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Source: New Zealand Police

Police held five collection events around the country today as part of the prohibited firearms buy-back and amnesty scheme. 
 
Collection events were held in Ohope, Palmerston North, Fox Glacier, Amberley and Dunedin.
 
Provisional figures at 4.30pm today per Police district include the following: 
 
Bay of Plenty: 41 firearms owners were processed, handing in a total of 64 prohibited firearms and more than 150 parts and accessories. 
 
Central: 45 firearms owners were processed, handing in a total of 57 prohibited firearms and 214 parts and accessories. 
 
Tasman: 6 firearms owners were processed, handing in a total of 21 prohibited firearms and 83 parts and accessories. 
 
Canterbury: 31 firearms owners were processed, handing in a total of 48 prohibited firearms and 91 parts and accessories. 
 
Southern: 87 firearms owners were processed, handing in a total of 129 prohibited firearms and 243 parts and accessories. 
 
Countrywide, 241 firearms owners were processed today, handing in a total of 375 prohibited firearms and 883 parts and accessories. The total amount compensated to firearms owners is $687,620. 
 
ENDS
 
Issued by Police Media Centre. 
 

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