INDEPENDENT NEWS

First Firearms collection event a success

Published: Sat 13 Jul 2019 04:40 PM
"First Firearms collection event a success"
Canterbury firearms owners have handed in 224 prohibited firearms today at New Zealand’s first local collection event at Riccarton Racecourse.
169 firearms owners were processed today, handing in a total of 224 prohibited firearms and 217 parts and accessories.
The amount compensated to firearms owners is a total of $433,682.
Half a dozen firearms were also handed in to Police under the amnesty.
Acting Canterbury District Commander Mike Johnson says:
“Canterbury firearms owners’ attitude towards this process has been outstanding.
“They have really engaged in the process here today and we have had positive feedback about the experience.
“I really want to thank both the public and our team for such a good start to what is the first of 258 collection events nationwide.
“We look forward to seeing more members of the firearms community tomorrow at Riccarton Racecourse between 10am-3pm and at our other local collection events in the Canterbury District.”
To speed up the process at events, owners need to complete the online form on www.police.govt.nz before coming to an event – including listing each firearm and/or each individual part you are bringing along.
For more information visit www.police.govt.nz or call 0800 311 311.
ENDS

Next in New Zealand politics

Gordon Campbell on the Commerce Commission fuel report
By: Gordon Campbell
Bill to allow licensed premises to stay open for RWC matches
By: New Zealand Government
KiwiBuild programme losing another top boss
By: RNZ
Helping our cities grow up and out
By: New Zealand Government
Ngāpuhi elder 'shocked' by conditions at Ngawha Prison
By: RNZ
Independent election policy costing unit a step closer
By: New Zealand Government
Primary and intermediate principals vote to accept new offer
By: NZEI
Breach of 'journalistic privilege' during unlawful search
By: Independent Police Conduct Authority
BSA releases decisions on coverage of mosque attacks
By: Broadcasting Standards Authority
UPDATE: Lack of fuel competition may be costing $400m
By: BusinessDesk
Breaking wholesale stranglehold on petrol supply
By: BusinessDesk
Commission releases draft report on retail fuel market
By: Commerce Commission
CommComm report will lead to more regulation, but same price
By: ACT New Zealand
MTA pumped with fuel market study findings
By: Motor Trade Association
Oil reserves budget blow out reason for quiet levy increase
By: NZ Energy and Environment Business Week
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media