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our vision our mission

One Bowls: One Vision ... for Strong Sustainable Clubs Vision

“To be the best bowling country”

mission

“To deliver an exceptional sporting experience that is enjoyable, entertaining and accessible to all New Zealanders” Strengthen the Structure and Provide a “State of the Art” Playing Environment

Promote and Grow the Game

Develop Talent

To have created an image, brand and offerings that improve the contemporary appeal of bowls.

Develop talent by ensuring there are clear pathways and opportunities to participate in our sport at every level.

All participants are part of the Bowls NZ Community enabling Bowls NZ and their commercial partners to actively communicate benefits and encourage ongoing participation.

Foster a High Performance and coaching culture that results in success and recognition on the international stage, in both play and administration.

Build Organisational Capability

To develop and strengthen the structure of our sport at all levels.

Develop and support the capability of our people.

To maintain and improve the playing surfaces of greens in New Zealand.

Bowls NZ develops and strengthens the structure of Regions, Centres, Clubs and People by developing a best practice model and supplying tools and templates.

Provide an enabling environment where access is real and equitable “NO EXCEPTIONS”.

To celebrate and document our history.

Ensure a Financially Stable and Sustainable Future

To ensure the financial stability and sustainability of our sport by increasing the overall funding base.

SPONSORS Maintain existing sponsors and generate new sponsors.

REVENUE STREAMS Maintain existing revenue streams and generate new revenue streams.

The 4 Faces of Bowls Cover and other images presented in this Annual Report depict the ‘4 Faces’ of New Zealand bowls; Traditional, Casual, Youth and Black Jacks.

Contents Our Vision, Our Mission................................ 02 Our Funding Partners..................................... 03 Our Corporate Sponsors........................ 04-05 The Board........................................................... 06 Officers and Staff.......................................06-07 From the Chairman......................................... 08 From the President.......................................... 09

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From the CEO.............................................10-11 High Performance............................................12 Coaching..............................................................13 National Bowls Awards............................14-15 National Club Conference.............................16 Sport & Recreation Sector Awards..............17

International Events..................................18-19 National Events...........................................20-21 Income & Expenditure................................... 22 Our Membership............................................. 22 Financial Report..........................................23-30 Our Values.......................................................... 31


Our Funding Partners Bowls NZ is grateful for the generosity and support extended by our funding partners SPARC, New Zealand Community Trust, The Lion Foundation and The Otago Community Trust. Their direct investment into the sport of bowls enables Bowls NZ to deliver on its mission of delivering an exceptional sporting experience that is enjoyable, entertaining and accessible to all New Zealanders.

NZCT are proud to be New Zealand’s biggest funder of amateur sport. Each year, the New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) gives millions of dollars in grants to thousands of applicants from a huge range of sporting groups from rugby and netball to kayaking and lawn bowls. Funds come from NZCT operators throughout the country who run gaming machines in their hotels, bars and clubs. While sport is the primary focus of NZCT, they also provide funds for charitable purposes such as rescue and life-saving services, education, health, the arts, cultural and community groups. NZCT recognises the positive contribution that Bowls New Zealand makes to its bowls fraternity, and the wider community. Accordingly, NZCT has invested into the NZCT National Club Championships, the 2008 Bowls New Zealand National Club Conference, funding of the Region 3 & 4 Community Development Officer, other salaries and the Bowls Talk club newsletter. Bowls New Zealand would like to acknowledge the significant contribution NZCT has made to the sport of bowls in the past year and thank them for their continued investment.

The Lion Foundation has a clear and concise funding strategy, established over 20 years of philanthropy in New Zealand. Funds are available for any charitable, philanthropic or cultural purpose that benefits the community. The Lion Foundation funds projects that are both very large and very small, their goal is to help Kiwis make a difference in their communities. Approximately 90% of profits are returned to benefit the local community from which they were generated. The remaining 10% of funds are used to support national initiatives and organisations that deliver activities and programmes back into communities across the country. In this past year, the Lion Foundation invested in the sport of bowls as the naming sponsor of the Lion Foundation National Interclub and the Lion Foundation National Intercentre Championships held in Palmerston North. The Foundation also contributes funds towards the salaries for the Community Development Officers in Region 1 and Region 2. Bowls New Zealand appreciates and acknowledges the Lion Foundation’s committed and continued support of bowls.

The Otago Community Trust supports, encourages, and enhances Otago communities by responsibly managing and sharing their entrusted resources. The Otago Community Trust covers much of the southern half of the South Island, expanding from Milford Sound on the West Coast, to Dunedin on the East Coast. As part of their objective to provide positive balanced support to the people of Otago, The Community Trust of Otago partially fund the salary for the Region 6 Community Development Officer. We are grateful for their investment.

SPARC (Sport & Recreation New Zealand) is dedicated to getting people active. That means everything from supporting elite athletes, to getting into local communities and encouraging people to get active. SPARC invests significant funds each year into achieving its vision which is “a nation inspired to be active, participate and win.” Through our own commitment to increase participation numbers in bowls, adoption of a No Exceptions policy, and by winning consistently at an elite level, Bowls NZ is able to assist SPARC to deliver on their vision. SPARC are an integral partner to the sport of bowls having invested funds and resources into our development initiatives such as the Mates-In-Bowls programme, coaching programmes, high performance programme and organisational capability such as the One Bowls: One Vision project. Through the New Zealand Academy of Sport, our high performance programme has been enhanced by the ability to access personnel and resources in the sport science areas of bio-mechanics, strength and conditioning, athlete support services as well as personal development for our high performance coaches. There is no doubt that the contribution made by the Academy is a critical success factor to the continuing success of the Black Jacks. We are truly grateful to SPARC for helping us to move towards our vision of being “the best bowling country” and in particular acknowledge the personal assistance given to us by Sarah Dunning (Relationship Manager), Glenn Lucas (Senior Adviser – Capability) and Paul Smith (previous Performance Consultant).

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Our Corporate Sponsors Bowls NZ would like to formally thank and acknowledge the generous support extended by its corporate sponsors in the form of financial and in-kind contributions. We are extremely grateful to our corporate sponsors and proud of the association we have with them. Without their continued support, Bowls NZ would not be able to deliver on its mission “to deliver an exceptional sporting experience that is enjoyable, entertaining and accessible to all New Zealanders”.

OUR PRINCIPAL SPONSOR TOWER Insurance has renewed their agreement with Bowls NZ marking a successful 19 year partnership. TOWER has been a committed supporter of bowls since 1991 and they have invested a significant amount of funds into bowls at all levels of the sport. The commitment shown by TOWER has been instrumental in helping us to grow and develop the sport. Although the nature of the relationship has constantly evolved with the times, TOWER’s focus has always been to support bowlers, clubs and the national organisation. The recent renewal has a stronger commercial direction, which is of benefit to all, as commissions earned through various TOWER bowls policies are reinvested back into the sport, through channels such as the TOWER Bowls Development Fund. The TOWER Bowls Development Fund is available to all bowling clubs who need financial support in the development and implementation of bowls initiatives that attract new participants to the sport, as well as initiatives that improve the skill levels of the Club Executive and volunteers. In the past year, TOWER generously supported the Bowls NZ National Club Conference 2008, was naming rights sponsor of the 2007-2008 TOWER Club of the Year award, funded the TOWER Bowls Development Fund and continued their financial investment into the development of the sport of bowls. We look forward to continuing our long standing partnership with TOWER and thank them for their substantial support.

OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS HYUNDAI MOTORS NZ LTD The relationship between Bowls NZ and Hyundai Motors NZ has successfully moved into its second year and is going from strength to strength. Hyundai continue to forge their way ahead in the tumultuous automobile industry by their innovative approach to harmonising the needs of their customers for safer, excellent vehicles that also utilise practical environment friendly technology. Hyundai’s enthusiastic support has included sign-written vehicles provided to our team of Community Development Officers and our National Coach. Hyundai are also naming rights sponsors of our most prestigious annual event, the 2009 Hyundai National Open Championships. Hyundai offers every bowls member specially priced $25 WOF’s for their own vehicles and a generous club incentive for Hyundai vehicle purchases whereby $250 is granted to the purchaser’s club. For all new Hyundai vehicle sales, an additional $250 is invested into the sport of bowls. Hyundai is also a major sponsor of the Child Cancer Foundation and Bowls NZ lent a hand this year in raising awareness of the cause amongst bowlers by seeking volunteers and donations. Thank you Hyundai for your generous support.

KIA KAHA Kia Kaha is a valued partner and is the apparel brand behind our national team, the Black Jacks. Kia Kaha fuses traditional and contemporary Maori designs to create authentic New Zealand clothing that is recognised worldwide. As we move into our third year with them, we would like to thank Kia Kaha for their continued support.

