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CONGRATULATIONS to our Commonwealth Games Shooters 

Ryan Taylor, Sally Johnston and Janet Hunt

Shooters have now been named for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games - congratulations to Ryan, Sally and Janet, who will all be competing in 50m Prone events. Click here for the full NZOC announcement Men's 50m Prone is on Tuesday 10th April, and the Women's 50m Prone is on Thursday 12th...

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Outdoor Shooters Membership 

and Nationals entries

Reminders for Outdoor & Air Rifle shooters: TSNZ Membership forms for 2018 these were due on on 31st December, but they can still be sent in, so don't forget to update your Membership before entering your first competition for 2018. TSNZ 2018 Membership Form ...

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Australian Nationals 2018 

2018 Australian Nationals - Brisbane Target Rifle Australia has invited TSNZ members to attend the 2018 National Championships hosted by Queensland Target Sports, to be held in Brisbane on 9th - 14th July. Events include 3P, Air Rifle, Benchrest and Prone. ...

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Indoor Match venues 2018 

Confirmation of dates and venues for some key Indoor Matches in 2018: Teams of Ten - 12 May - Baypark Arena, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga Andrew & Faulkner - 28 July - Saxton Range, Nelson North vs South - 18 August - Saxton Range, Nelson Secondary...

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It is with sadness we advise that Stan Turner 

passed away on 29th December.

Stan Turner originally shot with the Palmerston North Smallbore Rifle Club, based at the (now non-existent) Palmerston North Albert Street range. Stan started smallbore shooting in 1968 and quickly rose to the top level. He shot in an era when smallbore shooting was very strong all around the country and he represented Manawatu...

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ISSF Rules - 2nd reprint 

Changes in effect 1 January 2018

The ISSF Administrative Council has approved Rule changes that will come into effect on 1 January 2018. These new rules will become part of the 2nd Reprint of the EDITION 2017 Rule Book. Areas that will directly affect our TSNZ shooters include: new 10m...

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Commonwealth Games 2018 

Commonwealth Games 2018 - Gold Coast, Australia The selection period for the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held in Australia in April has now closed, with the last TSNZ Designated Match for selection being held on 10th December. At closing there were 11 shooters over the NZSF disciplines of Smallbore, Pistol,...

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Logging in to the Members Section 

Apologies to all those TSNZ Members who have had difficulties logging in to the Members Section recently. The problem has now been fixed, and all logins should now be working. In some cases you may need to clear your browser's cache before the repaired login will work, as this will remove the history of unsuccessful login attempts....

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Outdoor Nationals 2018 

Programme and Entry Form

TSNZ OUTDOOR & AIR RIFLE NATIONALS PALMERSTON NORTH, 17th - 24th February 2018 The matches that were previously named as ISSF matches are now NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP matches. Benchrest competition is run over 2 x 60 shot matches - you can shoot these on any of the 4 available Benchrest days. ...

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Totara Rd & Awapuni Air matches 

Totara Rd / Awapuni Air Rifle Champs - 11-12 November 2017 - 8 keen Air Rifle shooters attended the two Air Rifle Designated Matches held in Palmerston North. The best part of the weekend was Owen Bennett shooting a Commonwealth Games MQS on both days and backing it up with two great finals. Although numbers were down we...

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YOG / Oceania/ CSF 

at Brisbane

The Oceania Shooting Federation (OSF) competition in Brisbane took on a whole new life this year (2017), as it was combined with the Commonwealth Shooting Federation (CSF) test event and the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Qualifying event. This meant much larger entry numbers than usual, and shooters attending from a much wider range of countries....

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Wairau / Marlborough Champs 

Day 3 of the Wairau event was 3P day - with a few hardy souls contesting both the Mens and Womens event in kneeling, prone and standing postions. Unfortunately the spring winds continued to take their toll, with shooters particularly being buffeted around in the standing section. Marlborough 3P 2017 RESULTS ...

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Auckland and Mt Eden Air Matches 

7 - 8 October

The start of the air rifle designated session kicked off with the Designated Air Rifle match in Auckland. Once again we ran the match at the Parafed Auckland Shooting Club fully electronic range in Mt Eden and it was great to have a good number of shooters attend. We thank all the shooters that came from out of town to attend. Many...

