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April 22, 2019

This network has been setup to enable the trade of all firearms utilising New Zealand firearm dealers.  Fastway, the main courier company of firearms has announced firearms can only be shipped DEALER to DEALER.  The effect of this is to shut down the movement of firear...

May 9, 2016

Standard firearms licence  

who needs one?

Anyone can use a sporting firearm without a licence if they are under the immediate supervision of a licence holder. 'Immediate supervision' means the licensed person is within reach and can control the firearm. The superviser m...

May 9, 2016

Step 1

Attend a firearms safety course and sit the safety test. To make an appointment contact your nearest Police station.

If you are renewing your licence, miss out Step 1.

Step 2

Fill in the form at the back of the Arms Code booklet given to you before the safety course...

May 9, 2016

History of firearms regulation in New Zealand

The regulation of firearms and firearm owners in New Zealand dates back more than 170 years. If you’re interested in finding out more, see firearms history (PDF, 378KB).

Consultation - Secure storage requirements for fir...

May 9, 2016

GIVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT Fundamentals and Common Sense are Key to Safe and Enjoyable Shooting and Hunting. Whether you're a beginner or planning to try big game hunting, a few basic rules will assure you safety and a rewarding experience:Learn the Fundamentals Understand...

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