    Canterbury bowler Mandy Boyd is confident she can cope with the slower greens of Glasgow on her Commonwealth Games debut.

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  • It's mixed emotions for lawn bowler Edwards

    • 23.04.2014

    Jo Edwards had to share the joy of gaining the singles spot with the disappointment of best friend and rival.

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  • NZ lawn bowls team named for Comm Games

    • 22.04.2014

    Fifteen bowlers were named today to represent New Zealand at this year's Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

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  • Champions found at Kittyhawk Nationals

    • 20.04.2014

    The weather in Pakuranga wasn’t exceptionally good today but the bowls on the final day of the Kittyhawk National Under 20 Singles bowls tournament certainly was.

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  • Kittyhawk top runners qualify for Finals

    • 19.04.2014

    Round robin play in both the men’s and women’s sections was completed with the men also completing the first round of post section. 

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  • McIlroy is flying Kiwi flag

    • 15.04.2014

    New Zealand's title hopes now rest squarely on Shannon McIlroy's shoulders.

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  • Differing fortunes for top NZ women

    • 14.04.2014

    Jo Edwards is through to the quarterfinals but Val Smith has missed qualifying for the playoffs at the World Cup bowls singles tournament in Australia.

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  • Kiwi reps lose but stay in title hunt

    • 11.04.2014

    Nelson's three New Zealand representatives each suffered losses yesterday but all remain handily placed in their respective sections.

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  • Edwards on track to defend World Cup title

    • 10.04.2014

    Jo Edwards has made a positive start to her title defence after two opening day wins at the 2014 World Cup singles bowls championships.

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  • Grant's Corner to Corner National Final

    • 07.04.2014

    The Bowls New Zealand Grants Corner to Corner series reached an exciting conclusion at the Point Chevalier Bowling Club. 

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  • NZ selection one of bowler's many achievements

    • 07.04.2014

    Former New Zealand bowls representative and champion Bill MacArthur has died. MacArthur passed away peacefully in New Plymouth on March 21, aged 91.


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  • Green team earns praise of top bowler

    • 01.04.2014

    Nelson's Jo Edwards has won world titles, but even she was staggered by her inexperienced Nelson team's success  at the national intercentre championships.

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  • Nelson's women upset form book

    • 01.04.2014

    The Nelson women's bowls team has beaten overwhelming odds to win the national intercentre bowls title in Wellington.

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  • Stewart Island bowling green opened - the world's southernmost green?

    • 31.03.2014

    Saturday saw the official opening of the Stewart Island Bowling Club, which we believe to be the southernmost bowling green in the world.

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  • Tough calls ahead for NZ selectors

    • 28.03.2014

    New Zealand's top lawn bowlers face a nervous weekend while a number of them contest the national inter-centre champs.

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  • Innovation at Bowls Napier key to survival

    • 27.03.2014

    Sitting in a corner of the clubrooms, Doug White and Ken Greeks are oblivious to the discordant sounds emanating from a group of middle-aged people drawing and discarding tiles on compact tables during games of mahjong.

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  • Roll up, roll up

    • 27.03.2014

    Good weather, good company and even some good bowling was had by all who participated in the fun day on Sunday at the Stratford-Avon Bowling Club.

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  • Bowls Fast Fives proves a hit

    • 25.03.2014

    The bowls version of Twenty20 cricket proved to be a hit at the Northern Fast Five pairs tournament yesterday.

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  • Disabled bowlers have a lot to offer in series

    • 25.03.2014

    As Ali Forsyth bent to smoothly deliver a shot bowl for the Blackjacks all-conquering triple, on an adjacent rink Mark Noble was not quite as elegant - yet not out of place - on the green at the Trans-Tasman series in Victoria.

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  • Blackjacks sound Games warning

    • 21.03.2014

    Beware the wounded Kiwi! That's the message coming out of Traralgon after today's third and final day of this year's Trans Tasman Test Series against the Aussie Jackaroos.

