State of emergency important notice

State of National Emergency

Police service update

At 11.59pm on Wednesday 25 March 2020, New Zealand moved to COVID-19 Alert Level 4.

This means New Zealanders not working in essential services must stay at home and stop all interactions with others outside of their household.

During this time Police will continue to provide essential policing services.

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New Zealand Police Firearms Range Manual

New Zealand Police Firearms Range Manual

Date Published: 
July 2005

These guidelines replace the New Zealand Police Range Manual published in 1998, and all preexisting Range Manuals for civilian shooting ranges produced by the New Zealand Police.

The purpose of these guidelines is to set the principles that those responsible for operating a shooting range must follow if the range is to be considered ‘safe’.

All ranges must be designed, or redeveloped to meet current best practice in terms of range construction and use. This includes complying with any legislated requirements relating to land use, particularly the Resource Management Act 1991, any Regional and/or Local Authority requirements and with the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.