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Firearms Law Reform

The firearms amnesty and buy-back ends on 20 December

Update: Privacy breach of Police’s online notification platform.
Firearm law changes & prohibited firearms (including collection events and price lists).

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Collection events

Firearms laws have changed

 

While the online notification system is unavailable, firearm holders can still attend a collection event and complete the buy-back process there. If you need a bulk-pick up of prohibited items, or you need to apply for Unique Prohibited or to have your firearm modified, please call 0800 311 311.

Collection events are being held around New Zealand during the amnesty and is the preferred way for people to hand in their newly prohibited firearms and parts. 

Safety is very important – before coming to a collection event, remember to clear firearms of all ammunition and place firearms and parts in a safe carry bag, such as a firearms bag, or a nondescript cover.

When you come to a collection event, please bring the following with you:

  • Your online notification reference number (if you have notified online already)
  • Your firearms licence (if applicable)
  • Your bank account number
  • Photo identification (drivers licence or passport)
  • All your prohibited firearms and parts, cleared of all ammunition
  • Any other firearm/s or parts you wish to hand-in to Police for destruction

Please see our FAQs on collection events for further information.

You will find dates and locations on this page so you can hand-in your firearm/s and/or part/s for amnesty or buy-back.

Collection events are one of a number of channels for handing-in firearms and/or parts for buy-back or amnesty. Other options include bulk-picks if you have more than 10 items, or hand-ins at Police stations. If you do have more than 10 items, please call 0800 311 311 to arrange a suitable time to collect from your premise.

 

Northland (updated 10 Dec)
This area starts at Kaiwaka upwards to Cape Reinga.

 

DATE

COLLECTION EVENT LOCATION

HOURS

Wed 18 Dec
new
Onerahi Bowling Club, 
Whangarei
10am - 1pm
Fri 20 Dec
new
17-19 Redan Rd, 
Kaitaia
10am - 4pm
Fri 20 Dec
new
102 Kerikeri Rd, 
Kerikeri
10am - 4pm
Fri 20 Dec
new
88 Cameron St, 
Whangarei
10am - 8pm

 

Tāmaki Makaurau (updated 12 Dec)
Includes Waitemata, which begins at Mangawhai, Auckland City and Counties Manukau, down to Tuakau.

 

DATE

COLLECTION EVENT LOCATION

HOURS

Fri 13 Dec Trusts Arena, 
65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson
9am - 2pm
Sun 15 Dec Manurewa Rugby Club, 
25 Dr Pickering Ave, Manurewa
9am - 3pm
Sun 15 Dec Mt Smart, 
2 Beasley Ave, Penrose
9am - 2pm
Mon 16 Dec Manurewa Rugby Club, 
25 Dr Pickering Ave, Manurewa
9am - 3pm
Mon 16 Dec Trusts Arena, 
65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson
9am - 2pm
Tues 17 Dec Manurewa Rugby Club, 
25 Dr Pickering Ave, Manurewa
1pm - 7pm
Tues 17 Dec Trusts Arena, 
65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson
9am - 2pm
Wed 18 Dec Manurewa Rugby Club, 
25 Dr Pickering Ave, Manurewa
1pm - 7pm
Wed 18 Dec Trusts Arena, 
65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson
9am - 2pm
Thu 19 Dec Manurewa Rugby Club, 
25 Dr Pickering Ave, Manurewa
9am - 3pm
Thu 19 Dec Trusts Arena, 
65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson
9am - 2pm
Fri 20 Dec
 
Manurewa Rugby Club, 
25 Dr Pickering Ave, Manurewa
2pm - 8pm
Fri 20 Dec
updated
Trusts Arena, 
65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson
2pm - 8pm

 

Waikato (updated 3 Dec)
Covers the area between Te Kauwhata in the north, Benneydale in the south.