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  • Development team is Trans-Tasman silver lining

    • 20.03.2014

    The silver lining in this year’s Trans-Tasman is the dominating performance from the Development women who have won their test series.

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  • Jackaroos retain trans-Tasman bowls crown

    • 19.03.2014

    Australia clinically maintained their Trans-Tasman bowls superiority by retaining their crown with a test still to play in Victoria today. 

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  • Silver lining for dark cloud

    • 19.03.2014

    News from Traralgon is not good I'm afraid - the host Jackaroos won the Trans Tasman Test Series and the coveted trophy will spend another twelve months at the headquarters of Bowls Australia.

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  • Jackaroos draw first blood at Trans-Tasman

    • 18.03.2014

    Opening day of this year’s 36th Trans-Tasman Test Series concluded with a first rubber win to the old enemy, but plenty of reason for the Blackjacks and their support team to be positive

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  • The Bowls Revolution

    • 12.03.2014

    The average age of those being stencilled on to Plimmerton Bowling Club’s honours board is dropping dramatically.

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  • Mental approach, fitness a winner for Bruce

    • 12.03.2014

    Rising lawn bowls talent Tayla Bruce has identified a new-found mental toughness and improved fitness as the secret to her golden summer.

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  • Blackjacks' Pakuranga Bunker

    • 10.03.2014

    A slice of Scotland created in Pakuranga is a key weapon for Kiwi lawn bowlers going to the Commonwealth Games.

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  • Gold Star and new Silver Star

    • 10.03.2014

    Introducing the new Silver Star

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  • Slow-starting pair keep calm and carry the day

    • 10.03.2014

    Dunsandel bowler Sandra Keith notched a ''threepeat'' in Dunedin yesterday.

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  • Canadians find reception and hospitality 'unbelievable'

    • 07.03.2014

    The rain did not upset 31 bowlers from the Oak Bay Bowling Club, of Canada, when they played a friendly in Dunedin yesterday.

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  • Record numbers at bowls

    • 07.03.2014

    The girls' titles and boys' singles were decided last week at the Tasman inter-secondary schools bowls championships, but record numbers in the boys' competition means their pairs finals will be decided tomorrow.

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  • North Island Greenkeepers Annual Conference

    • 07.03.2014

    Registrations are now available for the North Island Greenkeepers Annual Conference. 

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  • Janice Paap and Howard Sandler achieve Bowls New Zealand Performance Coach status

    • 06.03.2014

    It has taken over 18/20 months to achieve but Janice Paap and Howard Sandler are proud holders of the Bowls New Zealand Performance Coach status, the first coaches in the Country to do so.

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  • Scott claims 35th title

    • 04.03.2014

    He will be hard to catch. Terry Scott (North East Valley) reached another milestone when he won his 35th Bowls Dunedin title recently.

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  • Young guns get on a winning roll

    • 04.03.2014

    Seamus Curtin, 13, and Lachlan Gordon, 19, had nerves but no care for reputations as they swept their way to a scarcely believable victory at the Naenae Bowling Club.

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  • Keith seeks third win in strong field

    • 27.02.2014

    New Zealand representative Sandra Keith (Dunsandel) has a point to prove at the North East Valley Bowling Club next week.

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  • Club will fight sale

    • 27.02.2014

    The Dunedin City Council has a fight on its hands if it is to proceed with the sale of the Caledonian Bowling Club.

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  • Champion bowls through age barrier

    • 24.02.2014

    At just 12 years old, Murray Wilson can expect to have his named etched on the Takaro honours board plenty of times in his bowls career.

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  • Kelly, Matthews axed from Canty squad

    • 20.02.2014

    Former New Zealand bowls internationals Andrew Kelly and Serena Matthews have been sensationally dumped from the Canterbury squads for next month's national Intercentre finals.

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  • You will certainly warm to New Zealand

    • 12.02.2014

    Bowls International previews New Zealand after the 2013 World Champion of Champions.

