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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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Strengthening the Framework for the Safe Use and Control of Firearms - Cabinet Social Wellbeing Committee Minute

Strengthening the Framework for the Safe Use and Control of Firearms - Cabinet Social Wellbeing Committee Minute

Date Published: 
July 2019

The Prime Minister and Hon Stuart Nash, Minister of Police, recently announced the Government’s intention to amend the Arms Act 1983.

This Cabinet Minute records decisions on the content of the Arms (Purpose, Licensing, Registry and Trading) Amendment Bill, which will be introduced and passed this year. 

The Bill is designed to strengthen firearms law in order to balance safe and legitimate use of guns with the need to manage the risk to public safety.

 

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