Police encourage firearms holders in Taihape and Palmerston North not to leave it to the last moment and to hand in
their prohibited firearm/s and part/s at collection events in Taihape and Palmerston North.
The event details are as follows:
Taihape: Friday 13 September and Saturday 14 September at the Taihape Bowling Club, with access off Weka street, from
10.30am-3.30pm on both days.
Palmerston North: Friday 20 September, Saturday 21 September and Sunday 22 September at Awapuni Race Course, with access
off Te Wanaka road, from 10am-3pm on both days.
The collection event are also a chance for anyone to hand in any firearm – no questions asked – under amnesty.
If you hand in firearm/s under amnesty no personal details will be recorded as the amnesty is entirely anonymous.
If you do want to hand in firearm/s or part/s for buyback, please complete the online form at www.police.govt.nz
before coming to an event – including listing each firearm and/or each individual part you are bringing along.
When you come to a collection event, please bring the following with you:
· Your online notification reference number
· 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.
Police look forward to welcoming the Taihape and Palmerston North firearms community to the collection events.