Two South Otago indoor bowlers - Stephen Preddy (Paretai) and Marilyn Paterson (South Otago Town and Country) - won South Island titles in Balclutha at the weekend.
Talented Southlander Sheldon Bagrie-Howley took the first step towards a trip to Scotland by winning the elite singles event in Dunedin at the weekend.
Two former top amateur golfers, Brent McEwan (St Clair) and Coryn Huddy (Brighton), are keen to make their mark on the New Zealand PBA tournaments this winter.
The Scott legacy continues. Sarah Scott (North East Valley) was named Dunedin woman bowler of the year at the annual awards night at Mosgiel at the weekend.
Close but no cigar
All Black Waisake Naholo is back. He came through unscathed in club rugby on Saturday and is keen to rejoin the Highlanders.
Bowls is expected to be added to the International Olympic Committee sports later this year and could be played at future Summer Olympics.
Wynette McLachlan (South Otago) won her six singles games and was the best-performed Otago bowler at the New Zealand intercentre sevens in Auckland at the weekend.
Major milestone Lyn Rance (Green Island) achieved a significant milestone when she won her 20th Bowls Dunedin outdoor title this month.
The erratic performances of the Black Jack men's team over the last two weeks has helped Mike Kernaghan's chances of playing at World Bowls in December.
They defied the odds. The cumulative age of the four members of the St Kilda team was 379 years, setting a record for Dunedin, and probably New Zealand, bowls.
International Mike Kernaghan has taken the Dunedin singles spot for this month's national intercentre sevens in Auckland.
Former New Zealand representative Anne Bateman held her nerve and played three telling bowls to win $1100 in Dunedin yesterday.
Mid-Canterbury bowler Sandra Keith wants to get back into the Black Jacks but knows it will be a difficult task.
Milestone for Crawford Carolyn Crawford reached a significant milestone when she won a record 25th Bowls Dunedin title this month.
The return of international Paul Girdler will add clout to the Dunedin bowls team that is targeting its 14th national bowls title.
Ring the changes
Mandy Boyd stamped her mark on New Zealand bowls by skipping the winning women's four in Christchurch yesterday.
Former Commonwealth Games champion Marie Watson is poised to win her seventh New Zealand open title at Christchurch today.
It was so close. Dunedin bowler Carolyn Crawford just failed to take her composite team into today's semifinals of the women's fours in Christchurch.