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Secondary Schools RESULTS 

22 Secondary Schools Teams entered the 2017 TSNZ match, with 21 schools shooting on the weekend of 30th September to 1st October. The weekend ran extremely well and was so ahead of time at one stage that our Range Officer had to get creative to slow everyone down. Well done to all shooters and managers/scopers to get in and out of the range...

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Indent Orders are due by 30th September 

Remember to get your 2017 Indent Order and payment in to the TSNZ Office by 30th September to take advantage of the great reduction in prices and freight available. TSNZ Indent Explained 2017 TSNZ INDENT ORDER FORM

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Congratulations to 2017 Titipounamu winners 

Mid-Canterbury Association

Thanks to all the Associations that competed again in this years competition, and also to Mid Canterbury who entered for the first time. Congratulations to the winner and first time competitors Mid Canterbury. A narrow win but a win all the same. Previous year's scores for all the teams makes interesting reading. The...

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TSNZ Challenge 

Secondary School Postal RESULTS

TSNZ Challenge Secondary School Postal RESULTS - 2017 Congratulations to our 2017 winners. TSNZ Challenge 2017 - ALL RESULTS TSNZ Challenge - Top Places TSNZ Challenge 2017 - Boys Teams TSNZ Challenge 2017 - GIrls Teams ...

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Air Rifle Postal Results 

Congratulations to the 2017 Mens Air Rifle Postal winner Lachie McNair, and 2017 Womens Air Rifle Postal winner Jess Burgess-Smith. This is the first time this competition has been shot since 2008, and while there were few entiries this year, it is hoped that all our keen air rifle shooters will make a point of competing in 2018. ...

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Candyman Cup 2017 

Congratulations to 2017 winners - Waikato

The 2017 Candyman Cup winners are Waikato. The Candyman Cup was donated in 1981 by Doug Linkhorn, proprietor of Empire Confectionery, for competition between the winners of the North Island’s Rees Scroll at Teams of Ten, and the South Island’s Andrew & Faulkner Shield shoots. The 2017 match...

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B-Grade Teams of 5 Inter-Association Match 

Results for 2017

Congratulations to Hutt Valley for taking out the B-GRADE TEAMS OF FIVE trophy this year. There were 17 teams that entered this year, the most ever! There were 19 originally but 2 had to withdraw because some shooters were not affiliated; I was assured they would be OK next year. This shoot was set up...

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Indoor Postal Results 

- Inter Association and Seasons Aggregate -

Congratulations to the 2017 Season's Aggregate Winners: Master Grade - Allison Archer A Grade - Gavin Riddle B Grade - Samantha Riddle C Grade - Jim Dann D Grade - Greg Bengston Veterans - Doug Gibson 2017 Indoor Postals - Seasons Aggregate RESULTS And congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Inter-Association...

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NDC Final Results 2017 

Congratulations to 2017 NDC Winners! Division One - Manawatu Marauders Division Two - Wellington Tigers Simon Grant Trophy - Highest Individual Aggregate in Round Robin - Pratik Tailor, 1194.85 Siggy's Salver - Highest Junior Aggregate in Round Robin - Kacey McCabe-Shaw, 790.43 Promotion...

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North Island vs Scotland Teams 

To be shot at North Island Open weekend

North Island vs Scotland match To be held at Palmerston North, Sunday 24th September 2017 (after the North Island Open). The range will be open for practice at 8:30am, first squad at 9.30am. Reminder – This is the first day of daylight saving. At the conclusion of the shoot the presentation of...

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National Indoor Champs medal presentations 

took place at the North vs South event

Congratulations again to our National Indoor Championships winners for 2017. The presentation of our first ever NIC medals took place at the North vs South dinner, and medals for those who weren't there have been sent back with their local shooters. ...

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NZ Teams and Derby Match at North vs South 

North vs South is over for another year, and a huge thanks to Manawatu Association for a well-run event. NZ Teams all shot their postal match against Home Counties this morning. Well done in particular to the Women's Team who posted a record score. Then it was the turn of the Derby Teams, whose members are drawn from the...

