About Us

Located on a 15 acre farm with rolling pastures and impressive scenery, the Loaded NZ clay target shooting range is the ideal venue for an action packed day!

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Corporate events, team building, unique weddings, family reunions and hen and stag events have been totally reinvented thanks to Ric Black and his penchant for thrills.  Been looking for fun things to do in Tauranga? Look no further than Loaded NZ!

Ric is the energy and drive behind Loaded NZ - New Zealand’s largest shooting and coaching field. Driven by his passion for claybird shooting, Ric decided to open a Tauranga facility where guests could enjoy beautiful scenery, a day of claybird shooting thrills and a chance to have a go at a sport unfamiliar to many people.

But Ric isn’t a man who does things by halves so in typical Ric fashion, Loaded NZ is in a league of its own – a sophisticated clay target shooting facility offering visitors a-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Individuals, groups and organisations from around New Zealand can’t get enough of Loaded NZ.  It's the perfect venue for your next Tauranga event! Along with extreme activities, Ric and his team will organise catering and entertainment to round off a memorable day for all guests.  Loaded NZ takes you to the edge and shows you what real fun is.


Who is Ric Black?

Ric Black is the energy and drive behind Loaded NZ. With the vision and determination that has seen him succeed throughout his career, Ric saw an opportunity to give claybird shooting enthusiasts and the wider community a claybird shooting facility unlike any other.  Loaded NZ is the amalgamation of Ric’s passion for shooting and his savvy business skills.

In his professional career Ric has worn many hats including being co-owner of one of New Zealand’s largest transport companies, financially rescuing the Hunting & Fishing business shortly after it started and establishing one of the first sporting clay target shooting fields in New Zealand in Waitemata.

On a sporting front, Ric is at the top of his game.  He started shooting at the age of 12 and has spent his life shooting competitively, training internationally and collecting valuable firearms.   Highlights include:

  • Attendance at the Remington Gunsmithing & Safety Course in Florida

  • Attendance at two shooting schools in New York State

  • Six week instructor course in Hawaii where he graduated from level 2 wing shooting and clay bird shooting instructor with the highest score that remains unbeaten to this day

  • Attendance at a claybird shooting school for advanced instructors at Blackjacks Sporting Clays in Florida

  • Participating at competitive level shooting in the USA, Mexico, Hawaii and Australia, the highlight being winning the Miramar Open Top Gun competition at San Diego against 630 other shooters

Like Ric himself, Loaded NZ is in a league of its own – a sophisticated Tauranga clay target shooting facility offering visitors a-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Ric can guarantee that if he cant improve you shooting by 30% then there will be no charge


Looking for things to do in Tauranga? Claybird shooting is an awesome option for your next corporate or group Tauranga event, a  family day out or even a Christmas function or stag do! Click here to check out our Tauranga clay target shooting and other activities at Loaded NZ...