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Waitomo Open POSTAL 

Entry date extended

Te Awamutu Smallbore Club are hosting the new Waitomo Open Postal event, and have now extended the date for entries to Monday 8th June. They have also been asked for an address to send cheques to for entry fees - post to Te Awamutu Smallbore Rifle Club, PO Box 333, Te Awamutu 3840 The Club has already received entries...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Harry Hendricks 

Harry Hendricks passed away last Thursday and his funeral was held yesterday (1 June). Harry was a foundation member of the Coronation Smallbore Rifle Club (now Coronation Target Shooting Club) and was instrumental in the construction of the range and clubrooms in West Street, Ashburton. Harry was President, Captain and Coach for extended...

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Covid-19 Guidance Update 

Champs Matches

With a number of changes to Alert Level 2 operating from midday today (Friday 29th May), in particular the number for mass gatherings rising to 100, the TSNZ Executive have again updated the TSNZ Covid-19 Guidance: TSNZ Covid-19 Guidance – 28 May TSNZ Level 2 Risk Management ...

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Championship Matches 

Update

The 2020 Indoor Championship season has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 restrictions placed by the NZ Government on travel, gathering sizes and physical distancing. Due to these restrictions it is not practical to hold any Championship matches until NZ enters Alert Level 1. Proposed changes to...

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

PRYCE, Raymond Douglas (Ray). On May 21, 2020 peacefully in Hospice Wanganui. After a short illness, aged 75 years. Loved husband of Colleen. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Karl and Rochelle (Sam) (Wellington), Twins Glenn and Anthony (both deceased), Gavin and Francie, Kylie (London), and Clare. A loving grandad of Jackson, Cooper;...

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Alert Level 2 

President's Announcement

Hi to all our Clubs, Associations, and Members, In the current, rapidly changing COVID-19 environment, your Executive has been trying to keep up to date with all the changes and the implications for our Clubs and members. I would like to thank all the Executive members who have assisted our Executive Officer to draft and revise...

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Sport NZ funding available 

Sport NZ have today announced a $25 million package to provide further short-term relief for the sport sector, and TSNZ Clubs and Associations will be able to apply for this. Applications will open on Monday 11th May, and will be via your nearest Regional Sports Trust. Clubs and Associations can apply for an immediate...

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Alert Level 2 changes 

The "outline" for Alert Level 2 has been released by the Government today (7th May), with far more detail now available than when the TSNZ Covid-19 Guidance document was put together back in April. The TSNZ Executive are having their usual Executive Meeting, but via ZOOM, this Saturday (9th May), and reviewing the...

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TSNZ Trading 

Freight-Free May

FREIGHT-FREE May! Usually in May TSNZ Trading sets up shop at the North Island Teams of Ten event, and purchases there can be picked up Freight-Free. But not so this year. So instead, we're offering FREIGHT-FREE MAY. All purchases (apart from rifles and stocks) through TSNZ Trading ordered and paid for in May will...

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Covid-19 

TSNZ Guidance

TSNZ realises that these are trying times for our Associations and Clubs, and we thank you all for your commitment to keeping members safe. To assist in your activities and planning, TSNZ has developed the attached Covid-19 Guidance relating to changes in each Covid-19 Alert Level. Please note that this document is subject...

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TSNZ Trading 

Deliveries resume under Level 3

With NZ entering Covid Alert Level 3 on Tuesday 28th April, deliveries from TSNZ Trading will be able to start up again, so if you've already ordered and paid for any items they should be on their way soon after that. Any new orders can also be sent out as they're processed. Please feel free to contact Ruth at targetshootingnztrading@gmail.com if...

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Teams of Ten update 

Teams of Ten 2021 The Teams of Ten event will be be hosted by the Manawatu Association in 2021, with the 2020 event now being officially cancelled. Thank you Taranaki for your prompt response to Manawatu's request to host the 60th anniversary team shoot. Taranaki will shift to hosting in 2022.Of course this all depends...

