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Welcome to the website of Pétanque Wellington. On these pages you will find information regarding the game of Pétanque, also known as Boules or French Bowls, within the lower North Island of New Zealand.

Please take some time to browse through the site and we welcome your feedback (webmaster@petanque.org.nz).


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WPA Regional Women's Singles

16 April 2014

The entry form for the WPA Regional Women's Singles on Saturday, 10 May is now available.

PNZ Board elections 2014 - Voting

14 April 2014

The following 5 nominations have been received for the 3 available positions:

A vote will therefore be held in accordance with the process set out in the PNZ Constitution, Clause 12.6

I attach a Ballot Paper, and information on each of the candidates, so that this may be distributed to your Club members.

Votes may be made via email, by post, or in person at the AGM by your nominated Club representative.

NOTE that proxy votes are not allowed for Board elections. If your Club wishes to vote, it must do so directly via one of the above options.

Electronic votes must be sent from the email address of the Secretary of the Affiliated Club, and copied to one other authorised Club person as previously notified to the PNZ Secretary. Postal votes must be signed by two authorised signatories of the Affiliated Club.

Please let me know your authorised persons for this purpose, and whether a Club rep will be attending the AGM.

Votes must be received by Thursday 24th April 2014.

Barbara Whittington
Pétanque New Zealand

Hawke's Bay Autumn Triples

13 April 2014

The final of the Hawke's Bay Autumn Triples at the HBLTS Pétanque club featured five locals and one Wellingtonian.

In a close fought match, Geoff Greer, Murray Porter, and Michael Rocks pipped Dez Grant, Simon Hurley, and Sarah-Jane Wright 13-12 to claim the title.

Hawke's Bay Autumn triples results

Sport Connector newsletter

10 April 2014

The April issue of Sport Wellington's Sport Connector newsletter is now available.

Manawatu Mad Hatters' Mêlée

7 April 2014

The entry form for the rescheduled Manawatu Mad Hatters' Mêlée on Sunday, 18 May is now available.

PNZ National Triples

6 April 2014

Seventeen teams took part in the National Triples Championship at the new Panmure Pioneers Pétanque club in Mt Wellington, Auckland.

The Trophy final featured local club members Seti Mailei, Charles Peni, and Niau Ruta against Pete Hamilton (Wanganui East), Tom Paulo, and Junior Purcell (Vikings).

Progress score: 1-0, 1-2, 1-2, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 3-6, 5-6, 7-6, 10-6, 10-12, 13-12.

The Trophy Consolation final was won by Pam Jenkins, Joanne Lippard, and Steve Lowry from Tumua Faitele, Dhiren Govind, and David Peni.

Christian Fouquet, Dez Grant, and David Lippard were undefeated in winning the Consolante.

East & Bays Courier report | Pictures on the Panmure Pioneers website | PNZ Facebook page

PNZ National Shooting Championship

6 April 2014

Christine Strichen (Wanganui East) won her third consecutive (and fourth overall) National Shooting title. In the final, she beat top qualifier Jean Parley (Stanley Bay).

The Men's title was won by Bill Peachey (Vikings) who beat top qualifier Niau Ruta (Panmure Pioneers).

Shooting competition final placings

Jacques Cochonnet Challenge match

6 April 2014

Masterton's nineteenth month reign as Jacques Cochonnet Trophy holders ended in their away defence at Kapiti. Masterton lead 2-1 after the first round, but could only pick up one further win in the third round to lose the match 3-6.

Kapiti's first defence is away to Silverstream.

Match result | Tournament history

WPA Champion of Champions - Triples

2 April 2014

Seven clubs took part in the Champion of Champions - Triples held at Otaki. Kapiti and Wanganui East finished with 5 wins, with Kapiti taking the title by winning their individual game.

Regional Shooting Championship

29 March 2014

Eleven players took part in the Regional Shooting Championship at Kapiti. Michael Rocks retained the title he won last year and Alan Taylor moved up one spot to claim second.

Pétanque Supplies Ltd

27 March 2014

David Parr from Pétanque Supplies Ltd has relocated from Eastbourne to Carterton.

David's new address is 15 Clifton Avenue, Carterton 5713. Phone (06)-379-7766, Fax (06)-379-7798.

Trans Tasman match

23 March 2014

New Zealand win the Open division, Australia win the Senior division in Rotorua.

Provisional Results

Rotorua Daily Post report

WPA Regional Rankings

22 March 2014

Following on from her win in the Regional Triples, Annick Le Guen (Kapiti) has assumed the number one position in the WPA Regional seedings.

Annick is the fifth player, and the first from Kapiti, to hold the top spot. Previous holders were Brian Smith, Gordon Dykes, Dirk Winnie, and Michael Rocks.

Regional Seeding | Explanation of the Seeding system

Murrayfield Open Triples

21 March 2014

The entry form for the Murrayfield Open Triples (11 May) is now available. (Upcoming Events)

PNZ Annual General Meeting

19 March 2014

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Petanque Association (Inc) will be held at 5:00pm on Friday, 25 April 2014, at the Rotorua Pétanque Club.

Any Club or member wishing to have a remit or motion presented to the AGM should submit it to the Secretary as soon as possible, and by 11 April 2014 at the latest. A further notice advising the details of any remits/motions will be sent to Clubs at least 1 week in advance of the AGM.

In accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, Dirk Winnie and Sarah-Jane Wright are due to retire at the AGM. Dirk is not seeking re-election; Sarah Jane is standing for re-election. There is also a Board vacancy created by the resignation during the year of Alan Heron.

A call for nominations for the 3 Board positions is attached.

Notice of AGM (93kB) | Call for Board Nominations (58kB) | Board member nomination form (28kB)

Barbara Whittington
Pétanque New Zealand

WPA Inter-club competition

16 March 2014

WBS Triples Winners

Kapiti won the Inter-club competition for the second time. In the Division One final they beat Horowhenua.

The Division two final was won by Hataitai from Manawatu.

Inter-club Final day results

Pétanque New Zealand joins Facebook

13 March 2014

PNZ has created a Facebook page which is open to view. Sarah-Jane Wright will be posting updates from the Trans Tasman match next weekend in Rotorua.

PNZ on Facebook

WPA Regional Triples

12 March 2014

The Regional Triples final featured the five Wellington members of the Trans Tasman Open Women's team and their coach Dirk winnie.

Yvonne Futcher, Annick Le Guen, and Claire Wilson beat Sharon Cannon, Christine Strichen, and Dirk Winnie.

The Plate final was won by Enoka Smiler, Monica Smiler, and Richard Turfrey over Ken Heywood, Richard Lawson, and Sheryl Parslow.

The Day Two tournament was won by Brian Bradburn, Claire Bradburn, and Shirley McDonald.

15 March 2014

Regional Triples final results

Horowhenua Anniversary Mêlée

6 March 2014

The entry form for the Horowhenua Tenth Anniversary Mêlée (27 April) is now available. (Upcoming Events)

Technology in Coaching

4 March 2014

Jim Dickin, an Auckland based rugby and athletics coach, has started contributing articles to New Zealand Coach on technology in coaching. Articles at NZ Coach

Spanish Pétanque TV

4 March 2014

For those that just can't get enough Pétanque — PetancaTV