Dunedin's Daniel French will make his international debut in the transtasman series against Australia in Sydney next May.
The battle between Jo Edwards (New Zealand) and Karen Murphy (Australia) in the singles and pairs will be a feature of World Bowls in Christchurch next week.
North Otago bowls has taken a dramatic initiative to improve its playing standard by permitting its top three clubs to join the premier South Canterbury club competition.
Flooded greens and an indoor stadium without lights did not stop Frank Monopoli's Wakatu team from winning the 53rd annual Hanz bowls title in Dunedin yesterday.
Oamaru's Peter Wylie returned to the gold medal spot at the New Zealand Disabled Bowls Championships in Blenheim last week.
Mike Kernaghan, the grand old man of New Zealand bowls, should be given a gold medal for perseverance.
The long drought is over. It ended on Sunday when Central Otago beat Southland in the annual inter-provincial sevens in Queenstown for the first time in nearly two decades.
Bowls is a sport that has few barriers. Old and young, men and women can play together at a highly competitive level.
Mike Nagy is known as ``Mr Cool'' and will be the rock for the Black Jacks at World Bowls in Christchurch next month.
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.
Black Jack Ali Forsyth is an exciting bowler.
Double World Bowls champion Gary Lawson (Canterbury) returned to his best form yesterday to reach the North East Valley Invitation singles quarterfinals.
Australian Barrie Lester is back in the Jackaroos and will make his World Bowls debut in Christchurch next month.
Shannon McIlroy (Nelson) started the North East Valley Invitation singles in style and showed why he is representing New Zealand in the discipline at World Bowls.
Keanu Darby faces the biggest challenge of his bowls career at the 26th annual North East Valley Invitation singles over the weekend.
Christine Buchanan has been given the singles spot in the strong Central Otago women’s bowls team to play Southland later this month.
Daniel French (Green Island) achieved a significant milestone when he was named the Otago Indoor Bowler of the Year for the fourth successive year.
Mike Howard ended his indoor bowls season on a high note when he won the pairs at the 56th annual Alexandra Blossom Festival tournament at the weekend.
International Ben Twist heads a group of three Australians playing in the 26th annual North East Valley Invitation singles at Labour Weekend.
The economic upturn is expected to bring more sponsorship dollars into the New Zealand PBA and make it easier for bowlers to travel to international events in the United Kingdom.