2012 Nicolson Trophy
Otago Central, pictured here during their 2012 Nicolson Trophy win, continued their fine run in 2017

28 Jun 2017 – Otago Central Curling Club's history of success in the Nicolson Trophy has continued.

Their two teams won the 2017 match ahead of Alpine, Poolburn and Mt Ida clubs at Alexandra's IceInLine outdoor ice rink today.

The Nicolson Trophy is played between the two top teams from the Idaburn and Naseby Councils, as decided from their respective “One Day Matches” from the previous season.

Read more: Otago Central secure 2017 Nicolson Trophy

Wendy Becker
Wendy Jane Becker
19 February 1953 - 11 July 2016

14 July 2016 – New Zealand Curling is deeply saddened to advise the passing of Wendy Becker, one of one of the country's most well-loved curlers.

Wendy passed away on Monday 11 July, aged 63.

Born into a well-known curling family, Wendy was a curler for most of her life and competed at the top level for many years. She represented New Zealand at eight World Senior Championships between 2005 and 2015.

As recently as 2014, Wendy and husband Peter won the MCI Doubles and later that year she skipped her team to the New Zealand Women's Championship title.

However it is for her warmth, hospitality and generosity to the local, national and international curling community that Wendy will best be remembered.

We extend our love and deepest sympathies to Peter, Sean, James, Bridget and Scott and their families.

MCI Training Camp

16 May 2017 – The New Zealand Curling Association has confirmed dates for this year's Junior Training Camp at the MCI rink in Naseby.

The camp will run on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 July.

This is the week between the NZ Open Championships in Dunedin (6-9 July) and the NZ Under-21 Championships in Naseby (14-16 July). Curlers competing in the NZ Under-21 Championships are strongly encouraged to attend.

The NZ Curling Association has agreed to meet the cost of ice hire for the camp and to contribute $200 towards travel costs for those travelling from the North Island.

Click here for the application form.

Read more: Junior Training Camp 11-12 July

2015 Bonspiel
Photo: Lottie Hedley

Naseby, 18 July 2015 – Blackstone Hill won New Zealand's 2015 Bonspiel to claim the Snuff Box trophy for the 10th time since 1890. Their two rinks (teams) won 7 of 8 games over the two day event, the same number as Ranfurly. However the honours went to Blackstone Hill on a countback of points scored, with their 179 points just heading off Ranfurly's 168.

This tenth win brings Blackstone Hill level with Cambrian as the club with most victories. Cambrian last won the event 60 years ago .

This special event on New Zealand's sporting and cultural calendar was held on Naseby's Centennial Ponds in Naseby, Central Otago on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 July.

Read more: Blackstone Hill win Bonspiel

Delegates from Pacific-Asia Zone
Pacific-Asia delegates, including Hong Kong and Qatar, at the 2014 World Curling Congress. Photo: WCF

24 Oct 2014, Perth, Scotland – The World Curling Federation (WCF) has formally accepted the Hong Kong Curling Association and the Qatar Curling Federation as conditional Member Associations.

Their acceptance follows a statutory period of consultation with existing Member Associations since the annual World Curling Congress in Reno, USA in September 2014.

Part of the Pacific-Asia Curling zone, both Hong Kong and Qatar will be supported as they continue to work towards establishing the sport of curling in their respective countries.

Read more: Welcome to Hong Kong and Qatar

Gone Curling

5 Dec 2012 – Rachael Patching and Roland Kahurangi, producers of the acclaimed New Zealand short film Gone Curling, are keen to thank their supporters and update all on their film's successes.

"We wanted to touch base and let you know what is happening with our film Gone Curling and with what has been a very successful and worthwhile Pledgeme fundraising campaign for a great New Zealand short film."

Read more, and see the trailer...World tour for Gone Curling

Movember logo

16 Nov 2012 – Three of New Zealand's curlers at the Pacific-Asia Championships in Naseby will be billboards actively promoting men's health. Kenny Thomson, Phil Dowling and Scott Becker are sprouting moustaches in support of Movember.

Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in New Zealand and around the world. The aim is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men.

Read more: Kiwi curlers supporting Men's health

WCF Congress
WCF Annual General Assembly 2014
Photo: Don Chang/WCF

7 Sep 2014 – Members of the World Curling Federation have elected a new board and voted to introduce a new World Junior qualification event, a World Mixed Curling Championship, along with approving a raft of other key rule changes.

The competition and rule changes and board elections took place at the World Curling Federation’s Annual General Assembly held during the 3rd Annual World Curling Congress in Reno, Nevada, USA.

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West Coast curlers in Christchurch

2 Oct 2012 – A group of kilt-wearing, whiskey-swirling, broomstick-holding West Coasters invaded the ice rink in Hagley Park on Saturday.

The West Coast Curling Club, which has no ice to practice on at its base in Greymouth, drove over from the coast to practice and demonstrate the "gentlemen's game" of curling at IceFest...

Read the full article from The Press

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