When you're looking for a really active and friendly lawn bowling club in the Hutt Valley or Wellington - choose us. You'll find the clubrooms right in Hutt City by Riddiford Garden with easy access and free parking for members.

The Club

Established in 1903 in a beautiful bush and garden setting with two high quality playing lawns and modern clubrooms. This is a club for the community and inclusive for all. There are active regular competitions for men and women. Our not so serious and social players, and non-players are also well catered for.

Become a Member

Membership options include Full Playing, New to Bowls, Associate, Limited Student, Social, and Mates in Bowls. We love getting new members and they are always welcome at the club.

What Do I Need?

If you’re starting out then all you need is some enthusiasm and a willingness to learn - you don’t need bowls. The Club has sets of lawn bowls that can be used free of charge. Clothing is neat and tidy casual, and comfortable flat-soled shoes. After a time you can choose to get a playing uniform.


The Club caters to all types of business, corporate, club, family and community functions or events. Our rates are affordable and very competitive. As well, the bar facilities are licensed for up to 125 people and additionally there's a well equipped commercial kitchen. When you’re looking for an affordable wedding venue – check us out; call and arrange a visit.

Facilities Hire

The Clubrooms
Email [email protected] (attn: John Carter)

Club Officers

PresidentMichael Crooke
Vice PresidentRichie Richardson
FinanceRussell DiveMarketing & StrategicBrian Simmons
CompetitionsMary DayCommunity & SocialJudy Dearsley
GreensDave SmithPropertiesRay Larson
Members AdvocatesAdministrationKay Okeroa
Brian ToomeyRodney Mead

How to Find Us

The Clubrooms
6 Myrtle Street, Lower Hutt.
PO Box 30760, Lower Hutt
Phone 04 5663839
Email [email protected]

Green 1 Status




Green 2 Status

Open at 1.30 pm


Happening at the Club

From the President
September 7, 2021

Unfortunately, I don’t have an especially uplifting message. It certainly has been a frustrating start to the season and still we cannot commence normal play.
The announcement of the move to Level Delta 2 from midnight Tuesday 7th Sept has introduced more problems. The recommendations of the previous Level 2 allowed us to get on the green but with significant restrictions, also affecting our social activities.

The recommendations from Bowls NZ, in an update just received, is even more restrictive. We will let you know as soon as possible how we are going to manage events and hopefully we will not remain at this Level Delta 2 for long.
Planned Restrictions

  • Masks MUST be worn inside the Clubrooms
  • There’s a limit of 50 people indoors.
  • The greens should also be limited to 50 persons (less than the 100 the government recommends, and a reflection of the size of a bowling green).
  • All members MUST either scan in using the QR or make a record in the Visitors Book.

 Club Triples Mixed Gala – September 16
The Gala hasn’t been cancelled yet. It can’t proceed under Level 2 but it is possible we may be back in Level 1 by the 16th. We’ll know by next Monday 13th.

Social Activities
Wednesday Afternoon Cards
Opening the club for the cards 500 afternoon on 8th Sept is delayed for one further week – at least. This is in keeping with the need for a cautious approach particularly given the age demographics involved. If Level 2 conditions are relaxed next week then the decision will be reviewed.
Friday Afternoon Housie
Cancelled this Friday 10th Sept but we look forward to next week if there is a further easing of restrictions.

The full Presidential missive is in the latest Newsletter along with a wealth of reading carefully crafted by Peter Barlow. A Presidential haircut is also planned before the next issue.

From the President
August 27, 2021

This was meant to be a welcome to opening day on 4th September and the new season but here we are again, locked down in Level 4.
At the moment there is little but uncertainty. By the time you read this we may have moved down a level, hopefully two levels, but I am not expecting that we will be back to Level 1 by opening day.

Even at Level 2 activities are restricted. The Management Committee and Health and Safety Officers will decide if opening day can proceed on the 4th as soon as possible after the next announcement from Government about levels. Notification will be by a general e-mail.

Meanwhile, keep safe but remember to do a little exercise to prepare for when we do get on the green.

There are several items of interest in the latest Newsletter, but can I ask that special consideration is given to the requests from Jim Cox and Dave Smith.  We need our greens and surrounds to be of the highest quality and that can be achieved only with help from you.