|L to R: Sharon Morrison (coach), Michael Smith, Sam Miller, Lachlan Browne, Mat Weir, Kris Miller|
New Zealand's Junior Men's team have won the bronze medal at the 2010 Pacific Junior Curling Championships in Nayoro, Japan. This is only the second podium finish by the NZ Men in this event, mirroring last year's third placing.
NZ and Japan, second equal after the qualifying rounds, met in the semi-final with the Japanese taking the game comfortably 9-3.
Japan went on to play top qualifier China, who won the gold medal in a low-scoring 3-2 final.