The BNZ national championships will be held to decide the national champions of New Zealand.
Categories for Men and Women (under 14, under 18, senior, master over 60).
Race will be a two shoot sprint race (distance dependant on category : 5-10 km)
Competitors must be a member of an NZ biathlon club. Competitors must register in advance to allow the allocation of rifles.
A great day of racing in sunny weather, variable wind and mixed snow conditions. The 6 km sprint race had competitors in Junior Boys, Junior Girls and Senior Men and Senior Women categories.
Lulu Pettit won the Junior girls with a fast ski and a shoot of 2 - 0 to put her 20 seconds ahead of Nico Pettit (1+0) in 2nd with Olivia Helmore (0+0) in third.
Baxter Pollard won the Junior boys with a great shoot of 0+0 and a fast ski. In second place, 2.5 min back was Jack Wyeth (1+2) followed by Oisin Corbett (3+4) whose fast skiing didn't manage to make up for a poor time on the range.
In the Senior Men, Campbell Wright took home the win from ex-GB Olympian and now head coach, Jason Sklenar. Tim David was in third place.
Snow Farm NZ instructor and ex-junior biathlete from Germany, Janet Blueggel won the Womens race with a time of 22 minutes and 59 seconds.