Womens Veteran 4's Tournament held on Thursday 27th November 2023 sponsored by Ryman Health who also supplied a number of spot prizes.

Winner : Kaye Hall

2nd : Joan Robertson

3rd : Pam Maclennan

4th : Diane Hughes

Hard Luck Prize : Karen Gillespie​​​​​​​





Good evening Bowlers

As we are drawing to the end of another Indoor season it's a great time to have a 4's tournament for a farewell to 2023.

We are pleased to anounce Forsyth Barr as our sponsor for this event.

The event is Optional Mixed Fours, and will be held on Sunday the 24th of September starting at 10.00am, with 2 games before lunch of 8 ends each, then 2 more after lunch.

Lunch will be provided and is included in the entry fee of $80 per team.

There are excellent cash prizes and the first 16 entries will make up the field.

Either call the Stadium on 4561144 or pop in and put your entry in, on the sheet provided. Be early to avoid dissappointment

Good Bowling


Good morning all members

July has been an exciting time at the Stadium. The 2 Champion of Champions events were very successful and time after time we were told by visitors how lucky we are to have this fantastic facility. Thank you to all those volunteers that made this happen.

Thanks to Hopes for their outstanding ongoing support and contribution to the Polo Shirts now being worn by our Volunteers and Staff

Tomorrow, Monday the 24th, the sheets will go up on the board for the last 6 week session of the season. Get your name up and some practice in for the upcoming outdoor season. Entry conditions remain the same

Good Bowling


Good evening all Bowlers.

July looks like being an extremely busy month. We start our 3rd quarter on this Monday the 3rd of July. The draw for all leagues is up, and there were two teams balloted out for the Thursday morning league only, and they have be notified.

There will not be any morning bowls on the following dates, Friday the 7th, Saturday the 8th, and the 14th and 15th July, due to the NZ Champion of Champion Pairs, then Triples.

On Thursday the 6th and 13th of July, the Stadium will be CLOSED for Roll Ups between 1.00pm and 6.00pm. It is reserved for National C of C players.

There will be some fantastic bowls played so come along and support our Dunedin winners. The Full draw is up on the Bowls NZ website. Click on the Champion of Champions box for details.

We have had a number of functions over the last month and a huge thanks goes to all those that have helped to make these events successful.

Any questions please contact John on 0273552819



Hi there to all Stadium Members

The Sheets for next 6 week session, which starts on the 3rd July, will be up on the notice board this Monday the 19th June.

Any person that has been previously Balloted out this year will be exempt from ballots for the remainder of 2023.

July will be a very busy month with the National C of C Pairs and Triples finals being played here. This means unfortunately, that there will be no Saturday morning bowls on the 8th and 15th of July.

Any queries please contact John on 0273552819

Good Bowling everyone




Last night at the Stadium AGM, Jack Gibbs was made a Life Member. Congratulations Jack on a well deserved honour.

The sheets for the next 6 week session which starts the week commencing 22nd May, will go up on the board on Monday the 8th May.

Where required ballots will take place.

Good Bowling



Looking for a new set of Aero Bowls???

Contact John at the Stadium or, on 0273552819 to have a chat and a roll up. We can build a set of bowls to your liking where you choose, colour/colours, size, logo (great selection available) and grip. Bags shoes and accessories also available

Cheers John


The Stadium will be open for rollups from 1.30pm tomorrow, the 25th April. Tuesday night Optional Mixed Hong Kong Pairs will start at 6.30pm as normal.

Good Bowling



Hi there to all Stadium Bowlers.

Just a couple of notices.

It has been decided by the Match Committee and the members that play in the Fours on a Wednesday morning, to make this session, Optional Mixed Fours. This takes place immediately and we have six spots left to make a field of 16. Please phone the Stadium if you are keen to make up the numbers.

Coaching begins next Wednesday the 19th of April at 5.00pm. Phone the Stadium on 4561144 if you are keen on getting some coaching from qualified coaches. It runs for 4 weeks.

Good Bowling



Just a quick update for all bowlers.

Entries are filling the sheets nicely for the coming season but there are still vacancies. A list of all those received will be published in the ODT, on the Stadium website and Bowls Dunedin website next week.

We hope to have a Optional Mixed triples on a Thursday afternoon if entries are sufficient.

Any questions about the upcoming season contact John on 0273552819


Hi to all bowlers

It is only 4 weeks until the start of the 2023 season. The first session is on Tuesday the 11th of April just after Easter.

The Entry Sheets for all Leagues and Mini Tournaments go up on the board on Monday morning the 13th March. You can either phone, email or call into the Stadium, from Monday, to put your entry in.

