Friday, August 31, 2007

PNZ Council Meeting (Oct.)

PNZ logo.The Regional Representatives will be meeting early October in Wellington. It is now a good time to submit your questions, proposals, submissions, or whatever you have on your mind to them. Post or email it to Michael Rocks.

You can submit material as an individual or as a group.

I received word that the date for the PNZ Council meeting is being rescheduled from Sep.15/16, probably to the first weekend in October. I will keep you up-to-date on this. Regardless of the date, you should submit any questions, comments, concerns, proposals, suggestions, feedback or anything else you might want to talk about. -Tom.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Problems with the forthcoming Petanque Championships

Worlds07."At a meeting at Pattaya City Hall, discussions took place to discuss problems relating to the 43rd Petanque World Championships 2007 which are due to take place at the Pattaya Indoor Stadium in Jomtien between 18th and 23rd September. Khun Niran, the Mayor of Pattaya chaired the meeting and was told that the park which needs to be constructed in the grounds of the Indoor Stadium to accommodate the games of Petanque has not yet been constructed with only three weeks to go until the Championships begin. The Mayor, who is far from happy that the Petanque Park has not been constructed, told officials from the Technical Services Department to begin construction right away...."

Petanque in Lao

These shots were brought in by John Underhill - a customer of Chris Priestley. Chris emailed them on to me (not bad for a self-confessed computer illiterate). They show Petanque in Laos (or is it Lao). Well, what can I say - just look at that scorer! (last image).

The scorer is a bit difficult to see. If you click on the image you'll get a slightly larger version. Apparently John said that at any one time there could be 20 to 30 people at this place.

PS. Chris Priestley will by playing music in Petone (Wellington) on October 12.