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MILLENNIUM HOTELS & RESORTS Bowls NZ’s partnership with the Millennium Hotels and Resorts group has been in existence since 2003. The group encompasses the Millennium, Kingsgate and Copthorne accommodation brands. Millenniums’ comprehensive group of hotels ensures that our bowlers hotel needs can be met to suit all budgets and locations. As Bowls NZ’s preferred hotel supplier, Millennium offer special rates and packages to bowls members throughout the year and the country. Millennium has supported our transition to electronic communication through prizes for subscribers to the Bowls NZ eNewsletter and more recently Upshot. With National events in Rotorua and Palmerston North, Millennium assists by keeping the accommodation costs to a minimum, enabling Bowls NZ to focus on providing a successful event. Millennium support Bowls NZ through financial and in-kind contributions for which we are extremely grateful. REGENCY DUTY FREE LTD The Nuance Group continued their investment into helping develop youth bowls in New Zealand. This support is through the provision of a generous Regency Duty Free discount card for all bowlers, with commissions earned put towards youth bowls activities. Regrettably, as at the end of July 2009, Regency Duty Free ceased trading and thus our long standing relationship ended. We thank Regency Duty Free for the positive investment that they have made to the sport of bowls over the past years, in particular towards the development of youth bowls. RICOH Administrative processes are extremely important in ensuring that all Bowls NZ events are executed professionally. Ricoh have continued to supply photocopiers and faxes for all Bowls NZ hosted events ensuring that administration costs are minimised and that all office requirements can be efficiently met. Bowls NZ are glad to be able to produce high quality programmes and printed material in-house, for our national events with the use of a Ricoh office photocopier. We thank Ricoh for their continued support. BRITTAIN WYNYARD Brittain Wynyard is a leading supplier of sporting brands into New Zealand. Through the Henselite brand, Brittain Wynyard has provided in-kind sponsorship to Bowls NZ. Henselite bowls and apparel have been used to drive email registrations for Upshot – The Official Bowls NZ eMagazine. Volunteers are the backbone of our sport and Henselite have demonstrated their support by providing generous prizes for our Mates In Bowls volunteers. The continued support shown by Brittain Wynyard is greatly appreciated. TIGERTURF TigerTurf supported Bowls NZ this year, through financial investment including support of the 2008 National Club Conference. As an established and reputable company, TigerTurf provide synthetic grass design, construction and installation services that meet the needs and budget of different bowling clubs, nationwide. We thank TigerTurf for their assistance in the past year.

Our Preferred Suppliers PHOTOARTS Bowls NZ is proud to be associated with PhotoArts as our preferred signage supplier. Signage has been produced for Mates In Bowls and national events. At the 2008 Club Conference, custom conference banners were created and provided courtesy of PhotoArts. We would like to thank PhotoArts for their support. XERO Xero have an easy accounting package available that is great for bowling clubs. Xero enables club volunteers to spend more time playing bowls and less time doing the ‘bookwork’. As part of their support for bowls, Xero has offered a special discounted rate for all bowling clubs. Thank you Xero.

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The Board

Officers and Staff Patron His Excellency The Honourable Sir Anand Satyanand GNZM, QSO

President Martin Christensen – Gisborne, East Coast

Vice President

JOHN CARTER Chairman

Coral Wing – Manawatu

Board John Carter – Chairman Martin Christensen – President Coral Wing – Vice President Patricia McKelvey CNZM MBE Bob Martin Lynette Adams Cushla McGillivray

Board Audit Committee

MARTIN CHRISTENSEN President

CORAL WING Vice-President

John Carter Cushla McGillivray Brent Kennerley

Selectors Dave Edwards – Convenor Terry Scott Colleen Ferrick

Judicial Committee

PATRICIA McKELVEY

BOB MARTIN

LYNETTE ADAMS CUSHLA McGILLIVRAY

CNZM MBE

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Judge John Bisphan Martin Christensen Kevin Holland Neil McGillivray


Umpires Committee

Region Four

Jeanette Sinclair Keith Johnson Helen Stallard Reg Briggs

Carrell Knight – Kapiti Coast David Murray – Wairarapa Trevor McComish – Wellington Glenda Hughes – Independent Kerry Geertson – Independent John Freer – Independent

Game Development Committee Marion Skinner Carrell Knight Helen Lightfoot Don McMurray Graham Skellern Sharon Sims Phil Skoglund Snr Allan Griffiths

Regional Advisory Committees Region One Kevin Briscoe – Far North Ian Coombe – North Harbour John Dunn – Northland Marion Skinner – Auckland Fay Freeman ONZM – Independent Stewart Middleton – Independent Ricki Burgess – Independent Region Two Glyn Judson – Counties Manukau Mike Oldfield – Waikato John Baigent – Thames Valley Pat Bull – Bay of Plenty Noel Gibbons – Independent Graham Skellern – Independent Region Three Peter Strother – Hawkes Bay Robin Jefferson – Gisborne East Coast Jan Waitere – Taranaki Dave Tilley – Wanganui Phil Skoglund Snr – Manawatu Neville Turnbull – Independent

Community Development Officers Steve Smith – Region 1 Steve Beel – Region 2 Paul Cavanagh – Region 3 & 4 Vince Roper – Region 5 Jim Scott – Region 6

Region Five

Legal Advisor

Fred Gates – Nelson Robert Harris – Buller Les Russell – Canterbury Peter Moreton – West Coast Graham Hood – Marlborough Rob Ecclestone – Independent Steven Mitchell – Independent

Maria Clarke LLB (Hons) BA

Auditors Ross Melville PKF

Past Presidents

Region Six

1996/1997 - Joan Jagger, ONZM (Auckland) 1997/1998 – Malcolm Kidd (Waikato) 1998/1999 – Edna Higgins (Nelson) 1999/2000 – Ken Stott (Dunedin) 2000/2001 – Jean Curry, ONZM (Far North) 2001/2002 – Brian Guy (Bay of Plenty) 2002/2003 – Margaret Malcolm, ONZM (Dunedin) 2003/2005 – John Carter (Wellington) 2005/2007 – Joy Gilson (Southland)

Paul Coleman – Central Otago Pat O’Dea – Dunedin Maurice Smith – South Canterbury Neville Twaddle – South Otago Gordon Crombie – Southland Craig McDonald – North Otago Alex Wilson – Independent Terry Scott – Independent Graeme Soper – Independent

National Office Staff Kerry Clark OBE – Chief Executive Officer Steve Clifton – Operations Manager Rajal Middleton – Marketing, & Communications Manager Rob Pidgeon – Marketing & Communications Assistant Allan Griffiths – Event Manager Sam McKean – Finance Controller/ Administration Pauline Rowland – Secretary/Reception Lyn Johnston MBE – High Performance Programme Leader Dave Edwards – National Coach Sharon Sims MNZM – National Coaching Coordinator

Life Members Bob Vinsen Jean Ashby ONZM Peter Belliss MBE

Bowls Events NZ Board Kerry Clark OBE – Chair Cushla McGillivray John Carter Michael Kerr Ken Wilson-Pyne

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Chairman From the

Bowls NZ Chairman, John Carter.

The main focus for Bowls New Zealand Board and staff over the past 12 months has been the One Bowls - One Vision Project which has been challenging to say the least. The aim of the project is quite simply this: l To have more people playing bowls more often l To create pathways so people who so choose and have the ability can participate and progress from club to international level l To create clubs and centres that are strong and sustainable l To create a legacy for future generations to continue to enjoy the game of bowls I have to say how staggered I am at the negative reaction of a section of the bowling community to these very basic principles aimed solely at not only protecting our great sport but also ensuring the game is made available to all who wish to participate. The actions of a few certainly dashed the hope I expressed in my report last year that the Board’s job would be made mush easier with the wholehearted support of the bowls membership.

Also at the Sport and Recreation Sector Awards, Bowls NZ won the Innovation Award for its Mates in Bowls (MIB) programme which gives non-bowlers the opportunity to play bowls in a short timeframe in a fun and relaxed environment at a variety of clubs around the country who have taken up the challenge to introduce the local community to their facilities. After the euphoria of the World Championships last year, this past season has been quieter on the international scene with a very commendable beating of Australia in the annual Trans-Tasman. New Zealand has another 2 World Champions in the form of Jo Edwards and Genevieve Baildon who won the World Cup Indoor and World Junior Cup respectively. Following on from the successful staging of the 2008 World Championships, Bowls NZ put forward an application to host this event again in 2016 and it is a feather in the cap of all those involved in Christchurch last year that World Bowls had very little hesitation in endorsing the bid.

Bowls is a sport for all ages as evidenced by a recently conducted poll in which members of the general public were asked their opinion of the sport. Over 72% of those questioned recognised that although senior citizens and retired people play bowls, more younger people are taking up the sport. We also have throughout the country, well established secondary school competitions and an exciting annual Kittyhawks Under 20 event where bowls of the highest calibre are played. This is where our future champions are going to come from.

I would like to commend all the Bowls NZ staff for the great job they are doing in what are difficult times having to face not just the recessionary environment but also the negative feedback from that sector of the membership I have referred to previously in this report. The staff is a close knit group giving their all to make bowls a better sport to play and enjoy and they do not deserve the criticism being aimed at our sport, a lot of which they have taken personally.

