Firearms collection event in Kāpiti

Police are encouraging firearm holders to keep an eye on the Police website for new collection events.

A new batch of dates will be available shortly, taking collection events up until the end of the amnesty and buy-back on 20 December 2019.

There is a collection event in Kāpiti this weekend on Saturday 28 September at 9 Milne Drive in Paraparaumu from 10am-1pm.

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.

There are participating dealers in nearly 40 locations note that you can hand in up to 3 firearms and up to 5 parts at a dealer.

Contact your local dealer to make a booking before you go.

Firearm 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 or call 0800 311 311.