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Covid - 19 Updates

23rd March: URGENT UPDATE!!!

Due to the Prime Ministers announcement earlier of moving NZ to a level 3 status and then moving to Level 4 at midnight on Wednesday night ALL PNZ MATCHES will be postponed. PNZ and PNHQ have spoken regarding attendance requirements. An email will be sent to all club Secretaries later this week. Stay safe and look after your loved ones. 

The Government has instructed that people "Stay Home” and in the Prime Ministers own words "All indoor and outdoor events cannot proceed”.

Pistol New Zealand Council

Pistol New Zealand have sent Club Secretaries updates to pass to the wider membership. We have updates on shooting events on each Section's 'Coming Events' page on this site. Updates have also been posted on the PNZ Facebook page, a link can be seen on this page.

Updates sent to clubs: 18th March - A memo and set of guidelines was sent to clubs to pass on to members. You can see a copy of this plan and memo HERE and HERE NOTE: Since this memo, the maximum number at any one event is now dropped to 100. 

For more information on Covid - 19 please refer to the NZ Government website HERE.



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About Target Pistol Shooting

Target pistol shooting was introduced in New Zealand in 1968. By 1972 we had a pistol shooter at the Olympic Games.

Since that time target pistol shooting has developed in numbers and the types of events shot. New Zealand pistol shooters have competed successfully in many international events, winning many medals at Commonwealth Games, as well as World Championship medals in other pistol disciplines.

Pistol New Zealand has 90 affiliated clubs throughout New Zealand, so no matter where you live, there will be a club near you.

In 2019, Pistol New Zealand celebrated its 50th year.

Getting Started

You can find out more about the sport of pistol shooting in New Zealand by reading the Members Handbook.

If you would like to make contact with a club to enquire about taking up the sport, you can:

  • See our club contacts to find pistol clubs in your area
  • Contact us for a referral to a club with no contact details

When you make contact with a club, they will tell you what you need to know about making your first visit to their range.

Members Only: Enquiries about member logon access should be directed to the PNZ Executive Officer via the contact page HERE

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