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Source: New Zealand Police

With less than two months to go, time is running out for firearms holders to hand in their prohibited firearms and parts.

For those in Nelson – and the wider area – there are five opportunities to attend a collection event over the next 2 weeks. 

Collection events will be held on Thursday 24 October, Friday 25 October, Sunday 3 November, Monday 4 November and Tuesday 5 November, at Hope Hall along SH6. 

The October events will be held from 5pm-8pm and the November events from 9am-2pm.

Police-run collection events are just one way of participating in the amnesty and buy-back.

Other options include hand-ins at approved dealers, bulk pick-ups if you have more than 10 firearms and/or 50 parts, or handing in to a Police station.

For those wishing to hand in at a dealer, there are 41 dealers currently available to receive prohibited firearms as part of the amnesty and buy-back.

There is also the option of having some prohibited firearms modified and a list of Police-approved gunsmiths is also available on the Police website.

For more information, or to seek help with the process, please go to Police website or call 0800 311 311.

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Issued by the Police Media Centre 

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