A man has been arrested in the Tauranga suburb of Pāpāmoa after police found a firearm and ammunition in a vehicle.
A police spokeswoman said officers conducted a search of a vehicle for firearms on the Te Puke Highway about 2am.
A firearm and ammunition were found, she said.
A 24-year-old man was arrested and will appear in the Tauranga District Court tomorrow.
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He will face a number of charges including unlawfully carrying/possessing a firearm/restricted weapon and unlawfully carrying/possessing firearm/ammunition.