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Firearms Legislation 

Further resources to help with your submission are on the Firearms Legislation page. https://tsnz.nz/firearms-legislation Submissions are due by 4 May. Get your Association's, Club's and Individual submissions in before then.

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Gehmann Dealership 

Neil Kinsey is retiring his Bang on Target retail operation. As part of Bang on Target, Neil was the NZ dealer for Gehmann. He has decided to hand that dealership over to TSNZ and we will now be able to order and supply goods from Gehmann. Here is a link to the Gehmann online catalogue. https://gehmann.com/en/Media/Downloads/ ...

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Firearms Legislation 

A new Firearms Legislation section has been added to the website. (Look at the heading at the top of the page.) Check out: the invite to attend a TSNZ Zoom Meeting update on 13 April updates to regulations for Transporting Firearms

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Recruiting for Police Range Inspectors from within TSNZ 

Recruiting for Police Range Inspectors from within TSNZ NZ Police are about to launch a series of Police Range Inspection courses for the purpose of qualifying people to assist with the new Firearms Legislation and certification. These will begin December 2021 through to June 2022 Click here for details of an opportunity to become...

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2021 North v South - Match Results 

The North v South Match for 2021 has finally been shot! Results are available on the North v South page - click here

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Teams of Ten - Postponed 

Taranaki have made the decision that the Teams for Ten 2022 will be POSTPONED to the 27th AUGUST 2022 Taranaki recognises this event as a pinnacle for many shooters and a meet which is seen as a great opportunity for shooters to represent their Association at a North Island wide event. The social interaction that takes part at such...

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INSIGHT - March 

Due to a website issue we have been unable e-mail the March issue of INSIGHT. Click here to view the March INSIGHT Indent – Update and some good news Outdoor Nationals Trading – Season Opening special NDC – Rule updates and new Coordinator 2021 North v South ...

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Trading - Special Offer 

Special Offer $520 Start the season off with an updated or new kit. Usually $620+ Save over $100

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NDC Coordinator - Position is still available 

TSNZ is still looking for a person to help run the National District Champs (NDC). If you would like to be involved in helping to run this competition, please contact the Office (email: targetshootingnz@xtra.co.nz or phone Evan - Ph 022 313 0609)

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South Island Outdoor Champs 

South Island 50m Championships Thank you to everyone showing interest in attending the South Island 50m Championships in Christchurch (19/20 March 2022). This event is still scheduled to proceed with COVID-19 protocols in place. Given the large case numbers locally and across the country, the COTS Club would like to confirm...

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South Island Team Manager - Appointed 

UPDATE - Peter McCallum has been appointed as manager of the South Island Open and Men's Teams Many thanks Peter for volunteering. ============================================================================ TSNZ is looking for a Team Manager for the South Island Open and Men's Teams for the North vs South Indoor...

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NDC Co-ordinator Required 

TSNZ is looking for a person to run the National District Champs (NDC). This person performs the following tasks: arranges the draw for each round at the start of the season receives and checks the team entries each round collates and publishes the results each round If you are interested...

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NATIONALS - Day 8 Results 

Day 8 Results Association Team Results - Click here for a PDF of the RESULT International Results - Click here for a PDF of the RESULTS

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NATIONALS - Day 7 Results 

Mens Qualification and Final Plus North Island vs South Island

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NATIONALS - NZ Team Squadding 

Squadding for Saturday - Note there are 2 squads - 8:45 and 10:45 Click here for a PDF of the SQUADDING

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NATIONALS - Day 6 part 2 

Day 6 - Part 2 A BIG day today with multiple RESULTS and TEAMS announced:

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NATIONALS - Day 6 Part 1 

Day 6 - Part 1 A BIG day today with multiple RESULTS and TEAMS announced:

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NATIONALS - Day 5 Results 

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Firearms Licence renewals in 2022 

The Police website has been updated with the following information regarding applying for licence renewals in 2022: All holders with licences due to expire at any time in 2022 are advised to apply for a licence renewal now. Police continues to have longer processing times for firearms licence applications. Renewal...

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NATIONALS - Day 4 Results 

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NATIONALS - Posting Results and Protest Times 

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NATIONALS - Day 3 Results 

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NATIONALS - Day 2 Results 

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NATIONALS - Day 1 Results 

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AGM Minutes 

The 2021 TSNZ AGM Minutes are available HERE.

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NATIONALS - Pre-event details 

There's a new link to the 'Pre-Event Information for Competitors, Range Officers and General Helpers' on the Outdoor Nationals page. Check it out. https://tsnz.nz/outdoor/outdoor-nationals

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NATIONALS - proceeding under Red settings 

The National champs will go ahead under Red Settings with vaccine passes mandatory. Here's a link to the Entry Form and Competition details https://tsnz.nz/outdoor/outdoor-nationals

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Manawatu Outdoor Champs - UPDATE 

The champs will go ahead under Red Settings with vaccine passes mandatory. Maximum number of personal at the Champs 100. Facemasks encouraged while not shooting and mandatory in the Clubrooms.

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Nationals - Final Entry Date fast approaching 

The Close Off date for entry to the Nationals is 4 Feb Please get your entry into Ross Mason Forward your entry to Ross at rossnzshooter@gmail.com Alternatively you can post your entry to; TSNZ 2022, 18 Wyndham Rd, Pinehaven, Upper Hutt 5019.

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It is with sadness that we advise of the passing of Lindsay Horne 

HORNE, Lindsay: West Taieri Smallbore Rifle Club advise: We are very sad to report that Lindsay Horne died in the early hours of this morning at Dunedin Hospital of Bowel Cancer. Throughout his illness he was remarkably stoic and very matter of fact about his situation with no hint of self pity. Lindsay wished...

