New Zealand Police Shooting Range Manual - Exposure Draft

New Zealand Police Shooting Range Manual - Exposure Draft

Date Published: 
March 2022

This exposure draft replaces the New Zealand Police Range Manual published in 1998 and 2005, and all preexisting Range Manuals for civilian shooting ranges produced by the New Zealand Police. It sets out the standards and principles for the safe planning design, construction and operation of shooting ranges.

The purpose of releasing this ‘exposure draft’ is to provide an updated draft New Zealand Police Shooting Range Manual to support the regulatory regime which comes into force on 24 June 2022. Content in this exposure draft is subject to further consultation. As such, all wording within this document should be considered draft, and some items referred to, such as application forms, may not be available yet. To learn more about the upcoming legislation changes relating to the operation of shooting ranges, please review the Shooting Clubs and Shooting Ranges information page.

This exposure draft has been prepared in advance of the relevant parts of the Act coming into force to assist those:

  • operating a current range not previously certified by the Commissioner of Police to plan for making application to have their respective shooting ranges certified,
  • wishing to design a new shooting range, and
  • wishing to be trained as a Shooting Range Inspector recognised by New Zealand Police.

It has been developed in consultation with representatives from several national shooting disciplines.

An updated, finalised New Zealand Police Shooting Range Manual (which will be periodically updated as needed) will be made publicly available in advance of 24 June 2022.

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