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  • WIN with TOWER

    • 04.02.2014

    Congratulations to January's winner. . . 

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  • Classic finals highlight Centennial Championship

    • 04.02.2014

    Six magnificent finals will highlight recollections of last month's Heartland Bank sponsored New Zealand National Open Championships in Dunedin. 

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  • Muir rolls back the years

    • 04.02.2014

    A desire to get among the "grassroots" paid dividends for Bowls New Zealand president Ann Muir yesterday.

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  • Coach Appointments

    • 30.01.2014

    Bowls New Zealand are delighted to announce additional appointments of accredited coaches to their representative teams.

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  • Former Bowls NZ Rep Bill Scott has passed away

    • 28.01.2014

    Bowls New Zealand are very sad to announce that W.D.(Bill) Scott, a former Bowls NZ Representative player, passed away on Sunday evening.

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  • Selection thrill for Amy McIlroy

    • 24.01.2014

    Amy McIlroy's been understandably stunned by the speed of her promotion, with an even bigger prize possibly lurking on the horizon.

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  • Tony Penn relishes thrill of the bowls green

    • 24.01.2014

    Tony Penn's competitive streak has been well and truly transferred from the footy field to bowling green.

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  • Darby heads for big stage

    • 23.01.2014

    Temuka Bowling Club's Keanu Darby is set to make his New Zealand debut in the under-18 team to face Australia in their annual trans-Tasman test series in March.

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  • National callup for Nelson's McIlroy

    • 23.01.2014

    Nelson bowler Amy McIlroy will make her international debut in March after being named in the Black Jacks squad to face Australia in their annual trans-Tasman test series.

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  • Delany given nod for NZ side

    • 22.01.2014

    Dan Delany (Auckland) is a street fighter and has demonstrated an ability to perform when the chips are down.

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  • Bowls Trans-Tasman Teams Selected

    • 20.01.2014

    The Bowls New Zealand selectors have today announced their three teams to take on Australia in the annual Trans-Tasman contest in March.

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  • Bowling for gold

    • 20.01.2014

    The average bowler is a wonderfully genial person, and to see him standing on his native heath he would easily represent the very embodiment of good fellowship.

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  • No national title defence for Forsyth

    • 16.01.2014

    Ali Forsyth will not be defending his singles title at the New Zealand championships next summer.

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  • Young guns and shooting stars

    • 16.01.2014

    It’s the sports fan’s greatest game — picking the next big thing. Here, we outline ourtop 14 choices as the young and up-and-coming sportspeople who could catch our eye in 2014.

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  • Women's spot two-way race

    • 15.01.2014

    The New Zealand selectors face a dilemma.

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  • Results from Heartland Bank National Open Championships

    • 13.01.2014

    Mandy Boyd (Composite) and Mike Kernaghan (Composite) have skipped their teams to the Women's and Men's National Fours titles, respectively.

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  • Grantham & Nagy Double Title Haul With Fours Crown

    • 13.01.2014

    Delight and amazement lit the faces

    of Blackjack Tony Grantham and Michael Nagy (Birkenhead) as they joined Andrew Kelly (Redcliffs) and skip Mike Kernaghan (Kaikorai) on the podium to accept the Men's Fours title at the Heartland Bank National Open Championships.

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  • Boyd Fours Queens of the Green in Stunning Final

    • 13.01.2014

    Finals games don't come much 

    better than the women's fours Heartland Bank National Open Championships between Blackjack Mandy Boyd (Burnside) and Sue Hodges (Outram). 

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  • Upsets Aplenty in Fours Champs

    • 07.01.2014

    World number one Jo Edwards' (United)

    Shona Klimeck

    quartet joined Bowls NZ National President Ann Muir's women's fours on the spectator bench today after dropping the first game of post-section in the Heartland Bank National Open Championships 14-15 and 14-16, respectively.

