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New Air Rifle Match 

NZ vs Australia

Inaugural ANZAC APPEAL Air Rifle Match Australia vs New Zealand TSNZ Air Rifle Shooters have been invited to compete against their Australian neighbours in the first ANZAC APPEAL AIr Rifle Match Shooting can take place on your home range, one 60-shot match completed between 19th and 21st April. ...

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Outdoor Postals - RESULTS 

OUTDOOR POSTAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022-24 Congratulations to the winners of the 2023-24 Outdoor Postal Championships A Grade - Martin Hunt (590), Manawatu B Grade - Cam Gibbons (584), Nelson C Grade – David Baigent (574), Nelson D Grade – Gracie Williams (563), Manawatu ...

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NDC Draws and Dates 

Thanks to all those who have entered NDC for 2024. Sadly, Otago Blue and Golds and the Hutt Valley Wasps have not joined us this season, and with the renamed Auckland team, The A Team,...

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2024 Secondary Schools Inter-Island Match 

now over 2 days in Blenheim

2024 Inter-Secondary Schools Inter-Island Match Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th September Blenheim Rifle Club, Athletic Park, Brewer St, Blenheim Following feedback received after the last few years of this match being a one day multi-island multi-venue event since Covid, the TSNZ Executive...

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New appointments 

TSNZ Executive

TSNZ welcomes the two new members of the Executive team, appointed in March 2024: EXECUTIVE OFFICER - Paul Turner Paul has been involved in shooting for many years, and has a weatlh of experience with TSNZ administration, having previously been both an Executive Member and Vice-President, and currently...

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TSNZ Weekend Workshops 

The new TSNZ Weekend Workshops run in Palmerston North last weekend were a great success. Those who came benefitted from a variety of presented topics, and took away lots of new resources. The programme had plenty of time to enjoy a chat, get hands-on with equipment available through both TSNZ Trading and Shooting Stuff, and...

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Marlborough Wairau Champs now in NELSON 

The usual Outdoor Range at Wairau is not available for the upcoming Champs matches on 9 - 10 March, so please note the change in venue to NELSON. The matches will be held at the Nelson Pistol Club Range in Golden Downs. Pre-squadding is available.

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Outdoor Nationals 

Day 6 Results

The Final Day of the 2024 TSNZ Outdoor Nationals, and there appeared to be some tired shooters (and helpers) after a long week. The first events were the international matches, with the full squad of 22 shooting the Slazenger and the top 10 of those also for the Wakefield matches at the same time, followed by the 6 Juniors who were...

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Outdoor Nationals Day 5 

Results

Day 5 - another great day, weather-wise, and the scores show it, especially in the Men's match in the morning. Congratulations to Ryan Taylor who topped the Men's Qualification Match with 626.9, more than 8 points ahead of the next shooter on 618.8. CLICK HERE for the Mens Qualification Match RESULTS The...

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Outdoor Nationals Day 4 

Results and Teams

Day 4 of the TSNZ Outdoor Nationals is a very busy one. The weather played nice pretty much all day, although it was hot and lots of shooters looked wrung out by the end. First up was the Womens National Championship Match - congratulations to Janet for the win this year with an excellent score. The scores from this match are...

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Outdoor Nationals Day 3 

Results

Day 3 of the 2024 Outdoor Nationals was warm and sunny - lots of mirage to contend with out on the range today, as well as some fickle breezes a bit later on. The day started with the C Graders shooting the second match of their Graded competition, followed by the B Graders then the A and D Graders, with some great scores coming...

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Outdoor Nationals Day 2 

Results

We had better weather in Day 2 of the TSNZ Outdoor Nationals - thank goodness! Still a little blustery and very overcast at the start of the day, but still an improvement on Day 1. The competition at the top of Benchrest is fierce, with only one point separating the top two today. Graeme holds on to the Aggregate by 9 points though, so...

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Outdoor Nationals Day 1 

Results

Day 1 of the 2024 TSNZ Outdoor Nationals kicked off with the 50m 3P competition. Unfortunately we only had 2 entries this year, but the men did well to cope with the rain at the start of the match and the blustery winds throughout. Well done to Owen Bennett who top scored in the Qualification Match against Sean Moriarty, and also took out...

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Air Rifle Nationals 

Cancelled due to lack of entries

Unfortunately another TSNZ AIr Rifle competition has had to be cancelled due to lack of entries. The 2024 Air Rifle Nationals to have been held in Auckland on 2-3 March has not had sufficient entries to run the competition.

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Outdoor Nationals Update 

OUTDOOR NATIONALS UPDATE - 13.2.24 Squadding details and an Event Update were emailed out to competitors on 13th February. Unfortunately the gremlins had got in and some of the dates on that version of squadding were incorrect, however the match details in the Programme included were correct. The squadding has now been corrected...

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TRA Online Competition 

50m Prone & 3P, 10m Air

TSNZ Shooters have been invited to participate in the 2024 Target Rifle Australia Online Competition. Events are 50m Prone and 3P, 10m Air Rifle and 10m Supported Air Rifle. The competition is the 5 highest scoring rounds from the 10 rounds possible, shot in the last week of each month, February to November. ...

