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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 https://www.police.govt.nz/advice/firearms-and-safety/changes-firearms-l… 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.

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Issued by the Police Media Centre

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