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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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Totally new experience 10/10

Took my husband for a birthday treat to Terrace Downs for the night but we don't play golf. We had... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Wendy R
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Amazing Experience

As part of a business meeting, clay shooting was on the agenda. I was very nervous as,for no reason... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Caroline S
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623 Coleridge Road | Windwhistle, Christchurch RD 1, New Zealand
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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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Reviewed 16 July 2017

I went claybird shooting with my fiance and his family and what a great experience it was! None of us had ever done it before but Neil was an excellent instructor and we all hit a few targets! We had participants ranging in age from...More

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

It's great that a family can participate in such a unique experience - not many resorts in the world have a clay shooting facility on site. I've been in the clay shooting industry for well over 30 years and I still get a huge buzz...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Just had another fantastic time claybird shooting and at archery range with Neil. Despite a good range of ages and experience (9 years to mid forties, one mum had never tried archery and one of the dads had never tried claybird shooting) everyone was well...More

Thank CatherineChCh
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NJG14, Owner at Newzengland Ltd - Clay Shooting & Archery Services, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Very glad to hear that you had another enjoyable experience with us. I'm sure you noticed that things have changed a bit since your last visit - we're always trying to vary things to make it a bit different each time you come. Look forward...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I went clay shooting with my girlfriend on 14/04/2017. I didn't know what to expect, or if I'd be any good, but I had such a great time! Neil is a very professional,helpful and friendly instructor. I'd never been shooting before, but if you listen...More

Thank Chris R
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NJG14, Owner at Newzengland Ltd - Clay Shooting & Archery Services, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Very nice to hear that you've come to the other side of the world for a holiday and clay shooting/archery with us was the highlight of your trip! It was a lot of fun being a part of your around the world tour.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Neil promised to make sure I'd hit at least one clay and I didn't believe him because I have the worst coordination and aim etc. I was wrong!!! I hit nearly all of them no thanks to his instruction. It was great fun and his...More

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NJG14, Owner at Newzengland Ltd - Clay Shooting & Archery Services, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

I still get a buzz helping people hit their first clay and watching their expression - unbelievable!!! We are trying our very best to show that this is a sport for everyone and not just the boys. We totally agree that we have the perfect...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Amazing scenery and first time for me with a shotgun. My anxiety was quickly reduced under the expert instruction and fabulous personality of the owner Neil. Great man, awesome teacher and the whole experience was definately made better with his presence. Awesome when nailed the...More

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NJG14, Owner at Newzengland Ltd - Clay Shooting & Archery Services, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

I bet you were buzzing for hours afterwards - shooting the double clay on your first attempt was pretty darn good (well done)!!!

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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Huge thanks to Neil and his dog Ted for teaching Leah and I how to shoot the clay targets today! We both enjoyed it a lot and will be a highlight of our trip around the South Island. Neil's knowledge and guidance is what makes...More

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NJG14, Owner at Newzengland Ltd - Clay Shooting & Archery Services, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

I completely agree with you that our location is truly picturesque! After over 30 years in the clayshooting industry I still get a huge buzz out of getting people to smash those clays. Thrilled to hear that it was a highlight of your trip around...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome day out for family of all ages. Definitely worth the drive from Christchurch for Mum, Dad and the kids. Be careful, it's addictive! Thanks Neil for making the birthday party his best ever!

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NJG14, Owner at Newzengland Ltd - Clay Shooting & Archery Services, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

Love to hear that you all had such a great time and feel honoured that it was his best birthday ever!!! Hope to see you all again and we can set up some different challenges.

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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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