WHANGAREI BOWLING CLUB - Was established in 1901 and is Northland's oldest bowling club. Renowned for its fine greens and facilities, Bowls Whangarei is also the headquarters for Bowls Northland, the Northland Centre administration of Bowls New Zealand. Bowls Whangarei is a progressive leader and has a long, proud history with the game of Lawn Bowls in New Zealand. Members of Bowling Clubs throughout the world are always welcome to visit and enjoy our facilities and hospitality.
BOWLS NORTHLAND - On behalf of all Members of its affiliated Clubs, wishes to express sincere thanks to all Sponsors and Advertisers for their commitment to our Sport. Without their contribution the events run for Bowls Northland Bowlers and services provided to them would not be possible.
AUCKLAND BOWLS - The new Auckland Bowls headquarters at Mt Eden is being put to good use, with many interesting seminars being held in comfortable surroundings. Auckland Bowls is the largest centre in New Zealand. The number of staff employed is small but they are extremely efficient and are always very happy to help with your queries.
HOWICK BOWLING CLUB - In the early 1990's a joint meeting of the men's and women's clubs decided that amalgamation was the way of the future and the installation of the 2 artificial Supergrass greens was begun. The Nixon Park Bowls Board was formed at this time comprising members from both clubs, to manage the Club assets, employ staff and control legal and contractual matters thus leaving the Clubs' Executives to concentrate on administering the game. The redevelopment of the Park and the total of five playing greens has been a tremendous asset to Howick. The sharing of joint facilities include the renovation of the old clubrooms and this was achieved through the many hundreds of hours of volunteer labour. The building was officially opened in September 1995. In that same 1995/96 season the club hosted the mens national tournament which was a resounding success and a wonderful effort from both clubs.
BALMORAL BOWLS - We pride ourselves on being a very friendly club and invite you to visit us and put our claim to the test. If you are thinking of taking up lawn bowls then our club coaches will be delighted to introduce you to the game and we will supply the bowls to get you started. The club has two very good grass greens and a smaller winter/ social bowls green.
BIRKENHEAD BOWLING CLUB - Opened its doors in 1944 and has developed into a valuable recreational, social and sporting amenity for North Shore City. Our Club is situated in the heart of Birkenhead and we are proud to be an active contributor to our community. •Competitive players - We have a proud history of Centre, Regional, National and World Champions, including Tony Grantham, 2007 World Champion of Champions and New Zealand National Singles Champion. •Roll up members - For those who prefer playing for fellowship and fun. •New bowlers - Play mid week, half day, evenings, the choice is yours. Never bowled before? No worry - we will provide you with free coaching AND free 1st year membership. •Social members - Join us and enjoy being a member of one of North Harbour's most progressive sports/social clubs. We have sets of club bowls available for new bowlers, social bowls and corporate bowls.
HILLSBORO BOWLING CLUB - The Hillsboro Bowling Club has two first-class greens for regular, social and tournament bowls. The ever popular Business House Bowls will be starting in November. There's no better place to pick up the kitty. After a game of bowls, the Lounge Bar is the perfect place to meet. Why not treat someone special to refreshments before dining in the Bistro? Check out our Entertainment and What's On pages for upcoming events, raffles and in-house promotions Hillsboro Bowling Club caters for all the family
MAIRANGI BAY BOWLING CLUB - We never close! Situated just 200 metres from the Mairangi Bay village shops and 400 metres stroll to a safe swimming beach. Our two natural surface greens and carpet green are acknowledged as North Shore’s finest. Our Club is one of over 650 Clubs in New Zealand and one of 27 which make up the Bowls North Harbour Centre.
AUCKLAND BLIND LAWN BOWLS - Have You Played Bowls in the past and now lost some of your eye sight to RP, Glaucoma or Macular Degeneration just to name a few eye conditions? Do you struggle to see the Jack but Want to continue playing? Have you never bowled before but want to get into a sport that is both fun and challenging to play for those of us who are Blind or have Vision Impairments? Join dozens of others with similar eyesight issues who play Lawn Bowls both socially and competativley around the Auckland region including North Shore, Waitakere and Manukau.
BOWLS WAIKATO - There is no doubt that changes need to be made in order to retain sustainability within our clubs. There are plenty of challenges ahead for all of us and I believe that in working together on the "One Bowls - One Vision" Plan, we will all reap the benefits. Again this season we have a very full programme to get through, including Representative fixtures, Open Events, Interclub and Champion of Champions. All we need is for the weather to behave. Our Coaches have been working very hard throughout the winter months with numerous coaching sessions where there have been approximately 70 bowlers attending, which is a great result.
OMANU BOWLING CLUB - Omanu Bowling Club is located at the beach-end of Golf Road, Mt Maunganui, a stone's throw from Omanu beach and adjacent to the Mt Maunganui Golf Course. It has a current membership of around 175 playing members, 75 women and 100 men. There is a year-round programme of activities with our main bowling season commencing in September and continuing until May. We run a full range of Club Championships, Inter-Club events and Tournaments with a regular programme of Men's, Women's and Mixed roll-ups. Over the Winter period the club runs a series of Social/Sporting activities including indoor bowls, mahjongg and 500.
