On behalf of Croquet New Zealand, I would like to welcome the Golf Croquet teams to New Zealand. With eight teams competing, we are looking forward to an exciting competition and wish all players enjoyable games. I would like to welcome all visitors accompanying their teams and encourage you to join in with the social events organised.

For those visiting Nelson for the first time, take the opportunity to visit places both north and south of Nelson. There is a large variety of activities and places to visit along with great places to eat.

Welcome everyone to the third Openshaw Shield competition.

Kathie Grant

President, Croquet New Zealand