For the first 6 week block, the first 16 entries for each event will make up that league or mini tournament. Subsequent 6 week blocks where entries are over the number of 16 per event, ballots will take place.

For more info on the 2023 season visit the homepage on our website, bowlsstadium.nz and click on Booklet 23.

To avoid congestion at the front desk at the start of the season Subs can be paid online, click on Subscriptions 23 above, or at the Stadium

Any question please call John on 0273552819



Good afternoon all bowlers

Registrations are now open for the 2023 Season. Go to our website bowlsstadium.nz , click on Subscriptions 2023 and follow the prompts.

If your club has applied for, and received a grant for Subscriptions, you will not have to do this.

For everyone else it would be fantastic if you could go on line and complete the form, then make the payment. The other option is to call into the Stadium and join.

It would be a real help to those at the front desk if this could be done between now and the end of March, rather than once the season starts to avoid congestion when arriving to play in leagues.

Any questions call John on 0273552819


Happy New Year to everyone.

The Stadium is open again from Monday the 16th January. Still might pay to phone 4561144 first as many of our volunteers are involved in outdoor bowls/Ties etc.

BREAKING NEWS.  We are pleased to announce that the Stadium is now an agent for Aero Bonwls and accessories . We have in stock, bags, bowls, shoes, Monkey Grip and Gorilla Grip.

Any questions regarding Aero products contact John on 0273552819 anytime.

The new Indoor season isn't too far away. More details regarding registrations etc will be available next week

Good Bowling




Another very successful year has come to an end .

Thank you to all those that contribute to the running of Stadium. Also thank you to all the members that filled the leagues and tournaments this year.

All the best to all bowlers and their families over the festive season

We will be closing at 4.00pm on Friday the 16th December and re-opening on Monday the 16th January.

Any urgent matters contact John Latimer on 0273552819

Stadium Executive


It is with great pleasure that the Executive announce the names of our Restaurant/Lounge (off our bar area) and the Conference room at the end of the Building past the Bowls Dunedin Office. 

The Restaurant/Lounge will be called " The Keith Ellwood Lounge" and the Conference room will be called ''The Pat O'Dea Conference Room".

Without the efforts of Keith and the late Pat,  there would be no Stadium here today.

Keith still plays for Kaikorai and at the Stadium once a week.

All bowlers from our Centre and from around the country have a lot to thank these two for.  

The Executive

Hopes Dunedin Lawn Bowls Stadium





Hi to all Bowlers and supporters of the Stadium.

The curtain has come down on another fantastic season at the Stadium. A big thank you to all the players that have filled the sessions and to all the volunteers that keep the Stadium operating in a season that had some challenging (covid) times.

Jeff, Pat, Bruce and Hugh. Once again thanks .

The Stadium will be open from 9.30am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday. There might be the odd time due to unforeseen circumstances that we will be closed, so it might pay to phone first on 4561144.

All the best to you all for the 22/23 outdoor season and we look forward to seeing you next year

Stadium Executive


Hi there

In preparation for the North vs South this coming weekend the Bowling Green will be closed for roll ups etc from 2.30pm till 4.00pm this Wednesday the 7th September

Thank You



A warm spring welcome to all bowlers. Thank you all for your fantastic support this year.

Just to clarify what is happening next weekend with the North vs South. The Stadium will be closed for all roll ups etc after the morning league finishes next Friday the 9th just after 12 midday.

Bowls NZ have an enormous amount of set up work to do to get the Stadium ready for Live Streaming of all games starting about 12.30pm on Saturday.

The programme for this event will be for the Saturday, 8 games of singles on the 2 rinks from 12.30pm, followed by 2 games of Mixed Triples finishing just after 8.00pm. On Sunday, starting approx 10.30am, there is Mixed Pairs followed by Mixed 4's, finishing around about 4.30pm to 5.

It would be great to see a big crowd of supporters over the weekend enjoying this spectacle.

Good luck to all those participating in the NZ PBA Finals in Wellington this weekend

Enjoy the last few weeks of the indoor season and all the best for the2022/23 outdoor season

Good bowling


27/07/2022 Hi all bowlers,

What a miserable 3 weeks it has been with the weather. Thank goodness we have the Stadium to play the sport we love.

The sheets for the last session starting the 15th August go up on the board this afternoon

Time to get some practice in to hit the ground running for when the outdoor season commences.

The North vs South game is fast approaching. The South team is announced later today. Let's hope a couple of our outstanding young bowlers (who know the Stadium surface well ) get selected.

Good bowling