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TSNZ Weekend Workshops 

Palmerston North

The first of the new TSNZ Weekend Workshops it to be held in Palmerston North on 2 - 3 March. This event is a result of the feedback received at the Shooters Forum after the 2023 AGM. The idea and topics were suggested by YOU, our Members, so now is the time to come along and support the event. Please email the TSNZ OFFICE...

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Outdoor NATIONALS 

Entries and News

The Hosts of the 2024 Outdoor Nationals are pleased to announce that Pub Charity has come onboard as a sponsor of the Nationals. We are now able to offer shooters a rebate on their fees as Pub Charity has sponsored some of the cost of targets. The exact amount will be worked out after the event. This is on top of the sponsorship...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Bryan Ashby 

Bryan Ashby, a member of Ashley Association has passed away recently. Passed away peacefully and on his own terms on January 20, 2024, aged 72 years. Dearly loved husband of Jan. Adored and admired father and father-in-law of Qweston, Katie and Lawrence. Loved and treasured Grandad of Zoe, Sophia, and Alexandra. Bryan's family...

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Air Rifle Challenge 2023 

Final Results

Air Rifle Challenge 2023 - December and FINAL RESULTS Congratulations to those few of our Air Rifle shooters who managed to complete the four required matches for this competition. This match is a great way to keep up a focus on training, and to judge progress over the 6 month period. Hopefully we will...

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Gmail declining messages 

We have been receiving an increasing number of refusals lately by GMAIL to deliver TSNZ emails, saying they have been detected as unsolicited spam. This is not something that we can fix from our end unfortunately, so if you are NOT receiving messages that you would expect to get, please be sure to add TSNZ to your trusted emails list....

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Executive Officer Vacancy 

Applications now open

Applications are now open for the position of TSNZ Executive Officer. Jackie Lindsay has been back in this role since May last year, and with her contract expiring at the end of April, TSNZ is now looking for an enthusiastic and capable person to take on the role from then. Hours are variable and the...

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New Years Honours 

Neil Walker - QSM

New Years Honours List - Otago Daily Times, 30 December 2023 WILLIAM NEIL WALKER QSM - Waihola - Services to outdoor bowls and smallbore rifle shooting Neil Walker says his Queen’s Service Medal is testament to just getting out there and pitching in. The Waihola resident said he had...

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TSNZ and Shooting Stuff 

Target Shooting NZ is excited to announce that they are now the owners of Shooting Stuff, and from 30 December will be running sales through the Shootingstuff.co.nz website alongside TSNZ Trading. Nick and Julie have done a great...

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Need new gear? 

Check out TSNZ Trading

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Air Rifle Challenge Results 

October and November

Air Rifle Challenge 2023 - October and November results There was only one shooter in the October match for the 2023 Challenge Postals - well done to Sean Moriarty for getting this match shot. November saw more of our shooters getting back into it, and there's only one more match to go before final results are decided....

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Membership Incentive Awards 

2023

Congratulations to those TSNZ Clubs who both signed up new Members in 2023 AND increased their overall Membership Numbers. The Membership Incentive Awards for 2023 saw a tie in all 3 levels of the Highest NUMBER increase section, and clear winners in the Highest PERCENTAGE increase section. With there being no...

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Thinking of buying a new rifle? 

NOW is the time to do it

Ruth at TSNZ Trading has just been advised by Anschutz that their rifle prices will be rising on 1st January. So NOW is the time to buy! Anyone who orders and pays a deposit on a new AHG Rifle before 31st December can still get it at the old price. Contact Ruth at targetshootingnztrading@gmail.com or 027 666 2811...

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Nicole McKee (ACT) announced as Associate Minister of Justice, Firearms 

With the Coalition Agreement between National, NZ First, and ACT being announced today, ACT have presented their list of their policies that have been adopted in the agreement. The one of most significance to TSNZ and our Members is that ACT intend to: "Immediately begin to repeal and replace Part 6 of the Arms...

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TSNZ President and Deputy-President 

Positions confirmed

The TSNZ AGM held on 28th October 2023 concluded with the position of TSNZ President remaining vacant, with no nominations having been received for a Postal Ballot and no nominations received from the floor at the AGM. This left the Executive with the responsibility of filling the vacancy by appointment. At the...

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Air Rifle Matches - date change 

Awapuni & Totara Rd Air

This is to advise of a change to the two planned Designated Air Rifle matches on the TSNZ Calendar for 2 and 3 December 2023. Unfortunately, due to a variety of reasons, Manawatu Association are unable to host these matches on those dates. One match, Totara Rd Air, is now re-scheduled for Saturday 27th January 2024, and will follow...

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Oceania Final Day 

So all week we've been practicing in heat, sun, and stong-ish left to right winds. Today the 50m Prone match gave us rain, dull light and fickle breezes - quite the challenge. Congratulations to: Mens Oceania Championship - NZ A Team - Martin Hunt, Owen Bennett and Ryan Booth - Bronze Womens Oceania Championship - Shania...

