National Rifle Association of New Zealand
|Category||Fullbore target rifle|
|Affiliation||New Zealand Shooting Federation,ICFRA|
|Headquarters||Trentham, New Zealand|
|Vice president(s)||B. Carter|
|Replaced||New Zealand Rifle Association|
The Association is the member for New Zealand at the International Confederation of Fullbore Rifle Associations (ICFRA) and takes part in ICFRA World Championships and the Commonwealth Games.
The NRA started as the New Zealand Rifle Association (NZRA) in 1878. It ran the national competition each year. The Government Volunteer Movement had run the competition since 1861 but gave it to the NZRA. By 1900 the NZRA had trouble with money because they built a new shooting range for the competition each year in a different place. The NZRA was taken over by the Defence Force and was called the New Zealand Defence Rifle Association. In 1923, the National Rifle Association was formed to separate the target shooters from the military Defence Force.
Related pages change
- "Organisation". National Rifle Association of New Zealand. National Rifle Association of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 24 January 2022. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
- "History of NRANZ". National Rifle Association of New Zealand. National Rifle Association of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 15 January 2022. Retrieved 1 April 2022.