Champs bundled out
Last year’s champions won’t be defending their title at the New Zealand indoor bowls mixed fours zone finals next month. The North Taranaki team of John Zittersteijn, Grant Harvey, Elizabeth Morrow and Michelle Watt did not win their district competition and therefore have not qualified for the zone playoffs. A total of 36 districts will take part in the zone finals to be played at eight venues on July 5. The eight winners then go on to the national final at Upper Hutt on the July 26.