Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
New Zealand. 2010 ‘Implementation of International Tracing Instrument - Record Keeping.’ National Report of New Zealand on its Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA) (A4), p. 2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations. 1 February
A4. Whether there are measures in place to ensure that accurate and comprehensive records are established for all marked SALW within New Zealand.
New Zealand does not maintain a register of all firearms (eg. sporting firearms). However, as the vast majority of such firearms are imported into New Zealand, details of such weapons are in practice captured as part of the import process managed by Police.
[SALW = small arms and light weapons]