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The draft programme of the New Zealand Rifle Association meeting to be held during the Exhibition has been issued- It is proposed to have seventeen matches. The first on the programme is the Wellington match, in which there are to be prizes aggregating LI 20. There will be twelve prizes each day. The other proposed fixtures are as follows:

Commissioners’ Match, 500 yds, 5 shots: 12 prizes, none of less value than ' 80s, Frees Match, open to newspaper men in the colony, 200 yds, 10 shots: four prizes of the total value of Lls. Parliamentary Match, open to members of both Houses, 500 yds, 10 shots: four prizes of the value of Lls. Companies’ Team Match. 200 yds, 300 yds, and 600 yds, seven shots: 10 prizes, total value L2OO. Hawke’s Bay Match, 500 yds and 000 yds, 10 shots at each; 50 prizes, total value Ll2O. Marlborough Match, 500 yds, 10 shots: 40 prizes, total value LIOO. Wanganui Match, 700 yds, 10 shots: 40 prizes, total value LIOO. Exhibition Match. SQQjrde. 600 yds, and 700 yds, seven shots: 60 prizes, total value Ll7?, and a gold, silver, and bronze medal. Oamam Match, 200 yds, 10 shots; 40 prizes, value LIOO. Christchurch Match, 600 yds, 15 shots: 40 prizes, total value LIOO. Otago Match, 800 yds, 500 yds, and 700 yds, seven shots at each: 60 prizes, total value Ll6O. Auckland Match, 300 yds, 10 shots: 40 prizes, total value LIOO Grand Aggregate Match, 500 yds, 600 yds, and 700 yds, seven shots at each: 40 prizes, value Ll2O. The Last Try Match, 500 yds, 10 shots : 60 prizes, value Ll5O, Champion _ Match, 600 yds, 10 shots; first prize, champion rifle belt, gold star, and L6O; second, silver star and L4O; third, silver star and L3O; fourth, silver star and L2O; and eleven other prizes. Intercolonial Match, 200 yds, 500 yds, and 600 yds: prize of LIOO to the winning team. It is proposed to expend L 1,900 in money prizes, Ll2O in cups, L 75 in a belt, and L7O in medals, making a total of L 2,165.

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