Police Minister Stuart Nash has announced there will be 17 events around Hawke's Bay where the Government will buy back now-prohibited guns.

The collection events are at community sites that will be familiar to locals and most details for the buyback could be completed online, Nash said.

"Police want to make it as easy as possible for firearms owners to take part.

"On the day, firearms owners should turn up with their personalised reference number, bank account details, their firearms licence, and a photo ID.


"The firearms should be cleared of ammunition and in a safe carry bag."

A police spokesperson said community safety would be a top priority during the events.

"Twelve dedicated police collection teams - one for each district - will support district-based police staff and other staff at each community collection point.

"Once at a collection site, owners will need to do a safety clearance of every firearm, under police supervision. This ensures all firearms are indeed empty of ammunition."

Information regarding which firearms are now prohibited can now be found on the New Zealand Police website.


Maraekakaho Hall: July 20 and September 27, 10am - 1.30pm

Mangateretere School: July 21, 9.30am - 1.30pm


Napier Army Drill Hall: July 27 and September 6, 9.30am - 1.30pm

Waimarama Maraetotara Memorial Hall: July 28, 10am - 1.30pm

Porangahau Hall: August 10, 11.30am - 2:30pm

Central Hawke's Bay College: August 11, 11.30am - 2.30pm

Putorino School: August 17, 11.30am - 2.30pm

Tiaho School: August 18, 9.30am - 1.30pm

Te Pohue School: August 25, 11:30am - 2.30pm

Meeanee Hall: August 31, 9:30am - 1:30pm

Matapiro Hall: September 1, 10am - 1.30pm

Morere Hall: September 12, 5pm - 7:30pm

Eskview Rugby Club: September 22, 9.30am - 1.30pm

Poukawa School: September 28, 9.30am - 1.30pm

Omatua Girl Guides Camp: September 29, 10am - 1.30pm