Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
NZ Police. 2007 ‘Immediate Supervision.’ Arms Code, p. 42. Wellington: New Zealand Police. 1 January
No matter how old you are, if you do not have a firearms licence but want to use a firearm, you may do so only under the immediate supervision of someone who has a firearms licence.
In other words, the person with the licence must be with the shooter, and close enough to take control of the firearm if necessary.
To meet this requirement the supervisor cannot be using a firearm at the same time.
Generally, this means that there will be only one firearm between the two people.
Note: An unlicensed person, even under immediate supervision, cannot use military-style semi-automatics. (MSSAs)