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TSNZ Trading update 

Please continue to support your TSNZ Trading facility if you are looking to update or change your shooting equipment. We are happy to take orders or sales during the current Alert Level 4 lockdown, and items will be posted out as soon as possible when the Alert Level allows it. There is plenty of general stock on hand as stocking up for...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of 

Warren Wilton

Warren Wilton, of Putaruru Smallbore Rifle Club, sadly passed away on 2nd April following a vehicle accident in Tokoroa on 1st April. Published in The New Zealand Herald on Apr. 8, 2020: WILTON, Warren Albert. Suddenly, on the 2nd April 2020, Aged 72 years. Dearly loved husband of Naera. Much loved Dad and father-in-law of Jenny,...

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2020 Membership Fees 

Message from the Executive

Hello to our Associations, Clubs and Members, After the first week of lockdown, the TSNZ Executive hopes you are all safe, well, and coping with life within your bubble. We appreciate that the lockdown phase and the period after will have a major impact on normal life and everyone's finances and we thank you for your...

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Outdoor Postal Results 

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019-20 Outdoor Postal Championships A Grade - Chris Harrison, Southern Hawkes Bay B Grade - Stephanie McNair, Southern Hawkes Bay C Grade – David Green, Manawatu D Grade – Rudolf Britz, Hawkes Bay (amended 3/4) Veterans – David...

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2020 Fees and Affiliations 

The TSNZ Executive understands that a major issue for Members, Clubs and Associations will be what fees they will be expected to pay for the 2020 season. The Executive is currently looking at all aspects of this, and expects to have information available later next week. Issues being taken into account are wide-ranging, and will include...

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Covid-19 Statement Update 

TSNZ events

TSNZ Executive - Covid-19 Statement 23/03/20 Hello to our Associations, Clubs and members, Firstly, the TSNZ Executive hope you are all safe and well, despite the chaotic week we have all experienced. The country has gone from 6 COVID-19 cases last Monday to over 100 cases in...

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South Island Coaching CANCELLED 

Balclutha and Dunedin

Following the announcement today for all New Zealanders to limit domestic travel to help contain the Covid-19 crisis, the remaining two coaching sessions in Balclutha and Dunedin yet to be run by Jon Phillipps and Helen Freiman are now cancelled. Sincere apologies to those who have yet to attend one of the two courses, and please...

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Covid-19 update 

TSNZ Events

The TSNZ Executive is currently monitoring the Covid-19 situation in this constantly changing environment. We have scheduled an Executive meeting for Monday to discuss a number of issues and will release a detailed statement on Tuesday 24th regarding TSNZ events. Thanks for your patience and keep safe. Best Regards, ...

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Andrew & Faulkner CANCELLED 

Hi all In a rapidly changing situation, and with the Government announcing yesterday (19 March) the ban on gatherings of more than 100 people indoors, the Executive of South Island Target Shooting Association has decided to CANCEL this years Andrew and Faulkner in Ashburton in July 2020. Our plan for the hosting for next year's...

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Teams of Ten POSTPONED 

Firstly apologies to those Associations who have not had time to discuss Teams of Ten. In a rapidly changing situation, the Government announced today (19th March) the ban on gatherings of more than 100 people indoors. This has forced our decision to postpone the holding of ToT in May 2020. However the majority of Associations have replied...

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JDS Camp cancelled 

After discussion with the TSNZ office and in light of the Covid-19 situation, the decision has been made to cancel the April JDS camp. This is unfortunate but is a necessary step. We will wait and see how "things" progress and when it appears that normality is returning we will restart the JDS program. ...

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Outdoor Nationals photos 

Orders due by Friday 20th March

The last day for ordering 2020 TSNZ Outdoor Nationals Team photos is Friday 20th March. Soon after that the team photos will be posted out directly from the photographer. Click here to go to the OUTDOOR NATIONALS page for the link to order online.

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TSNZ Covid-19 Statement 

TSNZ Executive - Covid-19 Statement 16/03/20 The following is based on Ministry of Health (MoH) advice, which can be found at: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus As of the time of writing this release there were 8 confirmed cases...