MATUA BOWLING CLUB - Is a Lawn Bowling Club situated on Levers Road , Matua, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. The Club has three diocha cotula greens. Matua Bowling Club was established in 1966 and is now an amalgamated club of 128 Women and 222 Men members. We are part of the Bay of Plenty Centre.
BOWLS TARADALE - With two all-weather greens and a large bowling membership of men and women this is a club that is both active and friendly. There is an all year bowling programme that includes open tournaments and club events and we would love you to join us. You are all very welcome to play bowls at any time. We have a roll-up every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 12.45 pm. All you need are flat soled footwear and $5. We can lend you bowls. There is a $2 honesty box if you want to use the greens at any other time. Bowls Taradale has two first class all-weather greens which are used all the year round for regular, social and tournament bowls.
BOWLS HERETAUNGA INC. - Our mission is to provide an environment that caters for all bowlers. New or experienced members and visitors are most welcome. We offer competitive and recreational bowling. Coaching is available, Get your own team, or we will find a spot for you. Our greens are available at any time of the year. Bowls Heretaunga has the only fully covered lawn bowls facility in Hawke's Bay. It has two international sized all weather Greengauge carpet greens, one outdoors and the other indoors, both of which are available for play in all seasons.
FITZROY BOWLING CLUB - Informally discussed during 1903 by a group of keen advocates living in New Plymouth’s eastern suburbs - who had earlier searched the area for and secured options on suitable “grounds” - the Club was born at its first formal meeting on 21 January,1904. The Fitzroy Bowling and Tennis Club was to be New Plymouth’s second bowling Club, and would provide for the community of the eastern part of the town.
BOWLS TARANAKI INC. - Taranaki is one of New Zealand’s longest established Bowling Centres; with ten (10), currently, of it’s oldest member Clubs having achieved a century of years [ New Plymouth est.1885; Patea est.1886; Hawera est.1895; Manaia est.1899; Pihama est. 1899; Stratford_Avon est.1900; Fitzroy est 1903; Opunake est.1903; Inglewood est. 1905 and Waitara est.1907].
VICTORIA BOWLING CLUB - Nestled on the rise of Mt Victoria in Wellington, Victoria Bowling Club continues to thrive as one of New Zealand’s finest lawn bowling clubs. Lawn bowls is truly a game without prejudice and Victoria prides itself on being a club which has competitors of all ages, sexes, sizes and abilities
EASTBOURNE BOWLING CLUB - The Eastbourne Bowling Club was incorporated in 1907 and has a thriving membership playing at all levels, both socially and in competitions. In our Centenary season 2007/2008 we were Wellington Premier Interclub Champion (also repeating this year and winning the Premier Reserve title as well) before going on to win the 2008/2009 National Premier Interclub and National Club Fours titles. We also host each Easter an Invitational Fours Tournament which attracts New Zealand's best international bowlers such as; Peter Belliss, Andrew Todd, Ali Forsyth, Richard Girvan, Rowan Brassey, Phil Skoglund, Jim and Terry Scott, Canada's Ryan Bester and of course our own Gary Lawson
WILTON BOWLING CLUB - The Club is situated adjacent to Otari Reserve, which boasts the finest collection of native flora and fauna in the southern hemisphere. No bowling club in New Zealand can claim a better perspective. At Wilton we pride ourselves on being a progressive club. We were the first club in the Wellington region to lay an artificial surface which allowed our members to enjoy bowls throughout the whole year.
STOKE BOWLING CLUB - The Stoke bowling club green, opened on Nov.1949, offers a friendly welcome to all our bowling and social members, visiting bowlers, spectators and guests. Our modern clubhouse includes kitchen facilities, bar, television, and recreational and meeting rooms.
SHIRLEY BOWLINC CLUB - Our club is situated at the end of Woodchester Ave, in Richmond Park adjoining Shirley Tennis Club. Membership is on the increase as more people begin to appreciate what a challenging and enjoyable sport lawn bowls is. It is not by chance that the phrase "A Lifetime of Game" is applied to lawn bowls. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming club that "punches above its weight" when it comes to competition, and we try to foster a relaxed and cordial environment at all times. We cater for men and women and all levels of players from students to nonagenarians.
FENDALTON BOWLINC CLUB - The Bowling Club was formed in 1942 when the Fendalton Company of the Home Guard disbanded. The Home Guardsmen had developed such an “esprit de corps” during the years that they wanted to keep in touch with one another. From this desire sprang the idea of forming the Fendalton Bowling Club. There had been two previous attempts to form a club. Both had failed, but with the Home Guard as its core, the inaugural meeting on 19th June 1944 proved a success. Nineteen of the thirty-three men who attended were former members of the Home Guard.
