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Membership renewal needs BOTH FORM and FEES! 

When you renew your TSNZ membership, or join up for the first time, please remember that we need BOTH the Membership Form and the Fees for this to be processed. If you pay directly into the TSNZ bank account but don't send a Membership Form, then the update can't be done. And if you are emailing in your Membership...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Murray Giles. 

Rongotea SRC patron Murray Giles passed away on the morning of 25th November. He was in good spirits at the Rongotea prize giving night in early October, but went downhill quickly several weeks ago. Murray started shooting at the Sanson SRC, before then switching to the Rongotea SRC when the club restarted in 1959. The club range...

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2019 Outdoor Nationals 

Information and Entry

Target Shooting NZ Members and International shooters are invited to compete at the 2019 TSNZ Outdoor Nationals to be held in Christchurch on 18th - 23rd February 2019. Entry forms and information can be found on the OUTDOOR NATIONALS page.

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2020 Tokyo Olympic Games 

Nomination Criteria

The 2020 Nomination Criteria has now been finalised with NZOC, you can find a link to the document below and on the NZSF Web site under “Competition & Events”. Points to keep in mind: This is the NZSF Nomination Criteria and not a selection...

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TSNZ Trading Officer appointed 

Ruth McNair is confirmed as the new TSNZ Trading Officer, following Gary Cuff not continuing his contract beyond 31st January 2019. Ruth is based in Dannevirke and will be running Trading from there. Ruth brings a variety of skills to this position. She has had over 30 years of involvement with target shooting, so has a good knowledge...

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Auckland Provincial Championship 


Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Auckland Provincial Championship. Trophies were presented at the last round of the Championship at Hamilton. MASTER GRADE (5 eligible) 1. Roy Herbison (Tauranga) 1489.95 2. Samantha Riddle (Tauranga) 1484.93 ...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Frank Prowse 

Frank Prowse was a well-known Auckland shooter. PROWSE, Francis Saxby (Frank). Born 30 May, 1937. Passed away 18 October, peacefully at CHT St Johns Hospital. Special thanks to all those who have provided care and support to Frank. A Memorial Service will be held at Epsom Methodist Church, 587 Manukau Rd at 12 pm Saturday 27 October. ...

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Congratulations to the North Island 

for a clean sweep over Scotland

The 2018 North Island vs Scotland Match was a clean sweep for NZ. The North Island Open team had a win with 5911 to Scotland's 5888, and the North Island Juniors also came out top with 1974 to Scotland's 1931. Well done to the Top Scores - Open was Bruce Cameron on 399 (no inners recorded for these matches),...

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Wellington Provincial Competition 

2018 Results

Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Wellington Provincial Competition. Trophies for this were presented at the North Island Champs. MASTER GRADE (8 eligible) 1 Ryan Taylor Poroutawhao 1492 101 2 Grant Taylor Poroutahwao 1489.104 3 Martin Hunt Rongotea...

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Outdoor and Air Match dates 

There are some new Match dates now available for the 2018-19 Outdoor and Air Rifle season: The Nelson Outdoor Champs will now be on the weekend of 17-18 November 2018 so as not to clash with the Marlborough A&P Show. The AIR RIFLE NATIONALS will be held at the Parafed Auckland range on the weekend of 9-10...

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Air Rifle 


The Air Rifle season kicked off with the Designated Air Rifle match in Auckland. Great numbers attended the first designated match for the season at the Parafed Auckland Shooting Club range in Mt Eden, Auckland. It was fantastic to see some shooters returning to back to the sport after a few years away. A number...

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North vs South Photos 

Inter-Island and NZ team photos 2018 Most of the team photos taken at the North vs South dinner have now been distributed - the North Island photos at the North Island champs, and the South Island photos to Association people who were at the recent Secondary schools shoot in Rangiora . This saves a considerable amount...

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Secondary Schools Match 

Results from Day Two

Day Two of the 2018 Inter-Secondary Schools Inter-Island match started early for those shooting in the New Zealand team. This match is shot with only whole scores, no inners, and is then "posted" to the British Schools group who shoot early next year. NEW ZEALAND TEAM Results The...