If the sport is to survive long term we also have to cater for those persons who wish to play bowls but have no intention of joining a bowling club. Currently these persons number well in excess of 50,000 which is a greater number than the total bowling club membership and the gap between the two is growing. Clubs are fooling themselves if they think they will survive on retirees alone continuing to walk up and join the local bowling club, this will simply not happen in sufficient numbers.

It is with a degree of sadness that I report on the retirement from the Board of Trish McKelvey. Trish has been a member of the Board of Bowls NZ since 2000 and in that time has made a tremendous contribution to the sport. Whilst not a bowler her knowledge gained from past sporting involvement at an international level as both a player and administrator, combined with her education and business skills has made her an invaluable member of the Board and her contribution will be missed.

The delegates to this year’s Annual General Meeting are being asked to make changes to the Constitution which will implement the principles behind the One Bowls - One Vision Project, the main conduit of which is the establishment of three regional centres. This will enable a consistent service delivery across New Zealand of coach, umpire, green-keeper and youth development as well as competitions and other national initiatives. I am also dismayed at the seemingly belligerent attitude of some toward the governance of our

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sport which is looked upon with envy by a number of other sporting codes some of whom maintain a much higher profile in New Zealand than the sport of bowls. This standing was emphasised at the inaugural 2009 NZ Sport and Recreation Sector Awards when CEO Kerry Clark was the recipient of the Leadership Excellence Award, a much deserved honour for a man with an absolute passion for our sport and with a great desire to ensure the game remains a sport of first choice for many New Zealanders.

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People’s attitude to leisure activities is changing and the sport of bowls needs to also change to cater for future participants, the bulk of whom are not interested in playing in the traditional manner most of us are used to. The clubs who will survive and prosper are those who open up their programmes to cater for all comers.

“The focus of the One Bowls One Vision reorganisation is on meeting the needs of today’s members as well as tomorrow’s participants to ensure the survival and sustainability of clubs and the sport of bowls.”


President From the

Bowls NZ President, Martin Christensen.

After the euphoria year hosting World Bowls Championships it was back down to earth, with the focus shifting to the domestic scene. In particular, off the green concentration on future proofing our sport with the final workings on One Bowls One Vision. Two ‘Road Shows’ were held in each of the Regions with over 300 submissions received firming up the way forward for us all. We can not overlook the credit due to Fay Freeman for her professional contribution into our future by way of her input into One Bowls One Vision. It was also back down to earth and a return to the real world with the collapse of many financial organisations, especially our long time corporate sponsor Dorchester who have contributed financially thousands of dollars to our sport. The collapse of the finance sector has affected many of our clubs and Centres, as well as Bowls NZ, necessitating a timely different approach to our budgeting considerations, which is a real wake up call for all of us. As my term draws to a close, it’s time for me to reflect on the last four years as Vice and President. There were many highlights such as the functions attended as your guest and end of season award presentations, sharing with you the successes of your Centre, club players and administrators. Thank you all for the welcome and hospitality. My personal highlights during the year have been attending the Hyundai National Open Championships in Auckland (especially witnessing life member Peter Bellis’s magnificent win in the Fours), the Lion Foundation Interclub & Intercentre Championships, NZCT National Club Championships in Rotorua and the Aotearoa Bowls held in Gisborne. Also, the marvellous Kittyhawks Championship in Auckland, with forty-six of our future champions in action. In Rotorua, I was privileged to be able to witness and present to Andrew Curtain and Gary Lawson a Bowls NZ special Gold Star for winning their 10th NZ title, with the help of their teammates from Eastbourne. My sincere congratulations to Andy and Gary, a remarkable feat only equalled by the great Nick Unkovich. I unreservedly congratulate the “mid-weekers” and the “weekenders”; who for the love of our sport continue to enjoy, participate in and support club activities the year round. They make it possible for club, national and international champions to emerge from their ranks through the competition pathways.

Never before has coaching played such an important part in our sport. Recent changes have fostered coaching as a major contributor to the successful enjoyment of bowls. A bouquet to the increasing numbers of qualified coaches; you are an added value coefficient to our sport. A standout event was the Trans Tasman Test in Australia, where the Black Jacks and development teams competed and returned with the Trophy. Of course, the world triumphs of Jo Edwards and Genevieve Baildon at the World Cup and World Junior Cup are to be commended. At the time of writing, I’m preparing for departure to Malaysia to accompany the Black Jacks team, in their preparation for the Delhi Commonwealth Games in India. Bowls NZ has continued to make the “Capping” presentations, a personal memento recognising our NZ representatives of the past and present and I have been privileged to have been involved. My association with the Umpires has continued during the last year, being rather low key but never the less involved and for that I thank and commend the Bowls NZ Umpires committee members. They have made an important and valued contribution to our sport. I must pay tribute to Allan Griffiths and his team of technical officials and hundreds of volunteers as their contribution to our game is invaluable and it wouldn’t happen without them. My association with the Green Keeping fraternity has continued with NZ Sports Turf, NZ Sports Turf Training Organisation, and the Bowls NZ Greenkeepers Association. These organisations remain focused on providing the best possible playing surfaces and facilities for our sport. We are extremely fortunate with the retention and high standard of professionalism of our turf consultants. I was present at the Sports Turf Conference in Auckland and Tower Insurance assisted with funding for our greenkeepers to attend, a gesture we all appreciated. I recently attended the South Island Greenkeepers conference in Gore as well as taking part in the Bowls Greens Development programme in Hamilton. I would suggest that every turf bowls club makes this heavily subsidised basic course a prerequisite for their green keeper. My thanks to the Bowls NZ Board for allowing my association with the sports turf sector to continue. At this 14th Annual General Meeting of Bowls NZ we will elect a new President and Vice President and I wish them every success and may their term of office be as rewarding as mine has been. Finally, I must acknowledge those who have supported me during the last four years. The Board of Bowls NZ, Kerry and the dedicated staff of Bowls NZ, Bowls Gisborne East Coast, Bowls Tolaga Bay, Kahutia BC and my wife Carole who has put up with my late arrivals and early departures without complaint over many bowling years. My sincere thanks to you all and others unnamed, the volunteers who have acted for the love of our sport.

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From the

CEO

Bowls NZ Chief Executive Officer Kerry Clark obe The last 12 months have been a major challenge for the organisation with a substantial downturn in commercial/sponsorship income caused through the difficult financial times being faced worldwide and the opposition being mounted by a sector of our community to changes in delivery and governance of our sport which are necessary in enabling us to maintain our position in a very competitive entertainment environment.

Finally, my thanks go to SPARC for their continued investment into our sport on a number of fronts. Contrary to what some want us all to believe it is wrong to promote the idea that SPARC drive our sport. We have an excellent working relationship with SPARC and they have chosen to invest into a number of our strategic initiatives; around our campaign plan for Delhi, our Development activities, training opportunities for both Board and staff, Mates in Bowls as a concept to attract new participants, scholarship opportunities for identified Coaches and Athletes and the One Bowls One Vision exercise. At all times we have worked together to agree on performance indicators for each of these investments –nothing has been demanded. Our Relationship Manager with SPARC, Sarah Dunning, has been of tremendous assistance to us and we appreciate her advice and encouragement at all times.

Our Sponsors, Funders and Suppliers The financial situation will not improve in the immediate future. Sponsors are now difficult to find and to retain.

One Bowls: One Vision In my introductory paragraph I referred to the challenges faced in the last twelve months relating to implementing the findings of the Taskforce on One Bowls: One Vision.

Bowls New Zealand is fortunate in retaining the support of Tower for another two years albeit on different terms. This has been a long standing relationship which is now entering its 19th year. We are fortunate in having an excellent working relationship with Tower because for a number of years now, there has been a reduction in the number of bowls policy holders. A major challenge for us all in 2009/2010 is the promotion of Tower and its products so that we can turn around the policy decline.

This is not a new concept; in fact it is the implementation of the Vision, Mission and Strategic Plan for the sport which was adopted in 2002 without opposition. It was signed off at the Bowls New Zealand Annual General Meeting after consultation with Centres. The inside cover of the Annual Report details the plan.

We are also fortunate in receiving substantial funding in kind by the provision of motor vehicles for our Community Development Officers and National Coach from Hyundai. Again Hyundai have a very attractive offer on vehicles available to our members which deserves the attention of every member who has a motor vehicle. A number of sponsors also assist us in various ways and I wish to acknowledge the support of Kia Kaha in providing uniforms for the Black Jacks, The Nuance Group through commission on the use of the Regency Duty Free card, Millennium Hotels and Resorts for their support in both cash and in kind and Tiger Turf, Ricoh and Brittain Wynyard. We are extremely grateful for the support provided. The support of our preferred suppliers, PhotoArts and Xero have provided much appreciated benefit to Bowls NZ and the wider bowls community.