 

DATE

COLLECTION EVENT LOCATION

HOURS

Fri 13 Dec Waipa Racecourse, 
Te Awamutu
11am - 3pm
Sat 14 Dec
updated
160 Grey St,
Hamilton
9am - 7pm
Tue 17 Dec
updated
160 Grey St,
Hamilton
9am - 7pm
Wed 18 Dec
updated
160 Grey St,
Hamilton
9am - 7pm
Thu 19 Dec
updated
160 Grey St,
Hamilton
9am - 7pm
Fri 20 Dec Claudelands Event Centre, 
Heaphy Tce, Hamilton
1pm - 8pm

 

Bay of Plenty (updated 6 Dec)
Covers the area from Katikati in the north, east to the tip of the East Cape and south past Turangi in the central North Island.

 

DATE

COLLECTION EVENT LOCATION

HOURS

Sun 15 Dec Bay Park Lounge, 
Bay Park, Tauranga
12pm - 5pm
Mon 16 Dec Bay Park Lounge, 
Bay Park, Tauranga
9am - 2pm
Tue 17 Dec Bay Park Lounge, 
Bay Park, Tauranga
9am - 2pm
Wed 18 Dec Bay Park Lounge, 
Bay Park, Tauranga
9am - 2pm
Thu 19 Dec Te Puke Sports Club, 
Atuaroa Ave, Te Puke
9am - 1pm
Fri 20 Dec
updated
Te Puke Sports Club, 
Atuaroa Ave, Te Puke
3pm - 8pm

 

Eastern (updated 5 Dec)
Extends from near the tip of East Cape through to Porangahau in southern Hawkes Bay.

 

DATE

COLLECTION EVENT LOCATION

HOURS

Tue 17 Dec
Hawkes Bay Showgrounds (Exhibition Hall),
Hastings
2pm - 7pm
Wed 18 Dec
Hawkes Bay Showgrounds (Exhibition Hall),
Hastings
2pm - 7pm
Wed 18 Dec Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 
190 Derby Street, Gisborne
2pm - 7pm
Thu 19 Dec
Hawkes Bay Showgrounds (Exhibition Hall),
Hastings
2pm - 7pm
Thu 19 Dec Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club, 
190 Derby street, Gisborne
2pm - 7pm
Fri 20 Dec
new
Gisborne Police Station, 
Cnr Custom House & Gladstone Street, Gisborne
10am - 8pm
Fri 20 Dec
new
Napier Police Station, 
135 Dalton Street, Napier
10am - 8pm
Fri 20 Dec
new
Hastings Police Station, 
205 Railway Station, Hastings
10am - 8pm

 

Central (updated 13 Dec)
Covers an area that stretches from the North Taranaki Bight, across to Ruapehu, south to Otaki in the west, and across to the Tararua ranges in the east.

 

DATE

COLLECTION EVENT LOCATION

HOURS

Fri 13 Dec New Plymouth Racecourse, 
1 Rogan st, New Plymouth
9.30am - 2.30pm
Fri 13 Dec
Marist Club Rooms,
Pascal st, Palmerston North
1pm - 7pm
Sat 14 Dec New Plymouth Racecourse, 
1 Rogan st, New Plymouth
9.30am - 2.30pm
Sat 14 Dec
Marist Club Rooms,
Pascal st, Palmerston North
9.30am - 3pm
Tue 17 Dec
 
Whanganui Racecourse, 
Whanganui
1pm - 7pm
Wed 18 Dec
 
Whanganui Racecourse, 
Whanganui
1pm - 7pm
Wed 18 Dec
New Plymouth Racecourse, 
1 Rogan st, New Plymouth
1pm - 7pm
Thu 19 Dec
Marist Club Rooms,
Pascal st, Palmerston North
1pm - 7pm
Thu 19 Dec New Plymouth Racecourse, 
1 Rogan st, New Plymouth
1pm - 7pm
Fri 20 Dec
 
7 Bristol St, 
Levin
12pm - 4pm
Fri 20 Dec
updated
410 Church St, 
Palmerston North
2pm - 8pm
Fri 20 Dec
 
1D Bell St, 
Whanganui
1pm - 8pm
Fri 20 Dec
 
128 Princess St, 
Hawera
12pm - 4pm
Fri 20 Dec
updated
95 Powderham St, 
New Plymouth
12pm - 8pm
Fri 20 Dec
 
8 Turaki St, 
Taumarunui
12pm - 4pm

 

Wellington (updated 25 Nov)
Covers the southern part of the North Island. Its northern border stretches from Peka Peka on the Kapiti Coast, across the Hutt Valley and over the Tararua Ranges to the Wairarapa. It also includes the Chatham Islands.

