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First Hand - Bowling Order

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1992

The St Heliers Bowling Club is the setting of this episode of First Hand, a series dedicated to giving young directors a shot at making documentaries. A triples team from the Remuera Bowling Club have made the short journey to the Auckland seaside suburb, and aim to prove their superiority on the club’s fast greens. The documentary takes time to observe the culture of the club throughout the day’s play, from the variety of whites the players wear and the backgrounds of the members, to their lunchtime rituals and the role of women at the club. It’s all in a lively day’s play. 

Joan and Riwa are the only female intrusion into the playing day. While the men stride the greens, they are paid to prepare a substantial morning tea and lunch for those without a packed one.
– Narrator

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Paul Gittins


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Richard Thomas


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Neil Newcombe

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Francis Porterfield

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Mark Cathie

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Paul Newell

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