Alistair McMurran

Bowls: Music, puppetry expert calls the tune

Bowls: Music, puppetry expert calls the tune

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.

Bowls: Youthful team undaunted by Festival Fours rivals

Bowls: Youthful team undaunted by Festival Fours rivals

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

Bowls: Kernaghan key to Lawson's record bid

Bowls: Kernaghan key to Lawson's record bid

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

Athletics: No feeling sorry - Davie

Athletics: No feeling sorry - Davie

It is 10 years since Tom Davie suffered a devastating injury that derailed his athletics career. He reflects on that day and the years that have followed with former Otago Daily Times sports reporter 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.