 

DATE

COLLECTION EVENT LOCATION

HOURS

Sat 14 Dec
updated
Trentham Racecourse, 
Trentham
9.30am - 2pm
Sun 15 Dec
updated
Trentham Racecourse, 
Trentham
9.30am - 2pm
Wed 18 Dec Trentham Racecourse, 
Trentham
12pm - 6pm
Thu 19 Dec Trentham Racecourse, 
Trentham
2pm - 8pm
Fri 20 Dec Trentham Racecourse, 
Trentham
2pm - 8pm

 

Tasman (updated 7 Nov)
Covers Nelson, West Coast (includes Haast) and Marlborough areas, (including Kaikoura).

 

DATE

COLLECTION EVENT LOCATION

HOURS

Fri 13 Dec
updated
Cobden League Club Rooms, 
Greymouth
10am - 3pm
Sat 14 Dec Cobden League Club Rooms, 
Greymouth
10am - 3pm
Sun 15 Dec Westport Racing Club Rooms, 
Westport
10am - 2pm
Wed 18 Dec Redwoodtown Community Centre, 
Blenheim
10am - 4pm
Wed 18 Dec
new
Hope Hall, 
SH6, Hope
10am - 4pm
Thu 19 Dec Giesen Sports Centre, 
Redwick
10am - 3pm
Thu 19 Dec
new
Hope Hall, 
SH6, Hope
10am - 4pm
Fri 20 Dec Hope Hall, 
SH6, Hope
12pm - 8pm

 

Canterbury (updated 12 Dec)
Starts at the eastern side of the Southern Alps from Hanmer Springs across to Christchurch City and down to Waimate.

 

DATE

COLLECTION EVENT LOCATION

HOURS

Fri 13 Dec 545 Wairakei Road,
Christchurch
10am - 7pm
Sat 14 Dec 545 Wairakei Road,
Christchurch
10am - 5pm
Sun 15 Dec 545 Wairakei Road,
Christchurch
10am - 5pm
Wed 18 Dec
updated
545 Wairakei Road,
Christchurch
10am - 8pm
Thu 19 Dec
 
40 Lichfield St,
Christchurch
10am - 8pm
Fri 20 Dec
 
40 Lichfield St,
Christchurch
10am - 8pm

 

Southern (updated 10 Dec)
Starting at Omarama down to Stewart Island.

 

DATE

COLLECTION EVENT LOCATION

HOURS

Fri 13 Dec
 
Invercargill Army Centre, Fox Street, 
Invercargill
9am - 3pm
Sat 14 Dec
 
Invercargill Army Centre, Fox Street, 
Invercargill
9am - 3pm
Sun 15 Dec
 
Invercargill Army Centre, Fox Street,  
Invercargill
9am - 3pm
Mon 16 Dec
 
Taieri Rugby Club, 
Dunedin
9am - 3pm
Tue 17 Dec
 
Taieri Rugby Club, 
Dunedin
9am - 3pm
Wed 18 Dec
 
Taireri Rugby Club, 
Dunedin
9am - 3pm
Thu 19 Dec
 
Taieri Rugby Club, 
Dunedin
9am - 3pm
Fri 20 Dec
new
25 Great King Street, 
Dunedin
10am - 8pm
Fri 20 Dec
new
117 Don Street, 
Invercargill
10am - 8pm
Fri 20 Dec
new
11 Camp Street, 
Queenstown
10am - 8pm

 


Last updated 13 Dec 2019