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Outdoor Nationals 

DAY 6

Day 6 and only one day to go at the 2020 Outdoor Nationals in Tokoroa. The womens International Randle Match was the first on the programme today, with the 12 shooters facing calm conditions – that is, after the fog lifted. This is the first time NZ has fielded a Randle team since 1984, and all the shooters, coaches and supporters...

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OUTDOOR NATIONALS 

Day 5

Day 5 at the 2020 Outdoor Nationals in Tokoroa and the day started with the Womens Championship match being swarmed by mozzies and people (including Range staff and Drug-Free Sport NZ testers) leaping for the bug spray. Conditions continued to be tricky with massive mirage to contend with. Congratulations to the winner...

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Outdoor Nationals 

DAY 4

Day 4 in Tokoroa was HOT HOT HOT. Swirly breezes, shifting mirage, sun and heat – the joys of outdoor shooting. The second part of the Graded Match was shot today, with the C and D Graders going first at 9.30, followed by A Graders at 11.30 and then B Graders at 1.30. While the conditions may not have looked difficult, there...

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Outdoor Nationals 

DAY 3

Day 3 of the 2020 Outdoor Nationals in Tokoroa and the Waikato heat really kicked in, after a slightly chilly start. Squad 1 of the day probably got the worst of the breezes, but the mirage picked up as the day wore on, and many of the shooters in the last squad came off the mound looking totally wrung out. This was the first...

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Outdoor Nationals 

DAY 2

The 2020 Outdoor Nationals continued into Day 2 with the Marathon event of shooting – the 3P. This involves 40 shots kneeling, 40 shots prone, and 40 shots standing, all taking a total of 3 ¼ hours. Those who make it through to the Final then have another 15 shots in each position to shoot before the final winner...

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Outdoor Nationals 

DAY 1

Day 1 of the 2020 Outdoor Nationals in Tokoroa started with 3P practice. Our eight 3P shooters seemed to make the most of the great conditions, conditions which sadly were not to last out the day. The Badge Match came next, with Squad One having to deal with some strong breezes. The new bright orange flags were a challenge for some,...

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Coaching down South 

TSNZ Club Instructors Course and more

The TSNZ Club Instructors Course is being run in Dunedin on 19th March and Invercargill on 25th March by Jon Phillipps. This course is FREE to TSNZ members, and provides some great ideas on helping new members as they join Clubs, and how to train up your existing members to be useful Club Instructors. The sessions that were run last year...

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Outdoor Nationals 

Ammo, Trading and Hats

Some tips for the upcoming Outdoor Nationals TRADING - contact Ruth BEFORE Saturday 22nd if you'd like something from TSNZ Trading brought along to Tokoroa for you. Ruth will be bringing some stock over but can't bring it all this trip, so get in touch if advance if you want something special. targetshootingnztrading@gmail.com ...

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2020 Outdoor Nationals 

Programme and Squadding details

Programme and Squadding details are now available for the 2020 Outdoor Nationals coming up in Tokoroa on 23rd to 29th February. Shooters who have entered will also be receiving a copy of this by email soon. Check your details carefully, and please email Waikato Association at waikatosmallbore@gmail.com if there is...

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TSNZ RECORDS 

3P AIR RIFLE 50m PRONE

A change was made at last years TSNZ AGM to allow 3P, Air Rifle and 50m Prone RECORD SCORES to be shot in Designated Matches as well as team events and matches other than the National Championship Match at the Outdoor and Air Rifle Nationals. This means that shooters who achieve top scores in these extra matches are able to have their...

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Outdoor Nationals entry extension 

Due date for TSNZ Outdoor Nationals entries has been extended to 5pm Monday 3rd February. Following this late fees may apply, so get organised and get your entries in now. 2020 TSNZ Outdoor Nationals Info and Entry Form

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Manawatu Outdoor Champs 

Squadding for Manawatu Championship, Sunday 26th January: SQUAD 1 Grades A and C. START TIME 10.00am 4 Shaun Jeffery 5 Janet Hunt 6 Allison Archer 7 Jolie Carter 8 Grant Taylor 9 David Green 10 Owen Bennett 11 Ian McFetridge...

