Te Anau club to host South Island event

NATHAN BURDON
Last updated 05:00 15/01/2014

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The rejuvenated Te Anau clay target club will host the South Island sporting clays competition at its new base on Sunday.

The Te Anau club went into recesssion about 2008 but was brought back to life three years ago and now has about 45 members, more than a dozen of whom are affiliated to the national body.

Vice-president Craig Horrell said the club hoped to get 50 to 60 entries for Sunday's championship, including shooters from the North Island.

On Saturday the club will also host its own Colin "Silver" Sinclair memorial shoot, in honour of one of the club's founding members.

Consents are being sought to build a permanent base at the old aiport between Te Anau and Manapouri, where Sunday's sporting clays competition - a shoot that mimics hunting ducks and quail in the wild - will be held.

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- The Southland Times

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