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NZ Teams and Derby Match at North vs South 

North vs South is over for another year, and a huge thanks to Manawatu Association for a well-run event. NZ Teams all shot their postal match against Home Counties this morning. Well done in particular to the Women's Team who posted a record score. Then it was the turn of the Derby Teams, whose members are drawn from the...

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Open Team RESULTS 

and Squadding for Sunday

Congratulations to the North Island for a clean sweep at North vs South 2017! Sunday - Practice for the NZ Teams is 7.30 - 8.15, with the team shooting starting at 8.30am. All those not in NZ Teams will be in the Derby Teams, and their matches start at 12.45. And for Sunday evening, don't forget to be at the dinner venue before 6pm to be ready for...

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Junior, Veterans, Womens North/South scores 

North vs South Juniors, Veterans and Womens matches are now complete, and the NZ Teams are final: Junior, Vet, Womens RESULTS Junior, Vet, Womens NZ TEAMS

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North vs South opens in Palmerston North 

The 2017 North vs South match has opened in Palmerston North tonight. The top shooters from around NZ have gathered at the MSRA range to practice, to be welcomed by Palmerston North's Deputy Mayor Tangi Utikere, to be introduced and receive their Date Bars, and to enjoy a fantastic supper. Shooting starts at 7.30am tomorrow with...

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It is with sadness we advise the passing of 

Reta Hart from Te Puke

Reta Heather Hart (nee Jaffray) passed away on 13 August 2017 at Carter House, Te Puke, aged 82 years. Loved wife of the late Sandy (Arthur), loved mother of Jim and Graham, Grandma to Phylicia and Emma, Nana to Jasper. A memorial service is to be held at the Te Puke Citizens RSA, 179-185 Jellicoe St, Te Puke at 1pm Saturday...

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History of the Simon Grant Award 

The Simon Grant Award is contested by Junior shooters over the six Southland circuit events. The winner receives a framed certificate and a cash grant. Its 11 years since Simon’s death and with many of the current Southland Juniors not being aware of the significance of the award, the following history has been drafted by...

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Indent Orders can now be made 

Orders for TSNZ Indent 2017 for delivery early 2018 can now be made. This is a great way for TSNZ Members, Clubs, and Associations to buy their ammunition and targets at a good price, and to make sure they have all they need for 2018. See below for an explanation of the Indent system, and an Order form. Note that the...

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Indoor Postal Results 

- Individual and Inter-Club -

The early round of Indoor Postal shooting is now done for 2017, with Individual and Inter-Club shooting closing on 31st July. Results for these sections can be found below. The next round of Season’s Aggregate and Inter-Association shooting closes on 31st August, so look out for the final results then. Medals and prize money...

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National Indoor Champs Results 

Congratulations to all our winners of the 2017 TSNZ National Indoor Championships. Total entry numbers were up on last year, and with all the results coming through very quickly, a huge thanks must go to all the organisers around the country. Master Grade was taken out by Ryan Taylor, very closely followed by Grant Taylor, and...

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Titipounamu Competition 

- Inter- Association Teams shoot for A - D graders

If you've ever wondered why the Titipounamu Competition is called that, it's named after the NZ native bird - the Rifleman. This is an annual inter-Association shoot, with teams of 8 shooters being made up from A Grade and lower shooters only. Format is 1 x 10 and 1 x 20 shot card, with results being sent off to Target Shooting...

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Congratulations to 2017 A & F Winners 

Andrew & Faulkner 2017 was hosted by East Otago Association in Dunedin on Saturday 29th July. 158 shooters came together in a 12-mound range to shoot in 15 Open teams and 6 Junior teams. Well done to East Otago for managing so many shooters on a range this size, and to all the shooters who closely followed all instructions...

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Oceania Teams confirmed by NZSF 

Rifle and Air Rifle Teams for the Oceania / CSFC and YOG matches in October/November have now been confirmed by NZ Shooting Federation. Congratulations to the following shooters who will be travelling to Brisbane to represent their country at this event. 50m Prone MEN TEAM 1 Grant Taylor...

