Owners of prohibited firearms and/or prohibited parts have until December to hand in the hardware.
The firearms amnesty and buy-back ends on December 20.
“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,” says a police spokesperson.
Events in Bay of Plenty District will happen on the following dates:
Fri 20 - Sat 21 Sep: Murupara Sports Pavilion Hall, 48 Pine Drive, in Murupara from 9am-12 noon.
Fri 27- Sun 29 Sep: Tauranga Stadium Lounge, in Bay Park, Tauranga 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 firearm 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.”