PARKLANDS BOWLING CLUB - Is one of the premier bowling clubs in Christchurch. We are one of the youngest clubs in the city, known by many as the “Friendly Club”. The club has two well-prepared greens that were in excellent condition last bowls season and work has begun to prepare them for the new season starting September 2010. We will again provide a vast range of bowling opportunities for our members; including a choice of club Roll-ups, Tournaments, Competitions and multiple Senior/Junior Interclub teams.
WOODEND BOWLING CLUB - is a very well presented, one green club, approximately 20 minutes north of Christchurch. It has a green which was re-done in 2009. The Canterbury Centre Greenkeepers have worked hard to bring the green up to standard over the Christmas New Year holidays. The Membership base is not far off the optimum number. Woodend's teams are quite competitive and the club has a reputation for friendliness and hospitality.
BOWLS PAPANUI - The bowling club opened in 1911 with a membership of 32 men. Women were admitted in 1962 with a limit of 24 lady members – a policy long abandoned. Present membership stands at 130 men and 47 women and new members are always welcome. We are a fully integrated club with an excellent club spirit built on inclusiveness and the One Bowls philosophy. The pavilion is of a very high standard with a full bar and is available to members at all times and can be hired for private functions on application to the Manager Facilities for a hire charge. Full kitchen facilities are also available. Coaching is available to all new members and everyone is welcome to take advantage of coaching at anytime.
BURNSIDE BOWLING CLUB - Established in 1963 in an area of farmland in the suburb of Avonhead in the North West of Christchurch, the Burnside Bowling Club is located 3 km from Christchurch International Airport and 7 km from the city centre. Play began in 1964 on the first of the three present-day greens. Initially separate men's and women's clubs shared the facilities but today Burnside is an amalgamated club with around 200 men and 80 women members making it the largest bowling club in the South Island. The club is sited in the 70 acre Burnside Park which is also home to rugby, soccer, cricket, and tennis and squash clubs.
BOWLS CANTERBURY INC. - After the name of the men’s Centre was changed from the North Canterbury Bowling Centre to the Christchurch Bowling Centre of the New Zealand Bowling Association, the first Meeting was held on the 30th October 1907. Mr F J Barlow had been the Chairperson of the steering committee, and Dr Walter Thomas was elected President.
MORNINGTON BOWLING CLUB - On 30th May 1908, the Mayor of the Mornington Borough, Mr H A LeCren, chaired a meeting in the local Council Chambers to discuss the proposal to form a Mornington Bowling Club. In his opening remarks he pointed out that other Boroughs in Dunedin had Bowling Clubs and it was time for Mornington to follow suit. It was agreed that the best way of raising funds was to form a Company with a capital of £500 with shares of £1 each. On 7th December 1908, the Company was registered under the Companies Act 1903. There were 100 shareholders, a cross-section of society : lawyers, ministers, teachers, accountants, retailers, tradesmen and one who gave his occupation as "gentleman" The objects of the Company were to promote the game of bowls, to purchase or lease land suitable for a bowling green, to form, maintain, equip and erect buildings on such a green and to hold and arrange bowling matches or competitions.
NORTH EAST VALLEY BOWLING CLUB - The North East Valley Bowling Club has instigated its own version of T20 for Bowls, Twenty Years 20K. The club is delighted to announce that it will again host the Speight’s Invitation Singles event, the 20th occasion that New Zealand’s premier invitation singles event has been held. They can also confirm that the total prize money at this year’s event will increase to $20,000, which maintains the tournament as the most prestigious invitation singles event in the country. The tournament will be staged over Labour weekend 22 - 25 October 2010.
BOWLS SOUTHLAND - If you thought lawn bowls was for the oldies, think again. More and more young people are taking up the summer sport - for the social life, fun, and competition. The great bar prices are also a big plus - to be enjoyed responsibly of course! You don't have to belong to a club to enjoy bowls. Last year over 43,000 New Zealanders played lawn bowls casually. And forget about donning head-to-toe whites! Most bowling clubs have relaxed the dress code. You just need to wear flat-soled shoes - to avoid damaging the beautifully manicured greens. Or jandals and bare feet are fine too!
BOWLS NEW ZEALAND INC. - Bowls New Zealand was formed in 1996 when the New Zealand Bowls Association and the New Zealand Women's Bowls Association amalgated to create just one national body to govern the sport of bowls in New Zealand. The national office is based in Penrose, Auckland, with staff placed throughout New Zealand, including five Community Development Officers who aim to promote the sport within their region
NEW ZEALAND DISABLED LAWN BOWLERS ASSOCIATION INC. - For many years Lawn Bowls for disabled people came under the wing of Bowls NZ. Whilst we still work closely together we felt to progress further we needed to establish our own association. The New Zealand Disabled Lawn Bowlers Association Inc, was founded in 2006. We are an organisation run by disabled people for disabled people. We cater for a range of disabilities: Amputee, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and many others.
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