Recent announcements

Please note...

If the Auditor-General decides to carry out an inquiry, the Office won't normally have any comment to make until we release a report. It is hard to predict what might emerge or transpire as we carry out an inquiry so it is equally hard to predict when we might be ready to report our findings.

Our intentions: Looking at the firearms buy-back scheme

17 September 2019: After amendments to the Arms Act in April 2019, people who own guns and gun parts that are now prohibited, and people who don't have a valid gun licence, can hand in those guns and parts to New Zealand Police. If they have a valid licence and guns that are now prohibited, they will get compensation. The buy-back scheme is running until 20 December 2019.