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Secondary Schools match 

Results from Day One

Day One of the 2018 Inter-Secondary Schools Inter-Island match in Rangiora saw the school team placings swap a number of times during the 3 rounds shot, and it was great to see such close competition. Congratulations to the 2018 winners, Ashburton College, with a total score of 877.42. Feilding High School came in second with 873.27,...

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Candyman Cup 2018 

The 2018 Candyman Cup winners are Manawatu. The Candyman Cup was donated in 1981 by Doug Linkhorn, proprietor of Empire Confectionery for competition between the winners of the North Island Rees Scroll at Teams of Ten, and the South Island Andrew & Faulkner Shield shoots. The 2018 match was shot between Manawatu and Marlbourough,...

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2018 Postal RESULTS 

Seasons Aggregate and Inter-Association

2018 Indoor Postals RESULTS - Congratulations to the 2018 Winners Indoor Postal Results are now completed, and results for the Season's Aggregate and Inter-Association matches can be found below. Medals and datebars will be sent out to Clubs and prize payouts will be made to Clubs and Associations for distributon to shooters soon....

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Air Rifle Postals 


Congratulations to the 2018 Mens Air Rifle Postal winner Lachie McNair, and 2018 Womens Air Rifle Postal winner Jess Riddle. 2018 Air Rifle Postal RESULTS Lachie McNair ...

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Late addition to TSNZ Indent 

- Eley Action -

There has been a late addition to the 2018 TSNZ Indent Order. Eley have announced a new line of target ammunition called Action. This has up to now only been available in USA, but is now being offered to NZ shooters. Please see below information on this new ammuntion line, along with a new Indent Order form (V2) including...

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TSNZ Challenge 

Secondary School Results

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 TSNZ Challenge Secondary Schools Postal Shooting Competition: Top School Ashburton College Top Girl Lanelle McArthur Top Boy Lachie McNair Top Teams Girls - Ashburton College #1 ...

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Titipounamu Results 2018 

Congratulations to WAIKATO

Thanks again to all the Associations that competed in this years competition. A couple of Associations didn't compete this year, hopefully they will return next year. Congratulations to the winner, Waikato. A very solid performance averaging a touch over 294 per shooter. Previous years scores for all the teams makes interesting reading....

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Secondary Schools Nationals 

Entries close 15th September

Remember to get your Secondary Schools Nationals team entries in to the TSNZ Office and paid by 15th September. The event is in Rangiora this year, on 29 - 30 September. 2018 Secondary School Nationals entry & info

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Police Firearms Project 


In Police’s effort to review and improve the administration of the Arms Act, the Arms Act Service Delivery Group is looking closely at how Police can best deliver firearms related services to the public in a timely, consistent, and cost effective manner. In June, the team met with staff, the firearms community...

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New Club Member Rewards 

Congratulations to the Clubs who have increased their membership numbers this year! As a reward for the best increases TSNZ has great pleasure in providing Eley Sport ammunition to the following Clubs: Highest NUMBER of new members: 1st - Brooklyn Club, 12 new members - 1,500...

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National Indoor Champs 

Prize Payouts

Prize Payouts for 2018 NIC Shooters go into the Association bank accounts on 7th September; it is then up to the Associations to distribute the payouts to the shooters who shot at their venue. Each Grade receives $145 for 1st, $125 for 2nd and $100 for 3rd. Then how many more payouts are made for each Grade depends on the...

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ISSF World Champs, Changwon 

Update 2 - after 50m Prone matches

Our NZ shooters at the ISSF World Champs in Changwon, Korea, have now all shot their Prone Elimination matches. In the Men's match 60 of the 111 men entered in the Elimination round moved on to the Competition match that was shot today - final...

