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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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Grading for 2021 

Shooter's Performance Cards for the 2020 season are due in to Club Secretaries by 10th October. Club Secretaries then combine all the Club scores onto the Club Grading Form which is due in to the TSNZ Office by 31 October. Some have asked: "Do shooters still need to do Performance Cards since...

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TSNZ POSTALS 

Due date reminder

Results for all TSNZ Postals Individual, Season's Aggregate, Inter-Club & Inter-Association Postal Results are all due in at the office by 30th September. Please make sure to get them in on time as late scores cannot be accepted. (Note that TSNZ Challenge Schools...

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FOCUS - Nicole McKee 

Cancelled, join COLFO presentation instead

The TSNZ Focus session with Nicole McKee on Saturday 26th September at 7pm has been cancelled. Instead you can meet up with NIcole at the COLFO presentation on the FUTURE OF FIREARMS IN NZ on 2nd October: What is the place of firearms in New Zealand society? Is there an urban/rural...

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School Nationals 

Event info

2020 Inter-Secondary Schools Inter-Island Match There are 26 Schools entered for this event to be held as a one-day-match on Sunday 27th September at multiple venues around NZ: Amuri Area School, Ashburton College,...

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North Island vs Scotland 

Congratulations to the North Island shooters who have been selected to shoot in the match against Scotland on 20th September. If for any reason you will not be able to shoot, please let Janet Hunt know immediately so Emergency and On Call shooters can be arranged. 2020 North...

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FOCUS sessions 

Many thanks to Martin Hunt for his FOCUS presentation entitled "You Can't Hit What You Can't See" on 3rd September; no doubt everyone who attended will have learnt something new on sighting, light, or lenses. A PDF of Martin's presentation is now available on the MEMBERS / FOCUS page, and the recording of his presentation...

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Stolen from the Christchurch area 

On the 27th August the following firearms were stolen from the Christchurch area: Anschutz 20 series in Precise stock: Fortner barrel and action in Anschutz benchrest stock with attached scope: If anybody comes across these please contact either the Hornby Police on...

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TRA Nationals 2021 

Update

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a major international concern and continues to have a major impact on sporting events and the economy globally. The health and well-being of Target Rifle Australia members, officials, volunteers, staff and all stakeholders is always our highest consideration when scheduling events in Australia...

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INDENT for 2020 

The Executive have carefully examined the 2020 situation, both financially and in regards to the reduced indoor shooting programme as a result of Covid-19, and now advise that there will be NO INDENT ordering available this year. This is for a number of reasons, including: increasing freight costs long delivery...

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New funding available 

Tu Manawa Active Aotearoa

Sport NZ have today (24 August) announced a new Funding opportunity through Tu Manawa Active Aotearoa. This is for community based programmes and projects that help children and young people get active, and includes play, active recreation, and sport experiences, either new or already operating. TSNZ encourages our Clubs and Associations...

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B Grade Teams of 5 

Date Extended

Stating the obvious, the COVID-19 Level 3 Restrictions imposed on Auckland have halted all shooting in the area, making it impossible to complete the large number of postal competitions that have finishing dates by month's end. Given these circumstances the B grade teams of Five 2020 Competition is being extended to a...

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