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June Newsletter

The newsletter for June is now available for reading online here

Health & Safety guidelines available

The NZIB Event Health and Safety Plan Template had been distributed to districts and can be adapted for all your events. Those districts who own their hall must also have a plan for your building. Others who play elsewhere should have a copy of the venue plan.

A template for this important document is available here.

May Executive meeting minutes

The minutes from the Exec Meeting in May (and all previous meetings of course) are available here

2017 Academy & Masters teams announced

Click here to view a PDF which outlines the full teams for this years Academy & Masters teams, whcih is held at the Nationals each year.

Trans-Tasman Test - Day 3

The NZ Mat Blacks have won the Trans-Tasman International Indoor Bowls Test Match 41-25 to retain the Henselite Trophy in Sydney.

Go to the International page for the full wrap up, final scores & results.

Nationals Draw

The Draw is available now for the 2017 Nationals, click the below link to view the Google sheet. This also includes sheets for other events as well, so just be sure that you know what sheet you are looking at.

2017 National Championships Taupo

This event is the flagship of our game so please encourage all club members to attend. Once they experience the fun and friendship they are sure to be converted and return. It is an open event for all bowlers especially now with the Masters and open grades. An added incentive this year will be the introduction of the Feature Game - every session the winners of a nominated game will have their entry fee refunded thanks to well-known bowler Kevin Boothby. All clubs should be receiving a poster and entry form from your District Secretary shortly or otherwise you can download it here. The closing date for entries is 21 April so get a group together and make your arrangements now. Remember the Masters grade gives you the choice of which competition you wish to play in. They do have different entry forms so make sure you fill it in correctly.


Exec minutes from AGM & Annual Report

The minutes from the AGM & December meetings have been released, as well as the 2016 Annual Report. You can find all these documents here.

NZIB Umpires Exams - Model Questions & Answers

The Federation have released a paper that can be studied by people who are wanting to sit the exam to become an umpire, be it at Local or National level. It contains model questions and answers that may or may not be asked in the exams. Someone preparing for the exams would be well advised to take note and study what is inside this paper, as it will give them a much higher level of knowledge, thus a higher chance of passing.

Umpires Exam Papers Model Questions and Answers

Latest Code of Conduct available
The latest Code of Conduct has been released by the NZIB committee. It is intended to be abided by all participants in NZIB-run events. These events include NZ Championships, Island Championships, NZ Mixed Fours, Henselite Champion Singles, Junior Singles. As teams competing for the Welch Trophy have a District manager, it is strongly recommended that Districts adopt this policy to at least cover this event. This policy is also intended to apply to members of New Zealand and Island representative teams.

Anybody affected by this is strongly urged to read the CoC, and make sure they abide by it.

NZIB News - 2015 Law changes documents available online
The new law change documents have been released by the NZIB, which are available as an online PDF download.

The first document is the full Laws of the Game, and the second document is a 2 page document outlining the main changes.

Download the full Laws of the Game here
Download the 2-page change outline document here

New deal announced - Apex Car Rentals
The NZIB Committee has secured an ongoing deal with Apex Car Rentals, which will apply for all rentals from 1 April 2015. There are also special deals available for 4 specific cars, during the period of the 2015 Nationals. Click the image in the 'Special Discounts' area on the left hand side for a window to open with the exact details

NZIB Structure Discussion Document
The NZIB Committee has released a document that is intended to be viewed & discussed by all bowlers at all levels. You can bring this up at your local association level, or send your concerns directly to the NZIB committee. If you are a member of Facebook, there will also be a discussion held on the NZ Indoor Bowls page, where the document will also be available.

Download the Discussion Document here


2015 Nationals coverage. Watch this and lots more, supplied for you by Alex Reed, Press Reporter, Tauranga Indoor Bowls Association. Go there.

Like the new colours?
New mats are also available.

Order them here.


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