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Medals for NIC - 6th August 

National Indoor Champs - NIC - is coming up on 6th August. For the first time there are now medals for the top 3 shooters in each grade, along with excellent prize money, so make sure you go along to your local venue and have a go. All scores are collated across NZ,...

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North vs South Teams have been selected ... 

Congratulations to all the TSNZ shooters who have been selected for 2017 North Island or South Island teams. North Island Open Team Manager ‐ Alison Fursdon Luke Sigvertsen ‐ CAPTAIN Allison Archer...

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Oceania / CSFC Event 

Programme now available

The programme for the 2017 Oceania and Commonwealth Shooting Federation Champs is now out - go to our INTERNATIONAL / OCEANIA page for details. Teams are still not finalised, however indications are that between 1 and 3 teams of 3 shooters are probable. This will vary per event (AIr, Prone, 3P) depending on the ranking list...

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Announcing a new Association - 

Target Shooting Mid Canterbury

The TSNZ Executive has recently approved the formation of a new Association in the South Island – Target Shooting Mid Canterbury. This Association, whose geographical boundaries are the Ashburton town as defined by the Ashburton District Council Plan, has two affiliating Clubs – Coronation Target Shooting...

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North Island Managers needed 

for Nth vs Sth match 19th August

Thank you to the super organised South Island members who have offered to act as Team Managers for the upcoming North vs South Match in Palmerston North on 19th August. We have had sufficient offers for the South, and the Managers will be confirmed soon. The North Island, however, has had no offers for Managers, so the closing...

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North Island vs Scotland Nominatons 

- due 14th August

Nominations for the North Island v Scotland match are due by 14th August (Week 10). There are two teams: Open (15+2 emergencies) and Junior (5+2 emergencies). The match will be held at the MSRA range in Palmerston North on Sunday 24th September 2017, the day after the North Island Open. Nominations...

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NDC Survey - 

Now is the time to have your say.

The NDC competition has been run successfully by TSNZ for 20 years now, but some members have recently indicated that they think it is high time for a review of the match and its conditions, with a view to possibly making some changes. So here is YOUR chance to put forward YOUR views on NDC. This survey will remain open until July...

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Super Saturday in Adelaide 

6 of our top shooters travelled to Adelaide this past weekend to shoot in the 2-day Super Saturday event, in an attempt to gain qualifying scores for Commonwealth Games 2018. Bronwyn Shields shot in the Air Rifle event, Denva Wren shot in both 3P and Prone, and Janet Hunt, Martin Hunt, Grant Taylor and Ryan Taylor all shot in Prone...

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Wellington Provincial Champs 

matches start 10th June

Wellington Provincial Champs matches begin on 10 June. All shooters who compete at these matches are automatically entered into the Provincial Champs. You must shoot 5 of the 6 matches, and if you shoot all 6 you can discard your worst score. Trophies are awarded in all grades. So make sure you go along to all these matches...

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ISSF Judges Course (Rifle) - 

further information and enrolment form.

New Zealand Shooting federation will be conducting an ISSF Judges Course for Rifle on 14th and 15thOctober 2017. The course will be conducted at the Brentwood Hotel – Wellington. Below you will find a link to an invitation and all other relevant information: http://www.nzshootingfed.org.nz/userfiles/images/2017-NZ-Rifle-Judges-Course_Invi ...

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North vs South Ranking Lists 

The North Island and South Island ranking lists for shooters who nominated for 2017 North vs South Teams are now on the INDOOR/North vs South page of the website. These lists will be updated during the season as the Championship matches are held. Note that the ranking lists are compiled from the results forwarded to the TSNZ Office by...

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We sadly announce that Don Fraser, 

a valued member of Target Shooting Nelson,

passed away peacefully at Nelson Hospital on May 18, 2017, aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Doreen. Loved father and father-in-law of Karen (deceased) and Gordon, Mike and Yvonne (Motueka), and Tony and Trudy (Motueka). Loved Grandpa of Luke and Elana, Jonathan, Sarah and Bryce, Bianca, Josh and Dè Anne,...

