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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Norm Ham 

Marlborough Smallbore Rifle Association would like to advise that Norm Ham passed away on Monday 24th June. Norm was a life member at Blenheim Smallbore Rifle Club and a representative of the Marlborough Association for many years. The service for Norm will be held Friday 28th June at 1pm, at Sowmans, Hutcheson St, Blenheim. followed...

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Left behind at Martinborough - 

a black battery cover

A black battery cover from an electronic device was left behind at the Martinborough Range after the Wairarapa Champs this past weekend. If it's yours and you'd like it back, contact Paul Crimp at joanpaul@actrix.co.nz or 027 779 9897

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Oceania Teams announced 

For Sydney, November 2019

Rifle and Air Rifle Teams for the Oceania Championship in November 2019 have now been confirmed by NZ Shooting Federation. Congratulations to the following shooters who will be travelling to Sydney to represent New Zealand at this event. 50m Prone MEN TEAM 1 Owen Bennett Martin Hunt Chris Harrison TEAM 2 Gavin Riddle Jim...

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Survey regarding firearms 

TSNZ members are invited to take part

TSNZ Member Chaz Forsyth from Dunedin is currently conducting research as part of his PhD at the University of Otago on the views of people about the private ownership of firearms in New Zealand. He has asked that we let our Members know about a survey that he is undertaking so that they can take part if they wish, and the information to...

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Indoor Postal entries due soon 

Remember to get your 2019 Indoor Postal Entries in before the due dates, coming up soon: Individual Postals - entries due by 10th July, results in by 31st July Inter-Club Postals - entries due by 10th July, results in by 31st July Seasons...

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Order your TSNZ clothing 

by 21st June

Target Shooting NZ branded Polo Shirts and Soft Shell Jackets are now available. Wear the TSNZ logo with pride and show that you belong! Orders for the first run of TSNZ Clothing are due in by Friday 21st June. Get both your order form and payment...

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Wellington Provincial starts this weekend 

with Hutt Valley

The six events that make up the Wellington Provincial Championships start this weekend with the Hutt Valley match. All TSNZ shooters are automatically entered as long as they shoot at least five of the six matches. Those with all six will have the lowest score discarded. Trophies will be presented...

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New TSNZ Membership Cards 

Out now

Many of our new 2019 TSNZ Members will have already received their new and improved TSNZ Membership Card: (Shown here with Name, Club, TSNZ Number etc blacked out) These cards are great to use when you enter at Open Championships – your name and Club should always...

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TSNZ branded Polos and Jackets 

Order by 21st June

Target Shooting NZ branded Polo Shirts and Soft Shell Jackets are now available. Wear the TSNZ logo with pride and show that you belong! Orders for the first run of TSNZ Clothing are due in by Friday 21st June. Get both your order form and payment to the TSNZ Office by then for delivery...

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Arms Surrender process 

Message from Police

The following message has been received from the NZ Police, who have asked us to circulate it to our Members: Over the past couple of days I have fielded a number of phone calls in relation to our station Arms Surrender form. The form has made its way to a social media site with comments attached, suggesting...

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TSNZ Club Instructors Course 

The new TSNZ Club Instructors Course is being rolled out early next month. This is an evening course presented by Steve O’Donnell, TSNZ Coaching Coordinator, and will help Clubs introduce new shooters successfully to their Clubs. It will not only teach members how to manage their new shooters, but will also show...

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North Island team vs Scotland 

Nominate to North Island Secretary

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 number, so...

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Round 2 NDC tonight 

All shooters must be affiliated

Please remember that ALL the shooters who participate in Round 2 of NDC tonight (16th May) must be affiliated for 2019. The Membership List in the MEMBERS / ADMINISTRATION section has now been updated as at today, so anyone not showing with a Capitation Year of 2019 on that list should not be used in teams. Good luck...

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TSNZ welcomes new Executive Member 

Shirley Herridge

Shirley Herridge was appointed as the new Executive Member at the May Executive meeting, to replace Mike Long who recently resigned. Shirley lives in Christchurch and is a member of Coronation Target Shooting Club in Mid Canterbury Association. She is a long-standing TSNZ member, having started shooting when she was...

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TSNZ Membership numbers, cards, login passwords 

How to access these ....

TSNZ Membership details are constantly being updated, and new Membership Lists are added to the MEMBERS / ADMINISTRATION section of our website, usually weekly, on Fridays. These lists will show all new Membership numbers that have been processed to that point, and will also show if membership is current for 2019 or...

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Teams of Ten 2019 

CONGRATULATONS to the 2019 winners at Teams of Ten: Rees Scroll - Manawatu 1 Jim Hart Trophy - Wanganui Top Five Shooters: Chris Harrison Southern Hawkes Bay 397.27 Ryan Taylor Horowhenua 397.25 Neil Kinsey...

