From: Firearmspartnerships <Firearmspartnerships@police.govt.nz>
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2023 1:12 PM
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: Update on Arms Regulation - Review of fees
Kia ora FCAF members,
This message is to update you on the Arms Act fees review.
A summary of submissions was completed and provided to Ministers in May 2023 to inform their decision making.
Police has now been advised by the Minister of Police that the Government’s decision is unlikely to occur before 2024. This means there will be no changes to the licence fees for the time being.
Police consulted firearms users and the public on the fee proposals from December 2022 to March 2023. For a firearms licence fee, only partial cost recovery options were presented. They were 25%, 50% and 75% of the recoverable costs.
Full cost recovery was not an option.
As Cabinet noted prior to consultation, when a decision is made on fees it will need to consider the benefits of greater user contribution against the risks of non-compliance, and the public interest in maintaining a well-functioning arms regulatory system.
The final decision will be informed by feedback from submitters and will be in line with the requirements in the Arms Act 1983 and the Treasury guidelines for settings fees and charges in the public sector.
Please share this message with those who are interested and your communities.
Angela Brazier (She/Her)
Te Tari Pūreke | Firearms Safety Authority
M +64 21 512 333
28 September 2022 - COLFO ( Council of Licenced Firearms Owners Inc ) have sent out advice to their members from Barrister Nicholas Taylor (BA LLB) on what to do during a visit from the Police.
This has been updated as new issues and problems have been emerging, and is due to concerns that people just do not know their rights when dealing with the Police. There is a new section in regards to the Police stopping and searching vehicles driving away from ranges, with people mistakenly believing they can do this or it is a condition on a persons licence to allow this to happen.
During the second half of 2021 Mike McIlraith, Director Partnerships for Arms Safety and Control with the NZ Police,
began releasing updates on the legislation and regulation changes in the firearms community, tiltled "Firearms Panui"
These updates contain many items of interest to TSNZ shooters, and include links to Police resources and information.
CLICK on the LINKS below
to go directly to the NZ Police Firearms Panui.
New links will be added here as they are released, with the most recent at the top.