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Air Rifle and Outdoor Postals 

Get your entries in

Don't forget to get your entries for Air Rifle and Outdoor Postals competitions in to the TSNZ Office. Results for both of these are due in by 31st March, so be sure to enter in time to receive your stickers and get the matches shot. And as usual for postals, the more entries there are, the better the prize money! ...

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Sius Targets in Palmerston North 

Thanks to NZSF and the ISSF Development Fund, a 10-lane Sius Hybrid Score 10m Air electronic target range is currently being set up at the MSRA range in Palmerston North. This equipment, which is owned by NZSF and to be shared between TSNZ and Pistol NZ, will be used for the first...

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Ammunition and Targets 

2021 INDENT ORDER

Target Shooting NZ is pleased to announce the 2021 Ammunition and Target INDENT process, for delivery mid-2021. A good range of Eley target ammunition is now available again, along with some SK ammunition from current stock, so be sure to get your orders in for your Club, your Association, and yourself. Use the "Ammunition...

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International Match Results 

Outdoor 50m

Congratulations to our TSNZ Outdoor Prone 50m teams who shot in the International Matches at the TSNZ Outdoor Nationals in February this year. Official results have just come through from NSRA in the UK for these after many of the shooters got together at a Zoom meeting on Sunday 13th December for the announcement. And an extra CONGRATULATIONS...

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Outdoor & AIr Shooters 

Membership reminder

2021 Membership renewals for Outdoor and Air Rifle Shooters are due on 31st DECEMBER 2020 Renewing membership by 31st December will cover you for the remaining Outdoor/Air Season plus the whole of next year's Indoor Season. Remember to get yourself financial before any competitions are shot in 2021....

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2021 TSNZ Outdoor Nationals 

Enter by 5 February

The programme for the 2021 TSNZ Outdoor Nationals to be hosted by the Canterbury Outdoot Target Shooting Club (COTS) in Christchurch on 22-27 February 2021 is now confirmed. CLICK HERE for 2021 Outdoor Nationals INFORMATION CLICK HERE for 2021 Outdoor Nationals ENTRY FORM ...

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Eley UK Ammunition 

for TSNZ

Great news – Eley UK are now back on board, and from 2021 will again be supplying TSNZ directly with ammunition for our shooters! The TSNZ Executive is delighted to announce that the past relationship with Eley UK has now been renewed, and this will be of huge benefit to both TSNZ and our Members. We will have...

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TRA Nationals 2021 

Update

Statement ​- 1 December 2020 COVID-19 – 2021 TRA National Championships Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a major international concern and the TRA Board of Directors is certain our member organisations, affiliated clubs and members are all aware of the impact...

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Petane Champs are going ahead 

Despite the rain and flooding issues in Napier, Noel Mann has today advised: I have just returned from an inspection of the HB Pistol Club range at Petane where the HB 50m Outdoor Open is scheduled to be shot on Saturday 14 November. I am able to advise the range is fully capable of being able to host the Champs...

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TSNZ FOCUS - Seonaid McIntosh 

29 November, 8pm

Seonaid McIntosh is a rifle shooter who is very familiar with pressure. At only 16 she shot at her first ISSF World Shooting Championships, placing 11th in the Junior Womens 50m Prone. Three years later she won Silver at the European Championships in the Junior Womens 10m Air Rifle, setting a new British Under-21s Record. At 18 Seonaid...

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TSNZ Challenge Schools Postal 

RESULTS

2020 TSNZ Challenge - Secondary Schools Postal Competition CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the TSNZ Challenge Secondary Schools Postal competition for 2020: Top School – Ashburton College Top...

