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Dear All As you will be aware, Monday’s announcement from Government provides New Zealanders with a relaxation of some of the restrictions of Alert Level 2 from midday on Friday 29th May, specifically the removal of the “Groups of 10” restriction. As a result of this change, bowling clubs will likely find their operation simpler...

The Board and Management Team of Auckland Bowls are delighted to announce the following Head Selectors for our Open Men’s and Women’s Representative teams for the upcoming 2020 – 2021 season: Head Selector Open Men:                         Neville Hill Head Selector Open Women:                Diane Harris Please note that Jill Fraser was unavailable for appointment due to personal...

Last Chance, we will close this survey on Monday 25th May Please make sure you have your say in the Auckland Bowls Player Survey – 2020. We’ve had a great response so far – if you haven’t done so already, please click the link below, we’d love to get your feedback, please take the time...

A Handy guide about Governance for your club from Steve Clifton – Auckland Bowls Introduction to Governance Auckland Bowls and Nine Steps to Effective Governance from Sport New Zealand Nine-Steps-to-Effective-Governance-Building-High-Performing-Organisations  

Yesterday, Martin McKenzie, from Bowls NZ, participated in a live webinar from Sport NZ on Sanitation and Contact Tracing in Sport. This was run by Roger Wood (Sport NZ) and Dr Harriette Carr. Replay the video here: https://event.webinarjam.com/t/click/ow8p3sw9t4puqyrb314iorwi17t9 Martin said that it was an interesting watch and it was heartening to know that most of...

Very sad news as we learned of the passing of Auckland Bowls Life Member Haddon Vernon. Haddon was a dedicated supporter and member of Auckland Bowls. A long-serving member of the Auckland Bowls Board beginning in 2003-2004, becoming Chairman in the 2009-2010 season and remaining in this role until his resignation in December 2015. During...

Message from Bowls NZ Like most sports and organisations, Bowls New Zealand were somewhat caught out by the governments ‘ten persons or less’ guideline for the first couple of weeks of Alert Level Two. We had, like most, been working on a scenario that allowed for larger sporting groups to connect, under safe conditions. We...

The following information was released from Sport NZ on 12 May 2020. Yesterday’s Government decisions around Alert Level 2 impacted the mass gathering limits previously communicated for play, active recreation and sport. Today we have clarified some of the detail around this announcement. Play-Active-Recreation-and-Sport-at-Alert-Level-2 We can now confirm that the 10 person gathering limit does apply to...

Alert Level 2 Click here for Bowls NZ’s latest recommendations on Alert Level 2.  Following the announcement yesterday (7-May) from the government on what Alert Level 2 looks like, we have updated the guidelines established back on the 1st May. As an at-risk community we should continue to ‘play it safe’ by limiting the number...

Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund Sport NZ has developed a relief package in response to the immediate impacts of Covid-19. The Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund forms part of this Relief Package. The Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to help regional and local organisations remain financially viable through the immediate...

This notice is to let you know that both Greenkeeper Conferences, as programmed for 2020, have been postponed until 2021. The North Island Conference will be held on Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th June 2021 at Carlton Cornwall Bowling Club in Auckland The South Island Conference will be held on Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th July 2021...

Bowls NZ Hall of Fame Nominations 2020 Bowls New Zealand would like to invite nominations from Centres and Clubs for new Hall of Fame candidates to be considered for future Hall of Fame selection. Please find below the two Nomination Forms and the Nomination Process. General Nomination Form Athlete Nomination Form Hall of Fame Nomination...

Please see the below recommendations from Bowls New Zealand on Guidelines for Bowling Clubs in Alert Level 2. Auckland Bowls will be making further recommendations for our clubs once we have consulted Bowls NZ, Sport NZ and received advice from the Government. Thanks for your patience and please don’t hesitate to contact one of the...

On 24 April, the government issued new guidelines for sport and recreation, specifically establishing scenarios at Alert Level 3 for non-contact sports such as Golf, Tennis and Bowls. Yesterday the Board of Auckland Bowls met and endorsed the guidelines released by Bowls New Zealand. Auckland Bowls supports the majority of bowling clubs who wish to remain...

The 2020 AGM is now scheduled to be held on Saturday 25 July, 10.00am, at Mt Eden Bowls. Please see the following memo. Memo – 29 April 2020   Applications are called for: Auckland Bowls President and Vice President Auckland Bowls Board Auckland Bowls Operations Committee Kimberley Investment Committee All applications must be received at...

It’s a Hoax!
April 29, 2020

Once again, the iTunes Gift Card hoax is doing the rounds. If you receive an email from someone, and at first glance it appears to be from someone you know, asking you to buy iTunes gift cards, scratch the back and email them the code – DON’T!! There’s currently no way to prevent the iTunes...

