Historic Poverty Bay and the East Coast, N.I., N.Z.
In 1925 B. G. Dudfield skipped the winning Kahutia rinks for both the Burton Cup and the Peace Shield. When Gisborne won both contests in 1947 its teams were skipped by J. H. Walker.
The Gisborne Riverside (Women's) Bowling Club was formed in 1941 with 15 members. Five years later the membership stood at 48. At the outset the club used W. Paltridge's riverside green; hence its name. On 9 November, 1946, it moved to a new green on a borough site in Childers Road.
A Gisborne Carpet Bowling Club—the first of its kind in New Zealand—affiliated, in 1910, with the Scottish Carpet Bowling Association, which sent out a medal for competition.