David Howard

David Howard

Senior Sports Surfaces Solutions Advisor / 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:
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 holds the following qualifications or accreditations that relate to his current role:
• Bachelor of Agricultural Science 
• National Certificate in Adult Education and Training 
• Avanex Accredited Consultant
• World Bowls Accredited Synthetic Greens Tester
• Bowls New Zealand Merit Award for service to bowls greenkeeping