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Outdoor Reminders 

NATIONALS and POSTAL entries

IMPORTANT REMINDERS for Outdoor Shooters: 2020 Outdoor Nationals ENTRIES are due in by 31st January - if you haven't entered yet, NOW is the time to do it. 2020 Outdoor Nationals INFO and ENTRY FORM 2019-20 Outdoor Postal ENTRIES are due in by 18th...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Dorothy (Dot) Elliott 

Target Shooting Southland, Gore Smallbore Rifle Club regrets to advise of the passing of Dorothy (Dot) Elliott on 27th December 2019. Dot served both as President of the Gore Smallbore Rifle Club and as VP for Eastern Southland Smallbore Rifle Association during recent years. Dot was very involved with club activities and coaching juniors,...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Aussie Chauval 

The Marlborough Smallbore Rifle Association regrets to advise the death of John (Aussie) Chauval on 31 December, aged 84. Until health conditions caused him to miss the 2019 season Aussie had been competing for over 35 years, representing the South Island and New Zealand on a number of occasions. He was a life member of the Blenheim...

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International Results 

2018 and 2019

Results from the 2018 and 2019 outdoor International Matches run by NSRA UK have been a long time coming due to their personnel changes, however we have now received them and what a great read they are for our NZ shooters. In 2018 - The Wakefield OPEN team came 2nd - congratulations to Ryan Taylor,...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of 

Keith Barton

It is with much sadness that Target Shooting Nelson shares news of the passing of Keith Barton on the 5th December 2019 - aged 92 Years. Keith was inducted as a Life Member of Target Shooting Nelson for his service as President over many years, he also played a pivotal roll in the building of the old Nelson range in Paru Paru Road, to which...

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Canterbury Champs 

Canterbury Championships - 14/15 December 2019 It was great to see a keen interested group of shooters attend the Canterbury Champs at the Mcleans Island Range on 14/15 December. As usual there were a few different conditions on offer across the range to shoot on, but for the early risers they had the pick of the best weather - although...

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AGM - 2020 Remits and Fees 

During the 2019 TSNZ AGM held in Christchurch on 2nd November changes to some fees were agreed upon and, as usual, a number of items in the TSNZ Constitution and Rules were changed by Remit. These fees and changes are effective immediately. Updated versions of the entire TSNZ Constitution & Rules will be available in...

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TSNZ Executive 

Following the TSNZ AGM held on 2nd November we are pleased to announce the new Executive line-up: President Steve O'Donnell (Auckland) Deputy President Paul Turner (Wanganui) Executive Members Regan Cowe (Blenheim) Shirley Herridge (Christchurch) Nick Phillips (Dunedin) Jesse Henriksen (Christchurch) ...

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Update on Fair and Reasonable Campaign 

Fair and Reasonable Campaign Dear Supporter, It’s been another busy week on the campaign fighting for fair and reasonable firearms law reform, as we defend the rights of responsible firearms owners like you from overly restrictive and counterproductive changes to firearms laws. 2019...

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Oceania 2019 

Congratulations to the 2019 TSNZ Oceania Rifle Team who competed this week at the Sydney Internationals Shooting Centre in events for 10m Air Rifle, 50m Prone and 3P. Some great results! Air Rifle Men – Team Silver –...

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Outdoors at Marlborough 

If you had looked at the results of the 2019 Marlborough 50 m Championship, you might have begun to wonder how it was that all the B grade scores, and one D grade score, were better than any A grade score. After all, they were all shot at the same range, on the same morning, but they were not shot under the same conditions....

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Norm France. 

Norm was a past member of Dannevirke Smallbore Rifle Club and a Southern Hawkes Bay Life Member, and was a TSNZ member for many years. He is particularly remembered for an anti tank gun he once brought along to an end of year Prizegiving. Norman France, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Aged 89 years. Much...