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30th August - NDC 2018 FINAL - RESULTS In Division One of the A Leaue Waikato Thoroughbreds finished up on top with a good win over Manawatu Marauders by 15 - 1. Outstanding scores were Waikato's Rory McLeod with 100.10 and Manawatu's Peter Neilson 200.15. In Division 2 Eastern Force also had a good win over Southern...

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INDENT ordering 

for early 2019 delivery

2018 INDENT ORDER Every year TSNZ makes a bulk ammunition purchase of Eley .22 target ammunition, and TSNZ Members, Clubs, and Associations are able to order in advance from this, at special Indent prices. Now is the time to put your order in to TSNZ, so that you can take advantage of these special prices. Indent orders and payment are due with...

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AGM Remits and Registration information 

are now on the Members/AGM page

Information for the 2018 TSNZ AGM to be held in Wellington on 27th October has now been emailed out to all the Association Secretaries, and is also on the AGM page in the MEMBERS section of our TSNZ website. Associations should be meeting up between now and the AGM to decide how they wish their AGM Delegates to vote on the Remits and other...

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Postal results due in by 31st August 

A reminder that Inter-Association, Seasons Aggregate and Secondary Schools Challenge Postal results are all due in at the Office by 31st August. Late results can't be accepted, so remember to send them in time, especially if you are posting by NZ Post snail-mail. And if you've really left it to the last minute, you...

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North Island vs Scotland 

Team selection

North Island vs Scotland Match Teams - 2018 The match is to be held at Palmerston North, Sunday 23rd September 2018 (after the North Island Open). The range will be open for practice at 8:30am, first squad at 9.30am. Emergencies shoot and qualify for badge and date bar. At the conclusion of the shoot the presentation...

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Indoor Postal RESULTS 

Congratulations to the winners of the Individual and Inter-Club Postal competitions for 2018: INDIVIDUAL Master Grade – Allison Archer, Te Puke - 593.33 A Grade – Sheryl Guyton, Wakefield - 591.30 B Grade – Mike Biggs, Richmond - 587.31 C Grade...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Ray Taylor 

Ray Taylor was a long-time member of the Christchurch Association, and passed away on August 19th. TAYLOR, Raymond Wills (Ray): On August 19, 2018, peacefully at Burwood Hospital, aged 95 years, dearly loved twin brother and brother-in-law of the late Roy and Sylvia, loved uncle of Jackie and Charley; Robin and Bill; Stephen and Sue;...

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North vs South Final Results 

Congratulations to our 2018 North vs South winners: JUNIORS: NZSRA Junior Cup - South Island Nan Barlow Memorial Cup - Top Scorer Inter-Island Junior Match - Greg Bengston Marchant Trophy - Top Scorer Aggregate Island and NZ Team - Greg Bengston WOMEN: Craig Shield - North Island MacDowall...

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Sunday matches at North vs South 

Sunday at North vs South saw the NZ and Derby matches being shot. NZ Junior, Veterans, Womens and Open teams posted scores for their matches against the UK’s Home Counties, who shoot later this year. NZ Junior Team Scores NZ Veterans Team Scores NZ Women's Team Scores ...

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North vs South - Saturday results 

from Nelson

North vs South update from Nelson The Veterans and Juniors started out the day at 8.30am, then followed by the Womens Team around 12.00. The day finished up with the Open Teams shooting from 2.30. Tomorrow (Sunday) will see the NZ Team matches starting at 8.30 (practice from 7.30), and all those not in the NZ teams shooting the Derby...

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Safe Travels and Good Luck 

to everyone travelling to Nelson this weekend for the 2018 Inter-Island Match.

Good shooting to everyone travelling to Nelson for the annual North vs South NZ Inter-Island match this weekend:

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NDC Results 

from 9th August

9th August - Semi-Final (A-League) & Round 3 (B-League) - RESULTS Well thats the A-League Semi Finals over for this year. In the First Division it was good to see that Taranaki got a bit closer in the Open but in the end Waikato pulled ahead for the 14 - 0 win. The second Semi Final...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Trevor Black. 