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Oceania 3P results 

It was "marathon day" for our 3P shooters today - all 5 of them shot the 3 x 20 match and then moved into their respective finals. Top-soring NZ Woman was Piper Benbow in both the Qualifcation and Final, while in the Men's match Owen Bennett was the top NZ score in the Qualification but was overtaken by Shaun Jeffery in the the...

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Oceania Mixed Pairs - Air Rifle 

It was another great day on the Air Rifle Range in Brisbane. We had three teams competing in the Air Rifle Mixed Pairs event, and all three NZ teams made it through to the final. It was another nerve-wracking final but the shooters did well. Congratulations to Owen Bennett and Issy Adams for winning Silver, and Sean Moriary and Piper Benbow...

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Oceania Update 

Oceania Championship 2023 - Brisbane, Australia The TSNZ team of 50m Prone, 3P, and Air Rifle shooters have been arriving in Brisbane over the past few days, and have been faced with temperatures up to 31 degrees and strong sea breezes. We're now all here, and enjoyed a team barbecue last night, along with team photos and a Manager's...

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Indent Announcement Delay 

Information on the new 2023 TSNZ Ammunition Indent process is now available from the MEMBERS / AMMUNITION page of our website. Log in to the Members Section to access this information. Orders and payment are due to TSNZ by 30th November, with delivery expected in April 2024. Note that retail pricing of ammunition has now been...

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Titipounamu Results 2023 

TITIPOUNAMU 2023 To all the Associations who competed in this year's competition, thanks, your efforts keep this competition alive and well. This year we had 9 Associations taking part. Notably 3 from the South Island. The team scores were well above average and in any other year, any of the top 3 would...

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TSNZ Ammo Indent 

Announcement

Indent forms and pricing for Eley ammunition will be available by 1st November, and emails will be sent out to Associations, Clubs and Members then with further details. Indent pricing is expected to be close to the current stock prices, apart from Tenex which will need to increase. Indent orders and payments will be due back at TSNZ...

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B-Grade Teams of Five 

Results

Target Shooting Hutt Valley's B Grade Teams of 5 Inter-Association match 2023 Congratulations to winners Taranaki No 1. CLICK HERE for a PDF of the Results

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MSRA Roof Raffle 

Many thanks to those who contributed to the Manawatu Association's range re-roofing project by purchasing raffle tickets recently, and at North v South. This was drawn at the Association Dinner on Saturday night, and winners were: 1st, $1,000 - Ticket 1902 - Jeremiah 2nd, $500 - Ticket 1613 - Mike Homan 3rd,...

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Wellington Provincial Champs 

2023 Results

Wellington Provincial Champs 2023 Congratulations to the 2023 winners for their best five of the six Wellington Provincial matches at Hutt Valley, Wairarapa, Wanganui, Wellington, Manawatu and Horowhenua: Master Grade - Ryan Taylor A Grade - Wayne Garlick B Grade - Edwin Bode C Grade - Gracie Williams D Grade - Regan Powell ...

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Air Rifle Challenge 

September results

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AGM and Shooters Forum 

Registrations due by 7 October

This is a reminder to get Registrations for the 2023 AGM and Shooters Forum in to TSNZ by 7th October. You can find all the information and forms, including REMITS, on the AGM 2023 page in the MEMBERS section of our website.

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Targets 

Price increase

There has been an increase in TSNZ target prices due to increased production costs. This applies to sales from 1 October 2023, and covers 25yd, 20yd, fanfold and 6-bull targets. Air targets remain unchanged. New prices: 20yd - $355 per thousand 25yd - $440 per thousand Fanfold - $230 per thousand 6-Bull - $225 per...

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Auckland AIr Designated Matches 

Cancelled

It is with regret that the Air Designated Matches due to be held in Auckland on 14 - 15 October have been cancelled due to lack of entries.

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Alf Blewden 

It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Alf Blewden, peacefully at 91. Alf was originally a member of the Kumeu Smallbore Rifle Club in the early 1960's and its Secretary from 1966. Alf was a key member of the building of the Waitakere Smallbore Rifle Club in 1972, when the Kumeu SRC was closed down. Alf continued...

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North Island v Scotland 

50th Anniversary

2023 North Island vs Scotland This year was the 50th Anniversary of the North Island v Scotland Match, which was celebrated with NZ flags, a cake and morning tea, on 24th September in Palmerston North. There were a large amount of nominations this year which reflects the interest that shooters have in...

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Candyman Cup 2023 

Congratulations to Christchurch, 2023 Candyman Cup winners. The Candyman Cup was donated in 1981 by Doug Linkhorn, proprietor of Empire Confectionery (hence the name of the Cup), for competition between the winners of the North Island’s “Rees Scroll” at Teams of Ten, and the South Island’s “Andrew...

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Shooters' Forum 

following 2023 AGM

TSNZ is hosting a Shooters' Forum following this year's AGM in Christchurch, and all TSNZ Members are invited to take part. It will be held on Sunday 29th October, 9am-11am, at the Sudima Christchurch Airport Hotel. Both AGM Delegates and non-Delegates are welcome to attend, and this is an opportunity...

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Air Rifle Challenge 2023 

August results

Air RIfle Challenge results are out for August. It's good to see the improvements these shooters have made since last month, keep it up.

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