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National Rifle Association Open Day

National Rifle Association Open Day

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  • Sun 28 Oct ’18, 11:00am – 3:00pm


Seddon Rifle Range, Alexander Road, Trentham, Upper Hutt


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

A visit the National Rifle Association at Alexander Road, Trentham between 11am-3pm Sunday 28 October to view NZ’s oldest sporting trophy – The Ballinger Belt – as part of Wellington Heritage Week 2018 22-28 October.

Structured long range target shooting matches started in 1862 and Trentham still hosts the annual National Championships for the Ballinger Belt. In late January 2019 the Ballinger Belt Championship will be followed by the World Championships (the Palma Trophy) when 7 possibly 8 countries will compete. The Belt and other trophies together with photos of past winners including coverage of the 1995 Palma Trophy held at Trentham will be on display. An external overview of the range will be included.

At 2pm, Howard Weddell –author of recently published –Trentham Camp and Upper Hutt’s Untold Military History – will give a short talk.

No booking is required.

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