10 Feb 2020

Paris Bake queen of the bowling green

From Voices, 2:06 pm on 10 February 2020

Paris Baker's love of bowls came from an act of love.

At first, 15 year-old Paris hitched a ride to the bowling club with her dad, Dave Makasini, just because the bowling club was near a mall.

When Dave had a stroke, Paris started to play games with him, as a way of helping him recover. It turned out she was a bowls star in the making. 

Paris Baker with her dad, Dave Makasini.

Paris Baker with her dad, Dave Makasini. Photo: Supplied

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In this episode of Voices, RNZ Pacific sports reporter Talei Anderson tells the story of how Paris took her talent to the world champs and won.

Read Talei's full story here