Gun buy-back event planned for Whitianga
Firearm owners will be able to hand their prohibited weapons in to police at a gun-buyback event planned for Whitianga tomorrow.
Police are encouraging gun owners in the Coromandel area to attend a prohibited firearms amnesty and buy-back collection event this week at the Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Hanger, end of Abrahamson Drive off Moewai Road, Whitianga Airport.
The event will be held on Wednesday, 28 August, from 9am – 3pm.
"Now’s the time to get to an event in a town near you to hand firearms in for buy-back or amnesty," says a police spokesperson.
"To speed up the process at events, owners should complete the online form on police.govt.nz before coming to an event – including listing each firearm and/or each individual part you are bringing along.
"Police want to thank the firearms community for their positive response to the collection events so far, and look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday."
For more information on collection events please visit the Police website or call 0800 311 311.