The Hutt Valley Shooters Association began it’s formation in 2013. Founding members constitute the majority of larger shooting organisations in the Wellington region along with the LHCC, and national shooting bodies Pistol New Zealand and New Zealand Service Rifle.
Shooting sports in Wellington have long struggled to establish a universal complex for the region. Shooting has a vast array of different disciplines which has been part of the challenge in finding a property that can provide the safe pursuit of most styles while all utilizing the same area of land.
With the opportunity of leasing the old Wainuiomata landfill site, the reality of such a complex became apparent. A group of Wellington shooting clubs with the vision of establishing a multi-use facility that will also provide supervised and structured public access formed the HVSA early in 2015 with a combined membership of well over 1500 members, many with national and international competition experience.
Formed under a Sportsville model, and with the support of the Wainuiomata Community board the purpose of the HVSA is to provide governance and development of the Wainuiomata landfill site as a regional shooting complex capable of providing local, national and international events. Part of our charter is to also provide public access days that are staffed by qualified range officers drawn from the member organizations so as to provide Wellington shooters with a safe, controlled environment to practise and zero their firearms.
The complex is not available at any time outside of the advertised bookings nor is available for casual use by any persons. Any person on site without the express permission of the board will be considered to be trespassing.
Public days advertised are open to all members of the public legally able to possess or use firearms either as licensed shooters or under direct the supervision of a current firearms license holder. A fee will be charged per shooter on advertised days. Please bring your firearms license and report to the Chief Range Officer on arrival to sign in.
Range open for sign in and set up from 08:30 on advertised days, shooting may commence from 09:00. Range closes at 05:00 winter, or 20:00 summertime hours.
For all booking enquries, suggestions or complaints please feel free to contact us.