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From the AGM 

Key updates from the 31st October AGM EXECUTIVE - TSNZ is pleased to welcome our newest Executive Member Jess Burgess-Smith. Jess was elected at the AGM on 31st October as Regan Cowe retired, and she is looking forward to contributing to her sport. Jess will be joining President Steve O'Donnell, Deputy President...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Ces Harvey 

It is with sadness that I advise Life Member of Target Shooting Auckland and TSNZ, Ces Harvey passed away yesterday, 29 October 2020. Ces's funeral is to be held at Grahams Funeral Services, 31 West St, Pukekohe, at 1pm on Wednesday 4th November. Robert Dixon Secretary Target Shooting Auckland ...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Margaret McCarthy 

On the 19 October Margaret McCarthy from the Howick Smallbore Rifle Club and Target Shooting Auckland passed away. Margaret shot in the North Island Smallbore Teams during the 1960's and 70's. She made shooting jacket before the imports took over. Margaret also shot Fullbore with the Akarana and Clevedon Rifle Clubs, made many NZ Ladies...

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Indoor Postal Payouts / Medals 

Medals, datebars and certificates were sent out to Associations and Clubs on 21st October, and all Prize money was paid out directly to Associations and Clubs on 21st October. It is now up to the Associations/Clubs to distribute these their shooters as appropriate. Click here for Prize Payout info - 2020 Indoor Postals...

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Indoor Postals 2020 

RESULTS

2020 Indoor Postal Results are now complete. Thank you to everyone who entered the Indoor Postal competition in this difficult Covid-19 year, and it was good to see so many taking advantage of the extra one month of shooting provided, with results all due in by 30th September. Some great scores were shot, despite the late start...

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BINGO HAS BEEN STRUCK! 

Congratulations to Neil Kinsey of Wellington Central Club who is the first (and so far only) shooter to strike BINGO in the new Graded Bingo Competition taking place this Indoor Season. Neil has taken out first place in the Master/A Grade section by getting the exact 9 scores needed, but the B/C/D Grade section and 2nd and...

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Titipounamu 2020 

RESULTS

Good afternoon all, Attached is the summary of team scores for this year's Titipounamu competition. Congratulations to the 2020 winners - Auckland. This was a very close match, with only 3 points between the top 5 teams. Thanks to all the teams that entered and we will do it all again in 2021, hopefully without...

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B GRADE Teams of 5 

RESULTS

Hi Shooters Attached are the scores of this years B Grade Team of Five results, also a photo of the missing trophy. NEWS FLASH - As at 9 October the trophy has now been found! Congratulations Waikato! The 2019 winners, Wellington never got to see the trophy! It is not at the Hutt Valley Keene...

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COLFO - Fair & Reasonable 

How to Vote Guide

A Message for TSNZ Members from COLFO - Council of LIcenced Firearms Owners Inc - On 2 October we held our National Firearms Debate in Masterton. As we had hoped, was a mix of tough questions, debate, fun. If you didn't watch it live, you can replay it via our Facebook, and YouTube...

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Secondary Schools 2020 

Results and updates

Inter-Secondary Schools Inter-Island Match - 27 September 2020 All shooting is now complete, many thanks to the shooters, the coaches, the range staff and all the helpers for a great day. Certificates, medals and trophies will be sent out to schools soon, and full results will be emailed to everyone tomorrow. ...

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Grading for 2021 

Shooter's Performance Cards for the 2020 season are due in to Club Secretaries by 10th October. Club Secretaries then combine all the Club scores onto the Club Grading Form which is due in to the TSNZ Office by 31 October. Some have asked: "Do shooters still need to do Performance Cards since...

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TSNZ POSTALS 

Due date reminder

Results for all TSNZ Postals Individual, Season's Aggregate, Inter-Club & Inter-Association Postal Results are all due in at the office by 30th September. Please make sure to get them in on time as late scores cannot be accepted. (Note that TSNZ Challenge Schools...

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FOCUS - Nicole McKee 

Cancelled, join COLFO presentation instead

The TSNZ Focus session with Nicole McKee on Saturday 26th September at 7pm has been cancelled. Instead you can meet up with NIcole at the COLFO presentation on the FUTURE OF FIREARMS IN NZ on 2nd October: What is the place of firearms in New Zealand society? Is there an urban/rural...