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North vs South and TSNZ Membership 

Updated lists now available

Updated lists (as at 3rd May) for both North vs South Nominations and TSNZ Membership are now posted on our website. Go to the INDOOR / North vs South page for the Nominations list. Login to the MEMBERS / ADMIN section for the Membership list (no link provided here as you must be a TSNZ Member...

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2019 NZ vs Australia 50m Prone match results 

It was another close match this year for the NZ vs Australia teams 50m Prone matches shot at our respective Outdoor Nationals. There were very few points between the teams in the Slazenger and Junior matches, with the result being a bit more clear-cut in the Women’s event. Congratulations to Australia for taking out...

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Paid but no forms received yet - 

please check

Thanks to all those who have paid TSNZ Membership or Club fees online, however you also need to send in the Membership or Club Affiliation forms to go with the payment. Currently there are a large number of people with fees having been paid but forms outstanding, and this is especially important if you have nominated for North vs...

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Membership updates delayed 

due to the HUGE influx of renewals

As 300+ TSNZ Membership forms and payments have arrived in the past few days there will be a short delay in getting the latest Membership List updated - the usual new list is not available today (Friday). North vs South Nominations will be processed as soon as possible too, and another round of confirmation emails will be sent...

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Need some extra help to support your shooting? 

Applications are now open for The Gibbs Fund.

Alan Gibbs from Nelson has very kindly offered to provide TSNZ with a 5-year fund to assist shooters who may otherwise not be able to compete in Indoor events. There is a maximum of $1,000 available every year for 5 years, starting in 2019 Applications are due in to the TSNZ Office by 6th May, and shooters who would like to...

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North vs South Nominations 

Get them in before 30th April!

North vs South 2019 17th August, Keene Range, Petone, Lower Hutt If you wish to nominate for a South Island or North Island team for 2019, your TSNZ Membership form AND fee MUST be in at the TSNZ Office by 30th April. For the first time there is now a MEN'S team as well as the usual VETERAN'S, WOMEN'S,...

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World Masters - Suhl, Germany 

Inviting entrants for 50m Prone, 3P and 10m Air.

The German Shooting Sport Federation are pleased to invite participants for the 1st World Masters Shooting Sport Championship Rifle / Pistol / Shotgun which will take place 8th – 15th September 2019 at the Shooting Centre in Suhl, Germany. Rifle events include 10m Air, 50m Prone, and 50m 3P...

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Outdoor Postals 2018-19 

RESULTS

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018-19 Outdoor Postal Championships: Note that the results have been amended on 16 April due to a Club sending in an incorrect result for one of their shooters. Please take this as a reminder to both shooters and officials to ALWAYS check results before they are submitted. ...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Merv Offord. 

Marlborough SRA is sorry to advise that Merv Offord passed away on Monday, 8th April. Merv was heavily involved in Smallbore in Marlborough, beginning back in 1970, and continuing right through until about 2006. He served as Marlborough President for many years through the 1980's until 1994, as well as holding office in his home...

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NDC 2019 

The 2019 NDC competition will be kicking off on Thursday 2nd May, with both A and B Leagues shooting in Round One. This is a later-than-usual start, as the previous week the date clashes with ANZAC Day, and then the Round Two match is only two weeks later on 16th May. In the A-League, Division One teams are Wellington...

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Arms Amendment Bill - 

Public submissions called for

Public Submissions are now being called for the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill. Closing date is 6.00pm Thursday 4th April. TSNZ intends to forward a submission, and if you or your Members have anything in particular you would like included on behalf of TSNZ, please email this to the TSNZ Office...

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TSNZ Membership ONLINE 

New options for Membership renewal and payment now available.

2019 TSNZ Membership can now be submitted online and there is a new option to pay by Credit Card. Go to the TSNZ SHOP, and in the FOR THE SHOOTER section you will find all the information and links to do this. Of course you can still use the print forms as usual. And if you DO renew your TSNZ membership yourself,...

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Outdoor Shooters Performance Cards 

due to Club 10th April

A reminder that outdoor shooters should have their 2018-19 Shooters Performance card in to their Club Secretary by 10th April. This should be filled in with all Club and Competition cards shot between 1 October 2018 and 31 March 2019, and will determine Outdoor Grading for the 2019-20 season. Please do not send your...

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NZ vs Home Counties 

RESULTS

Home Counties Match - Results 2018 Another very close fought match with our NZ teams vs Home Counties, UK, with the results evenly split between us. Congratulations to the NZ teams for winning the Open and Junior sections, and to the Home Counties for taking out the Women's and Veteran's matches. ...

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TSNZ National Coaching Co-ordinator 

and Coaching Blueprint

TSNZ is pleased to announce that Steve O'Donnell from Auckland has been appointed as TSNZ's National Coaching Co-ordinator. Steve’s main role will be to manage and co-ordinate the new proposed TSNZ Coaching Blueprint once it is accepted. This plan was presented at the March Executive Meeting,...

