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Source: New Zealand Police

Canterbury District – Now is the time to hand-in your prohibited firearms and parts

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 Canterbury will happen on the following dates:

Sat 21 Sept: Geraldine Scout Den, Talbot Street, Geraldine, from 10am-3pm

Sun 22 Sept: Info and Event Centre, 15 Paul Street, Waimate, from 10am-3pm

Mon 23 Sept: West End Hall, 35A Maltby Ave, Timaru, 10am-2pm

Sat 28 Sept: Rakaia Community Hall, Mackie Street, Rakaia, from 10am-3pm.

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… or call 0800 311 311.

If firearms 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.


Issued by Police Media Centre