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Newzengland Ltd - Clay Shooting & Archery Services

623 Coleridge Road | Windwhistle, Christchurch RD 1, New Zealand
+64 3-318 6943
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My Partner & I booked the Clay shooting as something different for her. Personally I thought I knew... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
evman00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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New Zengland

My husband and I tried archery and claybird shooting and had such an amazing time. Neil is so... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
sdl2018308
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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623 Coleridge Road | Windwhistle, Christchurch RD 1, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

My Partner & I booked the Clay shooting as something different for her. Personally I thought I knew it all about shooting clays with a few small flaws and my partner had never held a gun. THIS WAS THE BEST EXPERIENCE FOR BOTH OF US....More

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Neil G, Owner at Newzengland Ltd - Clay Shooting & Archery Services, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

It just goes to show that people can have a lot of fun together whether they've tried clay shooting before or not. Our aim is to get everyone to smash at least one clay during their time with us!

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I tried archery and claybird shooting and had such an amazing time. Neil is so friendly and explains everything so well and makes sure you have fun. We can't wait to come back again and wouldnt hesitate to recomend it to others.

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Neil G, Owner at Newzengland Ltd - Clay Shooting & Archery Services, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

We're really pleased that you had such an amazing time. We look forward to seeing you again and thank you for recommending us to others.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Group of 6 of us had a great time and everyone was impressed with Neil’s professionalism and ability to personalise the experience.

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Neil G, Owner at Newzengland Ltd - Clay Shooting & Archery Services, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

We pride ourselves on personalising the experience for each individual group dependent on their skill level and what they want to achieve. This makes for a much more enjoyable time for everybody. We're really happy that you had such a great time.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We had a reasonably large family gathering at Canterbury High Country Villas at Terrace Downs and a good number of us opted to do the mini challenge involving archery, chipping and clay bird shooting and we all had an awesome time and heaps of laughs....Neil...More

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Neil G, Owner at Newzengland Ltd - Clay Shooting & Archery Services, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

As we're a small family-run business it's great to see other families come along and have a great time with lots of fun and laughs. We love meeting new people and chatting about their experiences and sharing ours. Look forward to seeing you again in...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

My partner and I had such fun! Neil was fantastic, really good at explaining all the in's and outs of the guns and what it was going to take for us to hit some clays. He did it in such a way that it was...More

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Neil G, Owner at Newzengland Ltd - Clay Shooting & Archery Services, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

We try to make it as uncomplicated and enjoyable as possible for beginners, at the same time having the thrill of smashing clays.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Neil and his wife looked after us brilliantly and Neil's knowledge and experience of the activities helped us to get the most out of them, I would highly recommend Newzengland to anyone looking for a unique experience and a great day out. Thank Neil for...More

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Neil G, Owner at Newzengland Ltd - Clay Shooting & Archery Services, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

We're really glad that you enjoyed your experience so much and it's especially good to have some evidence to show off to mates!!!

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

I never thought I would enjoy even holding a gun but Neil made the whole experience great fun. Thoughtful presenation of explaining the process and safety. So helpful when actually shooting that you achieved your goal - even when you didn't realise that you really...More

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Neil G, Owner at Newzengland Ltd - Clay Shooting & Archery Services, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

We completely understand that some people feel uncomfortable holding a gun but with my extensive experience with clay shooting I do my utmost to relieve that feeling. We're very pleased to hear that you may have found a new hobby!!!

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Took my husband for a birthday treat to Terrace Downs for the night but we don't play golf. We had been recommended to try the Claybird shooting & Archery by friends. Neither of us had ever tried either of these sports before Neil made us...More

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NJG14, Owner at Newzengland Ltd - Clay Shooting & Archery Services, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

You're absolutely right. I get the biggest kick out of seeing people who have never held a gun, let alone shoot one, hit their first clay. We definitely try to make things as pleasant and comfortable as possible without complicating things too much. We AIM...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

As part of a business meeting, clay shooting was on the agenda. I was very nervous as,for no reason , I hate guns! Neil was just the best instructor. He made me feel immediately at ease going through the safety instruction to my team. Unbelievably...More

Thank Caroline S
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NJG14, Owner at Newzengland Ltd - Clay Shooting & Archery Services, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Good on you Caroline for remembering to keep on breathing when you had so much else to concentrate on - hehehe. I'm glad you had such a good experience and managed to overcome your anxiety of guns (even with sweaty palms). I love helping people...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

We had the best day celebrating my brother's 50th. He was over from Melbourne and my other brother was here from London. Neil was amazing. I didn't expect to hit anything but he did such a good job I managed to hit loads! The scenery...More

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NJG14, Owner at Newzengland Ltd - Clay Shooting & Archery Services, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Glad that you had such a great time. We agree that the scenery is absolutely stunning and we're only an hour's drive from ChCh. It was a pleasure to start your brother's 50th birthday celebrations with a BANG!!! Hope the rest of your day was...More

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Muriel v
6 November 2016|
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Response from NJG14 | Property representative |
The cost of the archery is $40pp and the clay shooting is $80pp. This is inclusive of lesson, use of equipment, safety gear and up to 25 cartridges and clays.
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Tim_N-U
21 June 2015|
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Response from Neil G | Property representative |
HI Tim. Many thanks for your enquiry, The Mini Olympic Challenge consists of 3 activities these are Archery, Clay Shooting and a golf chipping skill. We instruct on all 3 activities and all the equipment is provided this... More
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