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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 Eastern District will happen on the following dates:

Sun 22 Sept: Eskview Rugby Club, Onehunga Road, Napier, from 10am-1.30pm.

Sat 28 Sept: Poukawa School, 107 Poukawa Road, Hastings, from 10am-1.30pm.

Sun 29 Sept: Patoka Hall, Puketitiri Road, Patoka, from 10am-1.30pm.

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 the Police Media Centre