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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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North vs South CANCELLED 

Due to the recent Covid level changes it is not possible to hold the North vs South match this weekend in Christchurch. However as this year’s hosts are unable to hold the event on any alternate date, we are considering the option of re-scheduling this for 15-17 October as a multi-venue event. We invite feedback from...

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Indoor Postal Results 

Individual and Inter-Club

The Individual and the Inter-Club Postals closed on 30th July - CONGRATULATIONS to the following: 2021 INDIVIDUAL Postal Master Grade - Neil Kinsey A Grade - David Crimp B Grade - Bayley Rowe C Grade - Michaela Smith D Grade - Leon van den Berg Juniors - Bayley...

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NDC Semi-Final RESULTS 

NDC Semi-Final 12th August A-League - While the Total Team scores may not show it, in Division One this was a hard-fought Semifinal, with only 4 - 5 points between some of the teams, and only inners separating others. The Waikato / Manawatu match came down to a point difference of only 1, the closest result in quite...

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AIR RIFLE CHALLENGE 

July Results

TSNZ 2021 Air Rifle Challenge - Month 1 Results It's been great to see the first month's scores come in for this new Air Rifle Challenge Match. Many of the shooters took advantage of the match shot on electronic targets at the Manawatu...

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Secondary Schools Match 2021 

Multiple Teams now possible

In 2021 schools can enter as may teams as they wish for the Inter Secondary Schools Inter-Island Match. If you're having difficulties selecting your 3 top shooters, you now have the chance to send more. All shooters MUST be from the same school, and all teams must be a full 3 shooters. All the shooters will...

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NIC RESULTS 

There was some fantastic shooting and a great turn-out for the NIC competition this year, especially considering the awful weather conditions. Congratulations to the winners in each of the Grades: Master Grade - Ryan Taylor - 399.34 A Grade - Kirsten Birrell - 399.30 B Grade - Martin Quigley - 397.27 C Grade - Ryan...

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NDC Round 5 RESULTS 

NDC Round 5, 22nd July This proved a difficult round for many teams what with the awful weather on the night, and shooters pulling out in advance meaning some teams having to re-draw several times before shooting even started. There were also two issues after teams had started meaning that Emergencies had to be pulled in...

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Reminder 

for Remits and Nominations

Remits for the AGM, Nominations for Executive positions, Island Selectors and Life Memberships are due in to the TSNZ Office by 20th July. Please make sure these arrive in time as they cannot be accepted if they are late. Information on this can be found on the MEMBERS / AGM 2021 page

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A & F - URGENT REMINDER 

Dinner Ticket Orders due in

Andrew & Faulkner 2021 - 31 July 2021, hosted by MID-CANTERBURY ASSOCIATION in ASHBURTON URGENT Reminder - Dinner numbers and payments MUST be in to the Hosts by 22 July CLICK HERE for UPDATED A & F Match information (16.7.21)

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North vs South Teams Named 

CONGRATULATIONS to the shooters named in the North Island and South Island teams for the 2021 Inter-Island Event. Please get in contact the TSNZ Office immediately if you know you will not be able to attend this event so that replacements can be arranged. CLICK HERE to go to the INDOOR / NORTH vs SOUTH...

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Oceania 2021 Cancelled 

This is to advise that on 30th June the Oceania Shooting Federation Executive decided that the Oceania Championships for 2021 will not proceed. This decision has not been taken lightly. With the travel restrictions around the Covid-19 pandemic and the inability of many members to send teams to Australia for the event due to these...

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A & F Reminder 

Apparel

A & F Apparel orders are due in by Tuesday 13th July - order NOW to get your items at A&F. The apparel will consist of a striped navy and white Cloke rugby jersey and a navy blue Cloke hoodie. Standard printing on the chest and back consists of “South Island Target Shooting, 2021 A & F Championship”. Individuals...

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North vs South 

2021 North vs South will be held on 21 - 22 August hosted by CHRISTCHURCH ASSOCIATION at the Bangor St Range North vs South ranking lists now include all the ranking list matches and will be forward to the Selectors soon. If you are listed in the TOP 25 of any team and KNOW that you will not be able to...

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NDC Round 4 - 1st July 

NDC Round 4, 1st July A - League - In Division 1 Hutt Valley Hawks did a great job with their double-header, gaining 23 points and taking a clean sweep over Waikato Thoroughbreds. Manawatu Marauders have managed to hold on to the points lead though. Congratulatons to Robbie McNair on his 300.20, a top score for Eastern...

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It is with sadness that we advise of the passing of Doug Gibson 

Doug Gibson, a long-time member of Oaonui Club in Taranaki and a well respected TSNZ Member and co-ordinator of the NDC competition, passed away earlier today. Doug's Funeral is to be held at the Oaonui Hall (10 minutes north of Opunake) on Tuesday 6th July at 1pm. TARANAKI DAILY NEWS, 3 July 2021: GIBSON,...

