Cancellation of firearms collection

by Mike Isle

The planned prohibited firearms amnesty and buy-back collection events in Rangiora and Rakaia on August 2 and 3 have been cancelled.

However, the events in these locations the following week will still occur as communicated on the police website.

The event on August 9 will be held at the Rangiora A&P Showground, 156 Ashley Street in Rangiora from 2–6pm.

The event on August 10 will be held at the Rakaia Community Hall on Mackie Street from 10am–3pm.

Police apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to welcoming you to the collection events.

For more information on collection events, please go to or call 0800 311 311.