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NDC Round 3 

NDC Round 3, 10th June A - League - Some very close Team scores in this Round with 2 matches being decided on Inners - Manawatu took the Composite match from Nelson by one inner in Division One, and Southland Centurions won the Junior match over Taranaki Tigers by two inners in Division Two. Congratulations to Martin Hunt...

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Due dates REMINDER 

Clothing and Gibbs Fund

This is a reminder for two upcoming due dates, make sure you get your applications and orders in to TSNZ in time for these: GIBBS FUND Applications are due in by 15th JUNE - financial assistance for TSNZ Indoor shooters CLICK HERE for further information TSNZ CLOTHING Orders...

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To our Canterbury Members 

The Canterbury region and many of our members are being badly affected by the latest rain and flooding to hit the region from North Canterbury down to South Canterbury. On behalf of all our members, TSNZ would like to say that you are in our thoughts during this tough time. We hope that the impact is not too severe and that you and your...

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Secondary School Postals 

Entries in by 31 May for sponsored ammunition

This is a reminder to get your Secondary Schools Challenge Postal entries and fees in to TSNZ by 31st May to be eligible for the ammunition sponsored by TSNZ and Eley UK. Shooter names do not need to be included on the entry, so don't wait to see who is shooting well before getting those entries in. Click...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Earl Graham 

GRAHAM, Earl Francis, of Levin. Peacefully on 19th May 2021. Aged 84 years. Dearly loved husband of Janet. Loving father & father in law of Linda & Graeme, Judith & John, and Wendy & Mark. Loved Grandad of Nicki & Josh; Bridget & Mike; Michael & Rochelle and their partners. Loved Great-granddad to Indiana and...

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Teams of Ten 2021 

RESULTS

The 60th Anniversary North Island Teams of Ten event was held in Palmerston North on 15th May. Many thanks to the Manawatu Association for running this event so well. All teams that enter are in the competition for the Rees Scroll, while those teams that ranked below #10 in the previous year’s Teams of Ten match also compete for...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Harvey Westland 

Westland, George Harvey (Harvey), formerly of Glen Muick, Cheviot, on May 8 2021, peacefully at Rangiora. Loved brother and brother-in-law of John Westland, Madeleine and Neil Bissell (Wellington) and the late Janet Parker, loved uncle to all his nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service to remember Harvey will be held in the Kaiapoi Working Men's...

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New Air Rifle Champs 

Queen's Birthday weekend

New Air Rifle Champs in Marlborough Marlborough RSA are holding a new Air Rifle Champs match in Blenheim on Queen's Birthday Weekend - 5th June. This will add to a great weekend of shooting which includes the Indoor Champs already held in Blenheim on 5th June, and Nelson on 6th and 7th June. Entries...

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North vs South Nominations 

2021 North vs South will be held on 21 - 22 August, hosted by CHRISTCHURCH ASSOCIATION Click here for the Island Teams Nomination List (5.5.21) Please contact the TSNZ Office if your team nominations are not correct, or you do not appear on the list and you expected to. Note that corrections can only be made if...

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Memberships 

Please check

Membership forms and fees have been flowing in over the past few days literally by the hundreds, with everyone seeming to have the due date of 30th April in mind. This can cause quite some difficulty in matching up forms with fees, so please check the lists below. There are a lot of payments that have gone into the...

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Air Rifle Nationals 

Results

After a postponement due to Covid-19 travel uncertainties, the 2021 Air Rifle Nationals got underway at the Mt Eden Range on the weekend of the 17th & 18th April. Despite being light on numbers the shooters certainly were not light on enthusiasm. Two days of shooting saw some shaky starts for some and personal best scores for...

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Outdoor International Results 

Congratulations to our NZ Team shooters for a clean sweep of wins against Australia in the Slazenger, Womens and Junior matches for 2021. Australia have just shot their matches at their TRA Nationals over Easter weekend, while ours were shot at our February Outdoor Nationals. CLICK HERE for International Teams Results ...

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Outdoor Postals - RESULTS 

There was some very close shooting in the 2020-21 Outdoor Postal competition, with countback having to go back 4 places to sort out some of the ties. It was great to see so many teams enter this year too, the highest number going back to 2009-10 records. Congratulations to the winners of the 2020-21 Outdoor Postal Championships ...