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Our special thanks also go to a number of Gaming and Community Trusts for supporting us in very difficult times. We are well aware of the challenges being faced by Trusts but appreciate the continued support. Our special thanks go to NZ Community Trust for their support to staff salaries and events; to Lion Foundation for their support to Development Officer salaries and the intercentre and interclub events; to Otago Community Trust for their continued support towards the Development Officer based in Dunedin.

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The idea then and now was for Centres and Clubs to adopt a Strategic Plan based on the Bowls NZ Model. Templates to assist this process were provided. The Regional Advisory Committees and Community Development Officers were to assist Clubs and Centres with implementation. It is fair to say that considerable progress has been made at the Club level by the Community Development Officers but at a Centre level, with a few exceptions, no progress has been made. At the time of implementation it was agreed that a review of the implementation process would be undertaken some time in the future. The review of Regional Advisory Committees was undertaken in 2006 and of the Centres in 2007. Chris Ineson of Driving Forces undertook both reviews and the findings were that the implementation programme was not proceeding as planned for a variety of reasons.


There was no disagreement with the plan or strategic objectives, the reasons why progress had not been made were (a) a lack of resources at a Centre level and (b) the Regional Advisory Committees not having sufficient time, power or resource to enforce change.

success with New Zealand winning the overall Trophy, the men’s open trophy, drawing the women’s under 25 series and having very close contests in the other categories. Well done to all selected athletes and Coaches.

Ineson recommended that the delivery model be revisited and the Bowls New Zealand Board agreed. A Taskforce was formed and Fay Freeman was engaged as a Consultant to carry out this task. The Taskforce worked diligently through 2008 and 2009. They communicated frequently with the bowls community through Workshops, Roadshows, the Bowls New Zealand website and Newsletters. In addition Regional Advisory Committee Members were briefed after each Taskforce Meeting.

I welcome Lyn Johnston to our ranks as the High Performance Programme Manager. Lyn will be working closely with National Coach Dave Edwards plus support Coaches and Athletes in the quest for medals at Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010. Special thanks to Paul Smith formerly of SPARC but now of the Academy of Sport North for his superb contribution in developing the Delhi 2010 plan.

The recommendations which will be considered at the 2009 Annual General Meeting are to achieve consistent implementation of the Bowls New Zealand Strategic Plan at all levels of our sport. This is what everyone agreed was essential in 2002. What is currently in place is not achieving that and, despite what we are being told by some detractors, the changes are essential if the sport is to grow. I sincerely hope that the Annual General Meeting makes the right decisions for the right reasons and that the sport can then get on with the job of assisting each other at all levels to achieve growth in participation, excellence in administration and governance, success at every level through coaching and proper preparation, growth in the numbers of technical officials who see a pathway to international participation and advice and education to our greens staff being delivered on a consistent basis throughout New Zealand. That’s what One Bowls: One Vision is all about. 2008/2009 in Review The end of year financial result reflects a deficit for the first time for a number of years. Procurement of sponsors to replace those we lost in 2007/2008 was not achieved and the income from Gaming Trusts did not achieve budget targets. Throughout the year the Board impressed on staff the importance of cutting costs and savings were made in a number of areas. However the Board also agreed that we should not cancel competitions already agreed to or cease investment into the One Bowls: One Vision project.

My sincere thanks go to Members of all Bowls New Zealand Committees for their contributions during the year. Much of what the Umpires Committee, Judicial Committee, Game Development Committee, Selectors and Regional Advisory Committees do goes unnoticed. I can assure you all that at a National Office level we appreciate the contribution made and I include our Board in that expression of thanks. Bowls New Zealand continues to play a key role on some external Committees with Martin Christensen being a Member of the NZ Sports Turf Institute Board along with myself and Martin also being a member of the NZ Bowls Greenkeeping Board and the NZ Sports Turf Industry Training Board. The domestic playing season was completed without any drama and a number of proud new champions emerged. Details of all championship winners are included elsewhere in this report but special congratulations are extended to Gary Lawson and Andrew Curtain of Eastbourne in attaining their coveted 10th National Title. I wish to express my sincere thanks to the Board of Bowls New Zealand for their support in what has been a very difficult year. Chairman John Carter deserves special mention for the role he has played and continues to play in promoting the One Bowl: One Vision project. This has been a difficult exercise and John’s leadership of it is greatly appreciated by all of our staff and by fellow Board Members.

Over a number of years the Board has built up a reserve fund to assist in difficult times and it was considered that some of this would be used for key development activities and to ensure that business as usual could continue. The 2008/2009 financial year fell into that situation.

Bowls New Zealand staff have also experienced a difficult year with some of the communications, both verbal and written, they have had to endure from uninformed individuals. I appreciate their efforts and thank them for being the dedicated team that they are.

The International Playing calendar was “tame” in comparison to the intensity of 2007/2008. Nevertheless it continued to be a successful one for New Zealand with outstanding results at the World Cup with Jo Edwards winning the women’s open title and Genevieve Baildon the World Under 25 title. Congratulations to them both.

Finally, it was an honour to be the personal recipient of an award at the inaugural SPARC Awards and, along with Marketing and Communications Manager Rajal Middleton, to be part of the team receiving another of the Awards for the Mates In Bowls programme. Bowls was also a finalist in the events category in relation to World Bowls 2008. It was a proud moment for all of us in attendance to be recognised by our sporting peers in this way.

The Trans Tasman event held in Brisbane this season was also a great

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High

Performance The Bowls New Zealand High Performance coaching team is focused at the moment on implementing the campaign plan that takes us to the Delhi Commonwealth Games. The whole team is looking forward to another opportunity to achieve the high performance vision which is to “Dominate World Bowls”. When we reflect back to the 2008 World Bowls Championships held in Christchurch we have an enormous task in attempting of living up to that result, but we have every intention of doing our utmost to do so, hence the focus on ‘getting the planning right’. LYN JOHNSTON mbe High Performance Programme Leader

We have an exciting group of players, a great mixture of youth and experience which will be the start of a new set of outstanding results for bowls and for New Zealand. The very experienced men’s squad is determined to do well at the Commonwealth Games while selectors have gone for a new look women’s squad, with a relatively new group of players who are determined to prove that their selection is the right decision. We have had notable retirements in Sharon Sims and Jo Edwards, their contribution – not just on the green but also to the wider team will be missed. It will take some time to build up that level of experience and skill again but we know the Black Jacks team will give it everything.

DAVE EDWARDS National Coach

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While things have been a bit quieter on the greens for us, we have still had great success – Jo Edwards and Genevieve Baildon winning the World Cup and World Junior Cup titles respectively in March at Warilla, Shannon McIlroy finishing runner-up in the World Junior Cup, and a real highlight was reclaiming the Trans Tasman trophy from the Aussies back in March. Mention needs to be made of McIlroy’s performance

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at this event, although he has played at senior level for New Zealand in the past, he was making his senior team debut for the Trans Tasman team. McIlroy played outstandingly well in the singles spot, winning three from three and then teaming up with Gary Lawson in the pairs for two wins out of three. Genevieve Baildon made her senior team debut at this event and fully justified her selection with a solid showing. The next major event for the Black Jacks is the Asia Pacific Championships to be held in Malaysia in August. The now experienced coaching team of Dave Edwards, Janice McKenna and Graeme Rees are working with the players, and with the addition this year of Lyn Johnston into the Program Leader role makes the support team complete. The High Performance Bowls team recognises how fortunate we are to receive the support of SPARC, not just financially but also in the planning for the campaign. A high focus for the players this cycle is fitness, as playing for the length of time in the heat of Delhi will tax everyone’s ability to perform to the level required to get the results we desire right through the event. The players have fully committed to this and are busy in the gym under the guidance of Matt Ingram who is Strength and Conditioning coach from the New Zealand Academy of Sport South Island. The development of our player strength and depth is being helped along by the running of regional talent development squads, under the guidance of Ann Muir, Terry Scott, Sharon Sims, Janice McKenna and Graeme Rees. This will culminate in an event “The Bowls New Zealand Challenge Trophy” – to be run in December in Pukekohe.


Coaching l Raising Awareness l Building Responsibility l Building Self Belief

SHARON SIMS mnzm National Coaching Coordinator

The major achievements this year have been the establishment of the Talent Development Squads, implementation of the revised Coach Development Framework and improvements in the process for communicating with the coaching community. The TD Squad programme has already had a significant positive impact on the performances of many of the participants and after reviewing the first year the only change to the original plan for this season is to reduce the number of squads to 4 with no reduction in the number of participants. The addition of the Bowls NZ Challenge Trophy this season will complete the Talent Development Pathway for players and coaches. The new Coach Development Framework is now in place with dedicated Coach Trainers and new resources. The Coach Trainers have been trained to deliver both Introductory Coach and Bowls NZ Coach courses so that new coaches can expect the same standard of training wherever it is delivered. The new version of the Introductory Coaching Kit is proving popular, workbooks for new coaches have

been developed and the manuals for the Bowls NZ Coach course have been updated. Communication about coaching matters has improved with a regular coaching column in upshot and updating of the coaching section of the Bowls NZ website. Feedback about the Drills and Games section in particular has been very positive. A new coach database has been created which provides better information for Centre Coordinators and Coach Trainers and as more coaches supply e-mail addresses, will enable more regular and direct communication with coaches. The priorities for the coming year are to integrate Coach Development with the new regional delivery model, make further improvements in the communication strategy and to develop and expand the Coach Mentoring programme which is currently in preliminary trial phase. Coaches play a vital role in our sport, and I thank you all for volunteering your time and energy to assist others. Keep up the good work.