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Air & 3P at Blenheim cancelled 

Due to no entries having been received by due date for either the Air Rifle or the 3P events at the Marlborough Champs to be held in Blenheim over Labour Weekend, these two events are now cancelled. The 50m Prone events on both the Saturday and Sunday will continue as per the event poster. If you will not be shooting...

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TSNZ Arms Submission 

Thank you to those Members and their associates who forwarded their names in support of the TSNZ Submission on proposed Arms Legislation changes. The Submission was lodged successfully and we are now waiting on an allocated time to speak to the Select Committee. Click here for the TSNZ Submission - Final Version

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Air Rifle Champs, Blenheim 

Entries close Wednesday 23rd

Marlborough Air Rifle Champs entries At this stage we have no entries for the Marlborough Air Rifle Champs on Saturday, with entries due to close on 23rd October. We need to know if the match is proceeding so we can set the range up. If you are intending to compete please advise Val Wadsworth 021 667746, or valwad@xtra.co.nz...

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RSA Wanganui 75th Jubilee 

Calling all previous Members

RSA Target Shooting Wanganui are planning their 75th Jubilee Celebration to be held on Saturday 8th February, 2020. The Club is looking for expressions of interest from all previous members and participants, and contact details of others who might like to be invited. Click here for info, and Club contact ...

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NZ & Plate Team RESULTS 

*** Photos and results are now on the Indoor / Schools page. *** Day 2 of the TSNZ Inter-Secondary School Inter-Island event saw the NZ Team shooters completing their International match for the Postal competition against the British Schools team. As this is a UK run match, the results are in whole scores only, with...

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Secondary Schools Inter-Island Match 

21 schools entered for the 2019 TSNZ Inter-Secondary Schools match held on 28 September in Wellington - 14 from the North Island and 7 from the South Island. Day 1 saw the schools compete against each other, with each of the 3 members shooting three 10-shot cards. Congratulations to Palmerston North Boys’ High School,...

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Submissions are now open 

for the Arms Legislation Bill

All licenced firearms owners will be affected by this second level of proposed changes, as will Shooting Clubs and Ranges. NOW is the time to have your say - Members need to get involved to really get the positive firearms message heard. TSNZ is putting together a submission which will be circulated...

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Indoor Postal Results 

Season's Aggregate & Inter-Association

Indoor Postal Results are now completed, and results for the Season's Aggregate and Inter-Association Postals can be found below. Thank you to everyone who entered, and special thanks to the Club and Association Secretaries who have to coordinate all the shooters and get scores in on time. Apologies for these results...

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North Island vs Scotland 

2019 RESULTS

2019 North Island vs Scotland The 2019 North Island vs Scotland match was shot on 22 September in Palmerston North - well done to the North Island shooters for wins in both the Open and Junior teams. Coincidentally Ken Greenaway (back row, right), who has been one of the Scotland Team members for many years, was passing by...

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Candyman Cup 2019 

RESULTS

Congratulations to Manawatu, 2019 Candyman Cup winners. The Candyman Cup was donated in 1981 by Doug Linkhorn, proprietor of Empire Confectionery (hence the name), 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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TSNZ CHALLENGE 

Secondary Schools Postal RESULTS

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the TSNZ Challenge Secondary Schools Postal competition for 2019: Top School – Feilding High School Top Teams: Girls Grade Palmerston North Girls High School – 574.23 Stephanie McNair, Briar Summerhays, Amy Pereira Boys Grade...

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Ammunition/Pellets/Targets 

Pre-Season SPECIAL ORDER

Target Shooting NZ is pleased to offer a 2019 PRE-SEASON SPECIAL of ammunition, pellets and targets, to be supplied from currently held stock. This is in place of our usual INDENT order, as our supplier, Shooting Stuff, has declined to fill TSNZ's indent requirements this year. Please support TSNZ with...