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Open Team RESULTS 

and Squadding for Sunday

Congratulations to the North Island for a clean sweep at North vs South 2017! Sunday - Practice for the NZ Teams is 7.30 - 8.15, with the team shooting starting at 8.30am. All those not in NZ Teams will be in the Derby Teams, and their matches start at 12.45. And for Sunday evening, don't forget to be at the dinner venue before 6pm to be ready for...

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Junior, Veterans, Womens North/South scores 

North vs South Juniors, Veterans and Womens matches are now complete, and the NZ Teams are final: Junior, Vet, Womens RESULTS Junior, Vet, Womens NZ TEAMS

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North vs South opens in Palmerston North 

The 2017 North vs South match has opened in Palmerston North tonight. The top shooters from around NZ have gathered at the MSRA range to practice, to be welcomed by Palmerston North's Deputy Mayor Tangi Utikere, to be introduced and receive their Date Bars, and to enjoy a fantastic supper. Shooting starts at 7.30am tomorrow with...

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It is with sadness we advise the passing of 

Reta Hart from Te Puke

Reta Heather Hart (nee Jaffray) passed away on 13 August 2017 at Carter House, Te Puke, aged 82 years. Loved wife of the late Sandy (Arthur), loved mother of Jim and Graham, Grandma to Phylicia and Emma, Nana to Jasper. A memorial service is to be held at the Te Puke Citizens RSA, 179-185 Jellicoe St, Te Puke at 1pm Saturday...

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History of the Simon Grant Award 

The Simon Grant Award is contested by Junior shooters over the six Southland circuit events. The winner receives a framed certificate and a cash grant. Its 11 years since Simon’s death and with many of the current Southland Juniors not being aware of the significance of the award, the following history has been drafted by...

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Indent Orders can now be made 

Orders for TSNZ Indent 2017 for delivery early 2018 can now be made. This is a great way for TSNZ Members, Clubs, and Associations to buy their ammunition and targets at a good price, and to make sure they have all they need for 2018. See below for an explanation of the Indent system, and an Order form. Note that the...

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Indoor Postal Results 

- Individual and Inter-Club -

The early round of Indoor Postal shooting is now done for 2017, with Individual and Inter-Club shooting closing on 31st July. Results for these sections can be found below. The next round of Season’s Aggregate and Inter-Association shooting closes on 31st August, so look out for the final results then. Medals and prize money...

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National Indoor Champs Results 

Congratulations to all our winners of the 2017 TSNZ National Indoor Championships. Total entry numbers were up on last year, and with all the results coming through very quickly, a huge thanks must go to all the organisers around the country. Master Grade was taken out by Ryan Taylor, very closely followed by Grant Taylor, and...

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Titipounamu Competition 

- Inter- Association Teams shoot for A - D graders

If you've ever wondered why the Titipounamu Competition is called that, it's named after the NZ native bird - the Rifleman. This is an annual inter-Association shoot, with teams of 8 shooters being made up from A Grade and lower shooters only. Format is 1 x 10 and 1 x 20 shot card, with results being sent off to Target Shooting...

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Congratulations to 2017 A & F Winners 

Andrew & Faulkner 2017 was hosted by East Otago Association in Dunedin on Saturday 29th July. 158 shooters came together in a 12-mound range to shoot in 15 Open teams and 6 Junior teams. Well done to East Otago for managing so many shooters on a range this size, and to all the shooters who closely followed all instructions...

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Oceania Teams confirmed by NZSF 

Rifle and Air Rifle Teams for the Oceania / CSFC and YOG matches in October/November have now been confirmed by NZ Shooting Federation. Congratulations to the following shooters who will be travelling to Brisbane to represent their country at this event. 50m Prone MEN TEAM 1 Grant Taylor...

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Medals for NIC - 6th August 

National Indoor Champs - NIC - is coming up on 6th August. For the first time there are now medals for the top 3 shooters in each grade, along with excellent prize money, so make sure you go along to your local venue and have a go. All scores are collated across NZ,...

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North vs South Teams have been selected ... 

Congratulations to all the TSNZ shooters who have been selected for 2017 North Island or South Island teams. North Island Open Team Manager ‐ Alison Fursdon Luke Sigvertsen ‐ CAPTAIN Allison Archer...

