Need To Know This Week

The Buzz and The Fuzz

It was all go at the outdoor range last Saturday with a visit from the Police and a swarm of bees. Although it may have looked like a sting, the two incidents were unconnected.

A member of the public called the Police after seeing one of our archers walking up the maunga carrying a barebow and wearing their quiver. Although the archer was not breaking any rules, in the interests of being a good neighbour, let’s all make sure we carry our bows de-strung (or in a bag/case) with quivers off until we reach the range. 

Later that same afternoon one of our archers noticed a swarm of bees had gathered in a tree high above the 35m line. Thankfully member Rob Leenheer – also a beekeeper – was shooting at the time. Although Rob couldn’t take the bees himself, he posted a message on the local bee chat group and another apiarist came to remove the swarm.  

It is swarming season right now, so if you see a swarm, check out the Auckland Beekeepers Club ‘Report a Swarm’service. I don’t want to drone on, but I assume they have a lot of workers. 

End of Year Youth Christmas Shoot

Our youth and MAGS lines had their end of year fun Christmas shoot last Sunday. Congratulations to Max Maggs for taking out best dressed with his human Christmas tree, and Lily Brislen for the highest score of the day. See more photos on our Facebook post here. The Youth and MAGS lines start up again on 18 February 2024.

Fun Youth Tournament
Auckland District Archery Association is putting on a fun half-day tournament at Shore Archery Club on Saturday 16 December 9am – 1pm. This is a fun target team event followed by a BBQ lunch. With spot prizes for best costume, best team name and more, this will be a great event for youth archers. So, get a team together and enter here

Interclub Challenge
The results of round two of the Archery NZ Interclub Club Challenge are out – with a win for MGAC (Angela Churchill-Azor, Kelly Atkinson, and Kelvin Smillie). Full results here, and come along to our next round scheduled for 13 January 2024 – all welcome!

At The Club This Week

Saturday 16 December
1pm Club Shoot – brought to you by keyholder Michael Hochwimmer

What’s On In The District

EventLocation  DateMore info
Archery NZ Outdoor League SeriesMGAC (and all home clubs)Weekly to 11 MarchSee Archery OSA
Evenings on the MaungaMGAC20 DecSee Archery OSA
Youth Team Tournament  Shore Archery16 December  Details here
Recurve RoundupRiver Glade Archers
16 DecemberSee Archery OSA
Compound ClassicRiver Glade Archers
17 DecemberSee Archery OSA
Interclub ChallengeMGAC13 January 2024 
Interclub ChallengeMGAC3 February 2024 
Interested in tournaments? Regularly check Archery OSA for all target tournaments across NZ, and NZFAA (NZ Field Archery Association) for Field events.

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