21/03/19: The New Zealand intercentre event started in Auckland this afternoon, with the Revital Fertilisers Taranaki women’s side winning their pairs (Sue Winter and Maree Gadsby) and fours (Val McEldowney, Gloria Shaw, Susan Cottam and Cathy Andrews) and a narrow, one-point loss in the singles (Rhonda Adams). Three rounds will be played tomorrow. The men get underway tomorrow.

Are you looking for a new challenge? Bowls Taranaki are looking for a new Executive Officer. Details here:

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Neville Elliott to retire
With regret the Board of Bowls Taranaki has accepted the retirement of its Executive Officer, Neville Elliott, to take effect from 1 May 2019. Neville has given five years of dedicated service to the role, while remaining an active and successful participant, and continuing to volunteer in a variety of roles. He first joined the northern division in 1994 and stepped up the following year to the Taranaki Bowling Centre executive. He remained at Taranaki’s top table through until 2013. He was president in 2002-2006, with the last season involving the amalgamation of the men’s and women’s centres. The executive was replaced by a board in 2009, with Neville serving as the chairman from 2010-2013. “Neville Elliott has had his critics over the years, as anyone does who makes decisions, but those critics have generally been misguided in their thinking,” current chairman Grant Hassall said. “His contribution to Taranaki Bowls has been massive and hugely appreciated by all genuine lovers of the game.”
An advertising campaign for a replacement will begin immediately.

11/03/19: Refer to the Results tab for the latest from the Classic Carpets-sponsored Hugh Moss junior pairs and the Clegg’s Funeral Services men’s open triples.

New Zealand champions!

The 2019 NZ men’s fours winners: Neil Candy (West End), Dean Elgar (West End), Gavin Scrivener (Aramho) and Bruce Hall (Vogeltown and West End)

26/02/19: Refer to the “Reps” tab for the Revital Fertilisers Taranaki teams for the New Zealand intercentre contest.

The latest monthly newsletter has been released: February 2019 newsletter

24/02/19: Refer to the “Results” tab for post section in the open triples.

Open News – 4 February 2019

Open News – 3 February 2019

Open News – 2 February 2019

Open News – 1 February 2019

Open News – 31 January 2019

Open News – 30 January 2019

Open News – 29 January 2019

Open News – 28 January 2019

2019 Taranaki men’s Open fours winners: Craig De Faria, Steve Walker, Dave Wilson and Jordan Linn (West End)

Open News – 27 January 2019

Open News – 26 January 2019

Open News – 25 January 2019

Open News – 24 January 2019

Open News – 23 January 2019

Open News – 22 January 2019

Open News – 21 January 2019


Refer to this link for the January newsletter: January newsletter

Refer to this link for the December newsletter: December newsletter

Refer to this link for the November newsletter: November newsletter

Refer to this link for the October newsletter: October newsletter


Bowls Taranaki Incorporated is

The Administrative body for the 22 Men’s and Women’s Bowling Clubs in the Taranaki Province from Patea in the South to Opunake in the West to Awakino in the North with a total membership of  1,320.

Bowls Taranaki organises and controls Open Tournaments, Representative, Champion of Champions, InterClub and InterCentre Events.

Current staff and contact information is:

  • Mr Neville Elliott – Executive Officer   Ph 06 757 8000
  • Mr Brien Bennett QSM – President      Ph 06 753 3836
  • Mr Ian Andrews – Vice President          Ph 06 758 5098
  • Mr Grant Hassall – Chairman                Ph 06 769 6627

/Mates in Bowls is an enjoyable, accessible and fun way to play bowls running over 4-6 weeks in bowling clubs across Taranaki.  Refer to our Club Directory page, for details on local clubs running Mates in Bowls and Business House Bowls in 2015.