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  • Top Teams to Meet in Fours 'Sudden Death' Matches

    • 06.01.2014

    Men's and Women's fours teams comprised of Blackjacks, multiple national title-holders and distinguished bowlers from around the country will clash tomorrow on Dunedin bowling greens.

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  • Powerhouse Quartets Struggle in Section Play

    • 05.01.2014

    It was far from smooth sailing for Gary Lawson and Alvin Gardiner's formidable sides on the first day of section play in the men's fours at the Heartland Bank National Open Championships today.

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  • Muir Presides Over Pairs Upset at National Champs

    • 04.01.2014

    In a stunning performance at the Pairs WinnersTaieri Bowling Club in Dunedin today, Bowls New Zealand President Ann Muir (skip) and Carolyn Crawford (Composite) met and bested world-class bowlers Jo Edwards (skip) and Val Smith (Composite).

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  • Experience Earns Singles Crowns for King and Forsyth

    • 04.01.2014

    Blackjack Ali Forsyth (Havelock) and Singles WinnersVictoria Bowling Club's Helen King were crowned today at Taieri Bowling Club in Dunedin.

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  • Harris following in father's footsteps

    • 04.01.2014

    Like father like son. Ken Harris fills the same umpire's spot at the Leith club occupied by his father in the past.

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  • Games in Glasgow target for Edwards

    • 04.01.2014

    Jo Edwards is an expatriate Englishwoman who has taken New Zealand women's bowls to the top of the world rankings.

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  • WIN with Heartland Bank!

    • 04.01.2014

    Heartland Bank, supporters of this year’s National Open Championships, will be kindly giving away three $250 Heartland Bank Saving Accounts! 

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  • Day full of upsets and cliffhangers

    • 04.01.2014
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  • Belliss enjoying relaxed return to New Zealand greens

    • 04.01.2014
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  • Blackjack Finalists in Singles and Pairs at National Champs

    • 03.01.2014

    From a field of class bowlers at the

    Jo Edwards

    Heartland Bank National Open Championships today, Blackjacks emerged from the semifinals melee to earn finals berths in both the men's singles and women's pairs at Dunedin.

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  • Halberg Awards finalists revealed

    • 01.01.2014

    Lydia Ko, Valerie Adams, Scott Dixon and Kieran Read headline the finalists for next month's Halberg Awards.

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  • 2013 review: Big year ahead for Blackjacks

    • 30.12.2013
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  • Novice pair win national schools bowls trophy

    • 20.12.2013

    Alex Edwards and Aiden Takarua have bowled their way to the top of the school ladder.

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  • SCANZ December Newsletter

    • 20.12.2013
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  • Gold v Gold on a Golden Day

    • 18.12.2013

    Bowls NZ Gold Award winning Clubs, Coromandel and Waitoa, held the first of hopefully many Challenge Matches between the two clubs.

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  • Proposed Changes to Gold Star and National Open Championships Format

    • 17.12.2013

     Read through the proposed changes and give us your feedback.

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  • World Cup 2014 Team Announcement

    • 16.12.2013

    Jo Edwards, the New Zealand and World number 1 ranked player, will be returning in April to defend the title she has made her own. 

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  • Bowls New Zealand Para–Sport Nominations for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

    • 13.12.2013

    Bowls New Zealand CEO Kerry Clark today announced the 2014 Para-Sport Nominations. 

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  • Strong Competition for New Zealand's Top Sports Honours

    • 13.12.2013

    The outstanding success of New Zealand athletes on the world stage in 2013 has resulted in 58 official nominations for the nation’s pre-eminent event to honour and celebrating sporting excellence. 

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  • Roll of honour for Timaru bowlers at nationals

    • 12.12.2013

    Timaru Boys' High School and Roncalli wrote themselves into the record books for the first time at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Lawn Bowls Championships.

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  • TOWER's November Mat Winners

    • 09.12.2013

    Congratulations to . . . 

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  • Talented lawn bowls contingent heading north

    • 09.12.2013

    Five South Canterbury lawn bowlers will represent their schools at the New Zealand Secondary Schools' Bowls Championship.

