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Central District - Firearms Collection

Central 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 Central District will happen on the following dates:

Fri 20-Sun 22 Sept: Awapuni Racecourse, Access off Te Wanaka Road, Palmerston North, from 10am-3pm

Fri 27-Sun 29 Sept: Whanganui Racecourse, Access off Ingestre Street, Whanganui, from 10.30am-3.30pm.

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-law-prohibited-firearms/local-collection-events-amnesty 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.

ENDS

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