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National Rifle Association of New Zealand

Life Members

Life membership of the National Rifle Association of New Zealand is one way in which the association recognises outstanding service to the sport. (The guidelines are found under Rules & Policy here).

Our Life Members, past and present, are acknowledged here: 

  Miss J. Gebbie
  Lt. Kingswell
  Lt. Col. Wales
1947 - 1950 Col. T.B. Creswell
1950 - 1961 Dr A.F. Ritchie-Crawford
1954 - 1959 Maj. Gen. W.H. Cunningham, CBE, DSO, VD
1954 - 1963 Maj. W.N. Masefield
1960 - 1969 C. Howard Cromack
1963 - 1977 E.A. Ballinger
1963 - 1967 Lt. Col. G.P. O'Leary, OBE
1964 - 1965 C.J. Nix
1967 - 1972 Capt. H. Simmons, MC
1967 - 1978 F.J. Thomas
1968 - 1974 T.H. Sharland
1973 - 1978 G.F.R. Gordon
1975 - 2018 Lt. Col. H.V. Donald, DSO, MC
1977 - 1990 W.P. Searle, JP
1979 - 1984 T.S. Prichard, BEM
1979 - 1980 A.H. O'Donnell
1981 - 1984 W.J. Burton, MBE
1981 - 2001 Wg. Cdr. A.R. Grimwood
1984 - 1994 J.F. Beattie
1987 - 2018 B.A.C. Hoban
1987 - 2006 D.E. Whiteman, ONZM, JP
1992 - 2015 R.G. Lacey
1993 - 2014 D.W.G. Collings
1993 - 2006 R.G. Gurney
1994 J. Bensley
1994 - 2002 Lt. Col. H.J. Orpen-Smellie, OBE
1996 - 2017 P.B. McLachlan
2001 S.R. Barrow
2001 C.H. Burt
2001 - 2016 M.G. Gordon
2001 - 2008 M.L.R. Win
2002 - 2013 R.J. Bowie
2002 J.H. Hand
2002 - 2010 A. Hanson
2007 S.M. Bower
2008 - 2013 G.C. Derby
2012 A.B. Whiteman
2012 - 2012 A.A. Loughnan
2015 J. Hastie
2015 T.M. Penrose
2018 A.P. Doyle
2019 D.E. Crow
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Events

NZ Ladies' Meeting

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National 1000 yard Championship of NZ

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300 Metre Wellington & NRA Nationals Championships

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