Dear All The government today (24th April) issued new guidelines for sport and recreation, specifically establishing scenarios at Alert Level 3 for non-contact sports such as Golf, Tennis and Bowls. Bowls New Zealand continues to support the majority of bowling clubs who will remain fully CLOSED during Alert Level 3, preferring instead to prepare the club greens and facilities for...

Competition Time! Enter and Win a Goodie Hamper from Auckland Bowls  The current Pandemic has sparked many competitions and challenges on social media. Heading into the home-stretch, we thought we’d celebrate with a photo competition of our own. Simply send us a pic, the subject? ‘How I spent the lock-down’. Did you turn your bubble...

Covid-19 Guidelines
April 17, 2020

Please click on the PDF document below that outlines the Covid-19 Guidelines for Bowls NZ, Centres and Bowling Clubs. Bowls New Zealand Covid-19 Alert Level Guidelines – as at 17 April 2020  

AGM Guidelines For Clubs
April 17, 2020

GUIDANCE ON ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS DURING LOCKDOWN  Dear All Many of New Zealand’s bowling clubs are scheduled to hold their AGM in the coming two or three months. While the lockdown restrictions presently in force remain, many clubs have been asking us what their options are in relation to their AGM. Following are a series...

  A good read from Aktive, click the link below. Auckland Sport & Recreation Taskforce COVID-19 Update, 15 April 2020    

Maintenance and care of turf and nursery plants Background From Tuesday 14th April urgent maintenance of turf and care for plants in nurseries will be permitted under Alert Level 4 restrictions. Maintenance providers should adhere to the following guidance. In doing so, operators and owners will need to form a judgment as to: (1) how...

Exciting News!!!!
April 9, 2020

We are so happy to be bringing you the following message from Bowls NZ: Attention Greenkeepers: Looks like turf maintenance is to be permitted during Alert Level 4. Our thanks to Minister Robertson and others for the support. Note – you need to wait until criteria has been established during the early part of next...

Bowls making the News
April 9, 2020

TV1 News 8 April 2020 Posted by Bowls Wellington on Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Missing your bowls? Here’s some great matches from across the ditch to keep you going! NSW 2017 Singles Final NSW 2017 Pairs Final

Hi all (bowling club greenkeepers) Yesterday Bowls NZ made a further direct plea to Government Ministers and MBIE, clearly articulating our concerns for bowling club greens, whilst at Alert Level 4. On behalf of the bowls community we have requested Government support for a bowling club greenkeeper being able to perform crucial maintenance of natural...

Inside Bowls April 2020
April 6, 2020

Click here to view April Issue of INSIDE BOWLS

Today, Auckland Bowls Incorporated has launched it’s new exciting and innovative Strategic Plan to take the game of Bowls to a new level. Please find below key highlights of our new Strategic Plan 2020-2030 Sustainable Club Network – We will provide relevant resource, expertise and support to enable sustainable, proficiently run Clubs. Enhanced Facilities – We will...

Controlling body World Bowls (WB) and host nation Bowls Australia (BA) have agreed to the rescheduled dates of the World Bowls Championships, confirming the event will be postponed a year from its original date. As a result of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, the 2020 World Bowls Championships, which were set to be staged...

COVID-19 wage subsidy
March 30, 2020

The COVID-19 wage subsidy scheme is there to help businesses pay their workers for an extended period of time, if they have had to shut down under Alert Level 4.  The scheme will support employers and their staff to maintain an employment connection and ensure an income for affected employees, even if the employee is...

The Auckland Bowls 2020 AGM is fast approaching. This year we have three vacancies for Independent Board Members to join our Board and help govern the game of Bowls in the Auckland Region. This is a really exciting time for our sport. With a new 10 year Strategic Plan currently being developed, the focus is...

Auckland Bowls 2020 AGM
March 30, 2020

The 2020 AGM is scheduled to be held on Saturday 25 July, 10.00am, at Mt Eden Bowls. Applications are called for: Auckland Bowls President and Vice President Auckland Bowls Board Auckland Bowls Operations Committee Kimberley Investment Committee All applications must be received at Auckland Bowls no later than Friday 15 May 2020. If you have...

Due to the ongoing health and safety concerns regarding Covid-19, and the speed at which developments are occurring, Auckland Bowls has today reached the decision to suspend all bowling activity. This means all club events and tournaments, all school programmes and all social/corporate bowls events for the remainder of the 2019/2020 season are either cancelled...