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Seeking a new Executive Member 

Expressions of interest called for

The TSNZ Executive have recently been advised of and accepted the resignation of Mike Long as Executive Member, effective immediately. Mike has been serving on the Executive since 2016, however is now wanting to spend more time with his young family - no doubt something many of us will be familiar with. TSNZ thanks Mike for his contribution,...

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NDC 2019 

Time to get those entries in

The NDC Competiton Rules and entry forms are now available on the INDOOR/NDC website page, and the information has also been sent to those Co-ordinators from 2018. Entries are due in by 31st March. There have been a few changes made to the B-League competition for 2019 in response to feedback from those who entered it...

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Missing Air Rifle Cup 

Does anyone know where it is?

MISSING - N.Z.S.R.A. JUNIOR AIR RIFLE CUP This Cup is shot for at the Outdoor Nationals and no one is sure when it was last sighted. If you have any idea of where it might be, or if you have had it and returned it and can tell us what date that was, we may be able to trace back when it was last sighted. If anyone...

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Nationals Day 5 

Results

The final day at the 2019 TSNZ Outdoor Nationals commenced with the NZ Slazenger, Wakefield and Drew teams shooting their matches. Mention must be made of Janet Hunt's outstanding 628.9 (or 599 with 48 inners, in whole score) - a fantastic shoot, well done Janet! The last event was the Association Teams shoot. This is...

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Nationals Day 4 

RESULTS

Day 4 was a real marathon for some of our shooters at the TSNZ Nationals, starting with the Mens Qualification and Final, then the North Island vs South Island match, and finishing up with the inaugural 5-shooter New Zealand vs Australia Teams match. The weather was atrocious at times, with the wind being so strong flags were leaving the...

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Nationals Day 3 

RESULTS & TEAMS

Day 3 of the Nationals saw the Womens Championship match being held, followed by two Mens Elimination matches. The top 10 from each of those matches go forward to the Mens Qualification match tomorrow. The day concluded with the C and D Graders shooting their second Graded match. Island Teams and NZ Teams are selected from...

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Nationals Day 2 

RESULTS

Graded matches started today, with Grades A and B completing both their 1 & 2 matches, and Grades C and D doing their first match. C & D will complete the 2nd part of the match tomorrow afternoon. Winds were VERY challenging today, and along with the heat left most of us feeling a bit battered. A Grade's No 2 match results...

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Nationals Day 1 

RESULTS

Day 1 of the TSNZ Outdoor Nationals started with the 3P match, then continued on to the Badge Match, with the first few round of Benchrest also being shot. Weather was hot but fairly calm, and those shooters new to the Christchurch range are beginning to find out its foibles. Of course some of those...

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NZ vs British Schools 

Match Results

Congratulations to the British Secondary Schools team who took out the 2018/19 match against our NZ Schools shooters, and not only that, posted the only 100 shot during the match. We look forward to meeting up again this year, with our NZ scores for...

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2019 Outdoor Nationals 

Squadding details

Click here for 2019 Outdoor Nationals Squadding Details (The most current version of Squadding Details is V4). Note that 3P squadding has been amended on 15/2 due to only the first 14 mounds being available for this match. Please email the organisers IMMEDIATELY if your entry information needs...

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Outdoor Nationals programme changes 

Due to an unexpected increase in entries this year, the TSNZ Outdoor Nationals programme has been amended.

Entries have been flowing in from both NZ and Australian shooters to compete at the 2019 TSNZ Outdoor Nationals in Christchurch on 18-23 February. Due to the increase in entries in all grades, we've had to amend the programme and add in extra squads. There's also a new Australia vs NZ 5-shooter shoulder to shoulder now...

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TSNZ Outdoor Nationals 

Enter by 31st January

Make sure you get your TSNZ Outdoor Nationals entry form in by 31st January to avoid the late payment fee. We have a team of Australian shooters coming over this year, so lets get all our NZ shooters there to make sure we put on a good show and keep our trophies in NZ! Click here for TSNZ Outdoor Nationals Info ...

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Australian Nationals confirmed for Sydney 

Target Rifle Australia have now confirmed that the 2019 Australian National Championships will be held at the Sydney International Shooting Centre on 17th - 22nd April. Events are 3P, Air, 50m Prone and Benchrest. New Zealand TSNZ members who would like to compete can enter at will, there are no qualifying...

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TRA Nationals - venue change 

TSNZ has been advised that unfortunately the Target Rifle Australia Nationals in April 2019 will now NOT be held in Perth. Latest information is below:

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Keep an eye out for stolen items 

This is a notice to let you know that Heathcote Rifle Club [in Christchurch] has been burgled, and 6 to 8 rifles are still not recovered. Those still missing are two lightweight BSA, three heavyweight BSA, one of which is lefthanded. Also 2 Anschutz rifles, one lightweight and one older heavyweight. There were four bows and...

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Happy New Year for 2019 

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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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