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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 the Round Two match is only two weeks later on 16th May. In the A-League, Division One teams are Wellington Tigers,...

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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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2020 Tokyo Olympic Games 

Nomination Criteria

The 2020 Nomination Criteria has now been finalised with NZOC, you can find a link to the document below and on the NZSF Web site under “Competition & Events”. Points to keep in mind: This is the NZSF Nomination Criteria and not a selection...

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TSNZ Trading Officer appointed 

Ruth McNair is confirmed as the new TSNZ Trading Officer, following Gary Cuff not continuing his contract beyond 31st January 2019. Ruth is based in Dannevirke and will be running Trading from there. Ruth brings a variety of skills to this position. She has had over 30 years of involvement with target shooting, so has a good knowledge...

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Auckland Provincial Championship 

Results

Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Auckland Provincial Championship. Trophies were presented at the last round of the Championship at Hamilton. MASTER GRADE (5 eligible) 1. Roy Herbison (Tauranga) 1489.95 2. Samantha Riddle (Tauranga) 1484.93 ...

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It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Frank Prowse 

Frank Prowse was a well-known Auckland shooter. PROWSE, Francis Saxby (Frank). Born 30 May, 1937. Passed away 18 October, peacefully at CHT St Johns Hospital. Special thanks to all those who have provided care and support to Frank. A Memorial Service will be held at Epsom Methodist Church, 587 Manukau Rd at 12 pm Saturday 27 October. ...

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Congratulations to the North Island 

for a clean sweep over Scotland

The 2018 North Island vs Scotland Match was a clean sweep for NZ. The North Island Open team had a win with 5911 to Scotland's 5888, and the North Island Juniors also came out top with 1974 to Scotland's 1931. Well done to the Top Scores - Open was Bruce Cameron on 399 (no inners recorded for these matches),...

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Wellington Provincial Competition 

2018 Results

Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Wellington Provincial Competition. Trophies for this were presented at the North Island Champs. MASTER GRADE (8 eligible) 1 Ryan Taylor Poroutawhao 1492 101 2 Grant Taylor Poroutahwao 1489.104 3 Martin Hunt Rongotea...

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Outdoor and Air Match dates 

There are some new Match dates now available for the 2018-19 Outdoor and Air Rifle season: The Nelson Outdoor Champs will now be on the weekend of 17-18 November 2018 so as not to clash with the Marlborough A&P Show. The AIR RIFLE NATIONALS will be held at the Parafed Auckland range on the weekend of 9-10...

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Air Rifle 

2018

The Air Rifle season kicked off with the Designated Air Rifle match in Auckland. Great numbers attended the first designated match for the season at the Parafed Auckland Shooting Club range in Mt Eden, Auckland. It was fantastic to see some shooters returning to back to the sport after a few years away. A number...

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North vs South Photos 

Inter-Island and NZ team photos 2018 Most of the team photos taken at the North vs South dinner have now been distributed - the North Island photos at the North Island champs, and the South Island photos to Association people who were at the recent Secondary schools shoot in Rangiora . This saves a considerable amount...

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Secondary Schools Match 

Results from Day Two

Day Two of the 2018 Inter-Secondary Schools Inter-Island match started early for those shooting in the New Zealand team. This match is shot with only whole scores, no inners, and is then "posted" to the British Schools group who shoot early next year. NEW ZEALAND TEAM Results The...

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Secondary Schools match 

Results from Day One

Day One of the 2018 Inter-Secondary Schools Inter-Island match in Rangiora saw the school team placings swap a number of times during the 3 rounds shot, and it was great to see such close competition. Congratulations to the 2018 winners, Ashburton College, with a total score of 877.42. Feilding High School came in second with 873.27,...

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Candyman Cup 2018 

The 2018 Candyman Cup winners are Manawatu. The Candyman Cup was donated in 1981 by Doug Linkhorn, proprietor of Empire Confectionery for competition between the winners of the North Island Rees Scroll at Teams of Ten, and the South Island Andrew & Faulkner Shield shoots. The 2018 match was shot between Manawatu and Marlbourough,...

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2018 Postal RESULTS 

Seasons Aggregate and Inter-Association

2018 Indoor Postals RESULTS - Congratulations to the 2018 Winners Indoor Postal Results are now completed, and results for the Season's Aggregate and Inter-Association matches can be found below. Medals and datebars will be sent out to Clubs and prize payouts will be made to Clubs and Associations for distributon to shooters soon....

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Air Rifle Postals 

- RESULTS -

Congratulations to the 2018 Mens Air Rifle Postal winner Lachie McNair, and 2018 Womens Air Rifle Postal winner Jess Riddle. 2018 Air Rifle Postal RESULTS Lachie McNair ...

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Late addition to TSNZ Indent 

- Eley Action -

There has been a late addition to the 2018 TSNZ Indent Order. Eley have announced a new line of target ammunition called Action. This has up to now only been available in USA, but is now being offered to NZ shooters. Please see below information on this new ammuntion line, along with a new Indent Order form (V2) including...

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TSNZ Challenge 

Secondary School Results

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 TSNZ Challenge Secondary Schools Postal Shooting Competition: Top School Ashburton College Top Girl Lanelle McArthur Top Boy Lachie McNair Top Teams Girls - Ashburton College #1 ...

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Titipounamu Results 2018 

Congratulations to WAIKATO

Thanks again to all the Associations that competed in this years competition. A couple of Associations didn't compete this year, hopefully they will return next year. Congratulations to the winner, Waikato. A very solid performance averaging a touch over 294 per shooter. Previous years scores for all the teams makes interesting reading....

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Secondary Schools Nationals 

Entries close 15th September

Remember to get your Secondary Schools Nationals team entries in to the TSNZ Office and paid by 15th September. The event is in Rangiora this year, on 29 - 30 September. 2018 Secondary School Nationals entry & info

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Police Firearms Project 

Update

In Police’s effort to review and improve the administration of the Arms Act, the Arms Act Service Delivery Group is looking closely at how Police can best deliver firearms related services to the public in a timely, consistent, and cost effective manner. In June, the team met with staff, the firearms community...

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New Club Member Rewards 

Congratulations to the Clubs who have increased their membership numbers this year! As a reward for the best increases TSNZ has great pleasure in providing Eley Sport ammunition to the following Clubs: Highest NUMBER of new members: 1st - Brooklyn Club, 12 new members - 1,500...

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