Meet the people behind Naenae Bowling and Community Club

Our team

Natalie Cochrane

Club Manager

Natalie has been with the Club for over 6 years. In this time she has built up great relationships with members and community groups alike. Her knowledge and experience of the Club is invaluable making her a true asset as Club Manager.

Simon Paese

Bar Manager

Simon has an extensive background in functions and events. Since starting with the Naenae Bowling Club 4 years ago, he has become a vital part of the team. He has a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards his job. He looks forward to helping make your next event at the Club a memorable one.

Angel Kohai

Duty Manager

Angel has been with the Club since opening day at our current location. Being with the Club for this period of time has allowed Angel to build up great relationships with members and staff alike. She is quick witted and is always prepared for a joke or two.

Rebecca Stephen

Duty Manager

With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Bex is a well loved member of the team. She has extensive knowledge of all things bar and gaming related.

Dakota Falwasser-Marks


After being with the Club for 3 years in the bar, Dakota is extending her knowledge and learning the other side of how to run the Club. She’ll be your go to for all Club questions.

Our board

Garry Muriwai

Chairman of the Board

Wendy Mackie

Deputy Chair

Craig Whale

Board Member

Donald Mackie

Board Member

Sharon Ritchie

Board Member

Alan Osborne

Club President

Bryan Whale

Vice President

Alieta Vulu

Vice President

Just a note of thanks to say how much our members enjoyed their morning with breakfast and bowls.

Please pass on to Chrissy that the breakfast she prepared was very much appreciated and having it in the separate room just made it more personal.

Many thanks again and we hope to bring more of our overseas guests to you in the future.

– Graham

I would just like to say what a wonderful time we had at my wife’s party the other week. Please pass on my thanks to Chrissy & her staff – I couldn’t have thanked them enough.

I would recommend your venue to anyone!

– Bryan

I wanted to check in and say thank you for Saturday – the team had a great time. It was nice to be down at the club, it had a great vibe and was very busy!

– Alicia

We had a great time thanks Barry and were very happy with everything. Please pass on our thanks to the catering team, the food was delicious, there was plenty of it and they were very courteous and helpful to work with. Thanks also to the bar staff who were very friendly and looked after us well. The room setup was good too.

– Jill