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  • Sub category of News

    • 06.12.2013

    After some hard fought matches on the final day of the Blind Bowls Nationals winners were found in all of the four divisions. 

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  • NZ Blind Nationals Goes into Final Day

    • 05.12.2013

    The final three games of the pairs will be played today to find the new champions. 

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  • Top Qualifiers Lose Semis

    • 04.12.2013

    The singles events at the NZ Blind Lawn Bowls National Championship came to an interesting conclusion at Petone Central yesterday. 

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  • Andrews' sweep puts him in 'club of two'

    • 04.12.2013

    West End Bowling Club's Barrie Andrews completed a rare feat after winning the Bowls South Canterbury fours title.

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  • More international competition on horizon

    • 04.12.2013

    Christchurch anticipate staging more major international bowls fixtures in the next few years.

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  • First Day of Blind Nationals

    • 03.12.2013

    Fine sunny weather and light winds greeted the players and their directors yesterday for the first day of the New Zealand Blind Nationals. 

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  • England and Australia reign supreme

    • 02.12.2013

    Australian lawn bowler Karen Murphy continued her stranglehold on the women's side of the sport yesterday with a dominant victory in the world champion of champions singles tournament. 

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  • Top Contenders Going For Gold

    • 01.12.2013

    Out on the show green today two competitors will have their names etched into the annals of bowls history. 

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  • D-Day For Deserving Dozen

    • 30.11.2013

    However, only six guys and six gals from this Class of 2013 qualified for the right to participate in today’s elimination and semi finals. 

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  • Bowls hits the jackpot with five trophies

    • 29.11.2013

    Nelson's stable of world class lawn bowlers were back in the spotlight after claiming five of the major trophies at last night's annual Nelson Sports Awards.

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  • Strictly Business For Weekend Warriors

    • 29.11.2013

    Today is the business end of this championship’s qualifying series, out of which three players from each section will graduate to tomorrow’s elimination finals. 

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  • The Boom Crash Opera

    • 28.11.2013

    For reasons known only to the gods of the game it has become almost traditional that after reasonably uneventful starts to proceedings, the third day of world competitions inevitably throws up news of surprise results. 

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  • World's best bowls singles players gather for champs

    • 27.11.2013

    For the first time since 2006, New Zealand is hosting the World Bowls Singles Champion of Champions.

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  • When The Going Gets Tough!

    • 27.11.2013
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  • Burnside Takes Centre Stage

    • 26.11.2013

    Yesterday's gloomy conditions and drenching rainfall failed to dampen spirits when the world’s finest players took on the challenge of the national champions from twenty-nine countries, and also the testing greens at Burnside.

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  • Scott eyeing world championship glory

    • 25.11.2013

    Leading Kiwi bowler Shaun Scott reckons there is no substitute for experience when it comes to the world champion of champions singles tournament.

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  • Facing the World’s Champions

    • 25.11.2013

    The World Champion of Champion Singles will this year be held on home soil and National Open Champions Val McEldowney and Shaun Scott will be representing New Zealand. 

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  • Val McEldowney named Taranaki Sportwoman

    • 25.11.2013

    National Champion Val McEldowney took out the senior sportswoman of the year award at this year's Taranaki Sports Awards.

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  • Meet our newest CDO, Ali Choukry

    • 22.11.2013

    We meet the newest Community Development Officer, Ali Choukry, who will be working with the Southern Region.

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  • Worlds Champions Contest International Title in Christchurch

    • 21.11.2013

    52 of the world’s best singles players are gathering on the greens of Burnside Bowling Club in Christchurch for the World Champion of Champion Singles which starts on Monday.

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  • Brisbane on the verge a Gold rush

    • 20.11.2013

    The Brisbane Gold franchise has retained its pole position on top of the Australian Premier League standings.

