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Thread: Ashburton Rifle Range: CLOSED

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    when is range open? is it open to public or do you need to be a club member?

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    Email was sent out to members last week opening weekend was suppose to be this weekend weather permitting and a chance for the public to come have a look.

    I popped down to have a look today but was closed probably because of the rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by top gun View Post
    Funny how airports don't get moved when people complain about aircraft noise,eh???? Slight issue of double standards
    Oh there was noises about Taieri airport....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathias View Post
    Closest is 100m. Its been configured to NRA shooting requirements. I dont believe it will be open to the public like earlier days, a current range officer will need to be present anytime the range is in use. The days of every man & his dog having a key is over.

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    Great news on the re opening!!
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    https://www.facebook.com/AshburtonRifle/ just liked their page will have to go up for a look soon.

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    Taieri Airfield was gifted to Dunedin City in the early 1930s by the Aeroclub to be held in trust for as long as the airfield was required.
    Since the then Trustees have sold off part of the gifted land and a number of other underhand activities to try and get their hands on the land for industrial use.
    Including allowing housing developments right up to the airfield boundary.
    Neighbours complaining about noise coming from the airfield will eventually force it to close down.
    Courts will always take the side of people who complain that their health is being effected by noise from their neighbours regardless of who was there first.
    Existing user rights will not protect you from being closed down.
    Ashburton Range needs to be VERY vigilant and not take councils word for anything. Get EVERYTHING in writing.!!!!!!
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    And by writing you mean approved by a good barrister I assume, make sure it's fucking tight.
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    The range was closed due to safety concerns.

    The range has been rebuilt to a new safer standard.
    Part of the range certification is a new set of range standing orders.
    Included in those standing orders is for a properly certified Range Safety Officer to be present when the range is open and a minimum of two (2) people to be present.

    Gone are the days of Joe Bloggs shooting the crap out of any old junk on the range.

    The range will still be able to be used to zero rifles but with more supervision.
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    Range day this Sunday 10am-2pm, $20 entry fee. Electronic targets will be operational.
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    Hey mate, have you got a map to the range? I may swing by with the CZ in tow. Also, what are the shooting distances?

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    https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/...!4d171.7373638

    Follow Robinson to the end you can't miss it. They'll be shooting 100yards this weekend

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    Range day was rained out. It didn't just rain it poured.

    The day will be rescheduled for a future date.

 

 

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