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2020 South Island Champs 

What a great weekend at McLeans Island (Christchurch) for the South Island Championships, the weather played nicely (well mostly) over the weekend and a keen bunch of shooters from near and far gathered for the event. The 3x40 3P match on the Saturday morning saw only a couple of keen locals compete in initially cold conditions, with Denva...

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Indoor International Results 

Home Counties vs NZ

Results of the Home Counties (UK) matches shot against NZ, with our scores having been shot at the 2019 North vs South match, have just come in. Congratulations to the winning teams from NZ - Open, Women, and Juniors - and to the Home Counties winners - Veterans and Men. Some great scores were shot including a 400 from Home...

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Seeking a new JDS Manager 

TSNZ is seeking Expressions of Interest from members who would be interested in taking on the voluntary role of JDS Manager. Closing date is 31st March. For more information: Click here to go to the TSNZ JDS page Click here to lodge your Expression of Interest ...

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Outdoor Nationals photos 

The order form for the 2020 Outdoor Nationals Team photos is now on the OUTDOOR NATIONALS page - click here to order yours.

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Website Logins 

If you are having problems logging into our website to get into the MEMBERS section, the first thing you need to do is check your browser. If you are using EDGE you will need to change to something else such as Internet Explorer or Chrome. For some reason the website will not function properly using EDGE, and despite trying, there's no clear...

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NDC 2020 

2020 NDC Entry forms for the 2020 NDC competition were emailed out to Association Secretaries along with other Association Pack items on 6th March. Entries are due back in by 31st March. 2020 NDC RULES and ENTRY FORM (Note - Rules amended 10.3.20 to show a correct B-League Handicap example) NDC Rule changes for 2020 ...

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Outdoor Nationals 

FINAL DAY and PHOTOS

The final day of the 2020 Outdoor Nationals at Tokoroa started seriously and ended in hilarity. The first two matches of the day saw the International teams shooting for Slazenger, Wakefield and Drew scores – this was the serious part. Some new NZ Record scores were shot by our Juniors, with Stephanie McNair top-scoring with a...

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Outdoor Nationals 

DAY 6

Day 6 and only one day to go at the 2020 Outdoor Nationals in Tokoroa. The womens International Randle Match was the first on the programme today, with the 12 shooters facing calm conditions – that is, after the fog lifted. This is the first time NZ has fielded a Randle team since 1984, and all the shooters, coaches and supporters...

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OUTDOOR NATIONALS 

Day 5

Day 5 at the 2020 Outdoor Nationals in Tokoroa and the day started with the Womens Championship match being swarmed by mozzies and people (including Range staff and Drug-Free Sport NZ testers) leaping for the bug spray. Conditions continued to be tricky with massive mirage to contend with. Congratulations to the winner...

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Outdoor Nationals 

DAY 4

Day 4 in Tokoroa was HOT HOT HOT. Swirly breezes, shifting mirage, sun and heat – the joys of outdoor shooting. The second part of the Graded Match was shot today, with the C and D Graders going first at 9.30, followed by A Graders at 11.30 and then B Graders at 1.30. While the conditions may not have looked difficult, there...

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Outdoor Nationals 

DAY 3

Day 3 of the 2020 Outdoor Nationals in Tokoroa and the Waikato heat really kicked in, after a slightly chilly start. Squad 1 of the day probably got the worst of the breezes, but the mirage picked up as the day wore on, and many of the shooters in the last squad came off the mound looking totally wrung out. This was the first...

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Outdoor Nationals 

DAY 2

The 2020 Outdoor Nationals continued into Day 2 with the Marathon event of shooting – the 3P. This involves 40 shots kneeling, 40 shots prone, and 40 shots standing, all taking a total of 3 ¼ hours. Those who make it through to the Final then have another 15 shots in each position to shoot before the final winner...

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Outdoor Nationals 

DAY 1

Day 1 of the 2020 Outdoor Nationals in Tokoroa started with 3P practice. Our eight 3P shooters seemed to make the most of the great conditions, conditions which sadly were not to last out the day. The Badge Match came next, with Squad One having to deal with some strong breezes. The new bright orange flags were a challenge for some,...