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  • World's best bowlers looking for rub of green

    • 20.11.2013

    New Zealand bowlers will be out to continue their proud recent record at the world champion of champions singles tournament.

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  • Blackjack aces new deal

    • 18.11.2013

    New Zealand's world No1 women's bowls player Jo Edwards is this week set to take on the top Australian men in a revolutionary new competition. 

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  • First-Time NZ Open Champion Misses out on Triples, Takes Singles

    • 15.11.2013

    Karen de Jongh  (Carlton Cornwall) played two finals today at The Trusts NZ Open 2013, losing the first and then coming back to win the women's singles.

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  • All Black hero to start bowl rolling

    • 15.11.2013

    Sports fans have the opportunity to see former All Black star Andy Ellis gracefully rolling a bowl down the green.

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  • Point Chevalier Pirates Set Sail With Women's Pairs Title at NZ Open

    • 15.11.2013

    Spurred on by vocal supporters from the Point Chevalier bowling club, Aggie Motu and Kirsty Hill gave the Pt Chevalier Pirates what they wanted.

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  • Fisher Makes Good on First Title Shot at NZ Open 2013

    • 14.11.2013

    In the first of two chances at a title, Neil Fisher skipped his Browns Bay side onto the podium in the men's triples.

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  • Henselite and Asics Join Bowls New Zealand Team

    • 11.11.2013

    The launch of the Bowls New Zealand online retail shop has seen two new partners added as preferred suppliers to Bowls NZ. 

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  • Paterson's singles win confirms his promise

    • 07.11.2013

    Doug Paterson (Rangiora) has won the Bowls Canterbury men's centre singles with an emphatic display of consistent bowls

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  • Bowls Riverside Gary Bates Theo Nicholas Tournament

    • 07.11.2013

    Bowls Riverside held its annual Gary Bates Theo Nicholas Tournament, a 3 bowls pairs tournament with a twist.

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  • Scott's cool head prevails

    • 06.11.2013

    Despite describing his form as "scratchy", Canterbury's Kelvin Scott defeated three bowls powerhouses to claim the Stoke Invitation Singles title. 

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  • Bowls NZ Online Shop Launch

    • 04.11.2013

    As of today we have our own online shop! All your bowls apparel available in one place.

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  • Bowls New Zealand National U’18 Coaching and Talent ID Camps 2013

    • 01.11.2013

    Deadline for applications extended, make sure you don't miss out!

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  • David Monk Finalist in Bay of Plenty Sports Awards

    • 31.10.2013

    David Monk is a finalist in the Bayleys Real Estate Sportsman of the Year award for Bay of Plenty.  

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  • Seeking Coach for Blind Jacks

    • 31.10.2013

    The New Zealand Blind Lawn Bowling Association is seeking applications from qualified Coaches for the position of Coach for the New Zealand Blind Jacks.

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  • Coach Edwards eyes off Coach Glasson

    • 31.10.2013

    NZ coach Dave Edwards has Steve Glasson in his sights as one scalp he wants to take in the APL

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  • Forsyth dominates to win final

    • 29.10.2013

    It was Ali Forsyth's day. He dominated the final from the start to win his first North East Valley invitation singles. 

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  • Speight's North East Valley Invitational Singles

    • 25.10.2013

    North East Valley Bowling Club is hosting it 23rd Annual Invitation Singles Tournament with a field of 32 players 

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  • Blind bowls player right on target

    • 25.10.2013

    A car accident robbed Levin's Pat Wikstrom of most of his sight, but it hasn't kept him from returning to the bowling green.

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  • Tough draw for Dunedin player

    • 25.10.2013
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  • Jo Edwards and Onu Sportswear Join Forces

    • 23.10.2013

    World number one Jo Edwards and Onu Sportswear have today announced a sponsorship deal that will see them working together both on and off the green

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  • Bowls NZ National Development Team Coaches

    • 21.10.2013

    Bowls New Zealand is calling for applications for coaches to lead the National Development Team program.

