On Thursday and Friday this week there will be prohibited firearm and part collection events in Gisborne and Wairoa.
The event in Gisborne will be held on Thursday 3 October at the Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club at 190 Derby Street from 2pm-5pm.
On Friday 4 October, the Wairoa event will be held at Tiaho Primary School, at 93 Clyde Road from 11am-1.30pm.
If you can’t make a collection event, firearm holders also have the option of going to their local dealer to hand-in firearms and parts.
Contact your local dealer to make a booking before you go.
Firearms owners can now also apply for compensation if they own a unique prohibited firearm, part or accessory.
Information on criteria, cost and how to apply is now available on the Police website.
You can also modify some prohibited firearms - Police’s website has information on modifications and a list of approved gunsmiths.
For more information go to www.police.govt.nz or call 0800 311 311.
Issued by Police Media Centre