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Oceania / CSFC Event 

Programme now available

The programme for the 2017 Oceania and Commonwealth Shooting Federation Champs is now out - go to our INTERNATIONAL / OCEANIA page for details. Teams are still not finalised, however indications are that between 1 and 3 teams of 3 shooters are probable. This will vary per event (AIr, Prone, 3P) depending on the ranking list...

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Announcing a new Association - 

Target Shooting Mid Canterbury

The TSNZ Executive has recently approved the formation of a new Association in the South Island – Target Shooting Mid Canterbury. This Association, whose geographical boundaries are the Ashburton town as defined by the Ashburton District Council Plan, has two affiliating Clubs – Coronation Target Shooting...

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North Island Managers needed 

for Nth vs Sth match 19th August

Thank you to the super organised South Island members who have offered to act as Team Managers for the upcoming North vs South Match in Palmerston North on 19th August. We have had sufficient offers for the South, and the Managers will be confirmed soon. The North Island, however, has had no offers for Managers, so the closing...

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North Island vs Scotland Nominatons 

- due 14th August

Nominations for the North Island v Scotland match are due by 14th August (Week 10). There are two teams: Open (15+2 emergencies) and Junior (5+2 emergencies). The match will be held at the MSRA range in Palmerston North on Sunday 24th September 2017, the day after the North Island Open. Nominations...

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NDC Survey - 

Now is the time to have your say.

The NDC competition has been run successfully by TSNZ for 20 years now, but some members have recently indicated that they think it is high time for a review of the match and its conditions, with a view to possibly making some changes. So here is YOUR chance to put forward YOUR views on NDC. This survey will remain open until July...

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Super Saturday in Adelaide 

6 of our top shooters travelled to Adelaide this past weekend to shoot in the 2-day Super Saturday event, in an attempt to gain qualifying scores for Commonwealth Games 2018. Bronwyn Shields shot in the Air Rifle event, Denva Wren shot in both 3P and Prone, and Janet Hunt, Martin Hunt, Grant Taylor and Ryan Taylor all shot in Prone...

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Wellington Provincial Champs 

matches start 10th June

Wellington Provincial Champs matches begin on 10 June. All 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 you can discard your worst score. Trophies are awarded in all grades. So make sure you go along to all these matches...

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ISSF Judges Course (Rifle) - 

further information and enrolment form.

New Zealand Shooting federation will be conducting an ISSF Judges Course for Rifle on 14th and 15thOctober 2017. The course will be conducted at the Brentwood Hotel – Wellington. Below you will find a link to an invitation and all other relevant information: http://www.nzshootingfed.org.nz/userfiles/images/2017-NZ-Rifle-Judges-Course_Invi ...

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North vs South Ranking Lists 

The North Island and South Island ranking lists for shooters who nominated for 2017 North vs South Teams are now on the INDOOR/North vs South page of the website. These lists will be updated during the season as the Championship matches are held. Note that the ranking lists are compiled from the results forwarded to the TSNZ Office by...

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We sadly announce that Don Fraser, 

a valued member of Target Shooting Nelson,

passed away peacefully at Nelson Hospital on May 18, 2017, aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Doreen. Loved father and father-in-law of Karen (deceased) and Gordon, Mike and Yvonne (Motueka), and Tony and Trudy (Motueka). Loved Grandpa of Luke and Elana, Jonathan, Sarah and Bryce, Bianca, Josh and Dè Anne,...

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Course dates for Coaching and Judging 

There are two training courses coming up this year: Coaching the Coaches Level 2 - in Auckland, 22-23 July, presented by Tricia van Nus, TRA. ISSF Judges Course (Rifle) - in Wellington, 14-15 October, presented by Aado Maranik More information and invitations to these courses will be coming out...

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Teams of Ten 

Shooting has just finished for the day Congratulations to Waikato 1, winners of the 2017 Rees Scroll, and to Hutt Valley 2, winners of the 2017 Jim Hart Trophy. Teams of Ten Results - all scores, 2017 Teams of Ten today in Napier – shooting in the woolshed has really challenged...

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