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Problems with the NEWS page 

Problems with the NEWS page has meant we have not been able to post here for a while. A fix is being worked on. Meanwhile - All the best for Christmas and New Years

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It is with sadness that we advise of the passing of Alwyn (Ray) McCaw 

McCAW, Alwyn (Ray): Today we lost one of our long serving and hardworking Canterbury Outdoor Target Shooting (COTS) club members and current club Secretary - Alwyn (Ray) McCaw. Ray has given many years to his indoor Clubs, COTS and the Christchurch Association. Ray's funeral & live stream details: The funeral...

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Change to Air New Zealand's Firearms Carriage Requirements 

Please see details below regarding an update to Air New Zealand’s Firearms policy. Basically Ensure you have your Firearms License with you, and That the name on your airline ticket matches your name on your Firearms License Effective 17th November...

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Recruiting Range Inspectors 

Recruiting for Police Range Inspectors from Within TSNZ Click here for further details.

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Titipounamu - Cancelled 

To all Shooting Associations in NZ, The restrictions of COVID have impacted shooting in NZ once again, and those restrictions after Monday's announcement are not going to be eased anytime soon. Thanks to those teams who sent in scores, however not all Associations could take part due to the restrictions. ...

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It is with sadness that we advise of the passing of Stewart Townshend 

TOWNSHEND, Stewart Phillip: Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Strathallan Life Care, Timaru, on Friday, 8 October 2021. Aged 80 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Nola. Loved father of Elizabeth, James, David, Alastair, Phillip, Richard, Susan. Loved father-in-law of Kevin, Faith, Regina (dec), Kirsty, Neil and Kathleen....

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Firearms licence extensions 

7 October 2021 MEDIA STATEMENT from Hon Poto Williams - Minister of Police Firearms licence extensions granted to those affected by COVID-19 delays New Arms Act amendments enacted today gives extensions to existing firearms licence holders whose renewals have been delayed by this year's ...

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NDC Finals - Scheduled for 14 Oct 

All teams competing in the finals have confirmed that they can compete on October 14. Obviously the match taking place is based on the current Covid Alert situation and is subject to change if the Covid situation changes.

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Inter-Secondary Schools Inter-Island Match 

Inter-Secondary Schools Inter-Island Match After much debate and consideration of the feedback from Managers, Coaches and Schools the TSNZ Exec has reluctantly confirmed the cancellation of this event for 2021. Several factors were considered before making the decision: The enthusiasm of many coaches’...

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North Island Open - Cancelled 

CANCELLED MSRA has decided to cancel the North Island Champs for this year.

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Auckland Air - Postponed 

Unfortunately this event has been postponed due to the COVID lockdown in Auckland. Another date has not been set yet, but organisers have advised it will not be held until Auckland reaches at least Level 2.

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North Island Open - Postponed 

The North Island Champs has been postponed and a decision will be made in the next couple of days as to whether it will be cancelled for this year.

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North Island Open - Update 

There have been some queries to Manawatu regarding the North Island Open and level 2. The decision below also impacts the North Island v Scotland match. At the MSRA meeting last week the Manawatu Executive made a decision that they would only hold the North Island Champs under Level 1. If we are not in Level 1 by Tuesday 21st...

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Covid-19 Update 

The TSNZ Executive have again reviewed the TSNZ Covid Guidelines now that all of NZ apart from Auckland has moved into Alert Level Delta 2. The most important consideration was that Government and Health officials clearly view Delta as far more contagious than previous strains, and the Government requirements of Level 2 have been strengthened...

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North Island v Scotland 

Teams

Many thanks to those who nominated this year and congratulations to those who have made either the Open or Junior team. Covid 19 permitting the match will be held on Sunday 26th September 2021. Practice will be from 8.30am with the first squad starting at 9.30am. Just to recap, the match for those who have not shot it before, it is 2x...

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North vs South UPDATE 

2021 North vs South - UPDATE 27.8.21 Thank you to those who sent feedback on a possible re-scheduling of the cancelled North vs South Match. The Executive have now met and reviewed this and have decided to get this match back on for 2021 if at all possible. It will have to be in a different format of course, and details...

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NDC Finals and Promotion/Relegation Matches 

ARE POSTPONED

At the Executive meeting last night (25 August) it was agreed that the NDC Final and Relegation/Promotion matches can only be held once all the regions involved are in Covid LEVEL 1, therefore the match next Thursday (2nd September) is now POSTPONED until further notice. Safety of our shooters and helpers is the prime concern, and while...

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Titipounamu - Due Date extended 

B Grade Teams of 5 also extended

2021 Titipounamu & B Grade Teams of 5 Competitions - Due Date Extension Due to the August Covid-19 lockdown period the due dates for the 2021 Titipounamu and B Grade Teams of 5 results have been extended to 24 October.

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Postals extended 

due to Covid-19

Due to the sudden Covid-19 lockdown which has meant that all Ranges are closed for an indefinite time the final due date for Indoor Postal results has been extended to 30th September. This includes: Season's Aggregate Inter-Association Secondary Schools Challenge AIr Rifle...

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Covid-19 Announcement 

Guidance updated

18 August 2021 - Announcement Due to the Government's change in Covid-19 Alert Levels, effective midnight on 17th August, it is no longer possible to hold the North vs South event in Christchurch on the planned weekend of 21-22 August. Therefore North vs South 2021 has been CANCELLED. Options to re-schedule it later in...

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