Arms (Extension of Licences and Endorsements) Amendment Regulations 2023
Some firearms licence holders have been impacted by the recent devastating cyclones Gabrielle and Hale.
The Government responded by extending firearms and dealer's licences in areas recently impacted by the cyclones. The emergency-declared affected cyclone areas are, Northland, Auckland, Waikato (Waitomo, Thames Coromandel), Bay of Plenty, Tairāwhiti, Hawke’s Bay, Tararua District and, Hauraki Districts.
This extension applies only to firearms licences, dealer's licences, and endorsements for holders whose address for licensing purposes is in the areas impacted by the cyclones and covered by a state of national emergency from 10 January to 14 March 2023.
The Arms (extension of Licence and Endorsements) Amendment Regulations 2023 gives those licence holders living in the Civil Defence Emergency Management Group (CDEMG) areas up to 5.00pm on 31 August 2023 to complete an application and remain compliant with their licensing and endorsement requirements.
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Certain information in the document has been withheld under one or more of the following sections of the Official Information Act 1982:
- Information is withheld under section 9(2)(a) to protect the privacy of natural persons.
New Zealand Police have released the following papers. The following papers include the advice provided to the Minister of Police and Cabinet, to support this decision.