It is with sadness that we advise that Trevor Black passed away this morning (9th August), peacefully at Middlemore Hospital after a short illness. Trevor was a long-time shooter and very well-respected Life Member of TSNZ; more details are to follow soon on Trevor’s involvement in TSNZ. A funeral for Trevor is to...

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NRA request for volunteers 

for 2019 Long Range World Champs

The National Rifle Association of New Zealand has the pleasure of being the hosts for the 2019 Long Range World Championship and the Palma Team Match. The Palma Match and the more recently introduced Individual Long Range World Championship...

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Congratulations to the Grade winners:

Congratulatons to the winners of the 2018 National Indoor Championship match shot this weekend at 12 venues around NZ: MASTER GRADE - Chris Harrison 1st, Jamie Bonis 2nd, Martin Hunt 3rd (45 shooters) A GRADE - Mary Goodwin 1st, Robbie McNair 2nd, Jeanette Kinsey 3rd (49 shooters) B GRADE...

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Andrew & Faulkner 


Target Shooting Nelson hosted the Andrew & Faulkner Shield match on their Saxton Field range on 28 July, with 12 teams competing, plus 2 half teams and 5 Junior teams, a total of 172 competitors. The 18 mound Nelson range worked well, and this will be a good shakedown for Nelson, who are hosting the Inter-Island match in three weeks...

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Manawatu Open 2018 

The Manawatu Open this year had 101 smallbore entries and 6 Air Rifle. Air Rifle is down considerably from last year - the lack of Ranges, Clubs and Competitions is having a very marked effect on attendance. Owen Bennett was once again our Men’s Air Rifle Champion although Lachie McNair improved 14 points on last...

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North vs South Update 


Many thanks to the following, who have been appointed at Team Managers for the 2018 North vs South teams: NORTH ISLAND Open Team - Alison Fursdon Womens Team - Sandra Reesby Junior Team - Ravi de Silva Veterans Team - Elizabeth Taylor ...

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NZ takes out Slazenger, Womens AND Junior matches 

in 50m Prone

Congratulations to the 2018 Slazenger, Womens, and Junior Teams who shot their 50m Prone match at the TSNZ Outdoor Nationals in February this year – Australia have just held their TRA National Championships in Brisbane, and NZ had a win in ALL three sections! The Slazenger match was incredibly close,...

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National Indoor Champs 

- the first weekend in August

TSNZ National Indoor Champs (NIC) is on Sunday 5th August, with a few ranges having permission to hold it on the Friday or Saturday of that same weekend. Head along to one of the 12 hosting ranges around NZ and test yourself against other shooters in your grade. Medals plus great prize money is on offer. Entry fee for all grades...

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North vs South Teams named 

Congratulations to all those shooters who have qualified for North vs South teams for the 2018 match to be held in Nelson on the weekend of 18-19 August. Shooters have been named in alphabetical order, but the Emergency and On Call shooters are ranked in order of selection. Note that the On Call shooters do not need to travel to...

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North Island vs Scotland nomination 


This is a reminer asking for nominations for the North Island vs Scotland match. Nominations should be sent directly to the North Island Secretary Janet Hunt by email (preferred) at janethunt@xtra.co.nz. Nominees please indicate if you are nominating for the Open team or Junior team (or both) and include an email or mobile no, so we can...

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North vs South ranking 

- check your scores

The final matches of the North vs South ranking period have now been held, and results are all up on our website. Those scores are also now in the North vs South ranking lists - so now is the time to have a quick check of your scores and let the Office know if there need to be any amendments. ...

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Sports Psychologist to be at the JDS Camp 

Any questions you'd like to ask?

This weekend Dr Warren Smith will be at the Junior Development Squad (JDS) camp in Auckland. We are extremely excited to have him work with the juniors, coaches and manager. Warren has a wealth of experience and has held many roles relating to high performance sport. These have included working as the Programme Manager of...

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Wellington Provincial Champs 

now underway

Matches began on 9th June for the 2018 Wellington Provincial Champs. All TSNZ 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 your worst score will be discarded Trophies are awarded in all grades at the North Island Champs...

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