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Arms Act Consultation 

Information for Members

The TSNZ Executive has provided the following information to assist Members to navigate the Proposed Regulation changes and how to make a submission: More changes to the Firearms Arms Act 1983 are now being proposed by the NZ Police, and all TSNZ Members, Clubs, and Associations are strongly encouraged to become involved in the...

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Arms Act changes 

- important for information for Members

More changes to the Arms Act 1983 are now being proposed by the NZ Police, and all TSNZ Members, Clubs, and Associations are strongly encouraged to become involved in the consultation process that is now open. The changes, which are expected to come into force on 24 June 2021, affect: Dealer activities...

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AIR RIFLE NATIONALS 

- new date

The TSNZ AIR RIFLE NATIONALS were postponed from March due to the Covid Alert Level in Auckland at the time. The NEW AND CONFIRMED date is 17 - 18 April, at the Parafed Auckland Shooting Range. ENTRIES CLOSE 5th April, details are on the Event Poster CLICK HERE for a PDF of the Event Poster and entry form ...

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NZ Rural Sportsperson of the Year 

Stephanie McNair

CONGRATULATIONS to Stephanie McNair, who on Friday night at the Norwood NZ Rural Sports Awards not only won the Fonterra Young NZ Rural Sportsperson of the Year Award, but also took out the Norwood Supreme NZ Rural Sports Award. Young shooter scoops top...

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TSNZ Calendar updates 

NDC dates, A&F and AGM location

Some important TSNZ updates to note: NDC The dates originally published are now amended to one week later - this is due to the late Queens Birthday weekend in 2021 affecting this as well as all the Indoor Champs dates. Dates are now: ROUND 1 - 29th April ROUND 2 - 20th May ROUND 3 - 10th June...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Julie Johnson 

Funeral information now included

Julie Johnson, TSNZ LIfe Member and Target Shooting Hawkes Bay Life Member, passed away yesterday, 3rd March. Julie will be greatly missed by many in her local shooting fraternity, as well as those from around NZ. JOHNSON, Julie. Passed away peacefully on March 3, 2021, surrounded by her family after a short illness....

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2021 Outdoor Nationals - Final Day 

The Final day of the 2021 Outdoor Nationals on 27th February in Christchurch again hit us with drizzle and still conditions. While we enjoyed the still (unusual for Christchurch), the low light that came along with the drizzle made sighting hard for some. The day started with the Slazenger team shooting, all 22 of them at one time. The...

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Air Rifle Nationals POSTPONED 

Due to the current Covid Alert Level 3 in Auckland and the uncertainty for those planning to attend the TSNZ AIr Rifle Nationals at the Parafed Auckland range on 13-14 March, the TSNZ Executive have today (1 March) made the decision to postpone this event until further notice. The Executive plan to reschedule the event after consultation...

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Outdoor Nationals Day 5 

Day 5 gave us the one version of the weather we had been missing so far. It rained. OK, it only drizzled, but it was still wet. The Randle Trophy shoot was a real team effort, and a huge thank you goes to the range builders, the targets hangers, the shot spotters and the NZDA range officers. The Women’s team has again posted an...

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Outdoor Nationals Day 4 

Day 4 at the Outdoor Nationals and the temperature dropped down to more normal levels. The wind was still with us though and continued to be challenging for many. The Womens Championship Match was shot first today, congratulations to Shania for another winning performance. Click here for the Women's Championship Results ...

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Outdoor Nationals Day 3 

Day 3. OK, perhaps yesterday saying we would have no more dust storms was tempting fate. The wind really got up again today, the crazy flags and dust flying over the range resulted in some pretty traumatised shooters, and we hit 35 degrees by going home time around 3pm. There was still some fantastic shooting, with Ryan and Shania again...

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Indent orders are due in 

by 28th February

Remember to get your Indent orders in to the TSNZ Office by 28th February to take advantage of the bulk ordering and delivery to your local TSNZ Ammo Agents, with no mailorder or police forms to fill in. Clubs and Associations can stock up on their targets too, which will be sent freight free with the ammunition orders. ...

