Police are encouraging firearms holders in Rotorua not to leave it to the last moment and to hand in their prohibited firearm/s and part/s at collection events this weekend.
The events will be held on Friday 13 September, Saturday 14 September and Sunday 15 September at Rotorua International Stadium on Devon Street from 9am-1pm.
The collection events are also a chance for anyone to hand in any firearm – no questions asked – under amnesty, says a police spokesperson.
"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.
"Please do not attend a collection event if you have more than 10 firearms and multiple parts and accessories.
"When completing the online notification form, select bulk-ups and list the firearms and parts you will be handing in for buy-back."
Police will then be in contact about collecting your firearms and parts from your premises.
For more information on future collection events please 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.