Earlier this year, the number of Bay of Plenty gun owners handing in their firearms was looking bleak. Less than 20 per cent of declared firearms had been given up and this number was not looking any better across the country. However, after a spate of successful buy-back events, things are looking up. Reporters Zizi Sparks and Caroline Fleming take a closer look at the success of the scheme in the Bay.

The number of people giving up their guns in the Bay of Plenty is on the rise despite a slow start.

This comes after provisional figures provided by

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