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National Bowls Awards 2007-2008

Club of the Year

BU RNSIDE BOWLING CLU B

Finalists: Bruce Aley (Mairangi Bay Bowling Club), Peter Walters (Poverty Bay Bowling Club), Toto Thompsson (Kaitaia Combined Bowling Club), Warwick Ainger (Burnside Bowling Club) with Mike Petrie (TOWER).

Centre of the Year BOWLS CANTERBU RY

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Player of the Year VAL SM ITH

Finalists: Tony Grantham (Birkenhead), Jo Edwards (Burnside), Val Smith (United, Nelson) with Charmaine Love (Kia Kaha). Absent: Gary Lawson (Eastbourne & Hornby Domain).

Young Player of the Year MARK WATT

Finalists: Rae Miller (Bowls Canterbury), Ray Borlase (Bowls Hawkes Bay), Ruth Rawlinson (Bowls Waikato) with Bob Martin (Bowls NZ Board).

Finalists: Amy Brenton (Stoke), with Hamish Carter, Mark Watt (North East Valley), Chris Le Lievre (Onehunga).

Coach of the Year

Green Keeper of the Year

DAVE EDWARDS

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Finalists: Janice McKenna (Victoria), Ann Muir (Kensington), Dave Edwards (Burnside), with Sharon Sims (National Coaching Coordinator).

Finalists: Ken Thickett (Sumner), Ken Prebble (Burnside), Ken Murray (Palmerston North), Ron Sabin (Bowls Papanui) with Sarah Dunning (SPARC).

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The Bowls NZ National Bowls Awards for 2007-2008 were held on the 6th of September 2008, in Wellington. Not only were the winners of our National Awards recognised, but also the success of the 2008 World Bowls Championships was acknowledged with special presentations to the Host Venue Clubs (Burnside, Fendalton & Papanui) and the entire Black Jacks team. It will be remembered as an enjoyable night celebrating the triumphs and successes of those who have made a real difference to the sport of bowls this past season.

Administrator of the Year The Don Manson Memorial Trophy

KEN WI LSON-PYN E

National Bowls Awards 2007 - 2008

National Media of the Year KEVIN TUTTY

Finalists: Les Russell (Mt Pleasant) with Lynette Adams (Bowls NZ Board), Ken Wilson-Pyne (Burnside), David Rowe (Bowls Papanui).

Finalists: Kevin Tutty (The Press), Lindsay Knight (The New Zealand Herald) with Steve Clifton (Bowls NZ Operations Manager). Absent: Alistair McMurran (Otago Daily Times).

Official of the Year

Black Jacks

RAYMON D HU NT

Finalists: Raymond Hunt (Darfield) with Coral Wing (Bowls NZ Vice President), Grahame Earl (Mangere).

World Bowls Venue Clubs

Ron Sabin (Bowls Papanui), Les Bennetts (Fendalton Bowling Club), Warwick Ainger (Burnside Bowling Club) with Martin Christensen (Bowls NZ President). These were awarded in recognition of the outstanding service of their members and the presentation of their greens and facilities.

These awards were presented in recognition of the outstanding performance of the Black Jacks. The entire team and support staff; Steve Clifton (Logistics Manager), Paul Smith (SPARC), Graeme Rees & Janice McKenna (Assistant Coaches) and Dave Edwards (National Coach) each received a special plaque.

THAN K YOU

Bowls NZ would like to formally acknowledge the support and investment into the National Bowls Awards 2007-2008 by our major funders SPARC and NZCT, our principal sponsor TOWER and our corporate sponsors Kia Kaha and Regency Duty Free.

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National Club Conference 2008 National Club Conference 6 - 7 September 2008

Wellington, was the venue for the fourth Bowls NZ National Club Conference 2008 and delegates from clubs across the country attended. The theme of the conference was ‘Together: we can change’ and the keynote speakers spoke strongly for the need to embrace change. On Day 1, delegates were addressed by four keynote speakers; Fay Freeman, Rob Ecclestone, Kerry Clark and Hamish Carter. Day 2 of the conference consisted of three workshops on the topics of “Fail to Plan, is a Plan to Fail”, “Cash Cows & Greener Greens” & “Coach Your Club to Success”. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive with 95% of participants rating the overall value of conference as “Above Expectation”.

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Organisational Consultant Fay Freeman spoke on One Bowls: One Vision and the need for strong, sustainable clubs. “What made us successful in the past, won’t in the future”.

Olympian Hamish Carter addressed the audience with a presentation about “The Road to Success” and recalled how his own personal disasters and triumphs led to a gold medal.

At the 2008 World Bowls Championships, the New Zealand Black Jacks claimed 4x Gold, 2x Bronze medals and the Leonard Trophy making 2008, one of the most successful campaigns in the history of NZ bowls. In light of this success, Kerry Clark called for coaching to be accepted on a broader base, right through the sport.

Rob Ecclestone provided a valuable insight into the changing face of sport in New Zealand. Ecclestone highlighted differences between ‘baby boomers’ and younger generations who are governed by a lack of time for recreation, work-life balance and a need to be treated as ‘individuals’.

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Bowls was the toast of the evening at the inaugural Sport and Recreation Sector Awards held in April, in Hamilton. Bowls NZ was the only organisation to have finalists in three categories which is recognition in itself of the high regard and respect held within the sector. Bowls NZ’s finalists were World Bowls Championships 2008 (Event Excellence), Mates In Bowls (Innovation Award) and Kerry Clark OBE (Leadership Excellence). An esteemed judging panel led by Sir Wilson Whineray awarded Bowls NZ the Innovation and Leadership Excellence Awards. The judges said that Bowls New Zealand had overcome some initial resistance to introduce Mates in Bowls but said the initiative had been successful in encouraging younger players to enjoy lawn bowls and bring in new revenue to clubs. Other finalists included RideStrong – Bike NZ and Sailing...Have a Go – Yachting New Zealand. Mates In Bowls, was very much a team project and everyone who was involved is to be congratulated. The concept was created, developed and implemented ‘in house’ as a way to bring a ‘new’ market to bowls and generate a valuable revenue stream for clubs. The Bowls NZ Community Development Officers promoted MIB to clubs and Taieri Bowling Club is to be credited as the first club to sign up. The success of MIB is with the MIB clubs and the advice and guidance from Ponsonby Bowling Club was invaluable. “This is a massive achievement and it is very humbling to be recognised by the sporting sector, as a sport we can be really proud” said Rajal Middleton, Marketing & Communications Manager.

recognise this. ``The quality of those vying for the awards was incredible and I didn’t envy the tough job the judges had in deciding the winners. But it goes to show how privileged we in New Zealand are to have such capable people running organisations dedicated to delivering the best in sport and recreation,’’ Miskimmin said. Thanks must also to SPARC for creating the opportunity to celebrate sporting excellence with the Sector Awards, and in particular Bowls NZ’s Relationship Manager, Sarah Dunning for her continued support and guidance.

Kerry Clark OBE was recognised for Leadership Excellence.

In the last award of the evening, Bowls NZ CEO Kerry Clark OBE was presented with the Leadership Excellence Award. The judges said that Clark had delivered a landmark year for Bowls NZ with his stewardship of the 2008 World Bowls Championships, the introduction of the Mates in Bowls initiative to encourage new players to the sport, and his vision for a regional and club structure able to cater for the increase in casual and corporate players. Other highly respected finalists in this category were Dave Beeche – CEO, Triathlon New Zealand and Geoff Barry – CEO, Surf Life Saving New Zealand. The Event Excellence award was won by Football New Zealand for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup SPARC chief executive Peter Miskimmin said that the sport and recreation sector had many people and organisations making outstanding contributions, and the awards had been designed to

Marketing & Communications Manager Rajal Middleton accepts the Innovation Award for Mates In Bowls with CEO, Kerry Clark (L) and Chairman John Carter (R).

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International Events

Asia Pacific Merdeka Indoor Championships

August 2008

Malaysia Men:

Shaun Scott

Did not qualify.

Women:

Karen Coombe Manu Timoti

Did not qualify. Did not qualify.

World Singles Champion of Champions

September 2008

Aberdeen, Scotland Men:

Russell Meyer, Cabramatta, Australia

Women:

No Representative

Finished 12th Overall.

Hong Kong Classic Pairs Championship

December 2008

Hong Kong Men:

Mark Watt & Ali Forsyth

Beaten in Quarter Finals.

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Women:

Val Smith & Jo Edwards

Beaten in Quarter Finals.


