Alistair McMurran

Bowls: Time for NZ men to step up

Bowls: Time for NZ men to step up

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

Bowls: Touch of Carisbrook transported to NEV

Bowls: Touch of Carisbrook transported to NEV

There was a touch of rugby nostalgia at the North East Valley club at the weekend.

Bowls: Second title to Kernaghan

Bowls: Second title to Kernaghan

Mike Kernaghan (Dunedin) is cool under pressure and known in bowls circles as the Comeback Kid.

Bowls: Kernaghan's Houdini act

Bowls: Kernaghan's Houdini act

Mike Kernaghan (Dunedin) displayed his magic when he performed a Houdini act to reach the semifinals at North East Valley yesterday.

Bowls: Watt thriving on competition in Australia

Bowls: Watt thriving on competition in Australia

Former North East Valley bowler Mark Watt is relishing the regular intense competition he is getting from club bowls in Australia.

Bowls: NEV title may elude great again

Bowls: NEV title may elude great again

Gary Lawson is a double World Bowls champion but the North East Valley club's invitation singles looks like eluding him again this weekend.

Bowls: Chance to take on top players

Bowls: Chance to take on top players

Club stalwart Bruce Dunn is one of three North East Valley players to have gained competitive entry to the annual invitation singles this weekend.

Rugby: Awards cap Moore's season

Rugby: Awards cap Moore's season

Zingari-Richmond midfielder Lachie Moore scooped the pool at the Dunedin club rugby awards at the Green Island club last night.

Seeing visions succeed makes job worthwhile

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.