Firearms amnesty in the district this week

'A chance for anyone to hand in any firearm – no questions asked'.

'A chance for anyone to hand in any firearm – no questions asked'.

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The firearms collection amnesty for owners of illegal guns is in the district this week with four events planned from Nuhaka to Ruatoria.

Police say the collections provide firearm owners an opportunity to hand in their prohibited firearms and parts for ‘buyback’.

“It’s also a chance for anyone to hand in any firearm – no questions asked – under amnesty,” a collection spokesman said.

“If you hand in firearm/s under amnesty, no personal details will be recorded as the amnesty is entirely anonymous.”

Those who intend to surrender firearms here need to complete an online form detailing each firearm or firearm part.

The series of collection events start at the Morere Hall in Nuhaka on Thursday from 5pm to 7.30pm.

The collection team will be at Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club from 1pm to 6pm on Friday.

They then head to Tolaga Bay for a collection at Uawa Sports Club, Tolaga Bay, from 10am to 1.30pm on Saturday.

The final collection for the district is at the Ruatoria RSA from 10am to 1.30pm on Sunday.

“We want to thank the firearms community for their positive response to the collection events so far,” police said.

“We look forward to welcoming the Tairawhiti firearms community to a collection event in this region.”

  • For more information on the collection go to the police website or call 0800 311 311.

The firearms collection amnesty for owners of illegal guns is in the district this week with four events planned from Nuhaka to Ruatoria.

Police say the collections provide firearm owners an opportunity to hand in their prohibited firearms and parts for ‘buyback’.

“It’s also a chance for anyone to hand in any firearm – no questions asked – under amnesty,” a collection spokesman said.

“If you hand in firearm/s under amnesty, no personal details will be recorded as the amnesty is entirely anonymous.”

Those who intend to surrender firearms here need to complete an online form detailing each firearm or firearm part.

The series of collection events start at the Morere Hall in Nuhaka on Thursday from 5pm to 7.30pm.

The collection team will be at Gisborne Cosmopolitan Club from 1pm to 6pm on Friday.

They then head to Tolaga Bay for a collection at Uawa Sports Club, Tolaga Bay, from 10am to 1.30pm on Saturday.

The final collection for the district is at the Ruatoria RSA from 10am to 1.30pm on Sunday.

“We want to thank the firearms community for their positive response to the collection events so far,” police said.

“We look forward to welcoming the Tairawhiti firearms community to a collection event in this region.”

  • For more information on the collection go to the police website or call 0800 311 311.
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