Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Alpers, Philip and Conor Twyford. 2003 ‘Genuine Reason: A Snapshot of Pacific Definitions.’ Small Arms in the Pacific; Occasional Paper No. 8 (Table 4.2), pp. 63. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 31 March
Table 4.2: 'Genuine reason': A snapshot of Pacific definitions - New Zealand
'Genuine Reason' is not defined in law. Applicants need only claim an intended purpose such as sport or hunting as sufficient reason to possess any number of long guns.
Possession of handguns, military-style semi-automatic, and restricted weapons such as machine guns requires more cause…
Neither self defence, nor the defence of property are acceptable reasons for private possession of firearms.