|Peter Becker and Sam Inder with two of the new stones. Photo © George Berry / Winter Games NZ|
1 Jul 2017 – The New Zealand Curling Association has purchased new curling stones for top-level competition – national and international events.
"These stones will help ensure that our top curlers have the best possible conditions at our premier events," said NZCA Chairman Sam Inder, "They are also an factor in attracting the best overseas curlers to international events here, and with Winter Games NZ likely to be held annually it was important that we acted sooner rather than later."
He continued, "They will be 'livelier' and more reactive than other stones used here, and also have a perfectly true running surface."