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Source: New Zealand Police

Police encourage all firearms holders who have a prohibited firearm and/or prohibited part to attend a collection event soon. The firearms amnesty and buy-back ends on 20 December 2019. There will be no compensation after this date for those handing in their firearm/s or part/s for buy-back, and possessing a prohibited firearm will be an offence – no exceptions.

Events in Bay of Plenty District will happen on the following dates:

Fri 20 – Sat 21 Sep: Murupara Sports Pavilion Hall, 48 Pine Drive, in Murupara from 9am-12 noon.

Fri 27- Sun 29 Sep: Tauranga Stadium Lounge, in Bay Park, Tauranga from 9am-1pm.

Collection events will run up until 20 December 2019, with a new schedule of events for October and November going up on Police’s website shortly. For more information go to https://www.police.govt.nz/advice/firearms-and-safety/changes-firearms-l… or call 0800 311 311.

If firearm holders prefer to hand in their firearm/s and/or part/s at a dealer, 37 Police approved licensed dealers can accept these – a list of participating dealers and their contact details is on the Police website.

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Issued by the Police Media Centre

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