Paralympic silver medallist Holly Robinson is among the latest athletes to be named on New Zealand's Gold Coast 2018 team ©Getty Images

Paralympic silver medallist Holly Robinson and seven Para lawn bowlers have become the latest additions to New Zealand's team for next year's Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

Robinson, a javelin thrower who competes in the F46 classification, has been named in the squad along with bowlers David Stallard, Peter Blick, Sue Curran, Ann Muir, Bruce Wakefield, Mark Noble and Barry Wynks.

Stallard and director Peter Blick, alongside Sue Curran and director Ann Muir, will contest the B2/3 mixed pair Para lawn bowls event.

Wakefield, Noble and Wynks are set to compete in the B6/7/8 competition.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) and Athletics New Zealand confirmed Robinson would be a member of the New Zealand team at Gold Coast 2018.

The seven bowlers were chosen by the NZOC and Bowls New Zealand.

Seven bowlers have also been selected to represent New Zealand at Gold Coast 2018 ©Getty Images
Seven bowlers have also been selected to represent New Zealand at Gold Coast 2018 ©Getty Images

Robinson's selection comes after she has enjoyed a successful year, including winning a silver medal at the World Para Athletics World Championships in London in July.

The 22-year-old has also claimed victories at the Oceania Championships in Fiji, the Australian Championships and the New Zealand Championships.

"I'm super-excited to be selected for the Commonwealth Games, it's something I've always aspired to," said Robinson.

"I've seen some really good progress this year with my throwing so I'm definitely looking at medals over there and I'm looking forward to doing my best and competing for my country."

The Para-sport programme at Gold Coast 2018 is set to be the largest in the history of the Commonwealth Games, according to organisers.

Around 300 Para-athletes will compete at the Games, due to be held from April 4 to 15, a 45 per cent rise compared with the previous edition of the event at Glasgow 2014. 

Para-triathlon will make its Commonwealth Games debut on the Gold Coast, while athletics will include the T54 marathon for the first time.

Swimming, lawn bowls, powerlifting, track cycling and table tennis will also be on the programme.