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School Nationals 

Event info

2020 Inter-Secondary Schools Inter-Island Match There are 26 Schools entered for this event to be held as a one-day-match on Sunday 27th September at multiple venues around NZ: Amuri Area School, Ashburton College,...

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North Island vs Scotland 

Congratulations to the North Island shooters who have been selected to shoot in the match against Scotland on 20th September. If for any reason you will not be able to shoot, please let Janet Hunt know immediately so Emergency and On Call shooters can be arranged. 2020 North...

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FOCUS sessions 

Many thanks to Martin Hunt for his FOCUS presentation entitled "You Can't Hit What You Can't See" on 3rd September; no doubt everyone who attended will have learnt something new on sighting, light, or lenses. A PDF of Martin's presentation is now available on the MEMBERS / FOCUS page, and the recording of his presentation...

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Stolen from the Christchurch area 

On the 27th August the following firearms were stolen from the Christchurch area: Anschutz 20 series in Precise stock: Fortner barrel and action in Anschutz benchrest stock with attached scope: If anybody comes across these please contact either the Hornby Police on...

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TRA Nationals 2021 

Update

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a major international concern and continues to have a major impact on sporting events and the economy globally. The health and well-being of Target Rifle Australia members, officials, volunteers, staff and all stakeholders is always our highest consideration when scheduling events in Australia...

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INDENT for 2020 

The Executive have carefully examined the 2020 situation, both financially and in regards to the reduced indoor shooting programme as a result of Covid-19, and now advise that there will be NO INDENT ordering available this year. This is for a number of reasons, including: increasing freight costs long delivery...

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New funding available 

Tu Manawa Active Aotearoa

Sport NZ have today (24 August) announced a new Funding opportunity through Tu Manawa Active Aotearoa. This is for community based programmes and projects that help children and young people get active, and includes play, active recreation, and sport experiences, either new or already operating. TSNZ encourages our Clubs and Associations...

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B Grade Teams of 5 

Date Extended

Stating the obvious, the COVID-19 Level 3 Restrictions imposed on Auckland have halted all shooting in the area, making it impossible to complete the large number of postal competitions that have finishing dates by month's end. Given these circumstances the B grade teams of Five 2020 Competition is being extended to a...

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Titipounamu Competition 

Date Extended

Stating the obvious, the COVID-19 Level 3 Restrictions imposed on Auckland have halted all shooting in the area, making it impossible to complete the large number of postal competitions that have finishing dates by month's end. Given these circumstances the Titipounamu 2020 Competition is being extended to a close off date of 30...

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TSNZ FOCUS 

Registrations Open NOW

Introducing the first of the new TSNZ FOCUS sessions to be held via ZOOM: Sunday 23 August, 7pm COACHING JUNIORS Bryan Hunter Mid Canterbury and Ashburton College are well known for the excellence of their Junior shooters. Join this session with Bryan Hunter to find out how the right coaching for Juniors can...

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Target Shooting Auckland 

Events cancelled

As you are aware the TSA Open was postponed recently. However due to the uncertainty associated with the events unfolding, the best option is to cancel the shoot for 2020. The Waitakere Club have also cancelled their Open for 2020. TSA Open 2020 - CANCELLED Waitakere Open 2020 - CANCELLED The flow on effect of...

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Covid-19 Guidance Update 

The Executive met last night (16 August) to review the TSNZ Covid-19 Guidance document now that the timing of Level 3 for Auckland and Level 2 for the rest of NZ to continue until 26th August has been advised by the Government. This resulted in the following change, which is included in the 16 August version of the TSNZ Covid-19 Guidance...

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Covid Alert Levels 

Announcement

With Auckland now in Covid Alert Level 3 and the rest of NZ in Level 2, the TSNZ Guidance Plan below (dated 28 May) now re-applies. Click here for TSNZ Covid-19 Guidance (most recent) UPCOMING CHAMPS - as at 12 August: The Auckland Open to be held in Howick on 15 August is postponed until...

