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Southern District - Firearms Collection

Published: Wed 18 Sep 2019 09:42 AM
Southern District - Now is the time to hand in your prohibited firearms and parts
Police encourage all firearms holders who have a prohibited firearm and/or prohibited part to attend a collection event soon.
The firearms amnesty and buy-back ends on 20 December 2019.
There will be no compensation after this date for those handing in their firearm/s or part/s for buy-back, and possessing a prohibited firearm will be an offence – no exceptions.
Events in Southern District will happen on the following dates:
Fri 20 Sept: Winton Racecourse, 64 Racecourse Road, Winton, from 10am-2pm
Sat 21 Sept: Marakura Yacht Club, SH94, Te Anau, from 10am-2pm
Sun 22 Sept: Marakura Yacht Club, SH94, Te Anau, from 9am-1pm.
Collection events will run up until 20 December 2019, with a new schedule of events for October and November going up on Police’s website shortly.
For more information go to https://www.police.govt.nz/advice/firearms-and-safety/changes-firearms-law-prohibited-firearms/local-collection-events-amnesty or call 0800 311 311.
If firearms holders prefer to hand in their firearm/s and/or part/s at a dealer, 37 Police approved licensed dealers can accept these – a list of participating dealers and their contact details is on the Police website.
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