David Howard

David Howard

Agronomist


Ph. 03 477 7333
Mob. 027 446 2875
Email: dhoward@nzsti.org.nz

Postal address:
PO Box 6289, Dunedin North, Dunedin 9059
Physical address:
C/- High Performance Sport NZ, Forsyth Barr Building,130 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin 9016


David Howard is New Zealand’s most experienced and undoubtedly one of the most respected turf agronomists. David, who joined the New Zealand Sports Turf Institute in 1981, is based in Dunedin and provides agronomy services (cricket, golf, bowls, winter sports pitches, schools, etc) to clients throughout the South Island. David is a regular contributor to field days, seminars and technical meetings in the region.

He has written numerous technical articles and given over 200 presentations (at conferences and seminars) both in New Zealand and overseas. David was one of the editors of the bowls greenkeeping bible “Establishment and Management of Natural Bowling Greens in New Zealand”.

David’s significant contribution to the bowls turf industry has not gone unnoticed. David was awarded a Bowls New Zealand Merit Award in 2008 for his service to the bowls greenkeeping fraternity.

David has extensive experience in all areas of turf management and turf training including:

  • Over 30 years training and consultancy experience in the sports turf sector in New Zealand. David is our most experienced trainer in the Asian training environment and is very popular with our international trainees.
    Construction of golf, bowls and sportsfield facilities in New Zealand and abroad.
    Maintenance of golf, bowls and sportsfield facilities in New Zealand and abroad.
    Quality monitoring of sports surfaces such as cricket pitch monitoring at Carisbrook (including portable pitch), Molyneaux Park, Alexandra; Queenstown Events Centre; Aorangi Park, Timaru; Seddon Park, Hamilton and University Oval, Dunedin.
    Sports turf testing for golf and bowls testing (is a World Bowls Board Accredited Tester).