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Auckland Champs POSTPONED 

until further notice

As Auckland has been moved into Alert Level 3, the Target Shooting Auckland Open being held Saturday 15 August 2020 at Howick, is being postponed until further notice. Regards Robert Dixon Secretary

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TSNZ Special General Meeting 

Announcement of Outcome

A TSNZ Special General Meeting was held via Zoom on 6th August 2020. The only business at this meeting was to decide whether the 2020 TSNZ AGM should be held as a distance meeting via Zoom, rather than as the usual face-to-face meeting planned to be held in Wellington on 31st October. Delegates from 20 of TSNZ’s...

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Sport NZ Resilience Fund 

Phase 2 now open

Applications can now be made for the second round of Sport NZ Community Resilience Funding through your local Sport NZ organisation. This covers costs incurred 1 July to 30 September, with a maximum of $25,000 claimable. If you’ve already received funding in Round 1 you can apply again as this now covers a different period. ...

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NIC RESULTS 

Entries for the National Indoor Champs were down a little in numbers this year, but still some outstanding scores were shot. A special congratulations to the two who shot 400s - Stephanie McNair with 400.30, and Ryan Taylor with 400.29. The Grade winners were: Master Grade - Ryan Taylor A Grade – Stephanie McNair B...

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TRA Nationals 2021 

A message from Target Rifle Australia regarding the 2021 TRA National Championships: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a major international concern and continues to have a major impact on sporting events and the economy globally. The health and well-being of Target Rifle Australia members, officials, volunteers,...

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It is with sadness we advise of the death of Allan Fake 

Allan, who was a member of Oaonui Club, died peacefully at Taranaki Base Hospital, surrounded by loving family, on Tuesday 28 July 2020. Dearly loved husband of the late Anna. Cherished father and father-in-law of Bernadette and Colin Plaw, and Dave. Allan's family would like to thank all of the staff involved in his care while at...

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Upcoming Matches 

SI Champs - NIC - Titipounamu

There are plenty of matches to get out to this year, and some of the biggest are coming up soon: This coming Saturday (25 July) sees the South Island Champs being held at 6 different venues, with both individual and teams events along with medals and cash prizes. The following weekend (1-2 August) is the NIC match. This...

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AGM / SGM Reminders 

Due dates

20th July (Monday) Nominations for 2021 Executive and Island Selectors due Remits for 2020 AGM due 23rd July (Thursday) Registrations for Special General Meeting (SGM) on Thursday 6th August due Go to the MEMBERS / AGM & SGM 2020 page...

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Trading at Manawatu Champs 

18th July

Ruth McNair will be bringing TSNZ Trading over to the Manawatu Champs on Saturday 18th July but as she can't bring all the stock if there's anything you'd like to see, try or buy email or phone Ruth by Thursday 16th so she can make sure she brings it along for you. targetshootingnztrading@gmail.com 027 666...

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Updating memberships 

Forms still needed

As everyone should know by now, Membership can only be updated to the current financial year once BOTH the FEE and a completed MEMBERSHIP FORM have been received at the TSNZ Office. Online banking is a great service and it’s good to see so many people and Clubs using it, however just depositing fees in the TSNZ account...

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New TSNZ competition 

GRADED BINGO

TSNZ is launching a new competition – Graded Bingo – which is a fun way to challenge yourself no matter what Grade you are in. Once shooters have been entered, they received their BINGO CARD with scores that need to be shot. These scores are different for each grade, so all grades have a good chance...

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National Indoor Champs 

- NIC-

2020 National Indoor Champs are confirmed as running the weekend of 2 August as usual. This year there is one more venue available - Coronation Range are hosting NIC in conjunciton with the Coronation Champs which are on that weekend this year, having been postponed from earlier in the season. This match...

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TSNZ Secondary Schools matches 

are back on for 2020!

Great news for school shooters - both the TSNZ Challenge Postal match and the TSNZ Inter-Secondary Schools Inter-Island match are now back on the calendar for 2020. There have been some changes made for this year to help with the Covid-19 issues, and this should make it easier for schools to get involved. The due date for...

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