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Outdoor Nationals Day 2 

Day 2 started off cold and calm, and by the time the 3rd squad had shot it was hot (32 degrees) and windy, with the added challenge of dust storms blowing over the range from the Pistol building site next door. We're happy to hear that the trucks will now be staying away for the rest of the week, so hopefully there'll be no repeats...

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Outdoor Nationals DAY 1 

Day 1 of the 2021 TSNZ Outdoor Nationals hosted by Canterbury Outdoor Target Shooting Club in Christchurch has started well - the weather was kind, the programme ran to time, and there were lots of willing helpers during the day. The 3P match was first up, with Owen Bennett setting a cracking pace to score 1150 in the Qualification...

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Outdoor Nationals update 

and squadding

Wasn't that great news last night that Auckland moves to Alert Level 2, and the rest of the country to Alert Level 1! We can now revert back to our planning and running of the TSNZ Nationals under much more 'normal' conditions. When you are here next week, you will still see several standard COVID controls in place, QR...

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Outdoor Nationals are going ahead 

at Covid Level 2

Canterbury Outdoor Target Shooting are able to still run the 2021 TSNZ Outdoor Nationals safely whilst the area operates at Alert Level 2. There will be sufficient controls in place to create a safe event. There may need to be additional information that goes to the competitors, but we will wait to see what the updates are over the coming days....

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Air Rifle and Outdoor Postals 

Get your entries in

Don't forget to get your entries for Air Rifle and Outdoor Postals competitions in to the TSNZ Office. Results for both of these are due in by 31st March, so be sure to enter in time to receive your stickers and get the matches shot. And as usual for postals, the more entries there are, the better the prize money! ...

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Sius Targets in Palmerston North 

Thanks to NZSF and the ISSF Development Fund, a 10-lane Sius Hybrid Score 10m Air electronic target range is currently being set up at the MSRA range in Palmerston North. This equipment, which is owned by NZSF and to be shared between TSNZ and Pistol NZ, will be used for the first...

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Ammunition and Targets 

2021 INDENT ORDER

INDENT UPDATE - 18 January On 11th January Target Shooting NZ was pleased to announce our latest 2021 Ammunition and Target INDENT Process - see below. Providing Indent buying at this time of year and at these prices has been possible due to TSNZ returning to dealing directly with Eley UK for supply. ...

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International Match Results 

Outdoor 50m

Congratulations to our TSNZ Outdoor Prone 50m teams who shot in the International Matches at the TSNZ Outdoor Nationals in February this year. Official results have just come through from NSRA in the UK for these after many of the shooters got together at a Zoom meeting on Sunday 13th December for the announcement. And an extra CONGRATULATIONS...

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Outdoor & AIr Shooters 

Membership reminder

2021 Membership renewals for Outdoor and Air Rifle Shooters are due on 31st DECEMBER 2020 Renewing membership by 31st December will cover you for the remaining Outdoor/Air Season plus the whole of next year's Indoor Season. Remember to get yourself financial before any competitions are shot in 2021....

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2021 TSNZ Outdoor Nationals 

Enter by 5 February

The programme for the 2021 TSNZ Outdoor Nationals to be hosted by the Canterbury Outdoot Target Shooting Club (COTS) in Christchurch on 22-27 February 2021 is now confirmed. CLICK HERE for 2021 Outdoor Nationals INFORMATION CLICK HERE for 2021 Outdoor Nationals ENTRY FORM ...

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Eley UK Ammunition 

for TSNZ

Great news – Eley UK are now back on board, and from 2021 will again be supplying TSNZ directly with ammunition for our shooters! The TSNZ Executive is delighted to announce that the past relationship with Eley UK has now been renewed, and this will be of huge benefit to both TSNZ and our Members. We will have...

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TRA Nationals 2021 

Update

Statement ​- 1 December 2020 COVID-19 – 2021 TRA National Championships Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a major international concern and the TRA Board of Directors is certain our member organisations, affiliated clubs and members are all aware of the impact...

