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Bowls Comment by Denis Duffy Spring is almost in the air and local clubs are stirring into life. A Bowls Manawatu executive with several new faces has interviewed and appointed a completely new set of selectors for the new season. Tony Jensen, Trevor Butcher, Lynn Elphick and Robyn Schishska face the challenge of putting together…

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2015/2016 National Award Finalists The Bowls New Zealand National Awards recognise and honour those who have made outstanding contributions to the bowls community during the 2015-2016 Season. Congratulations to those shortlisted as a finalist this year. The caliber of nominations was impressive and to be recognised as a finalist is an achievement in its own…

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Super club in the pipeline for Palmerston North bowlers Kindly sourced from Stuff.co.nz, written by George Heagney. "The idea of a merging all the bowling clubs in Palmerston North into one super club remains an idea for now. The project of all the city clubs, Terrace End, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North, Takaro and Northern, amalgamating into…

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Bowls Manawatu held their AGM today at the Palmerston North Clubrooms. The following were elected onto the board: Tony Woodley as President Carolyn Puett as Vice President Lyn Elphick Norah Bacon Ailsa Lindsay Flora Hirst John Mitchell Graham Black Ngaire Cowen and Eric Cairncross as Board Members. Vern Sixtus was made a life member of…

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A welcome return from Denis with his latest Bowls Comment. The end of the latest season seems like a good time to recognise a few notable achievements. In doing so, I’m bound to overlook someone very deserving, so my apologies to anyone in that category. Palmerston North’s Brian Little is first to come to mind….

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With courtesy from http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/sport/79047463/northerns-noble-and-harris-win-champion-of-champion-pairs-title Northern prevailed in the champion of champion men’s pairs bowls final on the Johnston Park greens at the weekend. Mark Noble and Bruce Harris ended up a comfortable winner over Himatangi Beach’s Daryll Johnson and Dave Croad 21-12. The women’s final will be between Himatangi Beach and Woodville on Saturday. Results:…

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At the recent National Under 8′s and the Mixed Pairs National Club Champs, both Mark Noble and Barry Wynks were presented with their Bowls NZ 2014/2015 Para-Sport Player of the Year awards. Here you can see Mark Noble receiving his award from Bowls NZ President Mike Spring. Congratulations to both Mark and Barry for representing…

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