We're not a chain store or an outlet store, we're not some big red shed or shop at the mall. We are a junk free zone - we do not stock and nasty counterfeit products that might look like a real thing but are actually far from it. We don't expect you to find the product you need on the shelf, hand over your cash and take it home to wrestle open the packaging and try to decipher the instructions. Archery and bowhunting just doesn't work like that. We're absolutely passionate about what we do and we're here to make sure you get the gear that's right for you and to make it work for you. Bring in all your questions, come and try some bows and find out what it's all about. Just make sure you allow more than 5 minutes!

We have a well equipped workshop - think of it as an extreme 'man/woman cave' and we can do repairs and maintenance on ANY brand of bow or crossbow. If you already have a bow, chances are we can make it shoot more accurately and consistently with a bit of TLC from our experienced bow technicians. Bows are more than the sum of their parts and getting your bow and accessories package shooting well requires some considerable knowledge and experience. We can work our magic on your bow and remove doubts about whether it's you or the bow - and you guessed it, after that it's all down to you! So read on....

Straight Shooters Archery Academy 

One on One Coaching

Learn shooting technique with one of New Zealand's most experienced archers and coaches. We call it Shoot to Kill, but whether you're a bowhunter, field or target shooter the principles of good shooting are the same.

One-on-one coaching is the quickest and most enjoyable way to achieve your goals in the sport and ensure you learn the correct techniques from the start. We'll teach you a consistent shot sequence that will allow you to shoot your best. More importantly we'll teach you how to beat the mental challenge of shooting a bow and arrow. We only coach one-on-one. It saves you time and money and in just three sessions you will be well on the way to mastering the eleven steps of good shooting form.

One 1/2 hour archery lesson is $50 / $70 after hours. 

 'Get Into Archery' - three archery lessons for only $130 / $180 after hours.

All equipment is supplied if you do not have your own bow. Please call 09 636 6359  to make a time  for your first session!




Do you want to shoot as accurately as you can? The first step is to ensure your equipment is Fit-to-Shoot.

A personalised equipment setup
Our aim is for you to be successful, whatever style of shooting you select, but you need the right set-up! There are a lot of options when setting up a bow and choosing accessories. We spend time with you to ensure you will have the right combination and that your setup is a custom fit.

How does it work?
We spend up to two hours with you ensuring we get the right set-up for you. We follow a proven process which systematically tailors your bow and accessories for you and your needs. This includes:

  • Establishing your eye dominance to determine whether you will shoot left or right handed.
  • Choosing the right bow for your needs.
  • Selecting the accessories or accessories package that will best suit you.
  • Selecting your arrows with our Easton Arrow Selection Software.
  • Coaching, using a string bow and a Genesis Pro bow to get the basics of good shooting form and a consistent shot sequence. This is essential before we can begin the next step - custom fitting your bow to you...
  • Custom-fitting your equipment to you including drawlength, peep sight height, wheel timing, string condition, wheel alignment, arrow rest setup, nocking point position, tiller, release aid setup
  • A complete record of your bow's settings.

Why do I need Fit-to-Shoot?
You'll leave with your bow completely set up, all accessories installed and you're now ready to shoot!

How long does it take?
Fit-to-Shoot is the ultimate in personalisation and can take up to two hours to complete - sometimes more depending on how tricky you are! But we'll work with you as long as it takes to get the results we're looking for.

How much does it cost?
It's a FREE service with your bow purchase and also includes a free tune up one month later to make any fine adjustments. If you already have a bow requiring a custom tuning, we offer this same service at a competitive hourly rate.

Fit-to-Shoot is the best investment in time you will ever make with your archery.

Thinking about buying a second hand bow?

There are some great bargains to be had buying second hand - and we often do have a few available in store. However there are a few things you need to know about BEFORE you buy, or you could end up with a lemon. You need to know your eye dominance for Left or Right Hand, your draw length and the draw weight you can handle. If your 'new' second hand bow is wrong for you on any of these counts, you will have wasted your money. We recommend you book in for a coach session where we can fit you for a bow and teach you the basics so you can make an informed purchasing decision. Then if you find a second hand bow you can run the details past us and we can advise if we think it's suitable for you and worth a second look. And of course, we recommend that you bring your new bow in for our Fit-To-Shoot service so it will work for you and you'll get the best possible results from it.

Expert Advice

We are passionate about helping you shoot better and have more fun whatever style of archery you're into. We've written many articles over the years about all sorts of topics. You can catch the latest articles and tip in the current issues of the NZ Outdoor and NZ Hunter magazine in stores now. If you have questions let us know, chances are we've written an article about it - or maybe it's one we need to write! Some of our past articles are posted here online, check out our Expert Advice.

NASP NZ - Archery in Schools Programme

The National Archery in the Schools Programme works to put archery in schools using one size fits all equipment and trains school staff to teach it. We are proud supporters of the NASP NZ, Carol is the National Co-ordinator and Instructor Trainer. Schools have the opportunity to purchase the equipment at below wholesale prices through the NASP NZ Charitable Trust. Archery is one of the few sports students can participate in no matter their size, shape or physical abilities. It has a lot to teach about responsibility and learning a new skill by focusing on the process vs the results. The NASP is hugely popular in the USA, over 10 million students have participated and it has now spread to Canada, Australia, South Africa, England and New Zealand.

If you know of a secondary school that would be interested in joining the NASP family, please call Carol 09 636 6359, email or see the NASP website for more information.

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