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  • Bowls NZ North Island and South Island Team Coaches

    • 21.10.2013

    Bowls New Zealand is calling for applications for four coaches to lead the North Island and South Island Teams program.

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  • Position Available with Bowls NZ - Online Coordinator

    • 18.10.2013
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  • National Under 18 Team Coaches Announced!

    • 15.10.2013

    Bowls New Zealand are pleased to announce the appointments of the National U’18 team coaches.

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  • Hubby bowls up to cross gender divide

    • 15.10.2013

    Peter Blick is chuffed at graduating from "water boy" status to full membership of a previously women-only bowling club.

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  • National U’18 Coaching and Talent ID Camps

    • 14.10.2013

    Bowls New Zealand are holding four Under 18 Coaching and Talent ID Camps for all aspiring Bowlers. Find out all the details here. 

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  • Little club that can

    • 10.10.2013

    Bowls NZ CDO Steve Beel, in making the presentation last Friday afternoon, said Waitoa Bowling Club had ‘‘truly earned’’ the honour.

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  • Symes on a roll in Marlborough

    • 10.10.2013

    Maurice Symes has a strong message for Marlborough's prospective rep bowlers this season.

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  • Champions Back to Defend Hong Kong International Bowls Classic Title

    • 10.10.2013

    The champions of the 2012 Hong Kong International Bowls Classic will return to Hong Kong in November to take on the mission of defending their titles, a task no player was able to accomplish since 2001.

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  • Special weekend for club

    • 09.10.2013

    Past presidents of the Nelson Bowling Club helped to cap the club's 125th jubilee celebrations with a win in the jubilee fours.

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  • Gallant Darby pipped in final

    • 08.10.2013

    Timaru Boys' High School bowler Keanu Darby pulled off a career highlight when he made the final of the Bowls Planet 2013 Under-26 Invitation Singles.

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  • Bowls Canterbury CEO Applications Open

    • 07.10.2013
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  • New Bowls League Set to Revolutionise the Sport

    • 07.10.2013

    Bowls Australia announced the introduction of a revolutionary new fast-paced, dynamic format of competition, which is set to catapult the sport into the 21st century.

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  • New Bowls League set to Revolutionise the Sport

    • 30.09.2013

    The sport of bowls will never be the same again, with the launch of a new competition and format that is set to revolutionise the sport and attract a new generation of players.

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  • Kiwi Bowlers Descend On Malaysia

    • 30.09.2013

    Canterbury’s Serena Matthews and Auckland’s Chris Le Lievre are Bowls New Zealand’s representatives at the 8th Asia Pacific Indoor Championships to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from the 1st to 6th October.

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  • Sims takes a break from the greens

    • 30.09.2013

    Sabbaticals have spread to bowls with New Zealand's most decorated bowler Sharon Sims taking a season off.

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  • Bowled into Hall of Fame

    • 24.09.2013

    More than 50 years' involvement and commitment to bowls has seen Cromwell woman Noeleen Scott inducted into the Bowls New Zealand Hall of Fame.

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  • Meet our New Coach Development Manager

    • 20.09.2013

    Kaushik Patel is the newly appointed Coach Development Manager for Bowls NZ and started his role on Monday 5th August 2013.

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  • Seeking Bowls NZ National U’18 Coaches

    • 20.09.2013

    Bowls New Zealand is calling for applications for coaches to lead the National U’18 program.

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  • Work comes before play for McLean

    • 16.09.2013

    Andy McLean (North East Valley) has been forced to give up his chance of qualifying for the English International Open singles because of work commitments.

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  • Pride in hall of fame honour

    • 16.09.2013

    Cromwell woman Noeleen Scott has been recognised for a lifetime of achievement with induction into the Bowls New Zealand Hall of Fame.

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  • Westpac Halberg Awards Lion Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

    • 11.09.2013
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  • Third in a row for Edwards

    • 11.09.2013

    The records show that the world's top-ranked women's bowler has reaffirmed her international standing by winning her third straight Bowls New Zealand Player of the Year award on Saturday.