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Course dates for Coaching and Judging 

There are two training courses coming up this year: Coaching the Coaches Level 2 - in Auckland, 22-23 July, presented by Tricia van Nus, TRA. ISSF Judges Course (Rifle) - in Wellington, 14-15 October, presented by Aado Maranik More information and invitations to these courses will be coming out...

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Teams of Ten 

Shooting has just finished for the day Congratulations to Waikato 1, winners of the 2017 Rees Scroll, and to Hutt Valley 2, winners of the 2017 Jim Hart Trophy. Teams of Ten Results - all scores, 2017 Teams of Ten today in Napier – shooting in the woolshed has really challenged...

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Coronation Target Shooting wins Community Volunteering Award 

The Coronation Target Shooting Club Inc in Ashburton were honoured recipients of a Trustpower Community Award at a function at the Ashburton Hotel on May 8. These awards are run in 24 areas around New Zealand and they celebrate volunteers in a range of sectors. Coronation were nominated in the Sport and Leisure section for Ashburton...

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Tenex on special for Teams of Ten 

Pre-2014 Tenex is still available on SPECIAL to be picked up at Teams of Ten this weekend, with no delivery charges. Special Price - $430 per thousand. Pick your speed and amount from the info shown here, and email Bruce Marchant at bruce.marchant@xtra.co.nz to put in your order. ...

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Teams of Ten LOCATION 

The Teams of Ten event is being held at the PGG Wrightson Woolstore, West Quay, Pandora, Napier. The main entrance is the Pandora Rd one, however, we are using the rear of the building and the access is from West Quay, between car sales and Apartments,...

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TSNZ Trading at Teams of Ten 

The TSNZ Trading shop will be at Teams of Ten in Napier next weekend. Obviously Gary can't bring everything he has in stock, but if you buy in advance, he' s happy to bring your items along with him, and there will be NO DELIVERY CHARGE for this. To do this, visit the webshop and purchase and pay by Wednesday...

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North vs South Nominations 

close on 30th April

Shooters who want to nominate for North vs South teams have until 30th April to get their 2017 Membership forms and payment in to the TSNZ office. If you have left it to the last minute, there is still time to scan/email the form and pay by internet banking. 2017 TSNZ Membership form ...

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"The Adelaide Sagas" 

Some things to take into account before your next overseas shooting trip....

So you think that if you plan everything for your overseas shooting trip well in advance, it will all go well? Think again! On being asked by family how his Easter trip to Adelaide went, Martin Hunt decided it was just too much to text, and ended up writing “The Adelaide Sagas”. He’s...

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Oceania / CSF / YOG Championships programme 

A message follows from Gavin Paton, Sport Development Manager, NZ Shooting Federation: Hello all, Please find a link below to the Shooting Australia Web site and information/program for the 2017 Gold Coast Test Event, Oceania and CSF Championships : YOG, CSF, Oceania Championships...

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Australian Nationals in Adelaide 

This past week a few keen TSNZ shooters crossed the ditch to compete at the Target Rifle Australia Nationals in Adelaide. The Aussies are always very welcoming to our shooters, and this year was no exception. Adelaide put on some great holiday weather - up to 29 degrees one day - but this made the range conditions quite...

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TSNZ's new Projects Co-ordinator 

is Ian McFetridge from Waikato. Ian is a keen 3P and Air Rifle shooter, and is looking forward to helping TSNZ members get the most out of their shooting. One of the projects Ian is managing is Coaching Pathways. Ian will be getting in touch with the new Coaching Co-ordinators in each Association to find out what they see...

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Outdoor Postal Results 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016-17 Outdoor Postal Championships: A Grade - Craig Cookson, East Otago B Grade - Luke Sigvertsen, Southern Hawkes Bay C Grade - Kirsten Birrell, Hawkes Bay D Grade - Jim Dann, Manawatu Combined Teams - Manawatu #1 ...

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East Otago Coaching Weekend 

with Jon Phillipps and Helen Freiman

In an initiative to raise the skill level of the shooters and coaches in Otago the East Otago Association created a coaching weekend and invited Jon Phillipps and Helen Freiman (the current JDS coaches) down to Dunedin for the 1st and 2nd of April. 20 extremely keen Dunedin shooters made the most of the opportunity,...

