Are BB guns legal?

Are BB guns legal?

Yes. BB guns are classified as airguns under the Arms Act 1983. Anyone under 18 may use an airgun if they hold a New Zealand Firearms Licence or they are under the "immediate supervision" of a firearms licence holder or a person aged 18 or older.

For more information see the section on firearms licensing.

Free firearms safety lectures are offered by the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council.