2013 MCI camp

17 Jul 2013 – The July Junior camp at Naseby's MCI rink was deemed both enjoyable and successful by both the coaches and athletes involved. Over 30 junior curlers attended, thanks to a late influx of applications from Dunedin.

Skills and ages ranged from a couple of very enthusiastic 10 year olds (whose understanding belied their years) to more seasoned Under-21 international players.

Read more: Junior camp at Naseby a success

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

Liz Matthews (L) and Kate Caithness
Liz Matthews (L) and Kate Caithness

11 Nov 2012 – There was a surprise at yesterday's Welcome Reception for athletes at the 2012 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships.

Kate Caithness, President of the World Curling Federation, presented Liz Matthews, Member of the New Zealand Curling Association, with an IOC Women and Sport Achievement Diploma signed by Jacques Rogge.

The Diploma recognises Liz's outstanding contribution to promoting the development and participation of women and girls in sport.

The IOC Women and Sport Trophy is awarded annually to each of the five continents along with a Worldwide recipient. The New Zealand Curling Association was very proud to nominate Liz, who received the full support of the WCF.

Read more: IOC Award to Liz Matthews

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

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

2012 Bonspiel

9 Jul 2013 – Poolburn Curling Club took home the prized Snuff Box Trophy when they won the recent National Bonspiel.

2012 marks the third success for Poolburn in this iconic New Zealand sporting event, called only when there is sufficient natural ice on an outdoor rink.

Read more: Poolburn win 2012 Bonspiel

On-ice at the camp

4 Jan 2012 - The first Pacific-Asia Junior Curling Camp, run jointly by the World Curling Federation and the New Zealand Curling Association, has just wrapped up at the Maniototo Curling International indoor rink in Naseby.

24 Junior curlers from Japan, Australia and New Zealand took part in the 6 day camp in early January – including junior athletes who will heading to Innsbruck, Austria for the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games this month.

Special thanks go to all those involved in making the camp such a success. As well as fine-tuning techniques on the ice, the junior campers have had a chance to experience the New Zealand way of life with barbecues and outdoor activities including a spot of sheep shearing.

Read more: NZ hosts first Pacific-Asia Junior Curling Camp

18 Jul 2011 – The NZ Curling Association was delighted with a very successful and enjoyable 125th Jubilee celebration at the end of June, and confirms the results of recent National titles.

Coming up are further National championships and the 100% Pure NZ Winter Games. All NZ curlers are also invited to participate in the Trans-Tasman challenge in Melbourne at the end of September.

Read more: NZCA Newsletter 2011 / 5
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