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Wairarapa Open now in MASTERTON 

Due to Covid level change

The Wairarapa Open planned for Martinborough on 25-26 June will now be held at the MASTERTON RANGE and Covid Level 2 restrictions will apply. The start time on Saturday is now earlier at 10am, and social distancing will be maintained by using only 10 mounds. 1m distancing should be observed in the set up area. ...

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NDC Round 3 

NDC Round 3, 10th June A - League - Some very close Team scores in this Round with 2 matches being decided on Inners - Manawatu took the Composite match from Nelson by one inner in Division One, and Southland Centurions won the Junior match over Taranaki Tigers by two inners in Division Two. Congratulations to Martin Hunt...

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Due dates REMINDER 

Clothing and Gibbs Fund

This is a reminder for two upcoming due dates, make sure you get your applications and orders in to TSNZ in time for these: GIBBS FUND Applications are due in by 15th JUNE - financial assistance for TSNZ Indoor shooters CLICK HERE for further information TSNZ CLOTHING Orders...

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To our Canterbury Members 

The Canterbury region and many of our members are being badly affected by the latest rain and flooding to hit the region from North Canterbury down to South Canterbury. On behalf of all our members, TSNZ would like to say that you are in our thoughts during this tough time. We hope that the impact is not too severe and that you and your...

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Secondary School Postals 

Entries in by 31 May for sponsored ammunition

This is a reminder to get your Secondary Schools Challenge Postal entries and fees in to TSNZ by 31st May to be eligible for the ammunition sponsored by TSNZ and Eley UK. Shooter names do not need to be included on the entry, so don't wait to see who is shooting well before getting those entries in. Click...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Earl Graham 

GRAHAM, Earl Francis, of Levin. Peacefully on 19th May 2021. Aged 84 years. Dearly loved husband of Janet. Loving father & father in law of Linda & Graeme, Judith & John, and Wendy & Mark. Loved Grandad of Nicki & Josh; Bridget & Mike; Michael & Rochelle and their partners. Loved Great-granddad to Indiana and...

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Teams of Ten 2021 

RESULTS

The 60th Anniversary North Island Teams of Ten event was held in Palmerston North on 15th May. Many thanks to the Manawatu Association for running this event so well. All teams that enter are in the competition for the Rees Scroll, while those teams that ranked below #10 in the previous year’s Teams of Ten match also compete for...

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

Westland, George Harvey (Harvey), formerly of Glen Muick, Cheviot, on May 8 2021, peacefully at Rangiora. Loved brother and brother-in-law of John Westland, Madeleine and Neil Bissell (Wellington) and the late Janet Parker, loved uncle to all his nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service to remember Harvey will be held in the Kaiapoi Working Men's...

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New Air Rifle Champs 

Queen's Birthday weekend

New Air Rifle Champs in Marlborough Marlborough RSA are holding a new Air Rifle Champs match in Blenheim on Queen's Birthday Weekend - 5th June. This will add to a great weekend of shooting which includes the Indoor Champs already held in Blenheim on 5th June, and Nelson on 6th and 7th June. Entries...

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North vs South Nominations 

2021 North vs South will be held on 21 - 22 August, hosted by CHRISTCHURCH ASSOCIATION Click here for the Island Teams Nomination List (5.5.21) Please contact the TSNZ Office if your team nominations are not correct, or you do not appear on the list and you expected to. Note that corrections can only be made if...

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Memberships 

Please check

Membership forms and fees have been flowing in over the past few days literally by the hundreds, with everyone seeming to have the due date of 30th April in mind. This can cause quite some difficulty in matching up forms with fees, so please check the lists below. There are a lot of payments that have gone into the...

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Air Rifle Nationals 

Results

After a postponement due to Covid-19 travel uncertainties, the 2021 Air Rifle Nationals got underway at the Mt Eden Range on the weekend of the 17th & 18th April. Despite being light on numbers the shooters certainly were not light on enthusiasm. Two days of shooting saw some shaky starts for some and personal best scores for...

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Outdoor International Results 

Congratulations to our NZ Team shooters for a clean sweep of wins against Australia in the Slazenger, Womens and Junior matches for 2021. Australia have just shot their matches at their TRA Nationals over Easter weekend, while ours were shot at our February Outdoor Nationals. CLICK HERE for International Teams Results ...

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Outdoor Postals - RESULTS 

There was some very close shooting in the 2020-21 Outdoor Postal competition, with countback having to go back 4 places to sort out some of the ties. It was great to see so many teams enter this year too, the highest number going back to 2009-10 records. Congratulations to the winners of the 2020-21 Outdoor Postal Championships ...

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Arms Act Consultation 

Information for Members

The TSNZ Executive has provided the following information to assist Members to navigate the Proposed Regulation changes and how to make a submission: More changes to the Firearms Arms Act 1983 are now being proposed by the NZ Police, and all TSNZ Members, Clubs, and Associations are strongly encouraged to become involved in the...

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Arms Act changes 

- important for information for Members

More changes to the Arms Act 1983 are now being proposed by the NZ Police, and all TSNZ Members, Clubs, and Associations are strongly encouraged to become involved in the consultation process that is now open. The changes, which are expected to come into force on 24 June 2021, affect: Dealer activities...

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