Trans Tasman Test Series

March 2009

Hendra Nundah Bowls Club, Brisbane, Australia Men (National Side):

Shannon McIlroy, Andrew Todd, Richard Girvan, Sean O’Neill, Gary Lawson

Women (National Side):

Mary Campbell, Genevieve Baildon, Serena Matthews, Jan Khan, Jo Edwards

New Zealand defeated Australia, 3 – 0.

Australia defeated New Zealand, 3 – 0.

Men (Development Side):

Women (Development Side):

Matt Gallop, Chris Le Lievre, Isaac Denny, Mark Watt, Andrew Kelly

Australia defeated New Zealand, 2 – 1. (Under 18’s):

Clare McCaul, Misty Arnold, Mandy Boyd, Gemma Collett, Marney Jones

New Zealand halved series, lost on differential.

Greg Ruaporo, Ryan Khan, Amy Brenton, Emma Le Lievre.

Australia defeated New Zealand, 3 – 0. Trans Tasman Over-all result: New Zealand beat Australia, 3 – 3, on a count back and win Trans Tasman Trophy.

World Cup Singles (Indoor)

March 2009

Warilla, Australia Men:

Jamie Hill

Quarter Finalist.

Women:

Jo Edwards

Winner of Cup.

World Junior Cup (Indoor)

March 2009

Warilla, Australia Men: Runner-up.

Shannon Mcllroy

Women:

Genevieve Baildon

Winner of Cup.

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National Events

National Secondary School Championships

December 2008

Hamilton City Bowling Club, Waikato Boy’s Singles:

Bradley Dixon Greymouth High School

Girl’s Singles:

Mandy Boyd Napier Girls High School

Runner-up:

Raymond Martin Wellington Boys High School

Runner-up:

Emma Le Lievre Thames High School

Boy’s Pairs:

Josh Boyd & Tu Solomon Kaikoura High School

Girl’s Pairs:

Kate Willyams & Olivia Smith Dunstan High School

Runner-up:

Scott Evans & Sione Manuolevao Kelston Boys High School

Runner-up:

Nicole Murray & Charlie Butcher Rotorua Girls High School

Boy’s Singles Plate:

Euan Wong Hutt Valley High School

Girl’s Singles Plate:

Erika Purdy Trident High School

Runner-up:

Mitchell Will St Peters College

Runner-up:

Connie Rowlands Linwood High School

Boy’s Pairs Plate:

Cameron Huxley & Tim Verway Te Puke High School

Girl’s Pairs Plate:

Shandell Tennant & Kayla Anderson Te Puke High School

Runner-up:

Willie Rowland & Michael O’Donnell Francis Douglas Memorial College

Runner-up:

Sonja Walsh & Stacey Ealam Waimea College

National Open Championships

January 2009

Pakuranga Bowling Club (HQ), Auckland

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Men’s Singles:

Richard Collett, Papakura

Women’s Singles:

Sue Wightman, Hakaru

Men’s Pairs:

Ray Boffa & Rob Ashton (s), Composite

Women’s Pairs:

Mary Campbell & Sharon Sims (s), Composite

Men’s Fours:

Justin Goodwin, Steve Posa, Kevin Robinson, Peter Belliss (s), Composite

Women’s Fours:

Colleen Kempton, Josephine Connolly, Bev White, Kay Tomlinson (s), Composite

Men’s Consistency:

Gary Watson (Stoke) & Ray Boffa (Paraparaumu Beach)

Women’s Consistency:

Dale Lang (Tawa), Fiona McKinlay (Hutt) & Sue Wightman (Hakaru)

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Kittyhawks National Under 20 Men’s and Women’s Singles Championship March 2009 Pakuranga Bowling Club, Auckland Men’s Singles:

Sam Morton, South Canterbury

Women’s Singles:

Kirsten Griffin, Wellington

Runner-up:

Bradley Dixon, West Coast

Runner-up:

Misty Arnold, Nelson

Men’s Plate:

Cameron Riddington, Bay of Plenty

Women’s Plate:

Amy Brenton, Nelson

Runner-up:

Mark Leith, Canterbury

Runner-up:

Lanah Craik, North Otago

National Interclub Championships

March 2009

Palmerston North Bowling Club & Northern Bowling Club, Manawatu Men: Division 1:

Eastbourne, Wellington

Women: Division 1:

Johnsonville, Wellington

Men: Division 2:

Papakura, Counties-Manukau

Women: Division 2:

Matua, Bay of Plenty

National Intercentre Championships

March 2009

Palmerston North Bowling Club & Northern Bowling Club, Manawatu

Men’s Open:

Manawatu

Women’s Open:

Wellington

Men’s Development:

Bay of Plenty

Women’s Development:

Waikato

Bowls NZ 2-4-2 National Mixed Pairs Championship

April 2009

National Club Championships

April 2009

Rotorua Bowling Club, Bay of Plenty Winners:

Raelene Castle and Mike Kernaghan, Onehunga, Auckland

Rotorua Bowling Club, Bay of Plenty Men’s Singles:

Darren Redway Rangiora, Canterbury

Women’s Singles:

Feona Sayles Northern, Manawatu

Men’s Pairs:

Chris Le Lievre & Dan Delaney (s) Onehunga, Auckland

Women’s Pairs:

Dot Palmer & Robyn Martin (s) Taupo, Bay of Plenty

Men’s Triples:

Barry Allen, Alex Whiteman & Vern Marshall (s) Kahutia, Gisborne – East Coast

Women’s Triples:

Bev Budd, Sheryn Blake & Fran Frith (s) Terrance End, Manawatu

Men’s Fours:

Mike Carroll, Gary Ruane, Andrew Curtain & Gary Lawson (s) Eastbourne, Wellington

Women’s Fours:

Vickey O’Connor, Cheryl Taylor, Colleen Sexton & Mary Guldbranson (s) Sunnybrae, North Harbour

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Income & Expenditure 2008-2009

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Capitation Fee $23.17 – how it was spent

Income 2008-2009

n Turf Culture ($3.89 = 16.79%) n Marketing/Communication ($4.70 = 20.31%) n Development 15.97% ($3.70 = 15.97%) n Admin/ Governance/ Board ($7.88 = 34.01%) 20.31% n Sundry ($0.33 = 1.40%) n TSB Museum ($0.27 = 1.16%) 16.79% n International Levies ($0.75 = 3.25%) n Competitions ($1.65 = 7.11%)

n Capitation ($863,857 = 36.00%) 4.30% 0.80% n Grants ($1,008,319 = 41.80%) 0.80% n Sponsorship 1.10% ($101,229 = 4.20%) 5.40% n Commercial Relationships 5.60% ($134,434 = 5.60%) 4.20% n Competition Income ($129,946 = 5.40%) n Mates In Bowls ($28,330 = 1.10%) 41.80% n Regional Talent Dev Squad fee ($19,543 = 0.80% ) n Sundry ($19,647 = 0.80%) n Interest ($104,670 = 4.30% )

34.01%

1.16% 3.25% 7.11%

1.40%

36.00%

Our Membership

REGION 1

Membership

Non-member participants

Total

Far North

886

659

1545

Northland

1648

1402

3050

North Harbour

2777

2390

5167

Auckland

6253

16073

22326

Region 1 Total

11564

20524

32088

REGION 2

Membership

Non-member

Total

Counties Manukau

1434

149

1583

Waikato

2599

2100

4699

Thames Valley

1321

362

1683

Bay of Plenty

2912

1645

4557

Region 2 Total

8266

4256

12522

REGION 3

Membership

Non-member

Total

Hawkes Bay

1711

1217

2928

Taranaki

2242

886

3128

Wanganui

996

1538

2534

Gisborne East Coast

511

924

1435

Manawatu

1366

637

2003

Region 3 Total

6826

5202

12028

REGION 4

Membership

Non-member

Total

REGION 6

Membership

Non-member

Total

Kapiti Coast

1699

424

2123

South Canterbury

877

637

1514

Wairarapa

467

408

875

North Otago

440

115

555

Wellington

3836

5275

9111

Central Otago

1235

3960

5195

Region 4 Total

6002

6107

12109

South Otago

428

226

654

Dunedin

3236

2201

5437

Southland

2229

1999

4228

Region 6 Total

8445

9138

17583

Over 99,754 people participated in bowls during the 2008/2009 season. There were 48,920 members and 50,834 non-member participants.

