NZSF connects NZ target shooting sports with the world shooting bodies (eg ISSF - International Shooting Sports Federation), and with New Zealand funding and Government organisations (SPARC, NZOC). It is the NZSF that publishes NZ Shooters Ranking Lists, and recommends and finalises selection of Oceania, Olympic and Commonwealth Games and World Cup competitors.
Representing 250 Clubs with 14,000 members, in addition to Smallbore Target Shooting (TSNZ), the NZ Shooting Federation consists of:
NZSF events for TSNZ members are 50m Prone (Outdoor), 3P, and 10m Air Rifle. In these events shooters can qualify to shoot in International matches, for example Oceania, Commonwealth Games, Olympic Games or World Cups.
The NZSF General Selection Criteria outlines how selection is made. Shooters are selected from National Squad and World Cup Ranking Lists, and in some cases shooters must also shoot an "MQS", or Minimum Qualifying Score to be eligible.
The Ranking Lists are made up of scores shot at particular matches in the TSNZ Calendar, these are called Designated Matches and are agreed in advance of the ranking period so all shooters will know which matches can add to their ranking. These Designated Matches are listed on the TSNZ Outdoor 10 Year Plan.
Note that shooters who wish to be included on the Ranking List will need to have all their gear and clothing ISSF-compliant, as all the Designated Matches are shot under ISSF rules.