After changes to firearm laws, the government introduced a six month amnesty period. This means that anyone with firearms and parts that are no longer legal have until 20 December 2019 to hand them in to Police.
Police are providing a number of ways for people to hand-in their firearms or parts, including Police-run collection events - bit.ly...
If you can’t make a collection event, check whether there is a dealer near you - bit.ly...
If you think you have a unique prohibited item and are eligible to apply for compensation, find out how you can do that here - bit.ly...
Some firearms can also be modified and there is also a list of approved gunsmiths eligible to do the work - bit.ly...
FAQ’s here - bit.ly... or call 0800 311 311.
Nominations are now open for this year's Resene Colour Your Community! Apply now for up to $1000 worth of paints, wood stains and products to spruce up an area in your 'hood.
You can submit a nomination on behalf of your organisation, business, or for your own community project - whether that is paint of product new mural for your community hall, a graffiti clean up or refresh of a local playground.
We’ll also be selecting five winning entries plus asking members to vote in the People’s Choice Award!
I am currently employed cleaning the outdoor toilets at the parks and reserves.
When I went to clean the toilet at Hatches Hill part of the sandy point recreational reserve, I found fireworks in the car park area which is close to native bush which included a box which said caution shoots flaming fireballs.
It is fortunate that we didn't have a bush fire!
I have also noted over the past years that throughout the year people are still letting off fireworks.
my opinion is the public sales of fireworks should be banned.
If you agree make a public statement.
Reach out, look out, help out AND speak out!