Police have asked that the following be forwarded about.

Again, they have yet to confirm venues when announcing dates. 


Firearms Project update – see what we’ve been up to, and give your feedback

[6 September 2018]  In Police’s effort to review and improve the administration of the Arms Act, the Arms Act Service Delivery Group is looking closely at how Police can best deliver firearms related services to the public in a timely, consistent, and cost effective manner.

In June, the team met with staff, the firearms community and iwi members across the country to identify the opportunities and challenges in the current processes used by Police in the administration of the Arms Act. You can read more about the key themes that came out of those sessions on this page.

Since then, the team’s focuses have been on initiating discussions with solution providers to assess and identify a technical solution that will best facilitate the streamlined, automated future of firearms administration. The team have also facilitated workshops with Police subject matter experts from across the 12 Districts to redesign and simplify the key processes for firearms applications, permitting, endorsements, dealers and more.

In October, the team are keen to meet again with the firearms user community to test and gather feedback on some of the redesigned processes, and share a demo of how technology could streamline and automate these in the future.

The sessions will be held in six locations across the country in order to balance our commitments to careful management of travel costs as well as engaging widely with the firearms community. We appreciate that timing and travel distance may be prohibitive for some, but continue to look into how we can share these types of sessions in other flexible and cost effective ways.

There will be two community sessions in each location – one session focussing on the redesigned Category A licence application process which all firearms community members are welcome to attend.

Dates and times of the sessions are as follows and we will advise venues as these are confirmed:

District Date Session Focus Session Time
Christchurch Monday 8 October Cat A 7.00-8.00pm
Palmerston North Tuesday 9 October Cat A 7.00-8.00pm
Wellington Wednesday 10 October Cat A 7.00-8.00pm
Auckland Tuesday 16 October Cat A 7.00-8.00pm
Hamilton Wednesday 17 October Cat A 7.00-8.00pm
Invercargill Thursday 18 October Cat A 7.00-8.00pm

The second session in each location is for dealers only, in recognition of the frequency and volume of their interactions with Police for Arms Act related services.

Both sessions will feature the system demonstration, and will provide the opportunity to ask questions, have open and genuine discussion, and provide feedback to help shape the way forward.

Dates and times of the sessions for Dealers only are provided below. We will advise venues as these are confirmed.

District Date Session Focus Session Time
Christchurch Monday 8 October Dealers 4.00-5.00pm
Palmerston North Tuesday 9 October Dealers 4.00-5.00pm
Wellington Wednesday 10 October Dealers 4.00-5.00pm
Auckland Tuesday 16 October Dealers 4.00-5.00pm
Hamilton Wednesday 17 October Dealers 4.00-5.00pm
Invercargill Thursday 18 October Dealers 4.00-5.00pm

We encourage you to share these session details via other firearms community channels and forums to help us provide all interested with an opportunity to attend.

We look forward to sharing our progress with you and hearing your thoughts.

Update 10.2.2018


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