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  • Bowls Legends Honoured at Inaugural Hall of Fame Celebration

    • 08.09.2013

    With Bowls New Zealand celebrating one hundred years of a 'sport for life', the time has come to pay tribute to the careers and contributions of the legends of New Zealand bowls.

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  • Bowls NZ Annual General Meeting

    • 07.09.2013

    The Bowls New Zealand Annual General Meeting was held on 7 September 2013 with 81 people in attendance. 

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  • Blackjacks test out Northern game

    • 19.08.2013

    New Zealand's top lawn bowlers will try to get a handle on the slow greens expected at the Commonwealth Games by heading to the Northern Hemisphere this weekend.

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  • Blackjacks Roll Towards Commonwealth Games

    • 19.08.2013

    Embarking on their first trip to the Northern Hemisphere in preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, a squad of 14 will attend the 8-Nations event in Scotland. 

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  • Jo's Golden Streak

    • 09.08.2013

    Blackjack Jo Edwards is making a habit of cleaning the slate at International Tournaments' progressing through Australia's Prestigious Golden Nugget Tournament unbeaten.

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  • Glasgow: medals for some, a measure for others

    • 09.08.2013

    With a year until the Commonwealth Games get under way in Scotland, Daniel Richardson takes a look at what the event will mean for New Zealand athletes.

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  • Val Smith shows true values

    • 08.08.2013

    Black Jack Val Smith's true values were on display yesterday at the Golden Nugget against New South Wales Kelsey Cottrell. 

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  • A gracious and memorable occasion to mark our Centenary

    • 24.07.2013

    Their Excellencies the Governor-General hosted a Reception to launch Bowling New Zealand's Centennial Year Celebrations at Government House, Wellington on Monday 22 July 2013.

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  • Thank you from the Blind Jacks

    • 23.07.2013

    Thank you to all fellow bowlers, clubs and centres for your support of the NZ Blind Jacks team in their journey to the 10th International Blind Bowls World Championship.

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  • A Golden Day in Worthing For The Blind Jacks

    • 19.07.2013

    The final day at the Blind World Lawn Bowls Championships turned into a golden one for the NZ team, The Blind Jacks. 

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  • Bowls NZ Awarded 'Gender Diversity in Sport Governance'

    • 19.07.2013

    For all those attending the sell out Inaugural Women in Governance Awards held at the beautiful Villa Maria Estate in Auckland, Wednesday was a very special night.

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  • More Medals to Come Blind Jacks Way

    • 18.07.2013

    The penultimate days play at the Blind Lawn Bowls was another mixed day for the Blind Jacks. 

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  • Blind Jacks Claim First Medal at World Championships

    • 17.07.2013

    Day Seven was an exciting one for the Blind Jacks as they captured their first medal of the Blind World Championships.

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  • Team Captain Monk Leads The Way For Blind Jacks

    • 16.07.2013

    Day Six of the World Blind Lawn Bowling Championships was a stellar day for Team Captain David Monk (Kathleen Monk Director). 

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  • Team targets blind bowling honours

    • 12.07.2013

    Three of Hamilton's finest are representing New Zealand at the World Blind Lawn Bowling Championships in England.

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  • Blind Jacks Manager True To His Word

    • 12.07.2013

    The key phrase today was to try and establish some consistency. Well today the team delivered in spades.

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  • A Day of Two Halves

    • 11.07.2013

    The morning session of day three for the Blind Jacks only had three players with games and the other four all having byes.

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  • Status quo continues for Blind Jacks

    • 10.07.2013

    The status quo continues for the Blind Jacks in Worthing as both sessions on day two had continued mixed results. 

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  • Blind Jacks First Day at World Championships

    • 09.07.2013

    Fine sunny weather and 26 degrees greeted the Blind Jacks on Day One of the World Blind Lawn Bowling  in Worthing, England.

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