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Over the last year, membership decreased by 2.91% while non member participation increased by 15.61%. Bowls experienced a 5.72% growth in participation overall. REGION 1 Far North Northland North Harbour Auckland

REGION 2 Counties Manukau Waikato Thames Valley Bay of Plenty

REGION 4 Kapiti Coast Wairarapa Wellington

REGION 5 Nelson Marlborough Canterbury Buller West Coast

REGION 6 South Canterbury North Otago Central Otago South Otago Dunedin Southland

REGION 3 Hawkes Bay Taranaki Wanganui Gisborne East Coast Manawatu

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5

6

REGION 5

Membership

Non-member

Total

Nelson

884

429

1313

Marlborough

607

466

1073

Canterbury

5995

4455

10450

NATIONAL TOTALS

Membership

Non-member

Total

Buller

128

50

178

2008/9

48920

50834

99754

West Coast

203

207

410

2007/8

50384

43972

94356

Region 5 Total

7817

5607

13424

% change

-2.91%

+15.61%

+5.72%

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Financial Report Bowls New Zealand Incorporated – Auditor’s Report to the Members We have audited the financial statements on pages 24 to 30. The financial statements provide information about the past financial performance of the entity and its financial position as at 30 June 2009. This information is stated in accordance with the accounting policies set out on page 26. Board’s Responsibilities The Board is responsible for the preparation of financial statements which give a true and fair view of the financial position of the entity as at 30 June 2009 and of the results of its operations for the year ended on that date. Auditors’ Responsibilities It is our responsibility to express an independent opinion on the financial statements presented by the Board and report our opinion to you. Basis of Opinion An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence relevant to the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. It also includes assessing: l the significant estimates and judgements made by the Board in the preparation of the financial statements, and l whether the accounting policies are appropriate to the entity’s circumstances, consistently applied and adequately disclosed. We conducted our audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards in New Zealand. We planned and performed our audit so as to obtain all the information and explanations which we considered necessary. We obtained sufficient evidence to give reasonable assurance that the financial statements are free from material misstatements, whether caused by fraud or error. In forming our opinion we also evaluated the overall adequacy of the presentation of information in the financial statements. We provide accounting services to Bowls New Zealand. We have no other interests in the entity. Matter of Uncertainty In forming our unqualified opinion, we have considered the disclosures made in Note 7 concerning investments totalling $337,505 and the policy to account for these at the value of the initial investment less capital repayments received. There is some uncertainty as to whether the investments will be realised in full. If not, then adjustments would need to be recorded to recognise that the realisable amounts are less than the values currently recorded in the Statement of Financial Position. Unqualified Opinion We have obtained all the information and explanations that we have required. In our opinion: l proper accounting records have been kept by the entity as far as appears from our examination of those records; and l the financial statements on pages 24 to 30 – comply with generally accepted accounting practice; – give a true and fair view of the financial position of Bowls New Zealand as at 30 June 2009 and of the results of its operations for the year ended on that date. Our audit was completed on 28th July 2009 and our unqualified opinion is expressed as at that date.

PKF ROSS MELVILLE AUDIT Chartered Accountants Auckland

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Financial Report BOWLS NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED

Statement of Financial Position AS AT 30 JUNE 2009 Note Accumulated Surpluses 3 Operations Sustainable Reserve 3 Development Reserve 3 Total Equity

$1,560,257

$1,650,566

$1,556,724

$1,637,709

Represented by: Current Assets BNZ Current and Call Accounts BNZ Deposits Westpac Deposits Rabobank Deposits Dorchester Debenture 7 Tower Managed Funds 7 Accounts Receivable Sundry Debtors and Accrued Income Deferred Expenditure and Prepayments Inventories Goods & Services Tax

105,015 150,000 549,500 135,930 13,000 102,505 24,619 54,954 34,012 37,042 650

130,436 500,000 - - 50,000 220,000 4,444 70,253 23,537 28,926 5,368

101,382 150,000 549,500 135,930 13,000 102,505 24,619 54,954 34,012 37,042 -

111,920 500,000 50,000 220,000 4,444 70,253 23,537 28,926 5,027

1,207,227

1,032,964

1,202,944

1,014,107

Less: Current Liabilities Accounts Payable Sundry Creditors and Accruals Tower Bowls Development Fund 12 Deferred Income - Trust Grants Deferred Income - SPARC Goods & Services Tax

75,836 118,189 59,960 21,333 376,649 6,288

90,181 122,227 65,175 52,164 126,199 -

75,836 117,439 59,960 21,333 376,649 6,288

90,181 116,227 65,175 52,164 126,199 -

658,255

455,946

657,505

449,946

Working Capital

548,972

577,018

545,439

564,161

Non Current Assets Fixed Assets Investments

6 7

94,285 917,000

73,548 1,000,000

94,285 917,000

73,548 1,000,000

$1,560,257

$1,650,566

$1,556,724

$1,637,709

Dated 28th July 2009

P K Clark Bowls NZ Inc CEO

John Carter Bowls NZ Inc Chairman

Approved on Behalf of the Association The attached notes form part of these financial statements.

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Group Parent 2009 2008 2009 2008 643,257 650,566 639,724 637,709 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 417,000 500,000 417,000 500,000

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BOWLS NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED

Statement of Financial Performance FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2009 Note Income 8 Capitation Fees Grants 11 Sponsorship 10 Commercial Relationships Competitions Mates In Bowls Regional Development Squad Fees Sundry

863,857 1,008,319 101,229 134,434 129,946 28,330 19,543 124,317

841,753 1,052,260 148,947 134,742 138,855 - - 126,136

863,857 1,008,319 101,229 134,434 129,946 28,330 19,543 124,317

841,753 1,052,260 148,947 134,742 138,855 126,136

Total Income

2,409,975

2,442,693

2,409,975

2,442,693

Expenditure 8 Salaries & Employee Expenses Administration Governance Marketing & Communication Development Coaching High Performance Programme Competitions Turf Culture One Bowls One Vision Sundry

549,751 266,949 97,822 175,407 341,915 60,910 380,491 234,505 145,000 126,231 71,304

540,290 242,798 126,324 168,966 292,944 80,155 437,222 282,322 145,000 62,373 59,465

549,751 266,949 97,822 175,407 341,915 60,910 380,491 234,505 145,000 126,231 71,304

540,290 242,798 126,324 168,966 292,944 80,155 437,222 282,322 145,000 62,373 59,465

Total Expenditure

2,450,285

2,437,859

2,450,285

2,437,859

Surplus (Deficit) Before Depreciation

(40,310)

4,834

(40,310)

4,834

Less: Depreciation

(40,675)

(52,871)

(40,675)

(52,871)

(80,985)

(48,037)

(80,985)

(48,037)

15

(9,324)

204,665

-

335,000

Surplus (Deficit) for Year

$(90,309)

$156,628

$(80,985)

$286,963

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Surplus (Deficit) From Continuing Activities Surplus (Deficit) from Discontinued Activities

Group Parent 2009 2008 2009

2008

The attached notes form part of these financial statements

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Financial Report BOWLS NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED

Notes to the Financial Statements FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2009 NOTE 1

STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Reporting Entity Bowls New Zealand Inc is an incorporated society registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. Preparation Basis These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice in New Zealand and comply with applicable financial reporting standards. Bowls New Zealand is not required to adopt the New Zealand equivalents to International Financial Reporting Standards. Differential Reporting Bowls New Zealand is a qualifying entity within the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Differential Reporting Framework, as it meets the definition of a small entity and is not publicly accountable. The Board have prepared these financial statements having regard to this reporting framework, omitting certain disclosures in accordance with the reporting exemptions available. Measurement Base The accounting principles recognised as appropriate for the measurement and reporting of income and expenditure and financial position on a historical cost basis are followed by Bowls New Zealand. Specific Accounting Policies The specific accounting policies which materially affect the measurement of income and expenditure and of financial position have been applied as follows: (a) Basis of Consolidation The consolidated financial statements include the parent entity and its subsidiary as explained in Note 15. All significant inter-entity transactions and balances are eliminated on consolidation. (b) Fixed Assets and Depreciation Fixed assets are shown at cost less accumulated depreciation. Depreciation is calculated using the straight line method so as to write off cost over the economic lives of the assets which have been assessed as follows: Computers and Office Equipment 2.5 to 5 years Leasehold Improvements 6 years Motor Vehicles 5 years (c) Accounts Receivable Accounts receivable are stated at expected realisable value. (d) Interest Interest has been accrued up to balance date on all investments. (e) Inventories Inventory balances are recorded at the lower of cost or estimated realisable value in respect of items purchased and held at balance date for sale or allocation in the next financial year. (f) Goods and Services Tax The financial statements have been prepared on a GST exclusive basis. (g) Operating Leases Lease and rental payments made in respect of operating leases are expensed as incurred over the term of the lease. (h) Recognition of Income and Expenditure Income derived and expenditure incurred, which is attributable to the next financial year, is deferred for recognition in the Statement of Financial Performance for that next financial year. (i)

Contra Contra received is recognised as sponsorship revenue when amounts are quantifiable in terms of the sponsorship contract.

(j)

Investments Investments in funds and debentures are recorded at the amount of the initial investment less capital repayments received.

Changes in Accounting Policies There have been no material changes in the accounting policies applied during the period covered by these financial statements.