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Petane Champs are going ahead 

Despite the rain and flooding issues in Napier, Noel Mann has today advised: I have just returned from an inspection of the HB Pistol Club range at Petane where the HB 50m Outdoor Open is scheduled to be shot on Saturday 14 November. I am able to advise the range is fully capable of being able to host the Champs...

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TSNZ FOCUS - Seonaid McIntosh 

29 November, 8pm

Seonaid McIntosh is a rifle shooter who is very familiar with pressure. At only 16 she shot at her first ISSF World Shooting Championships, placing 11th in the Junior Womens 50m Prone. Three years later she won Silver at the European Championships in the Junior Womens 10m Air Rifle, setting a new British Under-21s Record. At 18 Seonaid...

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TSNZ Challenge Schools Postal 

RESULTS

2020 TSNZ Challenge - Secondary Schools Postal Competition CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the TSNZ Challenge Secondary Schools Postal competition for 2020: Top School – Ashburton College Top...

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From the AGM 

Key updates from the 31st October AGM EXECUTIVE - TSNZ is pleased to welcome our newest Executive Member Jess Burgess-Smith. Jess was elected at the AGM on 31st October as Regan Cowe retired, and she is looking forward to contributing to her sport. Jess will be joining President Steve O'Donnell, Deputy President...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Ces Harvey 

It is with sadness that I advise Life Member of Target Shooting Auckland and TSNZ, Ces Harvey passed away yesterday, 29 October 2020. Ces's funeral is to be held at Grahams Funeral Services, 31 West St, Pukekohe, at 1pm on Wednesday 4th November. Robert Dixon Secretary Target Shooting Auckland ...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Margaret McCarthy 

On the 19 October Margaret McCarthy from the Howick Smallbore Rifle Club and Target Shooting Auckland passed away. Margaret shot in the North Island Smallbore Teams during the 1960's and 70's. She made shooting jacket before the imports took over. Margaret also shot Fullbore with the Akarana and Clevedon Rifle Clubs, made many NZ Ladies...

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Indoor Postal Payouts / Medals 

Medals, datebars and certificates were sent out to Associations and Clubs on 21st October, and all Prize money was paid out directly to Associations and Clubs on 21st October. It is now up to the Associations/Clubs to distribute these their shooters as appropriate. Click here for Prize Payout info - 2020 Indoor Postals...

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Indoor Postals 2020 

RESULTS

2020 Indoor Postal Results are now complete. Thank you to everyone who entered the Indoor Postal competition in this difficult Covid-19 year, and it was good to see so many taking advantage of the extra one month of shooting provided, with results all due in by 30th September. Some great scores were shot, despite the late start...

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BINGO HAS BEEN STRUCK! 

Congratulations to Neil Kinsey of Wellington Central Club who is the first (and so far only) shooter to strike BINGO in the new Graded Bingo Competition taking place this Indoor Season. Neil has taken out first place in the Master/A Grade section by getting the exact 9 scores needed, but the B/C/D Grade section and 2nd and...

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Titipounamu 2020 

RESULTS

Good afternoon all, Attached is the summary of team scores for this year's Titipounamu competition. Congratulations to the 2020 winners - Auckland. This was a very close match, with only 3 points between the top 5 teams. Thanks to all the teams that entered and we will do it all again in 2021, hopefully without...

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B GRADE Teams of 5 

RESULTS

Hi Shooters Attached are the scores of this years B Grade Team of Five results, also a photo of the missing trophy. NEWS FLASH - As at 9 October the trophy has now been found! Congratulations Waikato! The 2019 winners, Wellington never got to see the trophy! It is not at the Hutt Valley Keene...

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COLFO - Fair & Reasonable 

How to Vote Guide

A Message for TSNZ Members from COLFO - Council of LIcenced Firearms Owners Inc - On 2 October we held our National Firearms Debate in Masterton. As we had hoped, was a mix of tough questions, debate, fun. If you didn't watch it live, you can replay it via our Facebook, and YouTube...

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Secondary Schools 2020 

Results and updates

Inter-Secondary Schools Inter-Island Match - 27 September 2020 All shooting is now complete, many thanks to the shooters, the coaches, the range staff and all the helpers for a great day. Certificates, medals and trophies will be sent out to schools soon, and full results will be emailed to everyone tomorrow. ...

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