Petone Rifle Club forms part of the Wellington Rifle Association (WRA). The WRA is made up of the local Wellington clubs: Petone, Trentham and Karori. The National Rifle Association of New Zealand (NRANZ) has its main office also located at Trentham next to the local club rooms. All New Zealand comes under the umbrella organisation of the NRANZ.
Petone club rooms are located in the shooting village at the rear of the Seddon Rifle Range adjacent to the Trentham Military Camp Upper Hutt. Petone has a large club room with full kitchen and bar facilities. There is an extensive photo collection that documents our members shooting over the years. A great place to relax. Click here for map.
Petone has a number of rifles available for visitors and new members to use. Ammunition is available to purchase and use on the range under supervision. Each club rifle comes with a one-on-one coach. Club Rifles are not stored on the club room premise.
We have a number of family activities throughout the year. These may be potluck dinners or BBQ’s. Each year we have a Christmas party for family members and our annual prize giving. Lite bbq snacks are made available each club day in line with the clubs bar license requirements.
The club organises trips away to other rifle ranges throughout New Zealand or members may choose to travel on their own. These away trips are always good for improving your own shooting abilities as you deal with the challenges of shooting at different rifle ranges. They are also very social occasions and you meet many people from all over New Zealand. Selection into club teams at these away events, as shooter or coach, are always keenly sought after.