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Coaching down South 

TSNZ Club Instructors Course and more

The TSNZ Club Instructors Course is being run in Dunedin on 19th March and Invercargill on 25th March by Jon Phillipps. This course is FREE to TSNZ members, and provides some great ideas on helping new members as they join Clubs, and how to train up your existing members to be useful Club Instructors. The sessions that were run last year...

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Outdoor Nationals 

Ammo, Trading and Hats

Some tips for the upcoming Outdoor Nationals TRADING - contact Ruth BEFORE Saturday 22nd if you'd like something from TSNZ Trading brought along to Tokoroa for you. Ruth will be bringing some stock over but can't bring it all this trip, so get in touch if advance if you want something special. targetshootingnztrading@gmail.com ...

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2020 Outdoor Nationals 

Programme and Squadding details

Programme and Squadding details are now available for the 2020 Outdoor Nationals coming up in Tokoroa on 23rd to 29th February. Shooters who have entered will also be receiving a copy of this by email soon. Check your details carefully, and please email Waikato Association at waikatosmallbore@gmail.com if there is...

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TSNZ RECORDS 

3P AIR RIFLE 50m PRONE

A change was made at last years TSNZ AGM to allow 3P, Air Rifle and 50m Prone RECORD SCORES to be shot in Designated Matches as well as team events and matches other than the National Championship Match at the Outdoor and Air Rifle Nationals. This means that shooters who achieve top scores in these extra matches are able to have their...

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Outdoor Nationals entry extension 

Due date for TSNZ Outdoor Nationals entries has been extended to 5pm Monday 3rd February. Following this late fees may apply, so get organised and get your entries in now. 2020 TSNZ Outdoor Nationals Info and Entry Form

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Manawatu Outdoor Champs 

Squadding for Manawatu Championship, Sunday 26th January: SQUAD 1 Grades A and C. START TIME 10.00am 4 Shaun Jeffery 5 Janet Hunt 6 Allison Archer 7 Jolie Carter 8 Grant Taylor 9 David Green 10 Owen Bennett 11 Ian McFetridge...

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Outdoor Reminders 

NATIONALS and POSTAL entries

IMPORTANT REMINDERS for Outdoor Shooters: 2020 Outdoor Nationals ENTRIES are due in by 31st January - if you haven't entered yet, NOW is the time to do it. 2020 Outdoor Nationals INFO and ENTRY FORM 2019-20 Outdoor Postal ENTRIES are due in by 18th...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Dorothy (Dot) Elliott 

Target Shooting Southland, Gore Smallbore Rifle Club regrets to advise of the passing of Dorothy (Dot) Elliott on 27th December 2019. Dot served both as President of the Gore Smallbore Rifle Club and as VP for Eastern Southland Smallbore Rifle Association during recent years. Dot was very involved with club activities and coaching juniors,...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Aussie Chauval 

The Marlborough Smallbore Rifle Association regrets to advise the death of John (Aussie) Chauval on 31 December, aged 84. Until health conditions caused him to miss the 2019 season Aussie had been competing for over 35 years, representing the South Island and New Zealand on a number of occasions. He was a life member of the Blenheim...

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International Results 

2018 and 2019

Results from the 2018 and 2019 outdoor International Matches run by NSRA UK have been a long time coming due to their personnel changes, however we have now received them and what a great read they are for our NZ shooters. In 2018 - The Wakefield OPEN team came 2nd - congratulations to Ryan Taylor,...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of 

Keith Barton

It is with much sadness that Target Shooting Nelson shares news of the passing of Keith Barton on the 5th December 2019 - aged 92 Years. Keith was inducted as a Life Member of Target Shooting Nelson for his service as President over many years, he also played a pivotal roll in the building of the old Nelson range in Paru Paru Road, to which...

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Canterbury Champs 

Canterbury Championships - 14/15 December 2019 It was great to see a keen interested group of shooters attend the Canterbury Champs at the Mcleans Island Range on 14/15 December. As usual there were a few different conditions on offer across the range to shoot on, but for the early risers they had the pick of the best weather - although...

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