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update Bowls New Zealand has postponed the Interclub Sevens Finals scheduled for 16-19 April 2020. This event has been postponed for six months, minimum. Bowls New Zealand has postponed the Bowls3Five Interclub Finals scheduled for May 2-3 at the Naenae Bowling Club. This event has been rescheduled to June 20-21 2020. World Bowls has...

Controlling body World Bowls (WB) and host nation Bowls Australia (BA) have agreed that the 2020 World Bowls Championships be postponed indefinitely as a result of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. The event, which was set to be staged on the Gold Coast, Queensland, from May 26 – June 7, and involve 36 competing nations from...

Following consultation with various government authorities and Bowls NZ, Auckland Bowls has made a decision to postpone the following events: 1-5 Year Interclub 1-5 Year Fours Champ of Champ Singles At this stage, no other Auckland Bowls events are affected. Finals Day, scheduled for Sunday 5 April, is currently under review and an announcement will be made...

Auckland Bowls is looking forward to welcoming over 120 students to the Auckland Secondary School Pairs on Monday 9th March. *With recent news regarding the Coronavirus and families with children at Auckland Schools. We have sought advice from College Sport and the Auckland District Health Board. We have been assured it is business as usual...

Congratulations to the following players on their selection to represent Auckland at the National Intercentre in Wellington next month. Women’s Side Singles: Paris Baker Pairs: Catherine Bien (S)Ling Qu (L) Fours: Karen Hema (S) Kirsty Hill (3) Lisa Prideaux (2) Linda Ralph (L) Reserve: Judy Raill Men’s Side Singles: Tony Grantham Pairs: Jamie Hill (S)...

If the above photo looks familiar and you think you may have seen it once or twice before, it’s fair to say you would probably be right. That’s because for the third year running, the Pt Chevalier trio of Aiden Takarua, Alex Reed and Colin Williams have combined to take out the Milford 5000 triples,...

GLENN JEFFREY/STUFF Skip Wayne Te Huki in action in the final. There was a golden glow that remained after the Aotearoa National Bowls Championships were concluded at the Paritutu greens in New Plymouth yesterday. A brilliant bloom of warmth was evident from the hundreds of participants who enjoyed the weekend. The satisfaction extended to the...

Headlined by a host of former world champions, the New Zealand selectors have officially named their Blackjacks side to contest the 2020 World Bowls Championships on the Gold Coast later this year. As 36 nations take to the Broadbeach, Helensvale and Musgrave Hill greens from May 26 to June 7, the Blackjacks will feature a...

We wish to advise the Bowling Community that Bruce Anderson stepped down as Chairman of Auckland Bowls in September and was replaced by Michael Feek, a longstanding and experienced Board member. Bruce has subsequently resigned from the Board as at 16th December 2019. The Board has co-opted Phil Taylor from the Bridge Park Bowling Club...

What a super night we had at Bridge Park Bowling Club for the Bowls2Five 1-5 Year Interclub. Our semifinalists were Section A Winners: St Heliers Orange, Section B: Balmoral Bandikoots, Section C: Pt Chevalier Pirates and Section D: St Heliers Yellow. A blind draw determined who would play who, it was the Balmoral Bandikoots first...

We had a superb day of bowls Sunday for the annual Battle of the Bridge Tournament. Hosted for Auckland by Pt Chevalier Bowling Club – Open Men and Howick Bowls – Open Women and hosted for North Harbour by Milford Bowling Club, the 1-5 Year Men and Women. A massive thank you to these host...

A huge weekend of bowls for the Ryman Healthcare Men’s Triples and Women’s Singles. Congratulations to Linda Ralph – Carlton Cornwall Bowls on winning the Women’s Singles title in a great match against Ling Qu – St Heliers. Ralph’s road to the final began Saturday at Blockhouse Bay, with three straight wins to take out...

Celebrating Ōtara greatness!
November 19, 2019

The late Tusanilefaia’ao Ieremia Salesa is a Service to Sport recipient in the third annual Ōtara Sports Awards 2019.Better known as Chris Salesa to members of the Auckland and Counties Manukau bowling community. He is an East Tamaki Bowling Club legend and at the time of his passing (June 2017), the club’s most successful bowler...

New Zealand representative Debbie White has fallen agonisingly short of the world singles title at the World Champion of Champion Singles in Adelaide, going down to Australia’s Kylie Whitehead in a thrilling tie break finale. Held at the Adelaide Bowling Club in South Australia on Sunday, White stormed out of the blocks in comfortable fashion...

New Zealand Blackjack Selina Goddard has taken out the 2019 Stoke Stakes Invitational Women’s Singles on her adopted home track, defeating the vastly experienced Linda Ralph in an exciting finals’ clash in Nelson. The event, now in its second year, has attracted some of the country’s best performed female bowlers to the region, with organisers...