Have a read through some of the great feedback we have had from previous customers at Loaded NZ Claybird Shooting, Tauranga!


Salon one would like to give the loaded team a big thank you for your fantastic  hospitality on the 3rd of November 2013 there was around 25 of us from Salon One. You keep us entertained and look after us  with great care. Your venue is fantastic with the open fire place, and all the mod cons to go with it. The patience of the shooting instructors was much very good.
Angela King
Salon One The Cove


Hi Ric
Thanks to you and your team for making our Xmas party such a memorable day. We all had so much fun, your team are absolutely fantastic they are a credit to you. We will be recommending LOADEDNZ to our friends! You will see us again soon as we\'re keen to improve our shooting skills!
Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you all!

Jo & Bruce Clarke
Clarke Engineering Ltd



Just a quick word to say thanks heaps for the afternoon of shooting you and your team put on for us.
Everyone had a great time and it was generally better than we all expected. Your team were all friendly and professional allowing us to enjoy the awesome facilities in safety. Will see you again and we highly recommend it for a different get-together. Thanks again Ric

Mark Murray
Aotea BOP Ltd



Some of the Nova Energy LPG & Solar Operations Staff came out to Loaded NZ on the weekend and had an awesome Christmas Function. Right from the moment we turned up we were made to feel at home. Ric, Mike and the guys were all awesome, extremely helpful and welcoming. A real credit to the business. Loaded is very professionally run with regards to the shooting and activities which resulted in everyone having a great day and experiencing something new. Perfectly matched with an amazing venue in a relaxed atmosphere, it is exactly what you want and need for a great day out for the team.

Tammy Coulter
Nova Energy



Back in Brisbane and just wanted to say thanks for the fun time last Monday with Grant and yourself. The opportunity to do some shooting was greatly appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed. Almost makes working worthwhile. As I travelled around in NZ the past week and mentioned to people what a great time was had at LoadedNZ it became clear that you and your business are well known, famous even. Thank you for your advice and time, hope we do meet again.
Andrew Beohm
Priestley's Gourmet Delights



Had to jump on here and thank you all once again for the ultimate day out. You have a great team helping you there, I think it was Mike who gave us advice on shooting the clay birds/rabbits. (too many shots fired to remember names) I know next time we book to book months in advance, with your awesome attitudes we will have to fight for bookings..
Peter Lingman.



Ric has played an exceptional role as one of the country’s leading clay bird shooting champions. While excelling at this sport he has devoted countless hours to coaching others, including many young people. His discipline and organizing ability have been key assets in his sporting success and will be the same for Loaded NZ.

Barry Coleman
National Business Review

Ric Black is putting a lot of energy and passion into bringing a memorable activity and event facility into our region and one that we are very much in need of.  Loaded NZ gives the Bay of Plenty the ability to offer extreme sports, which will enhance our standing both nationally and internationally.

Chris Gambitsis
Lake Chalice Wines Ltd

The Todd Group utilize Ric Black as a consultant and advisor in regards to shooting sports, firearms, ammunition and related safety requirements for our Camp Wesleydale and hunting property at Berwick near Dunedin.  Todd Group, established in 1927, is a global specialist, training provider in armed and unarmed combat, defensive tactics and self-protection.  We’re certain Loaded NZ will become a national shooting attraction and increase tourism activities.

Geoff Todd
Director of Training
Todd Group

Rick has been a major influence in New Zealand shooting and with people like him we have the opportunity to grow a fantastic base of internationally capable shooters.

Pete Marshall
Tallon Systems

For many years companies such as Ford New Zealand and Mazda New Zealand have been looking for a venue in the Bay of Plenty region to entertain their Dealer staff and customers with something a little different. We held our Christmas function (50 people) at Loaded NZ in 2011 as it offered a unique setting with challenges that improved camaraderie with the in staff.

John Cross
Managing Director
Ultimate Motor Group

Claybird shooting is my passion and I have enjoyed this sport for over 25 years. Loaded NZ is a great asset to the region and Ric’s knowledge and experience has created a wonderful venue for people of all abilities to discover and enjoy shooting in a totally safe manner.

Tiggy Clayton
Page and Macrae Engineering

Over many years Farmer Motor Group has utilized facilities similar to what Loaded NZ offers.  However the challenge we and other businesses have faced is the locality of such facilities. We greatly support Loaded NZ Tauranga.  It will benefit our clients and company and we look forward to using these facilities for model launches, demonstrations, driver training and client days out.

Mike Farmer
Farmer Motor Group

Ric Black introduced our boys rugby team and many of their parents to the sport of claybird shooting. I was impressed with the professional manner in which he ran this operation. He only allowed one shooter at any one time and he or his associated stood next to the shooter to make the operation completely safe. This was great day out and a great bonding time for our team. I would recommend Loaded NZ to other groups as a social sporting or recreational occasion.

Terry Cochrane
Sports Director
Mount Maunganui College

Just a note to say thanks for a fun day at “Loaded” last Wednesday. Everyone had a great time despite not having great success in hitting the targets. The knife throwing and archery was a hit too!
Debbie Versey
Group Sales Manager
Ryman Healthcare Limited

We just wanted to say thanks for a fantastic afternoon/evening at Loaded yesterday! We all had such a great time, and appreciate all the effort you and your team put in. Please pass on our thanks to everyone, and no doubt we will see you again soon as I think a few of us have itchy feet to get behind the shotgun again!

Mel Guy
Harrison Grierson

WE had the most AWESOME AWESOME time - thanks to you and your team!!! Was wicked!!!
Your team are a credit to the business.
You have an amazing place out there and its so nice to go somewhere and just chillax!!
THANKS SO MUCH - from all the team at Commercial Signs xxxx
Have a very merry Christmas and we will catch ya in the new year.

Commercial Signs


Thank you so much brother for the amazing week, your hospitality as always is amazing and we had a great time and could not have asked for a better venue and host. Jase is amazed at your energy and skill, not just shooting but over all in every thing you do.

Big hugs to Anna and hello to the lads.


Hi Rick,

Just wanted to drop you a quick note thanking you very much for allowing me to come down yesterday with Geoff. I had a fantastic time and are very grateful for you setting up my new gun hand the coaching on the shooting.

Being obviously a people person, your instructions and guidance where very easy to understand and put into practise. Its all very natural and no hype or bulls**t.

I’m foaming at the mouth looking forward to opening morning. I will definitely be bringing clients down to Loadednz to experience what I was lucky enough to enjoy.

Gavin Murdoch
Branch Manager
Manukau Toyota Commercial Centre


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