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BOWLS NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED

Notes to the Financial Statements FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2009 NOTE 2

ESTABLISHMENT AND OBJECTS OF BOWLS NEW ZEALAND

Bowls New Zealand was established on 1 May 1996 from the merger of the New Zealand Bowling Association Inc and the New Zealand Women’s’ Bowling Association Inc. The objects of Bowls New Zealand are to promote, organise and foster the game of bowls in New Zealand.

NOTE 3

STATEMENT OF MOVEMENTS IN AND COMPONENTS OF EQUITY

Equity movements and components are as follows: Accumulated Surpluses Opening Balance Current Year Surplus (Deficit) Plus Transfer from Development Reserve

Group Parent 2009 2008 2009 2008 650,566 493,938 637,709 350,746 (90,309) 156,628 (80,985) 286,963 83,000 - 83,000 -

Closing Balance

643,257

650,566

639,724

637,709

Operations Sustainable Reserve Opening Balance Less Transfer to Development Reserve

500,000 -

1,000,000 (500,000)

500,000 -

1,000,000 (500,000)

Closing Balance

500,000

500,000

500,000

500,000

Development Reserve Opening Balance Plus Transfer from Operations Sustainable Reserve Less Transfer to Accumulated Surpluses

500,000 - (83,000)

- 500,000 -

500,000 - (83,000)

500,000 -

Closing Balance

417,000

500,000

417,000

500,000

Total Equity

$1,560,257

$1,650,566

$1,556,724

$1,637,709

In November 2007, the Board resolved to reduce the Operations Sustainable Reserve to $500,000, sufficient to cover estimated core operating costs for six months, and to transfer $500,000 into a Development Reserve. The Development Reserve is to be available for investment in new initiatives associated with growing the participation base or providing best practice tools and training to identified Regions, Clubs and Centres. The Board has also resolved to transfer $83,000 from the Development Reserve to Accumulated Surpluses to cover the costs of the One Bowls One Vision project, net of SPARC funding, for the year to 30 June 2009.

NOTE 4

TRUST ACCOUNT TRANSACTIONS

PARENT AND GROUP Opening Balance Plus: Donations from Clubs for Halberg Trust Less: Payments to Halberg Trust

2009 Nil - -

2008 Nil 1,200 (1,200)

Closing Balance

$Nil

$Nil

NOTE 5

TAXATION STATUS

Bowls New Zealand Inc is a non-profit organisation involved in the promotion of sport and thus is exempt from income tax, in terms of Section CW46 of the Income Tax Act 2007.

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Notes to the Financial Statements FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2009 NOTE 6 FIXED ASSETS 2009: Parent and Group Cost Accumulated Depreciation Net Book Value Computer Hardware and Software 206,523 164,414 42,109 Office Furniture & Equipment 80,995 66,129 14,866 Motor Vehicles 35,556 6,503 29,053 Leasehold Improvements 5,992 205 5,787 Coaching Equipment and Sundry Items 14,763 12,293 2,470

$343,829

$249,544

$94,285

2008: Parent and Group Cost Accumulated Depreciation Net Book Value Computer Hardware and Software 266,113 227,967 38,146 Office Furniture & Equipment 84,774 69,896 14,878 Motor Vehicles 41,981 30,303 11,678 Leasehold Improvements 34,831 30,306 4,525 Coaching Equipment and Sundry Items 21,995 17,675 4,320

$449,694

$376,147

$73,547

NOTE 7 INVESTMENTS Comprised of: Westpac BNZ RaboBank Tower Managed Funds Dorchester Debenture

445,000 150,000 100,000 200,000 22,000

- 625,000 100,000 275,000 -

445,000 150,000 100,000 200,000 22,000

625,000 100,000 275,000 -

$917,000

$1,000,000

$917,000

$1,000,000

Group Parent 2009 2008 2009

2008

Investments totalling $917,000 are classified as Non Current Assets, matching the total of the Operations Sustainable and Development Reserves as described in Note 3. Deposit components have a range of maturity dates. It is expected that certain deposits with maturity dates falling in the next 12 months will be reinvested upon maturity. Investments in Tower Mortgage Plus Fund and Dorchester debenture stock are recorded in the Statement of Financial Position at $337,505, which is the amount of the initial investment less capital repayments received. During the year both organisations have made part repayment of the initial investment and according to the repayment schedule where applicable. The Board has resolved to continue to apply the stated accounting policy to these investments. NOTE 8 INCOME AND EXPENDITURE DISCLOSURES The surplus for the year is after debiting (crediting) the following items: Interest Income Rental and operating lease expenses Auditor fees - auditing services Auditor fees – accounting assistance

Group Parent 2009 2008 2009 2008 (104,670) (141,754) (104,670) (119,775) 67,704 68,937 67,704 67,724 15,930 19,320 15,430 15,320 8,867 8,932 5,917 6,932

NOTE 9 DEPRECIATION Computer Hardware and Software Office Furniture & Equipment Motor Vehicles Leasehold Improvements Coaching Equipment and Sundry

Group Parent 2009 2008 2009 2008 25,654 33,669 25,654 33,669 6,461 8,449 6,461 7,901 6,503 8,110 6,503 8,110 205 1,318 205 1,318 1,852 1,873 1,852 1,873

TOTAL

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$40,675

$53,419

$40,675

$52,871


BOWLS NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED

Notes to the Financial Statements FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2009 NOTE 10 SPONSORSHIP Credited to Income Credited to Discontinued Activities Total Sponsorship Income

During the year the following entities sponsored Bowls New Zealand Incorporated: Tower Insurance Hyundai Motors NZ Ltd Millennium Hotels and Resorts Kia Kaha Brittain Wynyard (Henselite) Ricoh

NOTE 11 GRANTS Credited to Income SPARC NZ Community Trust Lion Foundation Community Trust of Otago Southern Trust Pub Charity Christchurch City Council Credited to Discontinued Activities NZ Community Trust NZ Major Events (Ministry of Tourism) Canterbury Community Trust Pub Charity Eureka Trust

Group Parent 2009 2008 2009 2008 101,229 148,947 101,229 148,947 - 57,938 - $101,229

$206,885

$101,229

Tiger Turf Nuance Group (Regency Duty Free)

Group Parent 2009 2008 2009 2008 748,762 695,665 748,762 695,665 152,893 230,847 152,893 230,847 73,667 90,000 73,667 90,000 25,000 31,250 25,000 31,250 2,997 1,998 2,997 1,998 5,000 - 5,000 - 2,500 - 2,500 $1,008,319

$1,052,260

$1,008,319

$457,472

TOWER BOWLS DEVELOPMENT FUND

PARENT AND GROUP Opening Balance Plus: Allocation of commissions received from Tower Insurance Less: Expenditure from Fund

2009 65,175 41,762 (46,977)

2008 44,357 44,635 (23,817)

Closing Balance

$59,960

$65,175

NOTE 13

$1,052,260

Group Parent 2009 2008 2009 2008 - 429,972 - 429,972 - 200,061 - - 20,000 - - 20,000 - 20,000 - 7,500 - 7,500

$Nil $677,533 $Nil

NOTE 12

$148,947

OPERATING LEASE COMMITMENTS

PARENT AND GROUP Operating lease commitments at balance date were as follows: Current Non Current

2009

2008

70,869 235,257

44,034 16,013

$306,126

$60,047

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Financial Report BOWLS NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED

Notes to the Financial Statements FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2009 NOTE 14

SUBSIDIARY COMPANY

In December 2000 Bowls New Zealand Inc. arranged for the incorporation of a company, Bowls Events NZ Limited, to manage and operate World Bowls 2008 and other bowling events. Bowls New Zealand Inc. owns all of the shares in this company. There is no paid up capital or investment in the subsidiary company.

NOTE 15 DISCONTINUED ACTIVITIES Income World Bowls Levy Sponsorship (Note 10) Grants (Note 11) Event Sales and Commissions Interest

Group Parent 2009 2008 2009 - - - - -

39,267 57,938 677,533 218,814 21,979

2008

- - - - -

39,267 457,472 -

Total Income - 1,015,531 - Expenditure Salaries & Employee Expenses - 110,481 - Administration 9,324 35,091 - Event Promotion and Media - 148,283 - Event Staging - 516,463 - Contribution to Bowls Events NZ Limited - - - Depreciation - 548 -

496,739

45,833 102,950 308,689 39,267 -

Total Expenditure

9,324

810,866

-

496,739

Surplus (Deficit) Before Grant

(9,324)

204,665

-

-

Grant From Bowls Events NZ Limited -

-

-

-

335,000

Net Surplus (Deficit) $(9,324) $204,665 $Nil

$335,000

Bowls Events NZ Limited staged the Asia Pacific Bowls Championships in January 2007 and the World Bowls Championships in January 2008, both in Christchurch. The subsidiary has generated surplus funds from its events and in June 2008 paid a grant of $335,000 to Bowls New Zealand Inc, for its application to the promotion and assistance of the sport of amateur bowling. Because the activities of the subsidiary have been completed and discontinued, the income and expenditure relating to the championship staging, whether accounted for by the subsidiary or the parent entity, has been separately disclosed as attributable to discontinued activities.

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