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TSNZ "INSIGHTS" launched today 

The new TSNZ email newsletter "INSIGHTS" was launched today and emailed out to TSNZ Members. This will be sent out towards the end of each month, and contains reminders and news items, many of which wil link back to this website. If you didn't receive your copy it could be for a number...

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Indoor Coaching in Wanganui 

Around 20 shooters and parents turned up at the Okoia indoor range near Wanganui on Sunday 26th March for a coaching course run by Grant Taylor. Experience ranged from just starting out and still shooting off a block to only a few weeks in a jacket and sling to seasoned veterans. Everyone learnt something from...

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TSNZ Air Rifle Postal Competition 

has returned.

Announcing the return of the TSNZ Air Rifle Postal Competition. With the increase in numbers of Air Rifle shooters lately, TSNZ has decided it is time to bring back the Postal Competition. This was last shot in 2008, when air rifle shooters were graded or handicapped on the basis of past competition scores. This time it is being...

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Projects Manager - 

a keen volunteer is needed.

TSNZ has some exciting new projects on the go, and we are looking for a keen person to Co-ordinate them. This is a volunteer position, but there is budget provided for expenses. We're looking for someone who is good with computers, is great at time-management and getting things done, and would like to contribute a bit...

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Outdoor Nationals feedback survey 

please let us know what you think.

The 2017 TSNZ Outdoor Nationals were held recently in Christchurch, and for the first time a shortened programme was used. We now want to know what Members thought of the programme and the event, and invite all Outdoor & Air Rifle shooters to take part in our online Feedback Survey. Whether you went to the...

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Website upgrade is almost complete 

please bear with us as we continue to make the changes that will allow our new Webshop to link to this site. At the moment you may be having issues with logging in to the Members section, but this should come right soon. If you continue to not be able to log in, please email the Office and I can re-set your password....

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NDC 2017 

Entry form, dates and rules

are now on the INDOOR / NDC section of the website. Please note new Rule 2.4 - usual TSNZ Indoor rules apply to all NDC matches. Entries close 31st March.

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Final Day 

of the 2017 Outdoor Nationals

There was one shoot on the final day - the NZ Teams. There was only one squad needed, so the slightly later start of 9am was appreciated by many. The wind was still a bit tricky, but at least the drizzle held off until after the match. There were some solid scores posted, but we won't know how we've done in the International...

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Day 4 of the Outdoor Nationals 

was Mens ISSF and Inter-Island Match day.

Another HOT day in Canterbury. The day started with conditions for the Mens' ISSF match being near ideal - gentle or no wind. Congratulations to Ryan Taylor for shooting a Commonwealth Games qualifying score of 624.7 and coming up with top score in that match. The 8 shooters in the Final coped well with more breeze and...

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Day 3 Results 

and NZ / Island Team Lists

Day 3 at the Outdoor Nationals started with the Women and Juniors ISSF match. Some great scores were shot in this match, with 4 shooters gaining Commonwealth Games qualifying scores - congratulations to Sally Johnston, Jenna Mackenzie, Denva Wren, and Janet Hunt for those. In the Womens Match Sally won Gold, Jenna Silver and Denva...

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Outdoor Nationals - Day 2 

For the first time in years there were two 60-shot Graded matches shot in the same day at the Outdoor Nationals, and it seems most people coped pretty well. The first squad started at 8am, and the last one finished at 6.30pm so it was a long day, with the mirage in the second set of graded matches adding to the challenge. The Benchrest...

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Nationals Results 


The first morning of the 2017 Outdoor Nationals saw the 3P shooters kick off the event. There were good numbers entered, and they certainly had the better part of the day, weather-wise - until the last part of the Mens' match that is, when that hot Canterbury wind came barrelling in. Congratulations to Jenna and Owen,...

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2017 Nationals - Use of Diopters 

(Magnifying Lenses)

Use of a magnifying lens (i.e Diopter) at the 2017 TSNZ Outdoor Nationals At the October 2016 AGM, a change was made to the Outdoor Rules to include a new Rule 3.4.4: 3.4.4 Prone shooters not intending to compete internationally and who do not require their name to be listed on the NZSF...

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