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Air Rifle POSTALS 

Results

Congratulations to Jess Burgess-Smith for her win in the 2019 Individual Air Rifle Postals competition. Medals will be presented for this match at the North Island Champs.

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Titipounamu 2019 

Congratulations to Taranaki

Thanks again to all the Associations that competed in this year's Titipounamu competition. A few Associations didn't compete this year, hopefully they will return next year. Welcome to two first timers, Malvern MRC and Horowhenua. Congratulations to the winners, Taranaki. A very solid performance averaging 294.875 points per shooter. Previous...

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B Grade Teams of FIve 

RESULTS

Results of the 2019 Teams of Five shoot run by TS Hutt Valley. Big congratulations to Wellington this years winners, a very good score!! The most entries for a long time. I have included all the scores I received this year, this gives everyone who shot an idea how they fared compared with others. Once again thanks to...

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INDENT ANNOUNCEMENT 

.. Late last night TSNZ received advice from our Eley suppliers, Shooting Stuff, that they will no longer supply TSNZs Indent Order system. Shooting Stuff tell us this is due to TSNZ being unwilling to commit to minimum order amounts of Tenex. Despite TSNZ agreeing to the provided minimums for Eley Match and Team,...

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NDC 2019 

Congratulations to the winning teams

NDC 2019 - FINAL RESULTS CONGRATULATIONS to the 2019 Winners: A League - Division 1 - Waikato Thoroughbreds A League - Division 2 - Nelson Gunz Nelson Gunz advance to Division 1, Taranaki Hardcore descend to Division 2 B League - Mid Canterbury Titans Simon Grant Trophy - Highest individual...

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It is with regret we advise of the passing of Margaret Clapson 

It is with regret that we advise of the passing of Margaret Clapson (mother of Mark Clapson). Margaret was a life member of Waitakere Smallbore Rifle Club. She was also a previous secretary and avid supporter of Target Shooting Auckland. Margaret Clapson (nee McCord). Passed away on the 31st August 2019. Loved wife of the late...

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National Indoor Champs 

Medals for the 2019 National Indoor Champs were presented at the North vs South dinner, apart from some Bronze Medals which we are still waiting on from our supplier, and will be sent out as soon as they arrive. If you were not at the dinner, the medal will have been given to a member of your Association/Club to bring back for you....

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New Member Incentive 2019 

Congratulations to the winning Clubs

For the second year running TSNZ is awarding prizes of ammunition to Clubs who have both increased their numbers and affiliated new members for the indoor season. For the 2019 Indoor season up to 31 July, and compared to the end of the 2018 season, of 119 affiliated TSNZ Clubs, 27 Clubs showed both a total increase and...

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Indent Orders - 

Details will be available soon

Information for 2019 Indent Orders (for delivery in early 2020) will be available very soon. At this stage we are still waiting on confirmed pricing from our supplier, so will get forms and information out as soon as we possibly can.

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POSTAL RESULTS due 31st August 

This is a reminder to make sure you get your INDOOR postal results in to the office by 31st August. This includes SEASON'S AGGREGATE, INTER-ASSOCIATION, AIR RIFLE and SECONDARY SCHOOL CHALLENGE results. An emailed scan or photgraph of the results is fine, but please check to see that all names are...

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NvS Derby Results 

and Presentations

The final event at North vs South was the Derby Match, always an interesting event with results kept under wraps until the Dinner. Congratulations to the winning team The Hopefuls, and the winners of the Best Name award, Olly's Wallys. North vs South Derby RESULTS The weekend...

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NZ OPEN Team Results 

These Open Team scores will be set against the UK Home Counties scores to be received in January 2020. NZ Open Team RESULTS

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NZ Teams RESULTS 

Juniors - Veterans -Women - Men

The first NZ teams have just completed their matches - Juniors, Veterans, Women and Men. These scores will be set against the UK Home Counties scores to be received in January 2020. NZ Junior Team RESULTS NZ Veterans Team RESULTS NZ Womens Team RESULTS ...

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