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Bowls in Gisborne has a wide following, with successful teams from school age right through to masters. Due to recent in-school programs and coach development, the sport is growing in the region. There are numerous clubs to choose from, highlighted below.

Club Directory

Bowls Gisborne East Coast

Bowls Gisborne East Coast is an amateur sports body which coordinates bowls within the wider Gisborne/East Coast Bowling District.

Contact Name: Anne Gemmell

Contact Number: 027 282 4971


111 Ormond Road
Gisborne, New Zealand

Gisborne Bowling Club

Gisborne Bowling Club is the oldest bowling club in New Zealand still on its original site. The club was established in 1884 and has
two-and-a-half natural greens said to be among the best in the country. It hosts competitive and social games including casual bowls year round.

The two-storey clubhouse overlooks Gisborne Harbour and its marina and has stunning views across Poverty Bay to Young Nick’s Head.

Visitors, social bowlers and new members are always welcome.

Age: Adult

Contact Name: Rod McCulloch

Contact Number: 06 867 3050


15 Rawiri Street, Gisborne

Kahutia Bowling Club

The clubhouse is set in beautiful grounds featuring a unique wahoroa at its entrance and two enormous Pohutukawa trees nearby, all gifted by Sir James and Lady Carroll.

The two superb greens are of Star Weed combination mix. What an amazing surface to play on. Come along and try – you will be made most welcome.

The Clubhouse is extremely user friendly. The facilities are great and available for hire at a very reasonable cost.

There is also a gravelled Pétanque playing area within the grounds. Email [email protected] for more details.

Contact Name: Murray Murton

Contact Number: 06 867 6556


165 Cobden Street, Gisborne

Poverty Bay Bowling Club

“Get active, have fun, play bowls” – is what we do at the Poverty Bay Bowling club.
This friendly club has the only artificial green in Gisborne. This allows us to play summer and winter on the days we want to play because our greens drip dry instantly!

All types of bowls are catered for from regular social, championship and inter club bowls. We also have a good balance of women and men bowlers.
New to Bowls? You will enjoy our free coaching sessions.Get active and have fun by playing bowls with our friendly members who are looking forward to welcoming you!

Age: Adult

Contact Name: Anna Colvin

Contact Number: 021 963 179


111 Ormond Road

Tolaga Bowling Club

Age: Adult

Contact Name: Martin Christensen

Contact Number: 06 864 5815


West End Banks Street
Tolaga Bay