Top shooters take aim in Tokoroa
Tokoroa is home to some crack shots this week as it plays host to the 2010 Pacific Regional Shooting Championships.
The international competition is being held for the first time in New Zealand at the Tokoroa Shooting Sports Complex.
The event got underway on Monday and runs until Sunday.
At 8.30am today South Waikato District Mayor Neil Sinclair declared the official opening of the championships on the day when the largest number of the competitors were present.
Action got underway however on Monday with a silhouette air rifle competition, yesterday it was the turn of the heavy rifle shooters and the light rifle competition is today.
Benchrest matches commence tomorrow with rimfire, followed by light varmint on Saturday and heavy varmint on Sunday.
The scoped rifle rimfire teams match will be held on Friday, followed by individual matches on Saturday.
Having already hosted the Target Shooting New Zealand nationals (pictured) this year, Tokoroa is this week home to the 2010 Pacific Regional Shooting Championships.
The centrefire team and individual matches will be held on Sunday.
The championships also include service rifle matches being held on the New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Rotorua Range on Meeds Rd from Friday to Sunday. Competitors are from Australia, New Caledonia, Samoa and New Zealand.
A total of 83 competitors have registered for the championships with the highest entries being service rifle of the four disciplines being held.