The Titipounamu competition is an annual "postal" style event run by Target Shooting Auckland, with Association teams shooting at their home ranges and the scores being combined.   Teams are of eight A Grade or lower shooters, who each shoot one 10 and one 20 shot card.   The trophy, a carved spear, is presented at the annual TSNZ Annual General Meeting. 

The name "Titipounamu"  very appropriately comes from the Maori word for the Rifleman bird.

Congratulations to 2019 Titipounamu winners TARANAKI

Thanks again to all the Associations that competed in this year's Titipounamu competition.  A few Associations didn't compete this year, hopefully they will return next year.  Welcome to two first timers, Malvern MRC and Horowhenua.
Congratulations to the winners, Taranaki. A very solid performance averaging 294.875 points per shooter.
Previous years scores for all the teams make interesting reading. I've bold texted the winning score for each year as a goal for next year.
The trophy (spear) will be presented again at this years TSNZ Conference in Christchurch. Last years winners, Waikato, please ensure it is engraved and transported to Conference.
Hoping you all have had an enjoyable 2019 season with more highs than lows, and will be back for what is looking like an interesting year in 2020.


Rob Dixon
Target Shooting Auckland